Monday, October 24, 2011

Have a 338-pound burger, a preambulating potty, and kids would rather go to Chattanooga than Disneyland

Image: giant hamburger

             Good Morning Humboldt County!

Here we are going into a new week. I’ve got the coffee on and your invited to have a cup with me. I’ve got a trio of stories that I think will amuse you as you drink some brew. 

'Absolutely Ridiculous': Restaurant creates 338-pound burger

A U.S. restaurant famous for cooking up giant hamburgers has outdone itself.

The Detroit News reports that Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar made a 338-pound (153-kilogram) "Absolutely Ridiculous Burger" on Thursday. A crowd gathered to salivate over the unveiling of the $2,000 menu item. The sandwich packs 540,000 calories and takes 22 hours to cook. Manager Jason Jones says the burger, which has 15 pounds of lettuce, 30 pounds of bacon, 30 pounds of tomatoes and 36 pounds of cheese, comes with fries and a drink.

Perambulating potty? Wild ride for Teamster in a toilet

RICHLAND, Washington — What? No seat belt? A Teamster needed one when he took an unplanned ride in a portable toilet at a nuclear reactor site in Washington state.

The Tri-City Herald reported that on Oct. 5 a forklift operator picked up the chemical toilet to move it, not realizing it was occupied. The newspaper said that according to a Department of Energy report, the driver lifted the outhouse about a foot off the ground and moved about 15 feet across a gravel road.

The forklift blocked the door, trapping the Teamster. The driver set the toilet down, he heard the Teamster inside. The newspaper said the report didn't indicate exactly what the Teamster was saying about the whole affair.

Disney World? We want to go to Chattanooga!

Like many parents, Rina and Mike Zeller turned on a video camera to document the squeals of delight when they surprised their kids with news of a family trip to Disney World.But the kids didn’t jump for joy. Instead, much to the Zellers surprise, Sophia, 6, and Ian, 4, started crying and insisting that they’d rather spend their vacation in … Chattanooga.

“We live close enough to Chattanooga that we usually go there once a year for a long weekend trip,” said Rina Zeller. “The kids love the aquarium and children’s museum and stream running through the downtown area. And we’d been telling that we're going to take them to Chattanooga this year for fall break.” The Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau in Tennessee loved the tape and, of course, began sending it around. Since then the tape has shown up on TV stations nationwide and been viewed on YouTube more than 70,000 times. “It’s nice to know there are some kids that would rather visit Chattanooga instead of Disney World,” said Dave Santucci, vice president of marketing for the Chattanooga CVB. “Especially because most families can’t afford to go to Disney World every year. But they can afford to come back to Chattanooga.”

Time to walk on down the road…

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