Friday Fun Facts
Pigeon Poops on Lawmaker Talking About Pigeon Poop
An Illinois state representative doing a TV interview about a pigeon poop problem at a Chicago train station became a target of a pigeon who pooped right on Rep. Jaime Andrade’s head. The live broadcast on Chicago’s Morning Insiders one CBS illustrated the problem better than anyone could have imagined. The visibly shaken politician said “That’s what happens to my constituents. They get shit on all time.”
Dragonflies Traveling in Packs
The National Weather Service shared radar images showing massive swarms of migrating dragonflies over three states. The NWS’ Cleveland Office tweeted radar images showing the insects creating storm cloud-like shapes over Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania. Norman Johnson, a professor of entomology at Ohio State University, said the dragonflies are likely green darners on their way south for the fall. He said large swarms of the insects are unusual, but can occur when local weather causes them to cluster.
Love Letters So Hot They Caught on Fire
The relationship didn’t last but the hot love letters from the relationship caused a fire. Police in Lincoln, Nebraska, said a 19-year old woman sparked an apartment fire while burning love letters from her ex in her bedroom. The woman used a butane torch to burn the letters and left them on the floor when she took a nap. Police say she awoke to find the carpet on fire. Firefighters extinguished the fire that caused an estimated $4,000 in damage to the building. No one was injured. The woman was cited for negligent burning of the hunk-a-hunk of burning love.
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