Posts by Ross Tucker

  • Selfies with a splash of serious safety issues

    Ross Tucker at Yahoo News9 mths ago

    Talk of distracted driving has largely been centered on talking on the phone or texting. Now, taking selfies while behind the wheel is joining the list. According to a report from the Huffington Post, the number of people taking self-portraits while speeding down the road has exploded. "There are over 3 million posts on Instagram tagged with '#driving,' nearly 50,000 with '#drivinghome,' over 9,000 tagged '#drivingtowork' and more than 3,500 tagged '#drivingselfie,'" reads the report.

    #drivingselfie #zebrastripes pic.twitter.com/L32SjhMUrk

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  • Thieves Bolt With Bounty of Beloved Bourbon

    Ross Tucker at Yahoo News9 mths ago

    Bandits have made off with some 65 cases of cherished 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon, a haul valued at $26,000. According to a report from the Courier Journal, the heist looks to have been an inside job. The bottles were stolen from a secure area of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Ky. "This is the mac daddy," Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton told the Courier Journal. Only 7,000 cases of Pappy Van Winkle are produced a year. Sheriff Melton added that the bottles could be worth between $300 and $400 on the secondary market. Pappy's 20-year-old has won dozens of awards, including double gold medals for the 2007 and 2008 Sav Francisco World Spirits Competition. In 2010, it won best of show, best whiskey and a double gold medal at the Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition. Upon hearing of the loss, Pappy fans reacted like Obi-Wan Kenobi sensing the destruction of Alderaan. "I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened." Terrible indeed. Reaction on Twitter has shown similar alarm.

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