The good, the bad, and the weird

The good

An entrepreneur has begun selling two-way Global Positioning Systems, which will have drivers with the technology communicating to one another about dangers and problems down the road, The Washington Post reported March 25. It will operate using a central computer that will catalogue traffic information and send it to affected drivers.

The bad

Students in schools that have banned unhealthy snack foods are finding that their students have created their own black market in candy bars and twinkies, the Daily Press reported March 20. Some kids earn upwards of $40 a day from the outlawed snacks.

The weird

An Easter Parade in Fort Myers, Fla., went awry when some confections thrown at children in attendance included lighters, ads for a strip club and a CD with explicit music. Organizers promised to work to prevent such actions from happening again.