Monday, June 18, 2007

Hmm… is it really something to be proud about?

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5-year-old thinks heroin is candy, passes it out at daycare

Earlier this week, a YWCA Daycare Center was closed because six children at a local daycare center were given heroin by another student who thought it was candy.

Early Tuesday morning, teachers learned that a youngster brought small packets to school which he passed out to classmates telling them it was candy. Teachers quickly learned the child was actually doling out heroin and called police immediately. Six children, from two to five years old, were taken to Women and Children's Hospital for evaluation.

Kari Lyn Lee and Wayne Clamp are the parents of the child who distributed the heroin. Both denied having heroin in the house and Lee claims to have tested negative for drugs. She reports having taken a drug test prior to this incident because a family member accused her of doing drugs. » Full article here

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The Barbie sacrifice.

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I'd say this Japanese dude is pretty good this arcade game

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Toddler accidentally served margarita at Applebee's

Kim Mayorga was confused when her 2-year-old started making funny faces and pushing away the apple juice he had ordered at Applebee's. The explanation came when she opened the lid of the sippy cup and was hit by the smell of tequila and Triple Sec.

The restaurant staff accidentally gave Julian Mayorga a margarita Monday. He grew drowsy and started vomiting a few hours later and was rushed to the hospital.

"I wasn't going to make a big deal about it," the mother told the Contra Costa Times on Thursday, "but then he got sick." The apple juice and margarita mix were stored in identical plastic bottles, and the manager mistakenly grabbed the margarita container to pour the boy's drink, said Randy Tei, vice president for Apple Bay East Inc., which owns the franchise restaurant and nine other Applebee's in the San Francisco Bay area.

The Mayorgas will be reimbursed for their medical bills, and Tei said the franchise group's restaurants will no longer serve apple juice and margaritas in similar containers. » Article here

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Incoming! Uh, watch out first base coach...

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Alice Cooper, the leading expert in school scheduling

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Burglar breaks into home, strips naked and surfs porn sites

Two New Jersey housemates got a bit of a surprise late in the night last Friday when they discovered a burglar, naked except for socks and sneakers, surfing pornography on their computer.

Jorge Arevalo was sleeping upstairs in the house when he heard what he thought was his housemate coming home at around midnight. He wondered why his housemate was walking around and making noise so much.

The answer to this came at around 1a.m., when his housemate actually returned. Arevalo reported hearing a string of expletives as his housemate discovered a naked man sitting at the computer.

On the computer were several windows open on porn sites. The man was dressed only in shoes and socks, and was covered in cuts and bruises. Bloodstains were found in several rooms in the house.

The man was identified as Jerry B. Mahaffey, a recruiter for the U.S. Army. Police later found his abandoned clothes behind The Laughing Lion, a local bar.

Arevalo complained: 'We were up until 5 a.m. cleaning.' 'We've never had anybody in our house butt naked and bleeding,' he added. » Article here

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Baby on board… specifically on the window.

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19-year-old finishes college in 18 months

Chirag Shah breezed through his studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago in just a year and a half. And he got a 3.9 GPA on barely an hour a day of studying.

The 19-year-old explained that college mostly seemed like a "review" from his days at Barrington High School, where he took so many advanced courses, he was able to start as a junior at UIC.

"I just had a lot of free time," said Shah, who is jokingly referred to as "the brainiac" by friends. "I'd do different activities every day, spend a lot of time at the beach."

Shah, a biology major, had been accepted at UIC's advanced seven-year medical program when he first enrolled in college. But because students in the rigorous track are required to wait at least three years before starting, Shah has to wait. So he's keeping himself busy hanging out with pals, playing sports, attending rock concerts, and dancing the traditional Indian garba dance of his parents' homeland. » Article here

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Sleepy baby fight's to try to stay awake...

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75-year-old dude's gas pedal was 'stuck'

Donald Hanahan, 88, "told authorities that his gas pedal stuck and his car accelerated, causing him to take evasive action by driving off the pavement to avoid hitting pedestrians." » Full article here

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Photoworthy: the tennis splits

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Coppulls over dude -- dude tries to swallow pot, passes out

Pot can be hazardous to your health -- especially if you try to swallow your stash. Police in Wichita, Kansas, report pulling over a driver and noticed the young man was apparently choking on a large baggie. Police spokesman Gordon Bassham says officers tried the Heimlich maneuver but it didn't work.

As the man was passing out, Bassham says one of the officers reached into his throat and pulled out the plastic bag. The 20-year-old was arrested for pot possession and a passenger was busted, too. » Article here

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Street pole.

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Ewww... 'Pepsi Ice Cucumber' ? Sounds gross.

People in Japan are staying cool as a cucumber this summer with "Pepsi Ice Cucumber" -- a new soda based on the crisp green gourd.

The soft drink doesn't actually have any cucumber in it -- but has been artificially flavored to taste like cucumber. The mint-colored soda is on sale just for the summer and only in Japan.
A Japanese Pepsi official says they wanted "a flavor that makes people think of keeping cool in the summer heat." He says "We thought the cucumber was just perfect." » Article here

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Yep, it looks like it's been tested.

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Chick fight over $500 lottery ticket

Some lottery winners seem cursed with bad luck after collecting the jackpot. One woman's luck turned bad almost as soon as she scratched the ticket.

Patsy Jean Harris paid $20 dollars for a Million Dollar Monopoly scratch-off ticket Tuesday at a Pasco County gas station. She stepped outside to check the numbers and discovered she had won $500.

She immediately went back inside the store to collect her winnings. While the clerk was counting out the cash, authorities say another woman came up behind Harris and stole the ticket out of her hand.

Harris grappled with the woman, and the fight spilled out into the parking lot where a second woman started punching the lottery winner. Both women fled the scene, one still holding the lottery ticket. They were later charged with strong-arm robbery. It's not clear if Harris got her ticket back and finally collected the $500. » Article here

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