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Friday Show Features
Rich's Joke Of The Day:
Visiting the modern art museum, a lady turned to an attendant standing nearby.
“This,” she said, “I suppose, is one of those hideous representations you call modern art?” “No, madam,” replied the attendant. “That one’s called a mirror.”
Rich's Crazy News Story Of The Day:
A Canadian woman who opened a can of green beans to find a blanched grasshopper staring at her says she's swearing off generic, no-name products. The woman was preparing Sunday dinner for her family in Winnipeg, Manitoba, when she opened the can and was taken aback. She complained to the canning company and was told grasshoppers live in bean fields and are the same color as the beans. The processing plant uses a red laser to scan beans for foreign objects, but sometimes they slip through.
The Wacky World of Crime With Officer Hancock's police blotter:
Tennessee police are apologizing after arresting a man for using a $50 bill they thought was fake but that turned out to be real. Police in Shelbyville thought the bill was counterfeit after a convenience store clerk called them. The clerk said a marker used to detect false money didn't show the bill was real. But a police evidence technician said that some old bills don't react to the markers. So police gave the money to two banks to check, and they said it was real but just very old. The suspect was released from jail and police apologized to him.
This is Officer Hancock. Be careful. Sometimes it is easier to use your debit card!
Rich's thought to ponder:
The best advice for teenagers is, leave home now while you still know everything.
The latest news from the Hancock News Service - odd news fair and balanced!
If you've ever wanted to chill with one of the world's richest men, this may be your best chance. Virgin Airlines announced it is now offering "Little Richard" ice cubes resembling Virgin Group head Richard Branson on all Virgin Atlantic flights. But even just toasting with Branson ice cubes won't come cheap; you'll have to fly as an "Upper Class" passenger to have access to the cubes. Virgin claims that the creation of the cubes required a team of four designers a "painstaking" six weeks to craft, using "laser scanning technology" to match the likeness of his face.