Friday Fun Facts

“Dead Woman” Found Alive in Morgue Fridge

A woman was discovered alive in a morgue refrigerator shortly after being declared deceased in a car crash. Mortuary workers found the woman breathing hours after being certified dead at the scene by paramedics just outside Carletonville, southwest of Johannesburg. The unnamed woman from Gauteng had “showed no signs of life” following the traffic accident in the early hours of June 24. She was found alive in the morgue fridge after being ejected in the vehicle accident. After being discovered alive, the woman was taken to Carletonville hospital where she is now recovering.


Man Pays 40-Year Old Parking Ticket

Someone must have been feeling guilty when they paid a decades-old parking ticket to the police in Minersville, Penn. Police received a letter last week from an anonymous man named “Dave.” Inside the envelope was a parking ticket issued in 1974 along with a note and cash to pay for it.  “Dear PD. I’ve been carrying this ticket around for 40 plus years, always intending to pay. Forgive me if I don’t give you my info. With respect, Dave.” Since the ticket was written in the 70s, it was only two dollars but the person included $3 interest.


4th of July Watermelon Shortage in North Carolina

A tractor-trailer rolled over in North Carolina on Tuesday, sending hundreds of watermelons spilling out onto an Interstate 77. The Huntersville Fire Department said the vehicle overturned on the I-485 loop ramp to I-77 northbound when the driver took the loop “too fast for the curve,” The truck blocked the entire ramp. It took crews hours to upright the semi-truck and remove smashed watermelon from the road. We can only assume that some people didn’t get a watermelon for the 4th of July celebration.