ODDS AND ENDS: Tropicana unveils cereal to be eaten with orange juice and other offbeat offerings

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No, it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. It just felt like one.

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Tropicana announced recently that it will be releasing a breakfast cereal that is meant to be consumed with orange juice, not milk.

On its Instagram page, Tropicana said followers will have the chance to win a box of Tropicana Crunch, which it said was “the first cereal made for OJ (and maybe the last).”

It is a honey and almond cereal.

“Prepare your mind and cereal bowl for an unforgettable breakfast experience,” Tropicana said.

Tropicana said it will say more on May 4 on its Instagram page.

Deborah Hodge with her cat India. NWNS
Deborah Hodge with her cat India. NWNS


A woman married her pet cat to try to stop her future landlord from booting them both out.

Deborah Hodge, 49, said she had previously been forced to find new homes for three animals after landlords refused to allow pets on their properties.

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Now facing eviction and concerned she would lose her five-year-old cat, India, Hodge, of east London, held a civil ceremony on April 19 to get married, according to reports.

Hodge said she can’t live without the cat, which she described as the most important thing next to her children.

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She said she is letting future landlords know she comes as a package with the cat.

“I recited vows under the universe that no man will ever tear myself and India apart. I set out my intention that I would never be separated from the animal I adore,” she said, according to Wales Online.

One of the bears that was hibernating in Lake Tahoe. Bear League
One of the bears that was hibernating in Lake Tahoe. Bear League


Who was snoring, wondered residents in a Lake Tahoe neighbourhood? It was the bears.

Residents there had been hearing “some odd rumbling, snoring-like noises” this winter, but couldn’t pinpoint the source.

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It turns out bears were hibernating in a crawl space under a house, according to the Bear League, a group that helps humans and bears coexist.

When the bears ― a mother and her four one-year-old offspring ― woke up, the human residents of the home “could no longer deny there was probably a bear under the house,” the group said.

“The residents didn’t realize there were five bears under their house until we got there and told the bears to come out… and then we counted five,” BEAR League Executive Director Ann Bryant told HuffPost. “They had just thought it was one very noisy bear.”

Eventually, the bears were encouraged to leave.

Apparently, it’s common for bears to try to hibernate under houses in Lake Tahoe.

The Red Not Chili Peppers cover band. YouTube
The Red Not Chili Peppers cover band. YouTube


If you see something that seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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A rock fan found that out recently when he thought he’d found a great deal on Red Hot Chili Peppers tickets. The fan, named Aaron, was perusing social media when he thought he found the tickets for less than $20 apiece for a show at a venue with a capacity around 400, according to the Detroit Metro Times.

Aaron bought four tickets, but didn’t notice the show was for the Red Not Chili Peppers, a cover band. Aaron wasn’t pleased.

“The way they were promoting [Unlimited Love] that just came out, they were doing smaller venues out west, doing little record stores, free shows, things like that,” Aaron told the Metro Times. “I was like, ‘Oh my God, maybe I’m lucky.’”

Aaron said he’ll likely go to the show, after unsuccessfully trying to get a refund for the tickets.

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