TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Snack cake company, Hostess, which celebrated opening day for Major League Baseball by Tweeting a photo of a baseball cupcake with the word “Touchdown.”
People immediately started ripping on them for using a football term, so they went into damage control mode and claimed it was on purpose.
A spokeswoman said, “The touchdown line was intentional. It’s fun and aimed at young audiences who are in on the running joke.”
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Russell Lamar Roberts, 25, an Orlando man who was arrested for fleeing the scene of an accident after leaving his wallet behind.
Police say that Roberts hit another car with his Chevy and immediately got out and fled on foot.
Troopers tracked him down after noticing his wallet, which contained his driver’s license, inside the abandoned Chevy.
When police tracked him down, Roberts couldn’t recall the accident, but stated, “He might have fallen asleep behind the wheel.”
OR HOW ABOUT …..
Four people in Florida, who were hospitalized after being stung by a massive swarm of bees while trying to swipe some honey.
The group encountered a massive bee hive, but decided to try and harvest the honey anyway.
The swarm was so large that firefighters had to be called to use a fire hose to get the bees off them.
Three men were transported to an area hospital with as many as 50 bee stings each.
The fourth person, an adult woman, was stung about a dozen times.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Organizers of an Easter egg hunt in Sacramento, CA, whose poor planning caused rowdy crowds, crying toddlers, and parents pushing and shoving to snag the eggs.
Organizers had ordered 510,000 plastic eggs to try and break the world record of 501,000 from 2007.
But a fight broke out after parents argued over whether adults should be allowed to help the kids.
Also, no record was set because the eggs arrived just two days before the event, which was past the deadline for Guinness World Records certification.