Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Kids do the darndest things


Man running from the cops falls over cliff

This police chase ended with a cliffhanger. A 30-year-old man fell 50 to 70 feet over a cliff near the West Virginia Turnpike while fleeing on foot from police Thursday. A police officer pursuing the man couldn't stop and tumbled after him, while a second officer jumped off the cliff to help his colleague and landed in a tree.

The suspect, who was not identified, rolled another 100 feet before stopping and suffered serious injuries, acting Princeton Police Chief W.L. Harman said. Sgt. W.E. Rose, whose fall was stopped by a tree, suffered some scratches and bruises while Sgt. C.T. Lowe, who jumped off the cliff, was not injured.

The chase began around 1 a.m. in Princeton when Rose saw a man whom authorities wanted to talk to get into the passenger side of a vehicle. The driver sped off when the officers' cruiser pulled up and the passenger jumped out. "Everybody is real lucky that the injuries aren't worse than they are," Harman said. Article here.

No room for beer pong? Try 'Gravity Pong'

Fired employee drives car through store?

An employee of the Chalet Nursery and Garden Shop reacted to being fired June 27 by driving his car through the display area of the store, police said.

Eric D. Moore, 27, had been shouting and cursing at managers of the store, that afternoon after a boss confronted him about repeatedly leaving without telling them, police said. Moore, hurled a radio at a wall and was fired on the spot, police said.

Moments later, a manager heard a crash and saw concrete flying through the air, and Moore's 1994 Buick LeSabre plowing through the outdoor display area, according to reports.

The manager ran out of the store to see the LeSabre leaving a trail of broken stone benches, fountains, statues and pots, before thumping out of the Skokie Boulevard exit on a flat tire, then turning west on Lake Avenue.

Police, called by the Chalet, said they arrested Moore about a half a mile away, at the service station at Lake and Laramie avenues.

Moore was charged with criminal damage to property, reckless driving and driving without a license or insurance. Damage to the Chalet property was estimated at $4,281. Article here.

Internet Browser in bathroom toilet floor?

Crazy eBay auction: advertise on my toilet

Taken from an actual eBay listing, here:

"Not only will everyone visiting my bathroom see your website address posted on my toilet but those passing by my website will also see it.

Your very own entire item webpage on my website that you can use for advertising your website for the lifetime of my website.

Your website url will be placed on my real life Toilet for an entire one year period. A picture containing your website url will be posted on my website on your Toilet page."

Click here to see the actual eBay listing. The auction is currently at $40.

Freaky art exhibit: woman w/really long hair

Man struck by lightning while sitting in car

A man struck by lightning while sitting in his car in Tampa said he expected the outcome to be far worse.

The lightning bolt struck Raymond Galusha on his left hand Saturday night, sending him to the hospital. With singed hair on his arm and back, and a numb tongue, Galusha escaped unharmed.

During the storm, Galusha was sitting in his car with the engine turned off while waiting for a train to pass. Moments later, the lightning hit the train's engine. The bolt jumped from the train to a pickup truck parked in front of Galusha. Then it hit his hand that was sticking out of the window. Article here.

Check out the little army soldier dude

Madonna wants top the Britney Spears Kiss

The Sun is reporting that Madonna is holding secret meetings with Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan to do another three-way lesbian kiss. Three years ago at the MTV Video Music Awards she she had a three-way kiss with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, but now she wants to top that. Now Madonna is planning to do a bondage scene with the two sexy stars at this year’s MTV awards, which are held next month.

A source told me: “Madonna’s people contacted Jessica’s representatives a few weeks ago and the talks are progressing well. With both Jessica and Lindsay’s stock rocketing Madonna thinks they would be perfect to perform with. She’s planning something even more sexy than a lesbian kiss. The whispers are all about a bondage- inspired show. Madonna will keep the details hushed up until the night.”

Velcro picture, taken close-up, 94X

Velcro at 94X magnification, taken with Nikon SMZ1500 Stereomicroscope.

Make passionate love to a beanbag chair?

Taken from this website here:

"We created a bean bag chair with a removable, storable artificial vagina that hides away right inside the chair itself. And the Velcro that keeps the fake vagina in place becomes the self-closing seal on the storage compartment when the unit is removed. While there’s no award (that we know of) for excellence in sex-toy furniture design, if there was, we think this chair deserves a nomination."

OK, you have to admit this is crazy funny. And for the record, I'm only posting this just because this idea/product is so outlandish it's funny. Click here to find out actually how to build this bean bag.

Pirates of the Caribbean 2: breaks records

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest hauled in $132 million over its opening weekend, crushing 2002's Spider-Man record for a debut by $18 million and shattering every box office opening record. In addition to being the first movie ever to top $100 million in two days, POTC2 earned $55.5 million on Friday, beating the previous record of $50 million set last year by Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Disney states the movie is appealing to all sexes and age groups:

He's lovin' it

Zidane goes down in sports infamy

Gang cuts dudes finger for fingerprint scanner

Police in Malaysia are hunting for members of a violent gang who chopped off a car owner's finger to get round the vehicle's hi-tech security system.

The car, a Mercedes S-class, was protected by a fingerprint recognition system. Accountant K Kumaran's ordeal began when he was run down by four men in a small car as he was about to get into his Mercedes in a Kuala Lumpur suburb.

The gang, armed with long machetes, demanded the keys to his car. It is worth around $75,000 second-hand on the local market, where prices are high because of import duties.

The attackers forced Mr Kumaran to put his finger on the security panel to start the vehicle, bundled him into the back seat and drove off.

But having stripped the car, the thieves became frustrated when they wanted to restart it. They found they again could not bypass the immobiliser, which needs the owner's fingerprint to disarm it.

They stripped Mr Kumaran naked and left him by the side of the road - but not before cutting off the end of his index finger with a machete. Police believe the gang is responsible for a series of thefts in the area. Article here.

Blast from the past: Seiko Wrist Computer

Check out this wrist watch with computer ‘UC 2100’ developed by SEIKO in 1984. You can type the keyboard, using a small screen of the watch as a monitor.

Man killed by train in exact spot as his dad

A train has run down and killed a man at just the spot where his father met the same fate eight months previously, a Malaysian newspaper said on Saturday.

The 34-year-old man, V. Marathai, was cut in half when a moving train hit him early Friday in the northern Malaysian town of Ipoh, the Star reported.

His father, N. Veerapan, 64, died at the same spot last November when he crawled under a train he thought was stationary.

"My father used that track as a shortcut to his friend's house," the paper quoted V. Chandran, a brother of the bachelor Marathai, as saying. Article here.