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Choose the news 8/17/17

It Looks Like Chuck E. Cheese’s Is Killing Off Their Animatronic Animal Band

This is NOT FAIR.  If I had to be traumatized as a kid by the animatronic animals at Chuck E. Cheese’s, then future generations of kids have to suffer it too.

But it looks like that’s not going to happen.  Chuck E. Cheese’s just got rid of the animatronic animal bands in four locations in San Antonio.  Three locations in Kansas City, Missouri are next.  And soon enough, they’ll probably be wiped out everywhere.

The CEO says they’re phasing them out because, quote, “The kids stopped looking at the animatronics years and years ago, and they would wait for the live Chuck E. to come out.”  MY generation didn’t have the option to look away.

(CBS News)


One in Five People Can’t Name a Single Author

I know that dumbness is really hot right now . . . but THIS dumb?

According to a new survey, one out of five people can’t name a SINGLE author.  Not Shakespeare, not Mark Twain, not J.K. Rowling, not even Dr. Seuss.

The survey also found 15% of people say they don’t read books because they’re too hard to understand.

(The Telegraph)

A Woman Lost Her Engagement Ring, and Found It 13 Years Later in a Carrot

There’s an 84-year-old woman near Edmonton named Mary Grams who lost her engagement ring while she was pulling weeds in her garden in 2004.

She searched for a few weeks, but couldn’t find it.  So she bought a replacement ring without telling her husband.  She says she was too embarrassed to tell him about it.

But now all’s right with the world again.  Because Mary’s daughter-in-law was picking vegetables from the same garden recently . . . and FOUND the ring embedded in a CARROT.

It looks like the carrot started growing through the ring, and got too big for it.  So the middle is a lot skinnier, and the ring is wrapped around it.

The only person Mary told about it back then was her son.  So he remembered the story, and knew it was hers as soon as his wife showed it to him.

Mary’s husband passed away about five years ago, so she’s pretty excited to have the ring back.  Apparently he never found out she lost it.  But she says if he was still around, he’d think the whole thing was hilarious.

By the way, this isn’t the first time something like this has happened.  Just last year, a guy in Germany found his wedding band three years after he lost it gardening.  And that ring was ALSO lodged in a carrot.

(CBC / Global News)

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