Fish, with the wine pairing built in!

Fish, with the wine pairing built in!

A group of teachers from Bluff Springs, Texas are being hailed as heroes for helping a student’s mother deliver a baby in the gymnasium bathroom. Carina Rodriguez was at the school for a ceremony honoring her second-grade son. She went into labor in the gym bathroom before teachers helped her deliver her baby girl. Medics rushed Carina and the baby to a hospital where they are doing well. Carina’s son went home from school with an award…AND a little sister!

Business Insider claims a tank at the Rodney Strong Winery in California spilled 97,000 gallons of wine into a local river yesterday. The Cabernet Sauvignon started gushing out after one of the giant tanks popped open. The spill is not expected to cause a water hazard, but as someone pointed out, area residents wouldn’t have to worry about pairing their locally caught fish dinner with a wine…it was already done IN the river.

And finally,

KNUE says the El Paso Zoo is offering a special Valentine’s Day package where you can name a cockroach after one of your ex-partners. Their promotion is called Quit Bugging Me. Other Zoos are doing the same thing, BUT the newly named cockroaches then will be fed to meerkats. They plan to live-stream the feeding on their Facebook page on Valentine’s Day!

“This is my emotional support beer.”

“This is my emotional support beer.”

The Brooklyn Paper claims a New York man has registered his favorite beer as an emotional support animal. Floyd Hayes tells the paper he likes seasonal IPA beers and that his emotional support beer helps him manage his social anxiety disorder. “I travel from upstate to Brooklyn a lot, and on the bus they say its a federal crime to smoke or have an alcoholic beverage unless by prior written contest, and I always wondered where you get that consent. Not that I’m an alcoholic.”

And finally,

Metro News says 75-year-old Angus, Scotland resident Alan Hattel was recently shocked to find his own grave at a cemetery. The headstone contained Alan’s name along with the name of his ex-wife, Bertha. Alan believes Bertha erected the headstone without his knowledge. He says, “I’ve never, ever said I wanted to be buried alongside my ex-wife. We’ve been separated 26 years and there’s no animosity, but I didn’t want to spend my life with her and I don;t want to spend eternity with her.”

And finally,

The Sun Herald says a Biloxi, Mississippi woman recently got busted for embezzling $303,000 from the construction company where she worked. Elizabeth O’Neill was arrested following a company audit. She stole the money over the course of five years in order to fund her shopping addiction. The weird part of the story is, she asked the company’s owner if she could keep her job. The not weird part, he said “no,” because she’ll be in jail.

Jumbo-sized cheater!

Jumbo-sized cheater!

The New Zealand Herald claims a South American man recently got caught cheating on television. The man and his mistress were at an international soccer game when cameras focused on them. He kissed her before realizing they were on the Jumbotron and TV. The man quickly removed his arm from his mistress’ shoulder.   Yeah, he’s in trouble…jumbo sized trouble.

The Miami Herald claims a movie theater in Juneau, Alaska recently served bugs as snacks. Kids and adults chomped on Mexican grasshoppers, farm-raised locusts and other crunchy insects. The insects were only available for one night.

And finally,

ABC says the National Weather Service has issued an iguana warning for Florida because of the cold temperatures that are blanketing the state. The warning reads … ”This isn’t something we usually forecast, but don’t be surprised if you see Iguanas falling from the trees tonight as lows drop into the 30s and 4 0s. It’s like Sharknato…only less “sharky.”

Police Warning about Girl Scout Cookies!

Police Warning about Girl Scout Cookies!

The Chronicle claims the Cockrell Butterfly Center, in Houston, Texas, is offering a unique Valentine’s Day gift package. Their Endless Love Campaign allows people to name a Madagascar hissing cockroach after their significant other. The gift costs five dollars and includes a commemorative certificate. The Bronx Zoo is also once again offering naming-rights as Valentine’s Day gifts.

People magazine says Louis Vuitton recently paid $50 million for the world’s second largest diamond. It’s the size of a tennis ball. The Gem was found in a Botswana mine last year. It’s 1,700 carats…or the same size as what the Kardashians wear to a play date.

And finally,

KCCI claims the Ken-osha, Wisconsin police recently posted a “warning” about Girl Scout cookies that read .. ”We have received reports that a highly addictive substance will soon be arriving in our area. These substances go by several different street names. Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-A-Lot, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Shortbread and S’mores are a few of them. This operation is run primarily by young girls who get you in, with a good cause story, and soon you’re hooked. If you come into contact with any of these cookies, you can drop them off at the Police Department. Officers will be happy to assist with proper disposal.”

 

Never mind snakes on a plane…how about 200 scorpions?!

Never mind snakes on a plane…how about 200 scorpions?!

It’s so cold in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that the Calgary Zoo is canceling its penguin walks because it is too cold even for the penguins. The highs in Calgary will hover around -30 over the next several days. The area is receiving some of its coldest weather in over a hundred years. So let’s not complain when it hits 20 degrees tonight on the Island! (CTV News)

Fox News says customs agents at an airport in Sri Lanka recently busted a man trying to smuggle 200 venomous scorpions through airport security. The guy was stopped and fined $550 before being allowed to board his flight back to China. The man had the scorpions in plastic bins inside his carry-on bag. He carried them on the plane! Somehow, now, snakes on a plane seems like no big thing.

And finally,

Spotify can now generate playlists for your pets, with a new tool that claims to customize mixtapes to a critters species and personality traits. The Pet Playlist tool, allows users to choose between dog, cat, iguana, hamster and bird, then tell the platform how energetic or friendly their animal is, to help Spotify pick the playlist vibe. I wonder if they have a playlist for scorpions…or do you just play them THE BAND, the Scorpions?