Saturday, December 22, 2012

Formal Reprimand Issued To Flatulent Federal Worker

Man's gas blamed for creating "intolerable" workplace

DECEMBER 21--A federal employee was formally reprimanded this month for excessive workplace flatulence, a sanction that was delivered to him in a five-page letter that actually included a log of representative dates and times when he was recorded “releasing the awful and unpleasant odor” in his Baltimore office. 

In a December 10 letter accusing him of “conduct unbecoming a federal officer,” the Social Security Administration employee was informed that his “uncontrollable flatulence” had created an “intolerable” and “hostile” environment for coworkers, several of whom have lodged complaints with supervisors.

UPS man steals iPad left on doorstep by FEDEX

HOUSTON -- Sitting in front of his computer, Al Alverson said he couldn't believe what he saw when went back to look at surveillance video recorded from a camera he had installed above his front door three years ago.

Will Your Next Burger Be Ground-Up Mealworms?

The wriggly beetle larvae known as mealworms could one day dominate supermarket shelves as a more sustainable alternative to chicken, beef, pork and milk, researchers in the Netherlands say.

Currently, livestock use about 70 percent of all farmland. In addition, the demand for animal protein continues to rise globally, and is expected to grow by up to 80 percent between 2012 and 2050.

Eating turkey can give you Purple Urine Bag Syndrome

Yes, this is an actual medical condition. Purple Urine Bag Syndrome is exactly what it sounds like - patients with catheters are alarmed to find that the urine in their collection bags turns a deep purple. It can last for as long as two years, and it can be set off by turkey. With the holidays coming, can you afford not to find out about this syndrome?

inZpast: The teen named America's safest driver fell asleep on the wheel and killed himself and another person!

A youth honored last summer (1989) as America's safest teenage driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel before his car slammed head-on into another this weekend, killing himself and the other driver, police said.

The boy, Michael Doucette, 17, of Concord, and the other driver, Sharon Ann Link, 19, of Lebanon, were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Friday. According to the police report, Doucette's car - which he won in the safe driver competition - drifted over the center line and