Small Bites 8/7

Published 7:00 am Sunday, August 7, 2022

A whale of a tale

Plymouth Harbormaster Chad Hunter told WCVB-TV “The boat was in the right place at the wrong time” after a whale breached in the harbor and landed smack, dab on a fishing boat, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. Fortunately, no one was hurt and the boat suffered minor damage. Hunter said an abundance of fish attracted both the fishing boats and the whale, noting that “This could have been much worse for all involved … An incident like this is pretty rare but very dangerous to boaters.”

 

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Row, row, row your boat

You can bet that Libby Costello, Sophia Denison-Johnston, Brooke Downes and Adrienne Smith were exhausted, achy and very, very tired when they landed their row boat in Honolulu, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. They had been rowing nonstop after leaving San Francisco 34 days, 14 hours and 11 minutes earlier in hopes of breaking the record for the 2,400 nautical mile journey. How did they do it? They rowed in 2-hour paired shifts for 24 hours a day, averaging about an hour and a half of sleep per day. That’s apparently faster than another team of rowers have ever achieved and it is likely they’ll make it into the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

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A psychedelic road trip

They were supposed to paint the yellow and white traffic lines in a slightly curved pattern in order to slow down traffic, according to Hollister, CA Mayor Ignacio Velazquez. But the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] reports the contractors created a confusing, psychedelic, zigzagging pattern. Mayor Velazquez told KSBW-TV “I saw it later in the afternoon on my way home from work, and I thought, ‘Woah, this is the strangest thing I’ve seen’.” Rest assured the contractors will repaint the lanes at no cost to the city.

 

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