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  • Chinese Herdsman Stumbles on 17 Pound Gold Nugget

    02/06/2015 11:33:58 AM PST · by wildbill · 29 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 2/6/2015 | Barbara Kollmyer
    magine it! You’re walking along and nearly trip over a 17-pound (7.85 kilograms) gold nugget. File that under a most improbable gold bonanza. But that’s exactly how it played out for one lucky sun-of-a-gun farmer in China. Berek Sawut, a Kazak herdsman from Qinghe County in Altay Prefecture told Chinese news agency Xinhua that he found the giant nugget “practically lying on bare ground.” The area is in China’s far western Xinjiang Uygur region. That gold nugget, assuming it’s at least 80% pure, would be worth 1.6 million yuan ($255,313 U.S. dollars), says Xinhua, which also points out that a...
  • Golden Nugget suing card manufacturer after unshuffled cards lead to big winnings for gamblers

    08/21/2012 5:05:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 34 replies ^ | August 21, 2012
    ATLANTIC CITY — At first, it seemed like a coincidence, the kind of thing that happens from time to time at a casino, where the same number or same sequence of cards happens twice in a row. But when the players at an April game of mini-baccarat at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City kept seeing the same sequence of cards dealt, over and over and over again, their eyes grew wide and their bets grew bigger, zooming from $10 a hand to $5,000. Forty-one consecutive winning hands later, the 14 players had racked up more than $1.5 million in winnings...
  • Teacher Suspended Over Chicken Nugget Incident

    03/05/2012 8:07:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 3/5/2012 | Sara Burrows
    School district official says substituting a preschooler’s lunch was against district policy RALEIGH — The teacher involved in “supplementing” a preschooler’s lunch with chicken nuggets in Hoke County has been suspended indefinitely. Parents of students in the Pre-Kindergarten program at West Hoke Elementary School in Raeford got a letter from Assistant Superintendent Bob Barnes last week saying a substitute teacher would take over the preschool class until the “issue” is resolved. It remains unclear why the teacher’s actions violated district policy. State officials responsible for monitoring homemade lunches for preschoolers have told Carolina Journal that the Jan. 30 incident that...
  • Shooting in Reno area Casino

    09/24/2011 1:58:30 PM PDT · by Crapgame · 26 replies · 2+ views
    KRNV Nevada ^ | 09/24/2011
    ( & KRNV) Sparks, Nev. – Sparks Police Department has confirmed one person died after a late night shooting inside John Ascuaga's Nugget near the Trader Dick's Bar. Police say the shooting involved a fight with a large group who were armed with firearms. Officers found three victims of gunshot wounds when they arrived. One victim has died. The other two victims are currently still at medical facilities with non-life threatening injuries.
  • NUGGET OF JESUS [Sacred Heart of Jesus appears as a Chik-Fil-A Chicken Nugget]

    12/30/2010 9:19:17 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 34 replies · 13+ views
    WWN ^ | December 30th, 2010 | Hideaki Tailor
    IOWA CITY, IA - A chicken nugget has been discovered in the shape of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! A peculiar item has been spotted on eBay, a chicken nugget in the shape of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Sacred Heart for many Catholics represents Jesus’ love for humanity. It is often used to symbolize the love and admiration that one has for Christ. The heart shaped piece of processed chicken was discovered by the daughter of a nurse in a Chick-Fil-A nugget pack. The mother, who ironically works in the Cardiac division of an Iowa City hospital has...
  • Prospectors find largest gold nugget in 120 years[Black Hills-SD]

    09/17/2010 9:22:43 AM PDT · by Palter · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 13 Sep 2010 | Holly Meyer
    A bright yellow glimmer caught Charlie "Digger Chuck" Ward's eye as he panned. His eyes had fooled him in the past, so he reached in the pan to feel the weight of the clump. Ward handed it to his prospecting partner, Byron Janis, and asked "Is this what I think it is?" The 2-¼ inch by 1-1/2 inch by 1 inch rock was exactly what Ward thought it was: gold. It turned out to be the largest undisputed gold nugget found in the Black Hills in the past 120 years. (A larger nugget has been found, but its authenticity has...
  • Moorpark man finds gold nugget worth $10,000[CA]

    05/29/2009 12:28:04 PM PDT · by BGHater · 37 replies · 3,097+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 28 Mar 2009 | Karen Hibdon
    After seven years spent prospecting for gold as a hobby in the California desert, Terry Hughes of Moorpark hit the mother lode. On Memorial Day, the former Marine and disabled Vietnam veteran scored a “one-in-a-million” find: an 8.7-ounce gold nugget worth an estimated $10,000. “We’re all hoping to find the big one and Terry did,” said Patrick Keene, co-owner of Keene Engineering, reportedly one of the world’s largest suppliers of portable mining equipment. A nugget that big — about the size of an egg — is “extremely rare,” Keene said. Hughes purchased all his mining equipment from the Chatsworth company,...
  • Friday is International Respect for Chickens Day

    05/04/2007 2:20:34 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 121 replies · 1,294+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | May 01, 2007 | Gary Bogue
    Friday is International Respect for Chickens Day Every so often a press release comes scratching at the door and just CROWS for your attention. Why did this press release cross the road? To stick up for chickens! MACHIPONGO, Va., May 1, PRNewswire — United Poultry Concerns is pleased to announce our Third Annual International Respect for Chickens Day, May 4. We urge everyone to do an ACTION of compassion for chickens that day — from writing a letter to the editor to tabling at a local mall to showing the movie Chicken Run to going vegan — for life. What...
  • Cynthia McKinney's Black Panthers (Check out this buried nugget...)

    08/07/2006 8:21:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies · 3,042+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/07/06 | Tom Bevan
    McKinney's Black PanthersTom Bevan Mon Aug 7, 9:31 AM ET Check out this nugget on the McKinney campaign buried at the end of a story in today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Several people dressed in black suits and boots followed McKinney around. The patches on their clothes said: "New Black Panther Party Freedom or Death." The organization does not have an official role in McKinney's campaign and are not on her organization's payroll, said McKinney's campaign manager, John Evans. So members of the "largest organized anti-Semitic black militant group in America" just show up spontaneously to follow McKinney around during the final...
  • Man takes a 'bite' out of chicken nugget

    05/01/2002 2:29:26 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 14 replies · 239+ views
    Cosmiverse/Annanova ^ | April 30, 2002 | Cosmiverse Staff Writer
    Man takes a 'bite' out of chicken nugget April 30, 2002 8:30 CDT A gentleman in Norway sat down to eat his lunch and found his chicken nuggets to be a bit crunchier than he anticipated. After a mouthful without incident, he found himself biting on something hard and unrelenting. Upon isolating the offending object in his mouth, he found himself staring at, of all things, a tooth. Thinking at first that he had chipped one of his own teeth, he gingerly felt around and took inventory. To his relief, all his teeth seemed to be intact. To his increasing...