OFFBEAT NEWS: PLASTIC FASHION, STUPID CRIMINALS & MORE

Offbeat News: Plastic Fashion, Stupid Criminals & More

“From Drab to Fab”

High fashion brand Céline is jumping on the reusable plastic bag bandwagon and it ain’t cheap. The transparent “shopper bag” is available now at the Céline x Nordstrom pop-up in Seattle for a not-so-chic price of $590.

They’re not the only ones turning plastic bags into plastic fab. Balenciaga took inspo from Ikea’s 99 cent blue plastic “Frakta” tote and made it a $2,145 leather carryall.


“Can You Hear Me Now?”

The moon is about to get cell phone service. Vodafone Germany teamed up with Nokia and Audi to support a mission to put a mobile network on the moon and it will enable high-definition streaming. The companies have worked to create a space-grade network that’s no bigger than a bag of sugar to send up to the moon.

Vodafone Germany Chief Executive Hannes Ametsreiter says, “The project involves a radically innovative approach to the development of mobile network infrastructure.”

The network will be 4G rather than 5G for its proven reliability. Plus, experts aren’t quite sure if 5G would be stable enough from the moon’s surface. The companies have a launch scheduled on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2019 from Cape Canaveral.


“Broken Pot is No Joke”

A cracked teapot made in South Carolina which originally sold for about $20 in England was just auctioned off for a whopping $806,000. So what gives? Turns out the teapot was made pre-Revolutionary War and is an important previously undocumented piece created by John Bartlam, who was one of America’s first porcelain manufacturers. It’s only the seventh recorded from that time.


“Seeing Double”

One family will be seeing double when identical twin sisters marry identical twin brothers in a joint wedding this summer. Jeremy and Josh Salyers proposed to their girlfriends Briana and Brittany Deane at a Virginia park named Twin Lakes State Park. This, happening six months after they met at the Twin Days Festival in none other than Twinsburg, Ohio. The Salyers met the Deanes on their first-ever trip to the festival. Josh says they “lucked out on (their) first attempt.”


STUPID CRIMINALS:

  • A woman from New York was charged with DWI after picking up her brother from the police station, who’d also just been charged with DWI. Scott Vosburgh was charged after crashing his car at an alcohol level of .29 percent. His sister, Kimberly Ledoux drove to the station to pick him up. Police say she appeared to be intoxicated so they did a breathalyzer. She came in at .22 percent. Kim has since been charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Another sober person came to pick them up.
  • Teresa Warren of Florida was arrested after beating up her boyfriend when he interrupted their sexy time to go check on dinner. The boyfriend claims the two were “drinking alcohol, cooking, watching the NASCAR race and having a good time,” when he remembered he was cooking something. He took a break from the “good time” to go check on the food so it didn’t burn and then Warren smashed a TV into the floor. When asked “What’s wrong?” she began swinging at him. He pushed her out the front door and she took off with his vehicle. She was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge and her bond was set at $2,000.

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