This Afternoon's Odd News 3/23/18

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The dumbest excuses people have used for being late to work include, "My coffee was too hot, and I couldn't leave until it cooled down" . . . "My fake eyelashes got stuck together" . . . a GUY who said he had "morning sickness" . . . and someone who claimed their dog ate their work schedule. (PR Newswire)

Thrillist.com just put together a list of the, quote, "101 dishes that changed America." It includes the hot dog . . . chocolate chip cookies . . . fried chicken . . . Buffalo wings . . . and cronuts. (Thrillist(Here's the full list.)

Here's how much your info sells for on the dark web, according to a new study. Your Gmail password is worth $1 . . . Facebook is $5.20 . . . PayPal is $247 . . . and your entire online identity including banking is $1,200. (MarketWatch)

A company in England just invented gummy bears that allegedly make you TAN. And they say it's the first edible tanning supplement ever. (The Sun)

Cops in Sheboygan, Wisconsin are searching for a "serial toilet clogger" who keeps clogging the same toilet at a community center by shoving a 20-ounce soda bottle in the pipe. (Facebook / NY Daily News)

A guy in Pennsylvania robbed a bank earlier this month with a note . . . and at the bottom, he signed his REAL NAME. The cops used the signature to figure out he did it, and he was arrested within four hours. (Observer-Reporter

A guy in Florida was just busted for embezzling $77,000 from the company where he worked. And . . . he also happens to be a local theater star who was just the lead in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". (Tallahassee Democrat

"The Atlanta Journal-Constitution" just interviewed a couple who fell in love after a speed dating event about five months ago . . . because the woman is EIGHTY, and the guy is NINETY-TWO. (MyAJC.com)

A guy in Indiana was pulled over for doing 160 in his Dodge Challenger Hellcat on Tuesday . . . and he told the cops he was, quote, "just trying to get to Maryland." (Full Story)

Bonus  -- New York hasn't had a five-year stretch with this much snow since the 1880s. (Full Story)

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