Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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'Cavemen' inherit billions

Two penniless brothers who are so poor they live in a cave could be set to inherit a share of a £4 billion fortune.
Zslot and Geza Peladi live in the cave outside Budapest, Hungary, and sell scrap they find on the street for pennies.
Now they and a sister who lives in America are said to be on the verge of inheriting their grandmother's massive fortune after a life of poverty.
They learned of their good fortune after homelessness charity workers in Hungary were contacted by lawyers handling the estate of the brothers' maternal grandmother who died recently in Baden-Wurttenberg, Germany.

American Airlines redefines the term "Wide Body"

Obese air passenger in economy seat has picture taken
An image of an obese passenger squeezed into an economy airline seat has reopened a debate about how airlines deal with growing numbers of oversized passengers.
The picture, posted on an aviation blog, was reportedly taken by a flight attendant to illustrate to airline managers the difficulty of dealing with passengers who cannot fit into seats.
It is unclear if the man was aware his picture was being taken or whether the flight, on US carrier American Airlines, took off with the passenger spilling out of his seat.
Airlines already offer extended seatbelts to larger passengers to comply with safety rules but a number of carriers now insist obese customers buy an extra seat.

Prime minister loses job after forgetting absence note

The Prime Minister of the tiny Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has been left red-faced and out of a job, after he lost his seat in parliament thanks to a simple paperwork error - he didn't hand in a note explaining his absences.
Prime Minister Edward Natapei fell foul of a rule that members of parliament in Vanuatu will forfeit their seat if they miss three consecutive sittings of parliament without notifying the speaker of the reason for their absence.
All he needed to do while away on official business was hand in a signed note explaining why he wasn't there. But, in a mistake that one analyst called 'flabbergasting', the Prime Minister's office somehow overlooked this rule - with the result that Natapei has now lost his seat, plunging Vanuatu into a political crisis.
Natapei's cabinet hurriedly convened emergency talks, while Natapei himself was reported to be rushing back to Vanuatu from a Commonwealth summit in Trinidad and Tobago.
Vanuatu will now have a caretaker government until the parliament elects a new prime minister next week.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cubicles Aren't Just For Working

Stacked up in cubicles for decades, immigrants living in a Bowery tenement may have a very unusual situation.
The smell of piss and fish paste are palpable even outside the locked door of 81 Bowery, a four-story tenement just a few buildings up from Canal Street in Manhattan's Chinatown.

The stairwell inside gives off an air of abandonment. On the second floor, a door opens to reveal a nice enough wood-paneled registration counter—a lobby for the hotel on the second and third floors that has been uninhabited for almost a year. There's a statuette of a golden Buddha on the counter and a "Welcome" sign for visitors, along with a plaque advertising a deluxe room for $150 a night. A stack of business cards gathers dust. The rooms aren't bad—each one has a television, and some have neatly made-up queen-size beds.
The fourth floor is very different. The rooms crammed inside are tiny, with walls about eight feet high but no ceilings, and each one about the size of an office cubicle. The dozen or so residents who live on this floor pay about $100 a month to live in what amounts to a broom closet, and all of them share a bathroom with two shower stalls, a urinal, and four toilets. The cubicles are jam-packed with possessions the residents have been piling up for decades. There is no kitchen on the floor.

Driver takes out Italian police's prized Lamborghini Car

When the Italian police unveiled their state-of-the-art Lamborghini patrol cars, they cannot have been short of volunteers itching to take the supercars in pursuit of speeding criminals.
A team of elite drivers was trained to chase down speeding motorists and deliver urgently-needed transplant organs in the futuristic vehicles, capable of reaching more than 200mph.
What they apparently were not prepared for was a distracted motorist who pulled out of a petrol station without looking.
Today, a bandaged and bruised police driver may have had a tough time explaining how he managed to write off one of the force's prized Lamborghinis when he rammed it so hard into a line of parked cars that one of the stationary vehicles ended up on the police car's roof.
According to the police, the crash was caused by the driver of a slow-moving Seat Ibiza who emerged without looking from a service station, clipping the Lamborghini and sending the vehicle swerving into the parked cars.
The front end of the Lamborghini was crushed in the accident, near Cremona, and the driver and a passenger were injured, although not seriously.
The Lamborghini Gallardo, worth £130,000 and capable of reaching 62mph in four seconds, was one of a pair donated by the Italian manufacturer to the police to do battle on Italy's roads, where 1 million motorists are injured annually and 4,731 died last year.
Both cars include transmitters to send images back to HQ, a defibrillator for accidents and a fridge for transporting donor organs. The two officers were returning from a convention in Cremona, where they had been addressed a student audience on road safety.

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World's Tallest Female Model Graces Magazine Cover

Talk about a big splash! An American model measuring 205 cm (she's about 6'9") is set to be featured on the cover of Australian magazine Zoo Weekly.
You think you've seen it all. The model, named Eve, appears on the cover of the magazine's current issue alongside a 162 cm-tall (5'3") Aussie model.
On Seinfeld, George Constanza dreamed of one day sleeping with a giant woman. But George was a short, bald fella. To him, tall meant about 5'11".
Eve is truly head and shoulders above the other models out there.
"No other magazine has put a woman who's nearly seven feel tall on the cover," Editor Paul Merrill said, and he's probably correct in that assumption.
"We had ... her bikini specially made, but it was worth it."

N.Y.C. Driver Escape Death

Dodge minivan that entered a construction zone in Manhattan was hit and flipped over by the wrecking ball as onlookers watch in horror. Driver escaped with minor injuries.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

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Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Who Wants to Smell Like Jacko?
You can now buy Michael Jackson perfume made using DNA samples from the late singer's hair.
A company called My DNA Fragrance claim to engineer scents from human genetic codes.
They recently teamed up with a fella named John Reznikoff, who has the world's largest collection of historical hair - including some of Jacko's.
According to their website: "DNA can be extracted from hair shafts with or without the follicle in tact."
"My DNA Fragrance has analyzed Reznikoff's private collection of celebrity hair and is now engineering exclusive fragrances of each celebrity."
They are selling perfume made from hair from ELVIS PRESLEY, MARILYN MONROE, NAPOLEON BONAPART and even EDWARD IV.
Drug out teen ripped his scrotum off
A legal drug known as Mephedrone led one teen to rip off his own scrotum.
The teen hallucinated for 18 hours before he mutilated himself because he believed centipedes were crawling over his body and biting him.
Cops warned people to stay away from the drug Mephedrone which is sold legally on the internet as plant fertilizer.
Its chemical formula is one molecule different to ecstasy and as such dealers are claiming is not a controlled substance.
It is more commonly known on the streets as "drone", "bubble", "meow meow" or "legal high".
Bah! Humbug!
Maumee Police are searching for a robber who stole the money — red kettle and all — from a Salvation Army volunteer outside the Andersons Saturday night.
A bell ringer told police she was approached about 6:25 p.m. by a scruffy-looking man who grabbed the chain of the kettle, struggled with her, then pushed her and pulled the kettle away from her.
Maumee Police Sgt. David Tullis said "the robber placed the kettle and tripod in the back of a pickup truck after telling her he couldn't stand her “or her bell ringing. I hate Christmas.”

Tiny Gecko Found Inside Chicken Egg

Cook finds gecko in chook egg
Dr Peter Beaumont, 60, was cooking Thai fishcakes for dinner when he found a fully formed gecko inside an egg shell. He believes the discovery may be a world first and may help solve a food poisoning puzzle.

"I was cracking the eggs into a pan when I noticed one of them was all cloudy.

"I looked at the shell and saw a tiny gecko.''

Dr Beaumont said the lizard had not got into the shell after he had discarded it because the reptile was embedded between the inner-shell and the egg's membrane.

He said the gecko may have crawled into the chicken to feast on an embryo -- and got stuck.
The egg then formed around the lizard.

Hydnora Africana...

... is an unusual flesh-colored, parasitic flower that attacks the nearby roots of shrubby in arid deserts of South Africa. The putrid-smelling blossom attracts herds of carrion beetles.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

A single vulgar word in comment cost a man his job

It all started with Friday’s edition of Talk of the Day, a regular blog on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s website, Talk of the Day is exactly that. A conversation around the water-cooler topic of the day. Friday’s edition is often a little lighter. Last week, it was about the strangest things you’ve ever eaten, loosely pegged on a story about deer meat.
By mid-morning, a number of folks had commented about their experiences with Bird’s Nest Soup, octopus, cow brains and rattlesnake. Then, while I was in our 10 a.m. news meeting, someone posted in reply a single word, a vulgar expression for a part of a woman’s anatomy. It was there only a minute before a colleague deleted it.
A few minutes later, the same guy posted the same single-word comment again. I deleted it, but noticed in the WordPress e-mail alert that his comment had come from an IP address at a local school. So I called the school. They were happy to have me forward the e-mail, though I wasn’t sure what they’d be able to do with the meager information it included.
About six hours later, I heard from the school’s headmaster. The school’s IT director took a shine to the challenge. Long story short: Using the time-frame of the comments, our website location and the IP addresses in the WordPress e-mail, he tracked it back to a specific computer. The headmaster confronted the employee, who resigned on the spot.
I’m not identifying the guy who posted the comment because, obviously, I don’t know who it was. I’m not identifying the school because, frankly, it’s not important to the story and I have no interest in embarrassing the people there.

Long Island Wal-mart

2008 Wal-Mart Worker Dies When Shoppers Break Down Doors
Black Friday took a grim turn when a New York Wal-Mart employee died after bargain hunters broke down the doors to the store, pushing him to the ground.
The 34-year-old male employee was pronounced dead an hour after shoppers breached the doors to the shopping center in Valley Stream, Long Island, about 5 a.m. Friday and knocked him down, police said.
"He was rushed by 200 people," Jimmy Overby, the man's 43-year-old co-worker, said. "They took the doors off the hinges. He was trampled and killed in front of me. They took me down too ... I literally had to fight people off my back."
A 28-year-old pregnant woman was also taken in for observation and three other shoppers suffered minor injuries during the incident, police said. The pregnant woman and the unborn baby were reported to be OK, said Sgt. Anthony Repalone, a Nassau County police spokesman.
Nassau County Police spokesman Lt. Michael Fleming described the scene as "utter chaos." "This crowd was out of control," he said.Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Bentonville, Ark., closed the store in Valley Stream for several hours after the stampede. It reopened shortly after 1 p.m
2009 Fire Breaks Out Among Christmas Trees at Walmart
Police in Westbury, N.Y. say a fire has broken out among Christmas trees for sale outside a Wal-Mart on New York's Long Island during a busy holiday shopping weekend.
Nassau County Police say in a statement that the blaze was reported around 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Westbury store. There are no immediate reports of injuries.
Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. spokesman Dan Fogelman says the busy store was evacuated because of the fire in the store's garden shop.
Fogelman says it is unclear how many people were in the store at the time or how much damage was caused. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The store remains closed and will reopen on Sunday.

Woman finds long lost dad but…

When Emily Wallis tracked down the dad she had never met they had more in common than she expected… including their taste in shoes, dresses and make-up.
Instead of the “Italian Stallion” her mother Ann had described, Clive Harrison was a lipstick-wearing, bewigged transvestite who now calls himself Chloe, and has EIGHTY-TWO pairs of high- heeled shoes.
Emily, 22, says: “Chloe was squeezed into a silver dress and wearing make-up and a wig. I had no idea what to do so I said, ‘You look better than me… and I really like your shoes’.”
Emily adds: “For years I had dreamed of us all being reunited. I’d even secretly harbored a hope that Clive and Mum might get back together. But when I saw my dad I realized that certainly wasn’t going to happen!”

Men get your wife something special for Christmas

A garden center has provoked a feminist backlash from customers after suggesting men made their wives "feel special this Christmas" by buying a rotary clothesline as a present.
Hillier delivered a four page brochure promoting a range of festive gift ideas for the home and garden to 900,000 homes.
But the company, which has 14 stores, was inundated with complaints just hours later after the £44.99 clothesline was featured as a perfect gift for women.
Equal rights groups have also condemned the chain, saying the advert is like something from the 1970s and promotes the idea that a woman's place is in the home.
The "Vento lightweight aluminum rotary clothesline" is pictured in a perfectly manicured garden with the headline: "Make her feel special with a clothesline this Christmas."
Managers at the garden center said they have received about 100 complaints from customers and admitted the "joke" was ill advised.

Children Playing + Charger = FIRE

Fire that struck two Brockton triple-deckers and left 33 residents homeless was started by children jumping on a bed.
Brockton Fire Lieutenant Edward Williams said Friday that the Thursday night fire was ignited when the children bounced up and down on two mattresses that were against a wall where a cell phone charger was plugged. He said the back-and-forth motion of the mattresses abraded a transformer for a cell phone charger which caused sparks or a short circuit.
Williams said the fire flared up just after 8 p.m. Thursday, causing $150,000 in damages to one building and $50,000 to a nearby apartment building.
Two firefighters suffered puncture wounds and cuts, but neither was hospitalized.
No other injuries were reported.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Drawbridge Fall Kills Elderly Fla. Man


Dad Locked Kids in Trunk

A Massachusetts father who locked his two young boys in the trunk of his car as he ran an errand has pleaded not guilty to assault and reckless endangerment of a child.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Pet pig farting prompts gas leak fears
A pig with flatulence triggered a minor emergency near Bendigo this week when smells wafting from the 120kg porker sparked fears of a potentially dangerous gas leak.
Two Country Fire Authority tankers and 15 firefighters turned out in darkness to search the source of the leak at a property at Axedale, east of Bendigo. But the likely culprit was soon sniffed out, the pet sow startled from slumber in the dead of night.
"She got very excited when two trucks and 15 firefighters turned up and she squealed and farted and squealed and farted," said fire chief Peter Harkins.
"I haven't heard too many pigs fart but I would describe it as very full-on."
Mr. Harkins said the family had done the right thing by calling 000 to report a suspected gas leak: "It's all bottled gas up here and a leaking cylinder could pose a major fire risk.
Japanese cops cross-dress for bag snatcher
Patrolling in high heels, wigs and designer bags, Japanese black-belt policemen have been cross-dressing in a bid to beat off bag-snatchers, a report said Wednesday.
The all-male squad has been deployed since last month on night patrols in central Aichi prefecture, wearing skirts and stockings and carrying eye-catching handbags as bait for potential thieves, the Asahi daily reported.
So far the unit has failed to nab any muggers, the Asahi said, and Aichi police declined to comment to AFP on the report.
To qualify for the special squad, police have to be young, slim and hold the top rank of a black belt in a martial art such as karate or judo, the report said.
A 26-year-old officer -- measuring 1.71 meters (5.6 feet) in height and weighing in at a dainty 61 kilograms (134 pounds) -- expressed pride in the mission, telling the daily: "It's cowardly to target women who are weak."
The operation has not been without its pitfalls. Some of the stylish policemen have become targets themselves -- of cat-calls and lewd propositions.
One 25-year-old officer said he "panicked" one night when a male driver leaned out of his car window and asked if he wanted to go for a drive.
Vietnamese slept beside dead wife for 5 years
A Vietnamese man dug up his wife's corpse and slept beside it for five years because he wanted to hug her in bed, an online newspaper reported on Thursday.
The 55-year-old man from a small town in the central province of Quang Nam opened up his wife's grave in 2004, molded clay around the remains to give the figure of a woman put clothes on her and then placed her in his bed.
The man, Le Van, told the website that after his wife died in 2003 he slept on top of her grave, but about 20 months later he worried about rain, wind and cold, so he decided to dig a tunnel into the grave "to sleep with her."
His children found out, though, and prevented him from going to the grave. So one night in November 2004 he dug up his wife's remains and took them home.
The website carried a photo of Van with the figure of his wife, which is still in his home.
The father of seven said neighbors did not dare visit the house for several years."I'm a person that does things differently. I'm not like normal people," he was quoted as saying.

Monday, November 23, 2009

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Centrifugal force is a bitch!

Workers decided to test the newly installed
Merry-go-round for strength, and then things got a bit out of hand.
Nobody got hurt, but do not try this at home.

Rules of gravity apply no matter how cute you are


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Idiot vs Lightning

Sunday, November 22, 2009

New Hairstyle

It's the "rat cut" and it's sweeping the nation!

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Couple busted for not paying tip

The gratuity was mandatory for large parties, but what if the service stinks?
Bizarre story of the week: Two restaurant patrons were arrested on a charge of theft when they refused to pay a $16 mandatory tip that was part of their bill.
College student Leslie Pope told a reporter that the service was so bad at the Bethlehem, Pa., establishment that she had to get the table’s silverware and napkins and walk to the bar to refill her soda. An hour after the group of eight ordered chicken fingers and other bar grub, the food arrived.
Tipping etiquette
The menu says an 18% tip is included in the bill for parties of six or more. The tip on their bill amounted to $16.35 (inexplicably higher than 18%).
After the $73 bill came, the group paid for food, drinks, and tax but refused to pay the tip. After explaining the bad service to the bartender in charge, Pope claimed he took their money and called police. The couple was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car.

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Dash Cam: Bank Robber Gobbles Up Evidence

Twinsburg police Patrolman Daniel Biada said a dash cam video of the arrest of John H. Ford, 35, of Cleveland, shows Ford gobbling a piece of paper while officers searched his pockets.

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Window Washer Falls 8 Stories

A window washer plunged eight stories down the side of a building Thursday in downtown Seattle, but was stopped by a safety rope just inches before hitting the ground.
A window washer fell eight stories outside a downtown Seattle building on Thursday morning, but suffered only a broken pinky finger and some bruising and soreness.
Eduardo L. Castillo, 34, appeared to be in good shape and was talking as he was being loaded into an ambulance shortly after the 11:20 a.m. fall.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Phone Sex
A couple caught having a steamy sex session in a public phone booth yesterday boasted: "We're engaged and in lust."
Greig Forbes, 29, and fiancee Sarah Meikle, 23, were spotted by shoppers in a busy chemist's yards from the phone box.
In court yesterday, they admitted committing a sex act in public.
But after the hearing, the couple, who will be sentenced later, were unrepentant, saying they couldn't help themselves.
Meikle said: "We are engaged and totally in love.
"We do it (sex outdoors) quite often, you're young and you have to experiment.
"Our friends always say we have some sex life, they think it's funny.
"We can't help ourselves - we can't keep out hands off of each other."
Forbes added: "We are sex addicts - we have sex all the time."
Teen Confesses To Mom For Molesting Sister, Dad Executes Him
A 15-year-old boy who was killed by his father in an execution style killing spent the last moments of his life pleading, "No, Daddy! No!"
Jamar Pinkney Jr. was shot in the head Monday by his 37-year-old father, Jamar Pinkney Sr., who allegedly made the teen strip his clothes off and kneeled down in a vacant lot before he was killed by a single bullet.
The boy's mother, Lazette Cherry, told the Detroit Free Press that Pinkney Sr., showed up at her Highland Park, Mich., home after she told him that their son had made a startling confession.
According to Cherry, the 15-year-old had admitted to having "inappropriate contact" with his 3-year-old half sister.
Woman gets $14,000 for toilet paper injury
Cook County taxpayers will write a $14,022 check to a custodian who claims she twice injured her back by "reaching around to pick up a piece of toilet paper," according to county documents.
More than 1,000 county workers file workers compensation claims each year, but this one got the attention of County Commissioner Bridget Gainer, who spent 11 years in the insurance industry.
"Do I think it's excessive? I think we end up compensating employees for illnesses and injuries they bring with them to work," she said after Wednesday's meeting in which the settlement was approved.

Friday, November 20, 2009

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Chicken Man Crashes City Council Meeting

A weirdo prances around in his chicken suit in
Colorado, as members were discussing rules for keeping chickens.

Driving a Car with an iPhone (Waterloo Labs)

Turning an Oldsmobile Delta '88 into a remote control car in just 4 weeks.
Using a few motors, potentiometers, a Compact RIO embedded controller, and LabVIEW. We then set up wi-fi communication so we can drive the car from an iPhone as well as from a modified Power Wheels truck. For detailed plans, parts lists and code available for download, check out our website

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Marijuana plants growing 25 feet from LAPD station.

Canoga Park - Los Angeles police today busted a sophisticated marijuana farm inside an industrial building 25 feet from the back door of the Topanga Community Police Station.
About a week ago, officers smelled marijuana coming from the building at 8411 Canoga Ave., just a few feet from the station at 21501 Schoenborn St., said Officer Karen Rayner of the LAPD's Media Relations Section.
They notified the narcotics unit which started an investigation.
"They noticed that traffic in and out of the building was very minimal. The ventilation had also been upgraded. The utility bills were disproportionately higher. The rooms in the building were filled with hydroponics equipment," Rayner said.
Rayner said the farmers had also "gone to great lengths to filter the air coming out of every hole that might leak to the outside." She said that all the places where the smell might have come had been plugged with liquid caulking stuff.
"But it was not enough," Rayner said. "Their luck ran out."
Three suspects were still being booked so their names could not be released, Rayner said. The amount of marijuana in the building had not yet been tabulated.
A warrant was served in the building about 3 p.m. Detectives estimated the operation had been going on for about eight months, Rayner said.

Woman uses a Shrine as Bank

A woman quietly left $40,000 worth of rare U.S. coins near a Catholic shrine for safekeeping so the Virgin Mary could watch over her life savings while she was out of town, and apparently it worked: The money was returned to her when she got back a week later.
Operators of the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes near Emmitsburg thought they had been blessed with a big donation when a groundskeeper found the two plastic freezer bags filled with gold and silver while raking leaves.
But Shrine Director William Tronolone said the woman approached him after a noon Mass Sunday, six days after the discovery, to ask whether anyone had found some coins she had hidden beneath fallen leaves at the site on the campus of Mount St. Mary's University.
"I said, 'Why did you leave it there?' And she said, 'Well, I had to go away and I was afraid to leave it and I wanted the Blessed Mother to watch over it for me — and evidently she did because you found it,"' Tronolone said.
By then, university officials had had the coins appraised, notified police and placed the money in a safe while awaiting word from investigators.
Tronolone refused to identify the woman. He said she had been out of town about a week.

Company's name: Reliable

Nobody was injured when a crane smashed through a house in northwest
Santa Rosa in a failed attempt to remove an oak tree.

Inch by inch, crews finally remove a massive crane which fell into a
Santa Rosa home during an oak tree removal.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Woman demanded to be arrested at Cumberland County Prison
An intoxicated Carlisle woman went to the Cumberland County Prison on Monday and demanded to be arrested "so she could help the prisoners inside," police in Middlesex Township said.
Police said Janet L. Ritter, 67, pulled into the prison parking lot at 4:19 p.m., locked her car and left the headlights on, then went to the jail's front door and demanded to be admitted.
When a corrections officer told her she couldn't come in, Ritter grabbed his shirt and tried to push past him, police said.
While she didn't get into the prison, police said Ritter was charged with drunken driving, public drunkenness, disorderly conduct and trespassing.
Man carrying $600 stole a pencil
Police have arrested a man after he allegedly stole a pencil from a Bellingham store even though he was carrying $600 in cash. The man, 44, was booked into the Whatcom County Jail after police learned he had an outstanding warrant from Everett.
Officers questioned the man about why he stole the mechanical pencil, worth $5.99, when he had enough money to pay for it. Police said the suspect just responded: "I don't know, being stupid I guess."
Soldiers Given Onions, Garlic to Fight H1N1 Flu
Moldova's army is feeding its soldiers onions and garlic to help them ward off swine flu.
Defense Ministry chief doctor Col. Sergiu Vasislita says about 0.9 ounces (25 grams) of onions and 0.5 ounces (15 grams) of garlic will be added to each soldier's daily diet. That roughly corresponds to a small onion and a couple of garlic cloves.
Onion and garlic are traditional remedies in Moldova where they are widely believed to boost the immune system.
Vasislita said Thursday that the measure was taken after 24 soldiers fell sick with swine flu in the past two weeks. More than 1,000 Moldovans have swine flu with 90 new cases reported daily.
About 6,500 troops serve in the army of Moldova, a small former Soviet republic bordering Romania and Ukraine.
Mail carrier found drunk, eating noodles
Police in Marion, Iowa and postal authorities are investigating the case of a mail carrier who was allegedly found drunk inside a residence while on the job.
Police said the postal worker, 46, was charged with public intoxication Nov. 3 after she was found sitting on the kitchen floor of 95-year-old woman's house, eating leftover noodles from her refrigerator.
Police Lt. Steve Etzel said Tuesday that the woman apparently entered the home through an unlocked front door. He said she was in uniform and had mail and a mail-carrying bag with her.
The woman, a 17-year employee of the U.S. Postal Service, was taken to the Linn County Jail. Marion Postmaster Rick Leyendecker said the woman is currently on unpaid leave.

Did cook spit in police chief's burger?
Man could get up to 10 years in prison if convicted
On the first day of the trial of a cook accused of spitting on a hamburger served to the Burnet police chief, jurors heard a recording of what Jaime Perez told an officer: "I did it," Perez said on the recording. "That ain't no lie."
However, Perez's attorney, Tim Cowart, said during the trial Monday that there was no physical evidence against his client. All the prosecution has, Cowart said, is that Perez "mouthed off" to a few people.
Perez is charged with harassment of a public servant, a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. The prosecution presented its witnesses Monday and played the tape of Perez telling a Burnet police officer that he tampered with Chief Paul Nelson's burger in October 2008 at local restaurant Andy's Landing.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Bad Guys Being Good Guys
Armed intruders with an apparent soft spot for babies stole electronics and money during a robbery at an Eastside home Friday morning.
Indianapolis police said somewhere between tying up and pistol-whipping the residents the gunmen heated up a baby bottle and fed it to an infant, according to Police.
The robbery happened at 8 a.m. when two men, one with a shotgun and one with a handgun, forced their way into a home. They taped shut the mouths and hands of two residents and hit one of the head with a pistol.
To quiet a crying infant during the robbery, one of the robbers heated a bottle in the microwave and allowed a 14-year-old captive to feed the baby.
The suspects stole a computer, TV, a computer-game console, cell phones and money.
Baby Survives Washing Machine
A 7-month old baby is recovering after being trapped in a running washing machine.
Police say Valle Hernandez became trapped Tuesday night at a Laundromat in D'Iberville, Mississippi.
They believe he climbed in the machine and his 4-year-old brother shut the door, causing the machine to turn on.
Mike Adams, a local restaurant owner who was standing near the machine, was able to pry the door and save the boy.
The mother will not face criminal charges but child services have been notified.
Hernandez is expected to be okay.

Where does it hurt?

Truck driver impaled on metal pole tells boss: "I'm in a spot of bother"
A critically-hurt driver sits impaled to his truck by a pole - moments after calmly telling his boss: "I'm in a spot of bother."
Jason Ripley, 39, was speared just inches from his heart when a loose barrier hidden by overgrown bushes bounced on to the bonnet and through his windscreen.
But without a hint of panic, the dad-of-two grabbed his phone, called work and explained his horrific plight to colleagues.
He revealed: "There was seven or eight feet of pole sticking out. It could have been the adrenaline but I managed to stay calm.
"I told my boss, 'I've had a bit of an accident.”
"I don't think they understood, but something must have clicked because they called me back and I told them, 'I'm not messing about, I'm dying'.
Man Who Thought He Was a Ninja
Seattle police say a man who thought he was a ninja was impaled on a metal fence when he tried to leap over it.
An officer who was looking for an assault victim nearby Monday night heard the man screaming for help.
Police supported him to prevent further injuries until medics arrived and took him to a hospital, where he was in serious condition in intensive care on Tuesday.
Police spokeswoman Renee Witt wrote in a department Web site posting that officers thought the man might have been involved in the reported assault, but he insisted he was just a ninja trying to clear a 4- to 5-foot-tall fence.
Witt says the man was "overconfident in his abilities," and that alcohol likely played a role.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Co-worker attacked over perfume
One worker's strong perfume allegedly sparked an attack from a second worker tired of the smell, officials in Motala, Sweden said.
The two Motala City Council employees, both in their 40s, had repeatedly argued over the strong scent before the unscented woman allegedly grabbed the overly scented woman by the throat and threatened to kill her during a lunch break.
A police report was filed and the alleged attacker was suspended from her job pending the outcome of an internal investigation, said council spokeswoman Christina Welin.
Suspect returns to crime scene
Sioux Falls Police arrested a 20-year-old man on Wednesday when he returned to the scene of a crime to retrieve his cell phone. Police said they got a call Wednesday evening from a woman who saw a man inside her unlocked car. She and a neighbor shooed the man away - but she noticed later that her digital camera was gone.
The woman called police about an hour later when she saw the same man back in the parking lot of her apartment building.
Officers said they arrested the suspect with the camera. He told police he was looking for his cell phone.

She had the balls to wear shorts


Different angles shots of the woman falling on train tracks


Chefs Create Dessert Made With Viagra

A group of young Colombian student chefs have unveiled a new dessert made from passion fruit and Viagra, claiming it had aphrodisiac effects on everybody who has tried it.
"We got the idea four months ago when we were dealing with a nutrition project for older people," Juan Sebastian Gomez said at an international gastronomy fair on Thursday.
"It occurred to us that we could use passion fruit, with all its connotations.. and Viagra, and we came up with this dessert," added Gomez, who along with his three colleagues is studying the culinary arts at a national college.
Gomez said the new dessert was tried on a group of volunteers.
"It's really an aphrodisiac. By trial and error we found out it works. We gave it to a group without telling them it contained Viagra. A second group was in the know and both experienced heightened libido," he said.
"They felt their bodies' need to quench that desire," he added.
The young chef said women have been the most enthusiastic about the desert.
"They eat slowly, savoring every little spoonful. They take very small portions and after few minutes begin to smile and confess that they feel delicious little tickles," he said. "We know it's an innovative idea that might seem crazy to some, but it's having success. Since it contains a medication, it requires delicate handling but we have always had medical and scientific accompaniment."

Man Gets 'Bionic Butt'

A British man Ged Galvin, 55, whose bowel was damaged in a motorcycle crash has been fitted with a "bionic bottom."
Ged Galvin, 55, now presses a remote control to open his bowels and go to the bathroom.
Galvin was given just hours to live by doctors after he suffered massive internal injuries when a car pulled out in front of him while he was traveling 45 mph on his motorcycle in 2005.
After 13 weeks in the hospital and 13 operations Galvin defied the experts and recovered from his injuries, but the two operations to control his bowel movements failed.
He was fitted with a colostomy bag which doctors said he would have for life. But Galvin refused to accept the prognosis and sought out a specialist.
In 2007, Professor Norman Williams of the Royal London Hospital performed the unique operation in which muscle was cut from above Galvin's knee and pulled back to his groin, and then electrodes were attached to the nerves which are controlled by palm-sized remote.
"I thought that in these days of modern medicine surely there was something they could do. They'd mended everything else.” Galvin said. Why not this?

Pee on your garden to help make it grow

Gardeners at a National Trust property in Cambridgeshire are urging people to relieve themselves outdoors to help gardens grow greener.
A 3-meters "pee bale" has been installed at Wimpole Hall.
Head gardener Philip Whaites is urging his male colleagues to pee on the straw bale to activate the composting process on the estate's compost heap.
He said the "pee bale" is only in use out of visitor hours, since "we don't want to scare the public".
He said: "For eight weeks now, male members of our garden and estate teams have been using the outdoor straw bale when nature calls.
"The pee bale is excellent matter to add to our compost heap to stimulate the composting process; and with over 400 acres of gardens and parkland to utilize compost, we need all the help we can get.
"There are obvious logistical benefits to limiting it to male members of the team, but also male pee is preferred to women's, as the male pee is apparently less acidic."
By the end of the year, it was calculated that the 10 men from the 70-strong garden and estates team will make more 1,000 individual trips to the pee bale, contributing towards the compost for the estate.
The estate said it will have saved up to 30% of its daily water use by not having to flush the loo so many times.
Rosemary Hooper, Wimpole estate's in-house master composter, said: "Most people can compost in some way in their own gardens.
"Peeing on a compost heap activates the composting process, helps to produce a ready supply of lovely organic matter to add back to the garden.
"Adding a little pee just helps get it all going; it's totally safe and a bit of fun too."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Customs officers seize rabbit poo cigs
More than £1 million worth of counterfeit cigarettes filled with rabbit droppings instead of tobacco have been confiscated by customs officials in Spain.
The fake cigarettes - due to be sold on the black market as famous brands - were discovered after British holidaymakers in the Canary Islands smelled a rat whenever they lit up.
"They stunk. They smell just as you'd imagine burning poo to smell,"
said one customs official in Tenerife.
Police and customs staff arrested 12 smugglers in an undercover operation to intercept the cigarettes as they landed on a boat from China.
"They not only smell bad but the toxic chemicals they give off are pure poison," explained a customs official.
Teen breaks into a school, surfs Internet for pornography
School officials said a 14-year-old student broke into Storm Grove Middle School, damaging doors and surfing the Internet for pornography, according to a juvenile arrest affidavit.
Security cameras at the school captured images of the eighth-grade student crawling under a gate to get inside the campus last weekend, a deputy for the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office said. More cameras caught him going into the custodian’s office, where he looked at porn Web sites for an hour, the affidavit said. The student also caused $1,200 damage to an office door, the Sheriff’s Office said.
A sheriff’s deputy met with the school administration Monday and took the teen into custody. He was charged with felony criminal mischief, burglary of a structure and attempted burglary.

Creepy Twins


Woman Charged after Shopping with Loaded Gun

The Macclenny Walmart was cleared out yesterday because of a woman with a gun.
According to the Baker County Sheriff's Office, it happened Tuesday afternoon when 54-year-old Patricia Anthony Perry went shopping.
She told deputies she was buying ammunition for the .38 caliber handgun she was carrying, and said she had a concealed weapons permit.
According to the report of the incident, she said she took the gun out of her purse and unloaded it in the sporting goods section in front of a clerk.
The deputy indicates she smelled of alcohol, but she denied drinking.
She also changed her story a short time later and denied being in the sporting goods section. She also said she didn't know if the pistol was loaded.
The employee in the sporting goods section told a deputy the woman pulled out a gun, removed a bullet from it, and asked if the store sold that kind of bullet. When he told her no, she reloaded the gun.
The employee told the deputy the woman smelled of alcohol and had watery eyes. He also noticed a liquor bottle in her purse.
After Perry was arrested, she told deputies the gun was a gift from her son, and she was having a rough time and wanted to go into the woods and hunt, saying the .38 was to kill snakes.
She also told deputies he didn't know it was illegal to display a firearm in public.
Perry faces charges of disorderly intoxication and improperly exhibiting a firearm.

Didn't get the Memo

Crackpot planners driven motorists up the pole - by leaving a 40ft utility pole in the middle of a six lane highway.
The unmarked and unlit pole - in Zhengzhou, central China - has been the cause of dozens of accidents as unwary drivers smash into it.
And road signs only a few yards from the pole show an arrow directing drivers right into it at 50mph.
"We have complained to the council but they say it would cost too much to bury the cables underground so we are stuck with it," said local resident Chang Feng, 33.
The problem was caused when the road was widened and made worse when builders added an arrow less than 350 feet from the pole pointing straight at it.
The utility pole belongs to the local power authorities who explained that the pole used to be on the road side, but due to the widening of the road, the pole is now in the middle of the road.
A spokesman from the power authorities said: "They should have informed us before the road widening project, but none of us knew this. Now it's too expensive to move the pole."

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The X-rated pictures of Dirty PCs

Police arrest wrong woman after identity is stolen

A Clackamas County woman fights to clear her name after her identity is stolen and police arrest her in front of her family for crimes she didn’t commit.
Kim Fossen came to KATU News last week after Clackamas County deputies shackled her and locked her up in front of her two-year-old child on a felony fugitive warrant, accusing her of theft and prostitution.
The warrant was out of the state of New York charging her with burglary in the second degree and grand larceny.
Fossen sat in jail for more than a day but she wasn’t the criminal; instead, it was 22-year-old Lien Thi Huynh, a Miami Beach escort who was using Fossen’s identity for at least three years and committing crimes in her name.
But in Naples, Florida police finally got the right person – Huynh – the fake Kim Fossen.
Even Huynh’s mug shots from Miami-Dade and Broward counties listed her as 30-year-old Kim Fossen.
Police accused Huynh of a bar hook-up theft. They said she stole a man’s Jaguar with $168,000 in jewelry and Louis Vitton Luggage after meeting him in a bar, hooking up with him the next day at a restaurant, and then going to the man’s house.

The $1,700.000.00 Distraction

The owner of one of the world’s fastest production automobiles accidentally drove his fine-tuned, French-built car into a saltwater lagoon Wednesday.
The man, who police said was from Lufkin, was uninjured after escaping the partially submerged Bugatti Veyron as it came to rest in about 2 feet of saltwater.
The two-seater, with 16 cylinders and four turbo chargers, can reach speeds of more than 250 mph. New models sell for about $2 million.
The man, who refused to give his name, was looking at real estate in Galveston.
About 3 p.m. a low-flying pelican distracted him as he traveled north on Interstate 45 just south of the hurricane levee near Omega Bay.
The man jerked the wheel, dropped his cell phone, and the car’s front tire left the frontage road and entered a muddy patch, which foiled his attempt to maneuver away from the lagoon.
It’s the rarest car in the world, not something you can just replace, the man said.
That Bugatti Veyron was one of only 200 made and one of only about 15 in the United States.
$1.7 million dollar Bugatti Crashes into a salt water pond
Bugatti being removed from salt water lagoon

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

What has four testicles and three penises?
Six-legged goat with four testicles and three penises to be spared sacrifice
Call it birth defect or wish of the Almighty, a goat with six legs, four testicles and three penises will be spared from holy sacrifice on the occasion of Id-ul-Juha (Bakrid) this year.
While the black-colored goat, barely one-year-old and weighing around 10 kg, is all set to attract attention during the goat exhibition prior to the festival, the owner of the goat has ruled out any chances of sacrifice of the unique goat on the auspicious day.
"This goat is a gift of God and the sacrifice of such a goat is not allowed in Islam," said Sher Mohammed, the owner of the goat. "The goat can be displayed during Bakrid exhibition, but sacrifice of the goat is strictly prohibited," he added.
Marijuana Cafe Opens in Portland
The United States' first marijuana cafe opened on Friday, posing an early test of the Obama administration's move to relax policing of medical use of the drug.
The Cannabis Cafe in Portland, Oregon, is the first to give certified medical marijuana users a place to get hold of the drug and smoke it — as long as they are out of public view — despite a federal ban.
Members pay $25 per month to use the 100-person capacity cafe. They don't buy marijuana, but get it free over the counter from "budtenders".
There are about 21,000 patients registered to use marijuana for medical purposes in Oregon. Doctors have prescribed marijuana for a host of illnesses, including Alzheimer's, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and Tourette's syndrome.
On opening day, reporters invited to the cafe could smell, but were not allowed to see, people smoking marijuana.

Sonic Customers Bewildered by Fake Gunman
A fast food restaurant manager went to the extreme in training his staffers on how to handle a hold-up situation: his method scared paying customers and earned a serious reprimand from local police.
A manager of a Sonic in St. Joseph, Mo., recently staged a lunchtime mugging, recruiting someone to enter the restaurant with a real-looking toy gun and hold it to an employee's head. Problem was, employees weren't the only ones taken by surprise: When authorities received frantic reports from panicked customers of a potential hostage situation, they sped to the restaurant to resolve it. No arrests were made in conjunction with the pseudo-crime.

Woman faces DUI when she mistook cop for Sonic car hop
A woman who mistook a police officer for a car hop at a Sonic drive-in was charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia. A caller to 911 Saturday reported the woman nearly struck several vehicles before pulling into the drive-in.
Elizabethton Police Officer Sarah Ellison found the woman slumped over the steering wheel. When Ellison tried to get the woman's attention, the woman handed her a $20 bill, continuing to offer it even after she identified herself as an officer.
The woman was arrested and the officer found a syringe, a spoon with white powdery residue and numerous bottles of prescription medicine in the car.
Man Robs Mom to Pay Parking Ticket
A 27-year-old Anchorage man has been convicted of robbing his mother at gunpoint because she didn't give him money to help pay a $430 parking ticket. The Anchorage district attorney said Friday that Cheng Saelee was also convicted of illegally contacting his mother from jail and trying to get her to drop the charges.
Prosecutor Gustaf Olson said Saelee was arrested in November 2008 after he became angry during an argument with his parents got a handgun from his room and pointed the weapon at his mother's head.
He was scheduled to be sentenced Feb. 19 and faces up to 12 years in prison.
Olson said Saelee might also be deported to Thailand after he serves his sentence.
The ticket was for abandoning a vehicle.
Drunken man survives being run over by train
Police in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin said a highly intoxicated man who survived when multiple freight train cars rolled over him is "the luckiest SOB alive." Police Major Kevin Lemke said Canadian National Railway employees reported they ran over someone lying between the tracks and did an emergency stop about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.
Officers found a 42-year-old local man in some bushes 20 feet away from the tracks. The man indicated he was walking when he saw the train and jumped out of the way.
But Lemke said he tends to believe the employees over an intoxicated man. The man had no serious injuries and received a trespassing citation.
Canadian National spokesman Patrick Waldron said such an incident usually results in serious or fatal injury.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Did You Know.....

A couple robbing a store caught on camera could not be identified until the police reviewed the security tape. The woman filled out an entry form for a free trip prior to robbing the store.
From 1939 to 1942, there was a undersea post office in the Bahamas.
A person uses approximately fifty-seven sheets of toilet paper each day.
A man being unmarried can shorten his life by ten years.
Alcohol beverages have all 13 minerals necessary for human life.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Man calls 911, asks for sex; he gets jail instead
Joshua Basso said his cell phone ran out of minutes Wednesday, so he called the one number that he knew is always free — 911 — with an unusual request.
He wanted someone to have sex with him.
When 911 operators hung up on him, he called back four times, police said.
Fifteen minutes after his last call, police arrested Basso at his home, at 4202 N Nebraska Ave., on charges of making a false 911 call. He was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail, where he remains without bail.
Basso has been arrested a dozen times in Hillsborough on charges including grand theft of a motor vehicle, violation of probation, domestic violence battery, possession of marijuana, trespassing and burglary, jail records show.
Bus hits police station
The alleged flasher being blamed for a bus crash in Hamilton is just 14-years-old.
Police say the teenager exposed himself to a fellow bus passenger, causing the terrified woman to scream.
The driver immediately drove to a nearby police station on River Rd, with the woman still screaming.
The driver stopped and opened the door, but unfortunately forgot to put the bus into neutral.
The vehicle rolled forward, crashing into the police station's entrance way.
No one was injured but the bus suffered a cracked windscreen and the building received minor damage.
Police have arrested the 14-year-old boy and charged him with carrying out an indecent act.
"John" paid to have sex with girl
A man who allegedly paid the mother of a 14-year-old girl so he could have sex with the child has been charged with sexual assault.
The child told investigators that her mother would use a cell phone to contact different men, telling them that "fresh meat" was available.
When the mother's cell phone records were reviewed, "an extensive contact list was revealed."
In addition to the sexual-assault charge, 48-year-old Mark Mathias was charged with soliciting for child prostitution as well as sexual assault — pattern of child abuse.
Prosecutors said the mother was charged earlier with pimping and pandering of a child. Her bail has been set at $200,000.
Mathias is being held on $100,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in Denver County court Wednesday to be advised of the charges.
Woman accused of raping daughter's boyfriend
Police in Bellevue, Washington have arrested a woman for allegedly raping her daughter's 14-year-old boyfriend.
The 32-year-old woman, who was arrested Thursday at her home for investigation of second-degree child rape, has not been charged.
Police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate said the crime allegedly occurred at the woman's home and was brought to the attention of police last month by state Child Protective Services workers.
Details of the alleged crime and CPS case were not available.
Nose-Less Suspected Robber Turns Self In
A man who left part of his nose behind after an alleged robbery in Tuscumbia has turned himself in.
Florence Police say 40-year-old William T. Cole turned himself in on outstanding warrants Thursday morning.
If you recall, on Monday, police say Cole broke into a home in Tuscumbia.
The homeowners were asleep and heard Cole breaking in.
There was a struggle between the victims and the suspect, in which a tip of the suspect's nose was bitten off.
The suspect only got away with $100, and left behind a big piece of evidence - his nose.
Police found the nose at the scene.

Thousands says “NO” color television.

Almost 30,000 people across the UK still tune into their favorite programs on black and white TV sets.
The figures were released by TV Licensing to mark the 40th anniversary of the first color transmissions on BBC1 and ITV.
The 28,000 black and white license holders included 1,950 in Scotland.
The figures showed the black and white sets have not yet been consigned to history despite the rise of flat-screens and the iPlayer.
While the figures show there is still life in the oldest TV equipment, BBC statistics show that emerging technologies are changing the way many of us watch TV.

Metal Patient or Mental Patient

A Peruvian man is recovering after eating metal for months.
Almost 2 pounds of it was removed from his stomach.

A Briton was found smuggling 1,000 live spiders out of Brazil

The animals were packed into individual boxes and locked in two cases that had been checked as baggage, a police official said.
The live cargo was discovered on Wednesday at Rio de Janeiro's Tom Jobim International Airport as it was being X-rayed for loading onto the plane, the official said.
He would not name the man or say where his flight was going to but a federal police statement said he could face a fine of up to £1.5 million for animal trafficking.

Signs were an Elaborate Prank.

People walking the Routeburn track need nappies (diapers) for the trip, according to bogus, yet realistic, Department of Conservation signs. Printed on cardboard in the familiar colors, the signs bear even the authentic department and Great Walks logos.
But that is where the similarities end, with messages advising people to wear nappies and directing people to a public toilet up a steep rock face.
One sign found on the Routeburn in September reads: "Please do not defecate in our National Parks. Heavy duty tramping nappies are available from all DOC visitor centers free of charge, and DOC hut wardens carry an emergency supply. Toilets in conservation areas are strictly for urination only."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Girl Sneezes Approximately 12,000 Times a Day

It’s that time of year when everyone seems to be coughing and sneezing, but for a 12-year-old girl from Virginia, she can’t sit for more than a few seconds without someone saying "bless you."
It’s so bad, on a regular day Lauren Johnson can sneeze more than 12,000 times a day.
"I can't stop sneezing. It goes off about eight to nine times a minute," Lauren said.
The condition, described as "machine gun sneezing," started about two weeks ago when the sixth-grader caught a cold and ever since then she’s been miserable.
"I know this is terrible for her," Lauren’s mom, Lynn Johnson said.
Lauren hasn’t been able to go to school and has visited six different doctors since the non-stop sneezing began. Although there’s no clear diagnosis, one neurologist told the family Lauren’s condition could be "irretraceable psychogenic disorder," which could be triggered by stress, according to the report.
"There's less than 40 cases ever documented ever in the entire world," Johnson said. "Nobody really knows how to treat it, what's going to work, and even in the cases where it might have worked or turned the sneezing off for awhile, a lot of times it comes back again and then you're right back to where you started," she added.
However, there are a few hours when Lauren does not sneeze."It turns off when she sleeps," her mom said. "Only in a deep REM sleep it turns off."