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  • Watch alleged hit-and-run involving brother of Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (MI)

    06/12/2015 7:35:41 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 15 replies ^ | June 12, 2015 | Brian McVicar
    IONIA COUNTY, MI - Surveillance footage shows a woman being run over by John Calley's SUV as he pulls out of an Ionia County gas station, police say. The footage, obtained from the Ionia County Prosecutor's Office, gives a glimpse into the Jan. 28 hit-and-run, which resulted in charges being filed against Calley, the brother of Lt. Gov. Brian Calley. The incident took place at about 5 p.m. at a Pilot gas station, 7205 S. State Road, about 12 miles south of Ionia. The video shows Calley and a 24-year-old female friend pull up to the gas station. He went...
  • Rare frilled shark caught off Australia coast

    01/22/2015 6:50:28 AM PST · by eastforker · 63 replies
    cnn ^ | 1/22/2015 | Brian Walker
    CNN) - It looks like something out of "Alien," but has more in common with "Jurassic Park." It's a rare frilled shark that has been caught by a fisherman in Australia, where no one remembers ever seeing one caught before. With a mouth packed full of needle-like teeth and a body like an eel, the six-foot long frilled shark is sometimes described as a fish "fossil" that dates back 80 million years.
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    12/04/2014 6:38:34 PM PST · by mirkwood · 241 replies
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  • Tiny lizards found in Madagascar

    02/17/2012 3:54:23 AM PST · by Makana · 9 replies
    BBC Nature ^ | February 17, 2012 | Ella Davies
    One of the world's tiniest lizards has been discovered by keen-eyed researchers in Madagascar. The miniature chameleon, Brookesia micra, reaches a maximum length of just 29mm. German scientists also found a further three new species in the north of the island. The lizards were limited to very small ranges and scientists are concerned they could be at risk from habitat disturbance.
  • Legend of bottomless hole near Ellensburg grows, but why can't we find it?

    02/09/2012 12:43:09 PM PST · by illiac · 64 replies · 2+ views
    SeattlePI/KOMO ^ | 2/8/12 | Denise Whitaker
    ELLENSBURG -- From Bigfoot to the disappearance of D.B. Cooper, the Pacific Northwest is full of mysteries. Another mystery burred deep in the hills of eastern Washington keeps resurfacing. Ellensburg and its surrounding valleys and Manastash Ridge are beautiful in any season. Some believe what lies beneath is a deep, dark hole with supernatural powers. A man named Red Elk is one of the only people alive known to have ever seen the mysterious hole.
  • State suspends surgical assistant accused of playing with patient's nipple

    10/28/2011 12:13:04 PM PDT · by illiac · 12 replies ^ | 10/28/11 | Vanessa Ho
    State medical authorities have suspended the license of a Snohomish County surgical assistant accused of playing with the nipple of an unconscious female patient during a breast reconstruction surgery. Stanley Romes, a surgical technologist, was assisting on a surgery at a Swedish Medical Center outpatient clinic in April of 2010. The patient was undergoing reconstructive surgery of one of her breasts, after having a mastectomy. During the procedure, the surgeon saw Romes touching the woman's nipple and asked what he was doing, according to state officials. "After being questioned by the surgeon, (Romes) laughed and continued playing with the patient's...
  • Two feet that washed ashore in B.C. identified

    10/20/2011 12:15:15 PM PDT · by illiac · 45 replies ^ | 10/20/11 | Seattle
    RICHMOND, B.C. — A pair of feet that washed ashore in British Columbia in 2008 have been linked to a Canadian woman who committed suicide in 2004 by jumping into the Fraser River, officials said. The B.C. Coroners Service said Wednesday it was able to make the identification after a post-mortem investigation, which included a DNA analysis. The woman's family has been notified, but at their request, her name is not being made public. Officials said the woman committed suicide by jumping into the Fraser River from the Pattullo Bridge in New Westminster, B.C., in April 2004.
  • Friends Don’t Let Friends Become Chinese Billionaires

    07/26/2011 1:12:30 AM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/25/2011 | Ray Kwong
    The High Mortality Rate Of Chinese Billionaires I’m no statistics whiz, but it seems to me that a Chinese billionaire dies every 40 days. China Daily reported Friday that unnatural deaths have taken the lives of 72 mainland billionaires over the past eight years. (Do the math.) Which means that if you’re one of China’s 115 current billionaires, as listed on the 2011 Forbes Billionaires List, you should be more than a little nervous. Mortality rate notwithstanding, what’s more disturbing is how these mega wealthy souls met their demise. According to China Daily, 15 were murdered, 17 committed suicide, seven...
  • Body Found Atop Broadcast Tower in Michigan

    03/09/2011 12:35:08 PM PST · by Doogle · 62 replies ^ | 03/09/11 |
    Maintenance crews in Michigan made a gruesome discovery on Tuesday when they found a man’s body at the top of a broadcast tower, reported. Workers spotted the dead man – who was only wearing a T-shirt and underwear – on top of the 1,100-foot CBS broadcast tower around 12:30 p.m. "Around 12:30 today, we received a phone call from the workers that were working on this tower. They had found a deceased black male at the very top of the tower," Oak Park Public Safety Sergeant Jason Ginoplis said. Investigators are trying to determine the man's identity, as well...
  • President Obama Waving Grudgingly

    02/26/2011 6:33:58 PM PST · by mandaladon · 48 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 22 Feb 2011
  • SHOCKER - Liberal Roanoke(VA)Times endorses conservative Republican for VA House of Delegates

    01/05/2011 1:11:08 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    Editorial: Greg Habeeb in the 8th District The Republican angling to replace Morgan Griffith in the House of Delegates says he'll work for the good of the Roanoke Valley. If Salem attorney Greg Habeeb succeeds in his effort to replace Morgan Griffith in the House of Delegates, we don't expect to cheer many of his votes. Habeeb is a deeply conservative individual who believes that, even after years of punishing budget cuts, state government remains too large. He believes, as he put it when he announced his intent to run for the seat left vacant when Griffith beat Rep. Rick...
  • Billionaire Hedging on Paying Obama Streaker

    10/13/2010 6:58:42 AM PDT · by FromLori · 13 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 10/12/10
    It has been two days since Staten Island's Juan Rodriguez stripped naked at an Obama rally in Philadelphia for a chance at the one million dollars being offered by British billionaire Alki David. It is uncontested that Rodriguez fulfilled the requirements of being naked; of writing the name of David's web-cam website,, on his chest; and of shouting "!" six times. But David is apparently unsure that Rodriguez fulfilled two other requirements of the challenge: that the streaker be within earshot and eyesight of Obama. "It's still not confirmed," David, 42, told the Daily News on Monday. "Whether he...
  • Close Encounters with the Loony Left [link-list vanity]

    03/04/2010 8:35:33 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 254 replies · 2,981+ views
    Are they human beings, these leftists? Please join in providing links, headlines, and bizarre encounters with these strange beings [and the strange things they say about normal humans].
  • Maxi Pad Saves Dog's Life

    02/15/2010 7:42:05 AM PST · by Kensy1 · 26 replies · 1,044+ views
    Feminine hygiene products just aren’t for women anymore, a dog can benefit too. A suburban Atlanta couple learned that in case of an emergency, a maxi pad works just as well as any commercially available bandage does for a dog.
  • Anyone for some Arctic roll? Mystery as spiral blue light display hovers above Norway

    12/09/2009 10:41:11 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 74 replies · 2,416+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/10/2009 | By MAIL FOREIGN SERVICE
    What's blue and white, squiggly and suddenly appears in the sky? If you know the answer, pop it on a postcard and send it to the people of Norway, where this mysterious light display baffled residents yesterday. Curiously, it appears to be unconnected with the aurora borealis, or northern lights, the natural magnetic phenomena that can often be viewed in that part of the world. . . . The mystery began when a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain in the north of the country. It stopped mid-air, then began to move in circles. Within seconds...
  • Pitt the Younger (Brad Pitt's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button aspires to greatness)

    12/24/2008 10:48:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 1,898+ views
    National Review ^ | Dec. 24, 2008 | Thomas S. Hibbs
    Opening on Christmas Day, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is the result of an unexpected cinematic collaboration between scriptwriter Eric Roth, who penned Forrest Gump, and director David Fincher, whose credits include Se7en, Fight Club, and Zodiac. Very loosely based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald story, and starring Brad Pitt as Button, the film is about a life lived in reverse. Born with the physical features of a man in his eighties, Button grows backward into middle age, youth, and infancy. Fincher and Roth turn Button’s peculiar life, at the center of which is his star-crossed love for Daisy...
  • Washington (state) prisons settle lost penis case

    11/18/2008 1:01:22 PM PST · by llevrok · 38 replies · 901+ views
    A man who said a bad diagnosis caused him to lose his penis and a testicle to flesh-eating bacteria while in prison has won a $300,000 settlement from Washington state. Charlie Manning, 61, who now lives in a motor home near Lake Cushman on the Olympic Peninsula, told The Seattle Times on Monday he expects to net about $115,000 this week after paying lawyer costs and other bills. "It's been a nightmare. I figured I should settle for what I could get because I just want it behind me," Manning said. "It's unreal. It's like something from Mars." Daniel D....
  • Rabbit ripper shocks Germany

    07/13/2008 12:03:34 PM PDT · by Charlespg · 17 replies · 153+ views
    BBC ^ | july 8 2008 | Steve Rosenberg
    Small and neat, there are little fir trees dotted around the lawn, tubs of flowers on the terrace and rows of firewood stacked neatly by the fence. Rabbit owners in Witten and Dortmund are worried about their pets There used to be a rabbit hutch, too, at the end of the garden. But not any more. "One morning, when I came out to feed my rabbits, I was surprised to see that the hutch door was open," recalls Elfriede. "I looked inside and saw Rocco just lying there. His head was missing. A little later I found Felina in the...
  • Man charged with lewd conduct at Greenwood SC post office

    07/04/2008 7:22:37 AM PDT · by Abbeville Conservative · 17 replies · 642+ views
    Index Journal ^ | July 4, 2008 | Chris Trainor
    A Greenwood man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly giving a postal employee a Bible with a pornographic picture in it, along with a letter inviting the worker to come to his house and watch pornographic movies. Greenwood Police arrested Prince Woodrow Quarles, 44, of 102-C Pinetree Apartments, and charged him with lewd conduct. According to police reports, officer Daniel Watt responded to the U.S. Post Office on Northcreek Boulevard just after 1 p.m. Wednesday. He made contact with the victim, a 29-year-old woman. The woman said Quarles had been coming into the post office regularly for some time. She...
  • HufPo Blogger: 'Haliburton' or 'Blackwater' Will Assassinate Obama

    Want some old fashioned black helicopter, conspiracy goofiness? Check out the frenzied work of HufPoster Joseph Palmero who imagines that if Obama becomes president members of Blackwater security services or Haliburton would somehow decide to assassinate him.