Bits and Pieces - September 30, 2015
September 30, 2015
It's reported that Fiat sales are up thanks to Pope Francis riding in one of their cars during his U.S. visit. The pope said he wanted to ride in a Fiat ever since he saw their commercial with the old guy and the Viagra pill.
The daughter of the late PAUL WALKER has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche over the car crash that took his life. Lawyers for Meadow Walker say that when the car crashed and broke apart, Walker's seat belt snapped his torso back with thousands of pounds of force, thereby breaking his ribs and pelvis and trapping him in the passenger seat where he was burned alive. The suit claims the fire didn't erupt for 1 minute and 20 seconds after impact, but Paul was unable to move. They also claim Porsche knew of safety issues with the vehicles.
Waylon Smithers will finally come out of the closet this season on THE SIMPSONS. Of course, it won't surprise too many people in Springfield, except for Mr. Burns.
AVRIL LAVIGNE is still battling Lyme disease, but she marked her 31st birthday on Sunday by launching a 5-week campaign to raise funds and awareness for children and young adults who also are afflicted with it. As an incentive, a grand prize winner will get to meet Avril and have a speaking role in her new animated film Charming.
Emily Bingham's Facebook post titled 'None of your business' has gone viral. Emily sounded off on what she called rude questions about people's plans to have children and included a random ultrasound image saying, "just a friendly P.S.A. that people's reproductive and procreative plans and decisions are none of your business." Emily said she got tired of hearing the questions herself, but had no idea the post would catch on so strongly. However, it did as even Good Morning America sent a crew out to interview her. (See post here)
The Washington Nationals have suspended Jonathan Papelbon without pay for four games following his dugout altercation with Bryce Harper during Sunday's game. Papelbon also rescinded his appeal of a three-game suspension from Major League Baseball for throwing at the Orioles' Manny Machado. The suspensions mean Papelbon is done for the season.
Two Houston carjackers jumped the owner of a pickup truck at a gas station. As luck would have it, an armed Good Samaritan happened to witness the attack and stopped to help. The armed vigilante promptly helped the carjackers by shooting the vehicle's owner in the head. The carjackers made off with the man's truck while the would-be hero quickly gathered up his shell casings from the pavement and fled the scene. The injured man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was listed in stable condition, the stolen truck was recovered about two miles away and police are searching for suspects.
2008: The stock market had a record one-day drop of 778 points.
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