Fun Fact Friday - 05/09/14

I'm going to try to start  "Fun Fact Friday" where every Friday I'll come up with a fun fact about myself, just for fun.  I was just sitting here in the weather center thinking to myself, "I'd love a cup of coffee right now".  Fun fact:  I LOVE coffee.  I drink a lot of it.  (probably more than I should)  When I use to work on the morning shift, people would always ask me how I looked so awake at an ungodly hour.  My answer was always... COFFEE! 

I picked up drinking coffee like most others.  It was in college when I'd be up late studying for a big test the next day.  My mother always told me if I was going to drink coffee, drink it black.  It's easier to order and it has no calories.  So I did.  Now I like drinking black coffee for the taste and smell of it.  Don't you just love a hot cup of coffee?  And is it just me, or is the coffee at the end of dinner the best tasting coffee you can get.  Why is that?  Yum.  :)

 

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Last Update on October 24, 2014 09:09 GMT

COIN TOSS-MAYOR

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Usually, one flips a coin to determine things like who gets the ball first in a football game or who gets first dibs at the last slice of pie or something. But to settle an election? That's what happened in a small town high in the Peruvian Andes. Two candidates tied at the ballot box -- with each getting 236 votes in the municipal election. Peru's electoral law allows tie races to be decided by a coin toss. So the coin was tossed. And the winner -- Wilber Medina. His rival says he's cool with the results. It isn't known whether heads or tails carried the day -- and the election.

PUMPKINS-PIGS

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- It started as a potential case of pilfered pumpkins. But it turned out to be a windfall for a group of pigs. Foster's Daily Democrat in Somersworth, New Hampshire reports hundreds of pumpkins were reported stolen earlier week. The gourds had been set aside behind a school to be sold this weekend at a craft fair. The investigation didn't get far. Turns out a farmer spotted the pumpkins and asked a school worker if he could take them to feed his pigs. The school employee didn't know the pumpkins were being saved -- and the farmer took them. Police say the only ones that turned out happy in the whole episode -- are the hogs.

FIREWORKS-FUNERAL

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- When the fireworks burst in the air tomorrow night over Springfield, Missouri -- it won't be the Fourth of July -- but the last of James Carver. A Missouri funeral director will be bidding farewell to his dad -- by having his cremated remains mixed with fireworks -- and launched into the sky. Carver's father is the first to try the program by Greenlawn Funeral Homes. His son Jim is the funeral director -- and says the eight-minute fireworks display will be followed by a cookout and memorial celebration.

 
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