There's good news for Twinkie lovers who've been in mourning or alternately racing around to buy and hoard every last Twinkie they can find since the news broke Friday (November 16th) that Hostess Brands is filing for bankruptcy -- the cream-filled golden spongecakes are likely to survive. The Associated Press reports that despite its bankruptcy, Hostess has high brand recognition and well as $2.5 billion in revenue per year, and other companies are interested in bidding for at least some parts of the company. Twinkies, which alone have brought in $68 million in revenue so far this year, is likely to be a prime potential acquisition for a company willing to pay for the name and recipe.
A 105-year-old woman in Tierp, Sweden with an '07 birth year was sent a pre-school acceptance letter meant for someone born in the year 2007, as opposed to 1907. Anna Eriksson was among the recipients of the acceptance letter that went to more than 60 local children born in 2007. The principal of The Central School said, "Her daughter got in touch and she and I both thought it was pretty funny. The two of them and I could see the humor in what happened." The principal added that it would be fun if Anna would stop by to meet school officials and have coffee.
Scientists say rising temperatures due to climate change could mean wild arabica coffee is extinct in 70-years. Experts say commercial coffee growers would still be about to grow crops in plantations designed with the right conditions. However, the loss of wild arabica would make it harder for plantations to survive long term, and beat threats such as pests and disease. Cultivated arabica coffee accounts for slightly more than 60-percent of global coffee production. (Yahoo)
A British agency is working to decipher a coded message attached to a D-Day pigeon found stuck in a chimney nearly 70 years after World War II. Historians believe the bird was dispatched from Nazi-occupied France on June 6, 1944, during the D-Day invasions but got lost or disoriented on his trip across the Channel. David Martin found the remains of the carrier pigeon behind his fireplace while renovating his home in Bletchingley, England. Now the Government Communications Headquarters is hoping to decipher the message, written in a code long since forgotten by security services. Pigeon enthusiasts are calling for the military bird to be posthumously decorated with the Dickin Medal - the highest possible decoration for valor given to animals. (Daily Telegraph)
WAIT AND SEE THIS BIRD HAD A MEASSAGE THAT IF IT HAD REACH ITS HOME WOULD OF CHANGED THE OUTCOME OF THE WAR. WELL THATS WHAT I PREDICT THE STORY WILL BE.
Members of The Flat Earth Society claim to believe the Earth is flat. This group deems images of Earth as a sphere as fakes created by NASA and other government agencies. According to the leadership of the group, membership of the group has grown by 200-people per year since 2009. The group has a number of crazy theories, including: that Earth's gravity is an illusion, and that the earth is a flat disc rimmed with a 150-foot ice wall guarded by NASA to prevent people from climbing over. (Mother Nature Network)
Really? I hope none of them are sicence teachers.......Really?
A woman in San Antonio, Texas reportedly faked her an abduction to get a day off from work. Sheila Bailey Eubank told police that a man assaulted her at an ATM and forced her to drive him to various locations for drug deals. She said he tried choking her with a rope, then tied her up and left her in the car. Once officers started investigating however, they found that she purchased a lottery ticket during the time period she said she had been kidnapped. Surveillance footage showed her "healthy, unhurried, and pleasant with the clerk." Police reviewed footage of the woman at the ATM and saw no one else in the video. Once confronted, Eubank admitted the story was false and said that she just wanted attention and a day off from work. (Digital Spy)
WONDER HOW MANY DAYS OFF SHE HAS NOW?