Friday 2/3

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Watery milk – Two Ohio farmers were searching for a way to put their cows in a really good moo-o-o-o-d, so they came up with an idea that some would consider all wet — a waterbed for each and every one of them. Richard and David Conrad decided to butter up the critters in order to increase milk production, so they invested nearly $70,000 for 240 waterbeds designed especially for bovine use. The Conrads say that the cows are happier, and just like that commercial says, the happy cows produce better tasting, better-quality milk.

Monkey shine –  Dan Harshburger, a spokesman for Martin County Fire Rescue, said the Post Office in Jensen Beach was evacuated as investigators worked to identify an “unknown substance leaking from two cardboard boxes.” Harshburger said, “They’ve done an evaluation of the substance, and at this time they determined they believe it to be possibly moonshine.”  Are they sure?  Well, officials examined the contents of the boxes and found one of them contained a broken jar labeled “moonshine.”

A wild cherry chase – Seattle police say a  woman, whose name was not released, is believed to have stolen a cherry picker when she discovered it parked with the keys inside and led a King County sheriff’s deputy, a Washington State Patrol trooper and officers from the Seattle and Shoreline police departments on a high-speed chase through the city!   The chase came to an end when the woman crashed into a light pole in the parking lot of the Home Depot.  The woman, who a deputy said was laughing when she was pulled from the truck, was taken to Harborview Medical Center to receive treatment for cuts to her face.Police said the suspect is likely to be charges with auto theft, felony eluding, property damage and driving under the influence.

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