Friday, May 1, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Sex on Queen's lawn at Windsor Castle
A couple were arrested after being caught having sex on the Queen's lawn outside Windsor Castle.
The pair, in their early thirties, stripped on a private grass bank at the castle, where Her Majesty was in residence.
They were watched by crowds of tourists beneath the castle's Garter Tower, in full view of hotels, pubs and shops over the road.
"The couple did not care who was looking and just kept going as if they were in their own bedroom.
"They even ignored the Please Keep Off The Grass signs.
Australian woman had her legs broken to become taller
An Australian politician has gone to extraordinary lengths to be taken seriously by her peers: she has had her legs broken and stretched to become 3in (8cm) taller.
"A lot of young females have insecurities about their weight or their nose; mine was my height," said Hajnal Ban, 31, a councillor with Logan City council in Queensland.
So she went to the Ilizarov orthopaedic clinic in Kurgan, Russia, and paid surgeons A$40,000 (£19,000) to break both her legs in four places and stretch them slowly for 1mm every day for nine months. Eventually she grew from 154cm (just under 5ft 1in) to 162cm.
After nine months of excruciating pain, the councillor became a "normal" 5ft 4in.
Woman accused of sex with dog and her child
Police have charged a Lakeshore woman with several sexual offences including bestiality after she allegedly performed sex acts over a webcam with her infant child and her dog.
Police call it one of the most shocking and disturbing crimes they’ve seen after a woman allegedly broadcast herself on a webcam having sex with her toddler child and her dog.
"It’s one of those things that just makes your stomach roll," said Essex County OPP Const. Janet Hayes. "It’s hard to believe there are people out there that can commit these despicable offences, especially against their own child. You can’t comprehend someone that could do something like that."
Dog that chewed off its own feet to escape trap walks again
If there was ever a dog that deserved a second chance, Andre is that dog.
He's been living with just two legs for a long time.
"He's just a fun loving guy, very warm personality," Martin Kaufmann with OrthoPets said.
Andre came a long way to meet Kaufmann in Denver, Colorado.
The 3-year-old Shepherd-Rottweiler-Lab mix is from Alaska and lost his front and back left legs when he was caught in an illegal wild animal trap.
He chewed off his own paws to get free and for weeks, he lived under a truck camper shell.
He only weighed 38 pounds when Alaskan Dog and Puppy Rescue found him.
Man Makes Four-Day Trip To Hospital Saves 6-Year-Old Girl
A Papua New Guinea man made a four-day trip to Cairns, Australia carrying a 6-year-old girl so badly injured her intestines were exposed.
Forty-year-old farmer Lambai Pisau was called to his niece's Papua New Guinea village school on the border of Indonesia last Thursday afternoon after she fell out of a classroom window and landed on a sharp hibiscus tree.
The fall pierced young Dulcie Nakai's abdomen, exposing her intestines.
Pisau took his niece to their remote Papau New Guinea village's first aid post by canoe only to find the medical officer away for the night distributing donated mosquito nets.
He treated his niece as best he could using a bandage and Tylenol before the pair endured a five-hour ambulance ride to the Papua New Guinea town of Morehead last Friday.
From Morehead, the two traveled eight hours in a motorized dinghy, which constantly broke down, before spending the night in a bush hut at the mouth of a crocodile-infested river.
On Sunday, it was another four hours in the dinghy to get to Boigu Island in the Torres Strait.
A medical team on the island had a helicopter transfer to Thursday Island where the pair was met by the Royal Flying Doctor Service and flown to Cairns, arriving early Monday morning.
Surgeons at Cairns Base Hospital successfully conducted life-saving surgery on Dulcie and she is now resting comfortably.
8-Year-Old Girl Divorces 50-Year-Old Husband
An 8-year-old Saudi girl has divorced her middle-aged husband after her father forced her to marry him last year in exchange for about $13,000, her lawyer said Thursday.
Saudi Arabia has come under increasing criticism at home and abroad for permitting child marriages. The United States, a close ally of the conservative Muslim kingdom, has called child marriage a "clear and unacceptable" violation of human rights.
The girl was allowed to divorce the 50-year-old man who she married in August after an out-of-court settlement had been reached in the case, said her lawyer, Abdulla al-Jeteli. The exact date of the divorce was not immediately known.
A court in the central Oneiza region previously rejected a request by the girl's mother for a divorce and ruled that the girl would have to wait until she reached puberty to file a petition then.
There are no laws in Saudi Arabia defining the minimum age for marriage. Though a woman's consent is legally required, some marriage officials don't seek it.
Internet Is Running Out of Bandwidth
Internet users face regular "brownouts" that will freeze their computers as capacity runs out in cyberspace, according to research to be published later this year.
Experts predict that consumer demand, already growing at 60 percent a year, will start to exceed supply as early as 2010 because of more people working online and the soaring popularity of bandwidth-hungry Web sites such as YouTube and services such as the BBC's iPlayer.
It will initially lead to computers being disrupted and going offline for several minutes at a time. Beginning in 2012, however, PCs and laptops are likely to operate at a much reduced speed, rendering the Internet an "unreliable toy."
When Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British scientist, wrote the code that transformed a private computer network into the World Wide Web in 1991, the Internet appeared to be a limitless resource.


1 comment:

Tattoo Jim said...

About that sex story on the queens lawn... anybody know where Clinton was at the time????