Friday, April 14, 2006
Man recovers $42K from trash...?
Japanese police on Thursday returned 5 million yen ($42,200) to a man whose wife accidentally threw it out with the trash, a news report said.
The man lost the money in early March when his wife threw out the envelope in which he had hidden the cash, Kyodo News agency said. The man had been hiding the envelope — which he had wrapped in a trash bag — in a garbage can, it said.
"I had been moving the cash around and hiding it in various places so it couldn't be stolen by robbers," Kyodo quoted the unidentified 35-year-old man in Saitama prefecture (state) as saying.
His wife, unaware that the money was in the garbage can, threw it out along with the rest of the trash, the report said. In late March, the man saw news reports that a sanitation worker had found the cash at a garbage facility and filed a report with police, it said.
Police confirmed he was the owner from banking and other details on the envelope, it said. Article here.
The secret to David Copperfield flying trick
Everyone knows how this magic trick looks! David goes up in the air above the stage, soars above it, turns over, flies through the rings and in the closed glass box and in the end flows in the air with a girl in his hands.
In this article we'll go through David's Flying from the show, called "Flying: live the dream." If you have the video of this trick, please, prepare it for viewing; if not, you can find some fragments of it in this article. Click here to see how David Copperfield does this trick, and read the full article.
eBay item: penis stretcher device?
Penis enlargement devices are not new, what makes this device different is that this is supposed to be worn underneath your pants, as if you can go about your day totally unnoticed.
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2- Type in the word "Failure"
3- Instead of clicking "Google Search," click "I'm Feeling Lucky."
4- Spread the word before the people at Google "fix" it.
Teens busted for bunk beer theft
Two young men looking for a good time are now in big trouble. It's a beer heist gone wrong, and its all caught on tape.
Couple lies about sextuplets for cash
A couple who falsely claimed to be the new parents of sextuplets apologized Wednesday night for the hoax.
Kris and Sarah Everson, who duped people into sending them money, admitted to police Tuesday night that they made up the story, but the couple never publicly addressed the issue until Wednesday night.
"We didn't mean to hurt anybody by doing what we did," Kris Everson said. "We did it out of necessity for financial reasons. Anybody who helped out will be paid back in full." The Eversons' plea for financial help included a Web site asking for donations, specifically gift cards or cash.
The Grain Valley Police Department is still investigating just how many people donated money to the Eversons. Although no charges have been filed, the Eversons could face criminal charges.
"We're sorry for everything we did and for hurting anyone that we hurt," Sarah Everson said. The Eversons' story first appeared in an Independence, Mo., newspaper. They claimed that Sarah had given birth to four boys and two girls last month and that the babies were hospitalized out of sight in intensive care. The paper said it's reviewing its verification practices. Article here.
Boy sets self on fire siphoning gas?
A teenage boy accidentally set himself on fire early Wednesday morning after allegedly trying to siphon gas from a firefighter's car.
Police first learned of the injury after a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy claimed that someone had thrown gasoline on the 17-year-old at the Common Cents service station and lit him on fire, said Lt. Rod Hauge.
The boy was taken to the hospital with second- and third-degree burns on his legs. Police were called to the hospital to investigate the incident and later learned that the 17-year-old spilled gas on his pants while siphoning gas. He then used a lighter to try to determine how wet his pants were and set himself of fire, Hague said.
Both boys have been ticketed with larceny, Hauge said.
Sweet move dudes. Ironic that it was a firefighter’s car? Article here.
The sphere tree house kicks-ass...
“Free Spirit Spheres can be hung from the trees as shown, making a tree house. The spheres are made of two laminations of wood strips over laminated wood frames. The outside surface is then finished and covered with a clear fiberglass. The result is a beautiful and very tough skin. The skin is waterproof and strong enough to take the impacts that come with life in a dynamic environment such as the forest.”
The only setback? It costs $45,000. Click here to see more pictures of this unbelievable tree house.
Wal-Mart sues over 'Wal-Ocaust' t-shirts
Wal-Mart has filed a federal lawsuit over a warped version of its logo appearing on T-shirts with the word "Wal-ocaust" in blue over an Iron Eagle clutching a yellow smiley face.
It also appears on the Web site Wal-ocaust.com.
Smith acknowledges the logo is tasteless, but he and his attorneys- part of Ralph Nader's Public Citizen Litigation Group- consider it a free speech battle. He said he's made a total of $5.10 from the sale of a single "Wal-ocaust" T -shirt. Article here.
Runaway recycling truck runs into house
Authorities say a runaway recycling truck crashed into a house.
Sheriff officials say Lemonica Green fell out of the truck when she made a sharp right turn yesterday. Witnesses report that 33-year-old Green was driving too fast.
The truck crashed into the corner of a garage, knocking a hole in the wall and caving in the garage door. Authorities say about $25,000 in damage was caused. A Corvette parked in the garage also was slightly damaged when debris fell on it.
No one was home at the time of the crash. Green wasn't injured, but she is charged with careless driving.
Damn. 25k in damage, that sucks. Article here.
They got the wrong Jon Stewart...
Officials at a charter high school in Ogden, Utah, mistakenly believed they signed up Jon Stewart of the "The Daily Show" to host their annual gala.
Instead, they actually booked Jon A. Stewart, a 39-year-old former motivational speaker, businessmen and part-time professional wrestler from Deerfield. Jon A. Stewart, a Republican candidate for Congress in 2000, was a bit surprised when he received an e-mail invitation in January for the April 20 fund-raiser at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center.
"I thought it was a little elaborate for me," a chuckling Jon A. Stewart said Wednesday. "I'm a personality here in Chicago, but I'm not Hulk Hogan or George Bush."
The mix-up was uncovered by a resourceful Ogden reporter who called the comedian's publicist and was told that this year's Academy Awards host had no plans to fly to Northern Utah anytime soon. When the journalist relayed the message to school officials Friday, they had to tell Jon A. Stewart thanks but no thanks.
"I don't think it was anger. It was disappointment," Jones said of some community members' reaction to the snafu. "I was disappointed. I wanted to meet him, too."
You gotta admit, this is pretty funny. You’d think the school would of realized that Jon A. Stewart does not live in Utah. Did they seriously think that’s where the show was filmed? Morons. Article here.