Pope Francis Says Hello to Chocolate Selfie

Pope Francis in chocolate

All right, no Pope-sickle jokes, you hear? At an audience on Wednesday, February 5, Pope Francis was introduced to a life-size sculpture of himself, carved from a 1.5-ton block of dark chocolate. The tasty Pope Francis is the work of chocolate artist Mirco Della Vecchia, an instructor at Rome's Accademia de Maestri Cioccolatieri.   Della Vecchia and his 20 students worked for a full month to create the chocolate pontiff, using dark  chocolate from Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. The … [Read more...]

Snow Day? This School’s Announcement Will Make You Smile

Snow Day

It's snowing again!  Here in southeast Michigan, schools and districts are expected to announce a new round of school closings as the temperature drops and we head back to the deep freeze. In Burlington, Kentucky, one school principal got tired of hearing himself deliver the same old "School Closing" message after nine school closings in the 2013-14 school year, and he decided to have a little fun.  James Detwiler, principal of Stephens Elementary, enlisted the help of drama teacher Chad … [Read more...]

Hog Heaven? Ohio Man Is Buried Astride His Harley

Hog Heaven

You can't take it with you--but darned!  You can try! Billy Standley of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, loved his Harley.  For eighteen years, the former ranch hand and rodeo rider told people he wanted to be buried astride his 1967 Harley Davidson Electra Guide cruiser.  And now, his family has helped that dream to come true. Standley's motorcycle helped him, he said, to retain a sense of adventure after he settled down to raise four children.  So for years, he planned the elaborate funeral that … [Read more...]


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