Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pasty White Chicks in Need of a Tan

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Switched at Birth
A court in Poland has awarded just over $500,000 (£339,000) in damages to the families of three women mistakenly switched at birth by hospital staff. Two of the women are identical twins who grew up in separate families because of the mix-up.
The mistake was only discovered 17 years later after a chance meeting in the Polish capital, Warsaw.
In 1984, two-week-old identical twins Kasia and Nina were taken to a Warsaw hospital with pneumonia. While they were there staff mistakenly switched Nina with another girl, Adita.
Afterwards doctors told the twins' parents they were not identical as first thought and so when the girls grew up nobody realised the mistake.
It was only 17 years later that Kasia was told by a friend that she was the double of another girl who lived across town. Kasia arranged to meet her double and the pair discovered that not only did they share the same birthday, that they had similar birth marks and tastes.
Later, DNA tests confirmed the discovery. It came as a shock to both families and has taken a heavy toll on everyone involved, especially the twins' mother.
Switched at Death
Funeral home cremates wrong body


BMW's Mini Clubman drivers on the German autobahn near Munich.


April Fools' prank leaves Chad's phone ringing


But can she do the house work?


Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Police issue traffic ticket for over $37,000
A police captain in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley said it's the highest fine he's ever seen on a traffic ticket: $37,554.54. Bethlehem Police Capt. David Kravatz said the major violation was not getting the "super load" permit that was needed because the truck was hauling a 213,000-pound steel cylinder. Police cited the driver and truck owner.
Kravatz said the truck sat idle for almost three weeks after it tipped on March 12 because a new route, proper permits and a police escort took so long to plan.
Woman Calls 911 to Ask for Ride to Jail
Police in Jacksonville, Florida arrested a woman for making false calls to 911.
Martha Crooks told police she called 911 to say she's unhappy with where she's living and wanted a ride to jail or the hospital.
Police told her if she needed to move she could call a taxi, and that 911 is just for emergencies.
Crooks told police she'd just call 911 again, and she did, so officers took her to jail.
Crooks has been arrested before for abusing the 911 system.
Woman accused of driving 103 mph worked for DMV
A Salem Oregon woman accused of driving 103 mph with her 10-year-old grandson was on leave from a job at the state Driver and Motor Vehicle Services. The 53-year-old driver was arrested Sunday on charges of reckless driving and reckless endangering. Investigators said she told them she was teaching her grandson about the dangers of speeding, telling him not to drive as she was about to.
David House, an Oregon Department of Transportation spokesman, told the Salem Statesman Journal that the woman joined the DMV in 1988 and was placed on leave March 16.
The agency would not give a reason for her leave. House could not say how her arrest will affect her employment.
14-year-old wearing only her Bra and Panties found in park
A 14-year-old girl was found unconscious last night in just her bra and panties in Fairmount Park, police said.
Lt. John Walker of Southwest Detectives said a jogger found the girl on Martin Luther King Drive near Falls Bridge about 9 p.m. The jogger, Kyle Lawdadio, of Manayunk, flagged down a motorist, who called 9-1-1. Walker said the girl was unresponsive until medics arrived, then briefly regained consciousness.
She was listed in stable condition in Temple University Hospital, where doctors were trying to determine if she had been sexually assaulted.
Clothes found in the park belong to her and have been taken to a crime lab. according to investigators.
The 14-year old was curled up in the fetal position with only a bra and panties on when the jogger spotted her along Martin Luther King Drive near the Falls Bridge.
"She was passed out completely, so I just flagged down a car and we tried to, you know, get her up and she started talking a little bit, but not much," said Kyle Laudadio.
The girl was rushed to Temple University Hospital in stable condition. The teen would only tell doctors that she had a headache. When police were questioning her last night they said she kept falling in and out of consciousness.
Man who didn't like sandwich attacks fiancé
Feeding picky eaters can be a pain.
Just ask Lyndel Toppin's fiancé, whose middle finger was almost chopped off when Toppin allegedly attacked her with a kitchen knife, according to Upper Darby police.
The reason for the assault, was a poorly made meatball sandwich. Specifically, the cheese placement was all wrong, which infuriated Toppin.
The 44-year-old woman, whom cops did not identify, was preparing dinner last week in her Kingston Road home when Toppin "became enraged due to the victim not placing cheese on his hoagie roll correctly,"

114-year-old man, caught with 6.5 tons of pot
Nigeria's anti-narcotics agency confiscated six and a half tons of marijuana from the home of a man who claimed to be 114-years-old.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said it had found 254 sacks of cannabis at the home of Sulaiman Adebayo in Ogun state, north of Lagos.
Mr Adebayo claimed to have attended the inauguration of a famous hall in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun state, in 1895 as a small boy, and said he was 114 years old.
There was no independent confirmation of his age, reports Metro.
Mr Adebayo, who said he had been a farmer all his life, told police he thought the sacks contained rice.
Piglet has two mouths and three eyes
A Chinese farmer was shocked when one of his new piglets was born with three eyes and two mouths.
The piglet was among eight newborn piglets at Liu Dingsheng's farm in Chongren County, Zhejiang province.
"We were shocked to see such a weird looking creature," said Liu, "I don't really know what to do with it."
Liu told People's Daily that the mother was a four-year-old sow which was completely healthy and normal.
A local vet said the abnormality may have been caused by genetic mutation or feed pollution.
As the world's fastest developing industrial nation, China suffers heavily from environmental pollution.
Teen charged with burning a mans penis
A teenager from Ferndale Michigan has been charged with lighting an unconscious man's pants on fire and causing a third-degree burn to the man's groin, police said Monday.
Tyler Quick, 18, was arraigned Friday on a charge of assault, according to police in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale, Michigan.
Lt. William Wilson told The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak that Quick was attending a party at the home of a 51-year-old man when the host passed out.
Police said Quick placed a lit candle under the man's crotch, setting fire to his pants. The man awoke and extinguished the fire.
A police lieutenant said Quick thought it would be funny to burn the victim.
Authorities said Quick is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Rusty bombs lay under family's home for 20 years

A Chinese family has discovered it has been living above a stockpile of 38 rusting bombs for the last 20 years.
The family, who live in Malipo town, had long wondered why magnets were so strongly attracted to an area under their hallway, reports the Chuncheng Evening Post.
Wang Hexiong said his father first discovered the phenomenon and declared the area holy as he believed the family's ancestors lay beneath.
"My father once dropped a magnetic ball onto the ground, and it stopped completely when it rolled to the center of the hall," he said.
"He stopped any of us from walking through this holy square in the house to avoid disturbing our ancestors."
But the family finally told their secret to a visiting police officer who had demanded to know why they refused to let him walk through the hallway.
A police team dug underneath the floor of the house - and found 38 rusted bombs which are believed to date back to the Second World War.
Wang added: "The family feel really lucky because we have been living on top of an arsenal of bombs for all these years and nobody has been hurt."

Sex Line Snafu

White House Sex Line
Journalists ringing in to a White House conference call with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apparently found themselves connected to a sex line.
The reporters were expecting to hear Mrs Clinton and National Security Adviser Jim Jones on the other end of the phone discussing foreign policy and security threats.
Instead they were greeted by a woman's voice asking: "Do you have any hidden desires?
"If you feel like getting nasty, then you came to the right place," the recorded message continued.
Asked about how the mistake had been made, White House spokesman Thomas Vietor said: "Lots of important issues to cover today!"
He went on: "I haven't dialed whatever number you're referencing. Please call such numbers on your free time!"
The White House has since blamed the bungle on an aide who apparently mistyped the US 800 free number.
It is a new administration but an old problem.
Cereal box typo sends callers to phone sex line
An Oregon company has ordered new packaging for its Peace Cereal after a typo on the box sent callers to a phone sex line instead of the cereal maker's 800 number. Instead of reaching Golden Temple of Oregon, callers were greeted by a recorded voice asking, "Do you love sex? ... Isn't that why you called?"
Spokeswoman Elissa Brown said Eugene, Ore.-based Golden Temple ordered new packaging when the mistake was discovered in December and new boxes have been shipping out for weeks.
However, 13 varieties of the cereal were on shelves Wednesday at one Halfway, Md., grocery store, including seven varieties in boxes bearing the incorrect telephone number.