A Little Friday File Fun

And now it's time for FRIDAY FILES!
By PS

In Zanesville, Ohio, a 93-year-old man who decided to play one last round of golf before his physical ailments totally prevented it, ended his decades of play with a personal victory. The man made his first-ever hole-in-one at the 152-yard third hole last month at Green Valley Golf Course in Zanesville with a 5-wood. He told The Zanesville Times Recorder “the Lord knew” this was his last round and gave him a hole-in-one.

 

In Perth, Australia, customers at a restaurant are offered water pistols to be able to enjoy their outdoor dining experience. It seems that the owner of 3Sheets restaurant became annoyed with seagulls pestering its patrons. He decided to equip each table with a water pistol to scare the birds away, and customers say the strategy works.

 

In San Francisco, California, a book nearly five decades overdue has been returned to the Eureka Valley branch of the city’s public library. The copy of Eldridge Cleaver’s memoir “Soul On Ice” was due back at the branch December 9, 1970, making it 47 years, four months and 29 days late. The library’s late fee would’ve been $1,731.70 if it didn’t cap the fine at $10.01. The branch manager told the San Francisco Chronicle she’d like to know who the library patron is so she can get the story behind the returned book.

 

In Loerrach, Germany, police were called to investigate a domestic disturbance. Officers sent to the scene found there was a loud argument going on—but it was between a 22-year-old man and a parrot. According to the Associated Press, the man told police he had been annoyed with the bird, which belonged to his girlfriend. The parrot responded to being shouted at with loud noises of its own. Police said it couldn’t speak but could bark like a dog.