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  • Joe Torre Feels ‘Terrible’ Over Not Mentionung Steinbrenner During Former Hall of Fame Speech

    07/28/2014 1:19:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    New York Daily News ^ | July 27, 2014 | Anthony McCarron
    The former Yankees manager spoke for 28 minutes Sunday in Cooperstown, making only a passing reference to Steinbrenner. Torre immediately regretted the omission, saying that he 'missed thanking the most obvious guy in the world.'Joe Torre certainly didnÂ’t look like a guy who had just fulfilled a lifelong dream and taken his place amongst baseballÂ’s all-time greats. Just moments after finishing his Hall of Fame speech Sunday, TorreÂ’s face was ashen. He was frowning. He was crestfallen that he had blown it by not talking more about what George Steinbrenner had done for him, what The Boss had meant to...
  • Bizarre: A Prophet Who Hasn't Had a Bath for 13 Years!

    07/27/2014 5:30:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Vanguard (Nigeria) ^ | July 26, 2014 | EBUN SESSOU
    How would you react if you heard there was a sane man who hasn’t taken a bath for more than 13 years and is not smelling? Impossible, you might exclaim. may be odd, but it is true. It is the oddity of this story and curiosity that compelled Saturday Vanguard to take a two day trip to Ibadan, Oyo state, in search of this man: one prophet Wale Olagunju, the presiding Bishop of Divine Seed of God Chapel Ministries in Ibadan, Oyo State, who has neither taken a bath nor had sex with his wife since 2001! Testimonies regarding his...
  • Real-Life 'Snakes on a Plane' Get Man Denied Entry to Russia

    07/27/2014 3:55:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    In an incident recalling the film "Snakes on a Plane," hundreds of reptiles took to the skies after being smuggled onto a passenger flight — only this time the route was not Honolulu-Los Angeles but Düsseldorf-St. Petersburg. The press service for the regional branch of the animal health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor reported Tuesday that it had stopped a passenger, who was attempting to bring 180 exotic reptiles into Russia via St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport. The man, who had flown in from Germany's Düsseldorf, was carrying 180 live snakes, lizards, frogs and turtles in his rucksack and cabin baggage, Interfax reported, citing...
  • SPOTTED: Hotties Walk Crabs Down the Street in Beijing, Draw Gawkers

    07/27/2014 1:47:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    Saucy young Beijing girls in low-cut tops and booty shorts walk their crabs down the street in Sanlitun, drawing many gawkers. We assume they didn't have time to walk their jumbo shrimp, or crayfish. Pedestrians snap pictures of the ladies and their curious "crabwalk".
  • Passerby Struck by Car Amid Comic-Con ‘ZombieWalk’

    07/27/2014 12:08:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 | Monica Garske
    The victim was not part of the ZombieWalk, according to event organizers A passerby was hit by a car Saturday evening while the annual Comic-Con ZombieWalk took over downtown San Diego, the San Diego Police Department confirmed. The incident happened at 2nd and Island avenues just after 5:30 p.m. Police said a deaf family with small children in the car was stopped at an intersection, waiting for participants of the ZombieWalk to cross. After several minutes the 48-year-old father driving the car slowly rolled forward trying to get out of the area. According to the SDPD, several people from the...
  • Overjoyed Dog Passes Out When Girl Returns Home After Two Years

    07/26/2014 2:42:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    MyFox8 ^ | JULY 25, 2014
    Overjoyed dog passes out when girl returns home after two years
  • Wanted Man Mocks Police on Facebook Post of own Mugshot, Gets Caught Next Day

    07/26/2014 2:14:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 26 Jul 2014
    A wanted man assisted in his own arrest after using Facebook to mock police by commenting on his mugshot. Maryland police uploaded the mugshot of Roger Ireland, 28, in their #WantedWednesday posts following his violation of his parole terms. Ireland then bragged ‘Y’all will never catch me,’ in the comments on the post. Other users began to tag Ireland’s family members in the comments section, prompting him to post further nonsensical comments, such as: ‘Stay tha **** out my **** get yall **** 2gether b4 u find room 2 peak bout mine im out on 3 bails.’ Within 24 hours...
  • Couple Locked Son in Trunk to Cure Fear of Dark: Police

    07/26/2014 1:57:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Jul 26, 2014
    A Pennsylvania couple charged with locking their 5-year-old son in the trunk of their moving car -- to cure his fear of darkness -- will spend two years on probation in a program for first-time offenders. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports 26-year-olds Jeffrey and Danielle Lenhart, of Latrobe, entered the program Thursday in Westmoreland County. The Lenharts weren't required to plead guilty to endangerment charges, and can ask the court to expunge their arrest records if they complete probation without incident. Police say the couple gave their son a flashlight and told him to look for candy in the trunk during...
  • Fox Won't Televise Canyon Jump Where Knievel Failed

    07/26/2014 11:23:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Fox Broadcasting officials say they will not televise two daredevils' efforts to jump southern Idaho's Snake River Canyon where Evel Knievel failed 40 years ago. A spokeswoman told The Times-News Wednesday that the television network opted out because of budget concerns and not enough production time. Texas motorcycle daredevil "Big Ed" Beckley and Hollywood stuntman Eddie Braun say they will
  • Loose Bull Elk 'Stressed' by Attempted Selfies Caught in Garden City

    07/26/2014 11:16:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KTVB ^ | July 25, 2014
    A bull elk is back in the wild after a wild night in Garden City. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says someone called police to report seeing an elk in a vacant lot at 42nd and Adams Street. The responding officer called Fish and Game. A conservation officer found the elk, which appeared to be stressed. Fish and Game says people were getting too close and trying to take "selfies" with the animal. Because of the stress, the elk ran off through the neighborhood including Veteran's Parkway. "When people get this close to a wild animal, the stress...
  • Seven-Year-Old Swede Cycles to Berlin

    07/26/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 24 Jul 2014
    Edvin Blomdahl is seven-years-old. He also cycled from Sweden to Berlin, a journey of 370 kilometres, in four days. "We actually thought we would take a week to make the trip, but then we didn't have time. We thought we might have to take the train for part of it," the boy's mother, Linda Blomdahl Petersson, told The Local. "But then on the first day we biked 103 kilometres, and we thought, 'This may actually work'. When we booked the trip it felt like a half crazy idea." The family took their bikes to the Swedish town of Trelleborg, cycled...
  • Minor league GM gets prostate exam [on the field, during baseball game]

    07/26/2014 1:13:00 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    -snip- Myrtle Beach Pelicans' general manager Andy Milovich stuck his head out of the press box to sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch while a doctor below and out-of-sight performed the screening.
  • Lithuanian Bartender Sets Man's Face on Fire While Making Cocktail

    07/25/2014 7:06:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A bartender in Lithuania was making a cocktail called "Flaming Lamborghini" - but instead of the drink, she set a patron's face on fire. This footage on LiveLeak shows the dangers of drinking a dangerous cocktail of flames and liquor, with a customer suffering severe facial burns. The incident happened on July 11, according to online reports. The bartender accidentally sets the man on fire at 0:35. Some of the customers near the man helped put out the flames, and the bartender is seen handing the man a towel. According to the video description, none of the staff was able...
  • Robber Fails Because He Can't Speak German

    07/25/2014 6:02:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 25 Jul 2014
    An armed robber fled a Berlin supermarket empty-handed in frustration over his lack of German language skills. The unidentified man entered the store in the city's Mitte district, placed a rucksack on the counter, produced a knife and started gesticulating wildly at the two female staff members, police said. He then vaulted over the counter and continued a series of hand gestures that only further confused the women, aged 28 and 29. "The offender said something unintelligible but the threatened shopkeeper did not respond," police said in a statement. One ran into the street calling for help, prompting the man...
  • Two Women to Be Lashed for Swearing on 'WhatsApp'

    07/24/2014 6:40:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2014
    Women were also jailed 10 days in the first sentence of its kind in Saudi ArabiaA Saudi court sentenced two local women to 10 days in prison and ordered them lashed 10 times each after they were found guilty of swearing at each other on WhatsApp. The judge at the court in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah tried to reconcile the two but they refused and insisted on charging each other. “The judge had no choice but to sentence the two and make them write a statement not to abuse each other again,” Arar daily said, adding that...
  • Woman Converts to Islam Day Before She Dies in Abu Dhabi

    07/24/2014 6:34:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Married to Muslim in Abu DhabiA woman who had stuck to her religion despite her marriage to a Muslim finally decided to convert to Islam while she was in hospital in Abu Dhabi having treatment for cancer. A day after she converted, the woman died. The woman had been bed-ridden in hospital for months before doctors told her husband that her case became incurable after cancer spread through several parts of her body. A day before her death, her husband called the Abu Dhabi judicial department and asked them to send a woman for his wife to perform her conversion...
  • Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery [Nekkid!]

    07/24/2014 1:44:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.miamiherald.com ^ | 07-24-2014 | Staff
    BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into a southwest Florida eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest." In fact, waitress Nancy Sansevieri is still laughing after police released surveillance video Wednesday showing the college-aged men — two naked and one clad in underwear — stealing 60 hamburgers from Doc's Beach House in Bonita Beach. Police say the men broke in early Sunday and left a trail of red peppers on the beach. Doc's general manager Lou Bangert told the News-Press of Fort Myers (http://newspr.es/1pevKLk ) that he's never witnessed such...
  • British Man Builds Giant Fart Machine, Aims It At France

    07/24/2014 12:55:15 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7-24-14 | Andre Walker
    An inventor from Stamford in Lincolnshire has embarked on a project to build the world's biggest fart machine - and then aim it straight at France. Colin Furze plans to place the machine on top of the white cliffs of Dover so that the French can hear it 21 miles away.
  • Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs

    07/24/2014 5:15:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 40 replies
    The Mirror ^ | 7-24-16 | Betsy Rothstein
    The Architect of the Capitol took emergency measures Wednesday to handle a bed bug problem in a Senate Office Building, including closing off a restroom for a couple of days with yellow police tape. So watch out Senate aides and tourists approaching the sixth floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Bedbugs are not easy to shake. The trouble began prior to a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing held Wednesday in which some attendees—lobbyists, presumably—employed people to wait in line for them. This is a common practice and sources tell us it falls under the jurisdiction of the Rules Committee...
  • Teen Goes Into Coma After Eating Toxic Fish

    07/23/2014 5:35:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | July 22, 2014
    Austin Goncalves, 15, is recovering after going into a coma. He went into the coma after he got fish poisoning from a snapper in the Bahamas. Austin is finally eating food for the first time in week. “I’m on anti-seizure medication,” he told WTSP. Earlier this month, Austin caught a mutton snapper that his mom cooked for dinner. “I couldn’t eat, couldn’t breath,” Austin told the station. “This was very serious,” his mom, Karen Goncalves added. “It could have ended our lives.” Austin, his friend, Karen, and her boyfriend were all suffering from Ciguatera, which is a potentially fatal illness...
  • She's Simply Happy to Be 100

    07/23/2014 5:29:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Thursday, Jul 24, 2014 | Ming Xuan
    Her hearing isn't great, and her legs are weakening too. She doesn't have much appetite either, often finishing only a small portion of her meals. But you will never hear Madam Chua Sua Teh complaining about her age. Indeed, the 100-year-old woman can still play a mean game of Wii bowling. Despite the usual effects of ageing, Madam Chua is simply happy that she has hit the 100-year mark this year. She told The New Paper last Thursday in Teochew: "I don't worry myself with thoughts about death or illness, I simply live one day at a time, and make...
  • Can Simply Being Near the Ocean Wash Away Stress?

    07/23/2014 5:17:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    CBS ^ | July 22, 2014
    A new book sets out to answer some big questions about the brain and bodies of water. "Blue Mind" explores why so many of us are drawn to the ocean, and how this scientifically connects to our health and happiness, CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports. Most of us know that feeling of calm we get when we are on, in or just near the water. "This is what you want if you're in the midst of a stressful week," said Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist and conservationist who lives near the central coast of California. "You just want...
  • Caught on camera: Argument between woman and mall Staff Turns Ugly

    07/23/2014 4:52:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    An argument between a woman and the staff of a Giant supermarket at Pelangi Leisure Mall in Johor Bahru got violent after she was accused of stealing. A video has been circulating online of the woman refusing to cooperate with the staff, hitting and throwing things at them. In the video, the woman can be seen shouting and pulling her trolley away after being asked to go to the staff entrance. A male employee then pulls the trolley towards the back of the store, but the woman then tries to grab a table off the display and throws it at...
  • English Man Believes He Has photographed God, or 'Sean Connery or Karl Marx'

    07/23/2014 2:55:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | July 23, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    <p>An amateur photographer who took a fascinating photo is now making comparisons between God, Sean Connery and Karl Marx -- and it's not because he is a huge fan of James Bond or communism. Jeremy Fletcher was going for a evening walk near the Wash in Norfolk when he decided to take a picture.</p>
  • 2015 Chevy Volt gets larger battery, though range remains the same

    07/23/2014 11:00:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    green.autoblog.com ^ | Jul 18th 2014 6:30PM | By John Beltz Snyder
    The Chevrolet Volt isn't changing much for the 2015 model year. According to specifications uncovered by Inside EVs, though, the new Volt's battery does have a slightly larger capacity. According to the spec sheet, this doesn't translate to increased range. Real world driving, though, might tell a different story. The 2015 Volt's battery storage is slightly higher than the outgoing model's, up from 16.5 kilowatt-hours to 17.1 kWh. According to GM's manager of electrification technology communications, Kevin Kelly, speaking to Green Car Reports, the increased capacity is "a late change done in the cell... just another continuous improvement to surprise...
  • Cops: Main Line McDonald’s Worker Was Selling Drugs While On The Job

    07/23/2014 10:20:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    philadelphia.cbslocal.com ^ | By Brad Segall, Walt Hunter, Steve Beck
    RADNOR, Pa. (CBS) — A worker at a McDonald’s on the Main Line was serving up more than a happy meal, police say. Investigators say what he is accused of doing in the parking lot was illegal and now he is facing serious charges. According to investigators, the worker, identified by Radnor Police as 29-year-old Allen Trammell, at the Lancaster Avenue McDonald’s in Strafford was selling crack cocaine in the parking lot of the restaurant while he was on the job. Investigators say Trammell was a street level dealer who through word of mouth may have been making upwards of...
  • MH17 crash video showing Chaff falling from sky (IMHO)

    07/23/2014 4:21:00 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/23/2014 | self
    I was browsing video on Youtube of the MH17 crash scene and noticed something unusual. The source of the video is Russian Television, but posted to Youtube on the 17th here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fjpB5gw3iM in line with the timeline of the crash. Best views :16-:30 in. I searched post-by-post here at FR back to the 17th and didn't see any Title asserting this had been observed. Notice the Chaff falling from the sky...
  • Police Draw Colorado Springs Man Out of Apartment By Unplugging Illegal Utilities Connection

    07/22/2014 9:45:15 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 21 replies
    The Gazette ^ | July 22, 2014 22:36 GMT | Emily Donovan
    A Colorado Springs man was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant after police drew him out of his apartment southeast of Airport Road and South Academy Boulevard. Nicholas Rogers, 34, was wanted on a felony menacing warrant. Police looked for him at his apartment in a complex in the 700 block of Chapman Drive. No one answered the apartment door, but police found an extension cord running from his residence to an outlet in the laundry room, an illegal utilities connection. Police disconnected the cord and hid in the laundry room to wait. After about half an hour, Rogers left...
  • A guest list fit for a prince! The Queen joins Harry, Zara and Kate at Kensington Palace

    07/22/2014 5:44:25 PM PDT · by abb · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 23, 2014 | Rebecca English
    The Queen was among the guests at Kensington Palace for Prince George's first birthday party She was joined by Prince Harry, Zara and Mike Tindall, the Middleton clan and Kate's childhood friend Emilia d'Erlanger The latter joined the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George on a trip to Buckingham Palace this morning George's first birthday party has been organised by Carole Middleton and has a Peter Rabbit theme During the party, guests will tuck into a special cake made by George's Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo Grandparents Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were notable absentees but did...
  • Snoring Wife Drives Husband to Divorce

    07/22/2014 5:37:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, July 21, 2014
    Blames overweight wife for refusing to compromiseA 40-year-old Yemeni citizen, identified as Yassin, divorced his wife because of her snorting, the ‘Al Rai’ newspaper has reported. The husband said that his wife used to eat many nuts and chocolates till she now weighs more than 80kg, up from her original 50kg, the paper reported. He added that she refused to undergo any diet or weight- loss programme. However, the final straw for the man was her snoring at night, which he attributed to her weight. The report quotes the man as saying: “We have three children, but she does not...
  • Thousands of Litres of Beer Close Motorway

    07/22/2014 5:32:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Jul 2014
    Thousands of litres of beer were spilled on a motorway near Duisburg in western Germany on Monday night, when a truck carrying several hundred crates of Bitburger toppled over, shutting the Autobahn. Germans damage World Cup trophy at afterparty (21 Jul 14) Police find cannabis growing on motorway (18 Jul 14) Burglars steal 300,000 litres of beer (15 Jul 14) The truck was on the A40 motorway heading towards Dortmund and was approaching the A3 motorway towards Arnheim at the Kaiserberg interchange. The 66-year-old driver then lost control of the vehicle and slid off the road. Hundreds of bottles were...
  • Germans Damage World Cup Trophy at Afterparty

    07/22/2014 5:09:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 Jul 2014
    Germany’s long and rowdy World Cup celebrations did not just take a toll of fans and players – the trophy was also damaged on Sunday night at the afterparty in Brazil as the team celebrated victory over Argentina. President of the German Football Association (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach told Spiegel that a “small piece of it was chipped off”. “Don’t worry about it,” he added. “We have specialists who can fix it.” The 63-year-old added the culprit had not been identified, despite their “persistent” investigation. “The investigation was terminated without result,” Niersbach added. After beating Argentina 1:0 in the World Cup...
  • Mystery Behind Giant Hole in Siberia Clearer as 2nd Discovered

    07/22/2014 4:57:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Jul. 22 2014
    The craters, believed to be formed by an underground explosion, are now filled with snow and ice. Reindeer herders in Russia's Far North have discovered yet another mysterious giant hole about 30 kilometers away from a similar one found days earlier. Located in the permafrost of the subarctic Siberian region of Yamal, which means "end of the earth" in the local Nenets language, both craters appear to have been formed in recent years and have icy lakes at their bases. Scientists who examined the first hole theorized that it could have been created when a mixture of water, salt and...
  • GCC 'Millionaire' Caught Begging in Saudi Arabia

    07/22/2014 4:38:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Police found bank deposits receipts worth Dh1.2m and expensive four-wheel car with himSaudi police arrested an Arab man for begging although he had in excess of SR1.2 million (Dh1.2 million) and an expensive four-wheel vehicle. Police said the unnamed man, a resident of a nearby Gulf country, is visiting the Gulf kingdom on a tourist visa with his wife and three children, adding that he was found to be staying in a luxury furnished apartment in the Western Saudi port of Yanbu. “We found large sums of cash with him and receipts for bank deposits…he had a total of more...
  • Saudi Women Blamed for High Divorce Rates

    07/22/2014 4:33:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
    Saudi woman have been blamed more than men for the high divorce rate in the Gulf Kingdom and one of the main reasons is their disobedience. A study issued this week by a local legal centre showed there are 11 key reasons for the surge in divorces in the world’s largest oil exporter. Six of them are related to women and four to men while the 11th reason has to do with the couple’s families and their interference in their marital life, showed the study by the Riyadh-based consultancy Centre for Legal Training. “One of the main reasons for the...
  • Police: Mayfly hatch causes 3-vehicle crash on bug-slicked Wis. road

    07/22/2014 12:04:18 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    News 800 ^ | 7-22-14 | ap
    Police say a large hatch of mayflies may have caused a three-vehicle crash on a Wisconsin road. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the road had become slick from the mayflies Sunday evening, causing at least one of the drivers involved in the crash to lose control of her vehicle. They also said visibility was limited at the time of the crash. Two people were injured in the crash, but only one person was taken to a local hospital.
  • If you want to prove you don’t hate gays, all you have to do is worship at their feet

    07/22/2014 10:57:36 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | July 22, 2014 | Matt Walsh
    I have never in my life encountered a religion as oppressive, cold, and stiff as Progressivism. I’ve never known a faith more eager to burn heretics at the stake. Even a fundamentalist Iranian Muslim would flinch if he came face to face with a western liberal’s rigid dogmatism. I imagine that even a Saudi Arabian Islamic cleric would take one look at how American left wingers react when anyone deviates ever so slightly from their established orthodoxy, and say to himself, “man, these people REALLY need to chill.” The Cult of Leftism has many tenets, and it demands full compliance...
  • Here's The Insane Russian Theory That MH17 And MH370 Are The Same Plane

    07/22/2014 9:45:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/22/2014 | ELLEN KILLORAN, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
    One of the more outrageous conspiracy theories about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 surfaced in the days following the destruction of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week. The theory, which originated in Russia, holds that MH17 and MH370 are actually the same plane and that the U.S. military arranged for the second flight, filled with corpses, to be blown up over eastern Ukraine. This theory was described in a widely read account in the New Republic on Sunday by Russian-American Jessica Ioffe, which argued that Russian civilians were being fed a uniformly skewed interpretation of the events that brought...
  • It's My Birthday!!!

    07/22/2014 8:51:58 AM PDT · by Focault's Pendulum · 42 replies
    The Wayback Machine ^ | 7/22/2014 | FP
    Signed up July 22, 1999. Please help me celebrate and take look at the linked postAt the time, it was the second longest thread on FR. The longest was Arthur McGowan's "Please Don't Ping Me." It had 1100 replies. So click the link to see some old friends, many are still here. Unfortunately some have passed on or passed out.
  • Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives (All White Males-Must See)

    07/21/2014 8:53:31 PM PDT · by equalator · 52 replies
    I find it interesting that all of Texas' Most Wanted criminals are categorized as "White." Gotta boost those crime numbers!
  • Crocodile Wedding: Mexican Town Mayor ‘Marries’ Reptile

    07/21/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Joel Vasquez Rojas, the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, married the reptile – dressed in a white gown – at the city hall and then shared a dance in front of packed party of local residents. According to local tradition, the crocodile is a princess whose marriage to the town mayor will bring in an abundance of seafood for fisherman on the Pacific coast. ‘As young people, this means a lot,’ said local resident Eduardo Zarate 'It’s the greatest treasure our ancestors have left us.’ For safety, the crocodile’s jaw was wired shut for the day. ‘It is my wish...
  • Man’s Dream of Fourth Wife Soiled by Pakistan Army Assaults

    07/21/2014 3:53:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 18 July 17, 2014
    Pakistan’s ongoing military operation may be making headway in clearing militant hideouts, but it has shattered the dream of one father of 36 children — to take a fourth wife. Gulzar Khan is one of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled the North Waziristan tribal area since the army moved in to clear longstanding bases of Taliban and other militants. Escaping the military advance meant leaving the 35-room house he shares in the North Waziristan village of Shawa with around 100 family members, including wives, children and grandchildren. The 54-year-old grumbled that paying to transport his brood used...
  • The Cornish Beaches Where Lego Keeps Washing Up

    07/21/2014 3:35:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | 20 July 2014 | Mario Cacciottolo
    A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides. "Let me see if I can find a cutlass," says Tracey Williams, poking around some large rocks on Perran Sands with a stick. She doesn't manage that, but does spot a gleaming white, pristine daisy on the beach in Perranporth, Cornwall. The flower looks good for its age, seeing as it is 17...
  • 200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

    07/21/2014 2:28:03 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 07-21-2014 | Staff
  • Insta-Mars: Crew Wraps Up Mock Mission With Pictures Of Their Hawaiian Adventure

    07/21/2014 12:26:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | July 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Howell on
    It’s the final countdown for a hardy group of people who have been on “Mars” for the past four months. On Friday (July 25), the HI-SEAS crew will make their return after simulating Red Planet exploration in Hawaii. And you can bet there are certain things they are missing about the outside world, or “Earth”. “I haven’t seen a tree, smelled the rain, heard a bird, or felt wind on my skin in four months,” said Casey Stedman, the commander of the latest Hawai’i-Space Exploration and Analog Simulation, said in a statement on Instagram’s blog yesterday (July 20). Added chief...
  • Arizona Man Wins Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

    07/20/2014 4:20:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Sunday, Jul 20, 2014
    Wally Collins of Phoenix triumphed over 130 other entrants, including his son Matt Collins, late Saturday night at Sloppy Joe's Bar. The bar was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway during the 1930s.A white-bearded Arizona restaurateur has won Key West's annual "Papa" Hemingway Look-Alike Contest on his sixth attempt. Wally Collins of Phoenix triumphed over 130 other entrants, including his son Matt Collins, late Saturday night at Sloppy Joe's Bar. The bar was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway during the 1930s. Related: Hemingway Look-Alikes "Run With the Bulls" in Key West Competitors in sportsman's attire paraded before a judging panel of...
  • McIlroy Soars With Double Eagle Finish at Open (Incompetent Sportswriter?)

    07/20/2014 3:39:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 19, 2014 | Allan Kelly
    A sensational double eagle finish from Rory McIlroy gave him a six-stroke cushion going into the final round of the British Open as he crushed a chasing pack of challengers who tried and failed to hunt him down during a rain-hit third round. SNIP But by the time he reached the 12th hole that had vanished and he was caught in a dogfight with American shot-maker Rickie Fowler, hungry to win his first major. That was when McIlroy, who had been struggling off the tee, produced his best golf of the week at Royal Liverpool. A birdie at 14 eased...
  • Selena Gomez ‘Pray for Gaza’ Post Draws Praise

    07/20/2014 3:30:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Gulf News ^ | July 19, 2014 | Layelle Saad
    Pro-Israeli fans have attacked celebrities for posts expressing solidarity with PalestiniansSelena Gomez is the latest celebrity to express solidarity with Palestinians suffering under Israel’s brutal assault of Palestinians in Gaza The young pop star posted a message on Instagram on Friday urging her followers to ‘pray for those families and babies today’. While many of her fans praised her post, the singer was attacked by pro-Israeli fans and unfollowed by many. On Tuesday, Barbados-born pop star Rihanna posted #FreePalestine on her Twitter feed, but deleted it eight minutes later after she received a barrage of replies criticising her. Instead she...
  • China: Giant yellow rubber duck swept away in flood

    07/20/2014 8:58:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/18/14 | BBC
    A giant yellow rubber duck floating on Nanming River in China's south-west Guizhou Province has reportedly been swept away by floodwaters just months after it exploded on display in Taiwan. The 18m (59ft) sculpture by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman disappeared around 19:00 local time on Wednesday, after the city saw days of heavy rainfall, the Taiwan-based Want China Times reports. Even though the duck weighs 1 tonne, and was sitting on a 10 tonne metal platform lashed to the riverbed with steel wires, it was easily dislodged by the storm. "The duck flopped over and was flushed away really quickly...
  • Workers cleaning home mistake hanging corpse for mannequin, take it to rubbish tip

    07/20/2014 1:31:44 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Saturday 19 Jul 2014 | Harry Readhead
    Two Florida men hired to clean out a vacant house mistook a hanging corpse for a Halloween-style hoax – and took it to the dump. Workers Israel Lopez, 50, and Adam Hines, 30, told authorities they were tidying the house in Spring Hill at the request of the landlord when they came upon the corpse in the garage. The pair cut it down, believing it to be a mannequin, before hauling it to the local rubbish tip where a landfill worker realised it was a body and called the police. ‘Both individuals as well as the property owners believed the...