Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Keith Richards snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine
Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards said in an interview published on Tuesday that he once snorted his father's ashes mixed with cocaine.
Richards, 63, whose fondness for drugs has been openly acknowledged for decades, was quoted by music magazine NME as saying his unusual experiment with paternally enhanced cocaine came after his father's death five years ago.
"My dad wouldn't have cared," Richards said, adding, "It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive." An NME spokeswoman told Reuters the story was genuine and not a late April Fool's joke. She said the interview would appear on newsstands across the nation starting on Wednesday. Article here.
[snl skit] the first person in the world to dance
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Rocket Fishing Rod? Hmm... kinda clever?
Well, here's an interesting product...
Rocket Fishing RodTM casts lines over 30 feet. to reach prime angling spots. Simple pump-and-launch action eliminates snares and tangled lines. Bobber keeps hook safely hidden until it hits the water, ideal for teaching kids. Features built-in reel, 6 lb. line, storage compartment in handle for tackle pack and extra bobber, and "Learn to Fish" DVD. Click here to see a video of the product in action.
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Dude sets off a fire extinguisher while in a plastic bag.
700-pound woman rescused from second-floor bathroom
A 700-pound woman was rescued from her bathroom by firefighters who cut away part of an exterior wall and removed a window before lowering her to the ground, a fire official said on Tuesday.
The woman, identified as Patty Brown, called emergency services in Trenton, New Jersey, late on Monday after falling in the second-floor bathroom and being unable to get up.
Medical personnel were unable to move her, and so called the city's fire department, which eventually dispatched three fire engines and some 25 officers.
After removing part of the bathroom wall, cutting the window down to the floor, and taking out the toilet and radiator, firefighters moved her into a rescue basket in which she was lowered down a specially reinforced ladder to the ground outside, said Battalion Chief Qareeb Bashir.
With the help of around 10 firefighters, she was then moved on to a stretcher, transferred to an ambulance specially equipped for very large people, and taken to a local hospital.
Brown, who was only slightly injured from her fall, was conscious throughout the five-hour operation, and was "very pleasant," Bashir said. Although firefighters are trained to perform difficult rescues, this provided an unusual challenge, Bashir said. Article here.
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Dude hit by falling 'metal nut' from construction site
A heavy piece of metal crashed through the windshield of a rush hour motorist and hit a man in the stomach. He was taken to a hospital but will be okay.
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[semi-funny] dude in Ferrari checks out hot chick
Lured in by the scent of hot and toasty subs, a coyote wanders into a downtown Chicago Quizno's
A wily coyote wandered into a Quizno's restaurant in the heart of the Chicago (Loop) Tuesday afternoon.
The coyote is now in the care of Animal Control, much to the relief of employees at the sandwich shop. The incident occurred at about 2 p.m. Monday. Employees say the shop's door was propped open due to the warm weather, and the coyote just wandered in and settled into the cooler.
While mukes stayed on the counter, other employees watched the coyote try to get through an employee door as Raymundo Zavala held him off.
"It’s not in my job description, though, but yeah it was pretty odd,” Zavala said. The animal then settled into a drink cooler, where it just sat. "It didn't do anything, it wasn't growling or anything like that. I think it was just hurt and trying to find shelter,” said employee Bina Patel.
In the end, it took Animal Control worker Forest Drake just a few minutes to get the coyote out. ”They said it was in the Quiznos and of course I didn't believe it, and then of course you see all of this," Drake said. Full article here.