A lot of us have to pinch pennies when we go to the supermarket to buy groceries, but a couple in Maryland nearly had their groceries pinch back -- when they found a live scorpion in a bag of pre-washed spinach.
Sri Sindhusha Boddapati says she and her husband brought the greens home and opened the bag when they spotted what they thought was a cricket crawling around inside. After a second or two, she found out things were even worse than she'd imagined -- the critter was actually a small, but still-deadly, scorpion.
The market issued a statement saying, “We regret any inconvenience to our customer," but declined to pull the product from its shelves. (Huffington Post)