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KC Cop Finds Car Covered With Post It Notes

In 20 years of working with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department, Detective Stuart Littlefield admits he's probably been a bit of a prankster and a rebel-rouser with many of his police officer friends. Payback came on Tuesday morning (8/5), the morning of his 50th birthday, when he arrived for work, Littlefield says he found his Wyandotte County-issued police car, entirely covered with four thousand Post-It notes, a birthday prank from his co-workers. No one's officially claiming the prank. Yellow, blue and pink papers were all over his police car -- which normally looks like any Ford Taurus you might see on the street. Detective Littlefield and his superiors would like to point out that this creativity was done off the clock, and police department employees even popped for the Post-Its out of their own paychecks. As for whoever's behind this, Littlefield says once he finds out, payback is coming.

KRISTEN’S PICK

The Best U.S. Airline Is…

We all know there’s nothing worse than heading out for vacation only to have it ruined by a crappy airline. Well, according to a new report, if you want your trip to start off on the right foot, book your flights on Delta. That’s right, Delta Airlines, which in 2012 and 2013 ranked at the bottom of Airfarwatchdog’s annual list of U.S. Airlines, has made such improvements that this year they are at the very top. The consumer advocacy group ranks airlines based on canceled flights, on-time arrivals, handling of bags, boarding issues and customer satisfaction, and somehow Delta turned everything around to land at number one, knocking last year’s leader, Frontier, way down the list. Coming in at number two is Virgin America, followed by Alaska Airlines, JetBlue and last year’s number one, Frontier. Towards the bottom of the list is Southwest and AirTran (owned by the same company), American and the worst of the worst…United. (Yahoo)


FRECKLES' PICK

Baby Monitor

Your newborn is already in a barred bed, and now they want to put an ankle bracelet on him. No, they aren’t preparing him for a life of crime. A new San Francisco based company is trying to make the lives of new parents a little easier. Introducing the Sproutling Baby Monitor, comprised of three parts: a wearable band, a smart charger, and a mobile app. The ingenious product was invented by a team of new parents and former engineers at Apple and Google, along with the help of child pediatric specialists and PhD scientists. Sproutling co-founder Chris Bruce offers, “As parents ourselves, we wanted something that could tell us how our baby was doing when they weren’t moving or making noise and when we were unable to pay full attention, like when showering or sleeping.” The device can do things like: monitor your baby’s heart rate or detect when it’s likely to wake up, determine what mood your baby is in when it wakes up, or if the room is too bright or hot for your baby to sleep comfortably. It’s also hypoallergenic, washing machine safe, waterproof, and can even put a stop to your television enjoyment by letting you know if Game of Thrones is a little too loud and maybe disturbing your little one. But, don’t get your little over zealous panties in a wad just yet. The $299 device is available for pre-order, but won’t be in your sleep deprived hands until the end of 2015. For now you’ll have to keep straining your eyes with that little pixelated baby monitor screen wondering…is he waking up? Did he kick the covers off? Wait, is that the cat? Sproutling, hurry up already! (The Daily Mail)

 

 

 

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