A big, sticky mess on two highways is being blamed on a sneeze. Truck driver Billie Setser was heading east last Thursday afternoon along Interstate 70 in Washington County when he sneezed and lost control of the big-rig. It just so happens he was hauling corn syrup at the time and hundreds of gallons of the stuff spilled onto the road. It ended up causing serious traffic trouble on Interstate 70 as well as Interstate 79. It took some time for crews to clean things up and also put stuff down on the road to absorb it. Officials say Setser apparently blacked out after sneezing and that’s when the he lost control of the truck.
Corn Syrup enhances flavor!
A Swedish man has been cleared of drug charges after he blamed the pot-related chemical in his blood on spiked cake. According to "The Local," the 27-year-old had been arrested on narcotics allegations after he was pulled over on his way home from a dinner party and a blood test later showed that he had the active chemical in marijuana in his system. But he explained that it came from eating a slice of cake that had -- apparently without his knowledge -- been spiked with the drug. The Ostersund District Court agreed that he ate the so-called "Space Cake" on accident, and dropped the charges.
Remember don't over eat during the holidays!
A Canadian man has been hit with a six-month jail sentence after stabbing a friend in the chest to test a so-called stab-proof vest. The "Edmonton Sun" reports Calvin Clackson pleaded guilty last week to criminal negligence causing bodily harm. The incident took place back in October 2012 when Justin Harder invited Clackson to stab him. The garment that was supposed to protect him, however, failed and the knife went into Harder's chest. Clackson initially fled the scene before paramedics arrived and took Harder to the hospital for emergency surgery that saved his life. The stabber was eventually picked up by police, and was sentenced to six-months behind bars last week.
Let's test that on ANYTHING else first, OK?