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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: November 17, 2015

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The Daily Dish 11.17.15

Woman takes unusual driver's license photo, homeless sleeping at McDonald's, and farmer puts spin on "fresh" milk.

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Ravi Bangaroo

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Self-Identified Pastafarian Wins Right to Wear Colander in Driver’s License Photo

Massachusetts resident Lindsay Miller has won the right to wear a colander on her head in her driver’s license photo. The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles does not allow the wearing of hats in official driver’s license photos except for religious reasons. So how did this woman circumvent the system? She didn’t, Miller is a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and their followers are known as Pastafarians. Miller was ecstatic about the court’s ruling and is encouraging other Pastafarians to express themselves as she has. 

Hong Kong’s Steep Cost of Living Has Turned City’s McDonald’s Restaurants into Homeless Shelters

And in Hong Kong, McDonald’s are now becoming a sanctuary for the homeless. As of 2015 Hong Kong is considered the sixth most expensive city; runners up are New York City and Zurich. As the city’s cost of living continues to rise residents have lost their ability to hold on to real estate, making the commodity all the more precious. Homeless have taken to spending the night in different 24-hour McDonald locations; they are known as McRefugees or McSleepers. 

There’s No Milk Fresher Than Milk From This Roadside Cow

Speaking of China, there is a Chinese dairy farmer who is selling the freshest milk possible — direct from his cow. The farmer has his cows hooked up to an electronic pumping machine roadside, where he sells fresh unpasteurized milk. However, he is struggling to keep up with the  demand of patrons eager to purchase his raw milk. Many of his customers believe this product to be healthier than the pasteurized milk from the grocery store, when in actuality this is false. Raw milk such as this is a potential breeding ground for E. coli, listeria, or Salmonella. His customers seem to think it’s worth the risk.


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