This Week

[May 6-12th, 2018] Sharks apparently like to get funky, a betting woman is the real Kentucky Derby winner, a man drives a truck full of bees, and one of Iron Man’s suits has been stolen.

Bees and Bar-B-Que

Wallace Leatherwood of North Carolina picked up an order of 18,000 bees—all packaged in boxes—but couldn’t resist stopping at Moe’s Original Bar-b-Que. Leaving the bees in the cab of his truck, he returned well-fed with a sweet tea to-go. Unfortunately, around 3,000 bees had escaped. Leatherwood drove 40 miles on the Interstate, with a truck full of bees, and didn’t get stung once.

Sharks Like Jazz

Sharks may have been around for a long time, but it turns out they prefer jazz over classical music. According to research conducted by the Fish Lab at Macquarie University, sharks can be trained to recognize jazz music in exchange for food rewards. Of course, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is ahead of the game and has been hosting jazz nights for years.

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Gambler Wins Big At Kentucky Derby

The first place horse and jockey normally win the biggest prize at the Kentucky Derby, but this year racing fan Margaret Reid almost one-upped the equestrian champ. After carefully analyzing the lineup, she bet 18 dollars on five winning horses and walked away with $1.2 million—just $40,000 short of the race’s grand prize.

Wonka’s Wild Ride

We all hate the vanilla monotony of traffic, but what if it had a different flavor? A tanker carrying several tons of chocolate flipped over on a highway in Poland, spilling an immense puddle of creamy chocolate onto the pavement. As the chocolate slowly congealed, cleanup crews got to work, though bystanders noted the crew was all smiles.

Iron Man Armor Stolen

Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor has been stolen. The headline might sound like the plot to a superhero movie, but the armor used by actor Robert Downey Jr. in the first Iron Man film has gone missing from a storage warehouse. The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating, noting that it’s valued at $325,000. Where are the Avengers when you need them?

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