Thursday, August 28, 2008

Do You Know.......

Because then it would be a patio and not a balcony.

Do it over and over till you get it right

Arab Jeep

As he turns 50, is this what Michael Jackson should really look like?

Two-headed baby dies

A baby born with two heads has died at home in Bangladesh.
The boy, named Kiron, was taken home by his family last night against doctors' advice, as they were too poor to keep him in hospital, reports said.
Kiron was born with two heads, causing crowds of 150,000 to surround a hospital as they try to get a glimpse of him yesterday.
Kiron was born in a caesarean operation on Monday, weighing just over 12lb, in Keshobpur, 100 miles from the capital, Dhaka.
'He has one stomach and he is eating normally with his two mouths.' 'He has one genital organ and a full set of limbs.'

Rat Meat in Demand in Cambodia

The price of rat meat has quadrupled in Cambodia this year as inflation has put other meat beyond the reach of poor people, officials said on Wednesday.
With consumer price inflation at 37 percent according to the latest central bank estimate, demand has pushed a kilogram of rat meat up to around 5,000 riel ($1.28) from 1,200 riel last year.
Spicy field rat dishes with garlic thrown in have become particularly popular at a time when beef costs 20,000 riel a kg.
Officials said rats were fleeing to higher ground from flooded areas of the lower Mekong Delta, making it easier for villagers to catch them.

Cheerleaders Told Uniforms Are Too Short for Class

Parents of cheerleaders at an Ohio high school are frustrated with administrators for uniforms they say come up short in the classroom.
Monroe Schools Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said that cheerleaders were instructed to wear long shorts and T-shirts underneath their uniforms at a pep rally Friday.
"The skirts that the cheerleaders wear are very short, and they're very tight and they're slit so they can do the gymnastics that are required of a cheerleader."
Lolli said the skirts are allowed only during assemblies and games.

Let me be the judge of how short is 'too' short.

Spider Won......Army Ran Away

Afghan spider forces Army family out of home
The family of a British paratrooper has moved out of their home after a dangerous spider hitched a lift back from Afghanistan with him.
Days after Rodney Griffiths returned home from a four-month tour of Helmand province with 16 Air Assault Brigade, the family's pet dog Bella mysteriously died.
Son Ricky, 16, then spotted the giant spider, prompting the soldier's wife Lorraine to move the family out of their four-bedroom army home in Colchester, Essex.
Mother-of-four Mrs Griffiths, 37, said: "Ricky saw a huge spider and screamed to his sister Cassie. They tried to put a pint-glass over it but it was too big, they poked it with a coat hanger and the spider bit it. The dog came in, jumped on the bed and barked at it. The spider hissed and Bella went running out whimpering."
Days later the family took Bella to the vet with a high temperature and swollen stomach. She had to be put down. Mrs Griffiths said she thought her death "too much of a coincidence" although the vet could not say why the dog died.
After scouring the internet for spider descriptions they decided the culprit was a camel spider.
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Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Robbers in a hurry steal cakes, not cash
Robbers ran off with a bag of cakes instead of 1.9 million ringgit ($651,000) in cash in a botched heist.
Security guard Zainol Othman, who accompanied the money changer as he got out of a van and put his personal bags on a trolley when the robbers attacked.
"In the midst of the commotion, the robbers grabbed the money changer's bags, thinking that I had already placed the money bag onto the trolley, then the thieves sped off in a getaway car with the bags, one of which contained mooncakes, a Chinese delicacy.
In April, thieves escaped with more than $1 million after attacking two money changers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Man tells deputies he slept through car chase
The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says a man who led a deputy on a high-speed pursuit told investigators he was sleeping, not driving, during the chase.
According to reports, deputies didn't believe Anthony Fernandez's claim that someone else was behind the wheel. They arrested the 49-year-old Key West man on charges of fleeing and eluding police, running a red light, speeding and driving with a suspended license.
A report states that after Fernandez stopped driving a 2005 black Dodge Ram pickup truck during Monday morning's chase, he got out of the driver's side of the car, ran to the passenger side, opened the door, and walked slowly to the front.
Fernandez told investigators that a friend was driving during the chase and then fled the scene while he slept.
Truck Driver Robbed Own Truck
Police say the story just didn't make sense.
A delivery truck driver said he had been robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon while attempting to put a large amount of cash into a safe at the back of the vehicle.
But authorities were suspicious, since there didn't seem to be any witnesses and the driver couldn't say what the robber looked like. After further questioning, police said the driver confessed he was the one who actually stole the money.
The driver was charged with grand larceny and making a false report.
Soup Causes Emergency Landing
A Ryanair plane was forced to land in Germany after a passenger had an allergic reaction to mushroom soup.
The soup leaked onto the man from a jar in an overhead locker on a flight from Budapest to Dublin on Monday, the airline said.
His neck swelled up and he struggled to breathe, forcing the plane to divert for emergency medical help.
Cop sells Cocaine and Buyer gets Busted
Police arrested a Nebraska man after they said they sold him one kilo of cocaine in a sting operation Monday.
According to a police report, Miguel Madera, 46, paid an undercover Chandler police officer $17,000 for the cocaine in a drug reversal transaction. In the undercover operation, police provide the narcotics and arrest the buyer only after money has been exchanged.
After being advised of his rights, Madera admitted to purchasing the cocaine and said he was going to transport it to Nebraska for a profit, according to the report.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 to Include 'Porn Mode'
Microsoft’s latest Internet browser includes a piece of software that allows Internet users to hide the audit trail of websites they have visited.
The InPrivate feature on Internet Explorer 8, nicknamed "porn mode", allows users to conceal the sites they have viewed at the click of a button.
Once the setting is chosen, others using the same computer will not be able to see which sites have been accessed. Other browsers have similar functions, but this one is far more prominent.
Body Was Decomposing in Trunk of Car
Results taken from air samples reveal that a body was decomposing in the trunk of a car driven by the mother of missing Florida toddler Caylee Anthony.
Detectives with cadaver dogs said in July they detected the smell of human decomposition coming from the trunk of the Pontiac that the mother, Casey Anthony, was driving when police began investigating the disappearance of her little girl, who was last seen more than two months ago.
The University of Tennessee "Body Farm" conducted the tests on the car's air samples Aug. 10, and on Wednesday their conclusion was released: a human corpse had been decomposing there.
Back in July, Caylee's grandmother Cindy Anthony initially made a frantic 911 call to report that her daughter's car smelled like a dead body. She later said the scent just as easily could have been that of rotting pizza.
Armed Robbers Hit Illegal Gambling House
Two men are on the run from the cops in Brooklyn after robbing an illegal gambling house.
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78-year-old woman heads down baggage chute
An elderly woman misunderstood instructions while checking in at Sweden's main airport and was whisked down a baggage chute after she placed herself instead of her luggage on the belt.
The woman, who was not named, was preparing to fly from Stockholm's Arlanda airport to Germany yesterday when she lay down on an unmanned baggage belt in the belief she was following check-in instructions.
She was quickly swept off to the baggage handling center, where staff members helped get her back on her feet.
Man jailed after sending hostages for beer
An Illinois man who held five Iowans hostage in a Fort Madison motel was arrested.
Police say 33-year-old Jason Slagel, of Moline, Ill., is charged with five counts of false imprisonment and going armed with intent. They say Slagel pulled a knife during an argument Tuesday night with another man and told the people in the room that they wouldn't be allowed to leave. One man was cut and Slagel had a cut on his hand, but police say the injuries weren't serious.
Police say that after awhile, Slagel got thirsty and sent two of his hostages out for beer. After they left they called police and Slagel was arrested without incident.