Sunday, September 30, 2007
OAK LAWN Traffic signs offer humor with a message
Oak Lawn gets quirky new stop signs
STOP . . .Oak Lawn's funky signs: • *In the Naame of Love • *And Smell the Roses • *Really. You Gotta Stop. • *Right There Pilgrim • *Or We'll Hunt You Down • *Hold it Right There Buster • *Then You Can Go • *Whoa Wait a Minute • *Stop Pleeeease • *Or the Police Will Yell at You • *Not an Optional Sign • *It's Really Self-Explanatory • *Means That You Aren't Moving • *Even When No One's Looking • *Whoa • *Billion Dollar Fine
A Mesa woman chased her live-in boyfriend with a hammer after he tried to break up with her, police said.
Pamela Ruth, 47, was booked for prior outstanding warrants, criminal damage, domestic violence and false reporting to law enforcement.
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Toilet Paper Thief On The Loose In Wisconsin
Someone is either too cheap to buy his own toilet paper or planning a big prank.
Fond du Lac County Executive Allen Buechel said someone has been repeatedly stealing toilet paper from the men's public bathrooms at the Fond du Lac City County Government Center since June.
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Suspect Named As Kiddie Crook Mastermind
Seaside Heights police have named a suspect they say was videotaped using his granddaughter to steal a purse from an arcade.
Police signed an arrest warrant for Daniel Twomey. The 52-year-old lives in Teaneck. The theft happened just after midnight Sunday at Lucky Leo's on the boardwalk.
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Saturday, September 29, 2007
Crazy, indeed, but we wonder how on Earth he stopped. Those disc brakes were surely useless. See the video below, wherein Stoeckl makes it all look effortless.
Markus Stoeckl breaks record for series mountain bikes by 23 km/h [Intense Cycles via Bicivilizate]
A high school security guard is accused of asking girls whether they were menstruating, leading to a protest in which some students wore tampons on their clothing or carried purses made of tampon boxes.
Tony Varrone was inspired to create the StreetSurfer after seeing a bicycle prototype with the front wheel replaced by four skateboard wheels in 1998.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Longtime PETA supporter Alicia Silverstone has taken off her clothes in a new ad campaign for the organization.
In a series of print and video spots, the very naked (though covered where it counts) actress poses, sprawled out in front of a pool.
In the print version, the words “I’m a Alicia Silverstone, and I’m a vegetarian,” appear above the nude actress. Silverstone says the same words in the video rendition of the ad, also noting that “there’s nothing in the world that’s changed me as much as this. I feel so much better and have so much more energy.”
The PETA-Silverstone campaign will air on Food Network, Lifetime and E! in Houston before expanding nationwide.
PETA chose Houston for the campaign because they noted in a statement, “it repeatedly ranks among the least healthy in the country.”
"Man Smell" Gum - Not Just for Athletic Supporters
Yes, the title threw me too, but that's what "Otoko Kaoru" translates to. Luckily there's much more to it than that - like the previously mentioned Fuwarinka Scented Gum, Man Smell gum contains those special Rose oils that escape through your skin after chewing. This one exudes a manly Menthol Rose aroma, not just your average sweaty-guy funkiness.
Sex Gum for Men: Like Chewable Viagra?
America is well-known across the globe as a country with an obesity problem, a problem that's become so bad; our snacking habits have turned us into a so-called "Twinkie nation."
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Police break up brawl at Chuck E. Cheese
Police were called to break up a weekend fight among a rowdy group of teenage girls at the family-themed pizza restaurant, Chuck E. Cheese. The more than a dozen girls, between 13 and 16 years old, went berserk in the restaurant's lobby Saturday night, police said.Witnesses said the fight erupted with two girls using profanities near the front entrance and ended with several girls involved in a physical fight. The group had apparently been dropped off and left alone at the restaurant, known for its singing and dancing animatronics rodents.Assistant Police Chief Alfred Sexton said the incident wasn't the first time Chuck E. Cheese was nearly overrun by unruly teens. » Article here
Robbers Hypnotize Store Clerk
We know criminals go to extreme lengths to get what they want, but this might be the first account of robbers hypnotizing a store clerk to steal money.
The robbery happened at a convenience store in New Hampshire.
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The two-headed red slider turtle has turned up at a reptile center in Pennsylvania, where owners are amazed by its freak appearance. The unnamed curiosity has two heads on opposite sides of a single shell, as well as six legs and a combined tail. A collector in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, passed the freak of nature to Big Al's Aquarium Supercenter in East Norriton. Jay Jacobi, the shop's exotic reptile manager, said: "The two heads seem to have their own thoughts, operating independently." There are more photos and a news video on this page.
Morrisville police have charged a man with assault on a government official after an officer said the man coughed into his face during a traffic stop. Officer Chris Gill said in his report that Kent Kauffman looked into his eyes before "hacking" in his face three times, according to Morrisville spokeswoman Stacie Galloway. Kauffman said he did cough from the window of his minivan but did so toward Gill's waist. "He says I coughed in his face," Kauffman said. "But that would only work if he had a 4-foot-long face. "Kauffman said he developed a cough after his dog died last week. He said Gill put him in handcuffs and threw him into the side of the patrol car. Gill pulled Kauffman over Tuesday for not wearing a seat belt. He now faces a misdemeanor charge and, if convicted, could spend up to 60 days in jail.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Three Mexican minors detained in California on suspicion of smuggling drugs stole a U.S. Border Patrol car while still wearing handcuffs and drove it back across the border to Mexico.
Police in the Mexican border city of Mexicali said on Tuesday the three boys had been driving a pick-up truck on a remote Californian highway when a Border Patrol agent stopped them.
Suspicious they were carrying marijuana; he handcuffed them and put them in his patrol car while he searched their truck.
"As the agent was doing his search, he left the vehicle running and the keys in the ignition, so one of the lads, still wearing handcuffs, grabbed the steering wheel and they headed back to Mexico," a police spokesman said.
Giant ads set for world's busiest runways
Advertisers aiming to reach high-flyers with no alternative distraction will soon have a new method: adverts the size of three football pitches seen by plane passengers coming in to land.
UK-based Ad-Air launched its new service in London on Tuesday; offering brands the chance to place huge adverts near the runways of some of the world's busiest runways.
Ad-Air, backed by 5 million pounds ($10 million) of private equity finance, said it had spent five years securing sites around the world's busiest airports including London Heathrow, Paris, Geneva, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Tokyo and Abu Dhabi.
The first advert will appear in Dubai next month.
Paul Jenkins, managing director of Ad-Air, said the adverts would appear in "clutter-free environments and moments free of any other commercial messages."
Operations Director Haakon Dewing told Reuters the adverts could develop to produce a moving image that starts each time a plane comes into sight.
The adverts, which are low to the ground and 20,000 square meters in size, will only be illuminated where local legislation allows.
Man convicted of murdering parents and sisters won't get estate
KEOSAUQUA (AP) --- Shawn Bentler, who killed his parents and three teenage sisters last year at their southeast Iowa home, is not eligible to receive his family's $2.8 million estate, a judge has ruled.
Bentler also can no longer use the estate to cover his legal expenses, Van Buren County District Judge Daniel P. Wilson ordered in the ruling Friday. State law prohibits convicted murderers from getting any benefit from the slayings, including inheritance by will. The estate will be divided between two girls Bentler fathered with two women, lawyers have said.
Bentler, 23, is serving life in prison for driving from his home in Quincy, Ill., last October and shooting his family in their rural Bonaparte home. He was convicted in May of five counts of first-degree murder, but has filed an appeal to the Iowa Supreme Court. During the trial, prosecutors argued that the unemployed father wanted to inherit money from his parents' successful grain elevator and lumberyard businesses. They said that led Bentler to shoot his parents, Michael and Sandra, and sisters, Sheena, 17, Shelby, 15, and Shayne, 14, each in the head with a .22 caliber rifle.
Man Fined For Sending Text Messages To Ex-Girlfriend
A Virginia Beach man has been convicted of sending annoying text messages to an ex-girlfriend.
A Chesapeake judge fined Brian Query $50, plus $72 for court fees, last week. The charge carried a maximum fine of $500. It's a misdemeanor to call another person's telephone intending to annoy them.
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However, their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice.
After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, "What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you're out of the office?"
"I give it to them", replied the lawyer, "and then I send them a bill".
The doctor was shocked, but agreed to give it a try.
The next day, still feeling slightly guilty, the doctor prepared the bills.
When he place them in his mailbox, he found a bill from the lawyer.
Lorna De-Ste-Croix, 15, was nearly blinded after the lead pellet from an air rifle embedded in her eye.
Her attacker, who can’t be named for legal reasons, was arrested. But now the Crown Prosecution Service say he will not go to court — because he is not old enough to understand the danger of his actions.
A CPS letter to the family says there is “insufficient evidence” to proceed with a charge of grievous bodily harm. It adds: “The prosecution would have to prove the youth intended to cause injury or was reckless.“Although an adult ought to know that one should never pull a trigger of a gun if there is anyone in front of him, such sensible considerations may not be expected of a youth.”
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
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Small testicles a sign of ill health
Testicle size is what counts for a clean bill of health and being able to produce children.
Most men are unaware of how important the size of their testes is in relation to their health, Professor Rob McLachlan, director of Andrology Australia, told Fairfax newspapers.
"I've seen men coming in with (testicles) the size of a sultana and they haven't realized (it's a problem) - it happens all the time," Prof McLachlan said.
Men need to be aware of their testicle size, to measure their own health.
"They don't know how big their testes should be - what's normal and what's abnormal," Prof McLachlan said.
Small testes can indicate there is a testosterone deficiency. This can make a man feel tired, lose muscle, gain fat, lose sex drive.
"What's the matter?" he asks.
"I have a case of anal glaucoma" she says in a weak voice.
"What the hell is anal glaucoma?"
"I can't see my ass coming into work today"
James Skeates, 28, has trimmed down from 21-stone to 15-stone by eating at least two large cans of beans a day.
The carpenter, of Haverhill, says he now has the energy to keep up with his young children Eleanor, three, and George, 10 months.
James joined his local Slimming World Class in March and lost around a stone a month to hit his target weight, reports the Cambridge Evening News.
James said: "I was getting through two tins a day, eating them in my breaks at work, then at home with jacket potatoes, wholemeal bread or pasta. I was never hungry, but the weight kept coming off. Isabel Hooley, a dietician for Suffolk NHS Primary Care Trust, said: "Baked beans are fine as part of a healthy, balanced diet, but we would not recommend more than one portion a day.
"Baked beans are low calorie, so if you eat them instead of cheese on toast for example, I would expect you to lose weight."