Surprise! Happy Mardi Gras!
Before you go freaking out, look closely- it's a strap-on. :)
An Anderson man is dead after being strangled with a vacuum cleaner hose, and his common-law wife is charged with his murder.
Anderson County Sheriff's deputies said they received the call at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday. A spokesman for the sheriff's office said Evelyn Pressley admitted to killing Jerome Powers.
Deputies said Pressley beat and strangled Powers with vacuum cleaner accessories.
Deputies said the couple lived together on Bellhaven Road in Anderson for about eight years. Pressley is being held in the Anderson County detention center Monday. An autopsy was planned. Article here.
And the winner for Hollywood's word of the year is "Brokeback," thanks to all the talk around the water cooler and Internet jokes that have turned a film about two gay cowboys into a cultural phenomenon.
A man was charged with criminal homicide Sunday after a dangling his girlfriend, 23-year-old Rachel M. Kozlusky, from a small window of his high-rise apartment Saturday night. He lost his grip, causing Ms. Kozlusky to plunge 23 stories.
A new Ohio State study finds women who get the most attention at clothing stores may the ones least in need of help.
A Scottish distillery said Monday it was reviving a centuries-old recipe for whisky so strong that one 17th-century writer feared more than two spoonfuls could be lethal.
The Bruichladdich distillery on the Isle of Islay, off Scotland's west coast, is producing the quadruple-distilled 184-proof or 92 percent alcohol spirit "purely for fun," managing director Mark Reynier said.
Whisky usually is distilled twice and has an alcohol content of between 40 and 63.5 per cent. Bruichladdich is using a recipe for a spirit known in the Gaelic language as usquebaugh-baul, "perilous water of life."
"Two spoonfuls of this last liquor is a sufficient dose; if any man should exceed this, it would presently stop his breath, and endanger his life," Martin wrote.
Bruichladdich, a small privately owned distillery founded in 1881, plans to make about 5,000 bottles of the whisky, which Reynier estimated would sell for about $695 per case of 12 bottles. Although whisky lovers can place their orders now, the actual spirit will not be delivered for about 10 years.
Risk-taking whisky connoisseurs will have to wait, however the spirit will not be ready for at least 10 years.
Whoa, cool. Article here.
There is a new company that makes and sells the parts, motors, and security systems for secret doorways - including book levers in the bookshelf to reveal a secret room, reclining chairs that open up to enter a tube slide to another floor, etc.
Here is a good bar 'jedi mind' trick: Give your "victim" a penny and a nickel, and ask them to put one in each hand without letting you see which coin is where. The trick is that you'll be able to tell which coin is in each hand by using the power of your mind.
The Detroit Institute of Arts is stuck with having to repair a painting worth $1.5 million. It has to remove a stain left by a wad of gum stuck on the painting by a 12-year-old visitor.
It happened Friday. Museum officials said the boy was with a group from Holly Academy in Oakland County, Mich., when he took the gum out of his mouth and stuck it on Helen Frankenthaler's 1963 abstract painting "The Bay."
The gum didn't stick to the fiber of the canvas, but left a stain the size of a quarter. Museum experts are researching the chemicals in the gum to decide how to clean the painting.
Holly Academy director Julie Kildee said the boy had been suspended from the charter school and said his parents also have disciplined him.
"Even though we give very strict guidelines on proper behavior and we hold students to high standards, he is only 12 and I don't think he understood the ramifications of what he did before it happened, but he certainly understands the severity of it now," said Kildee.
The kid is 12 years old. He doesn’t know any better. I think this is kind of funny. Article here.
Edward Tom, director of admissions at the University of California, Berkeley, law school, was training a office worker/demonstrating the e-mail software used by the school and was highlighting several features, including how the user can filter mail and set it to send messages to one recipient or many at the same time.