News You May Have Missed 6/19 – 6/26
40 YEAR OLD MEAT CONFISCATED IN CHINA
There were some Chinese bad guys who found some frozen meat from the 1970’s. Amazed at their good fortune they were on their way to the market in order to sell it. The meat was bound to be sold in restaurants, supermarkets and retailers. Customs officer told Xinhua, a state-run Chinese newspaper, that they found the meat because, “It was too smelly – a truck full of it. I almost threw up when the door opened.” It is common practice for smugglers to sell meat that had defrosted during trucking and then refrozen. The whole freeze unfreeze can happen several times during the smuggling process. Oh, those bad guys were gang members and that meat from the Vietnam War era? Worth a cool 1.6 million. That’s 197836000.00 Yen!
WORLD UGLIEST DOG CONTEST
Quasimodo, the weird looking dog pictured above was in the lead for the crown of World Ugliest Dog by 10,000 votes. The ugly pooch coming from behind in the Contest help in Petaluma, California has only 5000 votes That dog is Morris, a mutt who looks a little like a pig with a spiky haircut. Dogs come from all over bringing their owners with them to claim, not only the crown, but the $1500 in prize money. Not bad for most of the dogs who were rescues from bad homes, the pound and puppy mills. This year there will be a spirit award for the dog and owner who has helped their community or who have overcome obstacles.
HE CRASHES HIS MASERATI AND OFFERS TO KISS RESPONDING OFFICER’S FEET
Gobind Singh crashed his Maserati. He caused 40,500 in damages to his Maserati sedan, two other vehicles and a utility pole during a Coral Springs, Florida Drunk driving incident. Officer Stephen Wetherington’s police report stated that “A Toyota Yaris rested partially on the hood of the Maserati, which also struck a Lexus RX 350 SUV. The wreck caused the Lexus to strike a Florida Power and Light pole, which was leaning but didn’t fall.” Singh was bleeding from cuts on his head and did not want medical treatment while at Broward Health Coral Springs, nor did he want to provide a blood sample. No one else was injured. Feeling all bad about what happened, (Singh thought he hit a mailbox), Gobind apologized profusely and offered to get down ont he gorund and kiss the officer’s feet. Officer Wetherinton declined.