Oddities for the Month of November, 2019

This post is an archive for oddities in the news for the month of November in the year 2019.

This post is an archive of all the oddities and weird news stories posted on the forums for 2019 in the month of November.

Death’s Door Spirits declares bankruptcy

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Middleton-based Death’s Door Spirits declared bankruptcy Wednesday and ended an eight-year partnership with Seralles USA .

The Cap Times reports that Death’s Door has $5.2 million in liabilities and will go up for public auction on Dec. 19. Only six people worked at the Middleton distillery and some have already left or been let go.

The distillery produced gin, vodka and other spirits for sale around the world.


I… guess they successfully lived up to their name?

Restaurant closes after video appears to show employee cooking rat

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii-based burger chain has closed a Honolulu restaurant for cleaning after a video posted to social media appeared to show a rat being cooked on the grill.

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers has closed the Mapunapuna location and fired two employees who appeared in the Snapchat video.

“We are horrified that a former teenage employee would conduct themselves in that way and make such a video of which we are investigating its authenticity,” said Richard Stula, the president of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers.

The company initiated a “complete sanitization” and is replacing equipment and utensils at the fast-food restaurant after the video was shared with them several days ago, Stula said in the statement.

“We will then send a corporate team in to inspect and complete a thorough audit of the location before it is allowed to re-open,” Stula said.


Owner of Hannibal’s Bar and Grill seen looking around nervously.

Doctor says he was unfairly kicked out of Dal Medical School after he plagiarized an essay about honesty

Bashar Moghrabi is an internal medicine specialist practicing at the Moncton Hospital. According to New Brunswick licensing records, he graduated from medical school in Jordan in 1995.

He wanted to become a cardiologist (a sub-speciality in the field), so in 2012, Moghrabi enrolled in Dal’s Cardiology Residence Training Program. The residency was a requirement before he could be considered for the increased credentialing.

But a lawsuit filed by Moghrabi this week shows that his experience at Dal did not go well.

The reasons for it are not explained in his lawsuit, but at some point, Moghrabi was required to go through with a remediation plan in order to continue his residency.


ell this is ironic.

Squawking parrot sparks fire alert in Daventry

A crew arrived at the property in Windsor Close, Daventry, at 15:45 GMT after the alarm was heard three times.

They cleaned out a smoke detector at the home, but heard the noise again.

The crew discovered the “alarm” noise was coming from one of two pet birds impersonating the sound. A spokeswoman said: “We’ve never had that happen before…it was amazing.”



Drunk pilots prompt alcohol rule change at Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines has moved to update its rules on drinking alcohol after its pilots failed breathalyzer tests in a series of incidents.

It has been reported that Japan Airlines pilots have failed breathalyzer tests 19 times since August 2017, when a more sensitive breathalyzer was introduced for in-house checks.

Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun Thursday cited unnamed airline officials in a report that said failed tests resulted in delays to 12 domestic flights.


Have a safe flight. O.O

Maplewood woman crashes after watching Netflix while driving 70 mph

BARNESVILLE, Minn. — A Twin Cities woman has been ticketed for watching Netflix while she was driving on Interstate 94 in northwestern Minnesota and crashing her vehicle into the median cable barrier.

The woman, Taylor Thiets, 20, of Maplewood, was driving at about 70 mph last month down the interstate and has been charged with distracted driving after allegedly watching a streaming Netflix television program before she crashed between Rothsay and Fergus Falls.

Before the crash, several 911 complaints were called in from other travelers on that stretch of I-94 about an erratic driver.

The Minnesota State Patrol then sent out troopers to try to intercept the woman, but she crashed before they were able to reach her. Thiets was not injured.


Pretty sure there are better times to be watching Netflix here.

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