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A popular Boston area brewery is expecting a shortage after a gasket failed, causing their brewery to flood with 1,500 gallons of the very product its customers love.
“When we came in the morning, we came into a mess,” Jack’s Abby Brewing Company co-owner Jack Hendler he told CBS Boston. “The good side of the whole mess is there was never a safety issue for anyone working. It was simply a waste of beer issue.”
All told, Hendler says about 700 cases worth of beer were lost in the spill. Prior to the spill, Hendler said demand for “ Jabby Brau” was already outpacing production, meaning the temporary halt is going to leave more than a few mouths dry this holiday season.
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There’s another setback for the manufacturers of Sriracha: The company has been ordered to halt shipments of the popular hot sauce until January, meaning that shoppers could face a shortage of the signature red condiment heading into the new year.
"It's a disaster," Damon Chu, president of Giant Union Co., told the San Jose Mercury News. "We've done business with them for 20 years and we've never had this kind of thing before. We get shipments every 2-5 days and we never had any doubt of them saying they don't have it so we don't store that much."
The Los Angeles Times reports that Sriracha manufacturer Huy Fong Foods cannot send out anymore shipments of the sauce until mid-January after the California Department of Health’s new regulations brought a halt to the company’s output for 35 days.
Chu said his company, an Asian foods supplier, could lose $300,000 in the production halt.
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Web-savvy romantic Johnny Marzolph posted an elaborate proposal to his special lady on the BuzzFeed community site. Titled "7 Years, 11 Months And 1 Day In The Making," the post details Marzolph's relationship with Crystal Lozano, the woman who will hopefully say yes to his public proposal.
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Holy moly, this is adorable. While belting out a Christmas song at a school concert, a KODA (kid of deaf adult) performed sign language so her mom could understand the lyrics.
The video, which captures a group of kindergartners singing a Christmas song to the tune of "Bingo was his name-o," was recorded by proud mother Lori Koch. Her daughter, 5-year-old Claire, is the blonde in the middle, the one giving a performance worthy of tossed roses and a standing ovation.
Koch told Yahoo News in an email that she wasn't expecting her daughter to sign during the performance. "The regular kids used generic hand motions while my daughter chose to use sign language, to our surprise," she said.
Koch told Yahoo News that she can read lips, speak and sign, while her husband, who is also deaf, uses only sign language. "ASL is the first language in our home, so our daughter has been exposed to it since birth," she said.
Koch complimented her daughter's signing abilities, joking that she "is a much better interpreter than Nelson's fake one."
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Fame has always been fleeting. But in the age of the Internet, a person's 15 minutes never really ends. It just gets cached. Yahoo News caught up with four Web celebs from times past to see what they're up to and how their sudden burst of fame changed their lives.
Perhaps no Web celeb's star rose more quickly than Michelle Jenneke's. The Australian hurdler's warmup routine turned her into a viral sensation in 2012. Jenneke, who is currently studying mechatronic engineering at the University of Sydney, told Yahoo News that she was on holiday in Europe when she heard the clip had gone viral.
"The video had about 60,000 hits at that stage and I just thought, 'Wow that's a lot, that could fill a stadium,'" she told Yahoo News by email. The clip now has more than 24 million views.
She said she was surprised the clip became so popular.
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Be polite, or be prepared to pay.
That's the message a French cafe is sending its customers. Employees of La Petite Syrah in Nice, France, posted a menu that rewards politeness and punishes rudeness. A photo was posted on Twitter with the line, roughly translated to " There are still people who know how to live !"
So, here's the deal. Customers who can only be bothered to mumble, "un cafe" (without a greeting or a "please") can expect to pay 7 euros ($9.63).
Il y a encore des gens qui savent vivre ! pic.twitter.com/H1Bifmvi3c
A lot of money for a cup of java. Fortunately, there are simple ways to cut that cost dramatically. If the customer includes a "s'il vous plait" ("please"), the price goes down to 4.25 euros ($5.85). But wait — don't order quite yet.
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With just over two weeks until Christmas, we interrupt the festive mood with a dark and daunting message from Santa Claus himself.
“Dear children, regrettably I bring bad tidings,” Santa says in a video posted by the environmental group Greenpeace. “For some time now, melting nice here in the North Pole has made our operations and our day to day life intolerable and impossible. And there may be no alternative but to cancel Christmas.”
After watching the video, it’s clear that political conservatives aren’t the only ones trying to use Christmas to push their respective causes.
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The "A" is for attractive.
If you have a symmetrical face. If you have nice teeth. If you can be accurately described as "pretty darn good-looking, all things considered," then good news — you have yet another advantage you might not have known about, according to a recently published study.
In the report, titled "Physical Attractiveness and the Accumulation of Social and Human Capital in Adolescence and Young Adulthood," sociologist Rachel Gordonexplains that good-looking kids get better grades in high school, and she has the data to back it up.
And the advantages continue into adulthood. As a grownup with a job, a good-looking person is more likely to earn a higher salary.
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A 6-year-old was suspended from school in Canon City, Colo., after kissing a girl on her hand. School officials said the smooch was sexual harassment, KRDO reports.
Hunter Yelton reportedly had a crush on a female classmate. So he planted a smooch on her hand as a way to show his affection. A smooth move, no doubt. Unfortunately for Hunter, the school didn't agree. The kiss was seen as a kind of harassment. Hunter was sent to the principal's office and suspended.
Hunter's mom Jenny Saunders told KRDO that the subject of Hunter's affection was OK with the kiss. Other kids told the music teacher about the sneaky smooch.
Saunders told KRDO:
"That was the day I had the meeting with the principal, where she first said 'sexual harassment'. This is taking it to an extreme that doesn't need to be met with a six-year-old. Now my son is asking questions… what is sex, Mommy? That should not ever be said, sex. Not in a sentence with a six-year-old."
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Next stop Noah's ark.
A group of feral cats has taken over a nativity scene in Brooklyn, N.Y., and not for the first time,DNA Info New York reports.
The cats recently took up residence in the seasonal holiday display, organized by Brooklyn residents Annette and Susane Amendola. Apparently the cats are drawn to the warm lights (and perhaps the sly wit of the three wise men). Naturally, their appearance draws a crowd of appreciative onlookers.
It's all in good fun on the days leading up to Christmas (plenty of room in the barn, and all). But what about when baby Jesus makes his appearance on the 25th? Do the cats give the Son of God some room to stretch out in the manger?
Nope. Jezebel reports that once the statue of baby Jesus is brought out, the cats simply knock the infant from the manger and hang out in the hay. Guess they skipped Sunday school.
The cats' hostile takeover got us thinking of other scenes that might benefit from their charms.