A Little Friday File Fun (11/02)

November 2, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Well, here’s a couple of thousand worth….

New Britain, Connecticut-based Avery’s Beverages is now selling “Woof Water”, a bottled water for dogs and their companions.   According to the New Britain Herald, Avery General Manager Rob Metz said customers told him they wanted a water they could share with their pets. The result: Woof Water, a pure natural spring water packaged in half-liter bottles. Metz calls it “hydration for hounds and their humans.”  

A portion of proceeds from Woof Water sales will go to the Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary, the company says.   Woof Water is available at the firm’s Corbin Avenue bottling plant, pet-related retailers or by delivery. It sells for $1 a bottle or $4.50 per six-pack.

Here are 15 famous ghost pictures.   MORE at http://www.knbc.com/slideshow/entertainment/14378935/detail.html?source=rss_offbeat

– – – in the WACO school district in Iowa, Red Ribbon Week here was marked with the distribution of rubber wrist bands – – – that were supposed to carry the anti-drug slogan “I’ve Got BETTER Things to DO than DRUGS” – – – but instead wound up with the message of the all-uppercase words: Better Do Drugs – – – MORE at http://www.positivepromotions.com/ive-got-better-things-to-do-than-drugs-reflective-bracelet/p/IOS259V/c2p/bc/

In the Allegheny National Forest, Pennsylvania, Rick Jacobs (or, more accurately, a camera of his with an automatic trigger) has snapped a picture of something – – – that some are now saying could be Bigfoot – – – though critics say it looks more like a “bear with a severe case of mange” – – – we report, you decide – – – MORE at http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,9211,5726202,00.jpg

On February 19, 1891, miner Joseph Roberts, 37, went to work at a Stoke-on-Trent colliery here – – – but was injured (before lunch) when underground blasting at the colliery went wrong – – -and later passed – – – among his personal effects was his unopened lunchbox – – – that had inside it an orange – – – that his family kept – – – and recently donated it to a museum here – – – so now, if you’d like to know what a 116-year-old orange looks like – – – MORE at http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44206000/jpg/_44206310_orange2.jpg

– – – somewhere near Woodinville, Washington , a Washington State Patrol airplane was working routine patrol on state Route 520 near Interstate 405 – – – when it spotted a fast-moving car (turned out to be a 2005 Ferrari F430) weaving in and out of traffic using several lanes – – – the spotter in the plane alerted police on the ground – – – who, in turn, positioned themselves to intercept the car and driver – – – as the driver of Ferrari exited the Interstate and parked in a small storage facility – – – police arrested the 35-year-old driver – – – but the car’s passenger, Kenneth J. Rhule, 31, identified himself as the owner of the car and persuaded police not to impound the car – – – after the tow truck arrived, Kenneth, noting that there were no longer state troopers present – – – dismissed the tow truck driver, and climbed in his Ferrari and drove off – – – he failed, however, to notice the WSP plane overhead – – – who alerted troopers on the ground – – – who stopped Kenneth – – – and then arrested him for DUI – – – and impounded his Ferrari – – – you can check it out via the bird’s eye view of the WSP plane at http://www.kirotv.com/news/14451917/detail.html#

In Firmat, Argentina , residents have been spooked – – – and experts supposedly unable to explain – – – a “haunted” swing that residents claim can keep moving continuously for ten days – – – with nary a person or wind to push it – – – you can see the swing in action below: