1.) Over the weekend, a world record was set for the biggest snowball fight … in Seattle, Washington. 5,834 people participated in the fight, breaking the South Korean record of just under 5,400. However, the event was in jeopardy because of a snow shortage – Seattle only averages 3 inches of snow a year. However a construction company helped to haul in 160,000 pounds of snow to the Seattle Center to help break the record. The event was a benefit to assist the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County.
2.) There is a growing number of websites, places like TripAdvisor.com, where customers can post a review of a business. Now, businesses are turning the tables. After seeing a media report of bad contractors that didn’t include anything about bad clients, a landscaper in Pennsylvania started a website for contractors to identify troublesome customers. NastyClient.com contains reports by contractors about bad clients. The site has nearly 5,000 members, many who pay $15.99 a year for the ability to search the site for clients by name.
3.) The youngest person on Schindler’s List has died. Leon Leyson was among the 1,100 Jews saved from the Nazis during the second World War by Oskar Schindler, who employed those people in his Krakow Factory. The list was made famous by the Academy Award winning 1993 Steven Spielberg movie. Leyson was a high school teacher who didn’t talk about his experience for almost 50 years. After the movie came out, he spoke throughout our country about his experience, including losing two brothers at the hands of the Nazis. Known as “Little Leyson,” Leon was battling lymphoma when he passed away in California over the weekend at age 83.