Darren’s Daily Dose of Weird News

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A judge in New Zealand is fed up with cutesy names. He’s ordered a new name for a nine-year-old girl. Her parents named her “Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii.” A lawyer says she was so embarrassed by it, she didn’t even tell her friends.  ***MARLAR: Ironically, her friends were named Apple, Rumor, Scout, and Moon Unit.

Be sure to drink plenty of water. This helps to prevent dehydration, which can cause confusion and memory problems. And be sure to get plenty of rest. Being tired can impair your memory as well. ***MARLAR: In other news, it’s been discovered that drinking water and getting plenty of sleep can improve your memory…

GM researchers are working on a windshield that combines lasers, infrared sensors and a camera to take what’s happening on the road and enhance it, so older drivers with vision problems will be able to see more clearly. ***MARLAR: Unfortunately, the prescription windshield will give any other driver or passengers in that car a splitting headache.

The FBI has arrested JFK baggage handlers for allegedly smuggling cocaine.  ***MARLAR: However, in the baggage handlers’ defense, they did keep it under 3-ounces and wrapped in clear plastic Ziploc bags.

People who ate an apple about 15 minutes before lunch consumed almost 190 fewer calories at lunch than when they didn’t have the apple. ***MARLAR: I’m trying to do this every day now.  I’m trying all kinds of apples too – my favorite so far is caramel.

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