Foreign Accent Syndrome
It may sound amusing to some, but it’s no laughing matter to a young woman in Arizona, who suffers from Foreign Accent Syndrome, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Seven years ago, the former beauty queen had a headache, took a nap and when she woke up she had an Irish accent. Three years later it happened again. This time she woke up speaking with an Australian accent. In those instances the anomaly lasted about a week. But, in 2015 she said she had a massive headache that disabled her for a period of time. She woke up in the emergency room of a local hospital and to this day she has a distinctly British accent. The woman has never been out of the country. Doctors say the rare illness usually occurs in the aftermath of a neurological incident such as a stroke.
What are the odds?
The sophomore class at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Ill set not one, but two world records this year. The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] reports that the Guinness Book of World Records cited the school for winding up with the most sets of twins in a single class—44 sets of twins, to be precise. And, the schools sophomores also set the record for having the most multiple siblings in their class. In addition to the 88 twins the class boasts a set of triplets, to boot.
One of the well-known effects of marijuana usage is popularly called “the munchies” – a strong desire to snack. So, was it accidental that a young Girl Scout in San Diego managed to sell 300 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in the space of just six hours standing in front of a newly opened pot shop, asks the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The young entrepreneur broke no rules, says the Girl Scouts of San Diego. And, the state of California recently legalized the sale of recreational marijuana.