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Fun Fact Friday (Or Just A Bunch of Wild Stories)

In my, (ahem) preparation for The Dan Wolken Show I come across some pretty wild stories in the world that I never get to on-air. Here are some of those stories:

You think YOUR Easter was bad? How about shooting a relative over a short skirt?

…She says events escalated quickly at the Easter party at Burgess’ house on the north side of Columbus.

Evelyn Burgess was angry at Danielle over her outfit and accused her of flaunting her looks around other men at the party, including Burgess’ husband, Ralinda Pickens said.

A fight broke out with Evelyn Burgess and Danielle struggling with a baseball bat, then ended as Ralinda Pickens broke things up, got her sister outside and prepared to drive her home.

The sisters were in the car when Burgess came running up with a gun, reached inside the car, pulled Danielle by the hair and shot her as she tried to seek shelter under her older sister, Ralinda Pickens said…

Some Danish workers are unhappy about not getting to drink on the job. (The best part of this story is the last line.)

A few hundred warehouse workers and drivers at Danish brewer Carlsberg halted work for a second day on Thursday to protest a company decision to limit beer drinking at work to lunch breaks.

The strike in Denmark followed the company’s April 1 decision to introduce new rules for employees on beer drinking at work, said Jens Bekke, spokesman at the world no.4 brewer.

“There has been free beer, water and soft drinks everywhere,” he said. “Yesterday, beers were removed from all refrigerators. The only place you can get a beer in future is in the canteen, at lunch.”

Bekke said drivers retained an old right to three beers per day outside lunch hours, and warehouse workers claimed the same right. “Because of that, the warehouse staff went on strike yesterday, with other staff striking in sympathy,” he said. Bekke said as many as 800 had walked out on Wednesday, with 250 still on strike on Thursday, and the Confederation of Danish Industry and trade union 3F had agreed to look into the dispute.

He said there would be no shipments from Copenhagen on Thursday, and delays in the rest of the country, but said he expected the financial effect of the strike to be minor. He added that Carlsberg’s trucks have alcohol locks so drivers would not be able to drink too much and drive.

Someone call Billy Mitchell!! Man from Oregon has way too much time on his hands, and takes over the ‘Asteroids’ all-time score. (He had to get extra lives just so he could go to the bathroom? That’s dedication.)

An Oregon man said he set a world record for the classic video game “Asteroids” by racking up 41,338,740 points during an attempt broadcast on the Internet. John McAllister said his feat began Saturday at a friend’s house near Portland and ended at 10:18 p.m. Monday with 41,338,740, beating the 27-year-old official record for the game of 41,336,440 points, Wired magazine reported.

The player said his strategy involved accumulating points until he earned enough extra lives to give him time to stretch, eat and use the bathroom. The entire three-day gaming session was streamed live on Justin.tv. McAllister must now submit his record, along with video and other required proof of the feat, to official video game score keeping organization Twin Galaxies.

And one more for now: Ohio is a lonely, lonely place. And even more sad – this guy can never get another Crave Case.

On Sunday, 27-year-old William Ferris of Bethel, Ohio paid a prostitute $50 for her to perform her services in the bathroom of a local White Castle. His understanding was that he’d purchased a full range of relations, but after only some actions, the lady of the evening took off with William’s money.   

So naturally, William called 911 . . . to report that he’d been robbed.  But once the cops showed up, William admitted what really happened, and was arrested for solicitation and making a false report.  He’s also been banned for life from the White Castle restaurant. 

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April 9, 2010 - Posted by | Random

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