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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bright Congressional Ideas

Rep. Peter King of New York has introduced a bill,H.R.414 the Camera Phone Predator Alert Act, to congress that would make it mandatory for new camera phones to make a sound when a photo is taken... Come on, are there not more pressing issues? This is a man that likes to re-arrange the deck chairs on the Titanic and wants you to stay on board to hear the band play... He also voted yes on January 22, 2009 to H RES 58 which was the ALL IMPORTANT issue of: "Commending the University of Florida Gators for winning the Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game." Along with the rest of congress, he is right on top of things important to the USA...

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Monday, January 26, 2009

$100 Buys $1 Million House

Karen McHale, 47, of Idaho Springs, Colorado has won a 6,000-square-foot house with an appraised value of $1.25 million. Karen viewed the $100 she spent on raffle tickets as a contribution to a Maryland charity, not planning to win anything. She was then shocked to find that she had indeed won the house on the coast of Maryland. Karen does not intend to keep the house, instead, she is going to sell it and use the money for her grown children and to pay on her current home.
The house had been the prize in a raffle organized by mortgage broker Tom Walters of Edgewater, Maryland. Tom Walters thought a raffle might be a more lucrative way to unload the Edgewater property than a standard sale during a bad economy. Walters reached his goal of selling 31,500 tickets, said president and founder of the raffle, Larry Griffin. Walters himself only sold about 24,000 tickets, leaving the amount of Griffin's charity cut in limbo. Griffin said he and Walters would figure out how to split the proceeds.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Unreturned Library Book Arrest

Independence, Iowa
An Iowa woman has been arrested because she did not return a library book.
Shelly Koontz was arrested Thursday night on a fifth degree theft charge. She is accused of stealing a book called "The Freedom Writers Diary," which she checked out from the local library in April of 2008.
Police made a visit to her home in September. The library told authorities that they had tried to contact Koontz several times about returning the book. She has been released from jail by a $250 bond. Local police said the book is is worth $13.95.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Catfish Climbs Rocks

A previously unknown species of climbing catfish has been discovered in remote Venezuela, and its strange traits are shaking the evolutionary tree for these fish.
The new found catfish, Lithogenes wahari, shares traits with two different families of fish — Loricariidae (armored catfishes) and Astroblepidae (climbing catfishes). It has bony armor that protects its head and tail, and a grasping pelvic fin that helps it to climb vertical surfaces such as rocks.

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Real Flying Car

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Finally, a real flying car that many can fly and afford. You only need 20 hours of training to fly it and the estimated cost is $194k. This car is drivable on the streets and highways. You can fly up to 460 miles at 115 mph on a tank of unleaded gas and when you land, you simply fold up the wings and drive where you want to go. At the end of the day, you fly back, drive home and park inside your garage. On the ground, the car gets 30 miles per gallon and has a 20 gallon tank. It has front wheel drive and many safety features. You can even order a full vehicle parachute which brings the plane and you down in the event of an emergency. The car/plane is called the Transition and is made by Terrafugia. Terrafugia was founded by some pros from MIT in 2006 and they have been perfecting the design since then. The first Transitions are due to be delivered in 2010 with many already reserving them.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Tree Man

An Indonesian fisherman who is "half man half tree" has been offered new hope of recovery by an American doctor - and Vitamin A.

32-year-old Dede, who lives in a remote village in Indonesia with his two children, feared that he would be killed by the tree-like growths that cover his body.

Known locally as 'Tree Man' his condition has baffled local doctors for 20 years.

He has root like structures growing out of his body - branches that can grow up to 5cm a year and which protrude from his hands and feet, and welts covering his whole body.

In an attempt to earn a living to support his family, he is part of a circus troupe, displaying his Tree Man limbs along with others afflicted with skin deformities in 'freak' shows.

The former fisherman was the subject of a documentary "Half Man Half Tree", part of the "My Shocking Story" series on Discovery Channel TV.

Dede's story began when wart-like "roots" started growing out of his arms and feet after he cut his knee in a teenage accident. The medical world was completely baffled.

The welts spread rapidly across his body and soon he was not able to carry out ordinary household tasks.

Dede was sacked from his job and deserted by his wife. He has been raising two children, now in their late teens, in poverty. He is resigned to the fact that local doctors have no cure for his condition.

To try to support his family he even joined a local "freak show", parading in front of a paying audience along with victims of other peculiar diseases.

While he has the support of his extended family, he has frequently been a target of ridicule and abuse in rural fishing village where he lives.

But now new hope has emerged for Dede after an American dermatology expert flew out to his home village south of the capital Jakarta.

Dr. Anthony Gaspari of the University of Maryland claims to have identified Dede's condition, and has proposed a treatment that could completely change his life.

Following the testing of samples of the lesions and Dede's blood, Dr. Gaspari says his condition is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This is a fairly common infection that usually causes small warts to develop on sufferers.

Dede's problem is that he has a rare genetic fault that impedes his immune system. This means his body is unable to contain the warts.

According to Dr. Gaspari, the virus was able to "hijack the cellular machinery of his skin cells", instructing them to produce huge amounts of the substance that caused the tree-like growths known as "cutaneous horns" on both his hands and feet.

The doctor became involved in the case through the Discovery Channel documentary, and he is convinced that Dede's condition can be largely cleared up by a daily doses of a synthetic form of Vitamin A, which has been demonstrated to stop the growth of warts in severe cases of HPV.

Dr. Gaspari said that Dede's warts should reduce in size to the point where he can use his hands. He said he had never seen anything like this in his entire career.

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Obama and Christ?

Miniature statues of President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have gone on sale in Naples for use in...
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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Taco Bell Wedding

NORMAL, Ill. – Wedding bells meant Taco Bell for Paul and Caragh Brooks.
Customers inside the fast-food restaurant continued to order tacos and burritos as the couple sat Friday in an orange booth at Taco Bell and exchanged vows.
"It's appropriate," groom Paul Brooks said. "It's an offbeat relationship."
Employees displayed hot sauce packets labeled with the words "Will you marry me?" They decorated the restaurant with streamers and balloons.
The bride wore a $15 hot pink dress and the entire wedding cost about $200. Several dozen guests looked on as the couple's friend, Ryan Green of Normal, administered the vows while wearing a T-shirt. He was ordained online.
"This is the way to go — there's no stress," said the groom's mother, Kathy Brooks.
Caragh Brooks, 21, of Australia, met Paul Brooks, 30, on an Internet dating Web site. They already had the same last name.
The couple wrote back and forth and talked on the phone for nine months before Caragh Brooks moved to the United States.
"We have the same brain, just in two bodies," Paul Brooks said. "We think alike in virtually every manner. We have the same interests, viewpoints."
He proposed on New Year's Eve and, because they like to spend time at the local Taco Bell, they decided to wed there.
"I would never have expected in my life in working here there would be a wedding," restaurant manager Carl Hamlow said.

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

140-Year-Old Lobster

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A 140-year-old lobster once destined for a dinner plate received the gift of life Friday from a Park Avenue seafood restaurant.
George, the 20-pound supercentenarian crustacean, was freed by City Crab and Seafood in New York City.
"We applaud the folks at City Crab and Seafood for their compassionate decision to allow this noble old-timer to live out his days in freedom and peace," said Ingrid E. Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
PETA spokesman Michael McGraw said the group asked City Crab to return George to the Atlantic Ocean after a diner saw him at the restaurant, where steamed Maine lobster sells for $27 per pound. George had been caught off Newfoundland, Canada and lived in the tank for about 10 days before his release.
Some scientists estimate lobsters can live to be more than 100 years old. PETA and the restaurant guessed George's age at about 140, using a rule of thumb based on the creature's weight.
He was to be released Saturday near Kennebunkport, Maine, in an area where lobster trapping is forbidden.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Strange Lights On Venus

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One reader's comment:
"The answer: UFOs! Obviously there's a UFO refueling station on Venus and occasionally one blows up when one of the aliens forgets to put out their cosmic joint before unscrewing their propellant cap"!
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Thursday, January 8, 2009

139 Year Old Baseball Card

Bernice Gallego discovered a baseball card in a box of her collectibles. She listed it on eBay with a starting bid of $10. When people started asking if the card was real she ended the auction to see what the card might truly be worth. Bernice learned that the card dated to 1869 and was of the Red Stocking B.B. Club from Cincinnati, Ohio. She also found that the ultra-rare card could sell for more than $100,000. Bernice lives in Fresno, California and admits to being 72 years old.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Nailing Your Wife?

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Man's Lotto Ticket Wins $10M For Widow

DANBURY, Conn. – On the day that Donald Peters died, he unknowingly provided financial security for his wife of 59 years and their family.

Peters bought two Connecticut Lottery tickets at a local 7-Eleven store on Nov. 1 as part of a 20-year tradition he shared with his wife Charlotte. Later that day, the 79-year-old retired hat factory worker suffered a fatal heart attack while working in his yard in Danbury.

On Friday, his widow cashed in one of the tickets: a $10 million winner which, in her grief over her husband's death, she had put aside and almost discarded before recently checking the numbers.

"I'm numb," Charlotte Peters, 78, said at Connecticut Lottery headquarters in Rocky Hill.

Donald Peters usually bought the tickets for 10 weeks at a stretch, so the winning ticket he bought Nov. 1 for the Dec. 2 drawing was among several that Charlotte Peters put aside as she, their three children and two grandchildren coped with his sudden death.

"I was in the grocery store and I had it checked and they told me I was a winner," she said. "I had no idea how much it was."

She said she thought she had won $6 million but was surprised to learn from lottery officials she'd won $10 million.

Charlotte Peters has 60 days to decide whether to take a $6 million pre-tax lump sum payment or stretch the winnings into 21 yearly payments of almost $477,300 each.

She does not yet know what she will do with the money.

"I've always wanted a Corvette, but I don't think I'll buy one. I'll stick to a small car. I might go to Mohegan Sun," she said, referring to the casino in Connecticut. "I'm going to go home and sit and think."

The Peters children think their father would have appreciated the irony.

"He'd be very mad, he just passed away and she won a lot of money," said Brian Peters, one of the couple's three children. "He'd say, 'Figures!'"

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Thousands Of Shoes On Miami Freeway

State troopers are looking for a charity to take thousands of shoes that were dumped on a Miami expressway, tying up rush hour traffic. Lt. Pat Santangelo says the Florida Highway Patrol received a call about the shoes Friday morning.

Santangelo says he's not sure where the shoes came from. There were no signs of a crash and no one stopped to claim them. He says he hopes someone will take them because he doesn't want to send them to the dump.

Workers using a front-end loader and a dump truck were able to quickly clear at least one lane by sweeping all the shoes to shoulder, but delays were expected until they could all be removed.

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