It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
An Alabama buffet exploded into a brawl as diners fought over a tray of snow-crab legs. The wild melee erupted after disgruntled patrons waited 20 minutes for fresh crab legs, and then competed to pile their plates with the delicacies. “Everyone was saying, ‘She cut me in line. He cut me in line. I was here first,’” said police officer Gerald Johnson. Two diners actually began fencing with crab tongs as others wrestled. “Plates are shattering everywhere,” Johnson said. Two diners were arrested, and one sustained minor injuries.
A New Jersey man was flooded with 15,000 birthday wishes from strangers after his sons bought an ad on a billboard as a practical joke. Chris Ferry Jr. of Boynton Beach, Fla., paid for the ad encouraging highway motorists to call his father and congratulate him on his 62nd birthday. The response was so overwhelming, Chris Sr. had to get a new phone number. “We thought it was going to be a local joke, people would call,” said Ferry Jr. “I guess when we put it on social media, that’s when it really started going crazy.”
An Ohio man has given up all food and drink except beer for Lent. Del Hall, who works at a brewery in Cincinnati, said he was inspired to the unusual 40-day fast by 17th-century Bavarian monks who also fasted on “liquid bread” during Lent. “I’ve run a full marathon before, 26.2 miles, I’ve done big challenges, but this seems very daunting,” said Hall. “So, I’m just curious if I’m up to the challenge.” ■