Friday, March 11, 2011

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.

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