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47-Year-Old Bakes Laxative Brownies, Loses Her Job

Michigan woman's 'bad joke' doesn't pan out

(Newser) - It was a co-worker's going-away party, but a Michigan woman ended up losing her job. The unnamed 47-year-old's employer, MMI Engineered Solutions, got a tip that the Adrian woman intended to bring laxative-laced brownies to her departing colleague's "send-off," as MLive puts it. The company... More »

Kid's 'Racist' Brownie Remark Brings Cops to 3rd-Grade Party

Critics say NJ school district is over-reacting

(Newser) - A New Jersey school district that some say has gone overboard in how it handles internal incidents recently confronted its latest issue—this time involving a 9-year-old's "racist" comment about a snack, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. At a third-grade party at Collingswood's William P. Tatem Elementary School,... More »

Dad Eats Kid's Pot Brownies, Thinks He's Having Stroke

Yes, 'brownies,' as in the plural sense.

(Newser) - Maybe not the healthiest: eating brownies for breakfast. Definitely not the healthiest: eating pot brownies for breakfast. A 58-year-old Michigan man thought he was just doing the former Wednesday morning. But after eating several, he started feeling strange, and began to suspect he was having a stroke. When firefighters and... More »

Teens Face Charges in Pot Brownie Prank

Allegedly handed out laced treats at band camp

(Newser) - A trio of teens may be charged after they allegedly gave 23 fellow band campers pot brownies—without telling anyone the treats were laced, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. No ill effects were reported, but “we won't let this slide," says a police sergeant. "It could... More »

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