A Hartford, Conn. weatherman became distracted during a recent live television show as his fellow newscasters were talking, and the next thing seen is him bending over to reach for something on the floor. Thinking it was Grape Nuts cereal, one of the females complained that "you leave Grape Nuts cereal everywhere. C'mon, clean up!" she commands. And weatherman Scott Haney complies, scooping up the floor material and plopping it in his mouth, only it wasn't cereal; it was cat vomit. And he ate it on the live news show. But his female co-anchor didn't really expect him to eat anything from the floor, letting out a sigh of dismay and telling him "I can't believe you just ate that." The other anchors were equally disgusted, and one said it went "way beyond the three second rule," while another said he smelled pee. Haney finally concluded that he didn't think it was Grape Nuts he ate, as he thinks it might have been "dog doodie," according to the video clip shown on Us magazine Oct. 10.
Now Haney has come to realize that the pieces he kept finding more and more of on the newsroom floor was not Grape Nuts as he suspected. It was what he had stepped in when his cat threw up. and he didn't realize it at first. Or so he says when he comes clean with viewers, giving them a view of his nasty shoe bottom to prove it.
You can hear his fellow news co-workers groaning from the revelation, but that doesn't stop him from standing in front of a "Trending Now" board and continuing to lament how he ate cat vomit while thinking it was Grape Nuts.
This sounds more like a publicity stunt than someone who really ate something from the floor that would have been mushy and stinky-smelling. What do you think: publicity or reality tv?