The Daily Dish: November 3, 2015
A Halloween urban legend comes to life, Walmart and fast food employees get a brighter future, and Bradley Cooper lives out a dream.
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Today’s first course?
Halloween turned out to be an actual nightmare for some New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents who reportedly found needles and pins in bags of Halloween candy, including one group of trick-or-treaters who found needles hidden in five miniature Twix bars. The police department in Woodbury Heights, New Jersey, where one of the initial reports came from, urged all parents to check their own candy thoroughly and warned that, “as with other reports, it is unknown if the tampering was done at a home, at the factory, or somewhere in between,” and to report tampered candy to local police immediately.
Walmart, KFC, Taco Bell to Offer Free GED Preparation and Testing to Employees
In more uplifting news The Washington Post reported that Walmart and some fast food chains around the nation will be offering employees free GED preparation and testing starting this year. Reportedly the partnership will be with GED Testing Service for employees working at Walmart, KFC, Taco Bell, and Southeastern Grocers. The program is free for those taking the test but the cost per GED candidate is roughly $300 and in most cases, is funded fully by the employer.
Bradley Cooper, actor and star of the film Burnt which premiered on October 30, admitted to E! Online that at one point in his life, he actually wanted to be a chef. He was quoted saying “I just sort of thought it was cool and that chefs were cool when I was a kid and I just thought that chefs were like rock stars.” This isn’t the first time Cooper lived out his fantasy, as he previously played a chef role on the television series Kitchen Confidential and said that he has always been fascinated with food which he attributes to his Italian roots.
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