At the end of each year, we take a moment to look back at the events of the past year. We are all aware that there has been a lot going on in our world this past year, some good and some bad. So with that in mind, here are six events you might have missed…
1 – Women Rescued Trying to Retrieve Phone
Several firefighters in the state of Washington had to pull a woman out of an outhouse after she accidentally fell into the hole after dropping her cell phone. The woman was using her phone in the Olympic National Forest when it fell into the toilet. As she tried to reach the phone with a dog leash, she fell into the toilet head first. She was pulled from the vault by firefighters using blocks as steps to reach a harness. She does not appear to have suffered any injuries.
2 – James Cromwell Glues his Hands to Starbucks Counter
James Cromwell protested the extra charge for plant-based milk at a midtown Manhattan Starbucks by gluing his hand to the counter. The 82-year-old Oscar nominee attended a protest organized by the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In a “Free the Animals” T-shirt, Cromwell stated that vegan milk shouldn’t be charged a surcharge. As he held his hand up to the counter, he made an obscene gesture. Starbucks, according to a spokesperson, respects the right of customers to express their views as long as they don’t disrupt store operations.
3 – Man Inhales Drill during Dental Visit
Drill bits inhaled during a routine dental exam in Illinois have been removed via a rare procedure in a hospital. The dentist informed Tom Jozsi that he swallowed a tool while he was getting his tooth filled. Unfortunately, the drill bit was deep within his lung, and a CT scan showed he inhaled it. The bit was so deep that it could not be reached by a conventional scope, according to Dr. Abdul Alraiyes from Aurora Medical Center-Kenosha in Wisconsin. They were able to remove the object last month using a device designed to detect cancer early.
4 – Roman Bust Found in Texas
After years of research, experts have determined that the marble bust, which Laura Young bought for $35 from a Goodwill store in Texas in 2018, is an ancient Roman sculpture lost to Germany after World War II. The bust, currently on display at a museum in San Antonio, was found by Young at a Goodwill store in 2018. The artifact is believed to date to the first century B.C. or the first century AD when it was last seen in Germany. The museum reports that experts believe the sculpture was stolen by a soldier and taken to the United States. Next year, the bust will be returned to Germany after it is displayed in San Antonio thru 2022.
5 – Airport Prankster
Those approaching Gatwick Airport were confused after pranksters installed large letters that read “Welcome to Luton” near the approaching runway. Air passengers arriving at the UK’s second-largest airport could easily make out the 60m (197ft) sign. However, the airport at Luton is actually located approximately 75 miles to the north! Just a little added excitement for weary travelers.
6 – New and Exciting Changes at Shachihata
There have been many new and exciting developments here at Shachihata throughout 2022 that you may not be aware of. Along with our parent company in Japan, we have devised a global strategy for all of Shachihata. This means we’ll have a new focus for 2023, so keep following us to find out what new and compelling things we have in store to benefit you next year and beyond!
And with that, we wish you all a Very Happy and Prosperous 2023!