Thursday, May 15, 2008

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Who's buried next to Mom?

Man finds someone already buried in his grave.

A southwest Ohio man who planned to be buried next to his mother has found someone else already in his grave.David L. Bingham says someone who shares his name has taken over his would-be final resting place. He says he hadn't visited his mother's grave since 2005 and was surprised to find someone had been buried next to her in 2006.

David L. Bingham can't rest in peace.
Another man, another David L. Bingham, is already in his grave, lying next to his mother.
"My mom and I always talked about being buried next to each other," the very-much-alive David L. Bingham said.
"We used to joke about having a pipe installed between our graves so we could talk to each other. We'd laugh. We're a joking family."
He wasn't laughing during a recent visit to his mom's grave. He was sobbing.
"Mom, I'm sorry this happened to you," said the weeping 60-year-old Vietnam War veteran from North College Hill.
Bingham rubbed his hands over his mother's bronze marker. He touched her name: Evelyn Helton Bingham. His fingers traced the year she was born (1915) and died (2005).
He then read the inscription on the neighboring marker:
"David L. Bingham Sr. Beloved son and father. Gone fishing."
"That's not me," Bingham fumed. "I'm not a fisherman."

Girl Scout sells 17,328 boxes of cookies.

A Girl Scout sold 17,328 boxes of the group's signature cookies this year by setting up shop on a street corner, shattering her troop's old mark and probably setting a national record.
Jennifer Sharpe, a 15-year-old from Dearborn, plans to travel to Europe with her troop with the proceeds from her feat. Jennifer Sharpe's Troop 813 raised about $21,000 in cookie sales, paying for its 10-day trip to Europe this winter. Troops get only part of the proceeds from their members' sales.
The cookie program has helped push Jennifer out of her shell, Pam Sharpe said. "It's made her really confident," she said. "I remember when she first started selling, she was very shy and quiet and you had to push her out to talk to customers, but now she's right out there, first to the door."

Tourists return "cursed stones" to Ayers Rock

Stones taken from Australia’s Ayers Rock have been returned to the desert monolith’s Aboriginal custodians by tourists who believe they are cursed.
The Aboriginal tribe who live near Ayers Rock have appealed for visitors not to take anything from the sacred site
Hundreds of visitors who casually pocketed chunks of the sacred landmark and took them home found they brought nothing but bad luck, including illness, marriage break-ups and even death.
National park rangers receive at least one package a day of what have been called "sorry rocks" pilfered from the landmark, now known by its indigenous name of Uluru.

A panda suffering from an sneeze attack

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