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  • Helicopter Pilot Saves Kid's RC Plane

    02/10/2016 1:14:21 PM PST · by beaversmom · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 29, 2012 | LondonDaily!!!
    From You Tube: "...Helicopter Pilot Notices an RC Plane Is Stuck in Tree, Dangerously Retrieves It for Owner. Maybe it's the good ol' boy accent or the fact that he never puts down his cigarette while piloting the helicopter, but I'm not surprised at all that this helicopter pilot decided to maneuver his craft into a tree to retrieve a stuck RC plane. It was just a friendly thing to do." Helicopter Pilot Saves Kid's RC Plane
  • Akbar Idiots: Terror Fails and Jihadi Bloopers

    02/10/2016 6:34:44 AM PST · by Jed Eckert · 13 replies
    Funker350 ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 | Will
    "Fratricide"is my middle name. When my mortar explodes in my hand.. Allahu Akbar! When my buddy point blanks me with an anti air heavy machine gun... Allahu Akbar! When I am so incredibly stupid as a result of uncountable generations of inbreeding that the simple process of aiming my rifle is too complicated for me to fathom...Allahu Akbar! God may be great, but it's painfully obvious that he doesn't think a whole lot of you clowns. Video at link
  • Warner Music Pays $14 Million to End 'Happy Birthday' Copyright Lawsuit (public domain)

    02/10/2016 3:08:30 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 13 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | February 09, 2016 | Eriq Gardner
    Sing the song, blow out the candles, eat the cake and unwrap the gifts. According to a court filing on Monday, music publisher Warner/Chappell will pay $14 million to end a lawsuit challenging its hold on the English language's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You." Additionally, the settlement stipulates a proposed final judgment and order that would declare the song to be in the public domain. A memorandum in support of the settlement sings the praises of the deal as "truly, an historic result." U.S. District Judge George H. King will have to sign off on it. The revelation...
  • 'Yeti' Caught on Camera in Spanish Ski Resort

    02/10/2016 12:25:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Feb 2016 | Amanda Howard
    A video of a furry figure in Formigal in the Pyrenees has emerged, prompting many to wonder – does this finally prove that the abominable snowman exists?Scared skiers and snowboarders in the resort of Formigal, in the Pyrenees, are keeping their eyes peeled for a large yeti-like monster that has been spotted roaming the slopes of the ski resort in north-eastern Spain. The creature has been caught on camera by a holidaymaker – could this finally be the evidence needed to convince the world that the abominable snowman actually exists? The slightly shaky and grainy footage appears to show a...
  • Report: Jupiter man arrested for tossing gator into Wendy’s

    02/09/2016 1:52:40 PM PST · by Gamecock · 38 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Feb. 8, 2016
    A Jupiter man was arrested for throwing a live alligator into a Wendy’s restaurant drive-through east of Loxahatchee, according to our news partners at WPTV News Channel 5. Joshua James, 23, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, illegally killing, possessing or capturing an alligator, and second-degree larceny petit theft, according to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. He has not been released on bail as of Monday afternoon. WPTV reports that the incident occurred in October, but James had only been arrested recently by U.S. Marshals. Officials with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told WPTV that James...
  • Goat Taken Into Custody for Criminal Trespass, Freed Later

    02/09/2016 12:17:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Daijiworld ^ | Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    Incredible as it may sound, a goat was taken into custody by police in Chattisgarh on a trespass complaint. The goat, which was accused of being a 'repeat offender', was released later but its owner was not lucky. Abdul Hasan (40) was arrested after his goat allegedly ventured into the garden of a judge’s bungalow in Korea district, police said today, as the incident gave fodder to the opposition Congress to slam the state police. Hasan was booked under IPC’s section 447 (criminal trespass) and 427 (mischief causing damage) based on the complaint of Judicial Magistrate (first class) H Ratre...
  • Teen temptress accused of 'drugging rich men and robbing them' is arrested for the SIXTH time [tr]

    02/09/2016 10:34:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2016 | Wills Rubinson
    A teen temptress accused of drugging rich men so she can steal their cash and Rolex watches has been arrested again - for allegedly robbing a wealthy JP Morgan executive. Alexandra Martinez, 19, is said to have persuaded Vice President and Private Client Adviser Michael Briese, 31, to take her back to his $1.8 million New York condo on August 14 where she then robbed him. It is the sixth time Martinez, of Ewing, New Jersey, who has 'Love yourself so no one has to' tattooed along her arm, has been arrested for stealing items and cash from her victims...
  • Residents Of Massachusetts.Are You All Saying,"So This Is Global Warming"?

    02/08/2016 4:06:36 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 29 replies
    Todays "Blizzard From Hell" has got to have all of you laughing at John Kerry and Obama. Especially in the lower southeastern corner. So tonights weather event is due to global warming, ha? And as usual, everytime there is a severe winter event, we never hear an explanation from Kerry/Gore/Obama. And we are the insane wacko's for denying Global Warming?
  • Are Electric Cars Really Green? (Video)

    02/08/2016 12:30:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Prager University ^ | 2-8-2016 | Bjorn Lomborg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17xh_VRrnMU Do electric cars really help the environment? President Obama thinks so. So does Leonardo DiCaprio. And many others. The argument goes like this: Regular cars run on gasoline, a fossil fuel that pumps CO2 straight out of the tailpipe and into the atmosphere. Electric cars run on electricity. They don't burn any gasoline at all. No gas; no CO2. In fact, electric cars are often advertised as creating "zero emissions." But do they really? Let's take a closer look. First, there's the energy needed to produce the car. More than a third of the lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions from an...
  • Man wearing clown costume arrested for DUI

    02/08/2016 12:13:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    wiat ^ | megan miller
    [A] motorist told the deputy they saw a red Ford SUV that had been driving “erratically.” The SUV was reportedly weaving from lane to lane. When the deputy caught up to the SUV, he observed the vehicle crossing into the oncoming lane and back, and he immediately initiated a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle was dressed as a clown, and told the officer he had a few drinks at a local restaurant. He gave no indication as to why he was wearing the clown costume.
  • Scientists question Tamil Nadu government's claim that meteorite blast killed bus driver in Vellore

    02/08/2016 7:25:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    timesofindia.indiatimes.com ^ | Feb 8, 2016, 08.18 PM IST | Bosco Dominique & Karthikeyan Hemalatha
    Witnesses said the blast left a crater 5ft deep and 2ft wide. =================================================================================================================================== A meteorite crashed into an engineering college in Vellore district on Saturday , causing an explosion that killed one man and injured three others, the Tamil Nadu government said on Sunday. Scientists, however, said it wasn't clear how the government concluded that a meteorite strike caused the blast. There has been no established death due to a meteorite hit in recorded history, they said. If a meteorite indeed caused the death, bus driver Kamaraj will be the first person ever to have died in a meteorite strike....
  • 2016 election: Which candidate will triumph in the Year of the Monkey?

    02/08/2016 7:03:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/08/2016 | By Pamela Boykoff, Alexandra Field and Jason Kwok, CNN
    Hong Kong (CNN)If Donald Trump believes his victory is written in the stars, he may just be right. With the Year of the Monkey and the New Hampshire primary upon us, CNN asked Hong Kong fortune teller Priscilla Lam to divine the fates of the candidates battling it out for the U.S. presidency. A practitioner of feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of summoning good luck, she combined the art of face reading with analysis of the candidates' birthdays and current life cycles according to the Chinese Zodiac. She says the new lunar year will fuel good fortune for "earth...
  • Italian actor declared brain dead after hanging scene goes wrong

    02/07/2016 9:20:03 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    fox news ^ | 02/07/2016
    <p>Italian actor Raphael Schumacher was declared brain dead Friday after accidentally strangling himself on a theater stage during a hanging scene.</p> <p>Schumacher, 27, was performing in a production at the Pisa’s Teatro Lux on Jan. 30 when a medical student in the audience noticed that the rope around his neck looked to be too tight and Schumacher appeared to be in distress, according to Variety.</p>
  • Europe’s shift to dark green forests stokes global warming—study

    02/07/2016 8:09:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 4, 2016 2:25pm EST | Alister Doyle
    An expansion of Europe's forests towards dark green conifers has stoked global warming, according to a study on Thursday at odds with a widespread view that planting more trees helps human efforts to slow rising temperatures. Forest changes have nudged Europe's summer temperatures up by 0.12 degree Celsius (0.2 Fahrenheit) since 1750, largely because many nations have planted conifers such as pines and spruce whose dark color traps the sun's heat, the scientists said. Lighter-colored broad-leafed trees, such as oak or birch, reflect more sunlight back into space, but have lost ground to fast-growing conifers, used for everything from building...
  • Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland Referendum to Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens

    01/30/2016 10:12:20 AM PST · by ak267 · 32 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1-29-2016 | Tyler Durden
    With Citi's chief economist proclaiming "only helicopter money can save the world now," and the Bank of England pre-empting paradropping money concerns, it appears that Australia's largest investment bank's forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months away was too conservative. While The Finns consider a "basic monthly income" for the entire population, Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of around $2500 per month, with authorities insisting that people will still want to find a job.
  • Triumph the Insult Comic Dog at the Democratic Debate

    02/07/2016 6:58:24 AM PST · by CtBigPat · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/4/2016
    Triumph the Insult Comic Dog takes on the Democrats - hilarity ensues!
  • Modern Baseball Traced to Ancient Greeks

    02/06/2016 3:03:42 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 25 replies
    The Stanford Daily ^ | May 5, 1926 | Edward Sibbett
    Baseball, as baseball, is not yet half a century old. The making of the first; ball is attributed to the Lydians, and it is true that ball-playing was a favorite way of recreation with the ancient Greeks. Although the greatest game of baseball probably had its origin long ago with the stages of its evolution being marked by "Club Ball," j "Rounders,"
  • Police kill transgender man [sic] who gained viral fame last year with dog

    02/06/2016 2:11:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    washington post ^ | February 6 at 12:39 PM | Niraj Chokshi
    Arizona police shot and killed a transgender man who gained viral fame last year after uploading a video showing his service dog calming him during a meltdown. The 24-year-old, who had Asperger's syndrome, was legally known as Danielle Jacobs, but identified as Kayden Clarke and hoped to transition from female to male, friends told the Arizona Republic. Police were at his home Thursday morning after being alerted to a suicidal email he had sent out, according to the Associated Press. A pair of officers tried to talk to Clarke through an open doorway as a third officer retrieved a "less-than-lethal...
  • Trump Stumbles But Voters Don't Count Him Out Yet (New YouGov Poll)

    02/06/2016 10:57:22 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 47 replies
    YouGov ^ | 2/6/2016
    Once confident Donald Trump would win the nomination, Republicans are now split between three candidates Last week Ted Cruz notched an unexpected victory in the Iowa Caucuses - and now voters have a very different view of Donald Trump's chances in the Republican primary, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Importantly, voters are not ready to count Donald Trump out. Two-thirds of likely Republican primary voters describe his second-place finish in Iowa as more of a "temporary setback" than a sign of serious trouble for his campaign. 54% expect Trump to win the New Hampshire primary, where he remains ahead...
  • Zika: update from Brazil: towering non-evidence

    02/06/2016 10:15:54 AM PST · by SubMareener · 11 replies
    Jon Rappaport's Blog ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jon Rappoport
    It is obvious that no significant connection between microcephaly and the Zika virus has been found. It's not even close. So far, therefore, there is absolutely no reason to trumpet an epidemic of Zika. Doing so is quite insane, by any reasonable standard. Here are the principal facts in the article (after which I'll comment): * As of January 30, 2016, 4,783 suspected cases of microcephaly were reported in Brazil. * Of those, 3,670 suspected cases of microcephaly, covering the entire country of Brazil, are being investigated. * Of those 3,670, 404 cases have been confirmed as microcephaly or "other...
  • WWF (WWE) Wrestlefest, 1988 - Hulk Hogan vs. André the Giant in a Steel Cage

    02/06/2016 3:01:36 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1988
    Of course it's real Cage Match
  • Should Marco Rubio Become GOP Nominee, What Will Alan Grayson Do?,Have A Cow?

    02/05/2016 3:55:52 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 23 replies
    And at this time, we have Rubio creeping up on both Trump and Cruz. So Alan Grayson threatened to sue the Honorable and Legal American, Ted Cruz should he become the nominee?,but now there is a pretty good chance that Rubio may over-take Cruz. If so, what will be Grayson's argument? That Rubio's Parents were born in Cuba, therefore that disqualifies him? Or will Grayson claim that Rubio made it to Miami on a raft? Should we have either a Cruz/Rubio or Rubio/Cruz ticket, let the games begin with Alan Grayson!
  • Woman Crashes Her Funeral in Australia, Terrifying Husband Who Allegedly Paid to Have Her Killed

    02/05/2016 1:41:16 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    ktla ^ | 02/05/2016
    Noela Rukundo was visiting her native country of Burundi in January 2015 for her stepmother’s funeral when she was kidnapped, the mother of eight recently said, according to the Washington Post.... The Washington Post reported Kalala paid the kidnappers $7,000 in Australian dollars (about $5,000 in U.S. dollars) in the murder-for-hire plot, but the kidnappers did not believe in killing women. Instead, they kept the cash and set Rukundo free. They also gave her evidence to incriminate Kalala. Five days later, Rukundo stepped out of a car at her own funeral and approached her husband. "Surprise! I'm still alive!" she...
  • Oklahoma Animal Shelter Facing Criticism for Shooting Dogs

    02/05/2016 12:28:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    KFOR ^ | FEBRUARY 5, 20 | K. QUERRY
    An Oklahoma animal shelter is facing criticism for its euthanization policy. According to FOX 23, the Bristow Animal Shelter has been euthanizing dogs by shooting them. 'It's not humane, period,' Beth Roberts told The Daily Beast. 'The way he’s dragging them over, putting them in the hole first, then shooting them.' However, experts say it is not illegal because of the size the city. Roberts told the site that she was told workers were using a .22-caliber pistol to kill the dogs, saying, 'It’s not something that ends their life quickly.' Oklahoma law allows municipalities under 10,000 people to use...
  • Foiled Burglar Reports Italy Property Owner Over Dog Bite

    02/05/2016 12:07:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Feb 2016
    A homeowner in a town in Ravenna province was reportedly summoned to his local police station after an intruder claimed he was bitten by his dog. Doing what all good guard dogs do, the Doberman bit the man as he tried to enter the property during the night, L'Eco Di Bergamo reported. The story came to light through a local vet, Fabio Pansera, who wrote about his almost-burgled client’s misfortune on Facebook on January 28th. “Yesterday a client of mine, who owns a Doberman, was summoned by the authorities because the night before, a thief tried to get into his...
  • Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink Floyd

    02/04/2016 2:50:27 PM PST · by wtd · 68 replies
    The Scottish Sun ^ | February 3, 2016 | By RACHEL GUY
    Presidential candidate John Kasich vows to reunite Pink FloydUS PRESIDENTIAL candidate John Kasich has a new campaign pledge up his sleeve - to reunite Pink Floyd if he is elected to the Oval Office. Republican Kasich, who is the governor of Ohio, faces competition for the spot in his party from Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. However, he is hoping that a plan to get Pink Floyd back together might give him the edge. Kasich said that seeing Pink Floyd's The Wall tour in Pittsburgh was his favourite gig of all time and praised Roger Waters as an "incredible...
  • ACRONYMS!

    02/04/2016 6:47:53 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 52 replies
    2/4/2016 | By Acronym Man
    AAFP: American Academy of Family Physicians AAG: At-A-Glance AAGAM: Awarding Agency Grants Administration Manual AAP: American Academy of Pediatrics AAPHP: American Association of Public Health Physicians AAPIECA: Association for Asian/Pacific Islander Employees of CDC/ATSDR AATF: Asian-Pacific American Task Force AB: Acquisition Branch ABCS: Active Bacterial Core Surveillance ACA: Affordable Care Act of 2010 ACASS: Architect-Engineer Contract Administration Support System ACC: Agency Command Center ACDS: Associate Directors of Communication Science ACEP: American College of Emergency Physicians ACES: Accelerated CDC Extramural Awards Solution ACF: Administration for Children and Families ACH: Automated Clearing House ACMG: American College of Medical Genetics ACOG: American College...
  • Who are these obnoxious foreigners in shopping malls trying to rub hand lotion on me?

    02/03/2016 6:41:57 PM PST · by Mamzelle · 86 replies
    Very vanity | Mamzelle
    OK--was at Mall of Georgia and I was accosted by a pair of foreign-accented women trying to inveigle me into trying their filthy cosmetics at their kiosk. They were insulting and rude and I walked off. Then in the second story was another kiosk with the same behavior! I'm window shopping and they start shouting at me. Rather spoiled my time. Then a few weeks later I'm at a mall in South Carolina and they're yelling at me again, this time with a punk male. Why do the malls allow this? I got definite Middle Eastern vibes. What is going...
  • James Earl Jones and Harrison Ford devise a plan in 1992 to go back in time and kill Adolf Hitler

    02/03/2016 5:34:18 PM PST · by BBell · 12 replies
    Just some humor for you movie geeks like me.
  • Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop Accused of Assault

    02/03/2016 12:53:46 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Feb 2, 2016 | Justin Ray
    A man who has made headlines with his unusual name is accused of assaulting a college police officer and a Washington state sheriff. Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, 34, has been charged with two counts of first-degree assault, third-degree assault, third-degree malicious mischief as well as malicious harassment, according to police, who referred to him by his original name. Zopittybop-bop-bop has been reported in the past as homeless and having been diagnosed with schizophrenia. An officer at The Evergreen State College responded to a report that someone was tearing down several fliers in the entrance of the school's library when a suspect...
  • St. Cloud [FL] homeowners find catfish in mailboxes

    02/03/2016 10:57:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | Updated: 11:30 AM, February 03, 2016 | By Amanda Castro
    ST. CLOUD, Fla. - Several residents in Osceola County have found catfish in their mailboxes and yards, prompting questions whether it's a prank or something more serious. Maddison Fertic said she received an unusual delivery Monday morning when her postman discovered a large, dead catfish inside her mailbox. "I was honestly in shock because it doesn't make any sense," Fertic said. "It's just one of those things where it's, just, 'Why?'" Fertic said the fish was 12 inches long, and she had to use a stick to pull it out. "It looked like it could have been a live fish...
  • The biggest mystery in the universe is WOMEN, claims Stephen Hawking

    02/03/2016 8:19:58 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 54 replies
    Daily Express ^ | October 9, 2015 | Rebecca Perring
    He may have grappled with some of the biggest questions about the universe but Professor Stephen Hawking has revealed that one "mystery" that still intrigues him the most is women. The eminent physicist said the opposite sex is "life's most intriguing mystery", but admitted it is a mystery that should remain unsolved. The scientist was responding to questions during a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) session where he discussed a range of different subjects from artificial intelligence to his favourite song. When asked what the one mystery in life he found most intriguing was, he replied: "Women. My PA reminds...
  • Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop arrested in Washington (charged with assaulting Evergreen officer)

    02/02/2016 7:19:04 PM PST · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    KING5 ^ | 11:05 a.m. PST February 2, 2016 | no byline
    SEATTLE - A man whose name sounds more like something R2-D2 would say is accused of allegedly assaulting a Thurston County sheriff's deputy and an Evergreen State College police officer. Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, 34, has been arrested on two counts of assault as well as malicious mischief and malicious harassment. He's being held on $50,000 bail.... Zopittybop-bop-bop's name, and criminal history, have placed him in the news before. He was arrested in Wisconsin in 2012 and Iowa in 2013 on drug possession charges... ...Zopittybop-bop-bop has said his name represents, in part, "the explosion of awareness of the interconnectedness of the...
  • Why Drunk Brit Bought £300 of Pizzas for Complete Strangers Online in America

    02/02/2016 2:32:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Mirror ^ | ALEXANDER LERCHE
    Thoughtful Daniel Sobey-Harker was labelled the 'Jesus of the internet' when he showered commenters online with free pizzaA British man has spent more than £350 buying pizzas for complete strangers in the United States of America - because he was drunk. Daniel Sobey-Harker generously put a post on social media site Reddit offering to buy a pizza for someone in the US. But the 27-year-old got into a bit of hot water when he was struggling with payment options. He eventually purchased two digital Bitcoins, completely unaware that they were worth £350. Daniel revealed that he became so frustrated...
  • ... 'Mutant' sea creature with a nose, feet, tail and WINGS baffles Caribbean island

    02/02/2016 10:56:21 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 33 replies
    The sea creature was caught in the port of Windward on the tiny island of Carriacou, a few miles from Grenada. ... Veteran fisherman Hope McLawrence, 74, who found himself staring into the eyes of the 'alien' creature when he hauled in his nets, admitted he was astounded and baffled. The foot-long beast had two feet with toes, no fin, a long bone on its back and 'a perfect human nose immediately above its mouth' according to Mr McLawrence ... The fish is believed to be a frogfish, an ambush predator that can eat almost anything that will fit into...
  • Amur the Siberian Tiger Strikes Back At Bully Goat Timur

    02/01/2016 2:34:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1/29 | ALEXEY EREMENKO
    How long can you bully a tiger? Quite a while, in the case of Timur the goat and his big cat pal Amur who live together in a safari park. The unlikely bromance hit the headlines in November when Timur was sent into the predator's enclosure as one of the feline's twice-weekly meals of live animals. The goat obviously did not know he was meant to be afraid of tigers and gave a horned rebuttal to attempts to eat him. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Embed FROM DEC. 4: Feisty Goat Still in Charge in Tiger's Cage 0:21 On Friday, Amur...
  • Physics of brain wrinkles copied in a jar

    02/01/2016 12:53:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    bbc ^ | Jonathan Webb
    Scientists have reproduced the wrinkled shape of a human brain using a simple gel model with two layers. They made a solid replica of a foetal brain, still smooth and unfolded, and coated it with a second layer which expanded when dunked into a solvent. That expansion produced a network of furrows that was remarkably similar to the pattern seen in a real human brain. This suggests that brain folds are caused by physics: the outer part grows faster than the rest, and crumples. Such straightforward, mechanical buckling is one of several proposed explanations for the distinctive twists and turns...
  • Indian Boy, 16, Killed Taking Selfie in Front of Train

    02/01/2016 10:10:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    The National ^ | February 1, 2016
    An Indian teenager was struck and killed after he tried to take a photo of himself in front of an oncoming train, police said Monday, in the latest deadly accident involving selfies. The passenger train ran over the boy shortly after he stepped onto railway line to snap the picture in the southern city of Chennai, while walking home with friends on Sunday evening. “It was a freak accident. More youngsters are now addicted to taking selfies,” railway police officer S Ramuthai from the Chennai suburb of Tambaram said.
  • Burger King employees break windows after prank call about gas leak, Morro Bay police say

    02/01/2016 9:31:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    Tribune News ^ | January 31, 2016
    A prank call to the Morro Bay Burger King late Saturday night about a fake gas leak led to major damage for the business, according to a news release from the Morro Bay Police Department. Employees of the Burger King on 781 Quintana Road received a call from someone who indicated that they were a representative from the fire department advising of an emergency, according to reports. The caller said that the business’ windows needed to be broken for ventilation, and the store’s employees allegedly complied. The Morro Bay public safety team, including both the police and fire departments, responded...
  • "No Colors Allowed"

    01/31/2016 2:10:14 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Facebook ^ | 1/31/16
    Video at link.
  • Ted Cruz Endorses Applejack for Best Pony

    01/31/2016 6:54:14 AM PST · by CtBigPat · 16 replies
    http://www.ozy.com/ ^ | 1/31/2016 | Nick Fouriezos
    I’ve just jumped from a hay bale to the upper rung of a bleacher seat — it’s the only way I can see Cruz, surrounded by fans, cameras and boom mics. Now I’m looking down, and the Texan with slicked-back hair, a rugged outdoorsman’s jacket and hiking shoes is talking about ponies. “What’s your favorite My Little Pony?” Cruz asks his tiny supporter, a little girl who is wearing a Rainbow Dash beanie. ”Twilight,” she says. “I have two daughters, and they love Twilight,” Cruz says, before adding, with a grin: “My favorite, though, is Applejack. I just think she’s...
  • Is this the hand of God? Incredible cloud formation above Portugal looks like a fist from Heaven

    01/31/2016 5:43:26 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 January 2016 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    An incredible cloud formation which appeared over the skies of Portugal has been dubbed the 'hand of God'. The cloud took the form of a fist from Heaven with a hand holding a fireball as it dominated the skyline across the island of Madeira on Monday. And weather blogger Rogerio Pacheco, 32, could not believe his luck when he looked up at the clouds while commuters made their way to work in the morning rush hour...
  • Hero Female Shark Eats Bothersome Male Shark

    01/30/2016 8:24:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | January 30, 2016 | Helen Holmes
    It is a truth universally acknowledged that a female shark in possession of an intimidating set of teeth has every right to consume, digest, and eventually vomit back up any smaller male sharks who happen to get in her way. According to BBC, this exact scenario indeed took place this week at the COEX Aquarium in Seoul as the result of a turf war between a female sand tiger shark and a male banded hound shark. Says Newsweek: This act of shark cannibalism likely was the result of the sharks bumping into one another. “Sharks have their own territories,” an...
  • Massachusetts tattoo artist gives away free Donald Trump tattoos

    01/30/2016 8:24:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    whnt ^ | 01/30/2016
    Bob Holes, owner of the Clay Dragon Tattoo in Seabrook, Mass announced this week that the is offering free Trump tattoos. It can be anything related to the Republican Presidential candidate. People have chosen his face, which took less than an hour, and his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."
  • [WACKO ALERT] Explosive research claims the moon could be man-made by humans from the future

    01/30/2016 2:33:59 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 85 replies
    Daily Star ^ | January 30, 2016 | Rory McKeown
    For billions of years, the moon has been the Earth's visible companion - and source of intrigue. It is considered to be our planet's only natural satellite and widely accepted to have been created by "The Big Whack" - from debris left over after a huge impact between Earth and an asteroid. But what if the moon is not as natural as we believe and is actually man made? Researchers Christopher Knight and Alan Butler have spent years writing and compiling scientific theories that the moon may have been created by us or even aliens. They claim there are a...
  • Passenger Opens Plane's Emergency Door 'For Fun'

    01/29/2016 10:33:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Another smokes onboard By Staff Two passengers on Jet Airways were reported to police for breaking rules in separate incidents last week in India. One of them opened the aircraft’s emergency door while it was parked in the bay in Mumbai, India. The passenger claimed he “just did it for fun”, reported NDTV. A FIR has been registered against him. Meanwhile, in a separate incident another passenger on Jet Airways was caught smoking in the flight washroom. Co-passengers alerted crew members who requested him to put out the cigarette immediately. And once the flight landed at Mumbai airport, he was...
  • Oklahoma Couple Arrested for Shoplifting, Blames Doctor’s Advice for Crime

    01/28/2016 10:14:00 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KFOR ^ | DALLAS FRANKLIN | JANUARY 28, 2016
    An Oklahoma couple is blaming a doctor’s advice for their recent shoplifting arrest. Jayson Harrison and Samantha Bevens were arrested for trying to steal $600 worth of items from a Broken Arrow Walmart, Fox 23 reports. After the couple’s arrest, they reportedly told police that they were seeing a doctor who told them to “pretend to shop” instead of stealing. According to Fox 23, they said the doctor told them to fill a shopping cart and leave it at the front of the store to fight the urge to steal. But, Harrison and Bevens ended up pushing the cart right...
  • Bill Nye: ‘If NASCAR embraced electric cars it could change the world’

    01/28/2016 8:53:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 104 replies
    digitaltrends.com ^ | 01/28/2016 | andrew hard
    Nye recently penned an op-ed for digital culture magazine Aeon, in which he argues that NASCAR should make the switch to electric-powered vehicles. In his mind, NASCAR is a celebration of "old tech," one that reinforces the automotive status quo and hinders progress from a social standpoint. And while the environmental benefits of an industry-wide change are obvious, the former mechanical engineer sees another benefit of the EV switch. "Just think what an electric race would be like," Nye wrote. "It would be faster, and quiet. You could talk to the person next to you. The drivers could probably hear...
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  • Breitbart News Nominated for ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ News Site

    01/27/2016 6:28:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 27, 2016 | Staff
    The Iranian-funded Islamic Human Rights Commission has nominated Breitbart News Network as one of the contenders for ‘Islamophobe of the Year’ in their annual display of navel-gazing. Their rationale appears to be Breitbart London’s reporting on the European migrant crisis and radical Islam.