snopes.com is a truly wonderful, useful site. It is an urban legends reference page. If you get one of those emails from BigBrosWife or whoever the person that *you* get forwards of forwards of forwards from, you can always check snopes.com to see whether you’ve just (once again) received a load of bunk.
My question of the day is this. Why do we need snopes.com? The following is from this article in the Chicago Tribune.
Child finds marijuana in Happy Meal
The Associated Press
May 16, 2007, 12:25 PM CDT
OTTAWA, Ill. — A 17-year-old fast-food employee is facing drug charges after allegedly hiding marijuana in a Happy Meal that ended up with a young child.
Ottawa Police Chief Brian Zeilmann said a man and his three children went through a McDonald’s drive-through Monday to order Happy Meals.
One of the children, an 8-year-old girl, found a lighter, pipe, and bag of marijuana in her Happy Meal, Zeilmann said. Her father went to the police.
A McDonald’s employee, Brandon Scott of Ottawa, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, authorities said.
Zeilmann said the owners of the restaurant cooperated with the investigation that led to the arrest.
Copyright © 2007, The Associated Press
Illinois is a great place to live. We get 10 month old Bubba Ludwig with a gun permit, and an 8 year old picking up pot with her Happy Meal.
Tell me again why we need to make stuff up? Truth proves, once again, to be stranger than fiction.
“But she said she wanted a HAPPY MEAL“