Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Small Bits of News

Five Year Old Kills Bear
Meet Tre Merritt, the Five-year-old Arkansas County boy who killed a black bear Sunday weighing 445 pounds--twelve-times the size of the little toddler. Tre Merritt learned shooting when just 2 ½ years old. Before killing this black bear, he shot killed three deer in 2006.
Click here to KATV's video report.

Baby Flushed at Birth
A 36 year-old woman gave birth yesterday in a train traveling from Tai Dong to Tai Pei.
The nine month old pregnant woman was in the bathroom when her baby was born and flushed down the toilet.
When the train reached the next station, an hour and a half later, the rescue team arrived and got to work. They immediately sent the mother to the hospitol while they tried to pull the baby from the toilet bowl opening. Due the the babies fading condition, they finally decided to saw the pipe in half and rescued the baby.

She was born weighing 6.6 pounds and is now in stable condition. » Article here

Free online X-rated clips are killing the porn industry
A major porn producer filed a lawsuit Monday against an X-rated knockoff of YouTube, alleging that it profited from piracy by allowing its users to post videos that include copyrighted material. The suit is apparently the first of its kind in the adult film industry, which has done a better job than the major Hollywood studios in finding ways to profit from putting entertainment products on the Internet. But in the last year or so, the rapid increase in consumption of all manner of videos on the Web has in some ways hurt the porn producers more than the mainstream companies because consumers of adult fare often get what they are looking for in clips of five minutes or less. Free short clips are easy to find on the Web, undercutting the established porn producers, which earn most of their money from long-form videos. » Article here

Dude didn't want to look like a wimp on YouTube
A Dunkin' Donuts employee who whacked a robber over the head with a tip cup Sunday night said only one thought was running through his mind – not looking like a wimp on YouTube.
Dustin Hoffmann, a borough musician who has worked at the coffee and doughnuts chain for 10 months, said he fought back because he wanted to "look good" if the surveillance tape turned up on the popular video-sharing Web site.
"What was going through my mind at that point was that the security tape is either going to show me run away and hide in the office or whack this guy in the head, so I just grabbed the cup and clocked that guy pretty hard," Hoffmann said Monday. » Full article here

Robbed man walked home in his underwear
A man was forced to walk three miles to his home in his underwear after being assaulted and robbed of his clothes. Police said the 39-year-old victim was picked up in what he thought was a taxi in Glasgow on Saturday. He asked to be driven to Carntyne in the city, but the silver Skoda Octavia instead drove him to the Forge Retail Park in the east end. He was then threatened by the occupants of the car and robbed of his clothes before walking home to Carntyne.
Strathclyde Police said the vehicle had stopped in the Dennistoun area, where another man and woman had got in, before arriving at the Forge. Officers said the victim had been badly shaken but was otherwise uninjured from his ordeal. A police spokeswoman said it was an "uncommon" incident.

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