British Man Fakes Coma for Two Years

If there  is not already bizarre things happening in the world today, brace and get ready for this one. A man from the United Kingdom faked a coma for two years. But guess why? So that he could avoid court. He might have gotten away with it, if it hadn’t been for his supermarket loyalty card.

A British con artist, who also pretended to be a quadriplegic to avoid prosecution, has finally been caught by police after having evidence of him driving and walking around grocery stores.

Alan Knight of Swansea, Wales allegedly stole about $64,000 American dollars from an elderly neighbor who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. When the cops began investigating the case is when Knight claimed to be a quadriplegic and sometimes faked being in a coma to avoid being questioned. Apparently, Knight’s wife was in on the scheme, because she wrote a letter to a local newspaper describing his “ailing” state and how it was hard for the whole family to cope with. She also explained how he had been in an accident and suffered a neck injury. The courts explained that the hearing would proceed whether Knight was there or not, so he showed up in a wheelchair and neck brace.

Once arriving, the evidence was presented and with it being so substantial and incriminating, Knight pleaded guilty. Sentencing will be on November 7, 2014.

Eat these Foods Daily

With the temperature dropping and flu season approaching us, we have to make sure that we stay healthy. Part of staying healthy is to eat foods that are good for the body. Below are three foods that should be eaten daily, to reduce the risk of getting sick and raising the calorie count.

1. Spinach- Spinach is a rich source of omega-3s and folate, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and osteoporosis.  In addition, it is filled with lutein, which is a compound that fights macular degeneration. One should try to eat one cup of raw or a half a cup of cooked spinach.

2. Yogurt- Yogurt can help with digestive issues as well as PH balancing for women. In addition, it helps boost the immune system and fights against cancer. However, not all yogurts are probiotic, so make sure to check the label. Strive for one cup a day.

3. Tomatoes- Tomatoes are packed with the antioxidant called lycopene, which reduces the risk of certain cancers. Aim for 22 mg of lycopene, which is equivalent to eight cherry tomatoes or a glass of tomato juice. Processed tomatoes are acceptable, because they contain the same amount of lycopene, and are actually easier for your body to digest.

Joliet Adopts “Cupcake Law”

The City of Joliet has adopted the “Cupcake Law”. The ordinance allows for home-baked goods to be sold for profit. On Tuesday, treats were offered to City council members, not for a bribe, but for a thank you for passing the bill. The main concern about allowing individuals to sell home-baked goods was a safety and health issue. However, Governor Patt Quinn signed the legislation earlier this year. According to the Herald News, the bill “defined a home baking operation and prohibited people from baking and selling home-based goods unless the municipality the baker resides in adopts the “Cupcake Law.”

There are individuals who are in favor of the the selling of home-baked goods, especially those who have had the original recipe creator pass away. Councilman Larry Hug stated, “I grew up with a grandmother. Every event that would come up, she would make Kolaczkis and sold them in church, in school, when I was in the Cub Scouts and I don’t want to make her roll over in her grave, so I vote aye.”

So, now that individuals can sell food that they have made themselves, one piece of advice is to eat at your own risk.