In June, Massachusetts Sen. Jarrett Barrios dropped his proposal to restrict the use of Marshmallow Fluff in New England school lunches. After his third-grade son revealed he had been given a Fluffernutter sandwich for lunch, Barrios crusaded for more nutritious fare for school children, according to the Associated Press (AP). The senator backed down after he faced widespread opposition in defense of the beloved and iconic marshmallow spread, which is so popular that a Massachusetts lawmaker suggested making the Fluffernutter the official state sandwich.
Jonesin’ for jail
In a desperate attempt to be excused from jury duty, Benjamin Ratliffe of Columbus, Ohio, claimed he was a heroin addict and a killer during jury selection in June. The 21-year-old claimed to have a “bad jonesin’ for heroin,” saying that he had shot someone to death, according to AP. According to his attorney, Ratliffe also did not want to be involved with the case because he is against the death penalty. Although his charade landed him in jail for one night on charges of contempt of court and obstruction of justice, he was ultimately removed from the jury pool and the charges were dropped.