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  • Chef Dies After Spitting Cobra He Was Cooking Bit Him On The Hand

    08/23/2014 10:11:20 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 58 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 23, 2014 | DAMIEN GAYLE
    Chef Dies After Spitting Cobra He Was Cooking Bit Him On The Hand - 20 minutes after he had cut its head off WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT Dying snake's final act of revenge came as Peng Fan threw its head away Its neurotoxic, flesh-eating venom killed the chef before help could arrive All reptiles can function for up to an hour after having body parts removed Cobras are a delicacy in China and believed to be good for your health By DAMIEN GAYLE 23 August 2014 A chef preparing a dish made from cobra flesh died after the snake bit his...
  • Severed Snake Head Kills Chef Cooking Cobra Soup

    08/23/2014 7:44:16 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 57 replies
    International Business Times ^ | August 23, 2014 | Aaron Akinyemi
    Chinese chef Peng Fan died after the severed head of a spitting cobra bit him 20 minutes after being cut off A chef cooking a soup dish from cobra flesh died in China after he was bitten by the snake's head – 20 minutes after it was cut off. Peng Fan was preparing the rare Asian delicacy from the Indochinese spitting cobra when the snake's severed head bit him with venom as he was throwing it into the bin, The Mirror reported. Peng died before he could be treated in hospital with life-saving anti-venom, police said. "It is a highly...
  • Michael Sam, Missouri Star And NFL Prospect, Announces He’s Gay

    02/09/2014 5:53:01 PM PST · by massmike · 150 replies
    http://nesn.com/ ^ | 02/09/2014 | NESN Staff
    Michael Sam, the SEC’s Defensive Player of the Year and Missouri’s All-American defensive lineman, told ESPN’s Outside the Lines and The New York Times on Sunday that he is gay. Sam is projected to be a mid-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft after leading the SEC with 11.5 sacks and 19 tackles for a loss, but he’ll be happy playing for whatever team wants him.
  • First ever video of a fish leaping out of the water to prey on flying birds

    01/10/2014 12:42:46 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 30 replies
    Kingsport Times News ^ | 1/10/14 | Video from Nature.com
    This video found on the web shows an African tigerfish leaping out of a lake and snatching a swallow out of mid air. It is the first confirmed record of a freshwater fish preying on a bird in flight, according to Nature.com Researches say they saw as many as 20 successful strikes during a research trip.Video at the article link.
  • Body found in car, days after it was towed

    04/04/2013 7:09:06 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | April 3, 2013 | Dana Ford
    (CNN) -- Angry. Sad. Grieving. That's how family members of 62-year-old Carolyn Watkins described their feelings after her body was discovered in a car, days after it was towed from a crash. "We were wondering where she was, and she was in the car the whole time," said Algernon Parker, 42, Watkins' son. -snip- Her car was taken to the yard Friday after a trooper discovered it in a ditch in Johnston County, North Carolina. In his report, the trooper noted that no one was in the vehicle. -snip- They filed a report, prompting detectives to go back to the...
  • 'Dead' Prostitute Leaps From Her Coffin (Zimbabwe)

    03/29/2013 1:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 29, 2013 | New York Post via The Sun
    <p>A prostitute in Zimbabwe 'died' during a hotel romp with a client - only to come back to life as her body was being put in a coffin.</p>
  • Police: Hug triggers officer's gun, kills woman

    01/16/2013 4:49:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Detroit police say a woman was fatally shot when she hugged an off-duty police officer while dancing at a party, causing the officer's service weapon to fire.
  • Nude man armed with chain saw arrested in East Knox County

    07/13/2012 6:22:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | July 12, 2012 | Don Jacobs
    KNOXVILLE — A 46-year-old Knox County man has been arrested after he was using a chain saw in his yard to cut up a toppled tree while nude. Lindsay Medd Stevens was arrested about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at his Ellistown home at 7166 Wind Whisper Boulevard, according to records. Stevens is charged with indecent exposure. He was released from the Knox County Sheriff's Detention Facility after posting a $750 bond. Knox County Sheriff's Office Deputy Scott Ritch said he approached the residence after a neighbor complained about the sight of Stevens swinging a chain saw at the large downed tree...
  • US (Coast Guard) to Sink Ghost Ship Dislodged by Japan Tsunami

    04/05/2012 11:14:54 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Thursday, April 5, 2012 | Associated Press
    US to sink ghost ship dislodged by Japan tsunami The U.S. Coast Guard plans to use explosives to sink a derelict Japanese ship dislodged by last year's massive tsunami. The shrimping vessel, which has no lights or communications systems, was floating about 195 miles south of Sitka in the Gulf of Alaska on Thursday morning, traveling about 1 mile per hour. The ship holds more than 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel and authorities are concerned it could interfere with the course of other vessels as it drifts through shipping lanes. A Coast Guard cutter was headed out to the ship...
  • Bernanke's Waterloo; Deflationary Collapse or Inflationary Disaster?

    09/07/2011 11:44:36 AM PDT · by Errant · 14 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 7 September, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Fool's Mission (Final point at the end of the article) Obama wants to create jobs via stimulus measures. It's a fool's mission. Prevailing wages drive up the costs, few are hired, and the cost-per-job (created or saved) is staggering. Money never goes very far because the US overpays every step of the way. Stimulus plans that do not fix the structural problems are as productive as pissing in the wind. Then when the stimulus dies, which it is guaranteed to do, a mountain of debt remains. Instead, my 12-point recommendation list will fix numerous structural problems, create lasting jobs, and...
  • Teacher Gets Jail. Probation

    08/25/2011 12:03:16 PM PDT · by Froggie · 43 replies
    Sauk Valley News ^ | 8/25/2011 | Tara Becker
    MORRISON – The state Board of Education is awaiting court paperwork before suspending the license of a former Fulton High School English teacher convicted this week of having sex with a 16-year-old boy. Nicole R. Letcher, 26, of Fulton, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and was sentenced to 6 months in jail – half of which she’s already served – and 4 years of probation. She also must register as a sex offender. As part of her plea agreement, Whiteside County prosecutors dropped three other sexual abuse charges. By state law, an aggravated criminal...
  • OBL's wife photo (very graphic)

    05/05/2011 8:51:16 PM PDT · by Drango · 67 replies
    CIA
    Caution very graphic
  • BP Blowout Causing Arkansas Earthquake Clusters?

    07/03/2010 4:10:34 PM PDT · by EBH · 116 replies
    Survivalist News ^ | 07/03/2010
    Do an experiment for me. Take a balloon, inflate it. Get two books and place one on each side of the balloon opposite each other. Now deflate the balloon and notice what happens to the books. The books shift towards each other. The massive pressurized oil and methane reserve now blowing out south of the Louisiana coast is just like a the deflating balloon. As this reserve empties a huge cavern is being created under the gulf floor. Usually these caverns are back filled with seawater as the oil is removed to stop a catastrophic collapse and make extracting the...
  • Egg-Hunting Kids Find Dead Body In Iowa Park

    04/03/2010 1:48:38 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies · 910+ views
    myfoxhouston.com ^ | April 3, 2010 | NewsCore
    Two children found a dead man while hunting for Easter eggs in a wooded area of a Des Moines, Iowa, park Saturday morning, KCCI reported. Nearly 100 children were participating in the egg hunt, when two older children discovered the body around 10:20am local time. Local police said they did not suspect foul play. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.
  • Music teacher Helen Goddard jailed for lesbian affair with pupil

    09/21/2009 8:36:27 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 89 replies · 5,372+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | September 21, 2009 | Times On Line Story Monkey
    A public school mistress who was “pressured” into a lesbian affair by a 15-year-old pupil will be allowed to continue see the girl after she is released from a 15-month jail term. Helen Goddard - a music teacher nicknamed “the jazz lady” by pupils - befriended the teenager over coffee after lessons and their relationship eventually became sexual. Goddard wept as she was jailed today at London’s Southwark Crown Court and placed on the sex offenders' register. But Judge Anthony Pitts decided not to grant a prosecution request that she be banned from seeing the teenager for five years. [SNIP]...
  • Elton John Considering Ukrainian Adoption

    09/12/2009 4:47:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 958+ views
    Access ^ | 9/12/09
    Elton John has changed his mind on adoption, the star told Reuters on Saturday. On a visit to Ukraine with his AIDS Foundation, Elton reportedly performed his hit “Circle of Life” for children at an orphanage, some of whose parents had died of AIDS – and met a child who stole his heart. “[Partner] David [Furnish] and I have always talked about adoption,” the singer told Reuters. “David always wanted to adopt a child and I always said ‘no’ because I am 62 and I think because of the traveling I do and the life I have, maybe it wouldn’t...
  • Hero pilot averted air show disaster after co-pilot hit throttle of WWII bomber by mistake

    09/08/2009 4:31:06 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 64 replies · 3,383+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8th September 2009
    A retired RAF pilot was hailed a hero today after he wrestled a World War II bomber away from a crowd of spectators and houses when the giant aircraft accidentally took off at an air show. The giant Victor bomber - named Teasin' Tina - was only supposed to taxi down the runway and stop for a photoshoot before returning to the hangar. But the bungling 'co-pilot' - an engineer with no flying experience - hit the throttle by mistake and the 75-tonne bomber lurched 150 feet into the air. Stunned pilot Bob Prothero, 70, grabbed the controls as the...
  • Man uses live mortars as dumbells

    08/24/2009 1:19:25 PM PDT · by library user · 28 replies · 2,099+ views
    Ananova ^ | August 24, 2009 | Staff
    A man from China decided to keep fit using two old mortars before a friend noticed the devices were still live. Former army officer Xie Long, 87, said: "A colleague told me they were defused and because they were heavy and in the right shape I took two home to use as dumbbells. "Even my two sons used to use them as well for training. I can't believe we trained with them for 30 years with nothing happening." The mortars were discovered by chance when a friend from the local police force who also specialised in explosives visited Long at...
  • Snakes in Man's Pockets Caused Connecticut Car Crash, Police Say

    07/28/2009 1:10:29 PM PDT · by batter · 41 replies · 5,106+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 28 July 2009 | n/a
    HARTFORD, Conn. — Police say two pet baby snakes escaped from a 20-year-old man's pants pockets as he was driving, leading to a car crash in Hartford, Connecticut. Angel Rolon, of New Britain, allegedly lost control of his sport utility vehicle on Monday when the snakes slithered near the gas and brake pedals and he and a passenger tried to catch them.
  • Alligators Found in Rio Grande

    06/23/2009 4:54:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies · 1,633+ views
    UPI ^ | June 23
    Texas wildlife officials say there are six alligators living in the Rio Grande, east of Fort Hancock in Hudspeth County. "There were approximately six alligators that were observed, three of them that were in the 2- to 4-foot range, and about three of them in the 5- to 6-foot range," Texas Game Warden Ray Spears told KFOX-TV, El Paso, Texas. Spears said the alligators are in a rural area, so they don't pose much danger to humans. He said it is believed they were dropped off in the area by someone who was previously keeping them. The warden said his...
  • Ron Jeremy opens swingers sex club in Portland

    06/22/2009 3:56:16 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies · 8,042+ views
    NW Cable News ^ | 6/20/09 | Amanda Burden
    PORTLAND, Ore., -- There’s a new nightclub opening in Portland for people who like to swing. And it's not the tree-tire variety, community park child's activity or mid 1950s dance style. Club Sesso opens Friday to Portland couples who like to have sex with other couples -- or singles who enjoy having sex with other couples. And iconic porn film star Ron Jeremy has lent his name and prestige to downtown's newest destination. Club Sesso is located on SW 1st Avenue. Paul Smith, its owner, is relocating from Clackamas and expects a lot of business. Portland just doesn't have a...
  • Morgan Freeman allegedly having affair with step-granddaughter

    06/18/2009 9:48:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 136 replies · 5,654+ views
    Examiner ^ | 06.17.09
    Morgan Freeman, 72, has allegedly been carrying on an affair with his step-granddaughter, E'Dena Hines, 27, according to the National Enquirer. The report alleges that the affair began when Hines was in her teens.
  • Polish Woman Wakes Up In Morgue

    06/15/2009 12:58:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,761+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | June 16, 2009
    Polish woman wakes up in morgue An 84-year-old Polish woman woke up in a morgue after being declared dead by her doctor. The emergency medical services became aware of the error when someone saw her body bag in the morgue moving, police said. The woman, from the village of Jablonowo in central Poland, fell unconscious and her husband called an ambulance. A doctor from the emergency medical services pronounced her dead, January Majewski, a police spokesman said. A funeral company took the body to the morgue. Several hours later, a worker there noticed the bag containing the body was moving,"...
  • Parking tickets pile up on van with dead driver (NYC)

    06/05/2009 12:48:24 PM PDT · by decimon · 56 replies · 1,781+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 5, 2009 | Unknown
    NEW YORK - A New York City woman says her father apparently lay dead for weeks in a minivan while police repeatedly left parking tickets on the vehicle.
  • Car loses all four wheels on highway

    06/01/2009 5:07:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,092+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 6/1/09 | Sam Cage
    ZURICH (Reuters) – A car traveling on a motorway in Switzerland lost all four wheels simultaneously, coming to an immediate halt in the middle of the highway, police said on Saturday. The car had just stopped and the passengers had changed from winter to summer wheels themselves, a common task in Switzerland where there is plenty of snow in winter, but used the wrong nuts when mounting the new set.
  • Snake's Head Found In Side Order Of Veggies At TGI Fridays

    05/09/2009 5:03:01 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies · 1,081+ views
    All Headline News ^ | May 9, 2009 | David Goodhue
    Albany, NY (AHN) - A man sitting down for a relaxing dinner at a TGI Fridays in Clifton Park, N.Y. instead received a startling surprise. He found a severed snake's head in his side order of vegetables, and the restaurant is now saying it was planted in his meal sometime after it was cooked. Jack Pendleton ordered a chicken sandwich and a side of mixed vegetables on Sunday night. When he finished his sandwich, he started digging into the vegetables. He then noticed what he thought was a mushroom, but he was put off by its green color. He then...
  • With spring in Florida, uninvited guests arrive

    05/09/2009 11:08:26 AM PDT · by ThreePuttinDude · 14 replies · 702+ views
    http://www.heraldtribune.com/ ^ | Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 1:00 a.m | Zac Anderson
    PHOTOS PROVIDED BY DARRYL SJOBERG Nokomis resident Jan Keith found an 8-foot long alligator on her front porch in the Calusa Lakes subdivision Friday morning. Trapper Harry Flechig and two Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies quickly captured the animal.
  • Man Finds Snake Head in his Broccoli; Restaurant 'Regrets' the Error (T.G.I. Friday's)

    05/07/2009 12:27:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies · 2,329+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Thursday, May 7, 2009 | TIM O'BRIEN
    The sight of a severed snake's head under his broccoli made Jack Pendleton lose interest in dessert. Pendleton said he found the head, the size of the end of his thumb, while eating Sunday at the T.G.I. Friday's in Clifton Park. The chain restaurant said it regrets the appetite-killing error. Pendleton said he has no plans to sue. Pendleton said he ordered vegetables instead of fries with his chicken sandwich. When he started to eat his broccoli, he saw something gray on the plate he at first thought was a mushroom. "I start to turn it over. I see this...
  • World's Deadliest Spider Found in Whole Foods Produce

    03/20/2009 12:27:54 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 87 replies · 5,388+ views
    Fox News ^ | 3/21/2009 | Fox News
    TULSA, Okla. — One of the most deadly spiders in the world has been found in the produce section of a Tulsa grocery store. An employee of Whole Foods Market found the Brazilian Wandering Spider Sunday in bananas from Honduras and managed to catch it in a container. The spider was given to University of Tulsa Animal Facilities director Terry Childs who said this type of spider kills more people than any other.
  • Tanning Bed Bursts Into Flames With Man Inside

    03/10/2009 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Chet 99 · 27 replies · 1,184+ views
    <p>A South Carolina man working on his tan escaped serious injury after the tanning bed he was in suddenly burst into flames, The News & Observer of Fayetteville reported.</p> <p>The unidentified man told the paper that he was in the bed when he heard a popping noise and saw a flame near his foot.</p>
  • Security video shows deputy's alleged assault on girl, 15

    02/27/2009 5:39:58 PM PST · by microgood · 226 replies · 7,734+ views
    KOMO TV NEWS ^ | 27 Feb 2009 | Komo Staff
    SEATTLE - A security video released Friday shows a King County sheriff's deputy purportedly shoving and kicking a 15-year-old girl in a holding cell after her arrest. The security video was obtained by KOMO News under the state Open Records Act. The deputy, Paul Schene, 31, has been charged with fourth-degree assault in connection with the Nov. 29 incident in a holding cell at SeaTac City Hall. Schene pleaded not guilty to the charge Thursday, and he was released on his own recognizance. According to court records, Schene and another deputy arrested a pair of 15-year-old girls for investigation of...
  • (Global warming) UPDATE: 50-below sets Maine record

    02/11/2009 6:37:40 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 12 replies · 772+ views
    Maine Today ^ | 2-10-09 | Giselle Goodman
    AUGUSTA -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Geological Survey and Maine State Climate Office announced today that a minus-50 reading in northwestern Maine held up to scientific scrutiny. That beats Maine's old record of 48 below zero set in 1925 in Van Buren, and ties the record for coldest temperature recorded in New England. That reading was made in 1933 in Bloomfield, Vt. The record on New Hampshire's Mount Washington is minus-47. Maine's minus-50 reading was made on Jan. 16 at a remote site along the Big Black River near the Quebec border as the region was in...
  • Fifteen pacifiers found in dog's stomach

    01/18/2009 4:15:41 PM PST · by Daffynition · 41 replies · 1,106+ views
    UPI ^ | Jan. 18, 2009 | staff reporter
    WARSON WOODS, Mo., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Veterinarians in Warson Woods, Mo., say they found 15 pacifiers, a bottle cap and a piece of a basketball in a 2-year-old bulldog named Lulu. Lulu's owners, David and Jennifer Swart, said their 18-month-old daughter's pacifiers kept disappearing and they kept buying more. When Lulu showed an interest in the pacifiers, they took her to the vet, who performed surgery last month after X-rays revealed an unusual gray area in Lulu's stomach, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Sunday. The vets saved the pacifiers, some of which had turned black from Lulu's stomach acid,...
  • Job Mirage: Obama “Green Jobs” Plan Requires Expanding Government Payroll with 600K Bureaucrats

    01/06/2009 3:11:48 PM PST · by newbie2008 · 9 replies · 587+ views
    “The road back to economic recovery and long-term prosperity will be built by an active, job-creating private-sector, paved by reliable, affordable energy, and financed by the revenues and royalties generated as a result of it. Expanding the government’s payroll in times of unemployment is no different than printing out more money in times of recession – both may change the short-term perception of the economy, but neither will improve the actual performance of it. “You can create all the new government jobs you want, but if those jobs can’t survive the night without the constant nourishment of subsidies, mandates and...
  • Stocks plunge as investors ponder Obama presidency

    11/06/2008 11:45:47 AM PST · by jedgarlives · 49 replies · 2,372+ views
    Stocks plunge as investors ponder Obama presidency A case of post-election nerves has sent stocks plunging as investors, again anxious about a recession, are wondering what impact a Barack Obama presidency will have on business and the overall economy. Volatility has returned on Wall Street, with the Dow Jones industrials falling 486 points to the 9,139 level, and all the major indexes tumbling more than 5 percent.
  • Police: Ex-lover stabbed Boynton Beach executive 200 times with screwdriver(HuffPost Writer)

    10/29/2008 4:06:53 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 65 replies · 1,681+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 10/29/08 | MICHAEL LaFORGIA
    BOYNTON BEACH — A woman who lived with her ex-partner on the city's south side stabbed her former lover more than 200 times with a Phillips-head screwdriver and then tried to conceal the killing, police said. After committing the crime, Carol Anne Burger, 57, a writer who friends described as engaged and eager to move on with life, reported her old flame missing and then, a day later, shot herself to death in her backyard, police said.
  • Would the Anti-Christ have a birth certificate?

    10/24/2008 9:45:35 PM PDT · by Binstence · 77 replies · 3,160+ views
    10/23/08 | LiveFreepOrDie
    It makes sense that he would not? Right? Just curious.
  • 'Sharia' Law Firm Secretaries Unmasked as Porn Actresses

    08/27/2008 2:12:03 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 12 replies · 220+ views
    NIS News Bulletin ^ | 8-27-08 | Staff
    Faizel Ali Enait refuses to shake hands with women and prefers them to wear burqas. But on the website of his law firm, two hard-core porn actresses posed as its secretaries. Faizel Ali Enait claims to be a lawyer. He works for Jairam Advocaten, a law firm for Muslims in the Netherlands. Ali Enait lost a court case last week against Rotterdam municipality, which he accused of discrimination. The municipality rejected the Muslim for a job as client manager at the Social Services department because he refused to shake hands with women. The judges ruled that Rotterdam had the right...
  • FL: Man bitten by Walmart rattlesnake

    07/14/2008 4:28:19 PM PDT · by yankeedame · 45 replies · 573+ views
    news.com.au ^ | July 08, 2008
    Man bitten by Walmart rattlesnake From correspondents in Miami July 08, 2008 09:33amA POSIONOUS rattlesnake hidden among leafy plants in the garden section of a Walmart store in Florida sprang out and bit a man who was shopping there. The man was taken to hospital after the 30cm pygmy rattlesnake bit him in the right hand while he was looking at the plants at the store in Pembroke Pines, Florida, about 50km north of Miami. "This is an isolated incident and we're taking precautions to make sure that it doesn't happen again," said Walmart spokeswoman Ashley Hardie. "To ensure the...
  • Snake Bites Man in Walmart

    07/07/2008 10:49:08 PM PDT · by Coffee200am · 61 replies · 632+ views
    Asia One ^ | 07.08.2008 | Asia One
    MIAMI, US - A POISONOUS rattlesnake hidden among leafy plants in the garden section of US retail giant Walmart sprung out and bit a man who was shopping there, a company spokeswoman said on Monday. The man was hospitalised after the 30-centimeter pygmy rattlesnake bit him in the right hand while he was perusing the plants at the store in Pembroke Pines, Florida, about 50 kilometers north of Miami. 'This is an isolated incident and we're taking precautions to make sure that it doesn't happen again,' Walmart spokeswoman Ms Ashley Hardie said. 'To ensure the well-being of our customers, we...
  • Bag found in apartment might contain human hands

    07/04/2008 3:25:09 PM PDT · by Dysart · 41 replies · 75+ views
    FWST ^ | 7-4-08 | AMAN BATHEJA
    FORT WORTH -- A man moving into a new apartment today may have found a bag containing two human hands.A prospective tenant in the 1100 block of Grainger Street in southwest Fort Worth was cleaning out a garage apartment in anticipation of moving in when he found a plastic grocery sack in the freezer, according to Fort Worth police.The man opened the sack and found what looked like "two mangled up frozen hands," according to a statement from Fort Worth Police spokesman Lt. Paul Henderson.The man called police. Some officers who arrived on the scene agreed that the items could...
  • Uniformed Personnel to attend Gay Pride (official RAF press release)

    07/04/2008 4:01:14 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 13 replies · 132+ views
    Royal Air Force ^ | 07-02-08 | Staff
    Formal approval has been granted for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual personnel in HM Armed Forces to march in No.1 uniform (RN/RAF) No. 2 uniform (Army)through Central London on 5th July 2008, as part of the annual Gay Pride event. Whilst the Royal Navy has marched in uniform in previous years, Army and RAF personnel will also be marching in uniform for the first time this year. A large number of personnel have already committed to attend. Personnel will be considered to be on-duty for the uniformed element of the event. RAF personnel who wish to attend in uniform are...
  • America at Home: Small Houses and Quirky Homes

    06/29/2008 7:15:32 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 49 replies · 910+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/29/08 | Betty Udesen
    Olympia, Washington: Dee Williams wanted a simpler, greener life -- so she built her dream house, an 84-square-foot cottage on wheels, which is currently parked in a friend's backyard. Not only did she save money using salvaged materials (the front door came from a dumpster, for instance), but the entire house is small enough to fit into a standard parking spot. Says Williams, 'Right now, there's nowhere else I want to be.' Williams’ trailer cottage is surprisingly roomy inside, largely thanks to its clever use of height. For example, Williams’ bed is in a loft above her kitchen. Williams is...
  • Researcher: Burmese pythons moving out-(Florida)

    05/24/2008 5:03:43 AM PDT · by Flavius · 16 replies · 679+ views
    upi ^ | 5/23/08 | na
    GAINESVILLE, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- Burmese pythons are multiplying rapidly in the Everglades and moving north in Florida and south to the Keys, a University of Florida researcher says. Frank Mazzoti said the pythons can live anywhere alligators can, which would include all of Florida and swamp areas in Georgia and Louisiana, Science Daily reported.
  • Tornado Hits Atlanta

    03/14/2008 7:33:38 PM PDT · by silentknight · 478 replies · 12,759+ views
    A tornado has been reported in downtown Atlanta...some injuries.
  • Woman catches fire during hemorrhoid operation

    12/13/2007 6:46:39 PM PST · by pa_dweller · 52 replies · 106+ views
    The Local - Sweden's news in English ^ | 12 Dec 07 | Paul O'Mahony
    Sweden's welfare board has criticized a hospital in Stockholm after a 40-year-old woman caught fire during a hemorrhoid operation, Aftonbladet reports. While the woman's piles were successfully removed by doctors at Ersta Hospital, she ended up leaving the surgery in September with a partially burned backside. In addition to the hemorrhoids, the woman was also in hospital to have a lump removed with the aid of electrosurgery. The accident took place after a nurse had cleaned the woman's skin with an antiseptic solution. With some of the highly flammable liquid having trickled under the women's body, the patient caught fire...
  • Aussie swimmer dives head-first into crocodile

    10/23/2007 3:51:06 PM PDT · by BGHater · 54 replies · 180+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 20 Oct 2007 | Nick Squires
    An Australian who went for a drunken dip in the sea got more than he bargained for when he dived into the jaws of a large crocodile. Matt Martin was camping alone near a beach in northern Queensland when he decided to go for a dusk swim, despite having drunk what he later admitted was "half a slab", or 12 cans of beer. When the 35-year-old construction worker dived into a wave, he butted heads with a submerged saltwater crocodile. "I thought I was dead. It was sort of like when you hit rocks but the rocks had give and...
  • Ice crashes through Modesto roof (CA)

    08/20/2007 2:06:15 PM PDT · by keat · 28 replies · 1,048+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | August 20, 2007 01:14:31 PM
    Corrina Vargas, 26, was cooking breakfast morning in her mother’s airport district home this morning when she heard an explosion. Her son, Carlos Mendez, 10, was sitting on a bed in the living room watching cartoons when something came through the roof. A small piece of the debris hit him in the back of the head. Both ran out of the house, and her mother, Mary Montano, gathered the rest of the adults and children in the house and got them out. No one was injured by what turned out to be a bowling ball-sized chunk of ice that crashed...
  • Caption Madonna

    08/15/2007 12:17:28 PM PDT · by redstates4ever · 52 replies · 1,172+ views
    ThisIsLondon.co.uk ^ | 8/15/07 | (not provided)
    "Madonna is reported to have started injecting herself with vitamins to boost her energy levels. The singer, who turns 49 on Thursday, is said to have surprised passengers on a recent flight from New York to London by injecting herself with a vitamin shot in her arm."
  • Live Grenade Turns Up at Trash Recycling Plant

    07/28/2007 6:54:11 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 20 replies · 691+ views
    San Gabriel Valley Tribune ^ | July 28, 2007 | By Frank C. Girardot
    INDUSTRY - Sheriff's bomb squad experts evacuated 500 people and removed a live rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) from a trash processing plant on Friday afternoon, officials said. The grenade was discovered at about 10:30 a.m. Friday at Athens Service's Materials Recycling Facility in the 14000 block of Valley Boulevard. "An employee spotted the device, we shut the plant down and employees were evacuated," said Chris Carlos, the company's director of governmental affairs. Sheriff's officials said the grenade, painted blue, was removed to a remote facility Friday afternoon. The grenade was of unknown origin. "(The FBI was) notified but we did not...