Iowa convenience store chain QC Marts held a contest offering a $10 prize to employees who correctly predicted which of their colleagues would be fired next. Employees were told to write the name of the next cashier they thought would be fired, along with the date and their own name on a piece of paper. An unemployment benefits judge ruled that the “egregious and deplorable” contest was sufficiently “good cause” for employees to collect benefits after quitting. Read More
The winning entry in the Burlington Liars Club contest may have been the best, but it was not an original. David Milz, 49, was named the top liar of 2010 with this line: “I almost had a psychic girlfriend, but she left me before we met.” Milz said he came up with it while joking around with colleagues. However, an online search turns up numerous instances where the line is attributed to comedian Steven Wright. Read More
Two years shy of its golden year, Muni’s “moving monuments” will be the center of attention at the 48th annual Cable Car Bell Ringing contest Tuesday.
The contest starts at noon in Union Square with two competitions — one for amateurs (local media and community representatives) and one for all-stars (car grips and conductors). Read More
The City College of San Francisco radiology student recently found the first genuine Wonka Golden Ticket, scoring a grand prize of up to a $40,000 trip around the world.Did you know about the contest before buying the candy? I didn’t. I was just craving chocolate that day and was going through the candy aisles at the Serramonte Target. I noticed the Wonka bar and remembered liking it as a child, so I bought one. Read More
Big-wave enthusiasts will have to wait a little longer to get their Mavericks fix, as poor weather conditions put the legendary surfing Half Moon Bay contest in limbo.
The 24 surfers chosen to participate were expected to vote Sunday on whether they wanted to compete Tuesday. But a forecast of rain and wind spoiled the plan, prompting the surfers to call off the vote entirely. Read More
The state assemblyman announced his second annual “Oughta Be A Law” contest. Constituents of the 19th Assembly District are invited to submit ideas until Jan. 1. Hill will select the winner and introduce the idea as legislation. Last year’s winners developed a bill that would have increased penalties for truckers who spill debris on roadways. It eventually was vetoed by the governor. Read More