Rob and Grace Jones wanted to replace a built-in toilet paper holder in their home in Crystal Lake, Illinois, on April 16, which required them to cut into the wall of their bathroom, NBC New York reported. That’s when they came across a most unusual find: a towel containing two McDonald’s hamburger wrappers and a full order of french fries inside. Vintage 1959. “We were expecting the worst,” Grace said. “I was shielding my kids in case there was any dried blood.” More like dried ketchup. “Not a cold case, just some cold fries,” she said. “They were very well preserved.” Must not be many mice in Crystal Lake.
An American family returning to the United States from a trip to Israel on April 28 set off a chaotic bomb scare at Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv when they tried to take an unexploded artillery shell through a security check, the BBC reported. They had found the shell in the Golan Heights and picked it up as a souvenir; at the airport, a family member pulled it from a backpack and asked if it could be put in a suitcase. The security official called for her immediate area to be cleared, but someone misheard her, and panic ensued. The family members were later questioned and allowed to board their flight.
As his United Airlines flight taxied to its gate at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on May 5, one passenger apparently couldn’t wait to deplane, WLS-TV reported. So he opened the emergency exit and walked onto the wing, then slid down the wing and onto the runway. The ground crew stopped the man, and he was turned over to law enforcement officers.
The Mansfield Independent School District in Texas will celebrate an unusual graduation this year, feting 35 pairs of twins in its senior class, along with one set of triplets. Anthony and Angela Morka are among the twins who will graduate at the end of May, CBS News reported. “Knowing that it’s almost over is exciting, but it’s also kind of sad,” Angela said. “It will definitely be a change because we’re not going to be together like we’ve always been,” Anthony added. The district held a special event for the multiples on April 29 at Vernon Newsom Stadium.
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