336 pounds of fixins

God Bless America

Highway robbery

Fayette County, GA police are on the hunt for thieves with a hankering for Japanese noodles, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The highway robbers got away with a tractor-trailer parked at a Fayetteville gas station. It was carrying a load of ramen packets worth nearly $100 thousand. The incident begs the question: where can they find a fence who specializes in stolen noodles.

And the music played on

It’s common knowledge that opera lovers are a special breed. Their devotion to the works of Puccini, Mozart and Verdi can border on the fanatical. And, many of them have a favorite opera that they will listen to more than any other. But, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], one aficionado in Slovenia may have taken her love of La Traviata too far. She was arrested for creating an annoyance by playing her recording of Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork too loud and too often. It seems she started playing it 16 years ago to drown out the barking of a neighbor’s dog and never stopped playing it, day after day. If convicted at her court appearance, she faces up to six months in jail.

Soup’s on!

A Vietnamese food company celebrated its 55th anniversary by feeding a crowd of about 2,000 in Ho Chi Minh City with a three ton bowl of beef noodle soup.  The gesture was so grand that it secured the company a place in the Guinness Book of World Records, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The VIFON foods company assigned 55 chefs to prepare the soup using more than 336 pounds of fixins, 130 pounds of beef brisket, more than 46 pounds of seasonings and about 2,466 pounds of hot water. The crowd literally ate it up. And they said too many cooks spoil the soup.