Marijuana Christmas Tree
Police in Germany seized a Christmas tree from a resident of Koblenz, because under the ornaments was a six-foot-tall marijuana plant! It had been cut and set into a Christmas tree stand, then decorated with a string of lights. The unnamed owner of the tree told police he planned to put wrapped gifts underneath it. He was promptly arrested and held on drug charges. Along with the tree, police seized another 150 grams of marijuana in the apartment.
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Welcome to the Friday Brain Game. Good luck!
The last two letters of the name of which U.S. state's capital
are the same two letters of that state's postal abbreviation?
Here is the ANSWER.
ALBANY,... READ ON
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Mangesh and I are headed to a holiday party tonight where we don't know many people. We each have good stories we can fall back on in the event of a conversational lull -- he started a magazine in college in a terrible economy that's alive and kicking a decade later; the other day I heard a woman threaten to call the state lottery commission to complain... READ ON
Many of us – me included – sing Christmas songs without giving a second thought to the lyrics. If you’re paying attention, though, there are some pretty ancient terms mixed in with all of the Fa-La-La-La-La-ing. Here’s the meaning of 10 of them – feel free to impress your friends and family with trivia as you gather ‘round the piano to sing this year (do people really do that?).
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Like Bert and Ernie or pork and fennel, Christmas trees and lights were made for each other. But how did stringing up a few hundred twinkling lights on a pine tree become a normal part of Christmas merrymaking?
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