Thursday, June 30, 2011

New Hipster Look


Turtle Burgers not really, but it's bacon though


School Bus Transporter

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Man gets hand caught in gas fill tube
A Fond du Lac man got his hand stuck in a car's gas tank after he reached in to try to retrieve a Snicker's candy bar he saw inside. Firefighters freed 20-year-old Earr Stokes on Tuesday afternoon.
Capt. Tony Knecht says firefighters cut the filler pipe, and then accessed the backside of the gas tank opening to release Stokes' fingers. Once he was free, emergency personnel helped take the pipe off his hand. Officials stood by with a hose during the cutting in case there were sparks.
Stokes' cousin, Tyrone Williams, says Stokes happened to look into the gas tank and saw the candy bar. He says someone had removed it from the wrapper and jammed it into the gas tank.
Man uses fake money to get fake pot
Police say a western Pennsylvania stole a kind of "fake" marijuana while using a fake $1 million bill.
Police in Sharpsville charged 23-year-old Joseph Lombardi with trying to "purchase" a bag of herbal potpourri called "Space Cadet Flight Risk" using the bogus bill at a Food Mart store.
The substance is sold as incense but mimics the effect of marijuana when smoked, which is why the ersatz pot is included in a bill outlawing such substances that Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law last week. The ban takes effect in August.
Police have charged Lombardi with theft by deception and retail theft because they say he took the herbs and ran after putting the bogus bill on the counter.
Man put genitals in money bag
Authorities in South Carolina said they arrested a man who was allegedly caught by a store clerk with his private parts in a money deposit bag.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said a clerk at the Hot Spot store in Spartanburg told deputies the man, identified as Alan Ray Walker, 47, of Cowpens entered the store and headed for the restroom.
The clerk said she saw the man exit the store's office about 15 minutes later with his pants on the floor and his penis inside a plastic money deposit bag. She said the man left after an argument and handed the bag to another clerk on his way out.
The sheriff's office said a deputy found Walker in his truck and he was found to be in possession of a substance that tested positive for cocaine along with a glass pipe, a .25-caliber handgun and $4,200 cash.
Landlord set tenant's boxers on fire
Police in Florida said a landlord upset about being owed rent set his tenant's boxer shorts on fire while he was still wearing them.
Investigators said Jonathan Steinberg, 58, of Boynton, argued with Ronald Rohde, 52, who lives in his house, about rent money Steinberg claims he is owed.
Police said Rohde asked Steinberg to leave his room and the landlord left and returned with rubbing alcohol and a screwdriver. Steinberg allegedly cut Rohde on the back with a screwdriver and struggled with him while a 46-year-old woman who also lives in the house attempted to break up the fight.
Steinberg then splashed Rohde with the rubbing alcohol and set the tenant's boxer shorts on fire.
Teens call cops on pot-smoking dad
Police say a 44-year-old dad has been arrested after his teenage kids told police he was smoking too much pot.
Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Scott Peck tells the Deseret News that the man's 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter turned him in because they thought his residence always smelled funny and they didn't like him drinking and smoking marijuana.
Police say the daughter called police to turn him in, then talked with officers outside the home. As they were talking, the dad sent her a text message asking her to come back inside. The officers had her send a reply to ask him to come outside. When he did, he was arrested.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"Double yolks"

According to the British Egg Information Service the chance of getting a double yolk is one in 1,000.
So the odds of opening 29 in the roll are one in 1,000 to the power of 29 - or one followed by 87 zeros.

Father, son burglarize dental office after dad was fired

A fired Naples dental office worker sought retribution by stealing more than $10,000 in equipment from his former boss, police said.
Naples police arrested George C. Miller, 63, and his 34-year-old son, Devin L. Miller, both of Naples at their home.
Dr. Marvin Kennard, owner of Naples Dental Care, 785 Central Ave., told a Naples detective someone broke into his business and stole dental equipment such as a high-speed dental drill and patients' files.
Other items also were missing but no money, computers or other electronic equipment was missing, reports stated. The total value of stolen items was more than $10,000, reports stated.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Firefighters had teens pose in underwear
Hancock County Sheriff's Department spokesman Matthew Carver says the photographs were taken by camera phone and digital cameras at the fire station following a fundraising event.
Carver said the girls, aged 14-16, lived nearby and was visiting the station Memorial Day weekend.
Authorities say Bayside Park firefighter’s 35-year-old Clarence Hall of Waveland and 25-year-old Vincent Reiber of Bayside Park each face a charge of child exploitation of three teenage girls posing in their underwear at the station.
Reiber was arrested. Hall, who was assistant fire chief, surrendered to authorities. Both have been fired.
Dead man sought for jury duty for 5 years
A Massachusetts man facing a criminal complaint for failing to appear for jury duty apparently had a good excuse. He's been dead for five years.
State Deputy Jury Commissioner John Cavanaugh said last week that the state will not precede with serving a criminal complaint against Michael Wylie.
The late Georgetown resident was issued a notice to serve on jury duty five years ago but at the time he was in hospice care and had terminal cancer. He died a few months later but the commission continued to send letters about his failure to report.
Wylie's family says they tried to tell authorities that he had died but officials say the family never sent a death certificate.
Rugby star fails drugs test after trying to grow a moustache
The World Cup dreams of one of Japan’s rising rugby stars is in tatters after he attempted to cultivate a manly moustache.
Ryohei Yamanaka, a fly-half for the national team, is awaiting the result of a second test to confirm that the hair growth cream he rubbed on his top lip did contain a banned steroid.
If that result is also positive, which appears likely, the 22-year-old player is likely to face a ban of a minimum of six months - ruling him out of Brave Blossoms’ squad for the World Cup that kicks off in New Zealand on September 9.
In a worst-case scenario, Yamanaka could be banned for as much as two years as the Japan Rugby Football Union takes a notoriously dim view of drugs in the sport.
Christian Loamanu, a Tongan who represented Japan in the 2007 World Cup, was banned from playing rugby in Japan for life by the national board after two tests in 2009 came back positive for marijuana.

Toe Wrestling

Socks are off for the 35th annual Toe Wrestling Championship in Derbyshire

Mug Shots

Monday, June 27, 2011

Armed cops battle cherry thieves

Police are using night-vision goggles to snatch cherry thieves. The brazen crooks cause nightmares for farmers by raiding their orchards at night, picking most of the fruit and then selling them at markets.
But authorities have launched a "cherry war" — which includes watching farms at night — in a bid to protect the valuable crops.
One farmer, Sylvia Hristova, said her family relies almost entirely on cherry production to make a living, adding the iniative across Bulgaria had made their income safe this year. She added: "The cherries are our bread and butter after all."

Sweden celebrates dancing around a vagina.

While most Swedes look forward to dancing around a traditional maypole this Midsummer, one group of gender-conscious revelers is pushing Swedes to celebrate the holiday by gathering around a vagina instead, contributor Lina Sennevall discovers.
With the cherished Midsummer holiday just around the corner, Swedes across the country are busy planning how they'll spend this most traditional of holidays.
Among the most important parts of a traditional Midsummer celebration is the decoration and erection of a flower-adorned maypole, around which joyous Swedes, young and old, dance and sing merry tunes like "Små grodorna" ('Little frogs') in a rapturous celebration of the summer's warmth and sunshine.
But this year, a growing chorus of voices rising up against Sweden's traditional Midsummer celebrations, implore Swedes to break with tradition and dance around a vagina instead.

Shark jumping over surfer becomes big hit

One surfer was merrily minding his own business riding some waves at Florida’s New Smyrna Beach when he got the shock of his life as a 1.2 meter or 3.5 feet long shark leapt over his head.
The scene was reminiscent of something from Jaws, but thankfully the shark didn’t make a meal of the innocent surfer.
While thousands flocked to YouTube to marvel at the sight, some were dubious that the shark was actually a shark – and thought it was a seal instead.
One user summed up the thoughts of many when they wrote: ‘Flying sharks... That's it we're f****d!’
The sea creature in the video is a spinner shark, and such behavior is perfectly normal and completely harmless – to humans anyway.
The Florida Museum of Natural History explained: ‘They swim swiftly up in a vertical position to swallow their prey while they spin. Often their momentum causes them to exit the water.’
Spinner sharks, highly valued by fisheries, are on the threatened species list.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Collector has 350,000 pieces of erotica
A New York physician with a doctorate in sexuality said his pornography collection has 350,000 items dating as far back as the 13th century.
Clifford Scheiner, 61, a former emergency room doctor who now operates a mail-order erotic book business, said his collection of pornographic books, films and photos includes 13th century manuscripts in addition to every issue of Playboy magazine ever published.
"It is certainly one of the largest collections of erotology and sexology in the world," Scheiner said I probably spent about $1 million on the collection.
Man facing toilet paper theft charge
Clearly, no city worker was using that much toilet paper.
Police said that a Massachusetts man admitted this week to stealing cases of toilet paper from Lawrence City Hall.
David Pinkham was arrested after a Lawrence police officer spotted him walking out with a case with a case of toilet paper. Police said security video showed the 53-year-old Lawrence resident entering City Hall empty handed then leaving with the case.
Police said Pinkham admitted stealing toilet paper from City Hall "five or six times" and other supplies.
According to a police report; Pinkham "pulled six tightly folded toilet paper rolls from his buttocks and groin area" at the police station.
Burglar takes frozen turkey, electronics from home
Authorities in Norwich, Vt., say a person or people forced an outside door open and rummaged through the entire house, including the refrigerator, freezer and kitchen cupboards.
A desk-top computer, digital camera, IPod speakers, several containers of loose change as well frozen meat, vegetables and fruit were stolen, sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Police say they collected a small amount of physical evidence from the scene but had no suspects.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Could this be the world's smelliest man?

The farm worker who has not had a wash in 37 years Kailash Singh believes not washing will help him have a son It is not an achievement that can readily be savored by his nearest and dearest.
But Kailash Singh has as good a claim as any to the accolade of world's smelliest man - after refusing to wash for more than 37 years.
Mr. Singh, 65, has not bathed or cut his 6ft-long dreadlocks since 1974, shortly after he married.
Despite neighbors joking the sweaty farmer would be lucky persuade his wife to have any children at all, his religious guidance clearly failed - he has seven daughters.
Mr. Singh spends his days tending cows in 116 degrees heat, yet the only 'cleansing' he does allow himself is a 'fire bath' each evening, which involves smoking marijuana, praying to the Hindu Lord Shiva and dancing around a bonfire.
His long-suffering family admits they did once try to force him into a stream.
'He fought us off and ran away,' said wife Kalavati Devi, 60. 'We've tried several times since to force him to have a shower but he puts up such a fuss.
'He says he'd rather die than take a bath and only a son could change his mind. It has been so many years now I've got used to it.'
His wife even threatened to stop sleeping with him if he didn't bath, but she gave in first, insisting she should be loyal and put up with the stench.

Unique Chandeliers

Skull and Crossbones
Made entirely of paperclips


Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

TSA told a 95-year-old to take off her underwear
A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend.
Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.
Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was told to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.
Weber said she had to sit outside the room during the search.
Security personnel came out and told her they would need for her mother to remove her Depends diaper because it was soiled and was impeding their search.
Weber wheeled her mother into a bathroom, removed her diaper and returned. Her mother did not have another clean diaper with her, Weber said.
You can verbal abuse police because courts won't convict
Police have been banned from arresting foul-mouthed people who abuse them with the most offensive swear words in the language.
The rule change, which has sparked a revolt in the force and anger among MPs, is revealed in secret advice issued to officers. Scotland Yard has issued a card to its officers, telling them to do nothing if they are subjected to a torrent of obscene abuse.
The card, which the police are told to keep on them, secreted behind their warrant badges, says: ‘The courts do not accept police officers are caused harassment, alarm or distress by words such as ‘f**k, c**t, b******s, w*****s f****** pig.’

Friday, June 24, 2011

Man wins bid on eBay for massive airport transporter

To most people, this looks like a giant metal tube train carriage, but to Andrew Jones this five-ton Maglev magnetic levitation transporter is design genius.
There’s just one snag, he doesn’t know what to do with it.
Mr. Jones spotted it on eBay last November and put in a £100 bid which was bettered by a £25,000 buyer – who failed to complete the deal.
‘I had no idea I’d end up with it. We have offered it to various museums since we bought it, but nobody has been able to accommodate it,
'As a result, I’ve got a five ton train in the field opposite my house and I’ve now got to find a suitable use for it.’

Text to mom leads to LYAO arrest

Anthony Paul Burdeshaw wanted his mom to clean up his room and do the dishes. Unfortunately for the 33-year-old, the text message he used to convey his wishes led to his arrest, police said.
Narcotics investigators with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office were called to an abandoned barn at 7312 Penny Road and discovered the chemicals used to manufacture meth, officials wrote in a news release.
Burdeshaw lived next to the barn with his mom at 7304 Penny Road, officials wrote, but wasn’t home at the time. His mom was home and after she received a text message from her son she approached an investigator and asked him to help her open it.
The narcotics investigator complied, going so far as to read the electronic missive to Burdeshaw’s mother, officials wrote.
The message was: “Hey Mom can u go to my bedroom and get the glass bowl under the bed and wash it with water really good and don’t give the cops permission to search.”
Note: "Up Grade Mom" on Technology

Testicles dedicated to Kate Middleton and Prince William

The best testicle cooks in the world are promising to dedicate the prize-winning dishes at this year's World Testicle & Aphrodisiac Cooking Championships to Kate Middleton and Prince William.

Chef Ljubomir Erovic, the organizer of the event, said testicles are rich in testosterone and minerals and are believed to be a powerful aphrodisiac in his home country of Serbia.
Erovic believes if the royal couple were to try some of the dishes on offer they would be in a better position to conceive a child - how thoughtful.
Delicacies on offer at the championships include a full range of bull, boar, camel, ostrich and even kangaroo testicles.
He has already written the world's first recipe collection of its kind, Cooking With Balls, which includes how to prepare testicle pizzas, battered testicles and barbecued testicles with giblets.
The book notes that you will need a ‘very sharp knife’ if you want to embark on traditional testicle cookery techniques, and also advises washing your balls and letting them soak in water before cooking, to soften them up.

He has no Fear


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

City bills woman $650 for mowing her grass
Pennsylvania woman who moved out of her Phillipsburg house due to a pending divorce said the city cut the grass on the property and billed her $650.
Nicole Hodgskin, who left her home a month ago when she and her husband split, told the Phillipsburg Council Tuesday she had thought her husband was still living at the residence and taking care of the grass.
"We've received lots of complaints from neighbors about your lawn and sent out a notice," Mayor Harry Wyant told Hodgskin at the meeting. "Ten days after the notice the grass wasn't cut, so we cut the grass."
Wyant said the bill was so high because the workers doing the mowing received overtime pay.
"Based on the amount of employees and rain, we had to do our work orders on an overtime basis," Wyant said. "We also had to move debris from the property."
Dead man to be exhumed to retrieve dentures
A Tennessee man's body is being exhumed to remove dentures that belong to another man after a mix-up at a Chattanooga hospital.
Parkridge Medical Center spokesperson Alison Counts said that the body of 76-year-old Kenneth Ray Manis will be exhumed after his family learned the dentures belonged to an intensive care patient who shared the same hospital room. The dentures were with personal items placed inside his coffin. Counts said Manis' family asked that the dentures be removed.
The hospital has apologized and will be paying for new dentures, as well as reburial costs and attorney's fees. The hospital declined to identify the patient who lost his dentures.
Man fined $100 for touching a Hawaiian monk seal
Touching an endangered Hawaiian monk seal will cost a 19-year-old man $100.
Cameron Cayaban pleaded guilty in federal court to harassing, harming or pursuing an endangered species.
A federal magistrate judged imposed $100 in fines and fees.
Cayaban was charged with slapping a Hawaiian monk seal at Kalaeloa's White Plains Beach.
His lawyer says Cayaban ran up to the endangered animal and touched it.

Cops daughter gives topless massage to undercover deputy

A Lee County woman advertising topless massages was arrested Tuesday after meeting with an undercover Lee deputy and arranging for sex acts.
Rachel Nache Colvin, 24, whose address was not released because she lives with her father who is a retired Lee County Sheriff’s Deputy, was charged with practicing massages without a license and prostitution.
According to a Lee County Sheriff’s Office report:
The deputy sent a text message to a woman advertising erotic topless body rubs on a website. She sent a text back stating the charge would be $150.
The deputy met with her at an undisclosed location in Bonita Springs, gave her $160 and she put the money in her purse. She told him to get on the bed while she removed her clothing except for panties, straddled him and began giving him a massage.
The two spoke about sex acts and an agreement was reached. She asked him to turn onto his back and remove his underwear. He then gave awaiting deputies a pre-arranged arrest signal.
While deputies spoke to her, she asked for help because she didn’t want to go to jail.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Bags of vomit left outside Bed, Bath and Beyond store
Police are trying to figure out who left two bags of human vomit in the parking lot of a Delaware County shopping center.
The first bag was discovered on May 29th near a tree in the parking area of the Bed, Bath and Beyond store on Lancaster Avenue in the St. David's section of Radnor Township, Pa.
Another bag was found near the same location on June 5th.
In both cases, police say a biohazard medical waste container, holding the vomit, was inside a white trash bag.
Investigators say the second bag weighed some 30 pounds.
Police say there were identifying markers on the medical waste container, but they are not releasing those details at this time.
The contents were properly disposed.
Police 'prank' could lead to firings
Crime scene investigators took DNA samples from a Dallas city car possibly urinated in by police officers last week, officials said.
An unnamed department official said officers could face a charge of criminal mischief and termination if it can be determined who peed inside the city vehicle assigned to another officer.
At least 20 officers had access to the parked vehicle, which is used by a plainclothes detective on the overnight shift who belongs to the Latino Peace Officers Association.
"It's just nasty," the police official said. "That kind of stuff is just embarrassing. It's so juvenile."
$113 ticket for bus stop drop-off
A British man said he received a $113 parking ticket when a camera car snapped a picture of his vehicle while he was dropping a friend off at a bus stop.
Paul Robinson, 50, of Hartlepool, said he received a fixed penalty notice for parking at a bus stop "from 12:41 p.m. to 12:41 p.m." when he in fact had only stopped "for seconds" to drop a friend off at the stop, The Sun reported Wednesday.
"They're not getting a penny out of me. I'd rather go to court," Robinson said.
The pictures were taken by a camera car, which began touring the streets of the city last month in a bid to catch traffic violators. The car distributed 438 tickets in its first four weeks, Hartlepool Council said.
Jails ask scantily clad visitors to put on T-shirt
New York City jail officials are asking scantily clad visitors to cover up with bright green T-shirts.
The city Department of Correction spent $5,000 on 800 extra-extra-large neon shirts. They're washed daily.
The jail dress code prohibits gang symbols, swimwear, and short skirts, among other attire. The policy requires visitors to wear clothing appropriate for a family gathering, including underwear.
The T-shirts aren't just for women. Men with ripped clothes or T-shirts bearing expletives could also be asked to wear them. Jewelry - besides wedding rings - also is discouraged.
Department spokesperson Sharman Stein says the policy will also help catch visitors trying to sneak in contraband. The T-shirts have no pockets.

Car Trailer Accident on Polish Road


College Student's "Washing Machine"

Meanwhile in Africa . . . . . .

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Girl Kicks Guy In His Face – Knocked Him Out Cold


Airline let man wearing women's underwear on board

Six days before a college football player was arrested at San Francisco International Airport in a dispute that began because he tried to board a US Airways jet with sagging pants, a man who was wearing little but women's undergarments was allowed to fly the airline.
A photo of the scantily clad man was provided from a passenger on the June 9 flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Phoenix. Some passengers had complained to airline workers before the plane boarded, but that employees had ignored those complaints.
US Airways spokesperson Valerie Wunder confirmed she'd received the photo; but said employees had been correct not to ask the man to cover himself.

Sex on the beach

Some beach-goers got to see more than just the sunset.  A man and a woman were arrested for having sex on the beach in front of more than 50 people including a number of children.
Erica Alexandra Huerta, 21 of Tallahassee and Steven Douglas Perry, 22 of Lutz were arrested by Treasure Island Police and charged with one count of lewd and lascivious exhibition.
Police say the couple engaged in sexual activity for more than a half hour and that their actions were in clear view of restaurant patrons.
The arrest affidavit indicates that alcohol was involved. Bail was set at $10,000 each

Half a Renault Clio and half a motorbike

This contraption - made by welding half a Renault Clio onto a motorbike - was invented by a 17-year-old, although he was later banned from driving it on the road when he got stopped by the police.

Markus Sell, from Jonschwil in Switzerland, turned heads on his first trip out with his magnificent machine, which sees the driver sitting on the back passenger seat of the Clio while steering using the front wheel of a bike.
The seating arrangements probably weren't what caught the eye, though - more the fact that he was reaching speeds of up to 70mph.
But his maiden voyage was cut short when he was pulled over by traffic cops.
The police gave him short shrift when he was spotted riding (or is it driving) - mainly because he was breaking so many laws all at once, and because they couldn't actually tell what it was.
'It wasn't taxed, insured or tested. In fact, we weren't even sure it was a car or a motorbike,' one officer said.
Sell is apparently set to go back to the drawing board in order to invent something similar - but hopefully roadworthy and legal, this time.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Man steals just $1.00 from bank
A North Carolina man said he robbed a bank of $1 and waited for police so he could go to prison and receive healthcare.
Richard Verone, 59, said he robbed the RBC Bank in Gastonia of $1 June 9 and sat down to wait for police in the hopes of being convicted so he could receive healthcare for a growth in his chest and two ruptured disks..
Police said Verone, who was unarmed, handed a note to a teller demanding $1 and claiming he had a gun. The police report said Verone then sat down on a couch and waited for officers to arrive at the bank.
"I'm sort of a logical person and that was my logic, what I came up with," Verone said. "If it is called manipulation, then out of necessity because I need medical care, then I guess I am manipulating the courts to get medical care."
Man hid in portable toilet tank
Police in Colorado say a woman who stepped inside a portable toilet at a yoga festival discovered a man hiding in the tank below when she lifted the toilet lid.
Boulder police spokesperson Kim Kobel says the woman told authorities she noticed something moving inside the tank and asked a man to check it out. The man reported seeing someone covered in a tarp inside the tank.
A festival security supervisor said the suspect eventually emerged from the toilet - covered in human waste - and slipped away.
Police say the suspect is thought to be in his 20s and is being sought on charges of criminal attempt to make unlawful sexual contact.
Woman pleads guilty to hiding a coat in her underwear
A 46-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to stealing a mink coat from a Twin Cities store and then hiding the coat in her underwear.
Stephanie Moreland was arrested by Bloomington police after the Alaskan Fur Company reported a short mink coat was stolen by a woman who had been in the store and acting suspiciously.
The coat was valued at $6,500.
Inmate is a suspect in honey-bun theft
A purloined pastry has led to new charges against seven inmates at a central Kansas jail.
The 23-year-old inmate at the Saline County Jail allegedly took a honey bun belonging to another inmate sometime Saturday.
The suspected pastry thief was jumped by seven fellow inmates and beaten with a sock filled with dominoes. The sheriff's office says the beaten man was treated at the jail for a possible rib injury.
Six of the other inmates have been charged with battery, and the seventh with aggravated battery.
Slot machine pays $24,988 too much
State regulators say a gambler won a $25,000 jackpot on a Pittsburgh casino slot machine that should have paid out only $12.
The Gaming Control Board tells the false jackpot happened on May 29, 2010. The generous payout happened in one of five instances involving Rivers Casino machines that weren't properly tested or certified.
The board was to have levied an unspecified fine against the casino. But it nixed a consent agreement with the casino Monday after some board members felt a stronger message needed to be sent.
Casino officials say the player was allowed to keep the jackpot and that it paid all taxes on it. Rivers spokesperson Jack Horner says the casino takes the matter seriously and has retrained all of its technicians.
Overdue book returned to library 122 years late
Staff at an Australia library has been stunned after first edition copy of Charles Darwin's Insectivorous Plants book was returned 122 years late.
Date stamp inside the first edition copy showed that the book had been borrowed more than a century ago, on January 30, 1889.
Investigations have found that the book had been in a private collection for 50 years before being handed to a local university, whose employees passed it back to the library.
Staff at the Camden Library in Sydney’s southwest has estimated that the late fees for the book were about $35,000 (£22,800).
The book won’t have a fine because it was the library's "fine amnesty month", when borrowers could bring back late books in exchange for a donation to charity.
However, the book would never be lent out again, she said.
"It will be preserved, it will be here, people will be able to look at it but we're not loaning it out, it's grounded for a very long time."

There is “Gold“ in those cracks

An unemployed jewelry setter has taken to combing the streets of New York with a pair of tweezers to cash in on dropped gems and gold.
The streets of New York may not quite be paved with gold. But one man is proving that the cracks on Manhattan pavements really can bear riches.
Raffi Stepanian, 43, has begun crawling around the New York 'Diamond District' on his hands and knees, plucking jewels and fragments of precious metals from between the slabs.
Armed with a pair of tweezers, Mr. Stepanian, an unemployed diamond setter from Queens, claims to have collected $1,010 (£623) worth in the past two weeks. "I'm surviving on it," he said.
"I may be about to trigger a new gold rush on the streets of New York," Mr Stepanian said "The soil in the cracks of sidewalks on 47th street is saturated with the stuff".

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Man stole nearly $10,000 from churches

Police said an Iowa City man stole nearly $10,000 using checks from local churches and the forged signatures of clergymen.
According to criminal complaints, Christopher J. Jones, 18, obtained three checks from Faith Baptist Church and one from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Police said Jones forged the signatures of pastors and deacons, making himself the payee.
The checks totaled $34,000, all of which Jones deposited into his University of Iowa Community Credit Union bank account.
Police said Jones went on a "spending spree," which included a trip to New York. Payment was stopped on several checks, limiting the credit union's loss to almost $10,000.

Link Dump


Man husks a coconut with his teeth


Woman stole a NYPD license plate

New York police said a woman was arrested after stealing a license plate off a patrol car and shoving it down her pants.

Police said Beryl Duncan, 53, took the plate from the marked 2009 Chevrolet Impala while it was parked near Prospect Park on a call about a disturbance.
A witness described seeing Duncan shove the plate down her pants and police said she denied stealing the plate when confronted by an officer.
Police said the woman told the officer the plate had fallen off the vehicle and she was holding it until she could return it to an officer.
Duncan was arrested and charged with criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny.

WTH “Fried Kool-Aid”


Now that's a tumor

Man asks for help to remove 80kg tumor
His 80kg tumor is record-breaking, but the size of his smile is what's really remarkable about Nguyen Duy Hai.
The 31-year-old Vietnamese man has had a tumor growing on his right leg since soon after he was born.
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Despite having an amputation at the knee 14 years ago, he still has an 80kg, 1m-wide growth. "I can't do anything, I can only sit and lie down," he said in his home in the town of Da Lat in the country's Central Highlands.
The tumor is the largest ever documented in Vietnam, Vu Van Thach, head of examination department of Hanoi tumor hospital, he said.
Hai's family is too poor to afford another operation after the amputation in 1997 failed to stop the growth, and now he is appealing for funds to afford medical help.
German surgeons remove huge tumor
Specialist surgeons performed this j-awesome transformation of a 21-year-old patient - after removing an astonishing six-kilo tumor from her mouth.
The Ethiopian-born woman - identified only as Tsehay - was so deformed by the 10-centimeter wide tumor she could barely eat or swallow water.
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Lead surgeon Peter Cornelius from Bamberg, Germany, explained: "The operation to remove the tumor took three hours. It was complicated as so much of the lower face was disfigured by it. Only then, were we able to reconstruct her face."
The young woman faces more reconstructive surgery to rebuild her face, but said she was delighted by the surgery. "The doctors not only saved my life - they have given me a future as well," she said.

Lakeland man digs a pool finds trash dump in back yard

Brian Dyer was tired of taking his wife and kids to water parks in Orlando. He thought it would be much easier to dig a pool in his backyard.
When the pool company started excavating, it began bringing up load after load of trash. Metal, plastic, bottles, and who knows what else. It turns out that somewhere along the line someone had used their lot as an illegal dump site.

It is unclear how big the problem is. The junk could be buried under the Dyer's home in the Oak Run subdivision in North Lakeland. It may even extend to other parts of their neighborhood.
One of the biggest issues is: who is going to pay to clean up the mess? The company that developed the land is out of business. The builder and Polk County say they are not liable. That leaves Dyer holding the trash bag.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

Jelly Belly iPhone Cases
California candy company Jelly Belly announced it has created a line of jelly bean-scented cases for the iPhone.
Jelly Belly said it teamed with ESI Cases and Accessories to create iPhone cases scented like the company's Strawberry Cheesecake, Very Cherry, Blueberry, Licorice and Berry Blue jelly beans.
The companies said the cases, which are also available for the iPod Touch, iPod Nano and some BlackBerry phones, can be teamed with unscented earbuds shaped like Jelly Belly beans. The items are sold separately and each cost $14.99.
Tattoo IDs Bank Robber
Police are searching for a man with a “Die Pig Die” tattoo on his neck who they say held up a Wells Fargo Bank Thursday evening with a handgun and drove away in a stolen pickup truck.
Police are looking for Baraboo resident Richard B. Hindes, 31, in connection with the incident. Baraboo Police Lt. Rob Sinden said Hindes was identified by the tattoo described by tellers inside the bank.
Sinden added that Baraboo police previously have had contact with Hindes. He is a white man who stands 6 feet tall and weighs about 190 pounds. The tattoo is on the right side of his neck.
Sinden said Hindes walked into the bank and revealed a small, black handgun, took an undisclosed amount of money and fled in a stolen pickup truck.
Patient gets drunk on sanitizer in hospital
A man who drank six bottles of alcohol-based hand sanitizer while being treated in an Australian hospital for alcoholism has sparked calls for the antibacterial gels to be better secured.
Doctors were stunned to discover the man had downed six 375-milliliter (12.7-ounce) bottles of hand sanitizer, giving him a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.271 per cent. That's more than five times higher than the 0.05 per cent legal limit for driving in Australia.
Dr. Michael Oldmeadow, an internist, said that although the incident was not the first of its kind, it was the most serious case he had seen and the man is lucky to have survived.
"It surprised us that he drank this stuff," Oldmeadow said, "You'd think it would taste pretty bad."
World skinny dipping record attempted in Wales
Hundreds of people strip off and jump into the freezing cold sea off the Welsh coast in an effort to break the world record for a naked dip.
The mass skinny dip took place on Gower beach at Rhossili to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care and the National Trust.
At 8:30am Sunday morning almost 400 people cast aside their inhibitions and their clothes to plunge into the water and stay in for at least 10 minutes in the hope of claiming the record that previously stood at 250 people.
The event was organized by Bristol-based online publishing editor Alison Powell.
"I thought it would be fun. I wanted to go skinny dipping a while ago with friends and no one would come with me," she said.
"They gave me loads of the excuses like they would do it if it was summer, they would do it if they had a good reason, so I gave them those things."
Organizers said their challenge had yet to be verified by Guinness World Records but had raised more than £13,000 for charity.

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Stolen Donation Box Contained Dollar Blessed By Deceased Rabbi
A Palm Beach Gardens synagogue is offering a $1,000 reward for the safe return of a special $1 bill stolen during a burglary.
Someone broke into the Cha' bad Palm Beach Synagogue on Tuesday night and stole a special donation box that contained a $1 bill that was blessed by a rabbi who died a few years ago.
That dollar is priceless to the synagogue.
The thief was caught on surveillance video.
Ezagui said no questions will be asked for the safe return of the dollar.

Man marks Father’s Day by hugging his dad — for 24 hours

Brian Feldman plans to embrace his own father, Edward Alan Feldman, on Sunday, June 19, from midnight to 11:59 p.m.
“It is meant to be both a healing and transformative experience,” said Brian Feldman. “How often does one have the opportunity to embrace their father for this period of time? It will likely be the hardest project I have done to date.”
The Feldmans will stage the piece in the boxing ring at Orange Ave Gym, 1616 N. Orange Ave. Orlando. Spectators are welcome to enter the ring and embrace a loved one after the 12th hour of the project (after noon on Father’s Day).
The cost to attend the event is $10 for an all-day limited-edition “24 Hour Embrace (after Young Sun Han)” wristband.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know You Needed

The snake infestation house
Two sets of previous residents of a for-sale Idaho house said they moved out of the home for the same reason -- a snake infestation.
Neal and Denise Ard said they bought the house, which was built in 1920 near Rexburg, and soon discovered hundreds of garter snakes living inside the walls, under the floors and all around the home.
The Ards left the house in less than one year and it remained on the market until August 2009 when Ben and Amber Sessions moved in with their family.
The couple said the real estate agent warned them about the non-venomous snakes, but they did not spot the reptiles until they surfaced later in the fall.
The house is currently owned by a bank, which said contractors are sealing the foundation of the home in an attempt to keep the snakes out.
Man seeking drugs on Craigslist
A 31-year-old Vernon man faces drug possession charges after allegedly placing an advertisement seeking marijuana on Craigslist.
Police say members of the Statewide Narcotics Task Force took Michael Krebes into custody in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant where he allegedly went to pick up the pot. Krebes was charged with possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana and was being held in lieu of $2,500 bond.
Police find meth in cars seized a year ago
Thai police have found 1.13 million methamphetamine pills hidden in three cars they confiscated and held for more than a year.
Senior narcotics police officer Lt. Gen. Atithep Patjamanon said police found the drugs after being tipped they were hidden in special compartments in the back seats. The cars had been seized from an auto theft suspect.
The Office of the Narcotics Control Board said 14 million methamphetamine pills were seized from January to April this year. That's compared to 51.6 million for all of 2010 and 27.4 million in 2009.

Newest thing in removing warts a shotgun

Sean Murphy was so desperate to get rid of a wart he decided to use a shotgun, blasting off half his finger and almost ending up in prison in the process.
The 38-year-old had tried a variety of creams and ointments in an effort to rid himself of the painful blemish, but when the stubborn wart refused to budge he decided some drastic action was required.
Fed up with the wart, after a few beers Murphy took his shotgun and blasted off the wart, along with most of his finger at the same time.
His unusual cure grabbed the attention of police, and Murphy also found himself up on firearms charges for illegally possessing the shotgun.
Murphy admitted in court that he hadn't expected to lose his finger when he used the shotgun, but didn't regret his rather drastic course of action.
He said: 'The best thing is that the wart has gone. It was giving me lot of trouble.'

Man imprisoned in box, because of his religion

Punished by his Canadian father and forced to live in a box for two months, a young man in Bolivia is finally released.
Seen through the cracks of the box he had been forced to live in for two months, 21-year-old Johan Knelsen quietly waited for police to rescue him.
Authorities said Johan's father David Knelsen - a Canadian - had locked his son in the box as a form of punishment.
The father told authorities that his son had stolen 3 chickens. Other local media reported that the young man was being punished for using a phone.
The family is part of a certain Mennonite denomination which strictly interprets the Bible and shuns the use of technology.
Speaking from with inside the wooden cage - which measured two by three meters (9.8 by 6.5 feet) - Johan showed police bottles he used to collect his urine.
"I ate and slept here. I did everything here. I ate and drank water and washed here."
Under orders by police, Johan's father opened the box and helped the young man to his feet, leaving once and for all the box crammed with pillows and urine-filled bottles.