Friday, March 20, 2009

A fifth wheel allows for easier parallel parking


How do you take ten pre school kid’s on a day outside?

Put them on a body leash.

Everyone needs a Friend


Flammable water fires up homeowners

Lighting water on fire sounds like a magic trick, but for some Fort Lupton Colorado residents who can perform it in their own kitchen sink, it’s not very entertaining.
Amee Ellsworth and her husband have spent the past five months hoping that their water, which is contaminated with natural gas, does not cause their home to explode. After learning of the Ellsworths’ bizarre concern, at least one more person living near Fort Lupton has discovered her home may be in the same situation.
After learning about the Ellsworths’ water, Renee McClure, who lives with her family about half a mile from Ellsworth, took a flame to her faucet. The water ignited."My kids have been drinking that water," McClure said. She said her family and their livestock consume 200 gallons of water a day.
Water tests conducted last October confirmed the Ellsworths’ water well was being contaminated by natural gas, Amee Ellsworth said. Flames as high as three feet ignite when she holds a cigarette lighter next to water flowing from her faucet.
Ellsworth and McClure’s water wells tap into an aquifer that probably provides water for as many as a hundred homes, Ellsworth said. Ellsworth worries that natural gas will build up in her home and explode after a spark, she said. She showers in the dark to avoid switching on the light and inadvertently cause a spark. Dark showers are not the only negative effect. The contaminated water makes Ellsworth’s home nearly impossible to sell. Her homeowner’s insurance will likely be canceled, she said."I’m a hostage in my own home," she said.

What can you do with a half of a car

Swinging Suzuki Swift
The Suzuki Swift cut in half, suspended and used as a swing.

Suzuki Swift cut in half

"Tongue Boy"

Check out Nick Afanasiev AKA "Tongue Boy" doing tricks with his long tongue!
He can touch his elbow, chin, and eye with it!
It's world record worthy at over 7cm long, and it's all natural.
He’s even been on America's Got Talent because of his tongue!

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

When ya gotta go, ya gotta go.
A Canadian man allegedly spotted urinating while facing the roadway at Okeechobee Road and Interstate 95 is facing a misdemeanor exposure charge, according to a recently released arrest affidavit.
Robin Hubert, 70, of Quebec, told a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy Friday morning that "if he didn’t stop he would have peed in his car," the affidavit states.
That disclosure came after the deputy saw him about 10 a.m. pull over in a black 2005 Lexus and start relieving himself.
"Mr. Hubert did not try to shield himself from traffic," the affidavit states.
Noting a "clearly marked" restroom was a mile away along with gas stations, the deputy arrested Hubert on a misdemeanor exposure of sexual organs charge.
15-year-old Student Suspended for FARTING
An eighth-grader at the Bill Duncan Excel Center in South Lakeland, Locke, 15, has been suspended from riding the school bus for three days after being accused of passing gas.
"Jonathan passes gas on the bus it stunk so bad that you can't breathe after he does it," the bus driver wrote on a misbehavior form.
Locke said he wasn't the culprit.
"It wasn't even me," Locke said. "It was a kid who sits in front of me."
Jerome Corbett, senior director of specialized services for the Polk County School District, said there is no specific rule that prohibits students from passing gas on the bus.
"There's a rule against disturbing the bus," Corbett said.
If the flatulence becomes excessive, then Corbett said the bus driver has the responsibility to report it to the school administrator.
Baggy pants gets a man a $250 fine
If you must wear your pants low, at least make sure you are wearing underwear.
It is a lesson Trent Joseph Wroe has learnt the hard way after the 19-year-old faced charges of public nuisance, after his pants fell down and exposed his bare butt as he walked along the Esplanade just after midnight.
A female police officer was walking past Mr Wroe when his pants fell down. She arrested him for public nuisance.
The case even managed to get a chuckle out of magistrate Tom Killeen, who advised Mr Wroe to wear a belt in future.
Police prosecutor Rick Pallister said it appeared Mr Wroe had exposed his buttocks in a "deliberate manner".
Mr Wroe pleaded guilty to the charge, but said outside court it had all been a misunderstanding.
As for the matter of the loose pants, he said he had simply borrowed jeans from a larger friend and they did not fit properly.
"They just fell down in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Mr Wroe said the next time he went out, he would make sure he wore a belt and underwear.
Mr Wroe was fined $250. He asked if the punishment could be converted to community service so he could "give something back".
Speak English or get out
A Nottingham postmaster has said he will refuse to serve people in his post office if they cannot speak English.
Deva Kumarasiri, who moved to England from Sri Lanka 18 years ago, runs the Sneinton Boulevard Post Office.
Mr Kumarasiri said he could not serve people if he did not understand what they were asking for.
In a statement, Post Office Counters Ltd said its "branches were open to all customers" and "steps would be taken" to ensure this at the Sneinton store.
Mr Kumarasiri said he had turned away about six customers after he said they wasted his time and infuriated other customers because they could not understand English.
"If somebody stands up and says 'sorry, I can't serve you if you can't speak English', then they'll think twice," he said.
"I am part of a service but how can I serve them if I don't understand what they are asking for?"
The 40-year-old felt he was only asking people to make the same efforts he had done himself.
"I was born and raised in a different country, my language was different, my religion was different.
"But when I came to England I obeyed the British way of life, I got into the British way of life.
"That is what I ask everyone else to do - respect the country where you are working and living."
Mr Kumarasiri said his idea was popular in the local community.
" This has nothing to do with race and everything to do with basic communication. "
Mike Clarke, Bideford, Devon
Retiree accused of molesting 10-year-old girl at nudist resort
Wieland Irle, a 68-year-old retiree living at a nudist resort, was arrested March 7 on allegations he sexually abused a 10-year-old girl.
The girl told detectives with the Pasco County Sheriff's Office that Irle has been a friend of her family for four years. While being questioned by authorities, Irle admitted to the abuse -- which included oral sex, according to his arrest report.
Irle lives at Paradise Lakes Resort, a 72-acre clothing optional community just north of Tampa. He is charged with sexual battery and was released the day after he was arrested on $25,000 bail. According to a records search by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, this has been his only arrest in Florida.
The parents, allowing a 10 yr old girl in that atmosphere...running around butt naked.... are to blame that this actually happen.
Robbers Robbed Robbers
Two men who robbed a south side jewelry store in Milwaukee Wednesday morning didn't get far after swiping money and jewelry from the business.
As they left the store in the 1100 block of W. Historic Mitchell St. about 10:50 a.m., the two robbers - at least one of whom had a handgun - were met by a group of at least four men who robbed them, Police Lt. Thomas Welch said.
A fight broke out on the street before both groups got into their vehicles, sparking a chase, Welch said.
Milwaukee police officers pulled over both vehicles, arresting four people - the two original robbers, ages 31 and 40, and two men from the second group, ages 22 and 27, Welch said. All four of the arrested men were from Illinois, he said.
Police did not recover the jewelry or money and were searching for additional suspects, Welch said. He said police were investigating whether the two sets of robbers knew each other.