Sunday 8 December 2019

Carwashers take Note

RELIEF for those reluctant to clean their cars could soon be on the way.

Nissan has begun tests on a "self-cleaning" vehicle, using innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt. The specially engineered paint has been applied to the all-new Nissan Note model.

SUPERSIZE SADDLE-UP

WRANGLERS in the US West say they have had to add bigger horses to their stables to help carry larger tourists over the rugged terrain.

Horses of 1,800lb now hit the trail, giving riders of more than 300lb an opportunity to experience life in the saddle.

SPICE ROW ALL HOT AIR

A COOLING-off period has been called in the fight between the makers of a popular hot sauce and the US city that says its air is too spicy to bear.

Two weeks ago, council members voted the two-year-old plant was a nuisance. If the council had finalised its vote, Sriracha maker Huy Fong would have had 90 days to stop releasing the spicy emanations Irwindale citizens say are burning their eyes. The Irwindale City Council, in southern California, has delayed a decision for two weeks.

MICROCHIP MOGGY

A CAT that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner thanks to an implanted microchip.

The cat named Charlie showed up at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control in Indiana. Workers there scanned the cat and discovered Charlie had a microchip that identified his owner. Charlie disappeared from her home five years ago and the owner thought she would never see him again. She thanks the vet who convinced her to get a microchip when Charlie was a kitten.

POT OF THE CLASS

TWO 10-year-old boys in Colorado were caught selling marijuana that they pilfered from their grandparents' supplies of legally purchased pot in separate incidents at the same school.

The fourth-graders brought a small amount of marijuana to school on Monday and sold it to three other classmates.

DRIFTER HAD A DREAM

A TENNESSEE man looking for a place to sleep found a bed at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, where the Rev Martin Luther King was shot and killed in 1968.

But the motel is now part of the National Civil Rights Museum, and Dexter Anderson (33) was arrested as he slept in room 308 after a security officer called police.

Irish Independent

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