Jon Bauer, Herald staff
Whoa, Reeboks? Sunday’s attempt at the Seattle Seahawks game to set a Guinness world record for “loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium” was successful. Guinness confirmed that, following a sack of the San Francisco quarterback, the crowd noise hit 131.9 decibles, beating the 131.76 decibles set at a soccer match in Turkey.
Coincidently, for next Sunday’s Seahawk game against Jacksonville, the first 30,000 fans will receive free Seahawk Miracle-Ear Hearing Aids in Seahawk Blue or Action Green.
The last honest man: A homeless Boston man is being praised for promptly turning in to police a backpack with $42,000 in cash and traveler’s checks that had been lost by a Chinese student.
The homeless man, however, disappointed President Barack Obama by turning down his nomination as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve.
Smile: Driven to become America’s biggest beer retailer, Wal-Mart is selling leading brands barely over its cost. The markup for a 36-pack of Coors Light was 0.6 percent, compared to a 30 percent markup for bottles of Coke.
We though Wal-Mart’s smiley face looked a little watery-eyed lately.