Friday, May 25, 2018

News for Week Ending Friday, May 25, 2018

1.   Kellogg’s is adding a new flavor to its “Froot Loops” mix.  It’s in the shape of a purple star and is called “Wild Berry.”  ***  They’re also planning to add a black star and call it “Chuck Berry.”

2.   The mayor of West Hollywood, John Duran, declared May 23rd “Stormy Daniels Day,” and presented Ms. Daniels with a key to the city.  ***  He also gave her the keys to his condo, his ski lodge and his beach house.

3.   A new museum in Paris, the Palais de Tokyo, recently held a special event just for nudists. ***  Attendees were advised to be extra careful going through the turnstiles.

4.   Walmart is now trying to attract wealthy online shoppers by offering upscale fashions on a new website.  ***

5.   After all the contestants competed in several categories, the title of Miss USA went to Miss Nebraska.  ***  However, several contestants cried foul and said that husking corn does not qualify as a talent.

6.   On this date in history:  May 25, 1922 – Babe Ruth is suspended for one day and fined $200 for throwing dirt on an umpire.  ***  What happens when you throw dirt depends on who you are—If you’re a baseball player, you get fined; if you’re a politician, you get elected.

7.   On this date in history:  May 24, 1959 – In Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, the first house with a built-in bomb shelter is exhibited.  ***   “Why, no dear, it only looks like a man cave.”

8.   On this date in history:  May 23, 1982 – Colin Wilson rides a surfboard 294 miles.   ***   It was strapped to the top of his buddy’s VW.

9.   On this date in history:  May 22, 1961"Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1.   ***   Just about the time the divorce was finalized.

10.  On this date in history:  May 21, 1917 – Leo Pinckney becomes the first American drafted in WWI.   ***   He immediately went to the tattoo shop and asked for a refund on his “Lucky Leo” tat.  

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