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.