Bobby accepting his key to the city with the Governor and Lt. Governor of Minnesota (Photo by Littlehawk Photo …
Although the story only made national headlines on Friday after a local news team covered a fishing event near Dorset and discovered the pint-size politician, for Bobby, who was elected last August, it's just business as usual. He was named mayor at the town’s “Taste of Dorset” festival after would-be candidates who live in and around Dorset paid the $1 ballot charge to throw their names into a hat. The seasonal town, which boasts only 26 residents and 14 businesses, elects a new mayor every year from a pool of campaigning candidates who in the past have included chickens and cats.
According to Bobby’s mom, 34-year-old Emma Tufts, the toddler ran a two-month campaign starting in late June 2012, visiting local restaurants and handing out pins with his photo imprinted that read, “Vote for Bobby!” In August, his name was picked out of a hat. “He was so excited and told everyone at daycare that he was going to be mayor forever,” Tufts told Yahoo! Shine.
As a prize, Bobby received a gift certificate from every business in town and an oak plaque that represented a key to the city. “He wears the title proudly and right now, I don't mind the attention he is getting, it's sort of fun,” says Tufts. “The other day, he was signing autographs."
When Bobby’s not fishing, rock climbing, snow shoeing, or hanging out with his girlfriend Sophia, he can be spotted at the local restaurants, especially local soda fountain where he orders chocolate ice cream. “He’s pretty precocious and gets a lot of attention when he goes out,” local resident Sally Wizik Wills, 64, owner of Sister Wolf Books told Yahoo! Shine. “He’s a good ambassador for Dorset.”
Will Bobby take a cue from “Parks and Recreation” former teenage mayor Ben Wyatt and continue his career in politics when his gig ends in August? “We’re not sure,” says Tufts. “I’d like to give his 15-month-old brother a chance to run, but Bobby may be a politician. He’s very opinionated and very charming.”
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has banned junk food from the team’s cafeteria.
ALSO.... The first-year head coach posted four signs in the cafeteria explaining the main food groups, and what they do.
Each player also gets personalized smoothies after practice.
Kelly runs a fast-paced offense and apparently wants to make sure his players are in the perfect condition for it.
fella from Ringgold, GA claims he has the secret Coca Cola recipe that’s been held in a safe in downtown Atlanta for years.
He loves finding and selling antiques, and recently bought a box of letters and papers at an estate sale.
One of the papers is a cola recipe from 1943.
He thinks it’s the recipe for Coca Cola. The letter is a formula and the process to make it, and it matches closely with another recipe found two years ago. That one was published online from NPR and crashed their site from all the traffic.
He contacted Coca Cola and they told him they’d call him back within 10 days. Until then, he’s put the recipe on Ebay with an initial bid of $5million and a buy it now price of $15 million.
So far he’s had no takers.
LADYKILLER:Alisha (above), one of a legion of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev fans, has tweeted her plan to tattoo his words on her arm. Others have set up blogs, like this Tumblr tribute.
Thousands of American teen girls are crushing on Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar “Jahar” Tsarnaev, 19 — and leading a social-media movement to exonerate him.
The swooning teens will not accept allegations that the bushy-haired college kid — whom they refer to by his nickname, “Jahar” — and his brother, Tamerlan, 26, killed three and maimed hundreds by setting off bombs at the April 15 race and killed an MITduring the ensuing manhunt.
While some scrawl the hashtag “#FreeJahar” on their hands with markers, an 18-year-old in Topeka, Kansas, is going to the extreme — she wants the Dzhokhar’s words inked on her arm forever.
Getting one of Jahar’s tweets tattooed on me tomorrow.you could say I’m a #FreeJahar supporter,” “@keepitbluntedd” tweeted on May 7.
The tatted-up teen, Alisha, told The Post she’d soon put Tsarnaev’s April 7 tweet on her upper inside of her arm. It will read, “If you have the knowledge and the inspiration all that’s left is to take action.”
The waitress insists she believes Tsarnaev is innocent because the evidence against him doesn’t add up. She read through all of his tweets.
“He was just this pothead 19-year-oldwho didn’t care,” she said. “I don’t see it.”
She said she’s “[taking a]
“We live in this country where we are innocent until proven guilty and it’s not our job to prove that he’s innocent. It’s the government’s job to prove that he’s guilty,” she added.
She says she’s not a groupie.
“I feel like he doesn’t have a voice. Somebody needs to stand up for him and not the little high-schoolwho just think he’s cute,” Alisha said.
“@FreeJahar97,” who identified herself on Twitter as “Gianna,” a 16-year-old with “big boobs,” likened Tsarnaev to a heartthrob.
“Yes i like Justin Bieber and i like Jahar but that has nothing to do with why i support him. I know hes innocent, he is far too beautiful,” she tweeted on April 25.
Another fan is Ariel Barnes, 19, of Columbus, Ohio, unemployed and hoping to snag a
“I try to make it a point that I’m not a fangirl,” Barnes said. “I feel like he’s my brother.”
As “@Shadowlily1993,” she tweeted to critics: “Yall can judge me as much as you want. I’m on his side. This kid needs people behind him. . . . I hope to meet him one day he fascinates me.”
A brother and sister from Citra, FL were busted with a van full of stolen Frito-Lay Chips.
The siblings were spotted driving away from an industrial area (where factories are located). Cops spotted a 2-year-old jumping around in the backseat and pulled them over. They found the van was packed with hundreds of bags of chips.
“There were potato chips, and Cheetos, and pork rinds all over the van.”
The brother claimed they found them in a dumpster behind the factory and were going to sell them to make money.
Factory workers told cops the gate to get in the area is locked… but cops found they had a master key that worked on the lock. Employees say they’ve been chasing the siblings away from their plant for years.
They were both arrested and booked in jail on $10,000 bail.
The food you eat might affect your level of alertness during the day.
Researchers studied the daytime sleepiness/alertness levels of healthy, non-obese people, aged 18 to 65, who were normal sleepers.
Higher fat consumption was associated with increased daytime sleepiness while higher carbohydrate intake was linked with increased alertness. There was no relationship between protein consumption and sleepiness or alertness.
With excessive daytime sleepiness and fatigue so common in the modern world, it seems that a diet high in fat lowers alertness and that could have an impact on a person's ability to function and to deal with safety issues they come across.
High-fat diets are also associated with increased risk for certain cancers and heart disease.
A West Virginia man was electrocuted when he picked up a live power line that he had shot down in order to steal copper from it.
Police found the guy's fried body a few hours after he died.
The man and a partner planned to strip the line of its copper wiring to sell as scrap metal. But the guy was killed instantly when he picked up the power line.
His partner was arrested and will be in court soon.
A man tried to run away from police in Florida but ended up running right into the jaws of an alligator!
The 20-year-old man got pulled over for swerving. He jumped out of the passenger door, broke through a fence and escaped.
But he was found at a hospital a few hours later after he got attacked by an alligator near a water treatment plant. He was being treated for multiple puncture wounds to the face, arm and armpit area.
He'll be in court soon.
A Florida woman threw an 8 inch kitchen knife at her boyfriend when he farted in her face while they were watching TV.
The 53-year-old boyfriend passed gas, and they began arguing. She eventually tossed a knife.
She ran from the house after giving the man some minor wounds, but she was later caught by deputies.
She now faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and is being held on a $50,000 bond.