News today tidbits of interest

Posted: June 12, 2014 in Oddball stuff


Car detour lets toads cross road without croaking! It’s rush hour in Philadelphia for thousands of baby toads as they hop across a busy residential street on a rainy summer night. Why do toadlets cross the road? To get to the woods on the other side, where they will live, eat mosquitoes and grow up to be full-sized American toads (bufo Americanus). After a couple of years, they’ll make the reverse trek as adults, unless they get squashed by a car. That’s where the Toad Detour comes in, Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education sets up a roadblock each year in the Roxborough neighborhood, rerouting cars so the amphibians can cross the two-lane street without fear of, um, croaking. I found that article interesting didn’t you? Read full story

Waffle House waitress denied $1,000 tip; customer finds way around company rule  When a Raleigh waitress received a mega tip, she was forced to return the money. However, the customer who left a $1000 tip found a way around the company rule. Watch video

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