The burritos are coming! The burritos are coming!
Naperville, Ill., residents shouldn't be surprised if they see 3-foot-long silver burritos in their local parks and sports complexes next month. It's part of a campaign to get people to use the facilities.
The Naperville Park District will launch the Great Burrito Hunt on June 8, the Daily Herald reports, and those lucky enough to find a super silver Styrofoam treat will win a year's supply of food from Chipotle.
"We really wanted to build on the active population of Naperville, people being out in the parks, playing soccer, riding bikes, fishing," said Erin McNulty, the park district's corporate relations manager. "We wanted to make it fun for people. It's a hunt."
Thirty burritos will be hidden throughout the park system. Anyone finding an extra-large burrito will win a deck of 56 Chipotle cards, each good for a free burrito, taco or salad order.
Now that's what we'd call a lucky wrap.
God Makes Monks Work Harder in Mysterious Way
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The little boy spotted the pretty pile of colored sand on the floor of the vast hall and couldn't resist. Slipping under a protective rope, he danced all over the sand, ruining the carefully crafted picture.
Never mind that it was the creation of eight Tibetan monks who had spent two days cross-legged on the floor of Union Station, meticulously pouring the sand into an intricate design as an expression of their Buddhist faith.
They were more than halfway done with the design — called a mandala — on Tuesday when they ended their work for the day and left. The little boy showed up sometime later with his mother, who was taking a package to a post office in the hall.
"He did a little tap dance on it, completely destroying it," said Lama Chuck Stanford, of the Rime Buddhist Center in Kansas City.
A security tape shows the boy's mother returning to the mandala, grabbing her son by the arm and walking out of camera range.
The monks saw the destruction Wednesday.
"No problem," Geshe Lobsang Sumdup, leader of the group from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in southern India, said through a translator. "We didn't get despondent. We have three days more. So we will have to work harder."
The monks are on a yearlong tour of the United States and Canada to raise money for their monastery. The original monastery in Tibet was destroyed.
In a ceremony Saturday, they will sweep up the sand and offer bits to onlookers for their gardens. The rest will be placed in the Missouri River.
"The belief is that it will carry the blessings all over the planet, from the Missouri River to the Mississippi to the gulf and to all the oceans of the world," Stanford said.
Not Your Average Cock and Hen Tale
CALCUTTA, India (AP) — A chicken has gone through a rare, spontaneous sex change in eastern India, a veterinarian said Thursday.
The bird laid eggs six months ago — and some hatched — but it later began to grow a rooster's comb, said Partha Sarathi Ghose, a veterinarian at West Bengal state's Animal Husbandry Department, quoting the bird's owner.
Earlier this week Ghose and a team of experts visited the village of Kamat-Chengrabanda where the incident occurred.
Ghose said the bird had undergone a process of natural sex change.
"Sure, it's rare," the veterinarian said, adding that owner Haziruddin Mohammad has called the incident a miracle and refused to hand over the bird to the Animal Husbandry Department.
"Every once in a while you hear a story about a hen that changed into a cock. Such stories are often meet with skepticism, but sex reversals do, in fact, occur, although not very frequently," says a 2000 report published by the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The study said spontaneous sex reversals can result from damage to one ovary.
It said that there are reports of some such birds fathering offspring, but that most never do.
Have Backseat, Will Deliver
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — If a pregnant Stephanie Green asks for a ride to the hospital, beware: She has a history of giving birth in cars.
On Tuesday, for the second time in 17 months, Green had a baby while en route to a hospital. Doctors had planned to induce labor Thursday, but baby Zaria had other plans.
"I thought I was going to make it this time, but she changed all that very quickly," Green said.
Green's other daughter, 17-month-old Semajai, was born in a car after Mom got stuck in traffic.
Tuesday's first contraction came around 7 a.m., and Green called friend Shanika Lewis for a ride to the hospital. They were on the highway just blocks from a Raleigh hospital about an hour later when the contractions got more intense.
"We saw the exit on Lake Boone Trail and said, 'We are almost there,"' Green said. "But the water broke, and then out came the baby. Yep, we are not going to make it — yet again."
Lewis, who works at a hospital, helped with the delivery until emergency workers arrived.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Sara Bonisteel.
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