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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.
  • Forest Service considering explosives to get rid of frozen cows in Colorado mountain cabin

    04/17/2012 11:49:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 64 replies
    WaPo ^ | 4/17/12 | AP
    DENVER — It may take explosives to dislodge a group of cows that wandered into an old ranger cabin high in the Rocky Mountains, then died and froze solid when they couldn’t get out. The carcasses were discovered by two Air Force Academy cadets when they snow-shoed up to the cabin in late March. Rangers believe the animals sought shelter during a snowstorm and got stuck and weren’t smart enough to find their way out.
  • Report: Wife Drives 2 Miles With Soon-to-Be-Ex on Hood

    04/17/2012 11:44:11 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Gainesville Sun ^ | Monday, April 16, 2012 | Hannah Winston
    Andre Xavier Rentz reportedly told officers he knew his wife was going to run into him with the red minivan. But instead of jumping out of the way, he jumped on the hood. She decided to take him for a two-mile ride, according to a Gainesville Police Department report. Earlicia Latricia Young-Rentz, 31, of Gainesville, was arrested on a charge of domestic aggravated assault around 5 a.m. Monday. Young-Rentz drove her husband to his residence after the couple had been fighting about their soon-to-be finalized divorce, according to an arrest report. Young-Rentz and Rentz have been married since 2009. He...
  • Violence Breaks Out At Indian Beef-Eating Festival [Hindu Caste System Confronts Beef]

    04/16/2012 8:37:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    BBCNews ^ | April 16, 2012
    16 April 2012 Violence Breaks Out At Indian Beef-Eating Festival Dalits students argue they should have freedom to eat what they want A beef-eating festival at a university in the Indian city of Hyderabad has led to clashes between rival sets of Hindu students, police say. They say that Hindus who regard cows as sacred fought with low caste Dalit groups who organised the event. About 1,500 people were fed beef biriyani as part of the festival late on Sunday evening. Dalit groups want beef on the campus hostel menu. Right wing Hindu groups say eating beef is not Hindu...
  • 6 Stupid Gun Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks to Movies)

    04/16/2012 8:13:34 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 77 replies ^ | April 16, 2012 | Robert Evans
    Hollywood wants you dead. We said it. We don't know why. We don't know what they could possibly gain from it, but it's true all the same. Hollywood has been teaching you lessons about guns for decades and decades. Hollywood wants you to build your entire understanding of guns based on the gun tropes they parade in all of their movies. Hollywood wants these gun rules ingrained so deeply in you that you apply these lessons in real life. Even though doing so will kill you. That's right. All of the lessons Hollywood has taught you about guns are wrong.Dead...
  • OBAMA TWITTER ACCOUNT FOLLOWS "celebrity sideboob"

    04/15/2012 5:55:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 14, 2012 | by BREITBART NEWS
    The verified Twitter account of President Barack Obama has been found to be a follower of the Twitter account @sidebooborg, representing a blog which collects and posts pictures of celebrities whose unadorned breasts are visible in profile. According to the individual who runs the followed account, who only goes by the name "Celebrity Sideboob," the sides of boobs are a particular passion of his/hers. "If you haven't already figured this out, I love sideboob and I run a website based on it," on tweet states. Granted, the President is often not directly involved in the operation of his Twitter account,...
  • Did we hook up at a Megadeath concert? I'm pregnant - woman's search for baby's father on Craigslist

    04/15/2012 5:54:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | April `4, 2012
    If you were the guy at the Megadeth and Motorhead concert with a red mohwak and 'viper piercings' then one lady has something you left behind - your baby. At least that is one woman's claim on Craigslist's 'Missed Connections' for Chicago and posted anonymously. Obviously a man with a red mohawk at a Megadeth concert does not narrow things down, but the lady with blue hair and black biker boots does recall some intimate details. In the post, which has been removed from the website, the woman outlines their sexual encounter in the bathroom of the Aragon Ballroom...
  • Woman Wants 'Too Much Sex' - Man Calls Cops

    04/14/2012 11:08:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Apr 12
    A desperate man in Munich fled onto a balcony and called police for protection after his insatiable companion on a one-night stand refused to let him leave her flat, police said on Thursday. The 43-year-old man had met a woman four years his senior in a bar in the southern German city on Monday and she took him back to her apartment for sex, a police spokesman said in a statement. "There they had sexual intercourse several times," the spokesman said. "When the 47-year-old wanted even more, her partner said no." The man then tried to leave the apartment but...
  • The 5 Most Impossible Sniper Shots Ever Made

    04/14/2012 8:52:20 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 48 replies ^ | April 14, 2012 | Xavier Jackson, James Benoist
    Snipers are the elite masters of the art of killing somebody from a distance before he or she has any idea what is going on. Of course, shooting from such a long range incurs a wide array of difficulties, leading to situations where making a successful shot is, by all logic and reason, impossible. It is in these situations where the best snipers sniff, wipe the sweat from their eyes and make the shot anyway.
  • Man drops dumbbell on bullet, shoots self

    04/14/2012 10:51:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 55 replies
    upi. ^ | April 13, 2012
    MODESTO, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- Police in California said a man with a gunshot wound to his shoulder said he accidentally shot himself by dropping a dumbbell onto a bullet. Modesto Police said the 56-year-old man, whose name was not released, told them he was working out Wednesday night when he accidentally dropped a dumbbell on a rimfire .22-caliber bullet, causing the propellant powder in the bullet to be activated and sending it into his shoulder, The Modesto Bee reported Friday. Officer Chris Adams said police found the story suspicious, but not impossible. He said investigators did not find...
  • Wife's last words: 'Why don't you just shoot me?'

    04/13/2012 11:01:38 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Apr 13, 2012
    LAKE CUSHMAN, Wash. - A woman who was shot dead in her Lake Cushman home on Thursday told her husband, "Why don't you just shoot me?" before he opened fire at her with a shotgun, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office.
  • Man Who Can Swim With A Polar Bear

    Grizzly man Mark Dumas, 60, is the only man in the world who can touch a polar bear. And as these incredible pictures show the fearless bear handler from Abbotsford, British Columbia, even goes for dip in his swimming pool where he and 16-year-old polar bear Agee enjoy a watery cuddle together.
  • Firefighters use forklifts to rescue the obese

    04/13/2012 5:40:51 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 27 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 4-13-12
    Firefighters are using forklift trucks to rescue obese people after crews injured their backs trying to move them. Five firemen from a single Yorkshire town have injured their backs and muscles while trying to manoeuvre overweight people in the past two years, a report found. It resulted in a total of 13 working days being lost as the injured officers recovered. Now crews in Rotherham, one of Britain's fattest towns, are using forklift trucks and hydrolic platforms to rescue fat people from fires and falls and to help the ambulance service move bariatric patients to hospital. A report commissioned by...
  • Local Mom Who Prefers Smirnoff to Smurfs Gets Jail Time

    04/12/2012 4:46:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wed., Apr. 11 2012 | Erin Sherbert
    Sarah Boushey, the vodka-chugging, Smurf-hating mother, was sentenced to 69 days in San Mateo county jail after the Smurfs movie drove her to drink and drive with her 4-year-old daughter in the car. According to the San Mateo County DA, mom, who pleaded no contest to driving drunk with a minor in the car, has already served 47 days behind bars. Boushey will also have to install an anti-DUI device in her car and use it for the three years she is on probation. Readers probably recall the incident last August where 42-year-old Boushey took her young daughter to see...
  • Professor Shows Pornography to Her Class

    04/12/2012 4:07:43 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 51 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Oliver Darcy
    Fresno State Public Health Professor, Peggy Gish, played a pornographic, full-length film for her class on Tuesday. The adult film was called "Advanced Sexual Techniques, Volume One" and contained both sexually explicit audio and graphic video. Campus Reform learned about the incident after a student, who does not wish to be identified, came forward. According to an online synopsis the movie follows "12 couples of varying backgrounds and ethnicity" who "explore sexual positions and techniques."
  • Keith Moon, London Olympics: Organizers Ask the Who's (Dead) Drummer to Perform

    04/12/2012 8:23:07 PM PDT · by xp38 · 49 replies
    Spinner ^ | April 11 2012 | Jason MacNei
    The legend of Keith Moon continues to live on -- but the London Olympic Committee apparently thinks the late Who drummer is still alive, too. British publication Metro reports the Who's manager Bill Curbishley was asked by organizers of this summer's London Olympics if Moon -- who died in 1978 -- "would be available" to perform. "I emailed back saying Keith now resides in Golders Green crematorium, having lived up to the Who's anthemic line 'I hope I die before I get old,'" Curbishley told Metro. "If they have a round table, some glasses and candles, we might contact him."...
  • Petrified postmen ordered to stay away from Snowball the cat

    04/10/2012 8:47:31 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 4th April, 2012 | Mark Molloy
    Frightened postal workers have been banned from delivering letters to one notoriously hazardous address after being repeatedly 'attacked' by a three-year-old cat called Snowball. -snip- Following a thorough investigation the Royal Mail has stopped its workers from delivering mail to the address after labelling the black and white moggy a 'health and safety risk'.
  • Ex-Girlfriend Busted For Brutal Scrotum Attack

    04/09/2012 10:28:26 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 119 replies
    APRIL 5--An Indiana man had his scrotum severely torn when his “on-again, off-again” girlfriend entered his home and pummeled him in an attack that resulted in the woman’s arrest on several criminal charges, including two felonies. -snip- Reber, the victim told cops, first struck him repeatedly in the head before latching onto his scrotum and “squeezing as hard as she could.” The man, interviewed by police at a hospital emergency room, said that he “was in incredible pain when Reber grabbed his scrotum and began digging in her fingers.” The victim recalled that Reber “refused to let go of his...
  • Caption Obamas

    04/09/2012 5:58:57 PM PDT · by Roscoe Karns · 61 replies
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  • That's no egg... kids on Easter chocolate hunt find hand grenade

    04/09/2012 12:52:09 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 42 replies
    The Sun [UK] ^ | 07th April 2012
    CHILDREN searching for chocolate on an Easter Egg hunt found a HAND GRENADE instead. Police called in the bomb squad to explode the device after kids found it lying in a field. Shocked dad Stuart Moffatt raised the alarm after he saw a young boy standing on the grenade during the egg hunt near Holford, Somerset. -snip- “We were beginning to count the eggs up at the end of the hunt and I saw a young boy, around three-years-old, standing on an object. “On closer inspection we realised it looked like a hand grenade. It was brown and about three...
  • Mr. Gay World comes to Africa

    04/08/2012 10:01:08 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 8, 2012 | DONNA BRYSON
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- After Mr. Gay Ethiopia entered the Mr. Gay World contest, his father cut off all communications. Mr. Gay Zimbabwe withdrew, fearing the publicity was making life difficult for his mother. But Mr. Gay Namibia's family accompanied him to the airport for a warm send-off when he left for the competition, which culminates for him and 21 other men late Sunday in the finals at a Johannesburg casino.
  • Bakery protest turns violent after clash over cookies

    04/08/2012 9:50:45 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 88 replies ^ | April 7, 2012 | Brandi Kruse
    A labor protest at a historic Seattle bakery turned violent Saturday and police were called when demonstrators clashed with patrons outside. More than 80 protestors from the Seattle Solidarity Network, also known as SeaSol, picketed outside of Borracchini's Bakery in the Rainier Valley as part of a planned protest against the owner, Remo Borracchini. Hundreds of customers arrived in advance of the protest and launched a counter demonstration. Supporters wore red, white and green ribbons in honor of the bakery's Italian roots. Fights broke out among patrons and protestors after a customer offered cookies to one of the demonstrators, a...
  • Witch 'King' Reveals Bid to Set up occult Centre in Bristol

    04/07/2012 7:36:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    This is Bristol ^ | Saturday, April 07, 2012
    A MAN who calls himself the King of all Witches wants to open an occult centre in Bristol. Magus Lynius Shadee says he is in the final stages of securing a venue in Park Row for his centre. The 66-year-old wants it to be the start of a franchise, and making an unusual comparison he told the Evening Post: "It will be a bit like McDonalds, but we encourage vegetarianism." Mr Shadee, who divides his time between homes in France and London, calls himself a practising occultist. He says his centre will offer services including ritual work, witchcraft and exorcisms....
  • Russia Announces Plans For Zombie Gun, Prepare Your Bunkers

    04/07/2012 5:23:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    DVICE ^ | April 6, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    Russia announces plans for zombie gun, prepare your bunkers Memories of the cold war have been raised from the dead this week with the confirmation from Russian officials they are testing an energy gun that would essentially turn people into zombies. The "psychotronic" gun would not only inflict pain but also attack the central nervous system leaving enemies scrambled. The weapon, which is said to use electromagnetic radiation, was announced by Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdyukov and was confirmed by Russian Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin. It has apparently in some form been tested for crowd control. If this...
  • Hair-raising blast at college as barber chair blows up

    04/06/2012 7:21:33 AM PDT · by shove_it · 21 replies
    miami Herald ^ | 6 Apr 2012
    A barber chair at a cosmetology college blew up Thursday. The cause of the blast and fire on the Deltona campus of Daytona State College is unknown, according to a report in the Daytona Beach News-Journal. The explosion caused minor injuries to one person.
  • Cafe boss facing jail after attending interviews with teenage girls and woman while naked

    04/05/2012 9:50:12 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 18 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 5 April 2012 | Ian Garland
    A middle-aged cafe owner is facing jail after exposing himself to a woman and two teenage girls he interviewed for waitress jobs. The victims, a woman in her 30s, a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old, all fled Rioco restaurant in York after arriving for interviews and finding owner Dave Richards, 53, standing naked in his office.
  • Urine-soaked eggs a treat in China

    04/04/2012 9:59:59 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 72 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 3/30/12 | Owen Weldon
    Dongyang - Egg vendors across the city of Dongyang are getting ready for the start of busy times. They are getting ready to cook up urine soaked eggs that local residents love. The city is located in the coastal Zhejiang province. The urine soaked eggs are considered a unique springtime snack. The snack is called “virgin boy eggs” and the key ingredient in them is boys’ urine, which is collected from primary school toilets, according to Reuters. Vendors prefer that the urine comes from kids below the age of 10. There really is no explanation as to why the...
  • Children no longer need facts because they can look them up on smartphone, claim teachers (U.K.)

    04/04/2012 10:26:59 AM PDT · by Stoat · 42 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | April 4, 2012 | Graeme Paton
    Teachers said lessons should put a greater emphasis on broad skills such as independent research, interpreting evidence and critical thinking rather than learning dates, facts and figures by rote. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warned that pupils risked being failed by a Coalition overhaul of the curriculum that will emphasise the core knowledge that pupils should acquire at each key stage. It claimed that the move represented a throw-back to the 50s and would “kill children’s creativity”. Jon Overton, a teacher from inner-London, said that smartphones – with full internet access – can by used by pupils to quickly...
  • Transgender pageant hopeful wants rule change

    04/03/2012 4:39:32 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 70 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2012 | ROBERT JABLON
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A transgender woman who wants to be Miss Universe said Tuesday that a rule requiring contestants to be born as women should be dropped, whether or not she gets a chance to compete. "I do not want any other woman to suffer the discrimination that I have endured," said Jenna Talackova, who underwent a sex change four years ago.
  • Two Men, A Not So Little Lady, And 134 Cats

    04/03/2012 7:50:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies ^ | April 2, 2012 | BJ Ragone
    What do you get when you combine three adults and 134 cats in a Halfmoon trailer? We aren’t sure, but it can’t smell very good. Three people were arrested on Monday after state police found 134 cats in their trailer. I know, is anyone surprised they lived in a trailer? You have to feel bad for the animals though. Neighbors said that the cats weren’t only inside, but they were also living under and outside of the trailer as well. Apparently they didn’t get the memo that there was no more room at the Inn. As fun as it would...
  • Cops: Accused Prostitute Offered Undercover Officer Sex For Cheeseburgers Off McDonald's Dollar Menu

    04/02/2012 12:33:56 PM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 3,690 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | April 2, 2012 | The Smoking Gun
    Cops: Accused Prostitute Offered Undercover Officer Sex For Cheeseburgers Off McDonald's Dollar Menu The woman, the detective reported, replied that the pair “could go have sexual intercourse if I bought her two double cheese burgers off the dollar menu at McDonald’s.” The cop added, “I agreed to the deal and purchased the hamburgers for $2.75.”