It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A Pennsylvania police department was inundated with volunteers after offering to get people drunk to help train officers in how to conduct field sobriety tests. The Kutztown Borough Police Department posted a Facebook ad seeking three volunteers “willing to drink hard liquor to the point of inebriation.” Cops said the ad sparked “an overwhelming response,” including 1,100 comments. One inquired whether participating would “count as credit for my community service?” while another asked if there would be a “spectator area” for the event.
A pair of Canadian and Norwegian cities is squabbling over which has the world’s largest moose statue. Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, held the title for 31 years until Norwegian officials installed the 33-foot colossus “Storelgen”—or “Big Moose”—outside Stor-Elvdal in 2015. Now Moose Jaw is mulling methods for enlarging its sculpture, “Mac the Moose,” with proposals including fitting him with a hat, a hockey stick, skates, larger antlers, or even stiletto heels. “Canada’s national pride is on the line,” said Mayor Fraser Tolmie, “and we can’t lose it to Norway over a moose.”
A British university campus group’s ploy to relieve students’ stress by letting them pop bubble wrap backfired when undergraduates became anxious over the environmental impact of the plastic. The Bristol University Students’ Union handed out the wrap ahead of exams, advising students that popping it would provide “immediate stress relief.” But after students expressed concern, the union had to announce it was re-using leftover bubble wrap. “Sustainability is important to us,” the student union said. ■