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  • 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.
  • former freeper

    12/04/2014 6:38:34 PM PST · by mirkwood · 241 replies
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    I will find you and pay you back. Thank you.
  • 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
    SeattlePI.com ^ | 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
    SeattlePI.com ^ | 10/20/11 | Seattle PI.com
    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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 03/09/11 | FoxNews.com
    Maintenance crews in Michigan made a gruesome discovery on Tuesday when they found a man’s body at the top of a broadcast tower, MyFoxDetroit.com 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, battlecam.com, on his chest; and of shouting "battlecam.com!" 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...
  • Challenge of AIG Bailout Allowed to Proceed (and strange Shariah law thing)

    05/29/2009 3:04:15 PM PDT · by Chris DeWeese · 7 replies · 969+ views
    Thomas Moore Law Center ^ | 5/27/09 | Thomas Moore Law Center
    ANN ARBOR, MI – Proclaiming that times of crisis do not justify departure from the Constitution, Federal District Court Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff allowed the lawsuit against Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and the Federal Reserve Board challenging the AIG bailout to proceed. The lawsuit was filed last December by the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and attorney David Yerushalmi, an expert in security transactions and Shariah-compliant financing. In his well-written and detailed analysis issued yesterday, Judge Zatkoff denied the request by the Obama administration’s Department of Justice to dismiss the...
  • 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.
  • Alien Hunters 'Should Also Seek Weird Life' (Scientists)

    07/09/2007 6:26:15 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 679+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 7-10-2007 | TomLeonard
    Alien hunters 'should also seek weird life' By Tom Leonard in New York Last Updated: 2:04am BST 10/07/2007 The hunt for extra-terrestrial life should encompass what experts call "weird life", according to a committee of scientists in the US. The Huygens spacecraft visited Titan in 2004. Scientists believe the moon is a promising source of weird life Nasa selects planets and moons with hints of water for its exploratory missions. But according to the scientists, who have written a report for the National Research Council in the US, other chemicals such as ammonia or methane could also support life. So-called...
  • Bizarre, weird cartoons from the Family Learning Channel that they rejected

    01/08/2007 9:03:05 AM PST · by Paddlefish · 9 replies · 832+ views
    YouTube ^ | 1/8/07
    Words escape me (which is rare). Some things just can't be explained
  • New Topic Limitations (Vanity)

    10/12/2006 3:26:26 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 49 replies · 1,408+ views
    Observing today that we are now limited to four topic/category selections when posting an article. I post articles almost every day, and today was the first I've seen of this, so this was just put in place. This is less of a question than a notification. It's not an inconvenience to me, although I would like to know why. Did I miss a mod lecture?
  • Man arrested in Canada for allegedly threatening sheriff in Arizona

    07/18/2006 5:50:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 821+ views
    A man was arrested in Canada on suspicion of threatening the sheriff of Arizona's most populous county and his family, authorities said. Canadian authorities took Matthew Carl Sanderson, 37, into custody Friday although he since has been released. A spokeswoman for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said detectives were going to sift through Sanderson's computer and other evidence obtained in a search of his Toronto home to determine his motive, what charges to bring and whether he should be extradited to Arizona or prosecuted in Canada. The threat came in an e-mail June 2 through the sheriff's Web site, said...
  • Sicko "Marriage Contract" One For The Ages

    02/20/2006 6:54:40 AM PST · by edpc · 167 replies · 6,390+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | Feb 17, 2006 | Unknown
    Repulsive "Wifely Expectations" pact emerges in Iowa kidnap case FEBRUARY 17--This country, as you know, is filled with the deranged. And then there's Travis Frey, a 33-year-old Iowa man who is facing charges that he tried to kidnap his own wife (not to mention a separate child pornography rap). Frey, prosecutors contend, apparently is a rather demanding guy. In fact, he actually drew up a bizarre four-page marriage document--a "Contract of Wifely Expectations"--that sought to establish guidelines for his spouse in terms of hygiene, clothing, and sexual activities. In return for fulfilling certain requirements, Frey (pictured right) offered "Good Behavior...
  • Woman's Arm Severed in Car Accident; Cell Phone Still Attached !

    02/18/2006 6:52:43 PM PST · by llevrok · 21 replies · 498+ views
    WLEX TV ^ | 2/18/06
    Woman's Arm Severed In Car AccidentA Letcher County woman suffered a horrible injury early Thursday when her arm was severed in a car crash on the Mountain Parkway in Clark County. Jacqueline Dotson and her six-year-old daughter had to be cut out of their vehicle after the accident in which Dotson veered into the median and over-corrected, rolling her truck over the guardrail and landing upside down after flipping several times. Several people stopped to help, and it turns out, the good samaritans may very well have saved Dotson's life. Sheila Vice, a nurse's aide, and an off-duty EMT from...
  • Creature Phone Video

    01/20/2006 7:21:18 PM PST · by IllumiNaughtyByNature · 25 replies · 957+ views
    Coast To Coast AM ^ | 01/19/06 | Jose Alonso Herrera
    Check out the link. Kinda wierd. Would like someone fluent in Spanish to translate the website article or synposis. The following video, recently posted on the Spanish-language site Ikerjimenez.com, was allegedly taken on a cell phone and handed over to the Mexican authorities. It shows two boys playing soccer in an alley. When the ball goes astray, one of the boys goes after it and an unusually long arm grabs for him (pictured). He screams, runs way, and in the final few frames the creature can be seen peering from around a pole. For more information, video and enlarged screen...
  • Aeroflot said to plan big Boeing order-(huh?)

    12/27/2005 6:24:44 AM PST · by Flavius · 41 replies · 976+ views
    money cnn ^ | December 27, 2005 | na
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Flagship Russian carrier Aeroflot, which tendered for long-haul aircraft in July, wants to buy 22 Boeing planes worth more than $2.5 billion, business dailies Kommersant and Vedomosti reported Tuesday. Kommersant quoted sources at the airline as saying a contract could be signed in March. It said Aeroflot had recently amended the tender and could buy as many as 28 aircraft instead of 22. Vedomosti quoted Aeroflot sources as saying the company had decided in favor of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
  • Dead Bikini Doll Fall... really wierd website...

    07/21/2005 11:43:10 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies · 1,031+ views
    This is wierd... and strangely compelling... and sick... and ... and ... and... Well it defies description! My daughter found this and sent the URL to me... she said she spent a fascinating 20 minutes tossing this bikini clad, flexible Frieda around as she fell through an atmosphere of balls... use your mouse. Dead Bikini Doll Fall
  • Stressed' man used glue to kill himself

    06/16/2005 3:01:03 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 9 replies · 742+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | Friday 17 June 2005 | Post Reporters
    A 27-year-old man took his own life at his house on Soi Suan Phlu yesterday by putting glue up his nose and smearing it across his lips, causing him to suffocate. Thung Maha Mek police found Khomkrit Chujun lying dead in his room with his nose and mouth sealed with glue. He left a note which read: ``This is all I have. You can take it all.'' Khomkrit held two jobs, selling insurance and teaching English. His younger brother, Yossawat, 20, said he last saw Khomkrit late on Wednesday night but did not talk to him. He said he believed...
  • Michael Jackson equating verdict to birth of Martin Luther King and release of Nelson Mandela

    06/15/2005 9:14:42 AM PDT · by meandog · 46 replies · 1,611+ views
    http://mjjsource.com/ ^ | 6.15.05 | Michael Jackson
    Michael Jackson's lawyer said today that the pop star is going to be more cautious from now on and not let children into his bed anymore because "it makes him vulnerable to false charges."Thomas Mesereau Jr. said he is convinced that the "King of Pop" never molested any child...but added that he will always be a target because of his "love of children" from people who want to line their pockets with his money.Jackson has been out of sight since being declared not guilty on charges of molestation. But his Web site triumphantly is declaring "innocent" and ranks his acquittal...
  • Twin Sisters Found Dead in Motel...very strange read

    04/09/2005 7:16:54 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 49 replies · 3,239+ views
    The Lakeland Ledger ^ | April 9, 2005 | By Gabrielle Finley
    Detectives found no markings on the bodies and no signs of forced entry into the hotel room. The door was locked from the inside. "There was no evidence of any trauma. They weren't shot, cut or stabbed," Harrison said. There were no signs of apparent foul play or suicide. "If they committed suicide, there was no indication of how they did it," Harrison said. "There was no evidence there of anything they could have used to do it. This is a case for the Medical Examiner."
  • Rest In Peace....NOT!

    02/07/2005 12:35:10 PM PST · by LarkNeelie · 4 replies · 258+ views
    The Middle East Times ^ | 02/07/05 | AFP
    People who feel the need to talk to their near and dear even after they have passed away can now do so quite literally, thanks to a special mobile phone invented by a German who wanted to keep in touch with his late mother. The system, patented by Juergen Broether and on sale since last December, consists of a one-way phone and loudspeaker device that can be buried close to the person's coffin, and will transmit a voice message into the tomb for a period of up to one year. Broether's said that his "telephonic angel" as he has dubbed...
  • Naked Intruder Found At Russian Consulate

    11/11/2004 3:23:21 PM PST · by Horatio Gates · 20 replies · 674+ views
    KIRO-TV ^ | November 11, 2004
    SEATTLE -- Police arrested a naked man in the office of the Russian consulate in downtown Seattle early Thursday morning. Police were called about 3 a.m. and told that an uncooperative intruder had taken off all his clothes. He was arrested in the women's restroom. KIRO 7 Eyewitness News video showed him covered with a sheet of yellow plastic as he was led away. It wasn't immediately known how the man got inside or how long he had been there.
  • WHAT IN THE WORLD GOT THAT BIG GIANT QUEENIE'S PANTIES IN A WAD?

    05/27/2004 4:10:14 PM PDT · by LloydChristmas · 43 replies · 531+ views
    NA ^ | 05/27/04 | ME
    ?????
  • Man kills self; human head found in car

    03/25/2004 12:33:59 PM PST · by CFW · 34 replies · 199+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/25/04 | Brooke Donald
    <p>SCITUATE, R.I. -- A man who was suspected of harming his girlfriend killed himself after leading police on a high-speed chase, and a human head, knives and a gun were found in the man's car.</p> <p>Authorities found a dismembered body in the couple's Plainfield, Conn., home, but they did not immediately identify the remains as those of Michael Shechtman's girlfriend.</p>
  • 'Hole in sky' amazes scientists.

    01/21/2004 5:51:14 PM PST · by Milwaukee_Guy · 7 replies · 385+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 21, 2004 | Milwaukee_Guy
    'Hole in sky' amazes scientists By Dr David Whitehouse BBC News Online science editor A giant hole that appeared in a uniform layer of cloud over Mobile, Alabama, in the US, has produced some intriguing photos. Local resident Joel Knain said as he took pictures: "I immediately realised that I was seeing something unique." Meteorological experts believe the hole formed when ice-crystals from a passing plane fell through the cloud, causing the water droplets in it to evaporate. Experts say the process involved is related to that of cloud seeding, which is used to make rain over crop fields. The...
  • Music Parody Site Pulls the Plug

    08/20/2003 2:21:19 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 212+ views
    wired news ^ | 8.20.03 | Danit Lidor
    <p>Nothing can deflate a joke faster than the threat of a lawsuit.</p> <p>DontBuyMusic.com last week brought attention to the marked similarities between TV commercials for iTunes and BuyMusic (see the ads here and here).</p> <p>Macteens server master Clark Mueller said Macteens did not receive any direct communication from BuyMusic's lawyers. Instead, the counsel for Direct Response Network and its affiliated companies, including BuyMusic.com and Buy.com, sent an e-mail that reached DontBuyMusic's host, datahive.</p>
  • Spooky Coincidence in CA Gov. Ballot's Random Letter Assignment(ends with 'FL')

    08/11/2003 6:06:33 PM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 81 replies · 279+ views
    Another Free Republic Thread ^ | 8/11/03 | A. Cheeselover
    Ok, check this out. CA today did a random drawing of letters to determine the order of names on the ballot. Outlined in detail the thread in the above source. In post#38, Freeper BushCountry noted the wierdest thing, that this completely random drawing process ended up with F and L being the last 2 letters. Here is the entire order resulting from a random drawing of lettered balls(like in a lottery drawing): 1-R 2-W 3-Q 4-O 5-J 6-M 7-V 8-A 9-H 10-B 11-S 12-G 13-Z 14-X 15-N 16-T 17-C 18-I 19-E 20-K 21-U 22-P 23-D 24-Y 25-F 26-L
  • Grin and bear it: Meds paint polar bear purple

    08/08/2003 6:52:19 AM PDT · by scab4faa · 2 replies · 210+ views
    www.rockymountainnews.com ^ | 24 july | The Associated Press
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Paint the polar bear purple and the crowds will come. That seems to be the lesson a zoo in Mendoza has learned, after its 23-year-old bear Pelusa was sprayed with an antiseptic spray that turned her normally white fur a dark shade of violet. The unusual color - a temporary side effect of the treatment for dermatitis - has turned the aging bear into a minor celebrity in Argentina and prompted thousands of schoolchildren and tourists to make their way to the Jardin Zoologico de Mendoza in the western city beneath the snow-capped Andes. "We never...
  • New York Dogs Try Yoga for Stress Relief (WTF)

    06/27/2003 11:27:50 AM PDT · by ericthecurdog · 29 replies · 408+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 6/27/03 | Caroline Humer
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City dog owners who worry that their furry friends need some stress management have a new option: yoga for dogs. "Ruff Yoga" -- a so-called doga class aimed at relaxing the canine denizens of this often un-Zen city -- is being offered once a month in a downtown city park. Half an hour on the yoga mat makes Isaac, her cocker spaniel, a calmer dog, said doga devotee Sarah Klein.