Monday, March 8, 2010

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Dead man booby-trapped his home
Police have finished making safe up to 50 suspected bombs booby-trapped at a dead pensioner's home in southern Sydney.
The devices were discovered throughout the home, inside a car on the driveway and on a gas meter.
The one in the car consisted of a pressure switch on the front seat connected to canisters and wires, police said.
But none of the devices were found to contain active explosives, police said.
11-year-old buys beach front mansions worth a pricey $44,000,000
Even by the standards of a city that celebrates extravagance, it was a spectacular shopping spree: In just two weeks an 11-year-old boy from Azerbaijan became the owner of nine waterfront mansions.
The total price tag: about $44 million -- or roughly 10,000 years' worth of salary for the average citizen of Azerbaijan. But the preteen who owns a big chunk of some of Dubai's priciest real estate seems to be anything but average.
His name, according to Dubai Land Department records, is Heydar Aliyev, which just happens to be the same name as that of the son of Azerbaijan's president, Ilham Aliyev. The owner's date of birth, listed in property records, is also the same as that of the president's son.
Chinese teacher pricked 63 children with syringe
A kindergarten teacher in southwestern China has admitted she used an empty hypodermic needle to prick 63 of her students on the hands, feet and buttocks as punishment for bad behavior.
NY man laughed off Taser jolt while being arrested
2 NYC officers charged in $1 million perfume heist
Mail order leads to pot charge

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