Archive for August, 2006

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Saturday, August 19, 2006

 

‘Cannibals’ confess in Mozambique

`A husband and wife in Mozambique face multiple charges after confessing to exhuming corpses to eat the flesh and powdered bones, say police.

They were arrested in the western village of Vanduzi last weekend in possession of human organs.

In a confession, the couple said that eating human flesh strengthened their power to heal people, police say.’


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Friday, August 18, 2006

 

Berlin family faces eviction for loud night prayers

`A seven-member family faces eviction from an east Berlin apartment tower after neighbours complained about loud prayer sessions that keep the whole building awake at night, a German newspaper said on Thursday.

“I really don’t want to disturb the neighbours but the high volume is needed in the battle against the devil,” Pierre D., the 42-year-old father of the Christian family, told Bild newspaper. He is fighting an eviction order in court.

Neighbours told Bild the screams and singing that are part of the family prayers in the second storey sometimes begin at 2:30 a.m. and can be heard all the way up to the fifth floor.’


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Workers Discover Chocolate Virgin Mary

`As a chocolatier to the rich and famous, Martucci Angiano has posed with many celebrities – but on Thursday she held in her hand a figure that dazzles her more than any Hollywood star.

Workers at Angiano’s gourmet chocolate company, Bodega Chocolates, discovered under a vat a 2-inch-tall column of chocolate drippings that they believe bears a striking resemblance to the Virgin Mary.

Since the discovery Monday, Angiano’s employees have spent much of their time hovering over the tiny figure, praying and placing rose petals and candles around it.’


PIKAPIKA – lightning doodle project

Pretty cool animations of people using laser pointers to make moving images.


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Physicists In Japan Plan To Create New Universe In Lab

`A radical new project could permit human beings to create a “baby universe” in a laboratory in Japan. While it sounds like a dangerous undertaking, the physicists involved believe that if the project is successful, the space-time around a tiny point within our universe will be distorted in such a way that it will begin to form a new superfluid space, and eventually break off, separate in all respects from our experience of space and time, causing no harm to the fabric of our universe.’


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Brittany Spears at Home

Brittany Spears sitting around at home eating food and acting kinda stoned. Apparently people are time travelling but not telling her.

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The Flava of Crap

This is a short clip from a reality TV show. One of the contestants has an unfortunate problem, and ends up sharing it with everyone else.

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

 

Legoguy’s Robot Control Page

A robot you can drive around some guys room. With a webcam so you can see where you’re going.

I kept running into his legs, so I think he might have gotten annoyed. Oops. 🙂 Or, not oops, as the case may be. 🙂


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Suspect arrested in JonBenet Ramsey case

`A suspect has been arrested “for the December 26, 1996, murder of JonBenet Ramsey,” the district attorney in Boulder, Colorado, said Wednesday.

A law enforcement source identified the suspect as 41-year-old John Mark Karr, a one-time school teacher and American citizen who has lived in Conyers, Georgia.

It is the first arrest in the decade-long investigation of child beauty pageant contestant’s slaying. The breakthrough came as a surprise to many who feared the case might never be solved.’


Man’s Face Burned In Fireworks Stunt

‘A 21-year-old man suffered severe burns to his face and head when he ignited a mortar-style firework that he taped to an old football helmet and placed on his head.

Police say Kaleb Spangler of Bloomington attempted the stunt while drinking at a party along Indiana 46 between Bloomington and Nashville early Saturday morning.

His girlfriend says Spangler decided to duct tape the large firework to the old football helmet. He then put on the helmet and ignited it.

She told police she saw a large flash, then saw Spangler on the ground, unconscious and bleeding from the head. The helmet was destroyed by the blast.’


Boy tied to tree for nine years for biting dogs

`Authorities in Indian state of West Bengal rescued a 15-year-old boy tied to a tree for nine years because he used to bite dogs and goats besides gnawing on the feet of relatives and neighbours, officials said today.

Rahul Amin Dhali was just six when he first bit a dog in Biramnagar village, 60km north of Kolkata, the state capital, they said.

A few days later he tasted the flesh of a family member.

“We chose to ignore the issue since he was just a child but it turned worse with every passing day,” Rahman Dhali, the boy’s father, told Reuters.’


With shovels, AOL looks for retribution

`AOL is preparing to dig for buried gold and platinum on property in Massachusetts owned by the parents of a man it sued for sending millions of unwanted spam e-mails to its customers.

AOL said Tuesday it intends to search for gold and platinum bars the company suspects are hidden near the home of Davis Wolfgang Hawke’s parents on two acres in Medfield, Massachusetts.

The family said it will fight in court to oppose AOL’s plans.’


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Hicks case compared to rapists’

`Attorney-General Philip Ruddock has questioned the culture of complaint over the detention of David Hicks, arguing that no one criticised the detention of “Middle Eastern boys” accused of gang rape for nearly five years before they were convicted.

Comparing supporters of the Adelaide-born terror suspect to communist sympathisers during the Cold War, Mr Ruddock said yesterday he had not heard many complaints when suspects in Sydney’s vicious gang rapes were held for many years as a result of successive legal challenges.’


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Bees build nest in starving dog

`East Pennsboro Police Chief Dennis McMaster has seen a lot of horrible things in his long career as a police officer.

But he says nothing was more shocking than seeing bees flying in and out of an open tumor in the side of a dog named Merrick.

McMaster says the insects had built a nest in the 9-year-old yellow Labrador retriever found June 26 by a letter carrier in the 300 block of West Perry Street.’


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Christians ‘addicted to pornography’

`”The poll results indicate that 50% of all Christian men and 20% of all Christian women are addicted to pornography,” said Clay Jones, founder and President of Second Glance Ministries.

The group defines “addicted” as applied to pornography as use on an ongoing basis.

“We are seeing an escalation to the problem in both men and women who regularly attend church,” said Bill Cooper, President of ChristiaNet.com. [..]

Additionally, 60% of the women who answered the survey confessed having “significant struggles with lust.” 40% admitted to being “involved in sexual sin” in the past year.’


Journalists ‘egged on’ suicide victim

`Indian TV journalists keen for a story encouraged a protester to burn himself to death, giving him matches and fuel, a report quoting police in India said.

The journalists in the eastern state of Bihar kept the cameras rolling as Manoj Mishra, who was demanding back pay, suffered 90 per cent burns to his body, The Indian Express newspaper said.

Police later filed a case against the journalists, accusing them of abetting suicide, the daily said.’


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Newly discovered worm fences with penis

`Australian scientists are set to announce the discovery of a species of flatworm which is a member of group of predators known as oyster leeches. [..]

The creatures have both male and female parts and engaged in a sexual practice somewhat like penis fencing.

To reproduce they try to stab each other with their genitals and the first to penetrate inserts sperm and then goes on to spar with another flatworm. The “loser” lays and broods the eggs.’


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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

 

Mammoths may roam again after 27,000 years

`Bodies of extinct Ice Age mammals, such as woolly mammoths, that have been frozen in permafrost for thousands of years may contain viable sperm that could be used to bring them back from the dead, scientists said yesterday.

Research has indicated that mammalian sperm can survive being frozen for much longer than was previously thought, suggesting that it could potentially be recovered from species that have died out.

Several well-preserved mammoth carcasses have been found in the permafrost of Siberia, and scientists estimate that there could be millions more.’


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Angry Woman Gets Revenge at McDonald’s

`Police have been looking for a disgruntled McDonald’s customer who ran into two other customers with her car after a dispute over who was next in line.

Melinda Ann Thomas, 34, and Linda Ann Thomas, 51, were standing in a crowded line around 8:30 a.m. Saturday as they waited to order breakfast, police said. A cashier opened a new line and they stepped to the front of it – a move that angered another customer who was waiting to order.

According to the report, the unidentified woman started yelling at them and threatened to kill them.’


Searchers find missing UCF student’s body

`The body of a graduate student who disappeared in the ocean Thursday while trying to capture a 300-pound green sea turtle was found floating Monday near Sebastian Inlet, about a half-mile south of where he was last seen grabbing onto the back of the giant reptile.

Brevard County sheriff’s Detective Gary Harrell said Boyd Lyon’s body was spotted from a helicopter about 11:30 a.m. 300 yards off the coast. The body yielded no clues as to what happened to the 37-year-old research student who had found a niche in the “hand capture” of male sea turtles.

“There’s no indication to suggest what happened to him,” Harrell said.’

followup to Man Missing After Pulled Into Ocean By Turtle.


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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

 

Drug smugglers may be using subs

`Cocaine traffickers may be using submarines to smuggle drugs into Europe, Spanish police said on Monday after finding a 35-foot-long submarine drifting off the country’s northwestern coast. [..]

Although the Galicia Civil Guard have never seized a smugglers’ submarine before, traffickers have been known to use submersible craft elsewhere to ferry cocaine between shore and mother ship.

In 2000, Colombian police found a 100-foot-long submarine with the capacity to carry up to 200 tons of cocaine worth billions of dollars still under construction in the Andes mountains near Bogota.’


Closing Letter to the Copyright Industry Associations of America

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Also, OFF System Development.


Man robbed after faeces attack

`Thieves in Germany stole E7500 ($12,480) from a man by throwing faeces at him from behind and then pick-pocketing him while they pretended to help clean up the mess, authorities said overnight. [..]

The two women then began briskly wiping the filth from the man’s clothing with paper towels they had with them. They were soon joined by a man, who also came bearing paper towels.

Only when the man went to take his foul-smelling trousers to cleaners did he notice that E7500 ($A12480) had been taken from his back pocket by one of the would-be helpers, police said.’


Man released vicious dogs to ’cause some excitement’

‘A 34-year-old man released three pit bulls into an Independence neighborhood where they attacked three men because he wanted to “cause some excitement,” prosecutors said in filing criminal charges Friday. [..]

According to documents filed with the county charges, a man who lived next door to the house where the dogs were kept told police that Smith had told him he was planning to release the dogs “to see what kind of trouble he could cause.”

The neighbor, Earl Howard Jr., warned him not to but testified he later saw a window in the house open and the three dogs jump out.

He said he saw Smith at the window, laughing.’


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Sunday, August 13, 2006

 

BossBitching.com

`Boss Bitching is a user driven social content website that allows anonymous postings of stories about bosses.’


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Landcruiser Pankcake

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Spring Break with Yukko the Clown

`You know those really mean things that come to mind, but you would never say? Well, it seems Yukko is more than willing to spill the beans.’

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Goat crowned King of Ireland at ancient fair

`A goat named Louis was crowned King of Ireland yesterday in one of the country’s oldest festivals.

Each year a wild male mountain goat is caught in the foothills of Carrauntoohill, Ireland’s highest mountain, and paraded through the country town of Killorglin as part of the Puck Fair – an annual festival of music, drinking and dancing.

The goat then reigns for three days from a platform 15 metres above the town’s streets.

No one knows for sure the origins of the fair, which is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors this year, and has long been held on August 10-12.’


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Naked US tourist amok in Swiss town may have been high on mushrooms

`An American tourist who ran naked through a peaceful Swiss town, vandalized a church and escaped from police clutches by jumping into a lake could have been on hallucinogenic mushrooms, a local magistrate said. [..]

He started babbling incoherently in the hotel lobby, stripped and ran naked along the quayside, broke a stained glass window in the nearby protestant temple with a stool and set a precious 1898 bible alight, police in Morges said.

After being seized and handcuffed by police, he made a leap for freedom into the lake and bit two people who tried to help him while he was hanging on to a boat.’


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Man Missing After Pulled Into Ocean By Turtle

`A graduate student from the University of Central Florida remains missing Saturday after he was pulled underwater by a large sea turtle, according to Local 6 News.

Officials said Boyd Lyon, 35, vanished Thursday afternoon about three miles north of the Sebastian Inlet and 400 yards out to sea, sheriff’s officials said.

The student was apparently tagging turtles as part of a UCF research project.’


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