From a new McDonald’s clothing line to a physicist building a time machine, here’s this week’s five crazy headlines!
Virginia chiropractor Howard Van Nostrand, 47, was hunting 15 feet up in a tree stand when he shot a dog with a bow and arrow.
Nostrand claimed later he shot out of fear, but texts he sent to a fellow hunter imply the shot was calculated and indicating he was upset at the dogs for ruining the hunting season. He is facing charges of cruelty to animals and destruction of personal property.
After Burger King’s foray into the perfume industry, McDonald’s in Sweden is launching a clothing line featuring prints of their iconic Big Mac sandwich.
The line includes T-Shirts, a raincoat, bed sheets, rain boots and even a jacket for dogs. All are available online at their Swedish Big Mac shop.
Following the news that singer Zayn Malik had quit the hit band One Direction, over 220 calls were made to the company Peninsula’s employer advice service requesting compassionate leave.
Employment law director Alan Price said he didn’t see the news as a valid reason for requesting compassionate leave, noting the leave is usually reserved for when an employee’s close relative dies.
He’s obviously not a One Direction fan.
Source: The Independant
An Arizona bill now headed to the governor’s desk would force doctors to tell women seeking an abortion that the process can be reversed.
The current procedure for abortion involves two shots and can be stopped in some cases after the first shot. The way the legislation would have doctors “reverse” the procedure, however, would do absolutely nothing medically.
Still, it’s nice to know the English language is this flexible with the term “reverse.”
Basing his machine on an equation he worked out years ago, theoretical physicist Ron Mallett is working on a machine that would allow him to prevent his father’s untimely death.
The 69-year-old former professor at the University of Connecticut has based his work on Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, and in particular Einstein’s linking of space and time.
Let’s hope he finds the time to take care of Hitler when he goes back.
Source: Bloomberg Business