News and Notes – 3/25/2008

$1,350 Corn Flake Shaped Like Illinois Rich breakfast. A corn flake shaped like the state of Illinois sold for $1,350 on eBay. Two sisters in Virginia sold the flake to a trivia collector in Austin, Texas. The winner of the auction is sending someone to pick up the flake by hand rather than risk damaging the item in the mail. I wonder what a flake shaped like Texas would have gone for?

Voting matters. Does one vote really matter? It does if no one else votes. No one showed up to vote in an annexation referendum for an unincorporated area in Broward County, Florida. A single vote would have decided the matter for the whole community. At least there won’t be a recount.

Back from the dead. 21-year-old Zack Dunlap was pronounced dead at the hospital after sustaining a serious head injury in an ATV accident. Four hours later, when a nurse began removing the tubes from his body, they discovered Dunlap was alive after all. The injured man remembers lying there and actually hearing the doctor declare him brain-dead. Zack said he was very ticked off at the man.

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