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November 13, 2019
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Restaurant's gender-neutral cocktails drawing critics

In an attempt at gender neutrality, a restaurant called Burger & Lobster is rolling out colorless beverages to “remove modern-day drinks menu stereotypes.”  The international restaurant chain debuted the “Mixed-ology cocktail range” in response to a survey at one of its London locations, which found that 21% of drinkers were wary of cocktails associated with the opposite gender. The survey found that 31% of men were put off by ordering “feminine cocktails” such as cosmopolitans or piña coladas. The association of gender and beverage goes both ways — 11% of women were embarrassed by the notion of ordering things like whiskey sour or MANhattan, deemed too “masculine.” The resulting stigma-free cocktails are both colorless and nameless. They are simply labeled one through five on the menu with quick descriptions of the ingredients. On social media, critics chided the announcement as political correctness gone too far.

Gender reveal 'pink waterdrop' leads to plane crash In Texas

Gender reveal stunts have led to a car fire, a wildfire, and even a death in Iowa. Now, one has apparently even spurred a plane crash. National Transportation Safety Board records show that the accident, which happened September 7th in Turkey, Texas, took place after the pilot—identified as Raj Horan—indicated he was flying at a low altitude in an Air Tractor AT-602 when he proceeded with the gender reveal stunt, which involved dumping 350 gallons of pink water (meaning, apparently, that the baby-to-be is a girl). Records indicate that Horan was doing the antic "for a friend." Unfortunately, the "airplane 'got too slow'" and "aerodynamically stalled" before hitting the ground and flipping over. Horan's passenger, Jennifer Harrell, was reported to have suffered minor injuries in the incident. The plane, which Horan said had "no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions," was said to have sustained "substantial" damage.

Reckless driver said he was racing home after an affair

A Florida man pulled over by police on Sunday night for driving recklessly told them he “needed to get home in a hurry because he was cheating on his wife,” according to an arrest affidavit. Jon Earl Pickard, 52, was going over 90 in a 55 zone. When stopped by a Tarpon Springs Police Department officer around 7:30 PM, Pickard was apparently en route to his Palm Harbor residence. He reportedly “indicated his driving was reckless and endangering because he needed to get home in a hurry because he was cheating on his wife.” Pickard was busted for reckless driving, a misdemeanor. But when cops searched him post-arrest, they found a baggie with crack cocaine in his shirt pocket, leading to an additional felony drug possession count. Pickard, police wrote in the report, “spontaneously said he had just purchased it for $50.00.” He was released from the county jail late Sunday night after posting $2,250 bond.