Monday, January 21, 2008

Photoworthy: wedding KFC & root beer

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She died doing what they loved: drinking and driving fast

The sister of one of three people killed last week says "really isn't a shock to any of us" that her brother died in a high-speed crash. "The thing that really makes me feel much better about this is they died doing what they loved to do -- they were drinking, they were going fast and they were together. It gives me comfort, it does, to know those three things." » Read the full article here

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Cloverfield the movie: You may throw up. Also, you can make a difference in a child's life.

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Lesbian cuisine?

Dude poops on neighbors clothes, shoes, any everything else.

A man who defecated on the clothing and shoes of neighbors was charged yesterday with the repulsive, month-long soiling spree.

Ronnie Ballard, 19, is facing misdemeanor charges for ruining the items, which were in the laundry room and hallways of a Madison apartment building that is next door to Ballard's residence.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court, Ballard defecated on two occasions in a washing machine, ruining a comforter, baby clothing, and other garments. Ballard, is also charged with defecating in the tennis shoes and boots of building residents, who had left the footwear outside their apartment doors. » Article here

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Photoworthy: free at last

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Holy jeez this thing is huge (it's an earth mover)

Specifications:
~ The mover stands 311 feet tall and 705 feet long.
~ It weighs over 45,500 tons
~ Cost $100 million to build
~ Took 5 years to design and manufacture
~ 5 years to assemble.
~ Requires 5 people to operate it.
~ The Bucket Wheel is over 70 feet in diameter with 20 buckets,each of which can hold over 530 cubic feet of material.
~ A 6-foot man can stand up inside one of the buckets.
~ It moves on 12 crawlers (each is 12 feet wide, 8' high and 46 feet long).There are 8 crawlers in front and 4 in back.
It has a maximum speed of 1 mile in 3 hours (1/3 mile/hour).
~ It can remove over 76,455 cubic meters each day.(100,000 large dump trucks at 40yds. each)

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University gets $590k to study belching cows?

A Swedish university has received $590,000 in research funds to measure the greenhouse gases released when cows belch.

About 20 cows will participate in the project run by the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences.

Cattle release methane, a greenhouse gas believed to contribute to global warming, when they digest their food. Researchers believe the level of methane released depends on the type of food the eat. » Full article here

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Don't worry, keep your chin up.

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Dude driving naked loses his g-friend and SUV.

A Seattle driver who was arrested last summer in unusual circumstances — both he and his passenger were naked — has ended up paying a price for his passion.

The driver, Jan Peter Pawluskiewicz, 19, appeared in court Thursday. In that episode, a state trooper stopped a sport-utility vehicle about 1:20 a.m. he noticed the vehicle drifting across traffic lanes. When the trooper approached the couple inside, he found they both were naked and trying to stash an empty wine bottle.

The driver was charged with driving under the influence and reckless driving. Pawluskiewicz pleaded guilty to reduced charges of first- and second-degree negligent driving. King County District Court ordered 24 months of probation; a 90-day jail term, which was suspended; attendance at a DUI victims' panel; and fines that totaled $1,718.

His family presented documentation showing that his SUV has been donated to a charity. And, Jacke was told, the young man's girlfriend has left him."The price he paid at home was far greater than what he paid in court," said the judge. » Article here

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Ski accident -- pretty brutal fall on the downhill.

Invisible weights.

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5'9 dude with the big put-back slam-dunk. Damn.