Better hold the lettuce

Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Dying to get in: A man who was enjoying a Triple Bypass Burger, which includes 1.5 pounds of beef and a dozen bacon slices, at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, is now recovering after suffering, yes, a heart attack while at the restaurant. The restaurant, famous for its 10,000-calorie meals, serves free meals to those who weigh more than 350 pounds.

Regular customers can also get a special punch card: For every 10 Triple Bypass Burgers you buy you get your choice of an actual triple bypass or free catering for your memorial service.

Plays a mean game of chess, too: A U.S. astronaut, Daniel Burbank, commander of the International Space Station, shook hands Wednesday with Robonaut, the station’s new humanoid robot. “The first human-humanoid handshake in space,” Burbank noted.

Robonaut then sang “Bicycle Built for Two” and informed Burbank that he was having difficulty with the pod bay doors.

Don’t know much about history: On this day in 1868, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was organized in New York City.

Next door, the Odd Fellows slapped their foreheads for not taking the Elk name when it was available.