Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Man finds $5000 pot stash in painting

WSB-TV said. He found the drugs last weekend when he tried to sell the artwork at another auction.Mr Clement planned to ask $US25 for the piece. Police said the marijuana was worth about $US4800 ($532...---...More

Odd Stupid News:Boy, 9, forgotten at Chicago airport

Chicago - A nine-year-old boy was forgotten in a Chicago airport waiting room for nearly eight hours after an airline representative failed to put him on a connecting flight. Julien Reid was headed home to Ottawa on a United flight after visiting his dad in San Francisco, a trip he makes about six times a year. When his mother she arrived at the airport to pick him up, she noticed other passengers had disembarked but that her son was nowhere to be found. ---...More

Teenager survives fall from 16th story balcony (Reuters)

Reuters - A 15-year-old New Zealand boy has survived with minor injuries after falling 16-storeys from the balcony of his family's apartment onto a...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Chinese police beat official's wife by mistake (Reuters)

Reuters - Plainclothes police severely beat the wife of a provincial official, mistaking her for one of many Chinese who petition government offices in the hope of redressing wrongs, the China Daily reported on Wednesday.---...More

Man hides 140,000 pounds in aunt's grave

LONDON: A Briton hid 140,000 pounds in his aunt's grave to dodge tax sleuths, but the cache was uncovered after the tax inspectors were tipped-off. The man buried the money so as to fool the Inl...

Arizona:Dead Woman Found Alive After Medical Mix-Up

Arizona - A young Arizona woman thought killed in a car accident last week was found to be alive in what was described as a medical mix-up. Abby Guerra, 19, was one of five friends from Ironwood High School in Glendale, Ariz., who were on their way home from California’s Disneyland when they crashed July 18. Guerra’s family was told the promising young soccer star died at the scene. Guerra’s family was in the process of organizing her funeral when they got word she was still alive--

Friday, July 23, 2010

Colorado man delivers pizza and saves heart attack victim (Reuters)

Reuters - A laid off paramedic who turned to delivering pizzas to make ends meet is credited with saving the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest just as a pizza was delivered to his door.---...More

Judge rules dog that bit off girl’s ear potentially dangerous

New Jersey - Eight months after then 3-year-old Claire McVeigh had her ear bitten off by a dog in Alloway Township, a court has ruled that the animal, Duke, is “potentially dangerous.” The ruling from Judge Nicholas Lacovara in municipal court here brought tears from Claire McVeigh’s parents because the dog wasn’t deemed “vicious” instead. “It was not at all intended, what Duke did,” Lacovara said of the dog. “It was an attack, but it was a minor attack, not a major attack.”

The perils of eating fire in Saudi Arabia (Reuters)

Reuters - Saudi artist Maher al-Luqman is always nervous when he goes on stage to eat glass and fire or to walk on nails, for fear the country's religious police will disrupt his show.---...More

Spain's sexy museum for sale

By Sinikka Tarvainen A Spanish erotic museum housing more than 800 exhibits is for sale on eBay - at a starting price of 300 000 euros (R2.9-million). Around 40 000 curious tourists pass through...---...More

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

USDA: Chicken Nuggett Recall Walmart

Chicken nuggett recall at Walmart by the USDA. The Great Value chicken nuggett packages at Walmart are under a recall, according to the USDA. More than 9,000 pounds of frozen "chicken nuggett" packages sold through Walmart are part of the recall.

Perdue Farms Inc., known for its service and reliability, in cooperation with the USDA voluntary recalled 9,000 pounds of chicken nuggetts. These chicken nuggetts, sold at Walmart, may contain foreign materials (plastic pieces) according to the USDA. There have not been any illness or injuries associated with this recall.USDA: Chicken Nuggett Recall Walmart

Tempe Town Lake Dam Break

Tempe Town Lake leaking after dam burst
Tempe Town Lake, a synthetic lake near Phoenix that has a capacity to hold up nearly 1 million gallon water, will likely to drop more than half of its water reserves after a ‘Rubberized’ dam broke open causing thousands of gallons of water flooding downstream into a dried up river bed.
According to the latest statement issued by the authorities, the almost 16-foot-high section of the dam on Tempe Town Lake burst at around 10 pm on Tuesday night causing two-third of its water gushing out; however, no immediate reports of any injuries among the local residents have been reported so far.

Tempe Town Lake

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Lindsay Lohan Ditches Sober House, Loses Lawyer on Eve of Jail - E! Online

On the eve of her surrender, the jail-bound starlet's incoming attorney, former O.J. Simpson defender Robert Shapiro, stepped down following a private meeting with the judge who's been presiding over Lohan's case, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Shapiro publicly acknowledged just days ago that he was representing the troubled actress on the condition that she comply "with all of the terms of her probation, including a requirement of jail time."

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Lindsay Lohan Ditches Sober House, Loses Lawyer on Eve of Jail - E! Online

Porn pair charged in text-plotted slaying

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Two porn stars are accused of stabbing and bludgeoning a tattoo artist to death with a sledgehammer after plotting the murder in dozens of expletive-laced text messages, cops said.

Suspect Jason Andrews is a bisexual Chicago DJ with a British accent, whose chiseled jaw landed him roles in gay porn videos....More

Rent A Cop

California - Faced with a $118 million budget deficit, the city of San Jose, Calif., recently decided it could no longer afford its own janitors. So the city’s budget called for dropping its custodial staff and hiring outside contractors to clean its city hall and airport, saving about $4 million. To keep all its swimming pools open and staffed, the city is replacing some city workers with contractors.---...More

Spider-Infested Ship Turned Back From Port

Authorities in the U.S. territory of Guam have turned away a ship after thousands of spiders overflowed from its cargo. The Guam Department of Agriculture said hundreds of large spiders and thousands ---...More

Monday, July 19, 2010

Film with Bin Laden lookalike banned (Reuters)

Reuters - Pakistani censors have banned an Indian comedy film featuring a lookalike of al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, the film's distributor said on Wednesday.---...More

Scary Queen Mary advert banned (Reuters)

Reuters - An advert featuring a moving image of Tudor Queen Mary I turning into a flesh-eating zombie has been banned after complaints that it scared children.---...More

Man serenades a 'beautiful, quiet' shark

Before you think this environmentalist has gone off his rocker, consider the fact that he did this unusual stunt for a good cause. Andy Brandy Casagrande penned the song to raise awareness of great...---...More

Dog Food For The Poor

CLEARWATER, Florida - A food bank in Clearwater, Fla., distributed a can labeled as a “superfood” that turned out to be a can of dog food, the recipient said. On Social Security, retired Air Force veteran Frank Viscido made his weekly trip from his home in Largo to the Religious Community Services Food Bank in Clearwater for free food. Viscido was given the can labeled, “Senior Holistic Superfood” by a volunteer who noticed he wanted products for better health.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Cops will no longer respond to grand theft, burglary, car wrecks

Oakland - Oakland’s police chief is making some dire claims about what his force will and will not respond to if layoffs go as planned. Chief Anthony Batts listed exactly 44 situations that his officers will no longer respond to and they include grand theft, burglary, car wrecks, identity theft and vandalism. He says if you live and Oakland and one of the above happens to you, you need to let police know on-line.---...More

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Twilight Fans Flock For Vampire Fangs

In most cases the young fans are willing to spend around $200 (about £132) of their - or their parents’ - money on temporary vampire veneers. Taylor Wilkins, 16, had the sharp fangs installed at t...---...More

Armed Guards Posted At City Pools

Buffalo, New York - Armed security guards have been posted at public pools in Buffalo after a lifeguard was pulled into the water by rowdy teenagers and other unruly behavior prompted safety concerns for parks employees. The city’s eight public outdoor pools were shut down after fights broke out and a locker room was vandalized. At one pool, a 16-year-old lifeguard says she was yanked by her ankles into the water when she tried to restore order.

Odd Stinky flower attracts records crowds to butterfly center

Houston - Anticipation of the soon-to-bloom stinky “corpse flower” drew record crowds to the Cockrell Butterfly Center this weekend. Visitors saw, but didn’t yet smell, the endangered species, which is expected to bloom by Wednesday. The flower, native to the Sumatran rainforests in Indonesia, is one of the biggest and most mysterious flowers in the world. It’s bloom is so rare that only 28 other bloomings have been observed in the United States. It gets its name from one of its more unique traits: When the “corpse flower” opens, the smell of meat flies’ meals permeates. Those flies - the plant’s primary pollinators - feast on rotting flesh. It’s one of the worse smells you will come across.

Monday, July 12, 2010

German fans want revenge grilling of oracle octopus (Reuters)

Reuters - Some Germans are calling for a public roasting of the oracle octopus who correctly picked the winner of all six of their national soccer team's World Cup matches -- including a bitter defeat to Spain on Wednesday.---...More

Teacher Old woman breaks inconsiderate student’s nose on bus

Nagasaki, Japan - A 66-year-old Japanese woman was arrested for hitting a student repeatedly after refused to give up his seat for her on a bus. The teenager suffered a broken nose as a result of the attack, which occurred in Nagasaki, Japan, reported the telegraph.co.uk. Tamiko Masuta, 66, the manager of an apartment complex, was arrested after assaulting the teenager with her umbrella.---...More

Nanny died while watching porn

A 30-year-old woman's death as she used a sex toy while watching pornography was probably due to her state of sexual excitement, an inquest heard on Thursday. Children's nanny Nichola Paginton was ---...More

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Doctors Remove Woman’s Gallbladder Through Her Mouth

California - Doctors removed a woman’s gallbladder through her mouth using a new surgical technique, the Los Angeles Times reported. This woman’s surgery, called NOTES, or natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery, was part of a clinical trial at UC San Diego School of Medicine. The new procedure eliminates the need for incisions and stitches by passing tools down the mouth and through a tiny hole created in the stomach. ---...More

Smoking ban a problem for Lindsay Lohan

California - Friends are urging Lindsay Lohan to stamp out her tobacco habit before she heads behind bars, because smoking is banned in the prison where she’ll serve time. The actress is due to surrender to authorities on July 20 to begin her 90-day sentence at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, California. The all-female prison, where Paris Hilton was locked up in 2007, has a zero tolerance no-smoking policy - a rule Lohan is expected to struggle with. ---...More

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Woman Convicted of Adultery Escapes Stoning, Not Death

Iran - An Iranian woman convicted of adultery will not be stoned to death but may still face execution in the Islamic Republic. Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, 42, a mother of two, was found guilty of adultery in 2006. She has already spent five years in prison and endured 99 lashes for her illicit relationship with two men, but she still is condemned to be put to death. Iran’s embassy in the U.K. issued a press release saying Ashtiani will not be stoned, but it gave no indication that her life will be spared....More

Bodies to be dissolved in caustic solution, flushed into sewer

Belgium - It could hardly be said to be the most dignified of send-offs. Undertakers in Belgium plan to eschew traditional burials and cremations and start dissolving corpses instead. The move is intended to tackle a lack of burial space and environmental concerns as 573lbs of carbon dioxide are released by each cremated corpse. Under the process, known as resomation, bodies are treated in a steel chamber with potassium hydroxide at high pressure and a temperature of 180c (350f)...More

Over 20 needles discovered in Brazilian woman's body

Doctors discovered more than 20 needles in the body of a Brazilian woman, local media reported. The 35-year-old woman in the state of Para complained of aches in her ear, and the needles were discove...More

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bad set of teeth end negotiations for sex in Fla.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- A man went to the police after getting robbed by a woman he intended to pay for sex, but refused when she flashed a smile full of bad teeth. The man told investigators he and a 2...---...More

Stupid News-Truck driver dies staging phony accident

Houston - A man who leapt to his death from a tractor-trailer rig before it nearly struck a freeway column was trying to stage a wreck to file a fraudulent insurance claim, Houston police said. Investigators said they believe Paul Wayne Guillory and another man hatched the plan, but things went wrong when Guillory hit his head on the pavement of the feeder road near North Loop 610 and the Eastex Freeway. The 26-year-old man died instantly. ---...More

Very Odd News-Widow Lives With Corpses Of Husband, Twin

Pennsylvania - The 91-year-old widow lived by herself in a tumbledown house on a desolate country road. But she wasn’t alone, not really, not as long as she could visit her husband and twin sister. No matter they were already dead. Jean Stevens simply had their embalmed corpses dug up and stored them at her house — in the case of her late husband, for more than a decade — tending to the remains as best she could until police were finally tipped off.---...More

Odd News-Missed meetings could mean jail time for parents

DETROIT - The night Demarco Harris shot and killed a woman during a robbery on a Detroit street, his parents told police knocking on their door at 2 a.m. they didn’t know where their 12-year-old was. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said that’s indicative of a larger issue in Detroit, where the lack of making parents accountable for their children partly is blamed on elevated truancy and dropout rates, as well as a recent rash of violent crimes involving teens. Worthy has a new idea she hopes will fix the problem: Jail parents for up to three days for repeatedly missing scheduled parent-teacher conferences. ---...More