Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Men sentenced for setting friend's crotch ablaze
Two practical jokers are behind bars for setting their passed-out drinking buddy's crotch ablaze while boozing in Grover Beach. Matthew Craig Pillers and Jack Brent Nicholas Keiffer pleaded no contest to a felony great bodily injury charge.
Prosecutors say the 22-year-old Pillers, a parolee, was sentenced to two years in prison and the 19-year-old Keiffer got 45 days in San Luis Obispo County jail.
Elliot Tuleja was passed out when the men poured cologne on the man's groin and set him on fire on Jan. 18. Tuleja had second-degree burns on his testicles.
Man killed by urinating on 750-volt electric railway line
A tourist who relieved himself over a live railway line at a south London station was electrocuted. The Polish man died when an electric current connected with urine which had splashed on to the 750-volt line.
On a episode of Myth Busters they claimed normally it was not possible to get electrocuted doing this because a persons urine stream breaks up. They also said that the only way to get electrocuted is to get less then a foot away from the rail
Sunbathers Relax on Beach Near Dead Bodies
Photographs that depict Italian sunbathers relaxing at the beach despite the nearby presence of the bodies of two girls who had drowned, have raised questions about Italian attitudes toward the Roma minority.
The incident took place outside of Naples on Saturday. At about 1 p.m., four teens, who had reportedly decided to go into the water, despite apparently not being able to swim.
The girls were hit by an unusually large wave, resulting in an attempted rescue by life-savers from a nearby beach. Two of the girls Cristina Ibramovitc, 12, and Viola Ibramovitc, 11, drowned were left on the sand for an hour covered with beach towels.
Dying boy, 8, 'marries' school sweetheart for his last wish
An eight-year-old boy who had battled cancer for half of his life 'married' his school sweetheart - before telling his mother 'I can go now' and dying just hours later.
Reece Fleming refused to give in to leukaemia until he had fulfilled his wish of a mock wedding to his special friend Elleanor Pursglove.
The two children, who had been friends for years, had taken part in an emotional ceremony in Reece's front room in which he handed his 'bride' a red rose.

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