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  • Taliban Invent & Deploy Bird Bomb in Northern Afghanistan ...

    11/29/2014 1:51:33 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Khaama Press ^ | Sat Nov 29 2014, | MIRWAIS JALALZAI
    Police defuse a bird bomb in northern Afghanistan For the first time Afghan police discover and defused a bomb which was planted in a bird’s body in northern Faryab province. Faryab is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, which is located in the north of the country bordering neighboring Turkmenistan. According to local police, the suspicious bird was flying over a police check point on Faryab- Jawzjan high way in Shereen Tagab distract, when police start tracking it. “The bird which also had a GPS on the top of his head was used by unknown sources possibly Taliban against...
  • "Unbearable" stench after 5,000 bats suddenly drop dead

    11/19/2014 9:03:34 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    Sunday World ^ | 11-20-14 | Daily World
    Residents in the sleepy neighbourhood of Casino, New South Wales, were left shocked when the nocturnal creatures began dropping dead and falling from trees. The deaths are said to have been caused by a 44 degree heat wave sweeping over the town and over 5,000 carcasses created an "unbearable" stench, sparking a public health warning. Council manager John Walker told the Australia Telegraph newspaper: "People should avoid the area and not try to help living bats themselves as they could bite and scratch and some carry the lyssavirus.
  • Owasso Man Arrested On Charge Of Biting Off Bowler's Ear

    11/16/2014 6:40:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 24 replies
    News 9 ^ | 11-15-14 | unattributed
    OWASSO, Oklahoma - An Owasso man was arrested for maiming after an apparent brawl at a bowling alley. James Thomas Foster bit the ear off another man during a fight at the Coffee Creek bowling alley, according to court documents. Court records state two groups of people were bowling in adjoining lanes on August 31, 2014. One group was a mother, father and daughter; the other group was made up of about seven girls. The mother told police she accidentally knocked over a drink on the shared table between the lanes, and that sparked an argument. The group of girls...
  • Kerry to Focus in Jordan on Jerusalem Tensions, Islamic State

    11/15/2014 10:27:53 PM PST · by Rabin · 5 replies
    http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov ^ | Sat Nov 15 2014 | VOA
    <p>From Jordan... a dramatic steps backward, 50-day war in July and August, and numerous recent clashes at a key religious site in Jerusalem.</p>
  • Lawyer Wearing Only Diaper When Arrested in Home Invasion, Stabbing

    11/14/2014 12:15:29 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 35 replies
    NBC Washington ^ | 11-14-14 | unattributed
    A knife-wielding attacker posed as a law enforcement officer to get inside a Virginia home, stabbed the residents multiple times then told them he'd be back to finish the job as his wife waited outside, prosecutors said. The suspect, 31-year-old Andrew Schmuhl, was wearing nothing but a diaper when he was apprehended after a car chase, authorities said Friday. These and other disturbing details emerged during a bond hearing for Schmuhl's wife, 30-year-old Alecia Schmuhl, Friday morning. The Schmuhls, both lawyers, are accused in the attack of a couple in their 60s. Police have said the attack apparently stemmed from...
  • Ku Klux Klan 'Rebranded': Group Diversifying to Include Jews, Blacks and Gays

    11/10/2014 4:30:28 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 51 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | 11/10/14 | Gopi Chandra Kharel
    The white supremacist organisation, 'Ku Klux Klan', infamous for racism and violence, is reportedly rebranding itself and opening its doors – quite surprisingly – to other members of the society such as Jews, Blacks, Hispanics and gays. ..... The white supremacist group 'Ku Klux Klan' is reportedly rebranding to including jews, black people and gays.... The move reportedly comes after John Abarr, a KKK member from Great Falls in Montana, had a discussion with the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NCAAP), although it is not exactly clear what they talked about. Abarr is a now a reformed...
  • Ancient nanostructures found in Ural mountains are out of place and time.

    09/18/2014 11:38:17 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 32 replies
    http://www.ancient-origins.net ^ | 6 September, 2014 | Leonardo Vinti
    An Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that, given their level of technology, are completely at odds with their determined age based on physical, chemical, and/or geological evidence. Ooparts often are frustrating to conventional scientists and a delight to adventurous investigators and individuals interested in alternative scientific theories. In 1991, the appearance of extremely tiny, coil-shaped artifacts found near the banks of Russia’s Kozhim, Narada, and Balbanyu rivers brought about a debate that has continued to this day. These mysterious and minuscule structures suggest that...
  • Obama's Good and Bad Touch

    09/15/2014 6:02:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker ^ | 9/15/2014 | Deborah C. Tyler
    One touch is worth a thousand words in communicating the feelings, beliefs, and values of the person taking the liberty to touch another person’s body. Good touch arises in the mental states of respect, honor, and love; bad touch arises out of disrespect, exploitation, and hate. While serving in his official capacity as Commander in Chief of the armed forces, Barack Obama bestowed consensual “good touch” on the parents of probable turncoat Bob Bergdahl. And in the same capacity he has repeatedly bestowed non-consensual, “bad touch” on the highest order of military heroes, recipients of the Medal of Honor
  • Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain

    09/12/2014 6:25:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.newscientist.com ^ | 09-11-2014 | Staff
    DON'T mind the gap. A woman has reached the age of 24 without anyone realising she was missing a large part of her brain. The case highlights just how adaptable the organ is. The discovery was made when the woman was admitted to the Chinese PLA General Hospital of Jinan Military Area Command in Shandong Province complaining of dizziness and nausea. She told doctors she'd had problems walking steadily for most of her life, and her mother reported that she hadn't walked until she was 7 and that her speech only became intelligible at the age of 6. Doctors did...
  • A Comprehensive Case for Public Book-Burnings:

    08/26/2014 3:23:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • This is eerie... Prediction from 2009... ~Vanity

    08/18/2014 5:11:01 PM PDT · by GraceG · 11 replies
    From another thread I found this on You Tube talking about the Bubba effect... this is from 2009 and while some predictions are wrong, some are so spot on it is eerie... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU8LeVmdCBk Go to the 3:00 minute mark....
  • Transgender Parents Speak Out About What Makes a Family

    08/13/2014 1:16:41 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 40 replies
    Yahoo! Health ^ | 08/13/14 | Beth Greenfield
    The transgender parents of two young children living in Kentucky are raising consciousness about family, honesty, and love this week after some splashy media coverage in the British tabloids stemming from an appearance on “The Ricki Lake Show” in 2013. “It’s good, because our goal was to have our story appear here in the states,” mom Bianca Bowser told Yahoo Health. “Our main point is to express our similarities [to everyone else], and to advocate for the transgender community.” Bianca, 32, was born a boy named Jason, while her husband, Nick Bowser, 27, was born a girl named Nicole. They...
  • Bosnian Serbs unveil statue honoring Archduke Ferdunand's assassin

    06/28/2014 5:46:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/28/2014 | Rick Moran
    This is pretty bizarre - even for the Balkans. Bosnian Serbs unveiled a statue yesterday honoring Gavrilo Princip, the teenager who pulled the trigger in Sarajevo 100 years ago today killing Archduke Ferdinand - heir to the throne of the Hapsburg Empire - and his wife. The event touched off a series of blunders, misjudgements, and misadventures that culminated in the great powers stumbling into a war that few of them wanted and none could foresee the consequences for. By the time the dust settled in November, 1918, the Hapsburg and Ottoman Empires had disintegrated, Russia had gone Communist, and...
  • US man finds lost mother in Amazon tribe (strangest story of the year!)

    05/26/2014 3:02:05 PM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    Ny Post ^ | May 24, 2014 | Maureen Czllahan
    “I didn’t want my friends to know that my mom’s a naked jungle woman eating tarantulas,” he says today. David’s mother, Yarima, is a member of the Yanomami tribe of Venezuela. In 1978, he (David's Father) was offered Yarima, who was then about 9 to 12. Good was 36. He saw no real problem. After David was born, Kenneth attempted to settle Yarima into modern American domesticity. In 1991, The whole family would return to the Amazon for a documentary. While there, Yarima told Kenneth she would not be going back to America.
  • Police Investigating Death at Fortune Cookie Company

    04/29/2014 7:57:08 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 42 replies
    Houston Press ^ | 4/29/14 | Camilo Smith
    There's still no word on the identity of a 26-year-old man who may have met his doom inside of a dough mixing machine. Sunday afternoon, Houston police responded to a call of a dead body found inside of an industrial mixer at the Houston branch of the Wonton Food company. They're the leading makers of those fortune cookies you get at Asian food places. Wonton, which has a huge factory in New York and others around the country, is actually known as one of the leading providers of fortune cookies around the world. It also makes other Asian food under...
  • Get Ready for Powdered Alcohol to Hit Liquor Stores This Fall

    04/21/2014 3:18:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4/20/2014 | Josh Feldman
    Powdered. Alcohol. Putting aside whether you think it sounds like a good idea, does it not seem like an intriguing concept? Well, Palcohol has officially been approved by the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, so expect this alcoholic version of the Kool-Aid powder to be in liquor stores soon enough!Here’s the pitch for Palcohol on its website: “Wouldn’t it be great to have alcohol in powder form so all one had to do is add water? Since powder is light and compact, it wouldn’t be a burden to carry.”They expect to be selling it starting this fall,...
  • it is a bad sign

    04/11/2014 10:31:37 PM PDT · by bigheadfred · 104 replies
    me ^ | now | me
    This cat of me has owned yus for many years. She screams to be free, but when you let her out, she screams to come back inside. Now I like this cat. But the only two other things she will eat (besides dry catfood) are refried beans and popcorn....
  • Mazda recalling cars due to potential spider web damage

    04/04/2014 12:48:19 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    WTVQ ^ | 4-3-14 | AP story
    DETROIT (AP) — Mazda announced on Friday that it is recalling more than 40,000 Mazda 6 cars in the United States, because spiders can weave a web in a vent hose and cause the fuel tank to crack. The recall involves cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years equipped with 2.5-liter engines. Mazda recalled cars in 2011 for the same problem, for which it put covers on the vent line, but has since discovered that spiders can still get past them.
  • North Korea Appears to Ape NASA with Space Agency Logo

    04/03/2014 7:18:55 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    The Guardian, ^ | Tuesday 1 April 2014 | Peter Walker
    North Korea appears to ape Nasa with space agency logo Design looks remarkably similar to that of US space agency, right down to the blue globe, lettering and swooshed ring The choice of a globe as the emblem for North Korea's space agency expresses the country's ideal of peaceful exploration, explains the Korean Central News Agency. The blue rings, it adds, represent satellites, and the constellation of stars shows the desire to "glorify Kim Il-sung's and Kim Jong-il's Korea as a space power". However, the state news agency neglects to mention one glaring thing: the new logo looks a lot...
  • This Japanese chewing gum may haunt your dreams

    03/23/2014 3:40:20 PM PDT · by Gefn · 30 replies
    Metro UK ^ | 3/22/2014 | Caroline Westbrook
    We're willing to bet you've never seen a chewing gum commercial quite like this.
  • Transgender Defense: 'Donna' Says 'Doug' Is the Spokane Serial Killer

    03/20/2014 7:43:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    ABC ^ | 3-19-14
    A transgender woman accused of being a serial killer is blaming the 1990 murders of three prostitutes in Washington State on Douglas Perry, the person she identified as before her transition. Donna Perry, 62, told police in 2012 in an affidavit filed in Spokane Superior Court that she had gender reassignment surgery in Thailand, and when a person transitions from male to female, "there's a great downturn in violence." She also told police that she intentionally had the operation, which she underwent in 2000, "as a permanent way to control violence." Perry is being held on $1 million bond in...
  • Secretary Kerry: U.S. To Send Scientists To Discuss Homosexuality With Ugandan President

    03/18/2014 1:45:46 PM PDT · by lbryce · 89 replies
    BuzzFeeda ^ | March 18, 2014 | J Lester Feder
    “Maybe we can reach a point of reconsideration” on Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill, Kerry said during a forum at the State Department. The Ugandan president committed to meeting with American “experts” on homosexuality to try to change his mind about the Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law last month, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday during a forum at the State Department moderated by BuzzFeed. Museveni claimed to have signed the law, which imposes up to a lifetime prison sentence for homosexuality, after being convinced no one is “born gay.” “I talked personally to President Museveni just a few...
  • Riot of Indian meditators causes concerns for Fairfield area residents

    03/14/2014 9:08:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 16 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 3/12/2014 | Erin Jordan
    A riot Tuesday morning near Fairfield has raised concerns about a program that has brought thousands of Indian men to Iowa for meditation. More than 300 men, mostly from India, live in a fenced-off campus adjacent to Vedic City, north of Fairfield. The pandits, pronounced “pundits”, are religious men trained in meditating for peace. But when program leaders removed one of their members early Tuesday for undisclosed disciplinary reasons, more than 60 men swarmed a law enforcement truck, threw rocks at the sheriff and started a march down a public street. “I’ve never seen them this incensed before,” said Jefferson...
  • Michigan Woman Dead for Six Years Found Only After Money Runs Out

    03/10/2014 6:35:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 7, 2014 | Jon Herskovitz
    Michigan woman dead for six years found only after money runs out For six years the bills were paid, the grass was cut and no one noticed the body of the dead woman sitting in the back seat of a car in a garage of a residential Pontiac, Michigan neighborhood. Her mummified body was finally found this week by someone dispatched to check on the property that fell into foreclosure after the money ran out of her account and the mortgage payments stopped, police said on Friday. "It is kind of the perfect storm for a mysterious set of circumstance...
  • Creepier Than Michael Jackson? His secret son?

    03/07/2014 7:11:55 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 28 replies
    The Mirror ^ | March 7, 2014 | Zoe Shenton
    The King of Pop allegedly fathered a secret son with a DNA test claiming to give the truth Michael Jackson is alleged to have a lovechild after DNA evidence claimed to prove the superstar had a secret son - but who is he? Brandon Howard is a 31-year-old singer, songwriter and producer who goes by the stage name of B Howard. He's the son of 53-year-old singer Miki Howard, whom Jackson family patriarch Joe Jackson represented back in the 1980s. Miki met Jackson in 1982 and her son was born soon after. In 2010 Brandon released his debut album Genesis...
  • Iranian School Teacher Programs Robot to Pray to Allah ... Uses Prop to Brainwash Children

    02/28/2014 11:02:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Wednesday 25 February 2014 | euronews
    Iranian teacher uses hi-tech robot to encourage prayers An Iranian schoolteacher has come up with a novel way of encouraging young children to learn their daily prayers. 27-year-old Akbar Rezaie, who teaches the Quran at the Alborz elementary school in Varamin, near Tehran, took a robotics course and applied his knowledge to help modify an educational robot kit. He says the aim is to provide pupils with a stimulating visual example of a variety of Shi’ite worship. “I used to pray hastily but now I want to pray more slowly like this robot,” said one student. Now, pupils in this...
  • "I'm Not A Reptile" - New Zealand Prime Minster John Key Publicly Denies That He Is A Lizard Person

    02/15/2014 6:46:41 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 86 replies
    3 News NZ ^ | Wednesday 12 Feb 2014 | Dave Williams
    John Key: 'I'm not a reptile' He's been to a doctor and a vet just to make sure, but Prime Minister John Key is adamant he's not a shapeshifting reptilian alien. Mr Key was unusually forced to deny any previously non-declared extraterrestrial connections to reporters after an Auckland man put in an Official Information Act (OIA) request asking for proof he might be one. "To the best of my knowledge, no. Having been asked that question directly, I've taken the unusual step of not only seeing a doctor but a vet, and both have confirmed I'm not a reptile," a...
  • 800-Pound Runaway Snowball Slams Into College Dorm, Knocks In Wall

    02/15/2014 8:53:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 38 replies
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two math majors at Reed College lost control of a massive snowball that rolled into a dorm, knocking in part of a bedroom wall. No one was injured. The students began making the snowball last week during a rare snowstorm in Portland, Ore. Nobody weighed the object, but college spokesman Kevin Myers says it was estimated to weigh 800 pounds or more.
  • Driver Loses Hand in Jeep Explosion in Spokane

    01/25/2014 3:59:55 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 82 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1-25-14 | Gene Johnson AP
    An explosion from a firecracker inside a moving Jeep blew off the driver's hand early Saturday and scattered debris over half a block in Spokane, prompting initial fears over the man's intent, police and neighbors said. Witnesses saw a flash of light from inside the vehicle, a red Jeep with a gray top, as it drove down a residential street, police said. Donald Wilkes, 61, said the blast rattled his house and woke up everyone inside. He initially thought someone had crashed into his parked truck, and when he ran outside, he found the street filled with smoke and the...
  • When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie, That’s Hillary Clinton

    01/23/2014 1:07:24 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 71 replies
    The Frisky ^ | 1-23-2014 | Jessica Wakeman
    January 23, 2014 When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie, That’s Hillary Clinton Jessica Wakeman People who complained about the TIME magazine cover depicting Hillary Clinton’s gargantuan high heel sauntering past a tiny male rival, look what you have wrought: The New York Times Magazine has one-upped everybody in the weirdness department with Hillary-as-planet. A Times editor tweeted the intergalactic cover this morning, confirming in later tweets, yup, it’s for real.I’m sorry, did someone not tell the Times art department this image is CREEPY AS HELL?
  • Hipsters On Food Stamps, Part 1 & 2

    01/12/2014 9:36:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Last Psychiatrist ^ | November 10, 2012
    "In the John Waters-esque sector of northwest Baltimore -- equal parts kitschy, sketchy, artsy and weird -- Gerry Mak and Sarah Magida sauntered through a small ethnic market stocked with Japanese eggplant, mint chutney and fresh turmeric. After gathering ingredients for that evening's dinner, they walked to the cash register and awaited their moments of truth." Those are two "hipsters", and the punchline is that they pay for their foodie porn with foodie stamps, which sounds like it should be a terrible thing, except it's in Salon.com, which means they're going to try and tell you how it's a good...
  • 'I was kidnapped by lapdancers wearing miniskirts, stilettos and Daisy Duke shorts'

    01/10/2014 5:32:28 PM PST · by matt1234 · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10 January 2014 | Claire Ellicott
    Three lapdancers dressed in ‘miniskirts, stilettos and Daisy Duke shorts’ kidnapped a club boss, a court was told. Curtis Woodman said he was outside his office when the women, their female manager and two men drove up in two BMWs. Mr Woodman said they ‘surrounded him’ before bundling him into one of the cars and driving off. The women claimed he owed them more than Ł20,000 for working at his pop-up nightclub during the Cheltenham Festival in March 2012. It is alleged that Mr Woodman was kidnapped, robbed of Ł60 cash and his Ł4,650 Breitling watch, and assaulted during a...
  • Man Offers Live Alligator For 12-Pack Of Beer

    12/18/2013 12:58:42 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 12-17-13 | unattributed
    It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but a guy walked into a Miami-area convenience store with quite a surprise in the box. A clerk at the Santa Ana Market in Allapattah was approached by customer Fernando Caignet Aguilera, 64, to buy some beer recently. “I just picked it up here,” Aguilera said of the alligator. “I seen it here in the grass and I tied it up.” When the subject of payment was brought up, the customer offered up a live alligator. “I went into the store to try to exchange it for a beer,” Aguilera told CBS4′s...
  • Homeless man steals Seattle's Victoria Clipper

    12/02/2013 7:05:28 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    King5 ^ | 12-2-13 | Susan Wyatt
    SEATTLE -- A man was taken into custody Sunday morning after the Victoria Clipper was taken from its mooring and out into Elliott Bay. Darrell Bryan, president and chief executive officer of Clipper Vacations, was in his office and saw the boat leaving. "I looked out my window - I'm not normally here on Sunday mornings - but I got here about 5:20 and about 6 o'clock I saw the Clipper IV 100 feet off the dock, headed in a southerly direction and we didn't have it scheduled to sail today," he said. "We identified pretty quickly that all our...
  • Two men save shark from choking on moose {A TWO-FER: Sharknado + MOOSE}

    11/27/2013 9:40:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    http://www.myfoxdc.com ^ | 11-27-2013 | Staff
    <p>According to CBC.ca, two Newfoundland men saved a shark from choking on a moose.</p> <p>Derrick Chaulk was driving by the Norris Arm North harbor and thought he saw a beached whale. But when he went closer to investigate, Chaulk realized it was a Greenland shark.And it was choking.</p>
  • Oklahoma City bomb squad says suspicious item was a burrito

    11/22/2013 9:58:43 AM PST · by norcal joe · 35 replies
    <p>OKLAHOMA CITY -- A burrito caused a minor scare at an Oklahoma City police briefing station after a man brought the foil-wrapped object in for analysis.</p> <p>Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson says a man discovered a Thermos-type container in his lawn Thursday afternoon and brought it to a police briefing station.</p>
  • "Throw Momma From The Train" ... Two Egyptian Sisters Hurl Mum To Death From Train

    11/19/2013 7:12:51 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | November 18, 2013 | Staff
    Two Egyptian sisters hurl mum to death from train 50-year-old mother had rebuked one daughter, 21, for misbehaving Two Egyptian sisters in their 20s hurled their mother to death under the train on which they were travelling after a heated argument with her. The 50-year-old mother had rebuked one daughter, 21, for misbehaving inside the train in the northern province of Dakhaliya, triggering an argument between the two. Newspapers in the Arab country said another daughter, 23, sided with her sister and joined hands in carrying their mother and throwing her out of the window. The mother died instantly under...
  • Coroner: Man Dies of ‘Natural Causes’ After Opening Pandora’s Box

    11/15/2013 11:42:20 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 25 replies
    eCanadaNow ^ | 11-14-13 | Sidney Martin
    A 37-year old man from Cumbria died from unexplained causes after allegedly opening a box in his bedroom that was mysteriously labeled “Pandora’s Box”, reports the Huff Post. The term refers to a legend from Greek mythology in which Pandora received a container said to hold all of the world’s sorrows, troubles and evils, with a mandate to open it at her own risk. Police officials say they are stumped as to why Jason Airey’s heart failed after he opened a container that held synthetic cannabis. Airey was found unconscious in his bedroom and rushed to a nearby hospital. But...
  • Man files suit after Sweet Smiles chocolate leaves him without toot

    10/12/2013 8:25:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    .valleycentral.com ^ | 10.12.2013 | Action 4 News Staff
    An Edinburg man filed a lawsuit against Georgia Nut Company and Dollar General after he lost his tooth while allegedly eating Sweet Smiles chocolate covered almonds. The civil lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court by Jesus Castaneda The lawsuit alleges that Castaneda had the intent of consuming the chocolate covered almonds, and when he was biting down on one, he felt a sharp pain to the left side of his mouth. He then went to a dentist, where he found out his tooth was fractured and non-restorable, the lawsuit alleges. According to the lawsuit, the product was defective, unreasonably...
  • Presidential Getaway is Open

    10/03/2013 1:08:34 PM PDT · by ConvictionsofFaith · 15 replies
    Convictions of Faith ^ | 10/3/2013 | Convictions of Faith
    Even amid the "government shutdown" Camp David is open for business! Most of the employees are still on the job there and will stay on the job despite whats going on in Washington. That includes chefs, gardeners, electricians -- everyone who keeps the place up and running. The estimated number of employees who are still working there is over 250! For those who don't know, Camp David is in Catoctin Mountain Park (in Frederick County, Maryland) and is a 180 acre compound built and run specifically for Presidential R&R. It is absolutely beautiful with a pool, tennis courts, a skeet...
  • Man's nose grown on forehead ahead of transplant

    09/26/2013 2:59:39 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 19 replies
    Northwest Cable News ^ | September 26, 2013 | RYAN JASLOW
    A Chinese man whose nose was severely disfigured following a car accident will soon get a replacement—in the form of a nose that has been growing on his forehead. A video from Chinese television station CCTV shows doctors checking the nose’s progress on the forehead of a 22-year-old man named Xiaolian at a hospital in Fuzhou located in the Fujian province, Reuters reports. The man reportedly only got basic medical care after he was involved in a car accident last year. He developed an infection that corroded the cartilage in his nose, which made reconstruction surgery impossible. That’s when they...
  • Danbury volunteer firefighter mauled by dogs (NC. Labrador Retrievers)

    09/20/2013 1:24:17 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Fox8 WGHP ^ | 9/19/13 | Staff
    STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — An assistant fire chief with the Danbury Volunteer Fire Department is in intensive care at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center after being mauled by two Labrador retrievers Wednesday night. Officials say Bobby Jones was attacked while hunting off Hall Road, where he was bitten more than 40 times. It’s believed he was wearing a scent to hide human scent while hunting, which may have set the Labradors off. The dogs were up to date on their shots, their owners said, and have been surrendered to animal control. Firefighters are planning a fundraiser tonight to help Jones’...
  • Male British Soldier Gets Sex Change, Embraces Islam, & Marries Muslim Husband "She" Met Online

    09/04/2013 7:09:49 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 101 replies
    The Daily mail (U.K.) ^ | 4 September 2013 | Martin Robinson
    Former Territorial Army male soldier, 28, becomes Britain’s first transgender Muslim woman and is now MARRIED • Lucy Vallender had a sex change in 2010 and converted to Islam last year • Says she had been a TA private in Gloucestershire but gave up after a year • 'I tried to do macho things but I was trying to be someone I wasn't,' she says • Met already married Murad online but he didn't know she was once a man • They wed in April on first meeting and have met twice for sex since, she says • But her...
  • The top 20 weird news stories of 2012

    08/14/2013 2:47:02 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 7 replies
    The Week ^ | December 27, 2012 | Miss Cellania
    Blue honey. A literal fork in the road. A text-messaging fox. The strangest stories of the year that are worth another look. 20. Car lands on roof 19. Stolen cash returned… to bank robber 18. The fork in the road is taken [paging Yogi Berra] 17. How do you re-home homing pigeons? 16. Blue honey traced to M&Ms 15. Scottish village gets a "sister city" — on Mars 14. Why the tortoise wouldn't eat [it took him years to decide not to] 13. German civil servant did nothing for 14 years [...is now a congressman] 12. Wanted man turns himself...
  • A Message From My Cousin

    06/25/2013 6:58:55 PM PDT · by woofie · 7 replies
    Voice Message | Cousin
    "Yeah aunt Emily at matt-lulu-james-that(?) away and I'm just kinda lost my folder-growing(?) muscle and it is painful and trying(?) to get around my house right now. I don't know. Anyway so I missed your call I was doing a meeting and I slept them. So when we go on muslim-victor-where(?) the hospital and-i've(?) I am at eight months old and now I'm stuck you get around very well. Alright Mike over really well I know(?) well we will have probably relations with you-let-see-here(?) I am overcome the world. So anyway I'm trying to get my money away to my...
  • Islamic Kangaroo Court ... Man Attempts to Behead Judge in Court

    06/19/2013 7:06:58 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    Saturday Tribune ^ | Saturday, 24 November 2012 | Muhammad Sabiu, Gusau
    • Man attempts to behead judge in court • To appear in court on Monday THERE was pandemonium on the premises of the City Higher Sharia Court, Kanwurin Sarki, Gusau in Zamfara State, as a 27-year-old man, Safiyanu Musa, stormed the court with a cutlass and attempted to behead the judge, Alhaji Hadi Sani Gusau. Eyewitnesses told the Saturday Tribune that Musa broke into the court session about 11.30 a.m. a few days ago charging at the judge and announcing his intention to kill him. The judge was said to have, in an earlier judgment a year ago, sentenced Musa...
  • RPGs are Evil - Dark Dungeons: The Movie! [w/video]

    06/10/2013 2:18:44 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 44 replies
    Kickstarter ^ | Apr 22, 2013 | JR Ralls
    The famous 1984 anti-Dungeons and Dragons comic, Dark Dungeons, is now coming to video! We'll show just how evil RPG's can be! We reached all our stretch goals and are fully funded! Thanks to your backings Dark Dungeons: The Movie! will now go from being an idea to being a reality. For future updates on Dark Dungeons: The Movie! please check out the website (which will be up and running soon); www.darkdungeonsthemovie.com Thanks again!
  • Berlusconi's Bunga-Bunga Strippers Dressed Up as Barack Obama, Says Bellydancer Ruby

    05/18/2013 10:28:33 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 18, 2013 | Timur Moon
    Berlusconi's Bunga-Bunga Strippers Dressed Up as Barack Obama, Says Bellydancer Ruby Silvio Berlusconi's infamous "bunga-bunga" parties featured strippers dressed as US President Obama as well as the more conventional fare of nuns and nurses, according to court testimony by the Moroccan woman at the centre of the scandal. Karima el-Mahroug, 20, was giving evidence at the trial of three former aides to Berlusconi who are accused of procuring her and other women for prostitution. El-Mahroug, a former bellydancer, said she attended about half a dozen parties, using her nickname Ruby. One each occasion, Berlusconi had handed her an envelope containing...
  • The United Nations Says We Should All Be Eating Insects

    05/14/2013 7:10:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/14/2013 | Tim Worstall
    The United Nations Says We Should All Be Eating Insects The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), a part of the United Nations, has released a report saying that we should all get ready to start eating insects. There’s a certain amount of truth in the report but not all that much: “ World population is slated to top nine billion by 2050, and seeing as how arable land is being rapidly swallowed by towns and cities, oceans are increasingly overfished, and climate change is disrupting traditional farming, a new United Nations study proposes a twist on Marie Antoinette’s dietary advice:...
  • Lion meat tacos cause uproar in Florida

    05/09/2013 6:40:45 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | 5/9/13
    - Exotic meat tacos at a Florida restaurant are causing a big uproar. The small tacos at Tampa's Taco Fusion restaurant look enticing and many who try them say they are tasty. The meat in question -- lion.... The specialty tacos cost about $35. The restaurant also serves other exotic meats, such as beaver tacos and camel tacos. Brad Barnett, the restaurant's operation manager, says it is all legal. His message to people: "If you don't like it, don't eat it."