OFFBEAT NEWS: A CADILLAC, COUCH POTATOES, & MORE

Offbeat News: A Cadillac, Couch Potatoes, & More

OFFBEAT NEWS:

A 1969 Cadillac De Ville was converted into the “World’s Fastest Mobile Hot Tub” according to Guinness. It has now been sold at an Arizona auction for $26,400. The “Carpool De Ville” can reach speeds of 160-miles-per-hour.

The car uses its v8 engine to heat the water in the passenger area to 102-degrees. It was even awarded Guinness World Record status earlier this month and became the most attention-grabbing vehicle to hit auction. There’s only one catch, the vehicle cannot be registered or driven on any public roads. Bummer!


Calling all couch potatoes! There is now a spot for you to go to so you don’t feel ostracized by the active people in your life. Unfortunately, its in Germany. Founded by German entrepreneur Torben Bertram, the Sofa Sports Association found it’s feet after Bertram got fed up with colleagues who kept pressuring him to join workout sessions during lunch.

The Sofa Sports Association lets like-minded lazy people participate in sofa sports like sitting, eating cups of chips without using hands, and yelling like Tarzan (no idea why on that one…sounds like work). Bertram says he founded the association because he just didn’t like the “constant pressure to improve himself.”

The club has been meeting for about a year at bars and clubs and now has 25 members including Bertram’s wife, who originally thought it was “nonsense.” The club is geared towards non-vegan, non-career-obsessed and the non-overachieving masses. That’s the spirit!


STUPID CRIMINALS:

  • Apparently, 344 arrests is not enough for one man who found himself back in court this week. Richard Powell has been arrested on a “spectrum of charges” throughout the years and landed himself back in court for violating a ban from Miami Beach. He was arrested there for yelling in the middle of the street, carrying a beer, oh and he had marijuana stuffed in his shoes.
  • Oliver Montgomery had one job, and that was to help clients get their social security payments. Instead, he allegedly stole them. In all, he’s accused of swiping $37,000. It gets better. He reportedly owed an ex-girlfriend money and she threatened to take him to court. He shot a selfie with the stolen money and told her to “show the judges  that stack,” implying he had the money. She showed the feds the photo instead and he was later arrested.

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