Monday, January 1, 2018

Jan 1, 2018 - 9:41 AM ET - 10 NEWS ITEMS

*Adult diapers and cold weather didn’t stop these people from welcoming 

2018. “I’ll definitely need to shower after peeing my pants all day,” said Ayame 

Yamakawa, 21, who traveled 22 hours from Okinawa, Japan, just for New Year’s 

Eve. She had already wet herself once by 2:41 p.m. after lining up at 10 a.m. 

One police officer on duty put it best: “I would be in bed under the covers with 

cup of hot tea — watching this on television.”" By Reuven Fenton, Nick Fugallo 

and Max Jaeger January 1, 2018 | 2:09am. Additional reporting by Sarah 

Trefethen and Shari Logan. Above are excerpts from the 

full article.

*"NKorea's Kim Jong Un: Nuke Button 'On My Desk' to Hit All of US. Kim Jong 

Un repeated claims that he could hit the U.S. with a nuclear weapon, saying 

that its deterrent is “irreversible” and would prevent President Donald Trump 

from starting a war." 

*"PlayStation 4 On Track To Top 100 Million Units Sold In 2019."

*"On Google's search page for today: Move your arrow with your touchpad or 

mouse over the doodle and it reads "Happy New Year 2018!" A slide show of 

cartoon characters and options of "more" and "share" on the last slide.

*"Cleveland Browns make losing an art in forgettable 0-16 season." Pat McManamon. ESPN Staff Writer.


*"Coca-Cola plant bids farewell to Sparkle City." By Bob Montgomery.

Coca-Cola's Spartanburg franchise is now owned by Charlotte-based Coca-Cola 

Consolidated, the brand's largest independent bottler in the United States. 


*"Scientists are warning of an increase in powerful earthquakes this year.

It’s all down to tiny variations in the speed of the planet’s rotation, according to 

a new study."

The earthquake that struck Mexico City on 21 September 2017 was 7.1 in 


Image: SIPA USA/PA Images.

*"Joy for parents as first baby of 2018 arrives just seconds after midnight. A 

baby boy was born in University Maternity Hospital Limerick at seven seconds 

past midnight weighing 3.26kg."

stock photo

*"New Year, new people! Meet the first Australian baby of 2018 who was born 

just minutes after midnight... but he doesn't have a name just yet

Australia has welcomed the first baby of the new year - a healthy baby boy

The new bub, who has yet to be named, weighs 4.15kgs and is 51.5cm long

The youngster was born at 1.20am at Sydney's Westmead Hospital.  

By Nkayla Afshariyan. For Daily Mail Australia. PUBLISHED: 18:29 EST, 31 

December 2017 | UPDATED: 21:42 EST, 31 December 2017.

Australia has welcomed the first baby of 2018 with a baby boy born at 1.20am 

on January 1 (pictured).

Well now, is it Australia or Ireland?  "Who's on first, What's on second?"

*"After 171 years of existence, telegram services were permanently stopped in 

Belgium as of yesterday. The service was launched in 1846, and about 9000 

telegrams were sent across the country from January 2017 to November 2017."

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