A shocking yuletide story
The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga is using a novel way to cut back on its electric bill this year, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). They’ve hooked up their Christmas tree to an electric eel. Joey Turnipseed, who is in charge of the Aquarium’s audio visual needs, explained: “Whenever Miguel (that’s the eel’s name) discharges electricity, sensors in the water deliver the charge to a set of speakers. The speakers convert the discharge into the sound you hear and the festively flashing lights.”
A lofty goal
Hammer Harrison, who plays for the Harlem Globetrotters, may have outdone himself at this year’s World Trick Shot Day, says the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). The basketball trickster, who holds the record for the longest underhanded basketball shot (84 feet 8.5 inches), made what some are calling the tallest jump shot. It was a slam dunk for Hammer as he parachuted from a plane at an altitude of 13,000 feet sinking his basketball into a hoop before safely hitting the ground. Last year, hoopster Harrison “dunked off the Stratosphere in Las Vegas, a shot of over 850 feet” on the Globetrotters’ 3rd Annual Trick Shot Day.
The Doghouse Inn
Jayne Trapper of Devon, England is something of a homebody. Husband Paul spent most evenings at a local pub. Then Jayne got the bright idea of building a pub of her own in their backyard, which she appropriately named, The Doghouse Inn, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). Says Jayne, “My husband had always loved popping down to our local (pub), and I could never seem to keep him at home … so I got to thinking — why not create my own pub, become my own landlady and then I can really tell people – my husband’s in the doghouse!”