Sunday, August 19, 2007

6,000 gallons of human waste spilled from overturned tanker

A tanker truck hauling 6,000 gallons of treated human waste overturned Friday morning when the driver took the 429 onramp at 441 a little too fast. The road was closed for two hours, but was reopened before 11:00am. » Full article here


Cool or cruel?


Toddlers in Arkansas can now legally marry with parental consent.

A law passed this year allows Arkansans of any age -- even infants -- to marry if their parents agree, and the governor may have to call a special session to fix the mistake, lawmakers said Friday.

The legislation was intended to establish 18 as the minimum age to marry but also allow pregnant teenagers to marry with parental consent, bill sponsor Rep. Will Bond said. An extraneous "not" in the bill, however, allows anyone who is not pregnant to marry at any age if the parents allow it.

"It's clearly not the intent to allow 10-year-olds or 11-year-olds to get married," Bond said. "The legislation was screwed up." » Article here


Flight of the Conchords on David Letterman

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Dude's heart stops after drinking too much Red Bull

A man whose heart stopped after he consumed eight Red Bull energy drinks in five hours has called for an overhaul of the product's warning labels.

Matthew Penbross, 28, collapsed after downing the popular drinks, each containing 80 milligrams of caffeine, last Sunday. He drank the Red Bull while competing in a motocross event on the state's Mid North Coast. His heart stopped and he needed defibrillation from ambulance officers. » Full article here


No hooking.


Naked dude thought he was at a nude beach.

A man claims he exposed himself at a Fort Walton Beach park because he thought it was a nude beach.

Authorities said another visitor at the park reported the man after he and his 12-year-old son saw him as they walked along the beach. According to the report, the father and son said the man didn't attempt to hide or cover himself from their view. But when a deputy approached the naked man, he covered himself with a towel.

The man told the deputy he thought the park was a nude beach. A warrant for indecent exposure is pending.


I'm confused. What's going on in this photo.


Internet use could kill off local newspapers, study finds.

News audiences are ditching television and newspapers and using the Internet as their main source of information, in a trend that could eventually see the demise of local papers, according to a new study Wednesday.

"As online use has increased, the audiences of older media have declined," Harvard University professor Thomas Patterson said in a report on the year-long study issued by Harvard's Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. » Full article here


[semi-sorta funny] What about BJ's?

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Shoplifter woman runs away from cops... topless.

A woman in accused of shoplifting made a daring escape bid when apprehended by police – by wriggling out of her shirt and running topless down the street.

The woman was allegedly seen by witnesses stealing items from the shop in Trenton, Pennsylvania. Police caught her and brought her back to the store, where the manager identified several items in her bag as being stolen. When the officers then tried to place the woman under arrest, she managed to break free. In the ensuing struggle, she managed to evade the cops by slipping out of her shirt, and ran off down the street topless.

The police caught her again, and advised her to lie face down on the ground, so that people wouldn't see her rude bits. Internal Affairs officers then arrived with a jumper for her to wear. Nobody was injured in the topless chase. » Article here