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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OFFICER IMPERSONATION-REAL OFFICER

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) --The fake cop tried to stop a real police officer. That's according to authorities in Prince William County, Virginia. County police have charged a Manassas teenager with impersonating an officer. Police say 18-year-old Joshua R. Rosene had blue flashing lights mounted in his car, when he tried to pull over an off-duty police officer. The officer says he thought the vehicle behind him looked suspicious. So, rather than stopping he called police. The off-duty officer followed the vehicle until backup arrived and busted Rosene.

TAXI OF TOMORROW

NEW YORK (AP) -- Think New York taxi and you're likely to picture a yellow Checker cab. But the iconic vehicles went out of production decades ago. Now, cabbies are driving the "Taxi of Tomorrow" looking for fares. Yesterday marked the first day for the new yellow cab standard in the Big Apple. The Taxi of Tomorrow is the Nissan NV200 mini-van. They have charging ports for riders' electronics as well as large skylight roofs. Taxi owners will be required to meet the new vehicle standards when they retire their old cabs.

Crime Museum Closing

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's capital will soon be crime-free. No, the criminals aren't leaving town. But Washington's National Museum of Crime & Punishment will be closing its doors soon. The museum's Chief Operating Officer Janine Vaccarello says lease terms are forcing the museum out of its three-story building at the end of September. The museum charged nearly 22 bucks for an adult ticket and faced tough competition from the free Smithsonian museums throughout D.C. Crime museum officials tell the Washington Post they'll look for a new location or perhaps sell the collection.

CAMPUS BEAR

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The bear is back. A 9-foot-tall stuffed polar bear is ready to welcome students at Michigan State University. It's now back at its post in the lobby of the Natural Resources Building after getting a summer makeover. It's been a campus fixture for decades. The Lansing State Journal reports the bear now has clean white fur, a new jaw and new pads on the hands and feet. Taxidermist Dennis Harris says he found a 1960 Seattle Times newspaper inside the bear's head.

 
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