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."