I wonder if this hurts?
Sixth-month-old Elsie, a Saint Bernard puppy, ingested a 13-inch knife with a serrated blade.*
A field reporter for a new Dutch television talk show plans to use heroin and other illegal drugs on the air.
The show, "Shoot Up and Swallow," is legally possible because it is filmed in the Netherlands, where marijuana is sold and used openly. The legal age for consumption of alcohol and tobacco is 16. However, possession of any amount of heroin is illegal. But in practice, police usually do not arrest anyone with less than a half gram.
For one episode, the reporter plans to smoke heroin. For others, he plans to go on a drinking binge in a series of pubs and to take the hallucinogenic drug LSD on his couch under the supervision of his mother. This isn’t the first outrageous show on this TV station. One in past months included a segment on how to have sex in a nightclub.
"It's not our intention to create an outcry. We just want to talk about subjects that are part of young people's lives."
Some interesting facts about drug use around the world: 6 percent of Dutch have used marijuana recently, compared with 8 percent in the United States, 8 percent in Britain and 9 percent in France. For cocaine, it was 1.1 percent in Holland and rising quickly compared to 1.3 percent in the United States, 1.5. percent in Britain and 0.3 percent in France. Click here to read more.
Six area library administrators have produced a sexy calendar they are selling to raise money for their libraries.
The "Desperate Librarians" 2006 wall calendar was originally going to be only a few copies (they planned to print it at Walgreen’s). But after the librarians took their idea to professional photography studio, they decided to professionally produce the calendar and sell it as a fund-raiser.
That's when six of the 12 librarians bailed out. But five middle-aged library directors and a 32-year-old assistant each put up $200 and posed provocatively, using oversize books to cover what their clothes usually do.
The women appear to be naked in many of the photos, but all were at least partly clothed during the shoot. The six who took part in the project posed for two months each. The six also had to put up their own money to foot the bill for the calendar.
My two-cents? This is one of those outrageous stunts that generates so much publicity because everyone just wants to see if these girls are really hot. I mean, morally this is semi-sorta-weird…but you gotta think- for librarians…this is the coolest thing that will ever happen in their professional careers. And honestly, if even a small percentage of people to actually go to the library and read books because of a calendar, this “stunt” is more than genius.
Apple’s iPod Nano is probably the coolest and smallest mp3 player ever made, but tons of Nano owners are complaining about the screen getting scratched/broken too easily. Apple’s support forum contains several hundred postings discussing the problem, with some claiming that their Nano’s screen is unreadable because of the scratches.
Seriously? I can't believe some marketing/graphic arts executive approved this photo to be on the front of their product. The kid is freakin’ flying over earth! …and some how he’s shooting a death ray (or something) and holding a Playstation like controller all at the same time? On the contrary, the game console is pretty cool, check it out here.