Young Boy Tragically Dies After School Employee Fed Him A Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Thomas and Dina Silvera of New York City are mourning the death of their three-year-old son after a daycare employee reportedly fed him a grilled cheese sandwich. Elijah Silvera had a severe dairy allergy, which his parents say Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Manhattan knew about.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is investigating the situation and has closed the school for, “failing to follow its written safety plan and failing to adequately supervise a child.”

In a statement to PEOPLE, the department said:

There is nothing more important than the safety of our children and we are deeply saddened by this tragedy. We will get to the bottom of what happened here.

The school reportedly called the boy’s parents rather than 911, delaying emergency care.

H/T: People

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KFC Is Officially Launching A Chicken Sandwich Into Space

In what I personally think must be the most elaborate advertising campaign ever, KFC is launching a Zinger chicken sandwich up into space, in case any aliens want to try earthling fast food.

“We’re excited to be the ones pushing spicy, crispy chicken sandwich space travel forward,” Kevin Hochman, KFC U.S. president, said in a statement

The sandwich’s flight will last four days and sail through the stratosphere, at about seven to 30 miles above the earth’s surface. And though it all seems silly to some, the company is doing this in part to support World View, a private space travel company. “When we were first contacted by KFC to send a Zinger into space, we obviously thought it was quite funny,” said Jane Poynter, World View CEO, via email toMashable

“But we quickly realized this was a great opportunity for us to publicly demonstrate our breakthrough Stratollite technology to a large audience while simultaneously financing a significant portion of the vehicle’s development.”

The June 21st flight will be broadcast live online, if you want to see fried chicken history unfold before your eyes.

“We’re going to learn a lot about long-duration stratospheric flight, while at the same time developing and testing some core systems capabilities that we’ve never had before,” Poynter said. 

“For example,  this  is the  first time we’ll be testing our solar power system, which is the on-board, regenerative power system that will allow the Stratollite vehicle to ultimately fly for months at a time without interruption. We’re also developing and testing a real-time HD video downlink system, among other critical systems improvements.”

Eventually, World View wants to send tourists into space, they told Mashable. So in that way, the sandwich really is a pioneer. 

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Employee Who Steals Sandwich From Office Fridge Shamelessly Trolls Passive Aggressive Notes

In life, it’s usually the little things that make you the happiest. The other night I was chilling on the couch getting some extra writing done before I went into bed and my wife, out of the blue, whipped up a batch of brownies. She came into the living room with a big bowl of warm brownies topped with vanilla ice cream and her thoughtfulness absolutely floored me.

Something as seemingly insignificant as food matters so much to us. And if you’re in the middle of doing work it’s easy to lose track of time, so when you perk you head up and peak at the clock when your tummy starts to rumble, you realize that you went a few hours without so much as a drink of water.

So if you have lunch waiting for you, and it’s gone, it’s a huge bummer. Which is exactly what happened to this office worker who kept getting their lunch stolen.

They decided they couldn’t take it any longer, so they posted a passive aggressive note about the transgression.

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What they didn’t count on, however, was that their sandwich thief completely lacked shame and posted a note of their own.

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Which started a veritable, all out, office-note-war.

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Human Resources even got involved.

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Which didn’t seem to deter the sandwich thief at all.

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Which emboldened them even more.

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But it looks like Tina from HR got the last laugh.

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And the sandwich thief didn’t seem so tough once his identity was discovered.

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HR: 1. Sandwich Guy: 0

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