It must be true... I read it in the tabloids
▪ A Nova Scotia driver has been told he cannot use a vanity license plate bearing his surname—“Grabher”— because it’s “socially unacceptable.” Lorne Grabher originally had the plate made for his father in 1991. But the Registry of Motor Vehicles informed him the plate would be revoked, becau se it sounds like “Grab her.” Grabher has challenged the ruling. “My father always instilled in us that we should be very proud of our name,” he said.
▪ Tokyo street hustlers running the notorious “shell game” had best keep an eye out for Snow the cat. The male feline has an uncanny ability to identify which of several rapidly shuffled cups hides a small plastic ball. Snow became an Instagram celebrity aft game prowess. “Gonna bring this boy to a casino with me,” Snow’s owner said.
▪ If you ever wanted to own an entire town, Reduction, Pa., (population 60) is up for sale at $1.5 million. Built for workers at American Reduction Co., a garbageprocessing plant south of Pittsburgh that shut down in 1936, Reduction consists of 19 neat brick houses whose occupants pay rent to the Stawovy family. David Stawovy, 67, said his late parents lived off the rent, but now he and his siblings are ready to cash out. “We’d like to travel. We don’t need the aggravation.” ■