It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A British endurance athlete has donated three amputated toes to a Canadian bar for use in its signature drink. Nick Griffiths lost the digits to frostbite while competing in the freezing Yukon Arctic Ultra marathon. He was recovering in the hospital when a nurse told him about the Sourtoe Cocktail—a toe floating in a shot of whiskey—served at the Downtown Hotel in Yukon’s Dawson City. The hotel always needs new toes, which are supposed to touch a drinker’s lips but are sometimes accidentally swallowed. Griffiths happily sent off his digits to the bar and says he hopes to visit soon, “so I can drink my own toe.”
The police department in Huntington Park, Calif., swore in its newest officer last week: a bullet-shaped bot called HP RoboCop. Fitted with 360-degree cameras that can feed live video to police HQ, the robot will trundle around city parks and buildings, searching for lawbreakers. RoboCop has been trained to interact with members of the public and can recite simple phrases such as “Excuse me” and “Good day to you.” The bot, says Chief Cosme Lozano, will “fit right in” with the rest of the force.
A 4-year-old boy from Minnesota stole his great-grandpa’s SUV and took a joyride to the store so he could satisfy his hunger for candy. Sebastian Swenson backed the car out of a driveway in the town of Blaine and cruised for 1½ miles down a four-lane road at 15 mph during morning rush hour. After clipping several mailboxes and a tree, the sweet-toothed Sebastian eventually pulled into a parking lot, where he was met by police. “I’ve never seen a driver this young before operating a vehicle,” said officer Mark Boerboom. ■