Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Truckers Must Speak English

Trucker fined $500 for failing roadside English test.
Manuel Castillo drove through Alabama in a truck filled with onions and left
with a $500 ticket for something he didn't think he was doing: speaking English
Castillo, who was stopped on his way back to California, said he
knows federal law requires him to be able to converse in English with an officer
but he thought his language skills were good enough to avoid a ticket. Still,
Castillo said he plans to pay the maximum fine of $500 rather than return to
fight the ticket.

More about that law:
Federal law requires that anyone with a commercial driver's license speak
English well enough to talk with police. Authorities last year issued 25,230
tickets nationwide for violations. Now the federal government is trying to
tighten the English requirement, saying the change is needed for safety reasons.

Grandma's into Heavy Metal

Enough alcohol and a old Brazilian woman dances to heavy metal

Not Giving A F@#k - NSFW

A commercial by Jon Lajoie.
The same SOB who brought you "Everyday Normal Guy"
"2 Girls 1 Cup Song" and "Show Me Your Genitals".

Bush with Arabs

Sorry, George, but there's no space for your presidential library.

minionsweb said...
What would that idiot do with a library?
Archive his copy of Curious George?

Assorted Images

I'll hold her down, you grab her socks.
Discreet snickering is OK. (Pocatello, Idaho, USA)
For when your partner don't preformed to your expectations
Better to pass on this one.
Hey I did say I'm sorry
Hey, blind people, look here
Let's hope Australian guide dogs can read.
Taking boredom out of driving through a dessert
Servicing Cows 24/7

Trap-Jaw Ants

It is the speeding bullet of the natural world. The trap-jaw ant snaps shut its mandibles at speeds of 35 to 64 meters per second, about 2300 times faster than the blink of an eye.
This has to be one of the oddest (and strangely mesmerizing) things on the net: ants flying through the air in extreme slow motion propelled by the rapid closing of their jaws. All set to a very peculiar sound track. The ant at the top of the image above is cart-wheeling its way over the other two.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Men sentenced for setting friend's crotch ablaze
Two practical jokers are behind bars for setting their passed-out drinking buddy's crotch ablaze while boozing in Grover Beach. Matthew Craig Pillers and Jack Brent Nicholas Keiffer pleaded no contest to a felony great bodily injury charge.
Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Pillers, a parolee, was sentenced to two years in prison and the 19-year-old Keiffer got 45 days in San Luis Obispo County jail.
Elliot Tuleja was passed out when the men poured cologne on the man's groin and set him on fire on Jan. 18. Tuleja had second-degree burns on his testicles.
Man killed by urinating on 750-volt electric railway line
A tourist who relieved himself over a live railway line at a south London station was electrocuted. The Polish man died when an electric current connected with urine which had splashed on to the 750-volt line.
On a episode of Myth Busters they claimed normally it was not possible to get electrocuted doing this because a persons urine stream breaks up. They also said that the only way to get electrocuted is to get less then a foot away from the rail
Sunbathers Relax on Beach Near Dead Bodies
Photographs that depict Italian sunbathers relaxing at the beach despite the nearby presence of the bodies of two girls who had drowned, have raised questions about Italian attitudes toward the Roma minority.
The incident took place outside of Naples on Saturday. At about 1 p.m., four teens, who had reportedly decided to go into the water, despite apparently not being able to swim.
The girls were hit by an unusually large wave, resulting in an attempted rescue by life-savers from a nearby beach. Two of the girls Cristina Ibramovitc, 12, and Viola Ibramovitc, 11, drowned were left on the sand for an hour covered with beach towels.
Dying boy, 8, 'marries' school sweetheart for his last wish
An eight-year-old boy who had battled cancer for half of his life 'married' his school sweetheart - before telling his mother 'I can go now' and dying just hours later.
Reece Fleming refused to give in to leukaemia until he had fulfilled his wish of a mock wedding to his special friend Elleanor Pursglove.
The two children, who had been friends for years, had taken part in an emotional ceremony in Reece's front room in which he handed his 'bride' a red rose.