The Cat-Proof Christmas tree?

The Cat-Proof Christmas tree?

As any cat owner knows, cats and Christmas trees don’t always mix. Cats are drawn to the ornaments and lights on the tree … and that often results in everything from missing or broken bulbs and ornaments to a toppled tree. Well, a company in England has come up with a brilliant solution: a 6-foot artificial tree that has branches that start halfway up. Yes,  the bottom half of the tree is empty, which means it’s free from kitty mischief – unless, of course, your cat actually climbs the tree. (Today)

Gavin Clarkson, who recently ran and lost a race for New Mexico’s secretary of state, was in Washington, D.C. with his fiancée and walked into the Courts Marriage Bureau to apply for a marriage license. When he presented his New Mexico driver’s license as ID, the clerk refused to accept it and insisted that foreign citizens need to provide an international passport. And was even asked, “Do you have a New Mexico passport?” Apparently, the agent didn’t know that New Mexico became a US state in 1912. (USA Today)

And finally,

A sticky-fingered British thief clearly has a conscious. He stole a laptop, but then contacted his victim and said that he would send back the school work that was stored on the computer he had stolen. The crook, who’s still at large, was computer-savvy enough to get into the device’s inner workings and send an E-mail to the victim, telling him he only pulled the heist because he was broke — and patted himself on the back for not stealing the iPhone or cash that were also within reach. (Khaleej Times)