Here we are in mid-May already and life continues to get more amusing. Let’s dedicate this Madeleines issue to a few smiles and a little belly laughter to kick off your week. Here’s hoping it’s a good one for you.
Hug a Coca Cola Vending Machine and Get a Free Soda
By showing a Coke machine some love, students and faculty at the National University of Singapore are smiling. “Hug Me” inscribed across the front of the dispensing machine, in Coke’s iconic red and unmistakable logo, means just that, “Hug me.” What happens next opens up all kinds of happiness. Hugs make us smile. Thanks Holly Blondin (@artsmeetbizness) for your @foxnews RT and making us do just that.
Zachary Bodish Sells Original Picasso Print He Found In Thrift Shop For $7,000
As luck finds it, Zachary Bodish of Columbus, OH struck on a find that surprised him beyond his imagination. While browsing his local thrift store, Bodish came across a vintage poster and, thinking it was most likely a reproduction, plunked down $14.14 and went on his way. May this type of luck be with you Cabral Edwards (@CEMManagement).
It’s a Gas: Dinosaur Flatulence May Have Warmed Earth
If you’re traveling back in time, bring a gas mask. Full of methane-producing microbes, dinos were a lot like big cows. “A simple mathematical model suggests that the microbes living in sauropod dinosaurs may have produced enough methane to have an important effect on the Mesozoic climate,” says researcher Dave Wilkinson of Liverpool John Moores University. Major thanks to Anthony DeRosa (@antderosa) and @rueters for making us giggle.
Police Arrest Naked Man Riding Unicycle
It’s probably something you never fathomed you’d see, but drivers on a Houston highway were surprised by what they saw cycling on a busy traveled bridge – a naked man riding a unicycle. “He said that he liked the way that it felt. Really don’t know what he meant by that, but that’s what he said,” said Kemah Police Chief Greg Rikard. Tanya Hayes (@tanyahayes2) you cracked us up with your @KPRClocal2 RT.
Video of the Week
A man, a goose and a lightsaber. May the laughter be with you.
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