Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Wrecking ball cable breaks, rolls through town, hits car.

Alex Habay was in his Ford Taurus, stopped at a traffic light in downtown Meadville, Crawford County, yesterday morning, thinking about nothing, idly listening to a radio commercial while on his way to his summer job at the YMCA. That's when a 1,500-pound wrecking ball smashed into the rear of his car.

A cable from a crane that was demolishing part of the building, holding the 3-foot-diameter wrecking ball snapped, starting its downhill tumble from the college to the town. Police said crane operator Robby L. Boring, 28, of Meadville, was injured when he tried to stop the wrecking ball by throwing bricks in front of it.
As it gained momentum, the wrecking ball rumbled from the campus along North Main Street, pinballing back and forth across the street, hitting nine parked cars and damaging curbs with each impact.

By the time it reached Mr. Habay's car at North Main and Randolph streets, it had gained enough momentum to crush the trunk into the back seat, showering Mr. Habay with glass and pushing his car into the two cars in front of him. The fourth car in line was a Meadville police cruiser. » Article here

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It's an iPhone... sort of.

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Mom giving ecstacy to her child, caught on video.

Texas authorities have interviewed the occupants of a minivan who appear in an online video that shows a toddler who might have been given ecstasy, as authorities try to determine whether the child actually ingested the powerful street drug.

"Their story is basically that they told the little girl to act that way and they were basically filming her doing what they said,".

"She's taking that hit like a soldier," a female voice says. "She's rolling, girl, she's rolling." "Rolling" is a term commonly used to describe the effects of Ecstasy, a potentially lethal street drug that is often associated with the club scene. » Full article here
(thanks stuart)

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'Dizzy' Japanese Boxing

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...a sign you like your dog a little 'too' much.

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Bride attacks groom in head with her stiletto shoe

Scottish bride Teresa Brown's dream of a perfect wedding day probably did not include attacking the groom with her stiletto shoe and spending the weekend in a cell.

Police arrested the 33-year-old in the couple's hotel room in April while her wedding reception continued downstairs. The distraught groom, Mark Allerton, 40, staggered to the front desk, clutching a bloody towel to his head, Townsend said. "He indicated that his wife had struck him over the head with a stiletto heel," the prosecutor said.

Brown told police she and her husband had "been accusing each other of different things," the prosecutor said, without going into details. Brown said she hit him on the head because he had taken a hold of her, he added.

Brown's lawyer Stuart Beveridge said the newlyweds began throwing things at each other after an argument in their room turned physical. He said Brown had been on antidepressants at the time and had been drinking. » Full article here

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[semi-sorta funny] How to f*** up a Fox Newscast

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This sign was found outside a church...

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Woman blames 'great sale' for leaving child in hot car.

A 63-year-old woman is blaming a great sale for the reason she left her small child locked inside a sweltering car for an hour.

Eileen Amy Politano, was charged with felony child neglect after leaving an 11-month-old girl in a car while she went into a grocery store. Store employees saw the girl crying in the car and were able to rescue her before police arrived. Outside temperatures were upward of 85 degrees.

Politano told police she intended to run into the store for a few minutes to buy some meat for dinner, but said there were too many specials to pass up. When medical personnel asked Politano to give the child something to drink, she reportedly reached into her car and grabbed a bottle of spoiled formula. » Article here

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What happens when you put the iPhone in a blender?

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Dear Continental Airlines...

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Human Tetris (part 2)

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What if your job was just to test condoms?

Condom makers say it's the world's best job, a "sexecutive position." An Australian company is seeking real life testers for its condom products.

"Got what it takes to be an official condom tester?" asks an advertisement launched by Durex Australia next to a photo of a busty young woman in a revealing nurse's outfit. "With this job on your CV, it really will be a chance to brag to your mates about the special skills you possess, not to mention that your new role will work wonders with the opposite sex," Durex Marketing Manager Sam White told local media.

The "bed-testing" position is unpaid, but 200 selected testers would be up for free pack of Durex products, plus a bonus prize of A$1,000 ($854) for one lucky winner, White said. In return, testers would have to report back on the feel and performance of the company's products.

"To apply, simply explain why you think you're right for the position (missionary is acceptable) and you could be eligible for the employee bonus of $1,000," said the ad on Web site http://www.durex.com.au. » Article here

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Jet ski gets some air -- over flooded spillway.

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Somehow I don’t think cake will make up for it.

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Wow, this is very disturbing. I hope that’s fake.

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[semi-sorta funny] Charles the Predator.

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