THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
My son wants to buy our neighbor's car. It's a cool older car, but it's pretty rough. I think he should avoid the problems this could cause with our neighbor. We have a great relationship now, but what happens if he buys the car and it turns out to be a bad investment. Like I think it will be. Then my son will be upset with our neighbor for selling it to him. What are your thoughts on this? Do you think it's a bad idea to buy something like that from a friend? I think we should buy a newer car, even if it's more of a plain car, not as fancy. To me, a teen should get a good running car that will be affordable to drive. Maybe I'm getting old! What do you think? Should he buy it or not
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce documents revealed that their official separation date is yet to be decided. (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9308717/Kim-Kanye-divorce-documents-reveal-separation-date-TBD.html)
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson continues to insist he would run for President if people wanted him to do it. (https://bit.ly/3r7fV10)
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How long does it take you to recognize your favorite song when it comes on the radio? A study (University College London) finds that the brain is capable of recognizing familiar music in an incredibly short amount of time — within one tenth of a second of being played.
Two people in China were swallowed by a sink hole that opened as they walked along a sidewalk. They fell about ten feet and had to be rescued by firemen. The pair suffered only minor injuries.
Police in Wales busted a woman for driving 70 miles per hour while flossing her teeth.
A woman in Arizona recently found her Uber Eats delivery order was being watched over by a venomous western diamondback rattlesnake. Obviously the woman (in Tuscon) refused to pick up her food order after spotting the venomous snake near it. She instead contacted reptile relocation company Rattlesnake Solutions for help, and rattlesnake relocator Dave Holland reached the spot to rescue the snake. The snake was quickly captured and released into a nearby desert.
Many people turn to apps to help them lose weight. But they may not be helping, according to research (University of Sydney). Researchers looked at 800 apps before narrowing it down to 28 apps specifically targeting weight loss. The best ones had “motivational components” including game elements like rewards, challenges, points and feedback. Overall though, the apps weren’t winning over any weight-loss researchers.
The Great Grape-Nuts Shortage of 2021 is coming to an end earlier than expected. For months, Grape-Nuts fans have been struggling (struggling?) to get their favorite cereal as a shortage hit the brand amid the pandemic and production issues. Parent company Post Consumer Brands shared in late January that the cereal would be back fully on shelves in the spring. But going into the weekend Post announced the cereal will be shipping at full capacity by mid-March. To apologize for the shortage, the brand is holding a contest through March 19 where 10 fans will win free Grape-Nuts for a year. You can participate at www.facebook.com/grapenutscereal
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A Thai criminal court approved an arrest warrant for an anti-government activist accused of burning a portrait of the country’s king. Police said an activist was responsible for setting fire to a portrait of King Maha Vajiralongkorn in front of a prison in Bangkok on Saturday. (https://reut.rs/2MCYpm3)
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Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic
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trial while operating. The Sacramento Bee reports Dr. Scott Green
appeared Thursday for his Sacramento Superior Court trial, held
virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, from an operating
room. He was dressed in surgical scrubs with a patient undergoing the
procedure just out of view; the beeps of medical machinery can be
heard in the background. “Hello, Mr. Green? Hi. Are you available
for trial?” asked a courtroom clerk as an officer summoned to
appear in trial raised her eyebrows. “It kind of looks like you’re
in an operating room right now?” “I am, sir,” Green replied.
“Yes, I’m in an operating room right now. Yes, I’m available
for trial. Go right ahead.” The judge said he didn't think it was
appropriate to conduct trial under the circumstances. He told Green
he’d rather set a new date for trial “when you’re not actively
involved or participating and attending to the needs of a patient.”
Green apologized. (https://bit.ly/3uCUSFz)
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Westmoreland County man is facing charges after he allegedly set his
own car on fire and reported it stolen. State police responded to the
incident after 54-year-old Donald Cassidy, of West Newton, reported
his 2010 GMC Acadia stolen on February 15th. Upon investigation,
troopers located the vehicle in the woods off of White Bridge Road in
Mount Pleasant Township. The vehicle was reportedly set on fire and
unrecognizable. However, a visible VIN number on the vehicle verified
Cassidy as the owner. Cassidy’s phone was later obtained by
troopers as evidence. A search of the phone’s internet history
revealed that Cassidy had reportedly searched for “how to set your
car on fire and make it look like an accident.” Cassidy was
subsequently charged with arson, false reports and risking a
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