Restaurant pairs its sushi menu with strains of marijuana

The pot menu 
By: Debbie Gross

(Scroll down for video) In the mood for some sushi pot? Just go to your local restaurant.

The Hapa sushi chain in Colorado, hopes to capitalize on the legalization of drugs in the state, by offering its customers a "pairing menu" that matches specific strains of marijuana to certain selections of sushi.

"This is entertainment. It's just for fun. For people to come and laugh a little, or even learn a little," Jessica Brookhart, a Hapa Corporate Manager, said.

Since it is still illegal to smoke on the premises, the menu is actually a parody. The joke is only part of the "Happy Legalization" marketing campaign.

"Our dining room is ergonomically designed to reduce paranoia," one sign at the restaurant reads.

According to Professor Margaret Campbell, of the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, this type of marketing campaign capitalizes on borrowed interest.

Dog seen taking car on joyride and crashing into vehicle

Toby on a joyride 
By: John Roberts

(Scroll down for video) A dog decided to have some fun with its owners car, so it took it for a joyride.

However, it did not take long for the dog to crash the vehicle. The damage was minimal, but the shock value was not.

A Washington woman, who was stopped at a red light at Crestline and Empire, said that a car hit her vehicle out of nowhere.

The woman said she did not see anyone inside the car at first.

"I was driving, hoping to just get home," Tabitha Ormaechea said.

Ormaechea had worked all day and all she wanted to do was rest. Her plans got a little hairy at the red light.

"I bent down to get some lipstick, and that's when it hit me," Ormaechea said.

"When I looked up, there was nobody in the car, just a little dog up on the wheel looking at me," Ormaechea said.

"I was surprised, I did not know if I was crazy, or if this little dog had taken a joyride," she added.

Dog owner Jason Martinez said that his dog took his car for the joyride.

Martinez said he had been in the store for a few minutes, when his dog, Toby, decided to get into action.

"The dog must have hit the shift and the car began moving," Martinez said.

There were no injuries and the damage was minimal.

Girl’s hands freeze after mother kicks her out of the house because she had to smoke crack

Smoking crack illustration 
By: Sarah Weiss

(Scroll down for video) A girl was left injured after her mother kicked her out of the house because she wanted to smoke crack, according to police reports in Pennsylvania.

Pittsburgh police said that a Hill District woman was indicted this morning on charges that she endangered the welfare of her 16-year-old daughter, who went to an aunt's house on Tuesday, with frozen hands.

Yolanda Williams, 42, is being held in the Allegheny County Jail, in lieu of $1,000 bail, according to court documents.

She faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child and recklessly endangering another person.

The girl told police that her mother smoked crack, packed her bags, took her key and told her she had to leave her house, according to a criminal complaint. The girl then went to the home of her aunt and arrived there with frozen hands.

Williams told police that her daughter picked up her clothes and said that she wanted to leave.




Hot looking woman, 28, posts billboard of herself as she is looking for a husband

Huang Lijuan 

The billboard 
By: Ryan Lee Hall

A woman decided to go public as she is looking for the love of her life.

Huang Lijuan, 28 of Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, placed billboards throughout the city as a way to find a future husband.

The advertisement features the woman in a wedding dress sitting on a horse.

The billboards are ten meters long and four meters wide. The advertisement have been placed at all 200 city bus stops.

The average cost for one of these billboards is 1 million yuan (about $165,000) per day.

The advertisement reads: "I ​​have a house, car and savings, looking for Mr. Right and a happy 2014."

Huang is said to have taken the action after years of pressure from her family to get married.

Many people were impressed by the young woman’s wealth and her ability to splurge on so many billboards.

However, Lijuan pointed out that she works as a marketing manager of a real estate company.

She confirmed the authenticity of the advertisement and that she is indeed looking for Mr. Right.

However, she added that the advertising space was offered to her by her company free of charge to fill the gap caused by a late launch of a housing project.

Huang said that because she is so busy with work, she does not have time to find a suitable husband.

She is looking for someone who is "clean, positive, caring towards his parents and responsible, although being handsome is not a prerequisite,” she said.

She would like her man to have a passion for horses, but she said that it is not a must.

Man seen on video proposing to girlfriend over loudspeaker in Whole Foods Market

Vladimir Romannikov and Monica Dehombre 
By: Moses Gold

(Scroll down for video) Who would think that a proposal at a supermarket could lead to a “Yes?”

A man went grocery shopping and came home with much more than food, as he found his future wife.

Two years ago, while shopping, Vladimir Romannikov of South Florida, saw a good-looking woman at the Whole Foods Market in Coral Gables. He pretended to be browsing the same aisle as she did.

Monica Dehombre was looking for a bottle of Kombucha, and Romannikov stopped and looked at the display, even though he had no idea what Kombucha was.

Romannikov mustered up the courage to speak with the woman, and the two have been inseparable ever since.

After being together for two years, Romannikov proposed to her in the Whole Foods Market store where they first met.

He had some rose petals spread on the floor before taking his girlfriend grocery shopping.

As the two walked towards the front of the store, a worker handed Romannikov the device for the loudspeaker and he popped the question in front of curious shoppers.

Dehombre said "Yes!"

Baby born from sperm smuggled out from prison

Dalal and her baby 
By: Moses Gold

A woman was able to give birth after smuggling out her husband's sperm from prison, according to hospital officials in the Gaza Strip.

The woman of Gaza, gave birth on Friday, to a boy using sperm smuggled to her from her husband, who is a Palestinian prisoner in an Israeli jail.

The mother said that she was "very, very happy."

Her husband Tamer, was detained during an Israeli military incursion in the town of Beit Hanoun, and is imprisoned for 12 years for his ties to the Islamic Jihad terror group.

The parties involved refused to disclose the details of the operation.

This is not the first case of sperm smuggling. In August 2013, a boy was born from sperm of Hamas member Ammar al-Zayn.

The boy, al-Zayn, was conceived by his third wife Dalal, through artificial insemination in a hospital in Nablus.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 85, dead, 'Who was he?'

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon 
By: Aryeh Savir

(Scroll down for video) The former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon died at the age of 85, according to a report by the Tazpit News Agency.

After eight years of a comatose state and after deterioration in his health this past month, Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon finally passed away on Shabbat, January 11th, 2014, at the age of 85. His adopted son, Roni Schayak made the announcement.

Ariel Sharon, also known as Arik, was born as Ariel Scheinermann, (February 26th 1928). He was an Israeli statesman and retired general, who served as Israel's 11th Prime Minister.

He was born in Kfar Malal, then in the British Mandate of Palestine, to a family of Belarusian Jews. His parents fled the pogroms associated with the Russian Civil War. In 1942, at the young age of 14, Sharon joined the Gadna, a paramilitary youth battalion, and later the Haganah, the military precursor to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Sharon was a commander in the Israeli Army from its inception in 1948. As a paratrooper and then an officer, he participated prominently in the 1948 War of Independence, becoming a platoon commander in the Alexandroni Brigade and participating in many battles. He was an instrumental figure in the creation of Unit 101 - a Special Forces unit, the Retribution Operations, the 1956 Suez War, the Six-Day War of 1967, the War of Attrition and the Yom-Kippur War of 1973. As Minister of Defense, he directed the 1982 Lebanon War.

During his military career, he was considered the greatest field commander in Israel's history, and one of the country's greatest ever military strategists. His career was characterized by insubordination, aggression and disobedience, but also brilliance as a commander. After his assault of the Sinai in the Six-Day War and his encirclement of the Egyptian Third Army in the Yom Kippur War, the Israeli public nicknamed him "The King of Israel" and "The Lion of G-d".

After retiring from the army, Sharon joined the Likud party, and served in a number of ministerial posts in Likud-led governments in 1977–92 and 1996–99. He became the leader of the Likud in 2000, and served as Israel's Prime Minister from 2001 to 2006.

In 1983 the commission established by the Israeli Government found that as Minister of Defense during the 1982 Lebanon War Sharon bore "personal responsibility" for the massacre by Lebanese militias of Palestinian civilians in the refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila, for his having disregarded the prospect of acts of bloodshed by the Phalangists against the population of the refugee camps, and not having prevented their entry.

The Kahan Commission recommended Sharon's removal as Defense Minister, and Sharon did resign after initially refusing to do so. After his dismissal from the Defense Ministry post, Sharon remained in successive governments as a Minister without Portfolio (1983–1984), Minister of Trade and Industry (1984–1990), and Minister of Housing Construction (1990–1992), Minister of National Infrastructure (1996–98), and Foreign Minister (1998–99). Sharon was elected Prime Minister in February 2001.

In the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Sharon championed construction of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip. However, In May 2003, Sharon endorsed the Road Map for Peace put forth by the United States, European Union, and Russia. In 2004 - 05 Sharon orchestrated Israel's unilateral disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Sharon's plan was welcomed by both the Palestinian Authority and Israel's left wing. However, it was greeted with opposition from within his own Likud party and from other right wing Israelis, on national security, military, and religious grounds. Between August 2005 16th – 30th, Sharon controversially expelled 9,480 Israelis from 21 communities in Gaza and four communities in Samaria.

Facing stiff opposite to this policy within the Likud, in November 2005 he left Likud to form the new Kadima party, dissolved parliament and went for elections. His stroke occurred a few months before the upcoming elections.

On 18 December 2005, Sharon suffered a mild stroke and was rushed to the hospital. Sharon reportedly wanted to leave the hospital the evening after his arrival but the hospital wanted him to stay another day. He was released from the hospital two days later. On 4 January 2006, in the evening before his catheterization, Sharon suffered a second, far more serious stroke. He has been in permanent vegetative state since. About a month ago doctors announced that his situation deteriorated seriously, and today he finally succumbed to his illness.

He is to be buried at Givat Hakalanot, on the family farm, beside his wife Lilly.