The Comic Sans font is noted for being "informal" and "fun." A court in the Philippines decided to print a court document using the font (Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)
The Comic Sans font is noted for being “informal” and “fun.” A court in the Philippines decided to print a court document using the font (Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)

From a burger-flavored perfume to an NFL star publishing a paper in a math journal, here’s this week’s five crazy headlines!

  1. Burger King to sell Flame-Grilled Fragrance in Japan

While the company primarily deals in taste, Burger King is branching out into another sense— smell, for April Fools Day in Japan.

For one day only, the fast food company will sell “Flame-Grilled Fragrance,” designed to make you smell like a fresh-cooked burger patty. The perfume will sell for 5,000 yen, or around $41, on April 1 and will include a free Whopper burger.

Source: CNN

  1. Defense: Shooter thought victim was an alligator

Louisiana resident Robert Chouest, on trial for a shooting, claimed Wednesday he was on drugs at the time and thought the victim was an alligator.

Chouest allegedly shot Shawn Galjour, 41, when the latter was lying in Chouest’s driveway two years ago.

Prosecutors maintain Chouest committed second-degree murder.

Source: WWL-TV New Orleans

  1. Florida employee ‘punished for using phrase climate change’

After violating Florida governor Rick Scott’s unwritten ban on the phrase “climate change,” environmental department employee Barton Bibler was forced to take a leave of absence and seek a mental health evaluation.

Bibler apparently used the phrase in a meeting discussing the effect of, yes, climate change, on rising sea levels and the Keystone pipeline project.

Efforts to change Scott’s title to “Governor of the State of Denial” have not yet surfaced.

Source: The Guardian

  1. Court allows Comic Sans font in documents

Controversy on social media was stoked last week over a court document from a Court of Appeals from the Philippines.

Instead of focusing on the content of the document, though, people castigated the court for typing it in the font “Comic Sans,” a typeface noted for being “fun, childish and informal in character.”

According to the Republic of the Philippine Supreme Court, the font chosen for printing court records needs only to be readable.

Source: CNN Philippines

  1. Baltimore Ravens John Urschel Publishes Paper In Math Journal

Yet more proof that not all football players are unintelligent.

John Urschel, an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens also happens to be really, really good at math. He’s so good that he co-authored a piece titled “A Cascadic Multigrid Algorithm for Computing the Fiedler Vector of Graph Laplacians” in the Journal of Computational Mathematics.

The paper was published just last week, and is 16 pages long.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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