Thursday November 8, 2018
BRAIN ON DRUGS:
A Canadian truck driver was arrested for hauling 280 pounds of cocaine over their border. (https://goo.gl/329Y3Z)
Asia’s biggest restaurant chain is replacing their waiters with robots. (https://goo.gl/kAefqt)
A major study out of the UK shows that contrary to myth, boys and girls have equal talent at math.
Canada could become the first country in the world to require cigarette manufacturers to include warnings about the dangers of tobacco on individual cigarettes. The Canadian government is looking into whether or not it can be done.
In Florida a woman stole a $300 dress from a store. She must have really thought she looked good in it, because less than one week later she was back at the store looking for another one. And she was wearing the stolen dress. Employees recognized her and called police.
A female Russian hammer thrower has been banned for four years for doping.
An Austrian man, charged with drunk driving, drove drunk to a police station to complain about the charge. He was arrested and charged again with drunk driving.
LINK TO TODAY'S WORD
-One who boasts about their own accomplishments.
-A person who boasts about achievements or possessions.
From the philosophical concept called ‘arete’ - meaning rank, nobility, moral virtue, excellence, especially of manly qualities; literally "that which is good," a word of uncertain origin.
Used in a sentence:
“Who would have guessed that the aretaloger would have such a difficult time finding a date for the weekend… again?”
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Police in Ocala, Florida are looking for the woman who lit a rack of underwear on fire inside a Macy’s store. The suspect walked into the store’s Paddock Mall location at and reportedly wandered around for forty-five minutes. Firefighters arrived shortly after she left and saw light smoke coming from the mall’s north entrance. A witness said, “It was a bunch of smoke rolling out and people were walking – running outside.” The sprinkler system had already extinguished the flames, but it left a good bit of water in the apparel section. The sprinklers needed to be reset and fans were brought in to help ventilate the store. Luckily, nobody was hurt in the incident. Officer Meghan Shay told local media the store’s staff thought they were smelling gas. The mall released a statement on its website that announced the store would remain closed the remainder of that day. (https://goo.gl/ZuSz1E)
Is this story "Fake News" or something that actually happened in Florida.