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  • Crocodile Wedding: Mexican Town Mayor ‘Marries’ Reptile

    07/21/2014 4:19:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Joel Vasquez Rojas, the mayor of San Pedro Huamelula, married the reptile – dressed in a white gown – at the city hall and then shared a dance in front of packed party of local residents. According to local tradition, the crocodile is a princess whose marriage to the town mayor will bring in an abundance of seafood for fisherman on the Pacific coast. ‘As young people, this means a lot,’ said local resident Eduardo Zarate 'It’s the greatest treasure our ancestors have left us.’ For safety, the crocodile’s jaw was wired shut for the day. ‘It is my wish...
  • Workers cleaning home mistake hanging corpse for mannequin, take it to rubbish tip

    07/20/2014 1:31:44 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | Saturday 19 Jul 2014 | Harry Readhead
    Two Florida men hired to clean out a vacant house mistook a hanging corpse for a Halloween-style hoax – and took it to the dump. Workers Israel Lopez, 50, and Adam Hines, 30, told authorities they were tidying the house in Spring Hill at the request of the landlord when they came upon the corpse in the garage. The pair cut it down, believing it to be a mannequin, before hauling it to the local rubbish tip where a landfill worker realised it was a body and called the police. ‘Both individuals as well as the property owners believed the...
  • BNP Youth Leader Criticises Own ‘Gay’ Dog on Facebook for ‘Challenging his Principles’

    The leader of the youth arm of the British National Party has launched an attack on someone that he perceives to ‘challenge his principles’ – his own ‘gay’ dog. Jack Renshaw, a student at Manchester University and the head of the BNP Youth, wrote the Facebook post alongside a picture of Derek the dog, in which he criticised the mutt for ‘licking the (organ) of other male dogs’. ‘I wish my dog would stop licking the (organ) of other male dogs,’ he wrote. ‘I love you, Derek (my dog) – but – don’t challenge my principles because my principles will...
  • Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

    07/19/2014 2:08:47 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    AP via [Myrtle Beach] Sun-News ^ | July 18, 2014 | JOHN RABY
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Cornhole, the strange-sounding game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is taking on a serious side this week. The American Cornhole Organization will crown its world champions as about 380 competitors from 17 states vie for $10,000 in prize money in singles and doubles events. -snip- "When you're out there throwing, it's serious," Smith said. "And then as soon as it's over, it's time to buy somebody a beer."
  • Man Gets Locked Up [arrested], Orders Pizzas From Cell

    07/18/2014 4:00:22 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/18/14 | Ko Im
    He was already suspected of shoplifting beer, but a southern Kentucky man now faces additional charges for a pizza prank. While Michael Harp was in the process of getting booked at the police station, the 29-year-old placed an order for pizza on his cell phone.Five boxes from Domino's were delivered to an Officer Wilson, who had arrested Harp.
  • 25 Place Names and the USDA Rules for Their Use on Food Labels

    07/17/2014 12:21:23 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 14 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | July 15, 2014 | Arika Okrent
    One of the jobs of the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service is to protect consumers by ensuring that food labels are accurate and not misleading. So it generally requires that when a product is described with a place name, e.g., Virginia Ham, it should actually come from that place. However, things aren’t always that simple. Some place names are simply a convenient way to refer to a type of food: We don’t expect that Swiss Cheese really comes from Switzerland, and we accept that certain adjectives—Italian, Chinese, Thai—name a certain food style or flavor profile apart from geographical origin.The...
  • Man commits suicide by leaping into giant bonfire at Burning Man-style festival in Utah

    07/14/2014 7:25:02 AM PDT · by redreno · 104 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 07/14/2014 | BY Philip Caulfield
    A man killed himself at Burning Man-style arts festival by leaping into a towering burning art structure in front of hundreds of horrified onlookers, authorities and witnesses said. On Monday, scores of "burners" - who commune in the Nevada desert every August for Burning Man -were mourning the doomed festivalgoer after he dove into the flames during a moonlit bonfire ritual at the Element 11 fest near Salt Lake City late Saturday.
  • UK Investigators: Crocodile Responsible for Plane Crash in the Congo

    07/13/2014 1:10:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Saturday, July 12, 2014 | David Harding
    Crocodile might be responsible for plane crash in the Congo: UK investigators • Only one person survived the crash — as did the toothy reptile, though it was killed with machetes by rescuers sifting through the plane's wreckage. A plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo that left 18 people dead may have been caused by a crocodile. The animal is thought to have climbed out of a hold midflight and spooked the crew and passengers. They all panicked and ran towards the cockpit, and the forward shift in weight may have caused the plane to plummet to the...
  • Uxbridge [MA] police warn against pooping onto passing trains

    07/13/2014 1:17:33 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 54 replies
    WCVB - Boston ^ | Jul 11, 2014
    UXBRIDGE, Mass. —Uxbridge police say vandals have gone beyond graffiti along railroad tracks to a more disgusting crime. People are pooping on trains (seriously) as the trains pass under overpasses in town, the Uxbridge police write in a post on their Facebook page. -snip- The police have issued a stern warning, "If we catch you with your pants down defecating on the train you will be charged with everything we can find that fits the elements to the crime."
  • Egyptian Cleric: Muslim Brotherhood Authorizes 'Anal Jihad' for Lonely Terrorists

    07/11/2014 3:44:22 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Frances Martel
    An Egyptian cleric formerly known as the "preacher of the revolution" during the revolt against President Hosni Mubarak warned Egyptian television viewers this week that Muslim Brotherhood sheiks have issued a fatwa permitting "anal jihad" for terrorists far from their wives, which is exactly what it sounds like.
  • Smelling farts could be the best thing you do today [bizarre "health discovery"]

    07/12/2014 12:08:16 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    CNET.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Anthony Domanico
    It's Friday, and what better way to spend the day that starts with F than talking about Flatulence? Anyone who has accidentally let one rip in a social situation understands the immediate horror associated with getting caught passing gas. But instead of being ashamed when you fart in public, you should embrace your dirty deed with pride, as you may have just helped saved someone's life. Well, that's what a study currently getting some attention might suggest, but it's more complicated than that. The study out of the University of Exeter in the UK found that the hydrogen sulfide gas...
  • Argentina’s Javier Mascherano says he tore his anus playing against the Netherlands

    07/11/2014 9:08:00 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 74 replies
    O Canada.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Ishmael N. Daro
    Javier Mascherano’s game-saving slide tackle in Wednesday’s World Cup semifinal match came at a heavy price. The Argentine player, who likely suffered a concussion earlier in the game, says he later tore his anus when he stopped Netherlands forward Arjen Robben’s attack late in extra time. He shared the unfortunate news in a post-match press conference. A rough translation of his remarks: “I do not want to be rude … I tore the anus that play. That’s why I felt so much pain”” It’s not clear whether Mascherano can (or should) play in Sunday’s final against Germany, but his stellar...
  • How could Stephen Spielberg kill a Triceratops?

    07/11/2014 8:06:39 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | july 11, 2014 | David Mccormack
    Gullible internet users in uproar over vintage photo of Jurassic Park director posing with 'prey'. A photo of the Hollywood director on the set of his 1993 blockbuster Jurassic Park was posted online last Sunday. Facebook meme-maker and wit Jay Branscomb added a jokey caption claiming the photo showed a 'despicable' hunter. Not everyone was able to appreciate his sarcastic sense of humor and criticized the 'animal killer'. One commenter labelled Spielberg an 'inhumane p****' despite Triceratops being extinct for 66 million years. ‘Steven Spielberg, I’m disappointed in you. I’m not watching any of your movies again ANIMAL KILLER,’ she...
  • Woman With Two Husbands Looking for Two More

    07/10/2014 3:08:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Bulawayo24 ^ | 27 June 2014
    57-year-old Emma Chaleka, a traditional healer from Zimbabwe, is living with two husbands and intends to add two others and bring the total number of her husbands to four according to Myzim. Chaleka claims that her husband was failing to satisfy her hence she 'acquired' another husband and her dream is to have four husbands under one roof. Emma confirmed her marriage to Sikabenga and Mudenda saying she is prepared to have four husbands as long as they live peacefully and respecting their 'duties'. The polyandrous marriage has is the talk in Gadzema heights suburbs and Emma said that her...
  • MP: I Took Crystal Meth to Improve Performance

    07/10/2014 1:59:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Local ^ | 10 Jul 2014
    A top Social Democrat politician on Wednesday admitted he took crystal meth, but said he only did it to improve his performance at work.The apartment of Michael Hartmann, the interior policy expert for the centre-left SPD (Social Democrats), was searched by police last week in a drugs probe. And on Wednesday the lawyer of the lawmaker from Mainz said his client did buy and consume a small quantity of the drug in autumn 2013. His lawyer said he used crystal meth for around a month, but was not addicted to the drug. The lawyer said Hartmann had hoped to “improve...
  • Washington Man First to Buy Legal Weed in Spokane Is Fired After Spotted on News

    07/10/2014 11:38:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 105 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Mike Boyer, 30, was canned Tuesday after waiting 20 hours to buy pot and immediately going home to smoke. He was called up for urine analysis after he was spotted on TV buying the pot. Boyer told The News he 'regrets nothing.'His high was quickly brought low. A Spokane, Wash. man was fired from his job as a security guard the same day he became the first person to legally buy weed in the city Tuesday. “I don’t regret it,” Mike Boyer told the Daily News Wednesday. “I’m sad it happened but I got the title: I’m No. 1. I...
  • University offers female students extra credit for not shaving their armpits

    07/04/2014 11:26:16 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 79 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 03, 2014 | Lauren Clark
    "Men are also allowed to receive extra credit, as long as they shave their bodies from the neck down. Student Stephanie Robinson said it was a “life changing experience.” Female Arizona State University students can receive extra credit for defying social norms and refusing to shave for 10 weeks during the semester. Women and Gender Studies Professor Breanne Fahs, encourages her female students to cease shaving their underarms and legs during the semester and document their experiences in a journal. "One guy did his shaving with a buck knife." Student Stephanie Robinson said it was a “life changing experience.” “Many...
  • Women as Sumo Warriors

    07/03/2014 12:43:40 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 57 replies
    American sumo wrestlers of all shapes and backgrounds descended on Jackson Hole, Wyo., for the United States Sumo Championships. The women were a small, but proud, contingent. Video at link
  • Wu-Tang Affiliated Rapper Who Dismembered Himself Says Penis is Reattached [title shortened]

    07/03/2014 1:15:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 51 replies
    Radio.com ^ | 7/1/14
    One-time Wu-Tang Clan-affiliated rapper Christ Bearer says that, despite the fact that he cut his penis off in a much-written about incident in April, his member has reunited with his body and is now fully functioning. In fact, he hopes to prove both points by doing a porno film. -snip- TMZ’s crack interviewer asked the rapper if any drugs were involved in his self-castrating incident, which led to a series of bleeped-out expletives; however he does say, “PCP was involved!” and adds, “Kids, say no to drugs!”
  • Leftovers from Michelle Obama’s ‘healthy’ school lunches being served to pigs

    07/02/2014 1:14:56 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 28 replies
    EAG News ^ | July 1, 2014 | Ben Velderman
    NORTH SMITHFIELD, R.I. – First Lady Michelle Obama’s healthy school lunch menu is finally getting some love from a group of young eaters. Some 3,000 pigs at My Blue Heaven Farm in Rhode Island have been dining on students’ lunch leftovers from two nearby school systems, according to WoonsocketCall.com.The pigs are enjoying “half-eaten tuna sandwiches and other food scraps students discard during their lunch periods” as part of a new recycling program established by the town of Cumberland, the news site reports.The recycling program has been so successful that officials are planning to expand it in the fall.The school food...
  • Two die trying to recover cell phone from toilet

    06/30/2014 4:39:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies
    XINXIANG CITY, China (KTRK) -- A cellphone dropped into a public toilet led to the deaths of two people and several injuries following a strange series of events. According to the South China Morning Post, a woman visiting with her husband's family in Xinxiang City, China went to use the public open-pit toilet. She then accidently dropped her brand new $320 cellphone into the sewage-filled hole.
  • Woman 'Burns Down House' trying to kill Spider

    06/29/2014 5:58:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 115 replies
    A WOMAN has been arrested after burning down part of her home in an attempt to kill a spider, police say.Ginny Griffith, 34, used a cigarette lighter to set fire to some towels after seeing the arachnid in her bathroom. But as the blaze spread, five fire trucks were called to her apartment in Hutchinson, Kansas, US at around 1.36am (local time) on Friday morning to put out the inferno. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within a matter of minutes. Deputy Fire Chief Doug Hanen said in a statement that firefighters had found smoke coming from...
  • Woman Has 100,000 Cockroaches – Says They Are Her Family

    06/29/2014 4:31:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Most people hate cockroaches and would do just about anything to keep them out of their homes. But that is not the case for one woman. The South China Morning Post is reporting that Yuan Meixia in China shares her home with 100,000 cockroaches, which she considers her children. She breeds them and raises them so she can sell them to a pharmaceutical company, which uses them for medicine. She lives in separate home, but visits the breeding home everyday. She was inspired to start breeding them after she saw a program on television which talked about their potential healing...
  • Angry, cross-dressing man injures two Denny's diners

    06/28/2014 6:03:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    XETV-TV San Diego ^ | June 27, 2014
    A cross-dressing man upset about losing his cellphone at a North Park restaurant flew into a violent rage there today, hurling objects that injured two diners before stealing someone else's phone and fleeing. The man -- dressed in a black ruffled skirt and a leopard-print bikini top -- entered the Denny's in the 2400 block of El Cajon Boulevard shortly before 12:30 p.m. and told a worker he lost his mobile phone in the business earlier in the week, according to San Diego police. He demanded to see surveillance video to try to determine what had happened to his phone,...
  • Police to hand out scratch and sniff cannabis cards

    06/27/2014 1:37:34 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 25 Jun 2014
    Scratch-and-sniff cards loaded with the scent of cannabis are being handed out by police to help residents identify dope farms in their area. Today’s drive, the second phase of a campaign launched last year, aims to educate the public about how growing plants smell so they can alert police. It is hoped to have a knock-on effect on other crimes, such as human trafficking and possession of weapons. Det Supt Kath Barnes, of Hampshire Police – one of 17 forces across England and Wales taking part in the initiative – said: ‘Cannabis is often seen as harmless and somehow acceptable....
  • Notorious 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' pleads guilty to flashing women

    06/26/2014 6:30:46 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 39 replies
    MailOnLine ^ | 06/24/2014 | staff
    A man dubbed the 'Swiss Cheese Pervert' has pleaded guilty in a Philadelphia court after being charged for flashing women while holding slices of Swiss cheese. Christopher Pagano, 42, was charged with stalking, indecent exposure, harassment and lewdness for his crimes against four women in January. Several of the victims were able to record video or take a photograph of Pagano as he harrassed them from his car while brandishing cheese.
  • Screaming man with dead raccoon in Mukilteo

    06/25/2014 10:50:55 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 84 replies
    AP viaMynorthwest.com ^ | June 25, 2014 | staff reporter
    MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) -- Someone called 911 to report a screaming man dragging an animal along a highway in Mukilteo. When officers arrived Thursday they found a dead raccoon on a leash.
  • EPA Workers ‘Told To Stop Pooping In the Hallways’

    06/25/2014 1:59:22 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 59 replies
    PJ Tattler ^ | June 25, 2014 | Bryan Preston
    They’re adults. They had to be told this? It wasn’t part of their upbringing? I know that most EPA workers are urban liberals, but were they raised in barns? Management for Region 8 in Denver, Colo., wrote an email earlier this year to all staff in the area pleading with them to stop inappropriate bathroom behavior, including defecating in the hallway. In the email, obtained by Government Executive, Deputy Regional Administrator Howard Cantor mentioned “several incidents” in the building, including clogging the toilets with paper towels and “an individual placing feces in the hallway” outside the restroom. Confounded by what...
  • 10,000 nudists, free spirits to gather in Utah

    06/21/2014 7:24:48 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 110 replies
    AP ^ | 6/20/2014
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities are preparing for the nudity and free-spiritedness they expect to take over a corner of national forest about 40 miles east of Salt Lake City. The first revelers are setting up camp this week at the annual Rainbow Family gathering in northern Utah, and attendance is expected to total about 10,000. They have begun building kitchens and pitching tents in advance of their July 4 celebration. The group has already crashed a nearby wedding reception, raiding platters and forgoing any effort to blend in, members of the party reported to the Wasatch County police.
  • Police: Drunk mom drove with 6 kids on top of her car

    06/20/2014 4:44:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    CHANNEL 3000.COM ^ | 20 JUNE 2014 | WISC.COM
    A mother is in jail after she allegedly drove home from a neighborhood pool with six children riding on top of her car because she didn't want their wet swimsuits to ruin her upholstery. Kisha Young, 39, of Crowley, Texas was arrested after having the children - four of which were hers and two of which were a friend's - ride on the roof and the trunk of her Chevy Malibu for the short ride back home after swimming at the local pool, reports CBS DFW.
  • Congressman introduces 'The Dog Ate My Tax Return Act'

    06/20/2014 7:47:57 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 49 replies
    http://www.wnd.com/ ^ | June 20, 2014 | BOB UNRUH
    A statement released from the office of Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas, says what’s good for the government should be good for taxpayers. So there might come a time in the future when a letter starting out, “Dear IRS, The dog ate my tax receipts,” would be a perfectly acceptable response to a government inquiry about those “health cost” deductions for a hot tub and the trips to the Bahamas. The word came from Stockman’s office on Friday after a contentious hearing in Congress where the chief of the IRS said there was no apology due for the agency’s loss of...
  • Youtube removes band's video over fish murder

    06/19/2014 11:00:32 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    The Music ^ | June 20, 2014
    A local indie band are claiming that YouTube has banned their latest video over its depiction of a dead fish. New South Wales Central Coast outfit Little Earthquake recently unveiled the clip for single Brightside, which tells the story of singer Matt Hyland and his best mate, a fish, which dies at the beginning of the vid. Hyland then hallucinates taking the fish (in human form and played by brother/bandmate Justin Hyland) out for a night on the town. The clip shows Matt tipping alcohol on the fish and burying it at the end, but the band have defended their...
  • A North Austin Supermarket Has Forced Us To Learn What "Pizzle" Is

    06/20/2014 12:11:17 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 46 replies
    Texas Monthly ^ | Mon June 16, 2014 2:58 pm | by Dan Solomon
    It may not have occurred to you that when you give your dog a chew treat, you may well be giving the pooch a product that may well be made out of... You may also be unaware that..., as a meat product, has a name that—seemingly mercifully—is not ..., but which is "pizzle," perhaps the only word gross enough for the thing that it describes. But all of this is presumably less gross than the fact that a North Austin supermarket allegedly put pizzle—which is meant to be labeled as inedible beef not fit for human consumption—on the shelves for...
  • cuffed man who had been 'smoking meth for 3 days' shoots at officers using gun hidden in his butt

    06/19/2014 7:20:04 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6-18-14 | David McCormack
    Vigil was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and an outstanding warrant for assault, felony menacing and possession of a weapon, After his arrest, police said he threatened several times to shoot them and that he wanted to die. He also allegedly told police he had been smoking meth for three days and didn't want to go back to prison. Officers say when they arrived at the police district, Vigil refused to get out of the car and fired two shots from behind his back. Vigil’s gun then jammed and police shot at him, injuring him in the stomach. Police...
  • Naked woman found vandalizing stranger’s home [GA]

    06/18/2014 10:23:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 89 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 12:55 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 | By Alexis Stevens
    A northwest Georgia woman is accused of damaging and flooding a stranger’s home — while naked. Around 6:40 p.m. Friday, a Calhoun-area homeowner reported she’d returned home to find her home vandalized and a naked woman inside, the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Deputies searched the Nelson Lake Road home, where they found the suspect hiding in a closet, Sheriff Mitch Ralston said. The suspect, Suzanne Hussain, 34, lives about seven miles away and didn’t know the homeowner, Ralston said. “Ms. Hussain was in fact nude, and was acting abnormally, but was taken into custody without further incident,” Ralston...
  • Democrats Not Sure What Flag Is Celebrated On Flag Day

    06/16/2014 11:45:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 6/16/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Flag Day, the Democrats twitter feed sent out a photo to, one assumes, celebrate and honor the day. There was only one slight, tiny, no big deal little problem with the flag. It wasn't ours. Happy Flag Day! pic.twitter.com/I93jQ7ji1e— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 14, 2014 As you can imagine this is all over the news in the mainstreahaha ha ha ha ah just kidding. So far the only cable coverage has been on Fox News. Of course, this reminds us of the 2008 DNC where any kind of flag was hard to find. You know, until we found them....
  • Cuckolded Husband Sells Wife's Wedding Dress

    06/14/2014 5:32:03 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 83 replies
    Here's what the husband wrote for the ad: Due to be married soon? Not planning on staying faithful? Want to sleep with one of your soon-to-be husband's closest friends? Then THIS is the wedding dress for you! This stunning, tuille swathed, ivory bridal gown has a proven track record of producing an adulterous, deceitful, double-crossing and traitorous "soulmate". A one of a kind garment designed by Benedict Arnold, believed to be derived from the very cloth Judas Iscariot himself wore to the Garden of Gethsemane to betray the only son of God – Jesus Christ. This harlot-sized ensemble will...
  • Wife Poisons 'Impotent' Husband to Death

    06/14/2014 12:04:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, June 14, 2014
    She hid the body at home for 15 daysA 35-year-old Egyptian woman identified as Nagla’a killed her 50-year-old husband and stored his body at home for 15 days. According to a report in Al Youm Al Sabea’a newspaper, the woman committed the crime because she claimed the husband was ‘impotent’. Confessing to the crime, she told investigating officers, “Yes I killed him due to his impotence…” She claimed that she did try for divorce, but he rejected her suggestions and stopped her from doing so. That’s when she came up with the idea of killing him. On that fateful day,...
  • Goodbye cruel world - I'm off to join the circus

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  • Thad Cochran Says He Grew Up Doing ‘All Kinds Of Indecent Things With Animals’

    06/12/2014 10:54:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 189 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 6/12/14 | Chuck Ross
    Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran, who is facing the fight of his political life in a run off election against state senator Chris McDaniel, has admitted to some unexplained youthful indiscretion involving animals. Touting his strong ties to the area near Pine Bluff, which turned out heavily for McDaniel in the June 3 GOP primary, the 76 year-old Cochran said that he used to play in the countryside as a child. And that’s not all. He did “all kinds of indecent things with animals,” he said, according to the Hattiesburg American. It’s an odd remark in an already bizarre campaign. Several...
  • Arizona Police Arrest Man for Shooting at the Moon

    06/11/2014 7:06:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | June 11, 2014 | Reuters
    Arizona police arrest man for shooting at the moon PHOENIX (Reuters) - A marijuana smoker was arrested in Arizona after shooting at the moon with a handgun and wrestling with officers who were called by his girlfriend to subdue him, authorities said on Wednesday. Police went to a home in Prescott Valley, about 85 miles north of Phoenix, late last Friday where the woman told them her partner had fired several shots into the air after telling her and her teenage son he had seen Halley's Comet. Prescott Valley police spokesman Sergeant Brandon Bonney said Cameron Read, 39, was arrested...
  • Sex-mad rodent Randy escapes male-only enclosure and gets 100 females pregnant

    06/09/2014 8:21:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 53 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 6 Jun 2014
    A highly-sexed guinea pig broke out of its animal sanctuary enclosure and had sex with 100 females, park officials say. The rodent, nicknamed Randy by staff at Hatton Country World in Warwickshire, is now set to father around 400 babies after getting nearly all of them pregnant. Manager Richard Craddock said Randy looked like he ‘had a very good time’ after staff spotted the exhausted animal snoozing on a pile of straw. ‘We suspect a child may have placed him back in the wrong pen by accident after stroking him or Randy may have somehow broken out of his enclosure...
  • Police chief forced to send memo to tell cops to stop having sex on duty

    06/07/2014 11:18:49 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 34 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 7 Jun 2014 | Matt Payton
    Sex on the job (except if you are a Game of Thrones cast member) is obviously never acceptable in any workplace… However, one police chief has had to send a memo to his staff that they will be sacked if caught doing the deed on duty. This memo comes after one of his deputies, Scott Kenoyer, was reinstated after being fired in 2013 for doing rumpy pumpy on the clock. Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, while not a fan of ‘shotgun memos’, wrote: ‘Sex on duty is a breach of not only the public trust but also it is a...
  • This List Of Bands Banned On Soviet Radio Is A Real Head Scratcher

    06/03/2014 7:56:46 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 84 replies
    Uproxx ^ | 06.02.14 | Robo Panda
    Did you ever want to see AC/DC, The B-52′s, Pink Floyd, Donna Summer, The Village People, and Julio Iglesias in the same place? Well then, you can either read my dream journal or check out this list of Western music banned on Soviet radio stations. The list was titled “The approximate list of foreign musical groups and artists whose repertoires contain ideologically harmful compositions” (catchy title) and was distributed to Communist Party officials in January of 1985. We like how they call it an “approximate list”. Everything in the USSR was so slapdash.
  • Indian court asked to rule on whether Hindu guru dead or meditating

    06/03/2014 1:28:22 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 28 May 2014 | Dean Nelson, New Delhi
    The family and followers of one of India's wealthiest Hindu spiritual leaders are fighting a legal battle over whether he is dead or simply in a deep state of meditation. ...Shri Ashutosh Maharaj, the founder of the Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan religious order with a property estate worth an estimated £100 million, died in January, according to his wife and son. However, his disciples at his Ashram have refused to let the family take his body for cremation because they claim he is still alive. According to his followers, based in the Punjab city of Jalandhar, he simply went into...
  • The Scary Reason Saudi Farmers Are Kissing Camels

    05/31/2014 5:14:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May | Adam Taylor
    MERS is very scary. This week, while avoiding the term global health emergency, the World Health Organization announced that the deadly viral infection was both serious and urgent. So far, there have been 571 confirmed cases of MERS; 171 of those people died from the disease. There's one place, however, where the mood about MERS isn't scaring everyone. It's also the place where the infection was first reported in 2012 and where almost 500 recorded cases have been found so far: Saudi Arabia. And the skepticism about the virus has taken a strange turn in Saudi Arabia, where people have...
  • Watching too much porn shrinks men’s brains and makes them stupid – apparently

    05/30/2014 12:42:10 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 40 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 29 May 2014 | Matt Payton
    Heavy use of pornographic material can make men stupid, apparently. New research suggests that men’s brains shrink as a result of watching too much adult material. German researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development found that men who watch a lot of porn tend to have smaller striatum. The stratum is a region of the brain concerned with ‘rewards and motivation’ so the researchers believe watching porn damages their brain and makes them lazy. There is a chicken and egg debate regarding these findings as to which came first, the smaller brains or the heavy usage of porn....
  • VOTE LAZAMATAZ IN 2014!

    05/28/2014 9:34:26 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 219 replies
    Source: Committee To Elect Lazamataz | 5/28/2014 | I'm Lazamataz, and I approve this message.
    (music swells) Hello. I'm Laz. (images of beaches, mountains, grain fields) I'd like to help build a better America. I want us to become great again. (short video of eagle landing on a rock outcropping, with camera closing in on the head until it fills frame) That is why I am asking for your vote for Admin Moderator for Free Republic this November. Remember, your vote makes a difference. We need more Tea-Party representatives, and I hope to be your choice. (eagle head fades to flapping American flag) Vote for Lazamataz for Admin Moderator this November. I would be honored...
  • US aims to identify, promote historic LGBT sites

    05/28/2014 12:04:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2014 2:35 PM EDT | Lisa Leff
    The National Park Service is launching an initiative to make places and people of significance to the history of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual Americans part of the national narrative. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is convening a panel of 18 scholars next month that will be charged with exploring the LGBT movement’s story in areas such as law, religion, media, civil rights and the arts. The committee will identify relevant sites and its work will be used to evaluate them for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places, designation as National Historic Landmarks, or consideration as national monuments, Park...
  • Britain has 15,000 vampires – apparently

    05/28/2014 2:00:37 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 10 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 27 May 2014 | Sharon Marris
    Luring some of Britain’s 15,000 vampires out of the shadows is no easy task. And Dr Emyr Williams won’t be inviting them out for a drink. The psychologist is investigating the ‘underground network’ of real-life vampires who gather in secret to suck blood from willing volunteers. He aims to shed light – although it might be best if he doesn’t do it literally – on members of a subculture he claims is ‘fascinating and all very real’. He has produced an online questionnaire to learn more about them. ‘Vampires are a group of people who drink blood, but their well-established...