Saturday, May 31, 2008

Yard work never been so fun before



Ten Worst Jobs in Science

Popular Science has chosen its top ten list of worst jobs in science.
Here is the list of jobs you wouldn't really want:

10. Whale-Feces Researcher–They scoop up whale dung, then dig through it for clues.
9. Forensic Entomologist–They solve murders by studying maggots.
8. Olympic Drug Tester–They test the urine of world's top athletes, about 4,000 times over 21 days.
7. Gravity Research Subject–They lie still for weeks on end to test the effects of gravity deficiency.
6. Microsoft Security Grunt–They receive about 100,000 dings per year indicating that something in the Microsoft empire may have gone terribly wrong.
5. Coursework Carcass Preparer–They kill, pickle, and bottle the critters taht schoolkids cut up.
4. Garbologist–They dig through dumpsters to analyze modern consumption patterns and how quickly waste breaks down.
3. Elephant Vasectomist–Not pretty.
2. Oceanographer–They analyze the detrimental effects of over fishing, dead zones, water pollution, etc. destroying our oceans day in and day out.
1. Hazmat Diver–They swim in sewage. Enough said.

One of a Kind

"Grenade Storage"

Thong Bandits

Police hunt for robbers wearing thongs as masks
ARVADA, Colo. - Police in a Colorado town are searching for two robbers whose masks showed plenty of fashion sense but little modesty: women's thong underwear.
A surveillance video released this week by police in Arvada, Colo., shows two unarmed men inside the convenience store. They stole an undisclosed amount of cash and cigarettes in the robbery May 16.
One man wore a green thong and the other wore blue. Each thong barely covered the man's nose, mouth and chin and left the rest of his face exposed. One also wore a pink backpack in which he stuffed the stolen items.
The suspects also wore T-shirts and pants and were described as in their 20s. One had a left arm tattoo.

Beach Hotties


Wal-Mart Flasher

Small Bits of News

Japanese man finds woman living in his closet
A Japanese man puzzled by food mysteriously disappearing from his refrigerator got a shock when he found out a woman had been living in his home for months without permission, police said yesterday.
The 57-year-old man living alone - or so he thought - in the western city of Fukuoka installed a security camera and called the police when he saw images of someone walking around his home while he was out. "We searched the house in the man's presence. We found the woman in the closet," said a local police spokesman.
The woman, named as 58-year-old Tatsuko Horikawa, was found in a storage space only just big enough for a person to squeeze into lying down.
Dolly tracks lead to stolen machine
Memo to crooks: If you’re going to steal a Pepsi machine, your front yard probably isn’t the best place to stow it, especially if dolly tracks lead right back to where the machine was in the first place.
On Thursday at around 2:50 a.m., St. Francis County deputies were on patrol in Hughes, when they spotted two men standing beside a Pepsi machine in a yard. As the deputies approached, the two men took off running.
The deputies followed them in the car for a while, and then one deputy left the car and ran one of the men down on foot.
At first, the man told the deputy that his name was Ollie Rodgers, but it was later found that the man’s name is Glenn Haskins, 37, of Hughes. The second suspect has not yet been caught.
The Pepsi machine was found to have been stolen from Poor Boy’s Liquor store. There was also some damage to the front of the machine.