A 21-year-old woman in Vermont was recently bitten by a black widow spider after reaching into a bag of grapes she purchased at the local Shaw’s supermarket.
That’s a whole bunch of “nope” right there.
She and her mother captured the little culprit that had crawled up her arm and brought it with them to the hospital where the woman was treated and eventually released.
The creature is identifiable by a red hourglass-shape on its belly, so if you see the mark, stay away.
Here’s the supermarket’s statement about the incident, via WPTZ:
The health and safety of products we sell, and our customers, is our first concern. We have been closely monitoring the situation and been in contact with the family. We replaced product in the customer’s refrigerator as a precaution and took immediate action to inspect the product at the customer’s store. We also are inspecting the product in all of our stores and have been in touch with the supplier, which has an extensive food safety management system in place.
While their venom is poisonous, most people just experience a pin prick followed by dull muscle pain along with other possible symptoms.
Severe symptoms usually start to improve within 2 to 3 days, but milder symptoms may persist for several weeks. Death in a normally healthy individual is very rare. Young children, the extremely ill, and the elderly may not survive a bite.
Black widows were also found in bags of grapes in stores across several different states back in 2013.
This mast March a woman in Wales found a Brazilian Wandering Spider in her bag of bananas, which is considered the “world’s most venomous spider” by the Guinness World Records.
Other spiders have also been in the news a lot lately, particularly in Australia, where they are literally raining down from the sky as part of a phenomenon called “mass ballooning.”
Just don’t try to kill any of them, or you might end up with hundreds of even smaller spiders on your hands like this guy did.
Dock Street Brewery, located in Philidelphia, has just started aging a beer with music. The hope, as head brewer Vince Desrosiers told Philadelphia Magazine, is that vibrations from the sounds of Wu-Tang Clan music will agitate the yeast and "create some different flavors during fermentation.”
The beer itself, called Ain't Nuthin’ to Funk With, should be ready to try later this year.
Malia Obama is Felix Kiprono's ideal woman and the Kenyan lawyer says he plans to offer a plethora of livestock to Barack Obama for the match when he comes to visit the country in July. He has the support of his family members and has a traditional marriage proposal already planned. I'm guessing Malia, who is currently 16-years-old, probably has a different idea for her future that doesn't involve drinking sour milk and living the "simple life" that Kirprono told The Nairobian he has planned for her.
Louisiana teacher Camille Brennan allegedly gave two female students brownies laced with marijuana on May 1st. One of their parents reported it the same day. Brennan has admitted to giving students the brownies and has resigned from her job as a teacher. She has been arrested on two counts of distribution of marijuana and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile but other charges may also be filed as the investigation continues.
The Unicode Consortium responsible for standardizing text characters and emoji across different platforms recently announced that they'll be unleashing a new batch of characters for 2016. You can see some of the highlights above from Yahoo, including the much-requested "selfie" and "bacon" emoji.
The elephant in the room, however, is the lack of a taco emoji. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO EXPRESS TACO BELL REGRET, UNICODE CONSORTIUM? You expect me to use my words like an Actual Human Being? That's gosh-dang absurd and you know it.
If you're curious the emoji subcommittee (again a Real Thing and not something we just made up) has some explanations for their selections. Otherwise, here's a list of what's the come in 2016:
Face with cowboy hat Clown face Nauseated face Rolling on the floor laughing Drooling face Lying face “Call me” hand Selfie Raised back of hand Left-facing fist Right-facing fist Handshake Hand with first and index finger crossed Pregnant woman Face palm Shrug Man dancing Prince Man in tuxedo Mother Christmas Wilted flower Scooter Motor scooter Octagonal sign Clinking glasses Black heart Croissant Avocado Cucumber Bacon Potato Carrot Fox face Eagle Duck Bat Shark Owl
Two drunken golf fans allegedly stole the pictured golf cart and drove it five miles down the road and onto local bar Selwyn Pub's patio according to sources from Total Frat Move. The source of the golf cart, Quail Hollow Country Club, is well known in Charlotte, NC for its party atmosphere during tournaments. A co-owner of the pub confirmed that, although they aren't sure how it got there, a Quail Hollow golf cart was indeed left on the patio of Selwyn Pub. The drunk patrons/golf cart theives apparently abandoned the cart to be picked up by a country club representative the next morning and left the bar without being caught.