Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Guinea Pig

Hairless, Wrinkled and Cute...

Quiet They're Sleeping

Unusual Passenger


I, for one, am not looking forward to this….

"Out for a walk"

I want to be an astronaut if and when I grow up!

That would be cool, but I'm not sure I want to grow up. :-)

That would be awesome to experience, but so would 30 minutes in an F-15.

Through High Tech Surveillance

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Great Pumpkin House

3,000 Pumpkins on Display at the Great Pumpkin House
Some people get a bit carried away.
Every Halloween season, the house at 748 Beech Street in Kenova, West Virginia is transformed into the Great Pumpkin House. The owner, Ric Griffith and hundreds of other volunteers carve thousands of pumpkins for display at his home every Halloween.
This year (2007) they plan on having 3,030 pumpkins on display.
The pumpkins will be on display between October 28th - November 4th.
The display will be featured on the Ellen DeGeneres show.
Interstate I-64 to the Kenova Exit (#1). Go North on Rt. 75. at 4th traffic light, make a right (East) on Rt 60. Go 7 blocks. Make a left onto 7th Street. Go 1 block, turn left again

West Virginia Halloween

You can always count on this

Why School is Important

What does it taste like?

The President's Entourage

When the President of the Unites States travels
He takes along a few select people….

Estimated cost per trip even just to Texas
Annual salaries of entourage =$41.3 Million.
The original cost of the equipment would be about $1.4 billion.
This cost the taxpayer a butt load of money.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Traffic cop tickets funeral cars

A heartless traffic cop stunned mourners by slapping tickets on a funeral cortege. He swooped on six black limousines on a single yellow line outside an undertakers, waiting to be loaded with wreaths.

The uncaring jobsworth gave £100 penalties to two cars — but was chased away by furious relatives of the deceased after trying to put a ticket on the hearse. The cortege had stopped briefly outside Gillman Funeral Service in Tooting, south-west London.
Boss Andrew Gillman blasted: “The cop didn’t have the courtesy to approach anyone. It was a disgraceful thing to do, especially in front of 30 people who had lost a loved one. I asked him to have some respect but he just carried on.” Both tickets were cancelled after Mr Gillman appealed to Wandsworth Borough Council.

Treasure of rare coins found in dilapidated home

A coin collectors dream was found buried within the walls of a Windber home: rare coins worth at least $100,000.
The coins spanned five feet of wall space and date back to the 1700s, said Jeff Bidelman, who helped make the discovery.
Bidelman said the family who lives at the home told him about a rumor that coins might be hidden in the walls. He said he went with the family to the house, noticed a hole and began knocking to find a hollow spot. Once he found the spot, he kicked in the wall and cut the coins loose. “They poured out. The force of them … Was crazy,” Bidelman said.He said an older couple who lived in the home 20 years ago used the wall as a piggy bank. That turned into a tradition, with more and more people adding to the wall bank. Bidelman said he is selling the coins on behalf of the family and will continue to give them the proceeds. With news video.

Noise Ordinance Punishment

Offenders have to listen to music they hate!

Weighty problem:

Dozens of rescuers called in to move a 490 pound woman
October 26, 2007
Dozens of firemen and Red Cross workers took part in an operation to transport a woman weighing 490 pounds from her home in Colombia's northern city of Cucuta to a local hospital.
The rescuers were forced to knock down two walls and one door, using saws and drills, to get 70-year-old Clementina Rios out of her home, in an operation that took over four hours to complete.
REAL: Rescuers knock down 2 walls to hoist 35 stone woman from her home

Clementina Rios who weighs in at 490 pounds is hoisted out of her home by dozens of rescuers
"We are making a path which we will use to transport the stretcher," said Cucuta Fire Department Lieutenant David Monzalve.
"Later we will attach it to a forklift so it can be taken to the main road where she will be transported in the volunteer firemen rescue vehicle," Monzalve added.
Lying on a stretcher, Rios was carefully lifted by forklift and placed on a truck which drove her to another vehicle that was to transport her to the hospital.
Up, up and away: The emergency services had to demolish two walls to reach the 70-year-old woman
Upon her arrival at the medical centre, Rios' daughter Ruth Blanco said her mother felt much calmer following the procedure to take her out of her home.
"Everyone has been wonderful and she is well. She is happy, because they have her here."
Rios was transferred to the hospital to receive treatment for renal deficiency.
The Columbian woman was transferred to a truck before heading to the hospital

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Passengers on broken-down bus gets out and push it to bus depot

26th October 2007
A group of bus passengers got a bit of exercise on their journey - when they had to get out and push their National Express coach.
The driver asked his 25 passengers for help after the 11.15am coach from Heathrow to Norwich broke down at a road junction in Mildenhall, Suffolk.
Ten of them answered his plea and used all their strength to push the 14 ton coach around 200 yards to a nearby bus depot on Wednesday afternoon.

3rd World Dentist


How does a woman of that size pull off a leg split?

The real question is, can she get back up?

Slide Blunders

Custom cake from Wal-Mart

Some people at an office were having a going away party the other day for a woman that is leaving. One of the supervisors called a Wal-Mart and ordered the cake. He told them to write: “Best wishes Suzanne” and underneath that write “we will miss you”.
Here’s the cake that was delivered:
They didn’t even spell "underneath" correctly.

How many farm animals can you fit into a Fiat Uno?

In a bizarre case of overloading, two policemen in northern KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa impounded a blue Fiat Uno on Thursday which was being used to transport two cows and two goats.
Police spokesperson Captain Jabulani Mdletshe said two off-duty policemen were informed by residents of the Phelindaba area near Emanguzi in northern KwaZulu-Natal that they had seen a man loading a cow into the small vehicle.
By the time the two officers arrived, the driver had loaded his vehicle and attempted to speed away. Realizing that he was not losing the police, he stopped his car and fled into the bushes.
The police officers discovered that the Fiat Uno had not one unwilling passenger, but four - two cows and two goats.

I Won't Let My Daddy Die

Faced with the prospect of losing her father to cancer, Chantelle Hill reacted a little differently to the average six-year-old.
Instead of letting the grown-ups deal with it, she decided to save him herself

Just Animals

Still Wating

Friday, October 26, 2007

When Bikes are Nolonger Bikes

More Questions then Honest Answers

“How Do You Fund a War, But Not the Casualties?”

That’s right. Eleven zeros. New estimates out this week by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office place the cost of the Iraq occupation through 2007 at 2.4 TRILLION dollars, or put another way, $8,000 for every man, woman and child in the US.

Awakening statue in East Potomac Park in Washington, D.C.

Five deer take a dip in backyard pool

A Woodstock, Maryland couple have quite a story to tell after five deer dived into their backyard swimming pool and couldn't get out. Bob and Judy Olwine were closing down the 5-foot-deep pool for the winter, when the party crashers apparently wanted one last dip. The Olwines were inside their house when it happened but heard all the commotion. Bob saw them walk down the steps and descend into four feet of water. Four Baltimore County police officers arrived, then a fifth officer with a long snatch pole, the kind commonly used to ensnare stray dogs. They spent the next hour or so getting the deer out of the pool. There's a video with the 911 call plus a gallery of photos on this page.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Computer Bug


A cat with an itch

Fat squirrel gets stuck in bird feeder

A squirrel had to be rescued from a bird feeder after it had eaten so many nuts it could no longer squeeze through the bars, the RSPCA said today.
RSPCA inspector Graham Hammond was called in by a resident in Christchurch, Dorset, on October 17 after they found the animal stuck in the peanut-filled bird feeder.
Mr Hammond said that the squirrel had managed to climb into the wire-frame feeder but had lost its svelte figure after gorging itself on the nuts inside.
Inspector Hammond said: "This was quite an unusual rescue.
"I think this squirrel had eyes bigger than its stomach but after it had stuffed itself with nuts, it had a stomach too large to escape the feeder - one which ironically, was designed to be squirrel proof."
Mr Hammond said he was able to free the grey squirrel, which was unharmed and ran off immediately.

Caption this.

'Oldest' elephant is a grouchy old woman

Carers of Vatsala, an elephant in her nineties, say she is a real grumpy old woman.
She's got no teeth, dotes on youngsters but gets grouchy when her arthritis flares up.
'She is just like a pensioner,' says Sanjeev Gupta of the Panna Tiger Reserve in India, where Vatsala lives.
'She is kind with the calves but is the first to give them a ticking off when they over-step the mark.'
The gentle giant came to the Madhya Pradesh sanctuary in 1971. She had already lost her teeth by then – meaning she was at least 50.
Her carers want to prove she is older than an 86-year-old elephant which holds the world record. Vatsala lives out her retirement being pampered, eating chopped grass and bamboo.
But, like most grandmothers, she's got a sweet tooth and loves sugar cane juice most.
Mr Gupta added: 'Vatsala is given extra respect. She always gets her own way.'