Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tiger Cubs Playing

Unusual Rescue

Forklift Removes 900-Pound Man From Home
Sep 19, 2007
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Firefighters cut a hole in the side of a house and used a forklift to extricate a 900-pound man from his second-floor bedroom after a visiting nurse became worried about his health.
Rescue workers were called in Tuesday by the nurse, who determined the 33-year-old man needed medical help, Fire Chief Tom Cochran said.
Cochran said the man had not left his home since 2003.
The man's brother, who lives with him, said he suffers from Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that creates a chronic hunger feeling that can lead to overeating and life-threatening obesity.
Rescue workers brought in a forklift, high enough to raise a platform to a hole cut into the wall of the house. They covered the man with a blue tarp to shield him from onlookers and slid the platform onto a flatbed truck for a trip to Sparrow Hospital.

He must like his Cheeto's

:-) is 25 today

The :-) computer smiley symbol celebrates its 25th birthday today. The sideways face used in billions of emails was invented by an IT expert in Pittsburgh, US, reports The Sun.

Prof Scott Fahlman was the first to use a colon followed by a hyphen and a close bracket to form a smiley in a computer message.
It has since spawned dozens of similar characters, including the wink ;-) sad face :-( yawn :-O and surprise 8-O.
Prof Fahlman said he prefers :-) to the modern computer graphic of a smiling face, adding: "It destroys the whimsical element of the original."

Basket Case

The unman hot air balloon that got away

Five times larger than life lobster

It really would be a Hell's Kitchen if you were presented with this lobster for the pot.
Fortunately, however, this Giant Pink Spiny lobster looks set to live out his retirement in an aquarium - and perhaps score a place in the record books.

Exxon Help Wanted

Anyone Want A Donut?

From the radio station Cool 105.7

Paul Michaels playing his "AIR" Guitar
That is his Inflatable Air Guitar