Offbeat News: Museum of Candy, Stupid Criminals, & More

“From Limelight Club to Candy Land”

New York is getting its very own Candy Land when the Museum of Candy opens this summer. The Sugar Factory, which is opening the museum, is converting the former Limelight club into a candied dream. The 30,000-square-foot space will be filled from floor to ceiling with sugary sweets. It will also include the world’s largest gummy bear, a Gumdrop Room, and stations where visitors can make their own candy.

“Ruffled Feathers”

Many KFC lovers in Britain had their feathers ruffled after a chicken shortage forced most of the chain’s 900 stores to close. KFC apologized for the inconvenience blaming its delivery partner DHL for the mess.

DHL says that, “due to operational issues a number of deliveries in recent days have been incomplete or delayed.” As of yesterday, 300 of the stores are open with a limited menu or cut hours of operation.

“Two Kids Dress as Tall Man”

Two friends tried sneaking into “Black Panther” by pulling the “tall man in a trench coat” trick. A Twitter user posted a pic of one of the guys seated on the others shoulders with a trench coat over them. The look makes them appear to be one very tall man, but the theater manager wasn’t buying it.

“We tried getting the two for one special at ‘Black Panther’,” the Twitter user wrote. Unfortunately, an employee told them, “You’re going to have to get down man,” but not before having a chuckle.


  • A Florida woman was arrested after she drove intoxicated while a child sat above an open 12-pack of beer. Stephanie Roque was just released from rehab that day when police pulled her over. They found three of the 12 beers missing from the case, which sat at the child’s feet. She was arrested and jailed, but released after posting a $4,000 bond.
  • A 57-year-old woman tased her boyfriend to keep him from leaving her. Police say the two were “chilling” upstairs when she grabbed the taser. The victim hit her to stop her from tasing him and called 911. He’s left with marks on his “left flank.” The couple had been living together and in a sexual relationship for 16 years. The woman has been charged with battery.
  • Police in Australia have released surveillance video of thieves stealing a fiberglass skeleton. The three men stole the skeleton from a building in Rundle Mall and boarded a bus with it. Officials are asking if anyone recognizes the thieves to contact them.

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