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  • Late Brooklyn Artist’s Mystery Solved

    04/16/2014 2:38:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Doyle Murphy
    Marty Resnick installed his sculpture on the grounds of Kingsborough Community College before moving in 1975 to live off the land in Southeast Ohio. The origins of the scrap metal artwork puzzled faculty members for decades.Friends of an enigmatic artist have solved a Manhattan Beach whodunit that has stumped locals for four decades. A rusting sculpture on the campus of Kingsborough Community College has puzzled faculty members who long ago had lost the identity of its creator — if they had it to begin with. “When they were doing the inventory they had no record of the sculpture,” Kingsborough Art...
  • How This Brooklyn Woman’s Hapless Mom Managed to Accidentally Steal a Green Honda

    04/16/2014 1:53:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/16 | Joe Coscarelli
    "Is this your car or do you know whose it is? Looking for the owner who potentially wears a lot of necklaces and enjoys San Pellegrino sodas. I didn't steal your car but I think my mom may have. It's a long story. I'll explain, but your car is safe and sound." When Nekisia Davis, a Red Hook granola maker, took a weekend trip to Miami with her friends earlier this month, she used her extra airline miles to fly her mother up from Houston to dog-sit. In addition to taking care of Ruby, Davis's Pomeranian mix, her mom was...
  • Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

    04/16/2014 1:37:54 PM PDT · by Theoria · 160 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 April 2016 | Alan Duke
    Rapper Andre Johnson severed his penis and jumped from a Los Angeles apartment building early Wednesday, police said. Johnson was seriously injured, but survived the fall from the second level of the building in North Hollywood, Los Angeles Police Sgt. William Mann said. Johnson, along with his recovered penis, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was being treated, Mann said. Details about what triggered the incident were not available. Johnson has been a member of Northstar, a Long Beach, California, hip hop group that was part of the Wu-Tang Clan family, according to the Wu-Tang Clan website. He...
  • Girl Arrested for Prank Tweet to American Airlines (Said She Was Terrorist)

    04/16/2014 1:10:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    TravelMole ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    A Dutch teenager who sent a threatening tweet to American Airlines as a joke has been arrested after walking into a police station and giving herself up. However, the 14-year-old's prank has set off a chain of copycat tweets to American and other US airlines. The girl, who uses the twitter name @QueenDemetriax, is being interviewed by officers after she apparently appeared at the police station in Rotterdam, accompanied by a relative. She has not been charged with any offence. American Airlines had threatened to report her to the FBI after she tweeted: "hello my name's Ibrahim and I'm from...
  • National Men’s Group Threatens Discrimination Suit Over Female-Only Self-Defense Class

    04/16/2014 7:25:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 15, 2014 11:30 PM
    A Glendale self-defense class geared toward women and girls has been postponed for a second time this month after a national men’s group threatened a discrimination lawsuit because men aren’t allowed to participate in the course. Harry Crouch, the president of the National Coalition for Men, drafted a letter to the city, demanding it open the class to men. “There’s no problem with having self-defense classes geared toward women as long as they have the same self-defense classes geared toward men. It’s about the discrimination. It’s not about who beats up who most often or who needs protection the most,”...
  • Missing Boy Found in Claw Machine at Bowling Alley

    04/16/2014 3:53:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    WNEP ^ | 4/15/2014
    A child reported missing by his mother was found safe inside a claw crane machine at a nearby bowling alley in Nebraska on Monday.According to KETV, the child’s mother called police around 5:30 p.m. after she discovered her 3-year-old boy was not inside her apartment.At the bowling alley across the street, a little boy was found sitting with stuffed animals inside a claw crane machine. Employees called the vendor who quickly arrived and let the boy out.While police were investigating the mother’s missing child report, they were told about a boy found inside the claw crane machine at the nearby...
  • "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat

    04/15/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 13, 2014 | Katherine Trendacosta
    "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat This video might just contain all the answers to life. Three cats are given a single piece of meat, and while two cats play tug of war, the third just starts gnawing at the center. That's some impressive problem solving. The two bigger cats are stuck in a live re-enactment of Newton's Third Law, while the third tries to get in on the action. Props to the smallest cat for eventually realizing that it's better to just eat what it can rather than try to beat the others...
  • New Jersey Dog Receives Jury Duty Summons

    04/15/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Dog receives jury duty summons Recently man’s best friend has been called upon to perform duties beyond simple unconditional love and loyalty. Earlier this week, there were reports thata canine in England was invited to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Now, canine civic responsibility has hit the States. On Friday, a jury duty summons was sent to “IV Griner,” a New Jersey German Shepherd. As reported by WKYW CBS 3, the name on the summons is the same name that appears on the pooch’s vet record. IV’s owner, Barrett Griner told the station, “Nobody in my house is...
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’ When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus...
  • Gherkin chandeliers are dangerous and spectacular

    04/15/2014 6:19:30 PM PDT · by Svartalfiar · 15 replies
    WIRED.co.uk ^ | 21MAR2014 | Liat Clark
    "We knew the time had come to create something wondrous with pickles," Sam Bompas, one half of gin-cloud generating, wedding cake-exploding culinary masters Bompas & Parr, tells Wired.co.uk. The pickle has been overlooked for too long. Bompas is relaying the story of how the Gherkin Chandelier -- a gherkin-powered piece of lighting with an eerie glow akin to the Grinch lit up at Christmas -- came to be. "Thinking about the development still gives me goosebumps. Risking death to explore an everyday sultan of savour!" You might not associate gherkins with imminent death, but it takes rather a lot of...
  • Freepers, I give you 35 minutes of unadulterated, sword-slashing, blood-spurting MURDER!!! (vanity)

    04/15/2014 5:47:04 PM PDT · by Kolath · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04/21/2012 | kolath
    The exploits of the blind swordsman Ichi, the wandering "masseuse" and former Yakuza in a quest for redemption. Haunted by his pasted...hunted in the present....hesitant of his future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1HgAuU1TZs
  • Woman Falls for Man in Lamborghini: Loses Dh300k

    04/15/2014 2:00:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Malaysian woman admits to being attracted by his perceived wealthA Malaysian woman was attracted by a flashy car and flamboyant lifestyle of a man she befriended on a social media. According to a report in stomp.com, the young woman has filed three police complaints after the man who drove a Lamborghini and claimed to earn $400,000 [Dh1469,200] annually disappeared after cheating her of a huge sum of money. She met the man on the app SayHi and was attracted by his perceived wealth, wrote the website quoting a New Paper report. His profile mentioned him living in a posh area,...
  • Sheriff: 3 Lancaster [California] Teens Arrested For Throwing Eggs At Homeless Woman As She Prayed

    04/15/2014 11:35:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | April 15, 2014 9:19 AM
    LANCASTER (CBSLA.com) — Authorities have arrested three Antelope Valley teens for throwing raw eggs at an elderly homeless woman as she prayed, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday. A patrolling sergeant witnessed a male teen throw the eggs at the victim while she was sitting on a sidewalk around 1 p.m. Monday near Sierra Highway and Jackson Avenue in Lancaster. “The victim was struck directly on her torso and she complained of pain,” but did not need medical treatment, Dep. Miguel Ruiz said. The suspect and two other male teens in a nearby vehicle were arrested and booked...
  • Saudi to Bring Up Baby Wolf That Killed His Sheep

    04/14/2014 1:43:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    Caught cub after chasing the predator and its mother By StaffA Saudi farmer who captured a baby wolf after a chase on foot said he would look after it and bring it up although he had killed many of his sheep. Abdul Karim Al Mutairi said he caught the wolf after chasing the predator and its mother through the wilderness in the western town of Madinah. “I ran after them and captured the little wolf but his mother managed to escape. I will bring it up,” he told Sabq newspaper.
  • Civil Defence Moves in to Save Wedding

    04/14/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    Used generators to restore power after sandstormA Saudi bridegroom had to call the civil defence to save his wedding after a sandstorm disrupted power and threatened the concert. Civil defence units rushed to the wedding in Darma town, 60 km south of the capital Riyadh, and used their generators to supply power to the place for three hours. “Our men used generators to restore power for three hours to the couple will go ahead with their wedding,” civil defence spokesman Major Mohammed Al Hammadi said, quoted by the Saudi news network Al Arabiya.
  • Video: Man Cooks Himself in Pot... Without Burning Himself

    04/14/2014 11:59:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    A video showing an elderly man “cooking himself" in a pot filled with boiling water has been reported by a Russian TV channel. The man in the YouTube video looks like he is making a big dish of soup with vegetables and people gather around him waiting for a taste. The TV channel discloses that is a ritual held every year in the town of Yamaga, Thailand. The 71-year-old man, identified as Kenzo Koya, has been doing this ritual for several years. He says in the beginning he was affected by the heat which left burns on his body, but...
  • mother-of-three arrested after ex-husband discovers SEVEN dead newborns in garage...

    04/14/2014 1:49:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    mail online ^ | Ryan Gorman
    FULL TITLE: 'We were worried about the children': Neighbor claims mother-of-three arrested after ex-husband discovers SEVEN dead newborns in garage battle substance abuse problem up until leaving home A Utah woman is believed by police to have killed SEVEN of her own children over the past 10 years. Megan Huntsman, 39, of Pleasant Grove, secretly gave birth to the infants, killed them and then stuffed their tiny bodies into boxes stored in the garage, police said. The skeletons in Huntsman’s closet were exposed Saturday by her ex-husband who was cleaning out the garage of a home they shared until 2011,...
  • Male high school teacher in California will return after spring break as a ‘woman’

    04/14/2014 1:29:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Susanna Rose
    OAKHURST, CA, April 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Gary Sconce, a 56-year-old male teacher at Yosemite High School in California, will return to school as “she” after spring break. He has rejected every facet of his male identity over the last year and told NBC News, “I will not return as my male persona ever again.” Instead, he would now like to be known to students and faculty as Karen Adell Scot and referred to as “she.” The New York Daily News reports that Sconce wrote, “I covered the female inside with hyper-masculine behavior, trying to provide I was not the...
  • Odds that global warming is due to natural factors: slim to none [GIGO}

    04/12/2014 7:01:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    publications.mcgill.ca ^ | Saturday, April 12, 2014
    To assess the natural variability before much human interference, the new study uses “multi-proxy climate reconstructions” developed by scientists in recent years to estimate historical temperatures, as well as fluctuation-analysis techniques from nonlinear geophysics. The climate reconstructions take into account a variety of gauges found in nature, such as tree rings, ice cores, and lake sediments. And the fluctuation-analysis techniques make it possible to understand the temperature variations over wide ranges of time scales. For the industrial era, Lovejoy’s analysis uses carbon-dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels as a proxy for all man-made climate influences – a simplification justified...
  • Ohio judge orders man to hold ‘I am a bully!’ sign

    04/12/2014 12:59:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 12, 2014 12:40 PM EDT
    A judge has ordered a man convicted of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children to stand on a street corner with a sign that says he is a bully. Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered 62-year-old Edmond Aviv to hold the sign for five hours Sunday. The sign reads: “I AM A BULLY! I pick on children that are disabled, and I am intolerant of those that are different from myself. My actions do not reflect an appreciation for the diverse South Euclid community that I live in.” The judge also said the sign’s letters must be large enough...
  • Curly of the Three Stooges: The Funniest Guy in the World

    04/11/2014 1:20:44 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 61 replies
    neatorama ^ | Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:02 AM | Miss Cellania
    "Curly's trademark excited yelps of 'woob woob woob,” his dog barks, his compliant “Soitenly,” and his brisk face washes (where he is excited and smooths his hands up and down over his face, briskly, over and over) were loved- and happily expected- by his legions of fans. Curly was what Moe called a "slow study,” meaning he simply couldn't remember lines very well. One day, Moe watched as Curly forgot his line in a scene. As Moe recalled, "his eyes rolled back, he fell on the floor and started spinning around like a top." And thus, the “Curly spin" was...
  • ...How helmets, grenades and guns discarded during World War II have been swallowed up by tree...

    04/11/2014 7:50:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11 April 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    Long after the dust from the last battle has settled, the dead have been laid to rest and the confetti from the victory parade has been swept into the gutter, the nature continues to bear the scars of human conflicts. A remarkable series of photos taken in a Russian forest have been making the rounds on social media sites, showing what happens over time to instruments of carnage discarded in the woods.
  • You’ll never guess what this [beekeeper] loves to do in his spare time [w/pix]

    04/10/2014 10:24:58 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 47 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 10 Apr 2014 | Mark Molloy
    -snip- He successfully attracted a whopping 460,000 bees, weighing over 45kg (99lbs), local media reported. Good effort. Mr Ping broke the Guinness record for World’s Heaviest Bee Suit in 2012 when he attracted more than 330,000 of the flying insects.
  • Crocodile Caught Wandering Around California Mall

    04/10/2014 7:37:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Yahoo! News
    Crocodile caught wandering around California mall ROSEVILLE, CA — Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall. California Fish and Wildlife officials have taken custody of the croc, are feeding it rainbow trout and will likely donate it to a zoo. Police say the crocodile was apparently left outside the Roseville store by someone who didn't want it anymore. The animal had grown to 4-feet long, and its jaws had been wrapped shut with heavy-duty tape. There was a note identifying it as a Nile crocodile and...
  • CNN Unveils New Primetime Schedule, Adds Mike Rowe

    04/10/2014 9:14:14 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | 4-10 | THE DEADLINE TEAM
    "Mike Rowe’s new series Somebody’s Gotta Do It brings viewers face to face with men and women who march to the beat of a different drum. In each episode, Rowe visits unique individuals and joins them in their respective undertakings, paying tribute to innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, collectors, fanatics – people who simply have to do it. This show is about passion, purpose, and occasionally, hobbies that get a little out of hand."
  • How would you like your ants' eggs sir? Business booms for farmers of Indonesia’s most bizarre food

    04/10/2014 6:30:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 04:36 EST, 8 April 2014 | Jill Reilly
    The ant eggs are an alternative food that is rich in protein and vitamins. They can be used in a variety of recipes - some people boil them in a soup - the 'texture of the eggs should be comparable to a soft boiled chicken egg.' Another popular way to use them is to put a few tablespoons in a salad and mix them into the leaves.
  • Italian court recognizes gay marriage for first time

    04/10/2014 12:22:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    An Italian court on Wednesday recognized a gay couple as married for the first time in Italy, which does not have any form of official acknowledgement of same-sex unions. The court in Grosseto in Tuscany ordered the city council to list the couple, who had their wedding in New York in 2012, as married in a ruling that was immediately hailed by gay rights campaigners as historic. “This is an unprecedented case in our country,” Sergio Lo Giudice, a senator for the Democratic Party and a former head of the watchdog Arcigay, told reporters. …
  • Teenagers smuggle WWI bombs on a Heathrow jet bound for Chicago

    04/09/2014 11:53:13 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 9 Apr 2014 | Daniel Binns
    Heathrow Airport has been forced to defend its security after a pair of students smuggled two large World War I artillery shells on to a plane and flew to the US. Baggage screeners made the discovery when the teenagers landed in Chicago, sparking a major incident. It is believed they picked up the 75mm munitions as souvenirs while on a school trip to a former artillery range in France. The find prompted the evacuation of O’Hare International Airport by the FBI before officials concluded there was no risk of the shells exploding. It is not clear how the students, aged...
  • Topless mom arrested for McDonald's rampage says she was NOT on drugs

    04/09/2014 8:40:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | April 8, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporters
    A 41-year-old mother-of-two who was caught on camera ransacking a Florida McDonald's wearing nothing but a thong has spoken out about her rampage, saying she does not remember anything about the incident but was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time.
  • A Dog Ran Alongside a Metro-North Train From the Bronx to Manhattan and Didn’t Die

    04/09/2014 2:16:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/9 | Caroline Bankoff
    On Tuesday morning, a very energetic dog decided to follow a Metro-North train as it left the Bronx's Mott Haven Junction en route to Grand Central Station. Running on a parallel track, she stuck with the commuters all the way to Manhattan. This could have ended badly but, luckily, the train's engineer, Joseph Delia, turned out to be a dog person — or, at least, a person who didn't want to see an animal die gruesomely on the tracks. Delia told the New York Post that, at one point, the dog "got past the lead car while the train was...
  • Sheep Born With Human Face in Saudi: Owner

    04/09/2014 11:37:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 78 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    It died just a few hours after its birthAn ewe sheep in Saudi Arabia gave birth to a sheep with a human face but it died just a few hours after its birth, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. The ewe had given birth to the bizarre baby sheep at a farm in the southern town of Samita after a nine-month pregnancy although such animals normally have average pregnancy period of five months, the Arabic language daily Sabq said. “I was very surprised when this sheep remained pregnant for nine months as humans,” its owner Abu Abdullah said. “I was shocked...
  • Breeder involved in mating that produced killer Houma 'pit bull' denies wrongdoing

    04/09/2014 10:40:11 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | April 09, 2014 | Robert McClendon
    The breeder whose dog sired Niko, the 130-pound dog who killed a 4-year-old Houma girl in March, says his animal is being wrongly blamed. "I know everyone is blaming Kimbo, and I don't think it's right," said Gustavo Castro, a California man, in a conversation via Facebook messenger. Kimbo, famous in the world of XL American bully breeding, was Niko's father. After Niko's attack, several other owners of Kimbo's progeny said in online forums that their dogs were also unstable. One man, Zach Dank, said his Kimbo son attacked him, breaking his forearm and tearing through the muscle. He said...
  • 6 Scientifically Proven Things Men Can Do To Be More Attractive

    04/09/2014 7:34:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/09/2014 | Matt Johnston
    Every man wants to know what will make him irresistible to women — especially when it comes to things he can change and control. How much time should he spend at the gym? What colors look best? Should he shave? We turned to science for answers.
  • PETA seeks to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home into vegan eatery: report

    04/09/2014 7:32:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 2:06 PM | Joe Kemp
    An animal rights group is taking a stab at buying the childhood home of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in an effort to transform the Ohio house into a vegan eatery. In a letter last week, PETA president Ingrid Newkirk asked a real estate agent about the Bath Township home and proposed making it a restaurant “to respond to the past with something positive,” the Akron Beacon Journal reported. Newkirk compared the way animals were slaughtered to the way Dahmer treated the 17 victims he was convicted of killing. […] Richard Lubinski of Stouffer Realty, who is handling the sale of...
  • Habanero Peppers To Blame For Evacuation Of Jeffco Open School

    04/09/2014 7:22:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    denver.cbslocal.com ^ | April 8, 2014 5:50 PM
    Firefighters were first alerted to the toxic substance around 12:45 p.m. Monday. Dozens of children had to be decontaminated as a precaution. Firefighters say their monitors were able to pinpoint the substance to the school’s playground. Firefighters were not able to identify the source but they were able to rule out some other possible causes. “District teams are in the process of washing the playground equipment and wiping down surfaces inside to ensure that the school is free of any residual pepper oil,” Reeves said. “The wood chips in the area where the peppers were found are being replaced.”
  • Orlando, Fla ... Man Burns Down His Apartment to Kill Bug Infestation

    04/08/2014 7:36:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jeff Weiner,
    Man started fire to burn bugs in 'deplorable' apartment, report states A man pulled from a fire on Sunday night told authorities that he started the blaze accidentally — while trying to burn the bugs in his apartment, the Orlando Police Department said. Orlando police and fire crews were called to the fire at an apartment building on Lakeview Street, near Lake Concord just north of downtown Orlando, about 11:30 p.m. The man was rescued from his burning apartment and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center to be treated for smoke inhalation, according to Orlando police. An officer who checked...
  • Watch This Woman Steal a MacBook From a San Francisco Cafe

    04/08/2014 5:47:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Mon., Apr. 7 2014 | Erin Sherbert
    Update: Police say they've busted the Macbook thief. Read our story here. A blog post ago we told you about some ballsy people who were tipping over Smart Cars in various San Francisco neighborhoods. So while we were on the subject of brazen fools, we decided to show you some surveillance of a latte-drinking thief who reportedly stole a computer from a downtown coffee shop. A local iOS developer is on the hunt for her Macbook which was snatched from the cafe while the victim was in the restroom. The only good part to this is that the victim was...
  • Celebrities That Look Like Mattresses (photo gallery with descriptions)

    04/08/2014 11:48:01 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 9 replies
    Facebook - Walthamstow (unofficial) Tourist Board ^ | March 21, 2012 to present | Warpdog
    Celebrities desperate to get the Walthamstow look
  • Out of Place in Time: Was This Hammer Made 100 Million Years Ago?

    04/08/2014 6:13:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Epoch Times | ^ | April 3, 2014 | Tara MacIsaac,
    Kuban said the stone may contain materials that are more than 100 million years old, but that doesn’t mean the rock formed around the hammer so long ago. Some limestone has formed around artifacts known to be from the 20th century, so rocks can sometimes form fairly quickly. Baugh’s website says, however, that the fossils in the stone surrounding the hammer “retain fine detail, indicating that they were not reworked, but [are] part of the original formation.” This would suggest the fossils and the hammer are from the same time period, that the fossils did not just get mixed up...
  • PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home into a Vegan Restaurant

    04/07/2014 7:42:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 7, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    PETA wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home into a vegan restaurant People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) does not shy away from attention grabbing news stories when it comes to furthering their cause of animal rights. As reported by the Akron Beacon Journal, the organization’s president, Ingrid E. Newkirk, recently wrote a letter to the real estate agent who listed infamous serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s childhood home for sale. In the correspondence to agent Richard Lubinski, Newkirk said that PETA would like to turn the Ohio house into a vegan restaurant and “respond to the past with...
  • Justin Bieber barred from Miami nightclubs

    04/07/2014 2:15:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    mercury news ^ | 4/7/14 | Tony Hicks - Contra Costa Times
    Miami nightclubs don't like Justin Bieber. Various sources apparently told TMZ that last week Bieber's people tried reserving tables at LIV, Story, and Adore ahead of Bieber pulling into town for the weekend, but were refused. The website reported Bieber's people promised to spend big money, but were told no. Of course, Bieber isn't yet 21. But that apparently hasn't stopped the clubs from welcoming the Beebs in the past.
  • Retired art teacher committed suicide because of frustration with modern life

    04/07/2014 12:35:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9:32AM BST 06 Apr 2014 | Claire Carter
    A retired art teacher committed suicide at the Dignitas clinic because she was frustrated at the lack of interaction in modern life, because of our reliance on computers and the Internet. The 89-year-old, who asked only to be identified as Anne before her death, was frustrated with the trappings of modern life, including fast food, consumerism and the amount of time people spend watching television. Anne, a former electrician with the Royal Navy, was not terminally ill or seriously handicapped and traveled to Dignitas in Switzerland last month. Before her death she told the Sunday Times: “People are becoming more...
  • Emirati Wives in Bad Health Ask Husbands to Marry Again… But the Husbands Refuse

    04/06/2014 3:44:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, April 06, 2014
    Two Emirati wives suffering from serious illnesses set an example of love and sacrifice when they asked their husbands to marry again. Their husbands were equally loving and sacrificial and rejected their wives’ requests. The two separate cases have been handled by Dubai’s government family guidance centre which said it was struck by such mutual feelings. The first case involved a woman who is suffering from cancer and wanted her husband to have another wife after she felt she no longer can please her husband. “She came to us after she failed to persuade her husband to marry. She said...
  • Gay men divided over use of HIV prevention drug

    04/06/2014 1:14:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2014 12:11 PM EDT | David Crary
    It’s the Truvada conundrum: A drug hailed as a lifesaver for many people infected by HIV is at the heart of a rancorous debate among gay men, AIDS activists and health professionals over its potential for protecting uninfected men who engage in gay sex without using condoms. Many doctors and activists see immense promise for such preventive use of Truvada, and are campaigning hard to raise awareness of it as a crucial step toward reducing new HIV infections, which now total about 50,000 a year in the U.S. Recent efforts range from think-tank forums and informational websites to a festive...
  • Meet Gwendolyn Chapman : Jackson MS Candidate (humor)

    04/05/2014 9:21:58 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/1/2014 | WAPT
    I can't catch my breath. Seriously. XD
  • Miami Man, 73, Burned Trailer Home Because Occupants Were Lesbians: Police

    04/04/2014 7:11:21 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    NBC ^ | By Brian Hamacher
    A 73-year-old Miami man was arrested on attempted murder and arson charges after police say he tried to burn down his neighbor's trailer home containing two women and eight children because the women are lesbians. Braulio Valenzuela-Villanueva is also facing a hate crime charge over the blaze that was sparked early Saturday at the River Park Trailer Park at 2260 Northwest 27th Avenue, according to a Miami-Dade Police arrest report released Wednesday. Valenzuela-Villanueva was being held on $230,000 bond Wednesday, jail records showed. An attorney was not listed.
  • ATM glitch gives homeless man $37,000

    04/04/2014 4:42:14 PM PDT · by perfect stranger · 23 replies
    WGME ^ | April 3 2014
    SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- It's something we've all imagined at one time or another, going to an ATM and having the machine mistakenly spit out thousands of dollars. Never happens, right? Guess what? It did happen at a bank ATM in South Portland early Thursday morning. This all started at one in the morning, when officers were called to a TD Bank branch on Maine Mall road. A transient was inside the bank sleeping beside the ATM. Officers went inside and moved him along. But, he came back.
  • Grandmother Wrongly Declared Dead, Frozen Alive in Hospital Freezer Before Struggling to Escape

    04/04/2014 3:19:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    Maria de Jesus Arroyo was moved into a morgue freezer while she was still alive, court documents claim. She froze to death while trying to break free from her body bag. The family intends to sue.A grandmother, Maria De Jesus Arroyo, who was prematurely declared dead later awoke in a hospital's freezer and desperately struggled to get out before eventually freezing to death, according to court documents. Maria De Jesus Arroyo, 80, was prematurely declared dead by a Los Angeles hospital following a 2010 heart attack. Court documents claim she woke up in a freezer and struggled to escape. A...
  • Japan Held a Speed-Eating Contest for Their Grossest Food

    04/04/2014 3:14:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Travel Yahoo ^ | March 25, 2014
    Japan’s latest eating contest puts Coney Island’s famous hot dog-eating contest to shame. At least most people like hot dogs. The city of Mito in Japan recently held a speed-eating contest to see which contestant could eat the most natto: a slimy, fermented bean paste that, according to the Japanese blog Kotaku, “smells like dirty socks.” Natto has been dubbed by foreigners (and some Japanese), as the nation’s most disgusting food. It may well be Japan’s vegemite. Natto is made from fermented soybeans, and looks like its held together by sticky strings. In Eastern Japan it’s known as a delicacy,...
  • (faces of the enemy) Jihad Selfies: These British Extremists in Syria Love Social Media

    04/04/2014 12:29:31 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 3 replies
    Vice ^ | Dec 5 2013 | By Aris Roussinos
    After being publicly sacked by al Qaeda leader Aymann al-Zawahiri and accidentally beheading a fighter from one of their main allies in Syria, it’s fair to say the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS)’s PR campaign has suffered in recent weeks. So, like any half decent group of militant extremists, they obviously want to address this slip. Unfortunately, a traditional media outreach is very difficult for them, given ISIS’s policy of kidnapping journalists. So they've turned, like many before them, to social media. Over the past few weeks, foreign fighters from ISIS and their subgroup the Muhajireen Brigade have been...