Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Do You Know Your Cars?

Guess the make and model of the cars pictured.
Watch out for a few tricks I've thrown in, and watch your spelling - e.g. "Chevy" won't work in place of "Chevrolet".

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We Love News Bloopers...

But we're not sure if this is real. Watch it & decide for yourself.

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Mexican mega-mushroom a savory stunner

A mushroom weighing more than 20 kilograms has been picked in a forest in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas, university officials say.
The white mushroom, macrocybe titans, measured a towering 70 cm tall, was found near Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border, according to the Southern Border University Center.
There is no word as to what the researchers plan to do with the specimen.

Six teen’s rotting penises amputated after botched circumcisions.

Cape Town - Six more youths have lost their penises as a result of bungled circumcisions in the Eastern Cape.

Provincial health department spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said 18 would-be initiates were admitted to hospital in Port St Johns last week and four had to have their septic penises amputated.

Four others of the 18 were admitted after being assaulted at the initiation schools they were attending.

Two youths were brought in to the Nelson Mandela Academic Hospital in Mthatha last week when their penises fell off following circumcisions gone wrong.

A total of 19 surgeons and one nurse had been arrested.

He said the most recent arrest was of a surgeon at Ngqeleni, who was earlier held and released on bail after illegally performing circumcisions.

A warrant was issued for his arrest when the 24-year-old man did not turn up for a court appearance.

Police who went to execute the warrant on Sunday night found him circumcising more boys.

Chihuahua puppy born with love-heart pattern in fur

A puppy has been born in Japan with a large, clear, love-heart-shaped pattern in his coat.
The Chihuahua was born in May as one of a litter to a breeder.

Shop owner Emiko Sakurada said it was the first time a puppy with the marks had been born out of a thousand she had bred.
She had no plans to sell the puppy, which has been named "Heart-kun".

There are more photos here.

Indecisive bride picks 24 bridesmaids for big day

When it came to selecting her bridesmaids, Michelle O'Reilly had 24 people to choose from. So she asked all of them, aged from 1-year-old to 38, to join her when she walked down the aisle to tie the knot with her partner Kevin Doherty. There proved to be a lot of logistical problems involved in buying and fitting 24 bridesmaids' dresses, transporting them to the church and deciding which order the bridesmaids should follow the bride down the aisle.But the new Mrs. O'Reilly-Doherty said it was all worth it to make her big day on Saturday bigger than most.

Not once but twice this man was blessed with miracles

He survived against all the odds; now Peng Shulin has astounded doctors by learning to walk again. When his body was cut in two by a truck in 1995, it was little short of a medical miracle that he lived. It took a team of more than 20 doctors to save his life.

Skin was grafted from his head to seal his torso – but the legless Mr Peng was left only 78cm (2ft 6in) tall. Bedridden for years, doctors in China had little hope that he would ever be able to live anything like a normal life again. But recently, he began exercising his arms, building up the strength to carry out everyday chores such as washing his face and brushing his teeth.

Doctors at the China Rehabilitation Research Center in Beijing found out about Mr Peng's plight late last year and devised a plan to get him up walking again. They came up with an ingenious way to allow him to walk on his own, creating a sophisticated egg cup-like casing to hold his body with two bionic legs attached to it. He has been taking his first steps around the center with the aid of his specially adapted legs and a resized walking frame.

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Victims ID'd in hit-and-run crash

A 50-year-old man who died in a hit-and-run crash Sunday night on Green Bay’s east side has been identified as Tyrone Ware of Green Bay.
A woman who also was struck in the 11:57 p.m. crash, meanwhile, was reported in life-threatening condition today. Joann Carroll, 41, Green Bay, was walking with Ware and was found injured lying in the 1000 block of Elizabeth Street. Police say a 40-year-old Green Bay driver was drunk when he hit the two pedestrians, then drove about seven blocks home with the man's body lodged in his windshield. The driver, Steve Warrichaiet, parked his 1995 Dodge Intrepid in the garage at his home at 2128 Eastman Ave., then called police about six hours later, saying he had been involved in an accident and believed he had hit someone. Warrichaiet, who was taken into custody Monday morning, is expected to be charged at 2:30 p.m. today in Brown County Circuit Court. Police are seeking charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, drunken driving, causing injury while driving drunk, hit-and-run causing death, hit-and-run causing injury and hiding a corpse.

Watch out for that pole...

Mother gives Ecstasy to child

An online video that allegedly shows teens teasing a toddler for using the drug Ecstasy while sitting on the floorboard of a moving vehicle is being investigated by local authorities hoping to find out who is responsible.

In the video, which originally appeared on YouTube before it was removed, a second child, an infant, also is seen being handed from one person to another in the back seat of the car.

Various clues in the video — a map and a Houston radio station broadcast — have gotten the sheriffs' departments in Harris and Jackson counties involved in the investigation. FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap said her agency also is looking into the matter.

Texas authorities have interviewed the occupants of a minivan who appear in an online video that shows a toddler who might have been given ecstasy, as authorities try to determine whether the child actually ingested the powerful street drug. "Their story is basically that they told the little girl to act that way and they were basically filming her doing what they said," "She's taking that hit like a soldier," a female voice says. "She's rolling, girl, she's rolling." "Rolling" is a term commonly used to describe the effects of Ecstasy, a potentially lethal street drug that is often associated with the club scene.