Happy Friday!! Uncle Kracker tonight at the Hard Rock, you don't want to miss that show.. Congrats to all the winners who got free tickets. Have a great weekend. Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q. According to a new study, having one of these in the office can improve work productivity by 15%. What?
A. A Plant!
Bonehead Of The Day:
OCALA, Fla., Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Florida man Adam Lanquist was arrested Tuesday after allegedly repeatedly calling 911 to request a ride to the liquor from police.
Ocala police said Lanquist began by calling 911 and requesting them to arrest his girlfriend. The authorities investigated and arrested the woman on domestic violence charges.
After she was taken by officers, he called and said she needed to be taken to a rehab center instead. It was during one of these phone calls that Lanquist asked police to drive him so he could get a drink.
The police arrested Lanquist for misuse of 911 and sent him to Marion County Jail.
No Ketchup For You.. Says One Restaurant
FORT MYERS, Fla., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- "No ketchup for you!"
Fort Myers restaurant Mad Fresh Bistro has banned ketchup for all their patrons over the age of 10.
"Chef reserves the right to refuse service of ketchup," reads the menu.
Mad Fresh Bistro's logic is they season their food well and it should not be smothered by the processed, tomato-based condiment.
"We know, we know. People love their ketsup. But honestly, be ready. If you're over 10 years old, ketsup will NOT be provided. Similarly, salt won't be making an appearance next to your meal, either. We simply ask that you trust us. We know what we're doing! Part of the MAD experience is to trust the chef, and not have preconceived notions of what your dish is going to need," said Mad Fresh Bistro in a statement.
In fairness, this restaurant is not the only entity with a strong stance on ketchup.
Chicago newspaperman Mike Royko wrote about the placement of ketchup on they city's famous hot dogs in the Chicago Tribune in 1995.
"No, I won't condemn anyone for putting ketchup on a hot dog. This is the land of the free," he wrote. "Sure, it would be disgusting and perverted, and they would be shaming themselves and their loved ones. But under our system of government, it is their right to be barbarians."
That's A Lot Of Socks.
Next time socks go missing, take a look at your furry friend. "The Oregonian" is reporting a three-year-old Great Dane from northwest Portland was miserable and throwing up constantly so its owners rushed the pup to an emergency vet.
An x-ray showed "a large quantity of foreign material" and started what would be a two-hour surgery. Doctors found that "foreign material" was 43-and-a-half socks. DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital spokeswoman Shawna Harch said it might be the strangest case in the hospital's history.
The dog survived and was discharged from the hospital the next day.
ONE MORE THING!
Think socks are a strange dessert? So did the hospital. It sent the x-ray's in to a "Veterinary Practice News" magazine contest called "They Ate WHAT?" and the sock snacker won a prize. and won a prize. The $15-hundred first prize, however, went to an exotic frog that ate 30 ornamental rocks in its cage.
Source: "The Oregonian"
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