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Bob's News Archives for 2016-11

Man Blissfully Has No Idea Who Won Presidential Election






In today's digital age it's near impossible to avoid television spoilers and much less so major news stories like who the presidential-elect is.


However, one Georgia man is living everyone's dream.  According to TODAY, Joe Chandler of Brunswick, Georgia has been enjoying the bubble he has created for himself since election night. Chandler, a cartoonist who works from home, has successfully avoided all sources of news and has absolutely no idea who the next president is going to be.  He even goes so far as to wear a sign and headphones in public so he doesn't over-hear any political conversations.


Check out the full story and interview here:


Looking For Something Fun to do Saturday Evening?




Tomorrow night, Saturday the 19th, the annual City Lights Festival and Parade kicks off at 5 p.m. in Downtown Wichita Falls.  There will be food and special vendors at the Downtown Farmer's Market from 5 to 8 p.m. The Maskat Shriners will have train rides.  Children can get their photo with Santa at Santa Land located at 8th and Scott in Park Central from 5-6:30pm.  The parade kicks off at 7 p.m. and will span 10 city blocks with over 1,000 participants.  It's fun for the whole the family this Saturday evening in Downtown Wichita Falls!


Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Warns Hunter About





The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife reported that they had received reports of two cases of tularemia "rabbit fever" are according to KFOR are urging hunters in the Sooner State to keep their distance from rabbits that are behaving erratically.  


Tularemia can be spread through flea and tick bites as well as contact with an infected animal.  Hunters are urged to wear tick repellant, wear gloves when handling wild game and not drink from any streams or rivers.


If infected, tularemia can be treated with antibiotics. 


Japanese Rubber-Mask Manufacturer Excited for Trump Presidency

Amidst all the speculation surrounding a Trump presidency, the only rubber-mask manufacturer in Japan is enjoying an abundance of gains from the US election results.


According to CTVNEWS, Ogawa Studios is pumping out 350 likenesses of the president-elect daily to catch up with a flood of orders.  


The factory also produces masks of unsuccessful Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, President Barack Obama and other Japanese and international politicians and celebrities.


Oreo Enters the Candy Bar Business





According to People, if you're planning on starting a diet as your New Year's resolution you might as well not bother.  


Oreo has teamed up with European chocolate company Milka to launch Oreo into the candy bar business.  The chococalte coated oreo filling and cookie piece bars are slated to land on shelves by January. 


The battle of the bulge continues. 


Self-Declared Weatherman Set Fire to Gain Facebook Views

According to NBC, an aspiring weatherman in eastern Kentucky was arrested after intentionally set a fire to bring attention to his Facebook videos.


Twenty-One year old Johnny Mullins was charged after telling police he intentionally set the fire "because he enjoyed the attention he got from the Facebook stuff."




Man Finds Lost Wedding Ring In His Garden Three Years Later







A German man got quite the surprise while harvesting carrots from his garden.  Thee years ago the 82 year old had lost his wedding band while gardening but his wife assured him that the ring would resurface.  Unfortunately, it was six months after her passing when her predicition came true.  A carrot had grown through the lost ring.  


"You reap what you sow" is reportedly what the man had to say about finding his lost treasure.


Operation Santa Claus Toys and Bicycles Stolen

Toys and bicycles that were intended for needy children in the area were stolen November 9th.


According to TRN a storage container at the MPEC Ag Center was broken into and over 50 bicycles were stolen from Operation Santa Claus; an annual event that gives toys and bicycles to underprivileged children in the community.



Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the WFPD at 720-5000 or stay anonymouse by contacting Crime Stoppers at 322-9888.


Canada's Immigration Website Crashed during US Election





During last night's US election vote Canada's immigration website suffered a massive fault due to a higher than normal traffic level.


It's being suggested, according to the BBC, that many Americans began exploring other options when a Trump victory became evident.


Check out the full BBC story here.




Jalapeno Tree Closes Doors






If you were a fan of the Jalapeno Tree Mexican restaurant location in Wichita Falls hopefully you were able to get your fix one last time before today.  


According to signage the business is closed for remodeling but according to KFDX Jalapeno Tree's president Paul Bambrey said the location was closed due to economic and other pressures. 


Sting Performance will reopen Bataclan in Paris







November 13th marks the one-year anniversay of the terror attack at the Bataclan music venue in Paris.  


Bitish singer Sting, former frontman for The Police, will be reopening the venue a day prior the anniversary with a performance. According to CNN, Sting plans to donate all the proceeds to two organizations supporting victims and families.


Security has been increased since the attack nearly a year ago. 


Living Through Doomsday in Style







This story brings to mind the 1999 Brendan Fraser film "Blast From The Past."


Prepping for doomsday has become all the rage in some circles.  But, the residents of Ector, Texas, a town most commuters only see from the highway, are stocking up on far more than canned- beans and ammo.


They intend to live out the end of days in style with luxury bunkers and DNA stored in a vault.


Trident Lakes, the $300 million underground five-star resort, will feature 400 luxury bunkers. Above ground, the residents will also be able to enjoy a golf course, polo field, gun range and white sand lagoons.


Developers intend to have enough supplies and electricty to take residents off the grid for a year; said residents will be able to move in by early 2018.


Would You Change Your Name for an iPhone?




A Ukranian electronics store offered up five of Apple's latest product to anyone willing to legally change their name to iphone 7.  In this case, Olexander Turin is for the time being now known as iPhone Sim (seven.)


The twenty year old said he plans to revert back to his original name when has children.


According to TIME his sister said, "Each person in this world is looking for a way to express himself. Why not to do that in this way?”


Why not indeed when you compare the shelf price of $850 American dollars in the Ukraine versus the $2 to change your name.


Man Drops $9 Million on License Plate







In the United Arab Emirates no wealthy elite's vehicle is complete without a custom license plate and they're willing to throw down some serious coin, well dirhams actually, to obtain them.


Property Developer Balwinder Sahni bid $33 million dirhams($9 million American) in a government auction for a licence plate bearing......the number 5......


Let that sink in.



It's one of the largest sums ever spent on a custom licence plate.



For the full story check out this CNN Money article.






"Dad of The Year"

On a cross-coutry Halloween-night flight one father saved the tradition of trick-or-treating for his 3-year-old daughter. According to a fellow passenger the father passed out candy and a note to the other passengers explaing the situation and asked, if they were willing, to please drop the candy in her basket as his daughter walked past. 


Faith in humanity restored. Be sure to check out the full article. 


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