Thursday, March 23, 2006

Dude, check out where his hand is...

Candle lights woman's hair on fire...

A flame from a candle inside a Port St. John home somehow ignited a woman's hair as she tried to blow it out, which then caused a fire that spread to her home.

Police said the fire happened at about 1 a.m. at the three-bedroom-home. A woman inside the home tried to blow out a candle but it ignited her home, according to the report. The fire then spread through the house.

"From what I'm told a woman in the home was trying to blow the candle out when it got on some combustibles," said Bob Thirkelson, a battalion chief with Brevard County Fire Rescue.

Thirkelson said the woman's hair caught fire but she managed to put it out. But the fire started to spread from that point on. Five family members got out of the house and were not injured. The fire caused about $20,000 in damage to the home. Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

Damn, that just plain sucks. Kind of embarrassing too. Article here.

Admit it, you think I'm dashingly stunning

Woman poisons neighbor for her husband

When Brian and Angela Hausler moved from St. Louis to Bonne Terre in 2004, they didn't know many people in the southeastern Missouri town. Maybe that's why they were so quick last year to befriend Tina Vazquez, a mother of two who had recently separated from her husband.

Vazquez stopped by the Hausler house just about every day. And after Angela Hausler came down with a mysterious illness in December, Vazquez offered to help clean the Hauslers' home and watch their three children, said Brian Hausler.
On Saturday, when Vazquez gave Angela Hausler some antibiotics, it seemed like another act of kindness from a considerate friend. But Angela Hausler collapsed 20 minutes later and was rushed to the hospital, where she remained in stable condition Tuesday.

Now, Vazquez, 33, is in jail, accused of poisoning Angela Hausler in a plot to build a future with Brian Hausler.

Police said the capsules that triggered Angela's collapse didn't contain antibiotics - they were filled with sodium nitrite, a meat preservative that can cause heart attacks. The second capsule was never taken and later tested positive for sodium nitrite, according to police.

Brian Hausler became suspicious on Sunday and confronted Vazquez. He said she offered to exchange him several capsules for the one his wife didn't take. When he pressed her about whether she had put anything in the capsules, Vazquez said she wanted to take his wife's place, Brian Hausler said.

Vazquez was arrested hours later. She confessed to police that she put the powder inside the capsule because "this would give her time alone with the victim's husband," a police affidavit stated.

Angela Hausler has been transferred out of the intensive care unit of St. John's Mercy Medical Center and was in stable condition Tuesday afternoon, said Brian Hausler. Vazquez has been charged with first-degree assault and was in jail in lieu of $50,000 bail. If convicted, she could face life in prison. Article here.

The Joke of the Day:

A man in his 40's bought a new BMW and was out driving on the interstate at top speed when he suddenly saw flashing red and blue lights behind him.

'There's no way they can catch a BMW,' he thought to himself and sped up even more.

Then the reality of the situation hit him, 'What the heck am I doing?' he thought and pulled over.

The cop came up to him, took his license without a word, and examined it and the car. "It's been a long day, it is the end of my shift, and it's Friday the 13th. I don't feel like more paperwork, so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I haven't heard before, you can go."

The guy thinks for a second and says, "Last week my wife ran off with a cop. I was afraid you were trying to give her back."

"Have a nice weekend," said the officer.

You can buy Moose Poop earrings on eBay

Looking for a present for that special someone? Check out this eBay auction:
Genuine moose poop nuggets, a product of Maine here in the U.S. Now you know what those folks do during those long New England winters! Bonkers, that's what, collecting moose droppings, drying them, coating them in polyurethane - I assure you there's NO smell - and rigging them as hypoallergenic dangle earrings. Nuggets are lightweight and 1" long. UNUSUAL GIFT for that special someone!”

Yeah… interesting huh? Freakin’ moose poop? As earrings? These would definitely make for an interesting conversation piece. Man, this is total proof you really can sell anything on eBay. Click here to see the actual eBay listing.

High schooler wrestles 160-pound bear!

Lance Palmer, a 140-pound high school wrestler and four-time state champ, taps into his substantial skills whenever he takes on Ceaser Jr. Skill comes in handy when your opponent is a 650-pound black bear.
Palmer recently wrestled Ceaser at the annual Cleveland Sport, Travel & Outdoor Show, pinning the animal on its back. Click here to watch a video of the wrestling match (click on the first search result).

The M-32 grenade launcher is bad-ass!

Checkout the US Marine Corps' newest weapon, recently introduced to Regimental Combat Team 5, the M-32 six-shot 40mm grenade launcher:

During an annual symposium, Marine gunners decided an improvement was needed over the old M203 one-shot launchers that mount under their M4 or M16 rifles. The M-32 won out, and each Marine battalion will field them as an experimental weapon.

The M-32 is a modified Milkor MGL-140 with additional features like the buttstock, sights, foregrip, et. al. It can put all 6 rounds on target in under 3 seconds, and can fire "normal" M433 40mm grenades or specialty rounds.

Specialty rounds include HELLHOUND rounds with twice the lethal radius of the M433, which will breach doors and kill anything behind them; DRACO thermobaric rounds; and even HUNTIR rounds with cameras in them that descend on a parachute and send back video. The USMC will join the Brazilian, Italian and South African militaries as MGL-140 customers, and Defense Review notes that the USMC has ordered 9,000 of them.

You gotta love America's obsession with big-ass guns… f*ck yeah! Article here.

Jennifer Aniston donates Brad's clothes!

Starpulse is reporting that Jennifer Aniston has donated Brad Pitt's clothes to charity. Aniston was seen dumping sacks of her ex-husband's designer clothes at a second-hand store in California.

A source revealed: "When a woman in the shop realized that it was Jennifer Aniston, she went over to see what she'd left. But it was too late because a worker who didn't recognize Jen had already dumped the clothes in a bin mixed with lots of others."

I'm sure he didn't want the clothes anyway, which is why he left them. If something is important, you remember to take it with you when you leave the relationship. Like CD’s, furniture, concert tickets, George Foreman grill, the plush alligator you won for her at Chucky Cheese, yada-yada (you know important sh*t guys want to keep). Anyways, it’s not like Brad can’t afford new clothes… I sure he gets some everyday of the week. Whatever Jennifer. Your just pissed he cheated on you (which you should be).
[via DarkHat]

Brilliant! ...and it keeps the keg cold!

Arresting people in bars for being drunk?

Texas has begun sending undercover agents into bars to arrest drinkers for being drunk.

The first sting operation was conducted recently in a Dallas suburb where agents infiltrated 36 bars and arrested 30 people for public intoxication, said the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s Carolyn Beck.

Being in a bar does not exempt one from the state laws against public drunkenness, Beck said. The goal, she said, was to detain drunks before they leave a bar and go do something dangerous like drive a car.

"We feel that the only way we're going to get at the drunk driving problem and the problem of people hurting each other while drunk is by crackdowns like this," she said.

"There are a lot of dangerous and stupid things people do when they're intoxicated, other than get behind the wheel of a car," Beck said. "People walk out into traffic and get run over, people jump off of balconies trying to reach a swimming pool and miss."

Damn, people are jumping off balconies and hitting concrete?!? That is problem. That would totally kill the mood of the party (no pun intended). Article here.

A real flying Star Wars X-Wing...neato!

Smoking = 'limp noodle' in the sack

New research shows that smoking increases the risk of impotence/erectile dysfunction.

"Men who smoke are up to 40 percent more likely to suffer from impotence than those who don't," said Dr Christopher Millett, of Imperial College London, who worked on the research.

He added that the more cigarettes smoked, the greater the risk of suffering from a sexual performance problem. But even men who smoked less than 20 cigarettes a day, had a 24 percent raised risk of impotence.

"It is not just older men who suffer from impotence, younger men are also affected as well," Millett added in an interview. The findings, reported on Thursday in the journal Tobacco Control, are based on a survey of 8,000 men in Australia aged between 16 and 59 who took part in a study of health and relationships.

Almost one in 10 reported an impotence/erectile dysfunction problem lasting more than a month during the previous year.

About a quarter were smokers and more than 6 percent said they got through over 20 cigarettes a day. Men who smoked more than a pack or more a day were 39 percent more likely to report sexual problems, according to the study.

Damn, if this isn’t a good reason for guys to stop smoking… I don’t know what is. Article here.

Damn, snow-boarding is so cool

Men's shaving 'blades' are out of control

It took a leisurely 70 years after King Gillette invented the safety razor for someone to come up with the idea that twin blades might be—or, at least sell—better. Since then, the pace of change has accelerated, as blade after blade has been added to razors in an attempt to tech-up the “shaving experience”.

For the most cynical shavers, this evolution is mere marketing. Twin blades seemed plausible. Three were a bit unlikely. Four, ridiculous. And five seems beyond the pale. Few people, though, seem willing to bet that Gillette's five-bladed Fusion is the end of the road for razor-blade escalation. More blades may seem impossible for the moment—though strictly speaking the Fusion has six, because it has a single blade on its flip-side for tricky areas—but anyone of a gambling persuasion might want to examine the relationship between how many blades a razor has, and the date each new design was introduced.

So what does the future hold? With only five data-points, it is hard to be sure exactly which mathematical curve is being followed. If it is what is known as a power law, then the 14-bladed razor should arrive in 2100. Click here to read the full article detailing ‘Moore’s law for razor blades’…

Forklife driver wins $1M, will keep his job

Kevin Green said he won't be giving up his job as a forklift driver, despite his $1 million lottery ticket.

He was on the job last week, when he heard about the convenience store that sold the winning North Dakota Powerball ticket. He realized it was the place where he buys his lotto tickets and checked his numbers.
Even though he won the $1 million jackpot before taxes, Green can dream about, "what if?" If his Powerball number had been 37 instead of 34, he would have won $75 million.
His payout was worth $694,600 after taxes.

Green said he bought 25 Powerball tickets just before last Wednesday's drawing. He usually buys tickets at a Williston, N.D., convenience store. He said he'll pay some bills and help his daughter with college tuition.

He said he intends to pay off his pickup truck and his daughter's pickup. And he's putting aside a good chunk of money for retirement.

Green is 48 years old and said he doesn't intend to stop working. Green won North Dakota’s biggest lottery prize so far.

$694,600 is a great chunk of money… and to be honest if I was in his position I’d probably keep working too. I might not work nearly as hard as I used to... considering you have 694k in the bank. However, if you enjoy your job- why quit? Article here.