- Kathryn Patterson
Freaky Friday News: October 16, 2015
And the Winner is... Santa Claus!!!
Santa Claus, the man formerly known as Thomas Patrick O'Connor, won a seat on the city council of North Pole, Alaska, this week. Mr. Claus ran as a write-in candidate, and received 58 votes to capture his victory.
Mr. Claus is a cancer patient, and he wants to set up a marijuana medical dispensary in town. He also advocates for children's rights.
How Not To Put Out a Fire
Earlier this week, an unnamed man in Clay County, Missouri tried to burn trash in a field. Only, he didn't clear out enough space so the brush caught fire. To put out the unintended fire, he decided to do something unusual - he drove over the flames.
In his minivan.
Filled with ammunition.
It didn't work out well. The van's tires caught fire, then the flames reached the ammunition, and began to randomly set off the bullets. After the police and fire arrived, both groups waited a safe distance away from the minivan until the ammunition stopped firing.
The lesson here: Don't drive over a wildfire with a minivan filled with ammo. It just doesn't work out well.