Sunday, September 30, 2007

New study shows that older brothers suck.

This will come as little surprise to most parents: Children who have older brothers tend to become more aggressive than those with older sisters, according to a new study.

The study generated a host of nuanced findings:

Having a brother or a highly aggressive sibling of either gender can lead to greater increases in aggression over time.

Older siblings with younger sisters tend to end up less aggressive.

Older siblings who were aggressive tended to have younger siblings who were also aggressive, and vice versa.

Parental hostility, in some cases linked to economic pressure, also played a role in the development of kids' aggression. » Article here

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This remix of 'Soulja Boy - Crank That' is pretty good.

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Damn, that's a big-ass monitor.

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Drunk dude at Oktoberfest stuck in chimney for 12 hours

A German man who had been drinking heavily at Munich's Oktoberfest beer festival got stuck in a chimney for 12 hours while trying to climb into a friend's apartment, police said Friday.

After finding his friend was not at home, the 27-year-old climbed on to the roof of a neighboring building at about 2 a.m. Thursday and headed for what he thought was a gap in the wall between the two houses. He found himself sliding almost 30 meters (98 feet) head first into a chimney, a spokesman for Munich police said.

An 82-year-old janitor from the hotel next door eventually heard the man's calls for help and he was rescued at around 2 p.m. by fire brigade officers who knocked a hole into the side of the chimney to liberate him, the spokesman said. He had managed to turn around and had removed his clothes to try to help him squeeze back up.

"Miraculously, he was only slightly injured in the fall, sustaining just grazes and bruising," police said. The man was taken by helicopter to the hospital, where he is being treated for hypothermia, they added. » Article here

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Do not park here.

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This freshman gets hit helmet-to-helmet. Ouch.

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Bear rescued after dangling in air from bridge

In pictures, the bear could be seen between the supports of the bridge. Two cars driving by apparently scared the animal, and it jumped over the safety wall. The bear caught the ledge and was left dangling from a support beam.
Rescuers hung a net, tranquilized the bear, and pushed it over the edge. When the tranquilizer wore off, the bear woke up, and walked away unharmed. » Article here

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The dog squeeze.

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7-year-old sings national anthem, and he's pretty good!

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Thief steals over a million screws and resells them.

A German factory worker stole over a million screws from his employer and skewed the market with his cheap stolen goods, police said Friday.

"In the end, it became obvious that screws were being sold for much less than they usually cost," said a spokesman for police in the southern city of Wuerzburg.

Over two years, the 33-year-old assembly plant worker smuggled between 2,000 and 7,000 screws out of work each night, and auctioned them on an Internet site, police said. The scheme cost his firm around 110,000 euros ($156,000). The man confessed after officers raided his home. » Article here

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