Thursday, January 26, 2006

Uh... oww!?!

Man accidentally killed friend because of hiccups

A Colombian man accidentally shot his nephew to death while trying to cure his hiccups by pointing a revolver at him to scare him, police in the Caribbean port city of Barranquilla said on Tuesday.

After shooting 21-year-old university student David Galvan in the neck, his uncle, Rafael Vargas, 35, was so distraught he turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, police said.

The incident took place on Sunday night while the two were having drinks with neighbors.

Galvan started to hiccup and Vargas, who works as a security guard, said he would use the home remedy for hiccups of scaring him. He pulled out his gun, pointed it at Galvan and it accidentally went off, witnesses told local television.

"They were drinking but they were aware of what was going on," one witness said. Article here.

Dog speaks [correction] extracts his thoughts

Limo drivers have the craziest stories...

"When I was about 22, in 1990, I got dragged into a swingers party. I was naive. I had no idea what was going on, but they kept hinting, you know, "we want to get you involved." I just didn't get it because I was so uptight and rigid. It was one guy, two girls. They were having fun. The girls were going both ways, the guy was getting a little action. He calls up to me, "There's a problem with the stereo. Come back and help me." So I pull over and hop in back and he's fingering one girl, going down on the other, and he has this gloss all over his face. I drove back to his house with a raging hard-on. When we got there, this one girl started crying. I asked, "Why's she crying?" and the guy says, "Because it's her birthday and she wants you to stick it to her and you're not going to give it to her."

Click here to read the entire article of crazy-ass limo driver stories. Trust me, totally worth your time.

One funny ass resume...

Read more about this job seeker... he has one hell of a work history.

The world's smallest fish

This photo released by Carnol, Switzerland and Raffles Museum, shows the world's smallest fish on record that was found in an acidic peat swamp in Indonesia. The fish is a member of the carp family, has a see-through body and a head that is unprotected by a skeleton, researchers said.

Man jumps out of a moving airplane on take off?

A passenger who jumped out of a moving airplane as it prepared to take off has a history of mental illness, family members said.

Troy Rigby, 28, of Pompano Beach, was detained on the tarmac Monday at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport by officers who used a stun gun to subdue him.

"He's a diagnosed bipolar schizophrenic," said his sister, Merlene Rigby, of Miami.

Rigby was on the New Jersey-bound plane to visit family, who did not know about his travel plans, said another sister, Leslie Rigby, of Irvington, N.J.

"He never should have been on that plane," she said. "He doesn't travel because of his problem." Authorities said Troy Rigby started yelling to get off as the Continental Boeing 737 began to move toward the runway. He ran to the front of the plane and banged on windows and the cockpit door.

As passengers and crew tried to restrain him, Rigby bit a passenger, who sustained minor injuries, the Broward County Sheriff's office said. Rigby was able to open a door and jump out of the moving plane onto the tarmac, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies found him running toward the terminal and zapped him with a stun gun after he resisted arrest. The flight had been delayed about 30 minutes after passengers boarded because of weather conditions in its flight path, airport spokesman Jim Reynolds said. The plane was carrying 116 passengers and a crew of five. Article here.

Saddams Gold...

8-Year-Old shoots 7-Year-Old at day care center

A gun brought to a day care center by an 8-year-old boy accidentally went off Tuesday, wounding a 7-year-old girl in the arm, police said.

The boy had the gun in a backpack and was playing with it when it went off at the For Kids We Care center, Montgomery County police spokesman Derek Baliles said.

The girl was taken to Children's Hospital in Washington, he said. Her injury was not considered life-threatening.

There were six children in the center at the time of the shooting, which happened around 7 a.m. No one else was hurt.

Officers were interviewing the boy Tuesday afternoon to find out how he got the weapon and how it was fired. Police also plan to talk to the other children and to the boy's parents.

Names of the children, both from Germantown, a suburb of Washington, were not released. They were dropped off by their parents at the center, which provides care before school hours as well as daylong care for younger children.

Police spokeswoman Nancy Nickerson visited the scene shortly after the shooting and said the children were watching television. "The day care provider there did an excellent job of keeping the children safe and secure and calm," she said.

For Kids We Care Inc. operates two medium-size daycare centers in Germantown, according to its Web site.

"I'm a little concerned, of course, I'm just a little flustered right now, and nervous." Jackie Tazwell, who came to pick up her child at the center, told Washington-area television stations.

"But things like this happen. It's a blessing that the little girl is OK." Article here.

The probably wasn't supposed to happen

Joe Pesci punches college student in the face

A college student is claiming that actor Joe Pesci punched him in the mouth when he snapped a photo of the Oscar winner in a shopping center parking lot.

Sgt. Jeff Kelly said police were not sure if the man who allegedly struck Montenegro was even Pesci.

Montenegro, 24, told police he had been at a shopping center juice bar Sunday afternoon when he heard people saying Pesci was outside. Montenegro then did some shopping before running into Pesci for the first time, the report stated. Montenegro shook the actor's hand and told him he was a big fan, the report stated. Montenegro then purchased a camera at a Circuit City and came out to the parking lot to look for Pesci, the report said.

When he found him, he walked toward Pesci with the camera and asked for a picture, but the actor refused, saying "not now" and continuing toward his vehicle, the report stated. But Montenegro kept asking to take a picture when Pesci suddenly turned around. That's when Montenegro took a picture, the report stated.

"Juan stated that Pesci then got furious and punched him in the mouth with his right fist," the report states. Montenegro said he then told Pesci that he should not have hit him, and Pesci answered, "you shouldn't have been interrupting my business," Montenegro alleges in the report.

The officer who compiled the report then wrote that he saw swelling on the right corner of Montenegro's lip. The officer went to the parking lot but could find no witnesses to Montenegro's story. Article here.

Two unlikely friends...

Man recieves $8,095 gas bill...

Lewis Miller joked with his son as he opened his gas bill that the amount likely would give him a heart attack. Then, he saw that The Energy Cooperative of Newark had billed him $8,095 for the first nine days of service on his new account for his apartment.

"I thought I was just going to lay down and die," Miller said. He then had an anxious weekend because he received the bill Friday and couldn't get a hold of the gas company until Monday.

When Miller reached the Energy Cooperative, the error was corrected.

Brian Byrd, a spokesman for the utility, said the company apologized to Miller for its mistake. "These things are very rare, but they can happen," Byrd said.

The company suspects that a contractor mixed up or misread the numbers while taking a reading of Miller's meter. The information is downloaded into a computer that checks for billing errors by looking at what a customer was charged in the past. Since Miller's account was new, there was nothing to compare it to, Byrd said. Article here.