Back in March, a private company called Mars One announced they were offering FREE TRIPS to Mars in 2023.
But there was a catch . . . it's a ONE-WAY ticket. So you're not just volunteering to GO to Mars, you're also volunteering to DIE ON Mars.
Who'd be interested in THAT deal? It turns out, a LOT of people.
One week ago, Mars One opened up the application process . . . and in just the first two days, 33,000 PEOPLE applied to take the one-way trip to Mars.
The application process is still open to anyone who's healthy and over age 18. You can submit your application at Mars-One.com. They're only planning to take 24 people in the end, so the odds aren't with you to die on Mars.
There's a shoplifter in Colorado who dresses sharp . . . and shoplifts stuff to KEEP him looking sharp. He's hit several Walgreen's stores this month, and stole teeth-whitening strips, weight loss pills, condoms, and Rogaine. Police are still looking for him.
This is a pretty vicious cycle: There's a shoplifter in Colorado who doesn't arouse much suspicion because he LOOKS sharp and rich. But he only looks that way BECAUSE of his shoplifting . . .
The sheriff's department in Jefferson County, Colorado is looking for a repeat shoplifter who hits Walgreen's stores in the area.
He's black and in his late 30's, he comes into the store wearing a sweater, tie, and nice pants. And he has a tightly groomed mustache and beard.
Then he steals teeth-whitening strips, weight loss pills, condoms, and Rogaine.
He's hit several stores this month, and stolen THOUSANDS of dollars worth of stuff.
A Florida woman ended up behind bars for calling 911 to complain that she'd been robbed of 50 bucks – by a drug dealer who wouldn't return the cash she gave him after she decided she didn't want to go through with the transaction.
Katrina Tisdale dialed the emergency number twice to report a theft, but when officers responded to the call, she told them she needed help in retrieving the money she'd given to her regular dealer because she realized she didn't have any other cash left over from her social security check.
Tisdale was arrested on charges of misusing the 911 system – the same charge that landed her in jail two years ago.
A Romanian man ended up behind bars after he called cops to report a burglary ... at a house he was already in the middle of burglarizing!
Marius Ionescu was ransacking the home when he heard a loud noise and panicked, hiding under a bed and calling police to report the intruder. When the officers arrived at the address, they conducted a search and found just one person on the premises – Marius, still cowering in the bedroom.
A spokesperson for the police department in Benesti, where the crime occurred, said, "The noise he heard was probably just the family cat. He already has a criminal record for similar break-ins, and given his nervous disposition, he probably should look for another job."
THIS is what happens when you get swept up in trying to be the COOLEST MOM EVER and forget about things like "boundaries" and "laws."
A few weeks ago, 43-year-old Susan Becker of East Northport, New York took her 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter out to buy a BB GUN. Then, she drove them around Long Island . . . so they could SHOOT AT CARS.
The police got more than SIXTY reports of broken car windows from BBs over the past two weeks. They finally caught Susan this weekend.
Susan was arrested on Friday and charged with criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child. She's locked up right now on $30,000 bail and is due in court tomorrow.
One of the highlights of eating really sugary cereal... besides diabetes...is drinking the milk that's left in the bowl. Because all that sugar soaks in, and turns it into some kind of impossibly delicious super-milk.
Well . . . a company is FINALLY selling milk that tastes like the milk from the bottom of a cereal bowl.
The company is called Cow Wow, and their "cereal milk" is just about to roll out nationwide.
The milk comes in two flavors. We haven't tried them, but from the packaging we're guessing they're modeled after the milk left behind by Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles.
They have two more flavors coming out later this year. And based on the packaging for those, we're guessing they're designed to taste like Lucky Charms, and the HOLY GRAIL of cereal milk flavors . . . Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
The milk comes in eight-and-a-half-ounce packages, and they have about 175 calories each.
A Judge breaks his own rule and enforces punishment on himself!!!
Raymond Voet is a district court judge in Ionia, Michigan. And he has a strict policy that if your cell phone goes off in the courtroom, he'll hold you in contempt of court.
And on Friday, during a trial, a phone went off in Voet's courtroom. There was only one problem . . . it was HIS OWN PHONE.
And to his credit, he stuck by his rules . . . and held HIMSELF in contempt of court. He hit himself with the standard $25 fine.
Voet says he just switched from a BlackBerry to a Windows phone, and he must have bumped the phone.
Quote, "That's an excuse, but I don't take those excuses from anyone else. I set the bar high, because cell phones are a distraction and there is very serious business going on . . . I broke the rule and I have to live by it."
A bank robber in Florida lost his grip on an easy heist when he set down his pistol while stuffing cash into his getaway bag and found himself held at gunpoint by a teller.
The suspect, said to be in his late 40's, entered the branch with his gun already drawn and demanded money from one employee. The man behind the counter reportedly started handing over the greenbacks right away, but when the pace got to be too much for the crook, he put down his gun, which the teller grabbed "without hesitation."
Police say he ran and was seen heading north on a light colored bicycle.
A burglar breaks in and feeds the family dog pudding... So the dog decides to go with him!!
If this happened to me, I'd be angry at the burglar . . . but I'd be even ANGRIER at my dog.
On Saturday night, a couple in East Wenatchee, Washington came home and found a BURGLAR in their kitchen. And their dog, a lab-pitbull mix named Buddy, wasn't attacking the burglar . . . because the guy was feeding Buddy some PUDDING.
The burglar turned out to be 38-year-old Jason McDaniel, and the couple asked him what he was doing there . . . as you do when you find a burglar in your house, feeding your dog pudding.
Jason told them he was looking for a guy to KILL. And when the couple explained that the guy he was looking for didn't live there, Jason decided to leave.
And as he walked out . . . Buddy the dog WENT WITH HIM. Apparently all it took was a little pudding to COMPLETELY shift Buddy's loyalty to Jason.
The cops tracked Jason down and arrested him for residential burglary. But they DIDN'T find Buddy at his apartment . . . so now Buddy is MISSING.
A 33-year-old woman was arrested and jailed over the weekend in Longmont, Colorado, after she admitted to pushing and choking her boyfriend.
So, what set her off? Allegedly, Samantha Malson's boyfriend would not stop singing “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – even after she asked him “25 times” to stop. Who can blame her? (TimesCall.com)
Women are three times more likely to feel love at first sight with their dog than with their boyfriend!!!
According to a new survey by a pet insurance company, women are three times more likely to have felt love at first sight with their DOG, than with their husband or boyfriend.
Three out of four women said that they fell in love with their dog the first time they saw it. Only 27% said they felt that way the first time they met their boyfriend or husband.
In fact, 43% of women don't even REMEMBER the first time they met their man. But 77% remember meeting their dog for the first time, and said it was one of the most important moments of their lives.
But men shouldn't feel too badly about the survey. Women said they were more likely to decide to get a dog based on instant attraction . . . but there are a lot more factors for them to consider before starting a relationship.
On Monday night, a 31-year-old man from San Dimas, California was on a date and wanted to impress the woman. So he came up with a HORRIBLE plan . . . to intentionally CRASH into another car. Not sure how that's impressive, but whatever.
He SLAMMED into a 48-year-old man's car. They both pulled over and got out. And the guy kept trying to impress his date by taking a SWING at the driver he'd just hit.
Unfortunately for him, the 48-year-old knew how to fight. So he GRABBED the 31-year-old, held him in a bear hug and took him down. That ended the fight.
The 31-year-old managed to get away and drive off. The police tracked him down and arrested him for assault with force likely to cause great bodily harm.
There's no word on whether his date was impressed by him causing an unnecessary car accident, then getting beat up.
A Florida woman rang up a heap of trouble by calling 911 eight times within the course of an hour – to complain that the phone she was using wouldn't make calls.
Kellie Williams had just purchased a new phone and couldn't figure out how to get it out of its pre-sale mode, which only allowed her to make emergency calls. So instead of reading a manual, she opted to call the emergency number to ask for advice on the matter – eventually cursing out a dispatcher who told her to call the phone company for help.
Between expletives, she said, "You're the only person I can call" and demanded that someone be sent over to fix her phone. (Central Florida News 13)
It wasn't so happy for the Easter Bunny -- or at least for a guy dressed up as the holiday character.
The man in the rabbit suit was driving down Interstate 8 in La Mesa, California on Saturday on a red motorcycle with a sidecar when he was pulled over by a California Highway Patrol officer for not wearing a helmet. It seems a helmet and his bunny ears didn't play well together.
Although he was caught crying in a photo, it wasn't a complete rotten-egg experience for the bunny. In a possible nod to the holiday spirit, the officer opted not to give our furry friend a ticket and let him off with a warning about the dangers or riding a motorcycle without a helmet.
March 24th is going to cost everyone in this family a FORTUNE in presents. They'd better start saving now . . .
Last Sunday, on March 24th, a baby named Olivia was born in Devon, England. And March 24th is ALSO her MOTHER'S birthday. But get this . . . HER mother's birthday was ALSO March 24th.
Nicky Woodgate is the grandmother. She was born on March 24th, 1962, and turned 51 this year. Her daughter . . . Natasha Woodgate . . . was born on March 24th, 1992. She turned 21 this year, and just had Olivia on March 24th.
Olivia wasn't supposed to be born on the 24th . . . she was actually due on the 19th. But she showed up five days late, giving all three women in the family the same birthday.
The odds of a grandmother, mother, and daughter all having the same birthday are 133,225 to one. And the odds of Olivia having a child on March 24th one day are . . . 48 million to one.