february 26th, 2014
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:13

SELFIES ARE SPREADING HEAD LICE: Lice-treatment experts in California believe that there is an increase of head lice due to selfies. Marcy McQuillan, who runs two Nitless Noggins treatment centers, says infestations have easily spread as a result of hair contact from people leaning in to take pictures of themselves. McQuillan has treated several teens that have admitted to taking selfies with others before receiving treatment. Many medical experts have been critical of McQuillan's claims and believe that these "epidemics" are a marketing ploy. (CBS)

TRAIN CONDUCTOR WRITES 500 APOLOGY LETTERS: A 48-year-old Metro North train conductor wrote 500 apology letters after mistakenly directing passengers to a train that never came. Michael Shaw, who is the president of the conductors union, placed the 500 letters on the New Haven line's seats for the mistake. The letter, which has gone viral because several riders posted the letter to twitter, addressed riders as "our friends and passengers" and apologized for the rash of problems plaguing the line. (NBC)


MAN GETS SPIDER TATTOOED ON HIS FACE: A 24-year-old Florida man had a spider tattooed on his face to help combat Arachnophobia. Eric Rico Ortiz, whose tattoo was spotted by a reporter for the Daytona Beach News-Journal in felony court, decided to confront his fear of spiders last year by getting the tattoo. Ortiz said that some people are annoyed by it, but others are less judgmental... His girlfriend left him shortly after he got the new ink. (Huffington Post)

BUDWEISER WANTS OPENING DAY TO BE A NATIONAL HOLIDAY: Budweiser and Major League Baseball legend Ozzie Smith have announced their petition on White House.gov to get a national holiday for opening day. They are hoping for 100,000 signatures by March 31st to have the petition reviewed by the current administration. (UPI)

FEMALE DRIVER USES HER BREASTS AS AN EXCUSE TO BEAT TICKET: A British woman used her breasts as an excuse to get out of ticket. Lincolnshire Police pulled a woman over in Grantham, England to give her a ticket for not wearing a seatbelt. Upon speaking with her, they realized that she wasn't wearing her seatbelt across her chest because quote "it hurt my boobs." She was given advice by the officers, but let her go without a fine. (Lincolnshire Echo)


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