Woman fired after cops seize laxative-laced brownies


SALINE, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan engineering company employee has been fired after police determined she baked laxatives into brownies intended for a departing colleague’s send-off.

Saline police Chief Jerrod Hart says officers confiscated the tainted confections May 3 after another employee tipped off management. No one ate the brownies.

The Ann Arbor News reports that Hart says the 47-year-old woman initially denied putting laxatives in the brownies, but after learning investigators would test them she admitted she had. Her name hasn’t been released.

Other employees told police there may have been tension between the woman and the departing employee, but specifics haven’t been released.

Hart says the woman faces no charges, but if anyone had eaten the brownies it could have been considered a criminal act.

Audio clip spurs social media debate over Yanny or Laurel

NEW YORK (AP) — Do you hear what I hear?

That’s the question as a short audio clip has sparked a social media debate about whether the word is “yanny” or “laurel.” How one hears it is similar to how people viewed a dress on the internet three years ago.

The debate began on Reddit and expanded throughout social media. Ellen DeGeneres tweeted everything at her show stopped to see what people heard. She said she heard Laurel. But New Age musician Yanni was in the Yanny camp.

Some people speculated the age of the listener might determine what people heard, while others changed the pitch to alter results.

As for the dress, some people said it was white and gold while others saw blue and black.

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