Saturday, October 6, 2007

He Makes A Lot Of People Cry

Life after Death

Log Cabin Tombstone

Heads or Tails?

Police officer saves a stinky skunk with it's head stuck in jar

A skunk who got his head stuck in a salad dressing jar found a cautious savior in a Michigan police officer. The skunk, head in jar, wandered into a police station parking lot and was spotted by Officer James Kellett.

Kellett wanted to help, but was not interested in any resistance — spray or otherwise during the Thursday encounter. So he grabbed a pellet gun used in hunters' safety courses and shot at the jar from a safe distance. The shots cracked and shattered the jar, leaving a glass collar around the skunk's neck. With its head free, the skunk ran off. "I didn't want to use deadly force, and it is a residential area," said Kellett. "The way he was when he took off, he was able to eat, breathe and spray — and do anything else skunks like to do."

Possibly the world's shortest couple tie the knot

Two Chinese newly-weds are hoping to get into the record books

Li Tangyong, 3ft 7ins, of Shunde city, married Chen Guilan, 2ft 4ins, earlier this week.

The world's Tiniest Baby - Meet The 10oz Bundle Of Defiance

When she was born, 15 weeks premature and weighing ten and a half ounces, her father's confidence was about the only thing on Kimberly Mueller's side.
The size of a mobile phone: Kimberley Mueller weighed just over 10 ounces when she was born in Hanover, Germany - making her the world's smallest surviving baby
With a survival chance of less than 1,000 to one, every day she has got through since then is a triumph.
Kimberly was placed in an incubator for warmth, given a respirator to help her breathe and fed through a drip. She was also given a cocktail of drugs to boost an immune system that was barely formed.At three months, she faced a major setback, when doctors feared she could be blind. But laser treatment corrected the problem.

"Babies as small as this usually have no chance," said Dr Oliver Moeller, a heart specialist who treated her."We are incredibly lucky that she lived. Such a case I have never experienced. We had a lot of luck ... a lot."Kimberly is the smallest baby ever born in Germany and the youngest to survive. She was just 10.2 inches long and weighed little more than a packet of butter when she arrived in the 25th week of her mother's pregnancy.

Now six months, Kimberley has been allowed home for the first time (Above with mother Petra and father Andreas)
Petra Mueller, 38, who remained at her daughter's bedside in intensive care at the University Clinic in Goettingen, was allowed only to stroke her with her finger. "It was the nicest thing when she would grip my finger in her tiny hands," she recalled. "She was like a little bear gripping a tree trunk, just hanging on for life as if she was saying 'Don't leave me, mummy'."

Meet Boo Boo, the smallest dog in the world

Standing just four inches tall, Boo Boo wouldn't be much use fetching the newspaper. But the special dog from Raceland, Kentucky now has the big title of the world's smallest dog. The longhaired Chihuahua was entered into The Guinness Book of World Records in September.

Owner Lana Elswick has bred Chihuahuas for 19 years and said she always knew her one-year-old pooch was special. Boo was only about the size of a thumb when she was born; so small, in fact, that she had to be fed with an eye dropper every two hours before she could eventually nurse a bottle. Mrs Elswick told an American newspaper that Boo Boo was a little diva who loves Lays Potato Chips. Boo Boo snatched the title of smallest dog from a fellow American Chihuahua called Ducky who measured 4.9 inches.