Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 11, 2016
April 11, 2016
Off the beaten path:
Three shipwrecked sailors were rescued from a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean after using palm leaves to spell the word "Help." The sailor's vessel was reportedly swamped by a large wave and the men forced to swim two miles to shore at night. The guys had been stranded on Fanadik Island for three days --about 26-hundred miles southwest of Honolulu.
It's hard to believe fast food workers keep falling for this trick.
A prank caller tricked in Minnesota conned Burger King workers into vandalizing their restaurant. Officers were called to the Coon Rapids B-K last Friday night after workers smashed every ground floor window. Turns out someone had called pretending to be with the fire department. The fake fire official told employees there was a gas leak and the building would explode any minute unless they smashed all the glass. The restaurant has been boarded up and investigators are trying to identify the caller. It's unclear how much it will cost to repair the damage. (Still)
Lowest common denominator:
I mean who hasn't wanted to leave their kid behind in Walmart while they went to have sex. Um, what?
CHECETRA WASHINGTON, who's 32, did just that in a Baton Rouge-area Walmart, then went back seven hours later to see if her son was still there. She told police that she was hoping that someone might have picked him up that could raise him better than she would. (Myers)
Thanks, Global Warming!:
Um, you guys... The North Pole is kinda moving east! Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory think global warming is the reason why. According to the Gizmodo website, Earth's North rotational pole started moving eastward "at a vigorous clip" around the year 2000. NASA researchers say there are two causes behind this "wobble:" the melting of the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets and changes in the global distribution of water on land (mainly, groundwater that is pumped to different locations by humans). Taken together, global ice melt and groundwater distribution is "causing our planet to tip over ever so slightly." (Bartha)
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