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  • Swiss woman dies after attempting to live on sunlight

    04/26/2012 7:29:15 AM PDT · by massmike · 95 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 04/26/2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.</p> <p>The Zurich newspaper reported Wednesday that the unnamed Swiss woman in her fifties decided to follow the radical fast in 2010 after viewing an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years.</p>
  • 5 things you didn’t know about Silly Putty

    04/25/2012 8:53:37 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 66 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 04/25/2012 | Mike Smith
    Cracking open its egg-shaped packaging, exploring its bizarre, mushy properties, and inevitably leaving it on top of the heater and letting it melt all over the carpet, playing with Silly Putty is a rite of passage for every child. But there's an impressive amount of history, chemistry, and trivia behind these odd, polymer nuggets -- and a few surprising facts. It was a war-time accident. World War II, in fact.
  • (Democrat Congressman) Filner Calls for Navy to Name Ship for Harvey Milk

    04/25/2012 9:59:49 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | April 24, 2012 | Tony Perry
    Filner calls for Navy to name ship for Harvey Milk SAN DIEGO - Rep. Bob Filner has called on the Navy to name a ship after slain gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, who served as a Navy officer in the early 1950s. In a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Filner said naming a ship after Milk "would be a great tribute to Milk's support for equality and in keeping with effort(s) to promote equality in our military after the recent repeal of the 'don't ask, don't tell' policy." Milk served as a diving officer...
  • Edwards thought '1-in-3 chance' he was father of Rielle's unborn child, ex-aide testifies

    04/24/2012 1:53:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 51 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/12 | Jonathan Serrie/AP
    John Edwards apparently didn't think too highly of his mistress. According to testimony Tuesday from Edwards' former top confidante, the ex-senator didn't give himself great odds when he doubted that he was the father of Rielle Hunter's unborn child. "He said that she was a crazy slut, and it was a one-in-three chance that it was his child," Young testified. Whether or not those were the odds, Edwards made a bad bet. After denying for months that he was the father, even after he copped to the affair, Edwards has acknowledged paternity for their daughter who is now 4 years...
  • N. Korea' Propaganda Masterpiece

    04/24/2012 5:17:45 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies
    New Focus ^ | 04/23/12
    Left: now famous photo of a very short NK soldier escorted back to his land by large U.S. and SK soldiers Right: N. Korea's photoshopped version
  • Father meets his newborn daughter [Video: FUNNY!]

    04/23/2012 8:39:33 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/19/12 | tlund
    Title changed so as not to spoil the surprise. Please click the link!
  • Man Dies After Peeing On ‘L’ Tracks In Evanston

    04/23/2012 2:14:19 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 67 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 4/23/12 | CBS Chicago
    EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — An Indiana man died overnight, after coming into contact with the electrified third rail as he urinated on the Purple Line ‘L’ tracks in Evanston. The man was at the South Boulevard Purple Line stop around 11 p.m. Sunday with two other people when he came into contact with the third rail, according to CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis. The man, Zachary McKee, 27, of Ossian, Ind., was pronounced dead at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston at 11:52 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. It turned out that the man had climbed down to...
  • Man Accidentally Shoots Girlfriend in Legs While Hunting (Thought She Was a Hog)

    04/23/2012 10:33:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    WFTV ^ | Monday, April 23, 2012
    A 52-year-old Flagler County woman is recovering after her boyfriend accidentally shot her in the legs during a hog-hunting trip, according to officials. The couple was on a hunting trip at the Cowart Hunt Camp. Flagler County Sheriff's deputies say 52-year-old Steven Egan was inside a tent on Saturday night when he said he heard a noise in the woods, thought it was the hog and fired in that direction. Instead, it was his girlfriend Lisa Simmons. Deputies said Simmons was struck with a .30-caliber bullet in both legs and was taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in serious condition....
  • Man Watches Porn & Discovers His Wife is an Adult Star

    04/22/2012 8:54:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 4/22/12 | Yahoo News
    Excerpted from Yahoo News: So, file this under awkward. A man who went online to look at porn “for the first time” in his life (while he was in a coffee shop) was treated to the shock of his life when he saw his wife of 16 years boning a bunch of dudes in said porno films. I mean, you think you know someone … After seeing the unsettling clips, the man, identified as Ramadan, ran home to confront his wife — who, of course, at first denied it. But then when Ramadan showed her the clips — you know,...
  • Alligator Visits Port Allen Motel, Bites Guest

    04/21/2012 3:54:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Advocate ^ | April 21, 2012
    A 6-foot alligator showed up at the front door of a Super 8 Motel on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. A motel employee said the alligator bit a guest. About 4 p.m., the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about an alligator at the motel at 821 North Lobdell Highway, Sheriff Mike Cazes said. The gator bit one of the motel guests who tried to catch it before Animal Control workers showed up, said Matt Marszal, the motel’s front desk clerk.
  • Proof at last as chicken comes before egg

    04/21/2012 6:56:19 PM PDT · by Revolting cat! · 12 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | Staff writer
    A HEN produced a live chick in a freak birth at a poultry farm in central Sri Lanka, a veterinary surgeon says. The vet in charge of the town of Welimada, PR Yapa, said the egg appeared to have incubated inside the hen for 21 days and the hen died when it gave birth to the chick. "I had only heard about such aberrations, but I was able to see it for myself today," Dr Yapa told AFP. He said the free-range farm owners alerted the local veterinary authorities after the highly unusual phenomenon and he performed a post-mortem examination...
  • Widow receives accidental-death benefits in auto-erotic electrocution case

    04/21/2012 12:45:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 47 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 21, 2012 | BRUCE GOLDING
    A widow has won a bitter victory — her husband’s death by electrocution to the genitals has to be revisited by their insurance company. Paul Martin, 35, was found lying naked from the waist down in his upstate basement in December 2008 after hooking himself up to an electrical contraption made of purple wire with a bare loop on one end. “The other purple wire ‘handle’ end was held in the victim’s hand, and the center ‘live’ wire appeared to be a possible switch, which was held in his other hand,” said a police report. Widow Amanda Martin sued The...
  • 19 Things College Students Suspect About the Real World [Photospoofs]

    04/21/2012 12:50:11 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 29 replies
    Cracked.com ^ | April 20, 2012 | various
    One year after you graduate from college, you are a completely different person. There's no fighting it. The baby you were on your first birthday had more in common with the version of you that was chilling in the womb a year earlier. We asked you to show us some of the things college students will be most surprised to find missing from the real world when they get there. The winner is below, but first the runners up ...
  • HPD: Purse-snatching suspects stabbed moments later by another victim

    04/20/2012 5:26:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 34 replies
    KHOU ^ | 4/20/2012 | KHOU
    HOUSTON – Police say two suspects got away with a 71-year-old woman’s purse, but they didn’t get away with it for long. According to court documents, just 10 minutes after the theft, the same suspects were stabbed by another victim they were trying to rob. Now, Mitchell Womack and Ronnie Curry are facing aggravated robbery charges. It all started on March 30, 2012, around 7:15 p.m., when police said the suspects approached the 71-year-old victim as she walked to her car after work in the 7400 block of Harwin. The victim said she noticed the men pull up in a...
  • Hitler finds out he's been banned from FR

    04/20/2012 12:02:29 PM PDT · by TigersEye · 266 replies
    Hitler finds out he's been banned from FR
  • German sex tax men tackle prostitutes

    04/19/2012 9:55:50 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 19 Apr 12
    Stuttgart tax men are facing the daunting task of measuring the floor space in all the southern German city's brothels, after a new “per square metre” tax was introduced on the oldest profession. The collectors initially resorted to extensive internet research to find all the sex businesses in the city – but found their computers blocked from the relevant sites. "The first problem was that, as public officials, those pages are actually out of bounds for us," said Stuttgart tax collector Rolf Kiener. Once the necessary special permission was granted, Kiener and his colleagues were initially shocked. "It's rather eye-opening...
  • Men pay price for not reading instructions on hair removal cream....

    04/19/2012 6:30:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4/19/2012 | Deborah Andrews
    FULL TITLE: Men pay price for not reading instructions on hair removal cream as review pages detail painful genital experiences Men attempting to remove hair from their genitals have found that the process is not as straightforward as they may have thought. For many women, learning to cope with the pain of hair removal is something they take in their stride. But for men, the basics of preening don’t always come so easily - judging by some of the unfortunate experiences documented in reviews of a new hair removal cream.
  • Wisconsin Cracks Down On Public Sex At Nude Beach

    04/18/2012 4:50:52 PM PDT · by SJackson · 43 replies
    CBS ^ | April 18, 2012
    MAZOMANIE, Wis. (CBS) — To a Chicagoan, south central Wisconsin conjures images of the water parks of Wisconsin Dells, the cliffs of Devil’s Lake, the stark angles of Frank Lloyd Wright houses, and the bellowing Victorian music machines of House on the Rock. But nude beaches? Yes, believe it or not, they have one of those up there too. And officials have long turned a blind eye to the crowds in their birthday suits, but they’ve been drawing the line lately at public sex. The beach in question is located on the Wisconsin River just north of the town of...
  • (US Forest Service Standard Procedure) Yes, There Is a Right Way to Blow Up an Animal Carcass

    04/18/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    IO9 ^ | Apr 18, 2012 | Robert T. Gonzalez
    Yes, there is a right way to blow up an animal carcass This, according to the US Forest Service document entitled "Obliterating Animal Carcasses with Explosives," is the right way. See those rectangles? Those represent sticks of dynamite. Their placement demonstrates how they should be positioned in order to achieve what the document calls "total obliteration." Pro-tip: The diagram up top illustrates how to explode a carcass when it needs to be eliminated quickly and absolutely. Under less urgent circumstances, the explosive placement illustrated below (corresponding to "partial obliteration") should suffice. Pro-tip #2: In some cases, it is probably best...
  • Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn

    04/17/2012 2:25:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    KWTX ^ | April 17, 2012 | KWTX
    Prison Inmate Sues Hospital Over Circumcision As A Newborn SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (April 17, 2012)--South Dakota prison inmate Dean Cochrun is suing the hospital where he was circumcised as a newborn, claiming the procedure has robbed him of his sexual prowess. The suit asks for $1,000 in compensatory and punitive damages. Cochrun is acting as his own lawyer. The lawsuit also requests that his circumcision be reversed.