Friday Fun Facts

A Really Nice Cop

It was his first week on the job when Atlanta police officer Che Milton  was dispatched to a shoplifting call at a Dollar store. He found a 12- year old stealing shoes for her 5-year old sister. Upon driving her home, he found a house in deplorable condition. Officer Milton left and bought a pizza and returned with it. Since then he has delivered food and diapers on a regular basis to five children and their mother.

One-Armed Baseball Catcher

Luke Terry is a 14-year old baseball player in Lewisberg, TN. His right arm was amputated at the age of 19 months when he contracted E.coli. That didn’t stop him from becoming a star baseball player. Upon catching a ball, he tosses it in the air, snaps his glove off, catches the ball and throws it to the pitcher just as fast as any other player.

Bombay Sapphire Gin Loaded With Alcohol

Up to 6,000 bottles of gin were distributed with an alcohol content of 77% rather than the normal 40%. The over proofed product slipped into the bottling line and wasn’t caught for 45 minutes.  The bottles were distributed in Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned people to throw them away. Not a chance!

A Market for Used French Fry Oil

Who knew that used oil could fetch a pretty penny? 1.4 billion pounds of used vegetable oil was turned into bio-diesel in U.S. refineries. Restaurants hire companies to haul away used oil but much of it is being siphoned off by thieves before it makes it to the intended facility. In fact, about $75 million per year ends up in refineries. That’s not a bad thing is it?