By Amber Bass
SEATTLE, Washington- Washington state earthquake researchers said rowdy fans at a Seattle Seahawks game registered as a low-level quake. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network monitored seismic activity during Monday night’s win over the New Orleans Saints from a recording station about a block away from CenturyLink Field. The team recorded five seismic events during the game, with the most intense measuring in the magnitude 1-to-2 range, taking place when Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett returned a fumble for a touchdown.
DALLAS, Texas- A Texas beautician fended off a violent, would-be mugger with a little help from a piping hot beauty product she was bringing home from work. Teresa Mendez, of Dallas, was walking home just after 8 p.m. when a knife-wielding man threatened her, demanding she hand over her money and bag. She said at one point she tried using a pair of scissors she had in the bag to fight off the man. When that didn’t work she said she used the only other thing she had, a container full of scalding hot wax which she threw at his face. The robber remains at large.
CHACIGO, Illinois- A suburban Chicago coroner got an unpleasant Thanksgiving surprise when the Kane County Morgue freezer malfunctioned last week, causing bodies to thaw. A deputy coroner at the Kane County Morgue responded to a death call Thursday and returned to the office only to discover a “recognizable odor” coming from the freezer. Russell told the reporters the freezer is more than 20 years and old and the malfunction is a symptom of larger facility and budget issues.
ROGUE RIVER, Oregon- Early Monday morning Janis Pugh stepped out on her front porch and saw a nearly 500 pound pig. “I was just stunned, he was huge, and didn’t seem aggressive. But when my dogs barked at him he started charging this way, so we ran inside,” Pugh said. That’s when she called police for assistance, who were just as stunned as she was. “It was too big to put into the back of the police car, it wasn’t terribly cooperative,” said Rogue River Police Officer John Foster. It took officials about 2 hours to actually capture the pig. Police have no idea where she came from but hopes someone can provide answers soon.