Monday, June 26, 2006
Cockroach crawls in dudes ear... WTF?
A cockroach hiding in a towel seriously hurt the ear of a man in Xiamen as he was drying his hair, according to Xiamen Evening News.
A doctor later removed the bug, but not before it had managed to do serious damage to Li's ear.
AHHHHHHHHHHH, NO WAY! Imagine the noise/pain as the cockroach would inflict while inside your ear. F*ckin' gross dude. Article here.
Cell phones + thunderstorms = dangerous
People should not use mobile phones outdoors during thunderstorms because of the risk of being struck by lightning, doctors said Friday.
They reported the case of a 15-year-old girl who was using her phone in a park when she was hit during a storm. Although she was revived, she suffered persistent health problems and was using a wheelchair a year after the accident.
"This rare phenomenon is a public health issue, and education is necessary to highlight the risk of using mobile phones outdoors during stormy weather to prevent future fatal consequences from lighting strike injuries," said Swinda Esprit, a doctor at Northwick Park Hospital in England.
Esprit and other doctors at the hospital added in a letter to the British Medical Journal that usually when someone is struck by lightning, the high resistance of the skin conducts the flash over the body in what is known as a flashover.
But if a metal object, such as a phone, is in contact with the skin it disrupts the flashover and increases the odds of internal injuries and death. The doctors added that three fatal cases of lightning striking people while using mobile phones have been reported in newspapers in China, South Korea and Malaysia. Article here.
Shocking cheerleading sex harassment...
A West Virginia coed who landed a cheerleading scholarship to Marshall University is suing the school for discrimination, claiming that she was subjected to a "pervasive environment of sexual harassment" and abuse at the hands of male members of the squad who allegedly exposed themselves, fondled female team members, and even subjected some women to a so-called teabagging.
Several cheers had code names of a sexual nature including the 'Bearded Clam (vagina), More Head (oral sex) and String of Pearls (ejaculation)"
The guys frequently groped female members' breasts, shouting 'Throw the bitches up' and grabbing their genitalia area"- That head male cheerleader Richard Edmunds pulled down her sports bra and instructed her "not to be a bitch or she would find her ass hitting the ground."
Edmunds exposed his penis to her, rubbed his scrotum (in a motion known as "teabagging") on her head and face, promised her a permanent spot on the squad if she would have sex with him, requested they make a pornographic video together and "announced that he wanted to f--k her."
Coaches frequently witnessed these and refused to intervene. At a charity golf function Dunn ordered the female cheerleaders to put golf balls down their cleavage and skirts and expected them to kiss a putter shaped like a penis and show their breasts. Click here for the article and the actual lawsuit documents.
Youth basketball: Kid punches other player unconscious?
A youth league basketball player in Kansas City who was videotaped clotheslining and then beating another player until he was unconscious may face criminal charges in connection with the incident, according to a report.
Home video of the incident showed the player, who was not identified in the report, hitting Vestal's son several more times until he was unconscious.
The boy's father wants criminal charges filed against the player. The case has been handed over to the Harvey County attorney. Click here to see the slideshow of pictures from the video.
Put your loved ones ashes in a teddy bear?
Taken from: http://www.huggableurns.com:
Huggable Urns offers the most unique way to keep your loved one close to your heart! Our urns are so soft and cuddly that it makes you want to hug them.
I’m not sure how I feel about this. I mean, carrying around the ashes of a loved one with you in a Teddy Bear? Seriously? Creepy! If you want to buy one these things- its costs $85, and you can buy one here.
Katharine McPhee was bulimic?
Guide Entertainment is reporting that American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee has admitted that she battled with bulimia for years. Katharine, who is still very much overweight today, confesses to making herself purge 7 times a day.
The 22-year-old sought help last autumn after her successful audition for 'American Idol'; she spent three months in group and individual therapy at an eating disorder centre.
World Cup fan forgets location of his hotel
German police rescued an American soccer fan lost in Hanover and unable to find his hotel again after helplessly wandering around the city for more than six hours after a match, federal police said Friday.
The 25-year-old Boston man had checked into his hotel in the afternoon before going to see a match between Poland and Costa Rica but could not remember his hotel's name, its address or anything else about it, police spokesman Holger Jureczko said.
"He came into the police station at 3 a.m. and asked for help," Jureczko said.
"The only thing he could remember was paying 10 euros for a taxi ride to the city center and that he went past a park and a Mercedes dealer. There are a lot of Mercedes dealers in Hanover but we were able to find the one in the vicinity of a park."
Police took the American to the area that matched his vague description in the city of 500,000 and spent an hour driving up and down streets in that quarter until he recognized his hotel just before dawn Wednesday.
This really is hilarious. If he came into the police station at 3 AM, chances are he was probably drunk- which probably made it very interesting in trying to find his hotel, and I’m sure the police loved that. Article here.
Cable Technician sleeps on couch? Fired!
Comcast has fired an employee for sleeping on a customer's couch during a house call after video of the incident became a minor Internet sensation (see video above).
The Philadelphia-based cable company also says it has apologized to the customer in Washington for the "unsatisfactory customer experience."
The customer, Georgetown University law student Brian Finkelstein, said the technician needed to phone company headquarters for help but was put on hold for more than an hour and fell asleep.
He posted video of the sleeping technician on YouTube.com, a site that lets users share videos. He added an Eels song with the lyrics, "I need some sleep." The 58-second video has been viewed more than 251,000 times since it was posted Tuesday.