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  • Spiders in Pakistan encase whole trees in webs - weird pics at link

    01/09/2012 9:00:26 AM PST · by illiac · 18 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | 3/11 | Mother Nature Network
    Even the elders in Pakistan's Sindh province admit they've never seen anything like it: whole trees encased in webs by millions of invading spiders. The mysterious phenomenon may be an unexpected result of the devastating floods that swept over Sindh in 2010, reports Wired. According to scientists, the spiders likely collected in the trees after fleeing from the rising floodwaters. At their height, the floods covered as much as a fifth of the country and displaced as many as 20 million people. One unexpected blessing from the bizarre post-flood event is that the hungry spiders seem to be significantly reducing...
  • Mother Arrested For Tattooing Baby

    12/17/2011 10:56:55 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies · 2+ views
    KISS FM 96.9 ^ | December 14, 2011 | tommythehacker
    Mother Arrested For Tattooing Baby So I’ve seen parents tattoo there child’s name on them that’s a common thing. I have also even seen portraits of their kids face, or even the baby’s footprint tatted on them. But this one definitely caught my attention to the point I had to ask myself ‘Is this chic serious’? A women from Albany, New York – A local New York State resident, Franny Trokerns was arrested early this morning after being turned in by her babysitter. After the babysitter noticed the child was constantly screaming as if the baby was pain she took...
  • Fur-lined underwear has been banned in Uzbekistan after authorities deemed it too sexy

    12/16/2011 8:26:09 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 27 replies
    Fur-lined underwear has been banned in Uzbekistan after authorities deemed it too sexy I could have guessed why the big shots in Uzbekistan did not like those furry undies. I would like to make you guys familiar with the situation we have had in Uzbekistan since several years. As you probably know the most popular TV channels are still russian ORT, RTR, STS etc. Erotic movies and films with adult content are shown very often. The uzbek authorities are very strict regarding nudity on the TV screens, that is why the viewers in Uzbekistan can watch the movies but when...
  • Planet Kolob to Mormons: It’s not our weird beliefs, it’s our credibility

    12/13/2011 8:11:29 AM PST · by Colofornian · 95 replies
    Mormon Matters.org ^ | Jan. 10, 2008 | John Hamer
    We know there’s a problem. Here’s how the bulk of us as Mormons see the problem: SYMPTOMS: Americans have an anti-Mormon bias which manifests itself on the right with Evangelicals who call Mormonism “non-Christian” (and who cost Mitt Romney the Iowa Republican Caucus) and on the left with secularists and atheists decrying Mormonism’s foundational stories as an obvious “fraud.” DIAGNOSIS: Mormons are “persecuted” by non-Mormons for their “weird” beliefs. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT: De-emphasize (or eliminate) weird beliefs. Explain Mormonism using highly-nuanced language, which we (as Mormons) believe will satisfy non-Mormon ears (“milk before meat”). We keep going back to the doctor...
  • Woman accused of performing sex acts after massages

    12/09/2011 7:24:17 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 53 replies
    KLTV, Tyler, Texas ^ | 12/8/11 | Anonymous
    Investigators say a woman told police that she did not think it was illegal to perform sexual acts on massage clients at her home if she asked permission first. Police began an undercover investigation after a complaint was filed on about possible prostitution by a concerned citizen. Witnesses reported that men were arriving at the residence and staying no longer than an hour before leaving. Police began surveilling the home and questioning the men as they left the residence. An undercover police detective went to the residence as a customer with $150. He was wired with an audio transmitting device...
  • (Sasquatch vs. Nanny State) Bigfoot Takes Free Speech Claim to NH High Court

    11/20/2011 3:30:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Boston.com ^ | November 5, 2011 | Lynne Tuohy
    Bigfoot takes free speech claim to NH high court Bigfoot is taking his First Amendment case to New Hampshire’s top court. When Jonathan Doyle of Keene donned a Bigfoot costume and set out to videotape staged sightings of the fabled ape-like creature on Mount Monadnock two years ago, state park officials put the kibosh on his escapades, saying Doyle and his friends had failed to pay $100 for a special-use permit 30 days in advance and secure a $2 million bond. But such requirements stifle free speech and artistic expression and are too broad to pass constitutional scrutiny, say Doyle...
  • Man Arrested for Boosting Butts With Cement, Fix-A-Flat

    11/18/2011 8:02:18 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    ABC ^ | November 18, 2011 | Dan Childs
    Florida police on Friday arrested a man suspected of administering dangerous and illegal butt-boosting shots – injecting at least one woman with a cocktail of substances including cement, glue and tire sealant. And, believe it or not, that man is the person pictured above.
  • 7 Billionth Baby Born on Planet Earth!

    11/11/2011 2:35:29 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 10 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 11-11-11 | Jerry McGlothlin
    This FaithIssues video shows the exponential population growth of human beings from a biblical perspective. The bible says in the book of Daniel that in the last days man will travel to and fro and knowledge will increase. And along with that has been a huge population increase. Enjoy this video and share it with your friends. Thank you. Faith Issues Link to video: http://www.youtu.be/KlNYwsAQYzQ
  • Shark upstages surfer at competition

    11/11/2011 1:02:11 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 9 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV
    It was the first time the competition was conducted in San Francisco and there was bone-chilling water temperatures along with the usual Bay area wind. But just as surfer Dusty Payne of Hawaii braved the cold to ride a wave, a SHARK (flash scary shark with loud music or sound effect) appeared in the water and SCARED THE DAYLIGHTS out of Dusy who described the sight as quote, "the biggest fin I've ever seen in my life coming at me. I've seen dolphins and it wasn't a dolphin." unquote. So, not only did Dusty lose it, but he also lost...
  • PYTHON EATS 76-POUND DEER IN FLORIDA

    11/11/2011 1:09:23 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 137 replies · 1+ views
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    A gigantic python snake in Florida ate a 76-pound adult deer. The 16 foot long Burmese python was one of the largest pythons discovered to date in the sunshine state. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s exotic species coordinator Scott Hardin, if these huge snakes aren’t killed, they could migrate northward. A government sanctioned shotgun blast stopped this snake from its potential journey to Atlanta or the Carolinas. And just how any inches around did the beast’s belly have to measure in order to covert a 76 pound Bambi into breakfast? 44 inches. Oh, and what is the average...
  • Deputies: Dead Man In Bathtub Had Been There Since May

    11/01/2011 1:30:30 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    wpbf.com ^ | 27 Oct 2011 | unattributed
    LAKE WORTH, Fla. -- Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputies said a man's body discovered in a bathtub had been there since at least May. Sheriff's office spokesman Eric Davis said Wednesday the identification of the man will not be official until the medical examiner's office confirms it. Davis also said deputies found the victim's wife inside the home when they executed a search warrant Monday. Now detectives want to know why she never reported the death.
  • (Obamanomics in Action) Eat the Old: Could Mass Cannibalism Solve a Future Food Shortage?

    10/28/2011 8:36:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | October 28, 2011 | Adam Hadhazy
    Eat the Old: Could Mass Cannibalism Solve a Future Food Shortage? The global human population is set to hit 7 billion on Oct. 31, and by century's end it will stand at 10 billion, according to the United Nations. That's a lot more mouths to feed. There's a very good chance that generating food from traditional farming and livestock practices will not be able to keep pace with this boom. What if a worldwide food shortage were to become so terribly dire that people resorted to eating . . . people? In such a dreadful event, the most-sensible first choice...
  • Japanese artists capture and kill rats, turn them into Pikachus

    10/28/2011 7:33:02 AM PDT · by Will75 · 8 replies
    blastr ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Krystal Clark
    "Some Japanese fans have taken their love of the Pokémon character Pikachu too far. Members of a performance art collective called Chim Pom have re-created multiple, true-life versions of the character using (wait for it)—dead rats!"
  • The Seven Weirdest Things About Moammar Gadhafi

    10/21/2011 2:03:51 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/20/2011 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Col. Moammar Gadhafi, the dictator who ruled Libya for 42 years, was killed by rebels in his hometown of Sirte on Thursday. A dictator who oppressed his own people and sponsored terrorism abroad, Gadhafi's legacy will be stained by violence. But beyond his brutality, Gadhafi will be remembered for something else entirely… being a first-class weirdo. In no particular order, ABCNews.com brings you the seven weirdest things about Moammar Gadhafi.
  • UFO Phil has plans for pyramids in two states

    10/19/2011 6:07:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    ourcoloradonews.com ^ | 19 Oct 2011 | Norma Engelburg
    The Manitou Springs man who wants to build a pyramid on top of Pikes Peak will soon be talking to the U.S. Forest Service about the project. Phil Hill, better known as UFO Phil, will be back in Colorado for a meeting after spending the past several months in California talking to National Park Service officials about installing a similar pyramid on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay. Hill said plans for the pyramids, which would be nearly exact replicas of Egypt’s Giza Pyramid, were given to him by humanoid aliens with whom he has been in contact since he...
  • Anita Perry: Husband Rick Perry "brutalized" by media, the GOP because of his faith

    10/13/2011 1:21:33 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 225 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 10/13/11 | Wayne Slater
    Anita Perry, campaigning for husband Rick Perry in South Carolina, suggests he's been "brutalized" by the media and the GOP because of his faith. Perry is the most religiously expressive candidate in the Republican field. He hosted a seven-hour Christian prayer rally in August in advance of entering the presidential race. And at last week's Values Voters Summit, he was introduced by a Dallas Baptist pastor who said rival Mitt Romney is not a Christian and Mormonism is a cult. Perry has suffered several extremely bad weeks, stumbling in the debates and losing the coveted endorsement of New Jersey Gov....
  • Driver killed after surviving plunge off I-80

    10/11/2011 11:23:21 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    timesleader.com ^ | 12 Oct 2011 | Times Leader Staff
    NESCOPECK – A truck driver survived a crash down a steep embankment Tuesday, only to be struck and killed by another vehicle after climbing back to the roadway. The crash occurred Tuesday morning in the eastbound lane of Interstate 80 near exit 256, Conyngham/Nescopeck. It shut down the highway’s eastbound lane for several hours as investigators pieced together the scene and recovered the truck. State police at Hazleton said the driver lost control of the tractor-trailer and traveled off the shoulder of the highway and down an embankment, coming to a rest on its side at the bottom of the...
  • Hit Man Falls in Love With Victim, Disguises Murder With Ketchup

    09/23/2011 2:05:47 PM PDT · by Sopater · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 23, 2011
    A hired hit man in Brazil never got the job done. Instead, he fell in love with his victim and conjured a plan to fake her death with the help of some ketchup, the U.K. Daily Mail reports. Carlos Roberto de Jesus was hired by Maria Nilza Simoes to murder Iranildes Aguiar Araujo, whom she suspected of having an affair with her husband. But the plan went awry when de Jesus fell in love at first sight with his intended victim and confessed the plot. The pair then conjured up a plan to fool his employer into believing he had...
  • "Wierd Wisconsin" book & Obama little boy photo?

    09/22/2011 4:36:48 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Sep 22, 2011
    I checked out a book from my 'pubik' library titled WEIRD WISCONSIN and lo and behold on page 20 I discovered an old photo of Obama as a little boy. But I can't copy and paste the photo. Check out this link and see if I am right: Click the forward arrow to page 20. http://books.google.com/books?id=mnsGPoAglWgC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false
  • Planner for elementary students celebrates ‘sex workers,’ transgenderism, ‘LGBTTQQI2S’ agenda

    09/18/2011 10:36:45 AM PDT · by NYer · 44 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 16, 2011 | PETER BAKLINSKI
    TORONTO, ON, September 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A father of a six-year-old student in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) says he was shocked to discover what the school board considers to be “Days of Significance,” reports the Toronto Sun. In the “Days of Significance”  calendar in his son’s 2011-12 daily planner, Jaak Purres discovered days devoted to transgendered people, prostitution, gender identity, and Dyke marches. “I was looking through this thing and was shocked,’” said the outraged father. “It’s just bizarre! He’s six. I want him to enjoy being six.” Purres pointed out that the planner comes from a...
  • D.C. police officer ordered held without bond in shooting

    09/03/2011 12:12:01 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3 Sept 2011 | Andrea Noble
    A Metropolitan Police Department officer accused of drunkenly opening fire on a car full of people that included transgenders will be held without bond as he awaits trial. “It sounds like he’s a dangerous person,” said Jeffrey Light, an attorney with D.C. Trans Coalition. “I’m not convinced that just because he’s a police officer he’s not going to do it again.” D.C. Superior Court Judge Ann O'Regan Keary on Friday ordered Officer Kenneth D. Furr held without bond. He faces one charge of assault with a dangerous weapon stemming from an Aug. 26 shooting that occurred while the officer was...
  • [West Virginia] Breaking News: Wayne County Building Collapses on Cars

    WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A building has collapsed on several parked in a lot in Wayne County. Wayne County dispatchers tell WSAZ.com it happened along Route 152 in the parking lot of KFC at about 4:00 p.m. Sunday. Click here to find out more! Dispatchers say the Builders Supply Company building collapsed on top of at least four cars parked in the lot. Witnesses say another car may have been hit as well. No injuries have been reported. Wayne County firefighters and sheriff's deputies are investigating. WSAZ.com has a crew on the scene. Keep clicking WSAZ.com for the latest...
  • (Drug Raid Yields Tombstones) ... Tombstone Mystery in Drug Case

    08/17/2011 7:02:54 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    The Press-Enterprise ^ | Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | DARRELL SANTSCHI
    Tombstone mystery in drug case San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators are left with a mystery following the discovery of 24 cemetery headstones in the backyard of a Loma Linda home they were searching for evidence in a drug case Tuesday. One of the headstones was tentatively traced to Montecito Memorial Park in Colton, sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. But a spokeswoman for the cemetery's parent company said workmen found a headstone in place on the grave in question. Lisa Marshall, spokeswoman for Service Corporation International, said no markers were reported missing and that the company is cooperating with investigators. Deputies...
  • WA animal control looking for coyote stuck in jar

    07/23/2011 10:48:40 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 12 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | 7/23/2011 | unknown
    A young coyote is eluding animal-control officers in Seattle even though its head is stuck in a jar. The Seattle Times reports that animal shelter officers tried to track down the 3- to 4-month old pup on Friday in the woods of the Rainier Beach neighborhood. But even without eating for a while, the pup had enough spunk to scurry away. Seattle Animal Shelter supervisor Ann Graves says officers are concerned for the pup because its head has been stuck in the jar for about a week now. Graves says shooting the coyote with a tranquilizer remains an option, but...
  • Motorcyclist hurls through van window, lands in rear seat

    07/22/2011 2:22:05 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 23 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc ^ | 22 July 2011 | unattributed
    Driver was unaware of new passenger after 'non-injury collision with a twist' A Southern California motorcyclist rear-ended a minivan and was thrown through a window into the back seat but escaped unscathed, police said. After the incident on Thursday, the driver of the minivan continued driving and pulled into his own driveway nearby, unaware that he had a new backseat passenger, the Victorville Daily Press reported. "We're calling this one a non-injury collision with a twist," Karen Hunt, spokeswoman for the Victorville Police Department, told the newspaper. Victorville is a town of 115,000 people on the southwestern edge of the...
  • Police: Man Taking off Shorts Shoots Girlfriend

    07/22/2011 11:53:55 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 36 replies
    wibw.com ^ | 20 July 2011 | Information from: The Wichita Eagle, http://www.kansas.com
    WICHITA, Kan. Wichita police say a woman is recovering after being injured in a strange shooting. Police say the 19-year-old was shot in the chest Monday when her boyfriend began taking off his shorts as they walked along a city street. Lt. Randy Reynolds say a gun the 18-year-old boyfriend was carrying in waistband fell to the ground and fired, hitting the woman. Reynolds says the Wichita man first told police a car had driven by and fired shots at the couple, but later changed his story. The man was arrested. Police did not say why he was taking off...
  • U of M researchers discover gene required to maintain male sex throughout life

    07/20/2011 11:52:44 AM PDT · by decimon · 24 replies
    University of Minnesota ^ | July 20, 2011 | Unknown
    Researchers find that loss of gene Dmrt1 leads to male cells becoming femaleMINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (July 20, 2011) – University of Minnesota Medical School and College of Biological Sciences researchers have made a key discovery showing that male sex must be maintained throughout life. The research team, led by Drs. David Zarkower and Vivian Bardwell of the U of M Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, found that removing an important male development gene, called Dmrt1, causes male cells in mouse testis to become female cells. The findings are published online today in Nature. In mammals, sex chromosomes...
  • Shemale association of KPK registers their protest in front of Peshawar press club.

    07/11/2011 3:47:38 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 14 replies
    www.allvoices.com ^ | 11 july 2011 | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar, 11 July 2011, Member of Shemale association Peshawar has stage a protest against miss behaves of people in front of Peshawar press club. More then 30 Shemale has hold banners in which they demand from government for justice. The leader of Shemale Association Laila talk with media and said that no body consider us as human , last night we were out of city and people of the Chargano Kali has attack , he blamed that local landlord with the support of people cut our hair and misbehave with us. He said that our person goes to police station,...
  • Missing Woman Found Dead in Exhaust Duct

    06/27/2011 10:15:53 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    myfoxdfw.com ^ | 27 June 2011 | Foti Kallargis
    <p>Austin Police say the body of missing person Jamie Minor was found in a Perry's Steakhouse exhaust duct at 114 West 7th Street.</p> <p>Police said there is no evidence to indicate foul play was involved in her death.</p> <p>Detectives discovered a deceased person in the duct between the first and second floors of the building in an area that was not readily accessible.</p>
  • Video: Japanese robotic torso allows you to hug yourself

    06/24/2011 5:53:49 PM PDT · by gitmo · 27 replies
    Smart Planet ^ | June 23, 2011 | Laura Shin
    Sometimes it happens. Sometimes you’re having one of those days where you just need a hug, but none of your loved ones is around to give you one. Well, now there’s something you can do about that. The new Japanese Sense-Roid jacket allows you hug yourself. Yes, you read that right. You can hug yourself. (Let’s leave aside the question of whether this would make you feel better … or worse.) In order to use Sense-Roid, you put on a jacket that contains 36 pager motors that can vibrate and several air compressors. The jacket is connected by wire...
  • ADA activist, wildlife photo enthusiast dies at 65

    06/04/2011 12:44:00 AM PDT · by jsh3180 · 13 replies
    keysnews.com ^ | Saturday, June 4, 2011 | MANDY MILES
    A local photographer and litigious advocate for handicap accessibility in the Florida Keys died Monday at the age of 65. Michelle Wisniewski was an ardent and often unpopular activist for the Americans with Disabilities Act, and sued or threatened to sue more than 20 local businesses and the city of Key West over handicap accessibility issues. She was president for five years of the Florida-based Association for Disabled Americans, which boasts 441 civil lawsuits filed seeking compliance with the ADA, according to the association's May 2010 newsletter. It is unclear whether the association will follow through with any pending litigation....
  • Weird! Ubama takes 138 pics with supporters & his expression never changes

    05/30/2011 5:27:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    President suit ^ | 5/30/11 | Eric Spiegelman
    Barack Obama’s amazingly consistent smile from Eric Spiegelman on Vimeo.
  • In a Sanctuary City, An Illegal Immigrant Gets the Death Penalty

    05/27/2011 10:48:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 26, 2011 | David Paulin
    Areli Carbajal Escobar, a violent 32-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico, had a long rap sheet. Over the years in the sanctuary city of Austin, Texas, police and prosecutors had many contacts with him. Yet Escobar was never deported. Now, immigration problems are the least of Escobar's worries. Last week, a Travis County jury sentenced him to death for the brutal rape and murder of a high school honor student. Texas may lead the nation for executions, but most condemned murderers aren't from Austin, the capital, and surrounding Travis County -- for both are enclaves of liberal Democrats in an otherwise...
  • The human balloon: Truck driver survives being INFLATED after air brakes tube pierced his bottom

    05/25/2011 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Celtic Cross · 40 replies
    DailyMail.co.uk ^ | May 25 2011 | Richard Sheers
    'It felt like I had the bends, like in diving. I had no choice but just to lay there, blowing up like a balloon' When he became a lorry driver, Steven McCormack probably felt he could handle the stresses of the job. But the 48-year-old New Zealander couldn't have anticipated quite what sort of pressure he would have to endure. Mr McCormack was blown up like a balloon after falling on to a compressed air tube in a freak accident. The end of the tube pierced the flesh of his left buttock, forcing compressed air at the rate of 100...
  • Woman Awakens From Surgery Speaking in Foreign Accent

    05/21/2011 1:18:49 PM PDT · by Windflier · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | May 5, 2011 | Marissa Cevallos
    As medical oddities go, this incident stands out: A lifelong resident of Oregon went to the dentist for surgery and awakened from sedation speaking in a British, or somewhat-British, accent. The 56-year-old woman appeared Thursday on NBC’s "Today," answering questions in what this MSNBC story describes as “an odd mixture of Irish, Scottish and northern British, with perhaps a dash of Australian and South African for good measure.”
  • Mexican Pointy Boots Create A Craze In Matehuala Town In Mexico (Video)

    05/16/2011 5:07:26 PM PDT · by Renfield · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Batangas Today ^ | 5-16-2011 | Shella Marie Gutierrez
    MATEHUALA, Mexico – The Mexican pointy boots that were said to have started by a certain “Cesar of Huizache” created a craze in Matehuala town in Mexico, international news reported. As noted from several news sites, it was said that the idea of having a pointed boots started when a customer only known as “Cesar of Huizache” made an odd request to Dario Calderon, a shoemaker, to create him a pair of boots with pointy toes. The pointy boots created by Calderon was seen being wore by Cesar of Huizache to Mesquit Rodeo nightclub, where he danced with a handkerchief...
  • British woman beheaded in Tenerife supermarket

    05/14/2011 9:06:45 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies
    theolivepress.es ^ | 14 May 2011 | unattributed
    A BRITISH woman was attacked and decapitated in a Chinese supermarket in Los Cristianos on the holiday island of Tenerife yesterday afternoon. Witnesses said the deranged man used a large knife or machete he picked up in the supermarket to stab and decapitate the 62-year-old woman, a resident on the island. He then ran out into the street covered in blood, carrying his victim’s head and telling passers-by, “This is my treasure”. Police arrested the man as he was struggling with a security guard and members of the public and trying to escape. Spanish media reports name the suspect as...
  • Disgrace: Pastor Makes Believe He was Navy SEAL, Aspects of Seagal Movie, GI Jane in Stories

    05/11/2011 10:03:49 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/11/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    It seems like people want credit for being heroes-- even when they are far from it. Now that Osama bin Laden has met his end at the hands of Navy SEALs, there are many that want to jump on the bandwagon. One case is a pastor from Pennsylvania, Jim Moats, who has been telling his congregation for five years that he was a Navy SEAL in Vietnam: Apparently at least part was based on Steven Seagal's 1992 film Under Seige: Among other things, Moats said he was subjected to waterboarding when he trained at Little Creek Amphibious Base in Virginia...
  • Africa: Male genitalia tops witchcraft list (Most popular trafficked body part)

    05/08/2011 11:29:31 PM PDT · by Stoat · 18 replies
    The Daily News (South Africa) ^ | May 6, 2011 | Nompumelelo Magwaza
    Male genitalia tops witchcraft list May 6 2011 at 08:14am By Nompumelelo Magwaza flickr.com Male genitalia are the most sought-after human body part for use in harmful traditional practices, including witchcraft, in South Africa and Mozambique. This is according to a research report released by the Mozambican Human Rights League in partnership with Childline South Africa in Durban on Thursday. The study also found South Africa had created a market for body parts trafficked from Mozambique. The research showed that at least one mutilation occurred in both countries every two weeks during the 14 months of the study between 2008...
  • Jodie Foster is bullish on 'The Beaver' ( Actual Headline )

    04/26/2011 1:15:32 PM PDT · by dragonblustar · 72 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | April 25, 2011 | Rebecca Keegan
    The two-time Oscar winner came away pleased with her latest directorial effort, which tested her loyalty to costar and friend Mel Gibson.
  • Beverly man dies after yard fire mishap

    04/06/2011 3:24:46 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 39 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 6, 2011 | Katherine Landergan
    An 83-year-old Beverly man has died after suffering severe burns when his kilt caught fire while he was burning leaves and brush in his yard last week. Arthur Ciampa’s 19-year-old neighbor, Evan Smith, rushed to his aid on Thursday after hearing screams next door, Beverly police said.
  • "Weird Al" Yankovic - Fat (In honor of Michele's Vail Ribs)

    02/22/2011 6:28:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/22/11 | Wierd Al Yankovic
    Oh yeah! The first lady went had had a 1600 calorie feast in a Rib Joint in Vale. That's how you build up to pump some Breast Milk. Yee Haw! Gotta grow those veggies for the school lunch chumps... then chow down on some nice meaty meat. Yum. You go girl. Eat a rib for me.
  • Rusty Knife Removed From Man's Head After Four Years

    02/18/2011 9:44:16 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 16 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 18 Feb 2011 | KATIE MOISSE
    Surgeons at Yuxi City People's Hospital in the Yunnan Province of southern China have successfully removed a 4-inch blade from the head of a man who claims he was stabbed four years ago, according to an Associated Press report. Although the 30-year-old man, identified as Li Fuyan, said he suffered from severe headaches, bad breath and breathing difficulties since he was stabbed in the lower jaw during a robbery, he claims not to have known the blade broke off and stayed there when he was stabbed. Dr. Eugene Flamm, head of neurological surgery at Montefiore Medical Center, said it's surprising,...
  • Cat Forced to do Jury Duty

    01/18/2011 11:02:31 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 19 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/18/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    I know that there are a lot of jokes about the legal system and lawyers, but this is beyond strange. In Boston, a cat named Sal has been called in for jury duty. Sal has been ordered to arrive at a courthouse on January 23. Your tax dollars at work. I don't know what his verdict will be. Anna Esposito, wrote to Suffolk Superior Crown Court in Boston, US, to explain that a mistake had been made, but a jury commissioner replied saying the cat, named Tabby Sal, "must attend" on March 23.
  • Vanity: Is Ron Reagan Jr, the weirdest guy ever???

    01/18/2011 4:42:37 AM PST · by spacejunkie01 · 32 replies
    me | 1/19/11
    Ron Reagan, Jr. is on GMA right now. He is the oddest, most defensive guy. He acts like he's been caught doing something really wrong (which I believe he has by disparaging his father) and is hugely uncomfortable being interviewed. He's definitely in it for the money as I say. He claims he called Nancy the night before and asked her what he should tell them if they ask what she thinks and she said 'tell them I love it, made me cry, blah blah blah'...and I thought she could've gone on to say 'and I could finally get you...
  • Slain man found castrated at Times Square hotel

    01/07/2011 10:09:40 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 44 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7 Jan 2011 | AP story
    NEW YORK — Police say a 65-year-old man from Portugal who was found dead in his swank Manhattan hotel room was castrated and beaten. Police say the body was discovered nude by hotel staff after a worried friend went to check on the victim at the InterContinental New York Times Square hotel. Police are looking to speak to the victim's acquaintance. The two checked in to the hotel together on Dec. 29th. The victim was discovered Friday evening around 7 p.m. inside of room 3416. Police say he suffered serious head trauma. The medical examiner's office will determine a cause...
  • Beauty contest for goats begins in Saudi Arabia

    12/29/2010 10:06:47 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies · 6+ views
    m & c ^ | December 29, 2010 | m & c news
    Beauty contest for goats begins in Saudi Arabia Riyadh - A beauty competition for goats began on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia, as part of an auction bringing together traders and herders in the holy Muslim city of Mecca. Auction supervisor Fawzi al-Subhi said that over 170 animals are competing for the coveted title 'most beautiful goat.' He expects the winner to be sold for at least 18,000 dollars. According to al-Shams newspaper, the four-legged contestants are purebred Hijazi goats, a distinct breed named after the province in which Mecca is located. Pastoralists and their flocks still roam the Hijaz region...
  • Man who wore Whizzinator sent to state prison

    Court-ordered to undergo drug tests, a Monroe County man was caught wearing a fake penis and bladder used to cheat screens. But Raymond Hartley Jr. had a good excuse for strapping on the Whizzinator, he told a Northampton County judge last week: The probation officers kept making fun of the size of his real penis. "It's very emasculating to hear comments like that," argued defense attorney Anthony Rybak.
  • Ukraine to Open Chernobyl Area to Tourists in 2011

    KIEV, Ukraine -- Want a better understanding of the world's worst nuclear disaster? Come tour the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Beginning next year, Ukraine plans to open up the sealed zone around the Chernobyl reactor to visitors who wish to learn more about the tragedy that occurred nearly a quarter of a century ago, the Emergency Situations Ministry said Monday. Chernobyl's reactor No. 4 exploded on April 26, 1986, spewing radiation over a large swath of northern Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people were resettled from areas contaminated with radiation fallout in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. Related health problems still...
  • Hitler's plan to save Ireland

    11/25/2010 10:08:06 PM PST · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 7 replies
    The latest in Hitler meme's