Monday, July 31, 2006

Wow, someone is having a bad weekend

Dog thrown out of window hits dude on street?

A man was bruised but alive on Wednesday after a Saint Bernard dog thrown out a two-story window landed on him as he was walking down the street in the southern-Polish city of Sosnowiec.

The 110-pound dog was pushed out of the window by its drunken owner Monday, police said.

"The dog had a soft landing because it fell on a man," said police spokesman Grzegorz Wierzbicki. "The dog escaped with just a few scratches."

"The man was also more in a psychological state of shock than physically hurt," Wierzbicki added. The one-year-old dog, named Oskar, was placed in an animal shelter while police investigate its owners for animal abuse. Article here.

This isn’t something you see everyday

Jennifer Aniston has the best legs in the world

Jennifer Aniston has beat out Jessica Simpson and Christina Aguilera in a scientific study (yes I'm serious) to see who has the most perfect legs in Hollywood. Scientists at electronics giant Braun came up with a specific formula, which involves multiplying the proportions of the leg and thigh, and the texture of skin, to calculate the perfect legs.
Dr Aric Sigman, who conducted the study, said: "For men, the ideal leg is shapely, full and smooth with a semi-gloss sheen. Women want the same thing - only two sizes smaller." via

This SNL Harry Potter skit is actually funny

Utah teen holds text-messaging world record

A Utah teen with fingers of fury is once again the speed text-messaging king of the world. Ben Cook, 18, of Provo, returned to the top of the cell phone text-messaging heap Friday at a Denver text-off, blazing through a 160-character standardized message in 42.22 seconds.

The text/phrase used for purposes of professional, competition texting is: "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human."

The feat was recorded on video and scored by an official timekeeper, validating it for Guinness World Records purposes, said Sara Spaulding, spokeswoman for the event sponsor, Jump Mobile.

Cook in 2004 snagged the world record by texting the official phrase in 57.75 seconds, a record that soon fell. Before Cook's feat Friday, the record was held by a 23-year-old woman from Singapore at 43.24 seconds, which was set on June 27, 2004. Article here.

12 tigers after 1 turkey… you guess who won?

Bicyclist hit by a "Girls Gone Wild" tour bus

An unidentified middle-aged male bicyclist was trapped under a "Girls Gone Wild" full-size charter bus Tuesday night for about 20 minutes at the intersection of Burlington and Linn streets.

The Iowa City Fire Department received a call at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday that a "Girls Gone Wild" tour bus collided with a bicyclist after it turned right onto Linn Street.

The accident remains under investigation, and the name of the bicyclist has not been released. The extent of injuries suffered by the bicyclist also is unknown, according to an Iowa City Police Department report.

After colliding, the bicyclist was trapped, lying on his back with the bus's front right steering tire partially on top of his torso and legs. The fire department used two box cribs and air bags to lift the bus about four inches to extricate the man. Article here.

This is one narrow house

Dude arrested for cop camera phone pictures?

A Penn State college senior was arrested after he pointed his camera cell phone at police activity in his neighborhood. A Philadelphia NBC News Channel 10 report says the family of Neftaly Cruz, 21, is claiming the cops had "no right to come onto their property and arrest their 21-year-old son simply because he was using his cell phone's camera."

Cruz had heard a commotion outside his parents' home and walked out the door to investigate it. When he saw the street lined with police, he flipped his phone open to take a picture. Within moments, an officer came to his back gate, put him into a police car, cuffed him and took him to jail. According to a neighbor's report, the cop spoke only once during this process, allegedly saying, "You should have just went [sic] in the house and minded your own business instead of trying to take pictures off your picture phone."

The charge against Cruz was based on a new law, allegedly prohibiting people from taking pictures of police officers with cell phones. Cruz is quoted as saying, "They threatened to charge me with conspiracy, impeding an investigation, obstruction of a investigation..." Larry Frankel of the local ACLU chapter, reportedly said, "There is no law that prevents people from taking pictures of what anybody can see on the street," adding that, "it's rather scary that in this country you could actually be taken down to police headquarters for taking a picture on your cell phone of activities that are clearly visible on the street." Article here.

Mentos + Pepsi = cool tricks

Jennifer Aniston won't marry, she wants Brad

According to her friends, Jennifer Aniston will not marry Vince Vaughn until Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie get hitched first. Despite the fact that Brad has a new child with Angelina, Jennifer is hoping that she and Brad will one day get back together. A source tells Grazia magazine:

Jen can't bring herself to remarry as long as Brad still remains technically single." Friends of the Jennifer, who recently reportedly revealed the former 'Friends' actress still has feelings for her ex, say the 37-year-old star is hoping for reconciliation, even despite the fact Brad has a two-month old baby daughter, Shiloh Nouvel, with Angelina. The source added: "If Brad had married Angie, I think Jen would have set her own wedding date by now."
Earlier last week, Brad's grandmother said Brad will never marry Angelina until he gets over his failed relationship with Aniston.

Not sure if I’d trust a 99 cent pregnancy test?

Weed packaged smiley-faced gumballs? WTF?

Federal drug agents aren't laughing about marijuana packaged in yellow, smiley-faced gumballs.

The "Greenades" gumballs were found in January at Howard High School in Ellicott City. The federal Drug Enforcement Agency recently released an intelligence bulletin about them.

"It's a new idea and it's new to the DEA," Gregory Lee, a retired supervisory special agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency, told The Baltimore Examiner. "When it comes to drug dealing, you're only limited by your imagination."

Police charged three 17-year-old students after a teacher alerted a school resource officer. She told the officer that she saw a student give a plastic bag that the teacher believed contained drugs to another student.

The officer seized the bag, which contained two "candy balls" wrapped in foil, police said. Instructions on the foil told users to chew for 30 minutes to 1 hour before they wanted to be high and to "chew for as long as possible, then swallow."

Officers charged two students with distribution of drugs on school property and a third with possession of marijuana. Article here.

Watch how fast this kitten falls asleep



Shuttle-bus driver fired for driving crazy

A Iowa airport shuttle-bus driver has been fired for allegedly taking passengers on a series of "wild rides".

John Sykes of Des Moines was fired in April from his job at the Des Moines International Airport. He was fired after several incidents in which he allegedly drove too fast, ignored stop signs, and refused, even at the request of a passenger, to use his turn signals. In one instance, he allegedly pulled in front of oncoming traffic, shouting at other drivers to yield.

One passenger who works at the airport was injured and another was almost thrown from his seat after Sykes allegedly executed a series of high-speed turns during a trip. The injured passenger complained that after he and another passenger were thrown about the bus, Sykes laughed and then dropped them off, saying, "Have a good night."

Another airport employee complained that Sykes wouldn't give passengers enough time to get seated before "gunning the engine" and departing at a high rate of speed. The employee complained that she had fallen into her seat more than once.

At a recent hearing dealing with his request for unemployment benefits, Sykes said he didn't realize any passengers were injured in the incidents. "I was on different medications, and I wasn't getting enough sleep and I don't think my judgment was that good," he testified. Article here.