Talk about firewater
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown and explosion in 1986 created a radioactive no-man’s land, a 1,000 square mile exclusion zone. According to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], experts estimate that the exclusion zone won’t be safe for more than 100 years. But, entrepreneurial scientists at England’s University of Portsmouth have decided it is already safe enough to use the water and grain in the zone to make a powerful new Vodka, aptly labeled Atomik Vodka. The University issued a statement noting that “the only radioactivity the researchers could detect in the alcohol is natural Carbon-14 at the same level you would expect in any spirit drink.”
Attention bacon lovers
A chain of West Coast restaurants has announced that it will pay a lucky aficionado of crispy bacon $1,000 for a day of non-stop taste-testing, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. The Farmer Boys chain posted a notice on its Web site describing how to enter the competition for the “bacon intern” position before August 20 and notes that the winner will be announced on August 27.
Is she kidding?
Did revenge motivate the owner of the Manhattan Beach, CA “emoji house?” The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] says that the speculation is Kathryn Kidd was indeed seeking retribution when she gave the exterior of her home a hot-pink paint job that has neighbors in an uproar. It features large, colorful emoji-like figures, one of which is sticking its tongue out. It seems the home owner was recently fined $4,000 for illegally renting rooms to short-term visitors, which is against the law in Manhattan Beach. On the contrary says the homeowner, “it’s a message to me to be positive and happy and love life.”