Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tiny cannon that will blow you away

The Original Mini Cannon

Slingshot Machete Shooter


Don’t be stupid and superglue a hat to your head


Man sues energy drink maker after a mouse was found in can

A Federal Way, Washington man has filed a lawsuit against the maker of Monster Energy Drinks. He claims he found a dead mouse at the bottom of his can, and he has the lab work to prove it.
It happened March 20, 2010. Sulzhik remembers it like it was yesterday. He went into the Fred Meyer in Des Moines, and bought himself a Monster Energy Drink. When he finished drinking it, he didn't realize another monster would be at the bottom.
"I put it down and I felt it was still heavy. So I backwashed it and all this debris went into my mouth," says the 19 year old. "Then I looked in the can and I saw the tip of the tail and I vomited everywhere."
X-rays and autopsies showed the mouse didn't suffer any trauma, like from a mouse trap, nor was it killed using poison. In other words, there were no signs the mouse was killed and then forced through the opening.
"You hear these wild stories out there. Sure, you're a little skeptical at first," says Reed Yurchak, Sulzhik's attorney. "But everything here has checked out."
Yurchak says Hansen Beverage Company is aware of the findings, but still refuses to believe his client.

Man jumps into frigid river to avoid police

Authorities in Waterloo, Iowa pulled a man to safety after he jumped off a bridge following a car chase. The man, identified by police as 19-year-old Clifton Jenes of Waterloo, was taken to Allen Hospital for treatment after floating and swimming approximately 7 blocks in the frigid Cedar River. The incident began as a family argument. The man was at a relative's house with his infant child when he threatened to harm himself and the child, police said. A family member got the child away from the man, and he drove off just as officers arrived. A vehicle chase through downtown followed. The fleeing suspect collided with a car at the intersection of West 11th and Commercial Streets, and a police cruiser struck something on Sycamore Street during the pursuit. The fleeing driver eventually pulled over on the Fourth Street Bridge and jumped into the river, police said. He continued downstream, staying afloat through at least one set of rapids and eventually began heading for the north shore. Firefighters threw him a line, and he was detained when he reached land at the 11th Street Bridge. Waterloo police said charges are pending.

Crowd surfing world record broken

Crowd surfing as we know it: sweaty man lifted to shoulder-height by insensible gig-goers for a nano-second before tumbling to the floor due to unsustainable weight. Crowd surfing as Giel Beelen knows it: over two hours of 'hang time'. Radio presenter Giel got a big hand from hundreds of fans when he set a new world record for crowd surfing. The Dutch DJ spent two hours, three minutes and 30 seconds aloft being passed around 250 helpers in Hilversum while his show went out on local station 3FM. Speaking after the event Giel said: 'It sounds easy but I'm completely drained. Every couple of minutes you're getting jabbed in the ribs or worse and your head bobs around like it's on a spring.' He managed to raise £20,000 for charity.

Student taken to hospital after eating "hashish"

Police were investigating today how a bag of hashish resin blocks, eaten by kids who mistook them for breakfast cereal bars, came to be left on school grounds. The students told teachers that they found the package containing the "leafy-flavored breakfast bars" hidden between a bush and the school fence during recess. One child from the school for 6 - 11-year-olds in Tarentaize in central France, was rushed to the hospital later that evening by his worried mother, along with a piece of the "leafy" bar. Tests confirmed the bar that contained cannabis resin, and the boy was sent home. None of the other children who ate the bars became ill. The mother of the boy who got sick filed a police complaint against the school for the "admission of harmful substances." But inspector of schools said that the "school team responded with vigilance but could not assume that the children had eaten [cannabis]."

Admitted embezzler files for bankruptcy

The former finance director of a south-side Des Moines business who embezzled nearly $1 million from his employer has filed for bankruptcy, court records show. Randy Gene Stringer, who worked for DES Staffing and related companies owned by Dan Sethi, filed for liquidation of personal debts under the protection of Chapter 7 of the federal bankruptcy code last week. A Chapter 7 proceeding permits the discharge of debts for a filer in exchange for forfeiture of certain property to pay creditors. Court records show that Stringer, who listed himself as unemployed and not making any money, had $203,650 in assets including a $200,000 home in Clive now in foreclosure, and $705,822 in liabilities including $165,078 owed in state taxes and $367,956 in credit card and other unsecured debt. Stringer pleaded guilty in February 2010 to one count of wire fraud as part of a plea agreement after a federal grand jury had indicted him on 33 counts of wire fraud for allegedly sending $81,475 to Colombia and the Dominican Republic between April and September 2009. He had admitted that he embezzled money as finance director for DES Staffing and Des Moines Quick Cash.

Man set ex-girlfriend's apartment ablaze in bizarre fecal rampage.

A 24-year-old Stapleton man was so enraged by the mother of his unborn child, police say, that he smeared his own excrement on her apartment door in Clifton and lit it ablaze all while she, her two young children, and two other people were trapped inside. Rasheen Harrison, of Hill Street, now faces arson and other charges in connection with the bizarre incident. Harrison’s rampage began shortly before 5:30 a.m., police allege — he stripped naked inside the elevator of his ex-girlfriend’s apartment building, then defecated, according to authorities. He then went to the woman’s sixth-floor apartment, wiped the excrement on the door, and lit his clothes and the door on fire, authorities allege.

Man who led police on an 18-hour chase back in jail

Three-and-a-half months after he led authorities on an 18-hour chase that began at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, a Bettendorf man is back in Johnson County to face charges. Anthony M. Koehlhoeffer, 20, of Bettendorf was booked in the Johnson County Jail Wednesday on charges of third-degree kidnapping, second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident. Koehlhoeffer was awaiting trial on 11 charges – including first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and assault on a peace officer – when he was transported from Jefferson County to UIHC on Dec. 14 to receive treatment. Somehow, Koehlhoeffer was able to escape from the hospital. According to a University of Iowa Police criminal complaint, Koehlhoeffer – dressed only in a hospital gown and sandals - initially ran to the nearby Reinow Residence Hall. Koehlhoeffer allegedly told an occupant of a car to “get the (explicative) out.” Police said the victim, a female UI student, was punched several times in the face during a struggle before Koehlhoeffer fled in her car. Police said Koehlhoeffer stole an unoccupied car in the Hawkeye convenience store parking lot at 5:34 a.m., hit another car in the parking lot, and then wrecked the car a few blocks away.

“Lucky” Trucker saved from choking when he crashed

A Pennsylvania trucker may have saved his own life with an unintentional and very elaborate Heimlich maneuver. Police say 55-year-old Richard Paylor, of Fairless Hills, Bucks County, was eating an apple as he drove on a busy highway in Reading when he began choking. Authorities say Paylor then lost consciousness and crashed through a concrete median. Investigators believe the apple was dislodged when Paylor smacked his chest against the steering wheel. Police recovered a chunk of apple from the dashboard. Investigators spoke with doctors who backed up their conclusion that the accident dislodged the offending fruit.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Driver flees scene on roof of passing car

A 24-year-old Milwaukee man faces multiple charges after getting involved in a crash, and fleeing the scene, riding on the roof of a car, and being arrested at gunpoint. The pullover and arrest were caught on dashcam video. When a driver slowed down to avoid hitting the man, the man grabbed the passenger side of the vehicle and attempted to enter it. The man jumped onto the roof of the car and held onto the luggage rack; the entire time trying to get into the vehicle by kicking and punching the sunroof. While traveling at full freeway speed, the man was eventually able to break a small window by the rear passenger door. A River Hills police officer stopped the vehicle near Mequon Road, ordered the 24-year-old man off the vehicle at gunpoint, and arrested him with help from Bayside officer. The man faces charges of reckless driving, hit-and-run misdemeanor, operating while intoxicated, criminal damage to property and felony recklessly endangering safety. Video Here

Five charged with smuggle drugs into jail

Disney-character coloring books arriving at the Cape May County Correctional Center and addressed “To Daddy” in a child’s handwriting were saturated with a narcotic drug as part of a smuggling operation, authorities said. Two inmates at the correctional center, a state prison inmate and two others were charged with distribution of a controlled substance after they allegedly turned Suboxone, a prescription drug designed to treat opioid addiction, into a paste. The paste was then painted onto children’s pictures and sent through inmate mail. The arrests were the result of a two-month investigation that began when Corrections Officer Richard Harron Jr. developed a source who alerted him to the smuggling. As a result, corrections officers began watching the mail for the contraband, Shaffer said. An officer in the mailroom, William Coombs Sr., had found coloring book pages with what he called “an orangey substance blotted on the page.” More Photos

Loosing Battle

A drunk woman admits to drinking and driving

Authorities in Alliance, Ohio says a woman was seen driving over several objects along the road and Alliance police said after they pulled her over, they ended up arresting her for drunken driving. It happened over the weekend, and police posted a dashcam video on their Facebook page. The video showed Nancy Bodo trying to recite the alphabet. Police said after her sobriety test, the woman later admitted to drinking alcohol and taking prescription pills. They suspended her license and also cited her for having an open beer can in her car. Video Here

Obese man sat in chair for 2 years without moving

Authorities in Bellaire, Ohio said a man is fighting for his life after he had to be cut out of his house. The 43-year-old morbidly obese man sat in a chair for two years without moving. His skin was apparently bonded to the chair with urine and feces. To get the chair outside; they had to remove a section of the house to get him out. The chair was very filthy (grimaces) a lot of odor to it. Going in the house, the house was not clean. The living room where the man lived in his chair was very filthy, very deplorable. Some officers said it’s the worst thing they ever responded to. One officer even threw away his uniform.

Moment of madness by a tycoon who shot a burglar alarm

A multi-millionaire used a shotgun to silence a neighbors' burglar alarm next door to his £10 million St John's Wood home. Peter Shalson, 54, said to be worth £175 million after selling his coat hanger and packaging business, was speaking outside Southwark crown court where he was spared prison. He said: "This incident was a moment of irrationality. It happened during a period when I was under extreme business stress." Shalson was furious that the alarm was ringing incessantly while his neighbors Norman and Cindy Dawood were away. He said his wife Polly had been kept awake for hours. He took a shotgun from his collection and fired two shots at the alarm box on the wall. He then forced his way inside through their French doors and smashed the device. He sent his neighbors a text message stating: "All quiet now." When the damage was discovered he initially lied about using a shotgun but finally owned up. Shalson admitted having a shotgun with intent to commit criminal damage and damaging property. Judge John Price ruled that he did not deserve a prison sentence and ordered him to do 200 hours community service and pay £520 in court costs.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Head standing milk drinking doesn't go as well

Aircraft carrier up for bids

The British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal can be yours, courtesy of the U.K. Ministry of Defense auction Web site, authorities said. The former flagship of the Royal Navy was decommissioned two weeks ago years as part of the government's defense budget review after serving with the fleet for 25 years Interested auction bidders can view Ark Royal at her home port, Portsmouth Naval Base, on May 3 and 4, authorities said. Bidders wishing to inspect the carrier must submit an outline of their "intentions regarding the vessel" to the Ministry of Defense. There have been proposals to turn it into a commercial heliport, a base for security personnel during the London Olympics, or a school and nightclub. For those who can't quite manage the purchase of an aircraft carrier, there are also three destroyers -- HMS Exeter, HMS Southampton and HMS Nottingham -- up for auction.

Woman cheats on term paper, then complains

A woman who ordered a custom-written term paper from a Minnesota company says she complained to the Better Business Bureau when it didn't arrive on time. Despite that fact that submitting a purchased paper as her own work would constitute academic cheating, the Colorado woman complained to the Minnesota BBB about "I ordered it, and they were supposed to have it back to me within four days," the woman said "I constantly e-mailed. Nobody replied to me." Numerous complaints have been made against the company, which has resolved most of those registered with the Minnesota BBB. However, BBB President and Chief Executive Officer Dana Badgerow calls owner Jordan Kavoosi an "entrepreneur who is skating on the thin edge of legality, and for sure he's plunged into what we think is unethical behavior."

Statue thefts hits California

Authorities in Escondido, California says thieves have been carrying off statues -- some weighing hundreds of pounds -- from lawns across San Diego County, Calif., authorities say. Many of the stolen sculptures are metal and may be targeted for scrap, Sgt. Christina Bavencoff of the Ramona Sheriff's Substation. Eighteen statues have been stolen in thirteen thefts reported since Oct. 14, law enforcement records show. Their total estimated value is $43,820. The missing statues include two bronze horses in Solana Beach, two Buddha’s in Vista, a bronze horse in Rancho Santa Fe, a life-sized copper statue of three children in Bonita and a 600-pound bronze moose and a life-sized aluminum colt, both in Ramona.

Man sent a rude email about ex across the country

A property surveyor inadvertently copied his ex into his conversation with a male friend – after he had referred to her as an ‘f***ing t***’. Now the exchange, which took place last Wednesday, has been passed to office inboxes across the country. The surveyor meant to send his ex-girlfriend’s email address to the friend but instead sent the message – and all previous exchanges – to her. Realizing his mistake immediately, he wrote back to his friend: ‘F*** – I CCd her in!’ To make matters worse, he still lives with the woman in question. In a later email, he wrote: ‘I’m in so so so much trouble; we didn’t get on before so this will be the final nail in the coffin.’ It began when the property surveyor, received an email from his friend, a City insurance worker, who wanted to organize a game of football on the weekend. The friend added: ‘Bumped into your ex-girlfriend the other weekend... she is a looker to say the least!’ In another message, the friend checked if he could ask the woman out. The property consultant replied: ‘Wouldn’t care in the slightest. To be honest she is f***ing t***. I don’t dislike many people but she is one. He then made the cc blunder, after which the friend wrote: ‘Oh my god!!! You are going to be in serious trouble!!’

Office worker fired for “SHOUTY” emails

An office worker was fired for sending e-mails in capital letters and red lettering, a tribunal heard. Vicki Walker, a financial adviser, was being too 'confrontational' when she sent out her 'shouty' e-mails, her former employer claimed. In one e-mail, she typed: 'TO ENSURE YOUR STAFF CLAIM IS PROCESSED AND PAID, PLEASE DO FOLLOW THE BELOW CHECKLIST.' General Netiquette rules say people should avoid typing in capitals, which is considered to be shouting or yelling. But Ms Walker had the last reply when she was awarded UK£ 7000 = 11,220.3 U.S. dollars for unfair dismissal in Auckland, New Zealand. While the e-mails caused disharmony, she received no warnings about losing her job in 2007, the panel found. ProCare also had no e-mail style guide, meaning staff could not be certain about what communication was appropriate.

Woman choked a 71-year-old Wal-Mart greeter

Authorities in Elyria, Ohio say a pregnant woman and her mother were arrested after the older woman choked a 71-year-old Wal-Mart greeter while leaving the store. Elyria police say 49-year-old Toni Duncan, of Elyria, was asked to show a receipt Saturday and responded by pushing a cart into the greeter, grabbing his throat and choking him. She was charged with assault. Her daughter, 21-year-old Ashley Jackson, of Elyria, was charged with aggravated menacing and inducing panic. She's accused of saying she would blow up the store and that the greeter would be dead when her boyfriend learned of the incident.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Woman accused of having cocaine in her diaper

A Boston woman accused of trying to smuggle 1,000 grams of cocaine inside what police describe as a 'diaper-like garment' she was wearing is facing arraignment. State police say 22-year-old Karen Morla Ramos is scheduled to be arraigned on drug charges Monday. Police say Ramos arrived at Boston's Logan International Airport on a flight from the Dominican Republic on Sunday. Customs officials, suspicious about the inconsistent answers she gave about her travel, frisked her and found the cocaine hidden in an undergarment. .

Sunday, March 27, 2011

'This will be good for you – and for me.'

A learner driver attacked his examiner after he refused to accept a cash bribe in exchange for letting her pass. .Jin Su reportedly handed the examiner a red envelope which contained between £400 and £500 during her test When examiner Keith Ashcroft refused the bribe and declared the test over, Su attacked him in the street, and tried to insist that the test continue. When she was arrested she told police that the money had been for luck rather than a bribe. Su, who has failed her driving test five times, was sentenced to 50 hours unpaid work and will also pay Mr. Ashcroft £100 compensation.

Thieves used golf cart to make their getaway

Fresno County sheriff's spokesperson Chris Curtice says the heists appear the work of the same crooks. The Fig Garden Golf Club was their latest target. On Monday, an employee heard an alarm and spotted the crooks fleeing down a fairway in a golf cart. Deputies discovered the thieves had used an all-terrain vehicle to pull the top off the ATM, but they fled in the golf cart before they could get any cash. Two men stole an ATM from Blackbeard's entertainment center on March 7. Sgt. Mark Hudson says the thieves loaded the cash machine into a golf cart stolen last month from the Fort Washington Golf Course. .

Man jailed for highway porn prank

A Moscow court jailed a Russian hacker for 18 months after he altered an electronic advertising billboard so that it screened a pornographic video, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Thursday. Hacker Igor Blinnikov stopped traffic by breaking into a computer system and screening a graphic sex video for around 10 minutes on a video billboard beside a busy highway in central Moscow. Blinnikov, who comes from the southern Russian city of Novorossiisk, was found guilty late Wednesday of illegally gaining access to information on a computer and distributing pornographic materials. He called the video prank on Moscow's Garden Ring highway a "joke that went wrong" He had earlier been convicted of attempting to deal in marijuana and was handed a total sentence of six years by Moscow's Zamoskvoretsky court, a year of which he has already served in detention. .

Thieves steal diamond ring at Tiffany's in Paris

Police say three men pretending to be customers stole a $353,200 diamond ring from the Tiffany & Co. store in Paris' upscale Printemps department store. A Paris police official said Thursday's heist happened at around 1030 GMT. Three men posing as customers asked to look at several very expensive rings. They eventually decided on a three-carat diamond set on a platinum ring. The thieves took advantage of a moment's inattention by the sales person to make off with the ring, also avoiding detection by Printemp's security guards. . .

Radio Shack offers free gun with purchase

When driving through Hamilton, there's no need to do a double-take when you see the sign hanging above the Radio Shack Super Store. "Protect yourself with Dish Network. Sign up now, get free gun," "I think it really, really fits the Bitterroot Valley," said Steve Strand, who has owned Hamilton's Radio Shack for about seven years. Strand, along with store manager Fabian Levy, wanted to generate more foot traffic at their location. So far, the gun giveaway has worked like a charm. "We have people literally stop by just to take pictures of the sign," Levy said. Qualifying customers have the choice between a Hi Point 380 pistol or a 20-gauge shotgun. The deal is only good for new Dish Network customers and they must buy a certain amount of equipment to qualify for the free gun. .

Friday, March 25, 2011

Crazy Paving

Boozed-up British tourists have to watch where they walk in Alicante after a new patterned pavement has been laid causing nausea and confusion.
The crazy design in the Spanish holiday resort causes the eye to think that the pavement is not flat but stepped.
Set in rows of diamonds at 90 degrees to each other, the opposing slabs create an optical illusion tricking the walker into thinking the walkway is a series of never ending steps.
The design has been causing confusion for British holiday makers as they stumble home after night of drinking.
Some have fallen over and others have suffered nausea.

Naked shower protest makes driver crash his car

A driver in LA will be having an interesting conversation with his insurance provider, after crashing his car while distracted by nearly naked Peta women taking a very public shower.
Click here for more pictures of the Peta protests.

Woolly, like a sheep, yet it looks like a dog

A sheep gave birth to a dog on a farm in China, claims its owner Liu Naiying, who has had people flocking to see the woolly 'lamb-puppy'.
'When I went up close to check on the lamb I was shocked because it looked so weird, like a cross between a sheep and a dog. 'I was a bit frightened, as I've been raising sheep for 20 years and had never seen such a creature.'

Though it has wool like a lamb's, the creature's mouth, nose, eyes, paws and tail are most definitely dog-like. Liu says the creature even plays like a puppy.
Vets, oddly enough, have stepped in and pointed out that it's impossible for a sheep to give birth to a dog, but that hasn't stopped the lamb-dog tourists rocking up to the farm in Fugu County, Shaanxi Province, in their droves.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Woman falls asleep at drive-thru
A Tampa Bay-area woman faces several charges after authorities say she passed out while she and three children waited at a Burger King drive-thru.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports that employees called authorities Tuesday night after watching 27-year-old April A. Musson fall asleep in her car. Children -- ages 1, 3 and 5 -- were also in the vehicle.
The sheriff's office says deputies found an oxycodone pill and marijuana on Musson, and she told them she had smoked marijuana earlier that day. Musson was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, child abuse, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.
Try fitting this cable bill into the monthly budget
An Ohio man says Time Warner Cable told him he owed the company $16.4 million.
Daniel DeVirgilio, of Beavercreek, says his payment was rejected because it wouldn't cover the total. His bill is usually $80.
DeVirgilio wanted to watch the NCAA basketball tournament's Sweet 16 but didn't expect it to cost a million dollars per team. He jokes he should have added Showtime to his channels because the charge of a few extra dollars doesn't seem big in comparison.
Time Warner says human error is to blame for the payment problem. Officials say a worker typed the wrong amount owed, and a letter to DeVirgilio was automatically generated. They're working to resolve the issue.
2 arrested for meth after car runs out of gas
Two Missouri men are facing charges after the car they were in ran out of gas -- and responding officers allegedly found a mobile meth lab.
Maries County deputies responded to a call about a suspicious person on Route 68 near St. James around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Sheriff Chris Heitman says deputies found a vehicle that had run out of gas.
They then found the two men from the car, along with components of "shake-and-bake" meth, which is typically made by shaking up ingredients in a 2-liter soda bottle. Both men are now jailed.
2,500 stolen rubber ducks
Police in the western Chicago suburb of Yorkville are searching for thousands of stolen yellow rubber ducks.
About 2,500 ducks were taken sometime this week. Police say several of the toy ducks have been found on a Yorkville roadway since they were stolen. Police ask anyone who finds a duck to return them.
The Yorkville Citizens Police Academy planned to use them for its annual charity "Duck Pluck."

Fat Ho Burgers defends controversial name

Fat Ho Burgers might seem to some like an unusual name for a restaurant, but its owner has defended her choice after coming under fire from local businesses.
Lakita Evans is the mastermind behind the burger joint and its unconventional name, and said she had no intention of causing offence. 'It's not calling people a ho. It's just like they say, "Oooh that ho is big," or, "That ho is tight!"'
Other local business owners don't see it that way and the 23-year-old entrepreneur has come under criticism from the nearby Gospel Cafe, an eatery and bookshop run by religious volunteers.
However, Ms Evans has defended the Fat Ho Café. The economy is bad somebody got to keep a sense of humor around here,' she said.
The burger restaurant, which serves the Quadruple Bypass Burger and Flatline Fries, hit the headlines after saying anyone weighing over 350 pounds could eat for free.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Taxing Toilet Paper

Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle suggests a federal tax on toilet paper would be an appropriate way to fund sewer improvements.
The city will probably not be able to handle the entire $1.7 billion cost of upgrading its sewer system. By federal mandate, the work must be completed by 2024.
He said he picked up the idea from a 2009 bill introduced by an Oregon congressman that failed to become law.
"I heard about it and said, 'Well, this is simple. Let's put it on the table,'" Suttle said. "It doesn't mean I endorse it."
The mayor brought up the problem of sewer upgrades during a meeting Tuesday in Washington of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He did not talk about the possibility of a 10-cents-a-roll toilet paper tax.
In Omaha, a 10-cent tax would increase the cost by about 10 percent.


It turns out a Chicago man claimed a $9 million Illinois lottery jackpot with only a few days to spare.
The winning ticket was sold on the southeast side of Chicago on March 24, 2010, and would have been worthless if not claimed within a year.
Illinois Lottery spokesperson Tracy Owens tells that the man who bought the ticket found it last week in a tax folder and claimed it just in time.
Owens says Irving Przyborski bought a number of tickets and the winner somehow fell into the tax file. He didn't find it until he decided to do his tax returns this year.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Man calls 911 to stop a train
There was no such thing as a free ride for a western Colorado man who hopped a freight train to catch a ride to work.
Glenwood Springs police say the cost for 40-year-old James Salazar was three days in jail after his arrest on a misdemeanor trespassing charge. He pleaded guilty.
The Fruita man was arrested after he called 911 from atop an eastbound train Saturday night. Police say Salazar wanted off the train because it was cold and the train hadn't stopped at his destination.
Police believe Salazar got on board in Grand Junction. The train stopped near Glenwood Springs, about 80 miles to the east.
Police Chief Terry Wilson says he can't remember anyone else ever calling to stop a train.
Only thing taken was a condom machine
A condom machine has been stolen from a closed Bellingham, Washington sports bar, where fixtures are being auctioned off.
Police spokesman Mark Young also says an ATM machine was damaged in the break-in early Tuesday at the old Quarterback Pub. It's been closed for more than a year.
An auction company employee discovered the burglary. It's unknown if any condoms were left in the machine when it was stolen.
Woman gets over a half of a million in trash-injury case
A former Southern California woman who claims she suffered neck injuries from a tossed trash bag full of tissue paper has bagged a $535,000 settlement.
Anne Burdette's has settled a lawsuit accusing a janitorial company of negligence.
Burdette claimed that in 2007, an office cleaner tossed a 3- to 5-pound bag of tissue paper down a stairwell at the UPS center in Anaheim where she worked. Burdette claims it struck her in the head and aggravated an existing neck injury.
Her attorney, Alex Galindo, says Burdette couldn't return to work and has since moved to Hawaii.
Man protest town decision with toilets
A Kittery Maine plumber has put more than a dozen toilets on his lawn to protest a town decision that he feels led to more parking on the street where he lives.
David Linscott says the 17 toilets of various designs and colors outside his home are meant to show his disdain for the closing of an elementary school, which led to more parking near a now-expanded middle school.
He's been displaying the toilets on his lawn since the fall.
Woman steals cruiser, Woman crashes cruiser
Authorities in Riviera Beach Florida says a woman who was handcuffed by police and placed on the back seat of a patrol car managed to drive off in the cruiser, crashing it blocks away.
Police in Riviera Beach said Monday that officers responded to a weekend call of a possible sexual assault, but the woman who complained appeared to be suffering from a mental illness. Authorities say police were still investigating Sunday afternoon when the handcuffed woman squeezed through the window to the front seat and drove off, crashing into a pickup truck soon after.
Both the woman and pickup driver were taken to a hospital, but the extent of any injuries was not clear. It's unclear what charges the woman might face. The Associated Press doesn't identify possible victims of sexual assault.
What comes around goes around
A Boise, Idaho man suspected of stealing a wallet from the desk of a prospective employer has been arrested after calling police to report that his wallet was missing.
Boise police realized the man who reported the missing wallet matched the description of the suspected wallet thief and arrested 25-year-old Daniel Damico on suspicion of burglary and grand theft.
Police say they believe Damico disposed of the stolen wallet, but used a credit card to buy tobacco at two stores. It was when he was leaving the second store Tuesday that he thought he may have dropped his own wallet.
Police recovered the credit card and the stolen wallet. Officers suspect someone else found Damico's wallet. It has not been recovered.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Man gets jail time for bringing beer to court
Authorities say a Monticello, New York man appearing before a judge on a felony drunken driving charge arrived at court an hour and a half late, drunk and carrying an open can of beer.
Sullivan County Deputy Sheriff Eric Chaboty says Keith Gruber of Swan Lake had four unopened beer cans in his bag Monday when he tried to walk through the metal detector at the county courthouse.
Judge Frank LaBuda asked the 49-year-old Gruber if he enjoyed his "liquid lunch." Gruber said he did, and then said he was sorry. The judge revoked his bail and sent him to jail, where he remains.
Boy claimed shooting to cover up torn pants
Salt Lake City Police say a 14-year-old teen from Salt Lake City, Utah was trying to cover up for falling and ripping his new pants when he reported a bullet grazed him.
South Salt Lake police Sgt. Mikael Wersland said that the teen reported the shooting. Police say 10 people were questioned and told the police they did not hear any gunfire in the area at the time.
Wersland says the boy "fell down and tore the knee" of his pants, but lied about being grazed by a bullet because he didn't want to get into trouble. The sergeant says the teen only suffered a "scrape where he fell down."
The boy’s identity has not been released. It was not immediately known whether he would be charged with any crime.
Boston turns Restroom into Eatery
A former public restroom in an historic Boston park is being turned into a sandwich shop.
Don't get grossed out. The 660-square-foot "Pink Palace" on Boston Common built in the 1920s hasn't been used as a restroom in decades.
City officials announced they have agreed to a 15-year lease with the Florida-based Earl of Sandwich chain for a takeout operation at the site. The goal is to open the shop later this year or early next year following renovations.
Church Lottery
A Hamilton, Ohio church that gave away $1,000 to fill more pews last Easter Sunday says it will do it again this year.
Lindenwald Baptist Church in Hamilton draws names to award $500 each to a member of the congregation and a guest.
Pastor Randy Moore says the southwest Ohio church had hoped for 1,000 worshippers last year, when it made the offer for the first time. It packed in 1,140 - more than double the usual Sunday attendance of around 500. Moore says a crew had to direct traffic in the parking lot.
Easter falls on April 24 this year. The pastor says given the economy, the church will continue the cash giveaway to provide a financial as well as a spiritual blessing on the holiday.

Stolen ostrich runs all the way home

An ostrich stolen from a farm in Romania showed homing pigeon skills after managing to escape from her captors to run all the way home at 40mph.
The big flightless birds, native to Africa, are famous for their ability to run at high speeds but are not so well known for their homing skills.
But one lucky ostrich in Romania managed to navigate all the way back home after being stolen by rustlers.
Owner Florin Diaconescu, 47, was very relieved to see her return back to the farm and was amazed at how she had managed to return by herself.
'I had given her up as gone forever,' he explained.
'But I saw this cloud of dust heading towards the farm and she came running into the yard as fast as her legs would carry her.'

Monday, March 21, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Stolen ATM found with an abandoned pickup
Police in Florida said an ATM stolen from a bank in an early-morning burglary Friday was found on the bed of an abandoned pickup truck.
Miami-Dade Police said they responded to a burglar alarm at the Community Bank of Florida in Homestead just before 5 a.m. EDT and discovered a stolen backhoe near the drive-through lanes and an empty spot where there should have been an ATM.
Police said the ATM was found less than a mile away with the abandoned pickup truck. They said the money inside the machine was untouched.
"Once these individuals obtained this ATM, they need the proper tools to get into the machine. These machines nowadays are stronger then ever, some are even equipped with GPS."
Man used pepper spray on police officer
Authorities say a Sheffield, Iowa man used pepper spray on a police officer.
Officers had been sent to a Sheffield residence just before 7 p.m. Sunday. The reason for the dispatch was not clear.
The man was identified as 49-year-old Robi Meyer.
A Cerro Gordo County jailer says Meyer remains in custody on Monday. Online court records don't list the case yet.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

"Pedobear" Stars In Convicted Sex Offender's Ad

A Florida computer repair business with the unfortunate name “CP Distributor” paid $240 for an ad in a coupon book that was distributed earlier this month.
It also includes a graphic of a bear holding a laptop adjacent to the firm’s name (the “CP” is in a larger type size).
The company’s ad shows the firm’s computer cleaning and diagnostic services.
The bear pictured, though, is no ordinary mammal. It is actually “Pedobear,” an Internet meme that is shorthand for pedophiles, perverts, child molesters, child porn aficionados, etc. Pedobear, of course, is positioned next to the oversized letters “CP”--the acronym for child pornography.
The advertisement, it appears, was an inside joke by whoever designed it for America’s Favorite Coupon Book, which distributes monthly coupon books in various Florida counties.
The owners of CP Distributor, though, are not laughing. Especially since one of the firm’s principals, records show, happens to be a convicted sex offender who spent seven years in prison for sexually assaulting a child under the age of 12.

CP Makeover Version


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Men test-drive truck to junkyard
Two Kentucky men who sold a truck they had taken for a test drive to a junk dealer saying it wouldn't run have been indicted on theft charges after the dealer started it up.
A Lewis County grand jury indicted Patrick Hinton, 23, and Christopher Case, 24, on theft charges after the January incident.
A police report said the men parked the truck a short distance from the junkyard and told an employee the transmission was out.
Police say the wheels were removed and the junkyard paid the men $512, but when they left, the employee was able to start the truck and put it in gear.
Pit bull chases patrol car; officer radios for help
A Fort Walton Beach police officer radioed for help after a pit bull began chasing his patrol car. The large reddish animal was wearing a spiked collar. An animal control officer responded and found the officer still in his car, waiting for help.
"He looks big and scary but he's not big and scary at all," said Dee Thompson, director of animal control services. The animal willingly went with the animal control officer, who contacted his owner. It was the dog's first encounter with PAWS.
Animal control officers said the dog was wiggly and happy, responding to baby talk and playing with a green frog chew toy while waiting to go home.
His owner came to get the animal within hours, calling him "my baby." He works the night shift and hadn't realized the dog had gotten out.
Man who cheated on girlfriend humiliates himself
The man caught cheating paraded through a town wearing a board declaring his regret in a bid to win her back.
Joe Page, 26, from Brighton, wore a sandwich board expressing remorse and apologizing for his infidelity.
His girlfriend, Jess Little, had discovered on Facebook that he had met another woman for a secret date.
Mr. Page immediately sought to make amends by striding through Brighton wearing the board which said: “I cheated on my girlfriend. I am humiliating myself to show I am sorry.”
On the back, it said: “I love her so much. I will do anything to get her back. I am so sorry.”
Mr. Page, a comedian, said his efforts received a mixed response.
NYC refuses unicyclist's lawsuit
New York City is fighting a $3 million lawsuit brought by an unicyclist who's taking issue with a technicality (Loop Hole) in city code.
Circus performer Kyle Peterson was issued a ticket in 2007 for violating an ordinance that prohibits riding a "two- or three-wheeled device" on sidewalks.
He filed the federal lawsuit against the city claiming his rights were violated because he was riding on one wheel.
Both summonses were dismissed but Peterson says he wants the freedom to ride his unicycle.
The city filed a motion to dismiss the suit this week, saying the law was intended to protect pedestrians.
The city says the difference between a bicycle and a unicycle "is negligible."

How to be Notice

Police in Topeka, Kan., say one holdup suspect's unique outfit made it easy enough to find her - because she showed up hours later wearing the same clothes to watch the city's St. Patrick's Day Parade.
The 26-year-old woman was taken into custody after an officer spotted her watching the parade along a downtown street.
Authorities believe she entered a convenience store around 3:30 that morning holding a screwdriver and demanding money from a clerk.
Surveillance tape showed her leaving the store in a bright blue warm-up suit with a broad yellow stripe - the same attire the officer noticed along the parade route hours later.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Police recover $1.5 million in stolen condoms
Police in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia say they have recovered about 700,000 condoms that were stolen while being shipped to Japan two months ago.
Police Chief Mohamad Shukri Dahlan, of Malaysia's northern Perak state, says authorities found hundreds of boxes of condoms at a warehouse and a home last week. Police arrested six men who were storing the condoms in hope of eventually selling them.
Mohamad Shukri said Thursday some of the suspects work for a company that was transporting the condoms from a factory to a port. They face 10 years in prison if convicted of corruption.
He says the condoms will be returned to Sagami Rubber Industries, one of Japan's biggest condom makers.
Condoms from Condom
A French court has banned a company set up by a descendant of King Louis XIV from selling luxury condoms described as from the southwestern town of Condom.
The court in the nearby city of Bordeaux banned the continued sale of condoms under the brand “The Original Condom from Condom, France.”
"It is clear that the use of the name, the image and the renown of the town of Condom, without its knowledge, for entirely commercial ends is manifestly illicit," said the judge's ruling.
French royal descendant Charles-Emmanuel de Bourbon Parme and count Gil de Bizemont have been selling their "luxury eco-friendly" prophylactics mainly in the United States since 2009.
The company is headquartered in the medieval town although the contraceptives themselves are manufactured in rubber-rich Malaysia.
Dairy product yields condom surprise
A woman in western Sweden who drank two cups of milk has been unable to eat for days after a condom later slipped out of the package of the popular Swedish dairy product.
Milica's mother discovered the additive as she was pouring the last of the container of filmjölk, a sour-tasting fermented milk product popular in Sweden, to give to her dog. The remaining creamy, yoghurt-like liquid, a condom, its packaging, a pink-colored plastic ring, and a receipt squirted out into the dog's dish.
The Arla rep theorized that someone in Milica's home may have placed the condom in the package as a prank, something which she says couldn't have happened.
The package has since been sent to Arla for analysis, but spokesperson Katarina Malmström is doubtful that the condom ended up in the filmjölk during the packaging process.
"It's impossible…there's not a chance."
"The first thing we need to do is confirm what exactly was in the package," said Malmström, who theorized that the incident could have been the result of sabotage.
Police found $4M stash in bottled water truck
Tennessee Highway Patrol officers say they have seized more than $4 million in cash in duct-taped bundles hidden in cases of bottled water in a tractor-trailer, prompting the arrests of two California men.
A highway patrol statement said the tractor-trailer was stopped Saturday on Interstate 40 in Tennessee's Cumberland County. Police say officers using search dogs found duct-taped bundles of cash inside the bottled water cases in the trailer.
Federal authorities say they charged 42-year-old Armando Guzman of Monreno Valley, Calif., and co-driver 44-year-old Francisco Javier Cruz of San Jacinto, Calif., with interstate travel with intent to promote a drug trafficking conspiracy.
Man arrest after he tries keys at wrong house
A Spokane County sheriff's spokesman says an alcohol-impaired driver twice tried his house keys in the front door of a home that wasn't his.
Sgt. Dave Reagan says a woman resident called 911 Tuesday morning to say a man had parked in her driveway and was trying to open her door. She watched him drive away, then return, park and try again.
Reagan says 56-year-old John Stephen Cullen was arrested and booked into the county jail for DUI. Cullen's home is on the other side of the Spokane River, about a mile away.
Panty bandit gets prison time
A teenager who broke into Lakeview, Oregon homes and stole young women's underwear has been sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison after a judge revoked his probation.
Lake County District Attorney David Schutt says Rodger Clint Lee Vanwormer Jr. burglarized homes in Lakeview in 2009, taking only female underwear, which was later found in labeled plastic baggies in his room.
Vanwormer pleaded guilty to 10 counts of first-degree burglary and was placed on restrictive 36-month probation. Schutt says that terms included sex offender treatment and no contact with minors.
Vanwormer's probation officer recently moved to revoke the probation. The district attorney says that among other violations, the now-17-year-old offender had been terminated from sex offender treatment for lying and was sentenced to prison.
Do You Know Where Your Heroin Been?
Scranton City police have charged a 27-year-old Scranton woman with possession of heroin, including some that was hidden in her body cavity.
Karin Mackaliunas, 27 was involved in a car crash in the city and was taken into custody by Scranton police at the request of Dunmore police for an alleged theft at a Dunmore hotel. While in the back seat of a police car, she “was moving around and putting her hands down her pants.”
Officers searched Mackaliunas and discovered three bags of heroin in her coat pocket and placed her under arrest for criminal charges in Scranton. While transporting her to headquarters, Officer Nancy Baumann allegedly saw her continue to move around in the back seat of the vehicle.
Mackaliunas admitted to police after several denials that she had more heroin in her possession, according to the affidavit. She put her hands inside her underwear and instead of getting the drugs out; she was attempting to shove them inside her body. She told police there was a pocket inside her underwear that she was trying to remove the drugs from.
Mackaliunas later told Scranton Police Sgt. Mike Mayer that she concealed more heroin inside her body. She was taken to Community Medical Center by ambulance, accompanied by Mayer. He returned to police headquarters with 54 full bags and 31 empty bags of heroin marked “Black Magic.”

Would You Eat This?



Upset owner sledgehammer his Lamborghini

An irate owner of an 'unreliable' £500,000 = $807,950 U.S. dollars Lamborghini drafted a team of men with sledgehammers to batter the car after the makers allegedly failed to fix it.
The Lamborghini Gallardo L140 luxury sports car had recurring problems after the owner purchased it last year, it was claimed.
But far from fixing the problem, the dealership managed to mess up the bumper and chassis when it was in their care.
So the Chinese entrepreneur decided to pummel his pride and joy on World Consumer Rights Day by hiring a group of workers, giving them sledgehammers and letting them do the rest.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Bomb squad deployed to defuse vibrating sex toy
A Russian bomb squad was called out to defuse a bomb. The crack team of bomb experts was called out to a post office in Petrozavodsk after receiving a call from a postal worker who had encountered a suspicious parcel emitting a ticking sound.
The building was roped off by the security forces and people were evacuated.
‘In the package, the bomb squad found a vibrator.’
Having been identified as erotic rather than explosive, the package will now be returned to the post office before being sent to its intended recipient.
'Nine times out of ten it's an electric razor, but every once in a while... it's a dildo.'
Man arrested for theft of "Dildos"
Florida Keys man, Mitchell Tice 40, was arrested last night and charged with stealing a box of sex toys.
Tice, a breakfast cook, allegedly swiped the items after breaking into a utility trailer owned by a couple for whom he then worked. Tice also allegedly took two laptop computers, according to a Monroe County Sheriff’s Office..
Tice was linked to the theft after his girlfriend, Pshantel Scott, told detectives that he “had placed a bag of dildo’s (sex toys) under their bed.” Scott, 38, added that Tice told her he stole the sex toys “from his boss’s trailer.”
Scott turned over the items, which “were placed into property.” The sex toys were later shown to the restaurant owners, who “positively identified the items as theirs.”
Female Cop Rejects Man's Persistent Sex Bribe
A female cop pulled over Adam Yarbrough for driving his moped erratically on an Indiana Interstate. He allegedly tried to bribe the officer with $5, a kiss, and the promise of having sex with her. Officer Christin Rudell turned down the three-pronged offer.
After Rudell, ticketed him for several vehicular infractions, Yarbrough said, "How about we call it even” I give you five dollars and you just get rid of this ticket and let me go?
Though Rudell explained that “there would be no exchange and that he needed to take the citation,” Yarbrough persisted. Yarbrough said, “OK if you won't take the money how about I give you a kiss? And well I haven't had sex in a while so how about we do that?"
Rudell then arrested Yarbrough for “Felony Bribery.”
Yarbrough “continued to make sexually explicit remarks” and yell profanities, Rudell noted, adding that she asked him several times to lower his voice. When he refused to comply with the cop “disorderly conduct charges were added.”
Man shows 2 IDs to rob a bank
Texas bank robber who abided by a teller's request to provide two forms of identification before she could give him money is going to prison.
A judge sentenced 49-year-old Nathan Wayne Pugh of more than eight years.
Pugh tried to hold up a Dallas Wells Fargo Bank in July. The teller stalled Pugh by telling him she needed to see two forms of ID. Pugh showed her his Wells Fargo debit card and a state ID card. He was captured as he tried to flee with $800.

Did you know “Your Cocaine May Have Been…….?”

In A Cars Gas Tank
Nearly 50 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of more than $1.4 million were found in a car's gas tank at a southern Arizona border checkpoint.
During a search of the vehicle at an I-19 checkpoint north of Nogales on March 10, officers found 19 bundles of cocaine inside the gas tank, which had been modified with a trap door. A canine team initially had detected the drugs, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The driver, who has not yet been identified, was taken into custody.
Up Your Dealer's Butt
That crack you’re smoking was likely secreted at some point in a dealer’s ass.
Marcel Foster, 23, was arrested following a traffic stop in South Carolina. According to a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office report, a deputy spotted a “leafy substance” on the floor of Foster’s car. He also detected a “strong odor of cologne.”
A subsequent check of the vehicle turned up two bags of marijuana, while a search of Foster yielded $1757 in his pants pocket. Foster was arrested, handcuffed, and transferred to the county detention facility.
At the lockup, Foster was "Strip Searched" and jailers found a large white rock like substance inside of a clear bag in his butt which is a favored storage place for street dealers.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

71 balls of heroin hidden in her vagina

A female drugs trafficker 23-year-old Katarzyna Szymanska was discovered to be carrying nearly half a kilo of the drug after a search at the Kostrzyn border crossing.
She is facing five years in jail after she was arrested by border guards in Poland
"There was something about the way she was walking that raised our suspicions," said customs spokesman Anna Galon. "She seemed very uncomfortable and could barely walk a step without wincing in pain," added one guard.

Bully pays the price when victim fights back

A 16-year-old Australian boy, who had been picked on his entire life for his weight, finally had enough when another child started punching him in the face.


Horse shoes for humans

Shoes that looks like real horses' feet and legs and complete with genuine horse hair.
The knee and ankle-length zip-up hoof shoes are being sold for £1,300 a pair.
Each shoe is made using an imitation carbon-fiber hoof and up to 5,000 individual horse hairs stitched into a knee-length (55cm) or ankle-length (25cm) design.

Snake dies after biting a man made Boob

Model Orit Fox has unwittingly killed a snake after it bit her surgically-enhanced breasts and died of silicone poisoning.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Not my usual



Military Ceremony Fail

Forklift Driver Fail


Chicken lays bowling-pin shaped egg

A man in China was amazed when his chicken laid a bowling-pin shaped egg.
Zhang Yunfeng, 75, from Jize in northern China’s Hebei Province, heard one of his ten hens clucking and rushed to the scene.
He explained: ‘When I arrived I saw she produce a bowling-pin shaped egg. It's the first time I saw such a weird shaped egg.’
It might be the first time Mr Yunfeng has such an egg, but here at Metro we’ve seen it all before.
In March last year a mother of three from Northamptonshire, 43-year-old Natalie Wiltshire, was equally shocked when one of her chickens laid an incredibly similar egg.
At the time she said: ‘I’ve done a bit of research and there’s nothing to suggest you should ever get eggs in this shape.’
But with the appearance of another bowling-pin egg, is the phenomenon perhaps more common than we might think?
Experts have claimed many things can lead to strange shaped eggs, including ovulation problems, hormonal imbalances and eating the wrong kind of food.
So keep your eyes peeled, eight more and we’ve got ourselves a game.

Eggs boiled then cooked in children's urine

Eggs hard boiled in children's urine could be about to sweep the world if a small corner of China has anything to do with it.
Traditional chefs in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, eastern China, are trying to convince everyone that they're really not just taking the pee.
Spring eggs hard boiled in children's urine have been a treat in this part of China for thousands of years and now culture officials want to take it worldwide.
Chef Lu Ming said: 'The urine is gathered from local schools and the very best comes from boys under 10 years old. They pee in buckets and we collect it fresh every day,'
Then the eggs - which have official cultural significance status - are boiled in the wee, first with their shells on and then with them off for a day and a night before they're ready to be eaten.
He said: 'The eggs are delicious and healthy. They stop fevers and can help you concentrate if you're feeling sluggish or sleepy.
'We are having a big export push because we want people outside China to fully appreciate the delicacy of our cuisine.'

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Two arrested in attempted alligator theft
Two spring breakers tried to steal alligators from a restaurant in the Florida Panhandle with raw chicken as bait, authorities say.
An employee of the Fudpucker's restaurant in Destin, Florida heard the students "yelling outside the gator area" and found one of them pulling on a rope.
Patrick Trice, a University of Alabama student, and Charles Liston, from the University of West Georgia, were booked into the Okaloosa County Jail for burglary to an occupied structure and larceny, both felonies.
The students, both 20 and from Carrollton, Ga., were in Destin on spring break with a group of friends.
Man protest slow service with a gun
A man in Orlando, Florida decided to let employees at a Denny's restaurant in Florida know he was unhappy about delayed service by firing three shots outside the door, police say.
Frederick Louis Sims, 31, of Orlando was arrested near the restaurant. Police officers said they found a small quantity of marijuana and a .22-caliber Ruger pistol in Sims's Cadillac Escalade.
Sims was being held in lieu of $2,600 bail on charges that include possession of the marijuana and firing a weapon in public.
The Ruger was seized by police. Investigators said it had a cartridge in the chamber and four in the magazine.
Woman goes to court with tiny monkey in her bra
A woman from Amherst, Va. turned a few heads when she walked into a Virginia courthouse with a tiny monkey clad in a pink-and-white dress tucked in her bra.
The woman brought the palm-sized marmoset to Amherst County Courthouse for a hearing in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Officials apparently didn't notice the monkey until the woman went to an office to complete some paperwork.
The woman says she bought the animal on an online auction site. The marmoset is 7 weeks old and requires constant attention.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Stiff opposition over a condom

With an upstanding municipal fountain nicknamed "The Penis" and a place in history as the town in which the inventor of the modern condom was born, many might argue that Konin in provincial Poland was more or less asking for it to happen.
Last weekend it did: an artists' group stormed the fountain and covered the structure with a mammoth transparent plastic preservatif, causing moral outrage among some officials and conservative Catholics.
The stunt was in honor of Julius Fromm, who invented the modern condom.

Police mistaken a teen for a baby

The world's smallest man Khagendra Thapa Magar has had a run in with police in Australia, who wanted to know why he was not traveling in a child's booster seat.
At just 27 inches high and weighing 11 pounds, Khagendra is around the size of a six-month-old.
While on a trip to Oz to raise awareness about sex trafficking and get donations for his charity, cops pulled over the car he was traveling in for a random breath test.
Khagendra, who is named in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's shortest man, suffers from a condition called primordial dwarfism.
But despite the obvious challenges presented by being so small, the teenager says he doesn't wish he were taller.

Happy to be hairy

World's hairiest girl happy to put
'wolf girl' jibes behind her.

Little Supatra Sasuphan claims being officially recognized as the hairiest girl in the world has boosted her confidence.
Supatra had been teased her entire life because of a rare genetic condition causing thick hair to grow all over her face.
Two years ago she was tormented by other children calling her 'monkey face' and 'wolf girl'.
It often left her in tears because of strangers stopping in the street to point at her.
But since then ten-year old Supatra - nicknamed Nat - has been named the 'hairiest girl in the world' and amazingly, her new-found fame has helped her become one of the most popular girls in her school.
Supatra, from Pranakom, Thailand, says: 'I'm very happy to be in the Guinness World Records. All I did was answered a few questions about myself and then they gave it to me.'

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

The key to 100 million mysteries
The average Briton has nine keys on their key ring – and no idea what at least two of them are for, according to a study.
This suggests that there are more than 100 million "mystery keys" in the country, weighing more than 1,000 tons.
'You killed mine, I'll kill yours'
Teenage girl faces two years in jail... for killing her brother's hamster
A teenager allegedly took revenge on her brother by killing his hamster during a family argument.
Monique Smith, 19, slammed his pet to the ground in front of her horrified family in Brooklyn, New York, last summer, after he killed her hamster, officials said.
She took out her rage on the helpless creature after hearing that her brother had killed hers by kicking an exercise ball in which it was playing last June.
Her brother called animal protection officers after she threw the bleeding 4oz unnamed adult female in the street outside their home.
Teen survives jumping off Golden Gate Bridge
A California high school student visiting the Golden Gate Bridge on a Thursday morning field trip climbed over a railing jumped and somehow survived the 220-foot plunge into San Francisco Bay that kills dozens of people each year.
Most jumpers die a grisly death, with massive internal injuries, broken bones and skull fractures. Some die from internal bleeding, while others drown.
But the 17-year-old lived, suffering just a broken tailbone and torn lung. He was rescued by a surfer, who paddled over and took him ashore.
Proof smoking is a bad for you
Police in South Greensburg, Pa say a car theft suspect was found in office building's crawl space after his cigarette smoke gave away his hiding place.
South Greensburg police Chief Scott Fanchalsky says officers searched for 30-year-old Daniel Block for hours Wednesday afternoon before two employees smelled smoke coming from above the ceiling on the fourth floor.
Officers crawled in after Block and he surrendered peacefully.
Block had been putting gas into a stolen car when an employee at the gas station called police. Fanchalsky says officers tried to take him into custody but he escaped and ran into the office building, prompting a lockdown.
Doctor admits smoking 30 joints a day
A doctor told a judge in New Jersey that he's "guilty as sin" of growing marijuana and smoking 30 joints a day.
Edwin Struve told a judge in Morris County he had 58 marijuana plants in his Chatham home that he's been cultivating since he came home from the Army in 1968.
Struve and his lawyer said Struve used marijuana to relieve the effects of glaucoma and mild brain damage.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Japanese Method

Making Popcorn

Making Puffed Rice


How Russian Policewomen Spend Their Time Off

This girl is a police officer, but if you saw her somewhere at a party at night, you would never tell that she is a cop.

(36 pics)


Being Weird


Woman Destroys Liquor

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Fugitive couldn't resist his wife's lasagna.
He avoided Italian police for a decade on the run. Police say Giancarlo Sabatini went into hiding in 2000, shortly after being given a 3-year, 8-month prison sentence in a cocaine trafficking case.
Acting on a tip, police staked out the homes of Sabatini's wife and daughter in Rocca Priora, a town near Rome. When they saw the daughter leaving her mother's house dashing toward her home bearing a tray of lasagna, police, suspecting a guest, burst in and arrested Sabatini.
Many Italians prepare lasagna with meat sauce for lunch. Police say Sabatini came from his hideout in Belgium to get some of his wife’s cooking.
Bank robber busted by urine DNA
A Swedish bank robber forgot to cover his tracks and left three bottles of urine behind after hiding inside a bank vault in Copenhagen, Denmark for three days. The 27-year-old man and his accomplice used the bottles to relieve themselves after sneaking into the vault on a Friday in May and remaining there until the bank opened again the following Monday.
While inside, the robbers emptied 140 safety deposit boxes of at least $500,000 in cash and jewelry. But Prosecutor Frederik Larsen said they forgot to take the urine when they left "so we were able to get their DNA samples from the bottles."
The evidence helped prosecutors win a 21-month prison sentence for the Swede. His accomplice is still at large and the loot hasn't been recovered.
Money was found along Ohio highway
Police in Delaware, Ohio are trying to figure out how thousands of dollars in cash ended up along a highway.
Authorities had been alerted by a motorist, and officers spent hours collecting the cash. Martin won't reveal the total except to say it was "five figures."
The Delaware Police checked with the FBI, an armored car company and bank couriers. None reported missing any money.
The chief is confident officers rounded up all the bills, so he says drivers shouldn't stop in hopes of finding treasure.
Pot growers use alligator to protect their plants
California narcotics investigators found a $1.5 million marijuana growing operation at a house and an unusual security guard - a 4-foot-long alligator named Wally.
The Riverside County drug task force team moved in on a house Monday night and seized nearly 2,300 pot plants. The agents also found the reptile, described as a "watch-gator."
The 55-pound American alligator was turned over to the Phelan-based Forever Wild Exotic Animal Sanctuary, since gators are illegal in California.
29-year-old John Nathan Donna, who lives in the home, was arrested and booked for investigation of marijuana cultivation and possession. He was released on $100,000 bail.
Wife's revenge: Cuts the crotch from pants
A wife flew to Chicago to cut the crotches out of the pants of a woman who was vacationing with her husband. "All of the damage to the pants was in the area of the ... crotch," a police report said.
About 10 pieces of clothing, valued at between $1,500 and $2,000, were damaged, according to the report.
The man told police the woman was just a friend and was visiting him from Turkey. She declined to press charges over the damage. The man also told police that he was separated, though not divorced, from his wife, who lives out of state.
The wife acknowledged to police that she had damaged the clothing — and that the two are still married, talk on the telephone several times per day, and have lived separately because of their work situations.
The woman said her husband told her he was traveling to a business conference, but she became enraged when she discovered he was vacationing in the Caribbean with another woman.
She told investigators she flew from the East Coast to Chicago and took a cab to the home she still co-owns with her husband, and was shocked to find that her husband "had hidden everything that would reveal he was married."
She found the other woman's clothes in a closet, cut various items with a pair of scissors, put them in a suitcase and left it in the home's driveway, she told investigators.