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A man whose excessive flatulence forced a police detective to cut short an interrogation has pleaded guilty to federal gun and drug charges. The Kansas City Star reports that 25-year-old Sean Sykes Jr. entered the plea Monday. The charges stem from a police traffic stop in September in Kansas City, Missouri, in which officers found a backpack with drugs and guns. Sykes was a passenger in the vehicle. A detective reported that when asked for his address, Sykes “leaned to one side of his chair and released a loud fart before answering.” Court documents say Sykes “continued to be flatulent” and the detective was forced to quickly end the interview. Sykes will be sentenced at later date, after a pre-sentence report is completed. (https://goo.gl/Ec8pe7)
Billy Idol is being sued for allegedly inviting a woman to a meet and greet in his hotel room after his concert in Las Vegas two years ago. The woman, Juliana Berg, said that she was left out on her own with no place to stay and had to sleep on the streets. (http://goo.gl/nyRxG8)
An elderly woman in south China has hung hundreds of mirrors from her fifth floor balcony to drive away evil spirits. The mirrors are freaking out her neighbors.
A dog owner in Oklahoma is calling out her own pup for scheming to get free McDonald’s hamburgers. Betsy Reyes of Oklahoma City says her dog, Princess, sneaks out at night and sits outside McDonald’s, pretending to be a stray.
The New York Times is reporting that Chief of Staff John Kelly once got into a fight with Corey Lewandowski inside the Oval Office. (https://goo.gl/vfo6fV)
A growing number of wealthy Americans are hiring $10,000 a year sleep coaches who advise them on how to get eight hours of sleep. (https://goo.gl/8BdBYM)
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LINK TO TODAY'S WORD
-The activity of walking about whilst smoking a pipe.
From 1540-50; Dutch "lont" match, fuse; akin to Middle Low German "lunte" match, wick.
The word "lunt" means a match; the flame used to light a fire. It also means smoke or steam, especially smoke from a tobacco pipe.
Used in a sentence:
“If it weren’t for lunting, I’m afraid I’d get little to no exercise at all.”
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A Nebraska public school district says it will not be serving kangaroo meat again after a recent incident that cost a cook his job. Kevin Frei, the former junior/senior high school head cook at Potter-Dix school district, added kangaroo meat to a chili served for lunch on Oct. 10, according to a Wednesday letter from district superintendent Mike Williams. When later confronted about the decision to serve the exotic meat mixed with beef, Frei said he used kangaroo meat for its nutritional value. It's a very lean meat, Frei told Williams, according to the letter. Williams said in the letter that he doesn't believe the meat was dangerous and that it was subject to proper government standards. However, the decision to eat exotic meat should be made by families, not schools, he wrote. Williams also wrote that food containing any unusual ingredients should be clearly labeled. "On behalf of Potter-Dix Public Schools, I apologize for the anxiety and any harm that this has caused individual students and/or families. We will make sure that something like this never occurs again," he wrote. On Thursday, Williams said that Frei no longer works for the district, the Associated Press and NBC Nebraska report. Kangaroo meat has been championed by some for its taste, nutrition and environmental benefits, according to a 2013 BBC report. Proponents say it compares favorably with beef or pork. Williams' letter says that Frei repeatedly provided documentation about the nutritional quality of Kangaroo meat.
Is this story "Fake News" or something that actually happened in Florida. A Florida man who admitted biting his dog to “establish dominance” over the animal has pleaded guilty to a felony charge, but has avoided prison time in connection with the incident.