Tuesday, December 18, 2007

You're fired.

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Wife shoots flat-screen TV in home-temperature dispute

A woman who was angry because her husband wanted her to turn up the heat pulled out a gun and shot their flat-screen TV while he cowered behind a pillow, Macomb County authorities say.

The 65-year-old man called 911 Sunday night from the basement of their Washington Township home, about 25 miles north of Detroit. "My wife's got a gun. She's shooting at me," Joseph Grucz said in the recorded call.

He told the operator that Cheryl Grucz, 61, was angry because he wanted the heat turned up. She fired a round while he hid his head in a pillow, striking the plasma TV, then went upstairs, the Detroit Free Press said. » Article here

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What really happens at 'snowmen' sweatshops.

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Woman arrested for groping mall Santa denies the charge

The woman accused of groping Santa at the Danbury Fair mall denies she even sat on the man's lap. "I don't know what's going on. I don't know if he was confused, it was a false report," Sandrama Lamy, 33, said this morning. Lamy said she was window shopping at the mall Saturday with a friend when she decided to get a picture with a man playing Santa Claus.

"Why would I do this? There were so many people there. If he (Santa) needed a few extra bucks I would have given it to him," Lamy said. "I've never been involved in a crime or anything. This is shocking to me." Danbury police charged Lamy Saturday with fourth-degree sexual assault, after the mall Santa contacted police and said the woman touched him in an inappropriate manner. » Article here

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[semi-sorta funny] it's magic, well sorta

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Mom is a _____ .

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Monkeys are as smart as humans at math?

Monkeys performed about as well as college students at mental addition, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a finding that suggests nonverbal math skills are not unique to humans.

The research from Duke University follows the finding by Japanese researchers earlier this month that young chimpanzees performed better than human adults at a memory game.

Prior studies have found non-human primates can match numbers of objects, compare numbers and choose the larger number of two sets of objects. » Full article here

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Dude freaks out at car wash.

(The police report states that this old guy went nuts in a car was because he lost his glasses.)

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The all-nighter.

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Woman's body found in car a day after it was towed

Paramedics and traffic officers apparently overlooked the body of an elderly woman who was found in a car at a tow yard over the weekend, a day after the the vehicle was involved in a crash, authorities said today.

"There was an accident Saturday and the car was impounded, and later it turned out there was another victim in the vehicle," Modrell said. "Obviously, that is something they're trying to figure out -- how this could happen." » Full article here

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