Monday, August 07, 2006

This marriage is off to a good start

16-year-old tries to poison her family?

A 16-year-old girl has been charged with trying to kill her family by feeding them a dessert she made with floor cleaner, authorities said.

The unidentified girl poured a 40-ounce bottle of the cleaner into a peanut butter cup dish and fed it to her mother, father and brother Wednesday.

"(The father) told the wife while he was eating it that it tasted like Spic and Span (floor cleaner), but he went ahead and ate it anyway," Grant said.
The girl told a friend what she did and that friend alerted authorities. When police arrived at the home about 10:30 p.m., they found the family not feeling well and resting in bed.

A brother who did not eat the dessert took his family to get medical attention. Their condition was not known. "Obviously, she wanted to hurt them," Grant said. A motive was not known.

The girl has been charged with three counts of attempted murder. She was being held at the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice detention facility in Crestview. Article here.

Duct Tape Moving? WTF?

Give alcohol to children as young as five?

Children from the age of five should be encouraged to drink wine at home to prevent the toll of alcohol abuse in later life, one of the country's leading experts on the problem has told Scotland on Sunday.

Jack Law, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland and a member of the Scottish Ministerial Advisory Committee on Alcohol Problems, believes the practice would cut binge drinking among youngsters by taking the mystery out of alcohol. Families need to accept that children do experiment with alcohol, so giving them small tastes diluted with water will encourage them to drink responsibly. Read the full article here.

Do you know where I can… ahh -- nevermind

'Wolf man' is a medical mystery, hairy face?

Who hasn't heard about the legend of the werewolf, the creature whose monstrosity is fueled by the light of the moon. Who lurks around in the darkness of night thirsty for blood? Well, scientists now believe some of those wolf-like characteristics were themselves fueled, not by the moon but by genetics. Case in point: A young man in Mexico.
Danny Ramos Gomez looks like any other circus performer. Look a little closer and you'll quickly realize why Danny is known as "the wolf man".

Danny has a condition called hypertrichosis, in which the body produces an abnormal amount of hair.

Danny Ramos Gomez, Werewolf Guy: "Sometimes people who touch me say that the hair on my face is finer than the hair on my head. That's what they say."

Twenty-two-year-old Danny and his 25-year-old brother Larry are known for their daredevil feats in a Mexican circus. But when they were little, it was different. They were part of a freak show, and they were known as "los ninos lobos", the "wolf children", and exhibited like animals.
Besides his excessive hair, Danny is by all other accounts "normal". But there are still people who view him as a freak. Danny: "And they speak badly to me but I don't take it seriously. I know who I am inside."

Dr. Luis Figuera of Mexico's center for Biomedical Research, is an expert in hypertrichosis. He has studied people with the condition, like this baby, for more than 20 years. Dr. Figuera: "This kind of hypertrichosis as shown in this family is very rare. As far as I know, there are two or three families in the world." Article here.

Samuel L. Jackson will call you on the phone?

If you click here, you can enter in a bunch of information and have Samuel L. Jackson call one of your friends and try to convince them to go see his new movie, Snakes On A Plane.
The phone number option is what is really cool, because when it sends the personalized Samuel L Jackson message to the person's phone, it shows any number you want as the number it's coming from.

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Smokers Alert: Nicotine in a water bottle?

Smokers may soon have a new alternative to lighting up a cigarette to soothe their need for nicotine -- and it comes in a bottle.

Nic Lite, a lemon-flavoured, water-based nicotine drink that contains four milligrams of organic nicotine -- equivalent to the amount of the drug found in two cigarettes.
In a statement released in June, the makers of Nic Lite said they plan to roll out the product in more than 50 U.S. airports, targeting nictoine-addicted airline passengers facing the agony of smoke-free flights.

Some experts are questioning how effective Nic Lite is in its delivery of nicotine. Even nicotine replacement therapies such as the patch and gum don't transmit nicotine to the brain as quickly as a cigarette, said Joanna Cohen, director of research and training for the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit.

"Nicotine water you have to ingest, it has to go into your stomach, you have to absorb whatever there is in there, and it's probably quite dilute, and then eventually it's going to have to get your brain.'' Article here.

Proof Britney Spears is a freakin’ moron

The 100 Most Annoying Things In The World:

1. Cold callers
2. Caravans
3. Queue jumpers
4. James Blunt
5. Traffic wardens
6. Tailgaters
7. Brown nosers
8. Chantelle and Preston
9. Ex-smokers
10. Noisy neighbours
11. Hangovers
12. Carol Vorderman
13. Loud mobile users
14. Men in flip-flops
15. Paper cuts
16. Bad hair days
17. Breaking wind
18. Abi Titmuss
19. Off milk
20. Being put on hold
21. Motorcyclists who weave through traffic
22. Drivers who park in disabled bays
23. Rude shop assistants
24. People who read over your shoulder
25. Skinny people who complain they are fat
26. Stepping in dog poo
27. Big Brother 5
28. Noisy eaters
29. People who don't clear up after their dog
30. Slow drivers in the outside lane
31. Junk mail
32. Bossiness
33. Novelty ring tones
34. Somebody nicking your parking spot
35. Diahorrea
36. Debt companies
37. Snobs
38. Jehovah's Witnesses
39. Running out of loo roll
40. People who have their phone turned off when you call them
41. Mosquitoes
42. Buses not arriving on time
43. Children who cough in your face
44. Being bloated
45. Leaving your mobile at home
46. Americans
47. David Blane
48. Spots
49. Stepping in chewing gum
50. Running out of hot water
51. Wasps
52. Headaches
53. Crazy Frog
54. London Tube
55. Losing your glasses
56. Warm beer
57. CDs that skip
58. Paper jam
59. Bottled water
60. Sunburn
61. Running out .. of change
62. People who .. text in capitals
63. Estate agents
64. Stubbing your toe
65. Rubbish printers
66. Flat tyres
67. People who write 'text back' in texts
68. Breaking a nail
69. Russell Brand
70. The Teletubbies
71. A pen which has run out of ink
72. Cat hair that sticks to your clothes
73. Running out of petrol
74. Flatmates who don't clean
75. Heat rash
76. Losing your passport
77. Natasha Kaplinsky
78. Being hungry
79. Tax returns
80. Road works
81. Cramp
82. Shoppers hitting your heels with their trolley
83. Failing your driving test
84. Burning toast
85. Cold showers
86. Scientology
87. Not being able to find a matching pair of socks
88. Missing the last post
89. Chihuahuas
90. Karaoke
91. Stomach ache
92. PDA (public displays of affection)
93. Craig David
94. Secret workers before exams
95. Socialists
96. Pimped up cars
97. Getting something in your eye
98. Out-of-tune singers
99. Hollyoaks
100. Fake fingernails


...and I thought my local pool was crowded

Woman cooks cookies on her car dashboard?

Blistering heat was just what Sandi Fontaine needed to bake cookies for her co-workers -- on the dash of her Toyota Rav-4.

With temperatures soaring Wednesday, Fontaine placed two trays of cookie dough on the dashboard, shut the doors and retreated inside to her air conditioned office.

"My husband wanted me to run some errands this morning," said Fontaine, who works at Baldwin and Clarke Corporate Finance. "I said, 'I can't. I'm baking cookies.'"

Fontaine first tested her dashboard oven three years ago. She said anyone can do it; the only requirement is for the outside temperature to be at least 95 degrees, so it will rise to about 200 degrees in the car. Temperatures in the area reached the mid to upper 90s on Wednesday.

"Mrs. Fields has nothing on Sandi," co-worker Brian Champigny said of the cookie company. Article here.

Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in a movie?

Japanese dude wins again, eats 58 bratwursts

Takeru Kobayashi chomped through a record 58 brats at the Johnsonville World Bratwurst Eating Championship on Saturday, easily winning another tasty title and slicing through the record of 34 1/2 set last year by Sonya Thomas. At Saturday's showdown in Sheboygan, competitors had 10 minutes to eat as many brats as possible with no buns.
Kobayashi earned $8,000 for his effort. There was no extra charge for the 16,820 calories, 1,450 grams of fat and 19 days worth of the recommended amount of sodium he consumed in besting Joey Chestnut and Thomas in front of a crowd of about 3,500 people attending Sheboygan Jaycees Brat Days.

The 160-pound Kobayashi, of Nagano, Japan, is a seasoned veteran at 27 and by far the world's best competitive eater. But he narrowly beat 22-year-old Joey Chestnut of San Jose, Calif., in this year's Nathan's Hot Dog eating contest on the Fourth of July in New York.

"Brats are a little bit harder to eat," Kobayashi said. "With hot dogs, it's more volume. You're actually dipping the buns in water." Chestnut finished a distant second with 45 brats and said his performance couldn't have been wurst. Article here.

Funky lookin' animal: short-beaked echidna

"Cess" short-beaked echidna blows a bubble from her nose while in the care of a zoo keeper at the Wildlife Clinic center at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Cess suffered a broken foot and severe cuts to her nose that required expert veterinary surgery at Taronga Zoo Wildlife Clinic after a road accident.

Naked walker stopped along interstate? WTF?

He was hot.

That was an Ohio man's explanation for why he was walking along an Illinois interstate Friday morning, as the sheriff put it, "wearing nothing but a smile."

The man told authorities he was headed from Ohio to Kentucky to visit relatives. Somewhere along the way, he lost his clothes, his car and his teeth.

The naked walker was stopped along Interstate 64. He was taken to the White County Jail, where authorities gave him some clothes.

No charges have been filed. Article here.

Damn this dude is good at Nintendo Arkanoid

Rob Schneider hates drunk Mel Gibson

Rob Schneider has become the first actor to publicly announce he will never work with Mel Gibson due to the anti-Semitic remarks he made when he was arrested last Friday. Schneider took out an ad in Hollywood paper Variety called "An Open Letter to the Hollywood Community."
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The ad appeared yesterday and it opened with: "I, Rob Schneider, a 1/2 Jew, pledge from this day forth to never work with Mel Gibson-actor-director-producer-and anti-Semite."

The letter sort of just goes on and on making bad jokes, but it's meant to be serious about not working with Mel Gibson. Now obviously you can probably imagine this probably all just a publicity stunt for Rob Schneider… except for the fact Rob has never starred in any good movies (with the slight exception of Deace Bigalow).