Deep Fried Kook Aid? Barf…

Sounds nasty but Chicken Charlie’s is a staple of fried rations at fairs across the country. It sold 400 to 600 orders of deep-fried Kool-Aid per day the first weekend of the San Diego County Fair. That’s about double the rate of previous debut items, Boghosian said.

“That’s because it tastes so darn good,” Boghosian said of the Kool-Aid.

The deep-fried novelty takes the shape of a doughnut-hole. There are five per order. That breaks down to as much as 9,000 balls of deep-fried Kool-Aid eaten over opening weekend.

Boghosian said Chicken Charlie’s has already gone through 150 pounds of Kool-Aid powder and 1,500 pounds of flour. Chicken Charlie’s debuted deep-fried Klondike Bars and Pop Tarts in past years.

Fairgoers on Tuesday were also buying up the deep-fried Kool-Aid.

“It starts off tart and tangy, and then finishes really sweet… I love this stuff,” said Seth Baldwin of Vista.

“It tastes just like a doughnut ball,” said Rashed Karram, who said he prefers the deep-fried Klondike Bars.

Chicken Charlie’s still sells the Klondike Bars, as well as deep-fried thin mints and even frog legs.

“I don’t know if I have the stomach for that,” Karram said of the frog legs.

Dog is a Millionare 12 Times Over

Come here doggie, doggie…

A very rich dog, which inherited $12 million from U.S. hotelier Leona Helmsley, has died, a spokeswoman for the deceased hotel mogul’s trust said Thursday.

Helmsley, who owned the Helmsley hotel chain, left $12 million in her will to care for her beloved Maltese named Trouble when she died in 2007. A judge reduced the amount to $2 million.

Though Trouble’s death is just now being reported, the dog actually died in December at the age of 12, said Eileen Sullivan, spokeswoman for the Helmsley Charitable Trust.

“She was cremated and her remains are being privately retained. The funds held in trust for her care have reverted to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust for charitable purposes,” Sullivan said in a statement.

Harry Helmsley was Leona’s late husband.

Sullivan refused to give any other details about Trouble. The New York Daily News newspaper said the dog had been cared for by the manager of the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel in Sarasota, Florida.

Leona Helmsley was known as “the queen of mean” for the way she treated hotel employees. She served 18 months in prison for tax evasion in the 1990s.

Senior Citizen Uses HIV Status to Rob Bank

A woman robbed a Colorado bank by passing her official HIV status card from a local clinic and a note saying she would infect a teller with AIDS if the clerk didn’t hand over money, police said on Friday.

Jeff Satur, spokesman for the Longmont, Colorado police department, said detectives are searching for a pale woman between the ages of 55 and 75 with a “boney build.”  Although she blacked out her name from the status card the teller did so most of the letter and they are investigating wit the local clinics help.

Satur said a woman, who was wearing a train conductor’s cap and a gray sweat shirt, walked into a Wells Fargo bank inside a Safeway grocery store on Thursday night and handed a note to a teller.

“She indicated she had AIDS and would give it to a teller if she didn’t cooperate,” Satur said.

The woman coughed frequently into a blue bandana during the robbery, and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, Satur said.

Police and the FBI released still photographs of the robbery and are reviewing additional photographs and surveillance video from the bank’s parking lot to try and identify the suspect.

She is described as about 5-feet 6 inches tall, and weighing between 130 and 150 pounds.

No weapon was displayed during the robbery and no one was injured, police said.

Woman Gets Friends Tattooed on Her Arm

One nutty woman now has an arm-y of Facebook friends…

The social network fan has had all her online pals’ profile pics tattooed on her limb.

She filmed herself getting the 152 prints and posted the clip on YouTube. The unnamed Dutch woman, who goes by the username susyj87, said: “Pretty amazing, right? I’m really proud of it. Hope you like it.”

But one YouTube user posted: “What if someone changes their profile pic?” And let’s hope she doesn’t fall out with anyone.

Buy a Kid on Kijiiji?

This kid must really hate his sister!

A 16-year-old Ontario boy was given a stern warning by police for posting an online ad that offered two children for sale.

Chatham-Kent police said the ad included photos and stated that the kids had to be gone in a week or they’d be put on the streets.

A concerned citizen called police at about 9:30 p.m., Thursday night.

Police tracked down the teen, who admitted to posting it as a joke.

Investigators confirmed no children were at risk and he was warned about his actions.

Chatham is about 75 km east of Windsor, Ont.

Terrorists Learn to Bake

British spies hacked into an al-Qaida website to replace instructions on how to build a bomb with recipes for making cupcakes, newspapers reported on Friday.

The cyber offensive took place last year when the English language magazine called Inspire, aimed at Muslims in the West, was launched by supporters of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

British intelligence officers based at the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the state eavesdropping service, attacked the 67-page magazine, leaving most of it garbled, British newspapers said.

Instead of being able to read how to “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of Your Mom,” readers were greeted with computer code which actually contained recipes from The Best Cupcakes in America, published by U.S. chat show host Ellen DeGeneres.

The Washington Post reported that the British action followed a dispute between the CIA and the newly formed U.S. Cyber Command.  Next they need to teach them how to fry bacon!

You are a Bad Tweeter!

A Malaysia man has agreed to tweet an apology 100 times over three days after slandering a publishing company on the social media service.

Fahmi Fadzil (@fahmi_fadzil), who describes himself as a performer and writer on his Twitter bio, is doling out the contrite tweets at about one an hour. As of Thursday morning, he was at 25.

The apology, which Fadzil told QMI Agency was the result of “an out-of-court settlement, mutually agreed by both parties,” reads: “I’ve DEFAMED Blu Inc Media & Female Magazine. My tweets on their HR Policies are untrue. I retract those words & hereby apologize.”

The unusual penalty comes as a result of a tweet he wrote in January claiming a friend of his had been treated poorly by her employer, publisher BluInc Media.

As reported by the Associated Press, Fadzil tweeted an apology shortly afterward, but the company’s lawyers sent him a letter and began legal proceedings.

Twitter is increasingly being cited in contentious cases between companies and employees, as Sportsnet host Damian Goddard discovered when he was fired over one of his tweets in May.

Fadzil has more than 4,500 followers and seems to be enjoying his new-found fame, cheerily replying to questions and suggesting curious tweeters do a Google News search on him. He hosts The Fairly Current Show – a Malaysian current affairs program on the web.

According to a tweet he posted Thursday, he expects to post his last apology around 6:45 p.m. Saturday.

Stuffed Tiger Determined to Not be a Threat

Zoo workers prepared tranquiler darts and a thermal imaging helicopter was dispatched amid reports of a white tiger on the loose near an England golf course.

But there was just one problem — it turned out to be a stuffed animal.

Police have launched an investigation into the potential hoax that sent golfers and cricket players scrambling in Hampshire Saturday afternoon.

As the helicopter neared what was first reported to be a dangerous animal in the grassy field, it detected no heat and the stuffy blew over with a gust.

On Saturday, Sussex Police helicopter officials tweeted, “Tiger seen near golf course, concerns for members of the public!”

Then later, another tweet: “Initially there was great concern for the public that a tiger had escaped the local zoo, luckily, it wasn’t real.”