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OPINION: A little of this and that

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George Mathewson

All’s quiet on the UFO front

Sarnians have seen few flashing lights and other mysterious things following a rash of UFO sightings in 2014.

That year, at least 18 different people reported seeing at least nine unidentified flying objects over the city.

One notable exception since then occurred on the night of Sept. 16, 2015 when two men in the area of Wiltshire Drive observed “a formation of over 10 yellow-orange lights” flying swift and low from south to north.

“It was unlike anything I’ve seen before,” the witness told UFO Stalker. “We lost sight of the objects when our view was obscured by my house.”

Call it a coincidence if you must, but Sept. 16 last year was also the last time the Canadian Forces Snowbirds aerobatic flying teams paid a visit to Sarnia.

Belt, loosen thyself

Cut Out & Keep is an English-language food and crafter website with 200,000 members worldwide. On March 7 its feature project helped readers prepare a dish called – and I’m not making this up – “Sarnia Inspired Poutine Boat.”

The queasy concoction, which looked vaguely like a banana split capped in cheese, was introduced thus:

“Sarnia is known for its love of French fries and is rated in the top ten places in Canada to have them. This breakfast themed poutine allows you to eat French fries with some amazing breakfast toppings.”

Ingredients included hash browns, bacon, eggs, Hollandaise sauce, onions, cheese, and half a cup of melted butter.

What’s our more famous export?

Sunny Leone was born in Sarnia and had an enjoyable childhood growing up here, by all accounts. As a young girl she was athletic, played street hockey with the boys and attended a Catholic school.

She moved with her parents to the U.S. as a teenager and eventually became a model. Entering the California’s adult-film industry, she became a porn star and Penthouse magazine’s 2003 Pet of the Year.

Today, remarkably, Leone has transformed herself yet again into a huge Bollywood movie star in India.

“I had so much fun growing up (in Sarnia),” she told CBC Radio in one recent interview.

“For me, I always knew that I was going to own a business, I just didn’t know what it was going to be. I never thought that modelling, or acting or any kind of entertainment was a possibility.”

Today, the 34-year-old Leone is the most googled person in India, a nation of 1.3 billion people.

In fact, she has topped India’s Google searches every year since 2012, appears in numerous commercials and is working on a documentary about her life.

“It was great growing up in Sarnia,” she told the Toronto Star in another recent interview.

“(It’s a) great place for kids to grow up.”



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