Rob's Screwy News - Wednesday April 11
Apr 11th, 2012
Pizza Huts in England Sell Hotdog Stuffed-Crust Pizza
Pizza Hut has introduced a new version of stuffed-crust pizza. Instead of using melted cheese as a filling, they're stuffing the crust with . . . hotdogs. You can also get it topped with a mustard drizzle. Unfortunately, this isn't available in the States. They've been selling it in Thailand and Japan, and just made it available in England. No word on if or when it will make its way over here.
All of Instagram's Employees Will Become Multimillionaires . . . Even a Designer Who Started Working There Three Weeks Ago
On Monday, Facebook announced it was buying Instagram for $1 BILLION . . . that's the smartphone app where you share photos and make them look vintage. And we heard the founder and CEO of Instagram stood to make $400 MILLION.
--But all of the OTHER employees are going to make big money too. The company only had 11 people . . . and they'll split around $100 MILLION between them, based on their levels of equity.
--So ALL of them will be multimillionaires . . . even a software designer named Maykel Loomans, who just started working there THREE WEEKS AGO.
--Like almost all startups, he traded a lower salary for a stake in the company. So even after less than a MONTH of work, he's going to become a multimillionaire.
--Right place, right time, MASSIVE amount of luck.
There's a Disease Spread by Blood-Sucking Bugs That Crawl into Your Bed and Move Their Bowels on Your Face
There's a fatal disease in Central and South America called Chagas, and the way it's spread is NASTY: Blood-sucking insects called 'kissing bugs' crawl into your bed, FEED ON YOUR FACE, then move their BOWELS. Then when you scratch the bite, you wipe their parasite-filled feces into your eyes or mouth. Like I said: Nasty. Chagas can cause heart failure, but it doesn't look like it's headed to North America. Still, be careful when you travel.
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A Woman Saves Her Boyfriend From a Kidnapping . . . Thanks to Twitter
Twitter saves lives! On Saturday night, in South Africa, a man was carjacked and shoved in his trunk . . . but he still had his phone. Since the cops there are kind of useless, he texted his girlfriend, told her the license plate number, and she tweeted the license plate number out. It spread until a private security firm saw it, and tracked down the car. Within two hours, the police rescued the guy from his trunk. The carjackers ran away, and they're still on the loose