Monday, March 15, 2010

I have decided to end Funny & More

I started blogging while I was all alone and depressed.
My younger brother was away and I wasn’t talking to my older brother.
Things has changed I am talking again with my older brother and my younger brother is back home.
So to make a long story short it has been fun doing Funny and More.
I want to thank everyone that read and commented.
I don't have any plans for the site except to leave it active

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Clamper van got clamped and towed... priceless!

For many motorists, these pictures of a prolific wheel-clamping firm’s van being clamped for having no road tax will be regarded as poetic justice.
An employee of Southend-based LBS Enforcement, which has demanded substantial payment from hapless motorists across the region, got a taste of their own medicine.
Southend Council spotted the car and swooped. The vehicle was clamped, towed away and impounded.
As it happened, an LBS tow truck arrived on the scene...seemingly just too late to save its own vehicle.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

That's an Ugly Little Rascal

An African sand dog named Rascal has won the Del Mar Fairgrounds Ugly Dog Contest at its first attempt.
The toothless 7-year-old with a mohawk has received similar gongs at other shows before its winning turn at the 15th annual San Diego event.
Owner Dane Andrew said: "I think he's the most handsome dog I've ever seen
"People just say, 'Your dog is ugly'. So we just go with it and have fun with it. He's the best at what he does, I guess. He's ugly."


Monday, March 8, 2010

Rabbit walking on hind legs


The Other Side

Bozeman Police Officer Marek Ziegler was called to Van's IGA last Friday night to check on a shoplifting report.
The 33-year-old officer has been on the Bozeman force for three years. He is a K-9 handler and works nights, from about 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
When he got to the grocery store on North Seventh Avenue, employees told Ziegler that a 32-year-old man had stuffed food and "pens, pencils, maybe markers, things for his kids" into his coat.
The officer arrested the man, cited him for theft and then released him.
But the story didn't end there.

Left-Handed People

Benjamin Franklin
Nelson Rockefeller
Thomas Jefferson
Herbert Hoover
Napoleon Bonaparte
Harry Truman
Julius Ceasar
Gerald Ford
Winston Churchhill
Sam Adams
Jon of Arc
Fidel Castro
Otto Von Bismarck
Bob Dole
John McCain
Alexander the Great
Steve Forbes
Da Vinci (cross dominance)
Michelangelo (CD)
Ross Perot
Mahatma Gandhi (CD)
Robert S. McNamara
Horatio Nelson
Edgar Hoover
Benjamin Netanyahu

90-year-old Grandma takes on the rapids

A woman in Linlithgow, Scotland, said she celebrated her 90th birthday by going white-water rafting down the rapids of the River Tay.
Gean Hodsdon said she decided to dare the rapids for her birthday Friday after her doctor nixed her initial plans to go skydiving to honor the fact she was turning 90.
"It was great fun and quite an eye-opener. I didn't realize how much safety gear I would have to put on," Hodsdon said of her birthday adventure.
"I like the water normally but this wasn't very peaceful."
Hodsdon, who resides in a nursing home when she isn't daring the rapids of an icy river, said she chose to enjoy an adventurous birthday because the alternative was simply too "tame."
"I don't feel like I'm 90 although my body does. I thought just having a birthday party would be a bit tame," the daring grandmother said.

The oldest trick in the world using a motorcycle


11-year-old buys beach front mansions worth a pricey $44,000,000

Even by the standards of a city that celebrates extravagance, it was a spectacular shopping spree: In just two weeks an 11-year-old boy from Azerbaijan became the owner of nine waterfront mansions.
The total price tag: about $44 million -- or roughly 10,000 years' worth of salary for the average citizen of Azerbaijan. But the preteen who owns a big chunk of some of Dubai's priciest real estate seems to be anything but average.
His name, according to Dubai Land Department records, is Heydar Aliyev, which just happens to be the same name as that of the son of Azerbaijan's president, Ilham Aliyev. The owner's date of birth, listed in property records, is also the same as that of the president's son.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

6-Year-Old Suspended for Making Gun with Hand

A Michigan boy reportedly has been suspended from school for curling his hand into the shape of a gun and pointing it at another student.
Erin Jammer, said her son, Mason, was just playing around when he made the gesture.
"I do think it's harsh for a six-year-old. He's six and he just likes to play. Maybe what you could do is take his recess away. He's only six and he doesn't understand any of this," Erin Jammer said.
But officials at Jefferson Elementary School said the behavior made other students uncomfortable, and they suspended Mason for the remainder of the week.
School officials said Mason had been warned repeatedly against pretending to aim his hand at students but continued the behavior over several months.
Jammer told the paper her son isn't violent and doesn’t have toy guns at home. She suggested a less harsh punishment, like taking Mason’s recess away, might be more effective in teaching him not to make a gun with his hand.
"He's only six and he doesn't understand any of this," she said.

Navy Captain Demoted After Warship Drag Race Surfaced

A Navy captain was demoted because she berated and assaulted her crew, not because she led her guided missile cruiser on a drag-race with another U.S. warship in the Pacific, an investigation shows.
Capt. Holly Graf was relieved of her command of the cruiser USS Cowpens after an investigation substantiated crew allegations that she was abusive and used her position for personal gain, naval officials said.

Frosty the cat survives

A lucky cat has survived after being trapped for four weeks in a chilled food warehouse - by eating frozen peas.
The feline managed to survive temperatures of -2C (-28F) for a month in the warehouse before it was finally rescued by the RSPCA.
The 12-month-old black and white tabby cat, who has been nicknamed 'Frosty' by RSPCA staff, is believed to have survived by eating frozen peas and licking moisture off icy food packets.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Child 'directed NY airport jets'

US officials are investigating how a child was apparently allowed to direct planes at New York's JFK airport - one of the country's busiest.
The probe comes after an audiotape caught the boy directing several pilots preparing for take-off last month.
In one exchange, the boy is heard saying: "JetBlue 171 contact departure." The pilot responds: "Over to departure JetBlue 171, awesome job."
The boy was apparently with his father - a certified air traffic controller.
The adult is later heard saying with a laugh: "That's what you get, guys, when the kids are out of school."
In another exchange, the child says: "MS 4-0-3, contact departure," and then adds: "Adios, amigo."
The pilot responds: "Adios, amigo."
The pilots on the tape appear to be not concerned that a child is giving them instructions.
The incident happened on 17 February, when many New York pupils were on a week-long break.
The age and name of the child and the adult on the audiotape were not immediately known.
'Not indicative' incident
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement: "Pending the outcome of our investigation, the employees involved in this incident are not controlling air traffic.
"This behavior is not acceptable and does not demonstrate the kind of professionalism expected from all FAA employees."
The agency did not give any further details.
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association said the incident was "not indicative of the highest professional standards that controllers set for themselves and exceed each and every day in the advancement of aviation safely".

'Smoking Killed Me' displayed on hearse

Funeral directors in Dover, England said they carried out the last wish of a British man who died from emphysema by placing signs on his hearse reading: "Smoking Killed Me."
Paul Sullivan of Sullivan and Sons Funeral Directors said Albert "Dick" Whittamore, who died at age 85, was buried Tuesday in Dover, England, after a procession through town with signs on the hearse bearing the longtime smoker's final message.
"Although he had reached the age of 85, he had been suffering for a while and wanted to do his bit to warn others about smoking," Sullivan said. "He specified that that's what he wanted in his will. We gave it some thought but after a while we decided that that's what he had requested."
"Dick had emphysema, which is a lung condition caused by smoking which results in people struggling for breath," a Quit spokesman said. "Dick is sending out a strong message to smokers as he doesn't want others to suffer."

Workers lost their jobs for jaywalking

Some of the more than 40 workers in Detroit were given termination papers from a Detroit construction site said they were fired as a consequence of jaywalking.
The workers, who asked not to be identified, said they were contractors at the Marathon Oil Refinery site until bosses handed down termination notices for crossing a public street in front of the site without using the crosswalk,
"I was floored. I was in awe. I couldn't believe I got terminated over it," one worker said.
Marathon officials said the workers had recently been specifically instructed to use the crosswalk during a recent safety meeting.
"The workers were well aware of the need to follow the rules and procedures. Some, of reasons unknown, decided to take their lives in their own hands," spokeswoman Chris Fox said.
The company said the workers were suspended for 90 days, but the contractors said they were terminated and their papers specify they are "not eligible for rehire."
"It could possibly be a way to cut down the workforce and not want to pay unemployment. That would be the best way," one of the workers theorized.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Dog's birthday


Pizza delivery


The Odd Couple

Wildlife Safari in Winston, Ore has rare animals from across the globe - like rhinos, lions and even an Anatolian Shepherd.
And the rare thing about the Anatolian Shepherd female at Wildlife Safari is not her breed, but her roommate - who just happens to be the fastest predator on earth.
"It's a very popular question of why we have a dog and a cheetah out there and it's a common practice that a lot of institutions across the United States are doing right now in an effort to tell this very conservation story," said Dan Brands, Curator at Wildlife Safari.
As a single birth cheetah cub, Sanurra was abandoned by her mother, which opened the door for these two to be brought together.
"Rather than let Sanurra grow up alone we were able to bring in a dog as a sibling, basically like her sister, and they have been together ever since," said Sarah Roy, cheetah supervisor at Wildlife Safari.
This odd pairing was no accident, as an Anatolian Shepherd is very protective and that natural instinct could be the key to saving the wild cheetah population.
"Anatolians will be like that no matter how they are raised, whether it's with goats or whether it's cattle. So the farmers get these dogs as puppies and a big barking dog is plenty to keep a cheetah away from their livestock. And in turn, farmers are shooting less cheetahs because right now they are a shoot-on-sight animal," said Roy.
While these roommates may be considered the odd couple at Wildlife Safari, caretakers says it's like nothing they've ever seen.
"When we take the dog for her daily walk, the cheetah sits on her house and waits for the dog to come back and if we take Sanurra down to the village for the day, Ellie cries and whines for her cheetah to come back, so they do miss each other," said Roy.
That type of bond could change the road ahead for cheetahs in Africa.

Plane enthusiast's dream date

A 71-year-old woman who visits Manchester airport every week, but has never been on a plane, has finally boarded her favorite jet.
Rosemary Bate, 71, goes to the Aviation Viewing Park every weekend and marvels at the pilots who land the Cathay Pacific 747 cargo plane.
Ms Bate wrote to airport bosses asking them to "fix it" for her to meet the aircraft's pilots.
She was invited on board and said it was "a dream come true".
“I have been interested in the Cathay Pacific cargo plane as it is so large I can't comprehend the skill and talent it must take in landing it here”
Rosemary Bate
Captain John Rands welcomed Ms Bate on board the plane before it headed to Hong Kong.
Ms Bate said she never even expected a reply from the airport.
"I have actually never been on a plane in my whole life so I really enjoy coming to the airport at the weekend for the excitement of seeing the aircraft take off and land," she said.
"I have been interested in the Cathay Pacific cargo plane as it is so large I can't comprehend the skill and talent it must take in landing it here.
"I have felt like an excitable child at the thought of having a look around the aircraft today, it really has made my dreams come true."
Andrew Cornish, Manchester Airport's Managing Director, said Ms Bate's was a "particularly unusual request".
"I am very pleased we were able to fix it so Mrs. Bate got to live out her dream and I'm glad that she enjoyed it," he said.
Rosemary Bate was on cloud nine when she got to go on board her favorite aircraft.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Man drives car while 'walking' dog

A County Durham man Paul Railton, 23, of Annfield Plain caught walking his lurcher through the window of his moving car has lost his license.
Railton, admitted breaching two counts of the Road Traffic Act, at Consett Magistrates Court on Monday.
In mitigation, his solicitor, Paul Donoghue, said: "He accepts it was a silly thing to do, just out of pure laziness."

Monday, March 1, 2010

Just Signs


Come and Get Us

Thieves mistakenly dialed 911 and gave their location away
Police in Daytona Beach Florida says two teenagers are facing charges after 911 dispatchers heard them talking about breaking into cars when one teen’s cell phone accidentally called 911 during a heist.
Daytona Beach police say 19-year-old Stefanie Vargas and a 13-year-old boy are charged with burglary to a conveyance.
Police spokesman Jimmie Flynt says dispatchers listened as the pair discussed what was worth taking while rummaging though a vehicle parked near a Daytona Beach nightclub early Sunday.
Officers went to the area and spotted the boy inside a vehicle. A police report says the pair tried to flee in a sport utility vehicle driven by Vargas. The report says both admitted to the robbery.
It’s unclear how the number got dialed.

Bakery voluntarily recalls lemon Girl Scout cookies

They promise to entice the senses with a "hint of cinnamon-ginger spice" and a "refreshingly zesty lemon crème filling," but some batches of Lemon Chalet Crème Girl Scout cookies didn't quite turn out that way.
A Kentucky bakery that makes the cookies pulled some batches Thursday after about a dozen people complained of a foul smell and taste.
Little Brownie Bakers in Louisville, one of two bakeries in the U.S. that makes Girl Scout cookies, said Friday no one has gotten sick from the stinky, bad-tasting cookies sold in 24 states, and they are safe to eat.
The problem is caused by a breakdown of oils in the cookies, the bakery said on its Web site.
The cookies were distributed in Alabama, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
"We undertook a thorough investigation and determined that while the cookies are safe for customers to eat, they are not up to our quality standards," bakery spokeswoman Susanne Norwitz said in an e-mail.
A telephone call to the New York headquarters of Girl Scouts of America went unanswered. A message said the office was closed because of the snowstorm in the Northeast. An e-mail sent through the Web site was not immediately returned.
More than 30 different Girl Scout councils in the affected areas received the cookies, Norwitz said. The bakery contacted each council directly, she said.
The bakery still doesn't know why the oils broke down, she said.
Don Davis, vice president and general manager of manufacturer Little Brownie Bakers, said the cookies involved were distributed from a Louisville warehouse.
Customers who have purchased affected cookies can call their local Girl Scout council or (800) 962-1718. A message at that number said customers may receive a coupon for "a Keebler free product refund."
The affected batches have the following lot codes, located on the bottom of each cookie box and on the brown cases: 7455881, 7455882, 7455883, 7456741, 7456742, 7456743, 7457661, 7457662, 7457663, 7458521, 7458522, 7458523, 7459401, 7459402 and 7459403.
The other bakery that makes Girl Scout Cookies is ABC Bakers, a subsidiary of Interbake Foods LLC of Richmond, Va.
On the ABC Bakers Web site, the bakery said there were "no quality issues" with its version of a lemon-flavored cookie called the Lemonade.

Catching Some Z’s


Baby Orangutan

Elmo, the 4 day-old Borneo Orangutan.

No ifs, ands or buts about it. .

D.C. hospital fires 11 nurses, 5 staffers for snowstorm absences
The District's largest private hospital has fired 11 nurses and five support staff members who failed to make it to work during the back-to-back snowstorms that paralyzed the region earlier this month.
Dozens of staff members at Washington Hospital Center face internal investigations, union representatives say, and it is unclear how many employees will lose their jobs.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Man Trying To Get Unemployment

A man spent so much time on hold with a state unemployment agency trying to claim his benefits that he racked up a $700 cell phone bill.
Ernie Sanchez called the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, a government-run unemployment relief agency over a thousand times trying to get his unemployment money to cover his basic needs, but could not seem to get through. Now, he has to use almost all of the benefits to pay his Verizon bill. "It's almost the same amount for two weeks of benefits that I was trying to get," Sanchez said.
"The bill shows Sanchez made 1,114 calls to the unemployment office in one month. Some days, it took hundreds of calls to get through -- each call costing $0.45. When he would get through, he says he would be put on hold. One time, he was on hold for almost 3 1/2 hours." That one phone call cost Sanchez nearly $100.

Woman driver caught flossing teeth at 70mph on motorway

Traffic police spotted the driver, 36, on the M4 motorway using dental floss to clean her teeth in her rear view mirror.
She was pulled over, lectured about careless driving and given a fixed penalty notice of £60.
Police say it is the latest example of people risking lives for a moment of high-speed vanity.
A spokesman said: "We've caught women applying lipstick, make-up and checking their hair in the mirror - and even men using an electric razor on their way to work.
"But this is the first time we've seen someone flossing their teeth at the wheel. It was a quite bizarre sight.
"It is particularly dangerous because you need to use both hands which clearly should be used to drive the car."
Experienced traffic police often say some people's driving is mental - but one joked: "On this occasion it was dental."
The woman was caught by Gwent Police near junction 24 of the M4 at Coldra, Newport, during an eight-day clampdown.
Officers in an unmarked police car caught 57 drivers committing offences on a stretch of the M4.
Only one was caught cleaning her teeth - and she accepted the fixed penalty fine instead of fighting the case.
Other offences included driving without a seatbelt, using a mobile phone, vehicle defects and a learner driver towing a load.
Inspector Lee Ford said: "It is very concerning that a number of drivers are driving irresponsibly and carelessly on our motorways.
"The potential risks not only risk the safety of the driver involved but also other road users."

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Not what you think

A journalist walked into the hospital and told a nurse, "I want to see the eye-ear doctor."
"There is no such doctor" she tells him.
"Perhaps you would like to see someone else?"
"No, I need to see an eye-ear doctor," he says
"But there is no such doctor," she replies.
"We have doctors for the eyes and doctors for the ear, nose and throat, but no eye-ear doctor
"No help. He repeats, "I want to see the eye-ear doctor."
They go around like this for a few minutes and then the nurse says:
"Listen to me there is no eye-ear doctor, but if there were one, why would you want to see him?"
"Because," he replies, "I keep hearing one thing and seeing another."

How It’s Made - Trombones


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gigantic Kit Kat

Expectant couple ties the knot — mid-labor

Couple married in hospital when baby was born one week premature
A Wisconsin couple had just one request for the hospital where their baby was to be born this week: Get us married, STAT.
Originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, the wedding of parents-to-be Erin Heather and Mark Weber was to take place only a week before their baby's Feb. 26 due date.
But when Heather went into labor prematurely, at about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, she and her boyfriend of 11 years rushed to St. Mary's Hospital in Madison to say their "I dos" in a makeshift chapel there instead, at 11 in the morning rather than 4:30 in the afternoon.
On the way, they stopped to pick up the marriage license — and notified St. Mary’s about their needs.
An ordained minister friend of Weber's officiated at the ceremony, which was attended by a few friends, a few hospital staff.
The couple were in such a hurry to get married because, of "old-fashioned grandparents" and a desire to officially be "a family" when their child arrived.
The baby, a girl, was born Thursday night.

Scientist says “People learn more after a napping”

Psychologists say an afternoon nap after lunch improves people's learning capacity
Psychologists say sleep clears the brain's short term memory and makes space for new facts to be remembered
Curling up for an afternoon nap can improve the brain's ability to learn by clearing out cluttered memory space, psychologists say.
People who nodded off for an hour after lunch performed better in learning tests than those who stayed awake all afternoon, the scientists found.
A study of students revealed that their brains were refreshed by napping only if they entered what is called stage 2 non-REM sleep, which takes place between deep sleep and the dream state, known as REM or rapid eye movement sleep.

Smart or is it Lazy - Pigeon Rides Subway

He has places to go, pigeons to see....

Monday, February 22, 2010

Pediatricians call for a choke-proof hot dog

Nutritionists have long warned of the perils of hot dogs: fat, sodium and preservatives to name a few.
Now, the American Academy of Pediatrics wants foods like hot dogs to come with a warning label — not because of their nutritional risks but because they pose a choking hazard to babies and children.
Better yet, the academy would like to see foods such as hot dogs "redesigned" so their size, shape and texture make them less likely to lodge in a youngster's throat.


Sky-writer proposal

A lucky woman named Sally would have had the surprise of her life when she looked skyward this morning.
The words "Marry me Sally" were written above Sydney’s inner west around 10am, much to the delight of thousands of people and hopefully Sally.
The original – and expensive – proposal had a slight glitch when the sky-writer missed the "e" on the end of "me".
But a quick turnaround saw the missing letter added on at the end, completing the big question.
Sally’s partner picked the perfect day to pop the question – the first day of clear sky in several weeks.

Woman’s $1,600 water bill is correct

A Minneapolis woman has received a $1,600 water bill, a bill the city believes is accurate even though it's 20 times the woman's usual bill. Erica Kocur said her bill is generally $70 to $80 per month. She said her "heart just dropped" when she got her latest bill. The city said she must have a running toilet or dripping faucet.
But they billed her for using almost 200,000 gallons of water. That's three times the volume of her entire home. A shower would have to run nonstop for almost two months to use that much water.
The city's director of treasury is LeeAnn Stagg. She said the city believes the bill is accurate, but the city will check Kocur's meter one more time.

Weightlifting ant is photo winner

An amazing image of an ant lifting 100 times its body weight has won first prize in a science photography contest.
The image shows an Asian weaver ant hanging upside down on a glass-like surface and holding a 500mg (0.02oz) weight in its jaws.
It was taken by zoology specialist Dr Thomas Endlein of Cambridge University as he researched insects' sticky feet.
Dr Endlein won £700 in photographic vouchers from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.
The research shows how ants change the size and shape of the pads on their feet to enable them to carry heavier loads.
He hopes it could help scientists develop better glues.
"The pads on ants' feet are self-cleaning and can stick to almost any type of surface," he said.
"No man-made glue or adhesive system can match this. Understanding how animals can control their adhesive systems should help us come up with clever adhesives in the future."

The 30 most important cats of 2009


On 81st birthday, man gives company to employees

Bob Moore, standing in his retail store, had his 81st birthday this week and celebrated by transferring his business to his workers. His successful whole-grain production business mills grains, operates a retail store and restaurant, and ships products internationally.
He's turned down almost daily offers to buy the multi-million dollar company saying, "These people are far too good at their jobs for me to just sell it."

Tiny Courts Abuses - Law and Power

Some of the courtrooms are not even courtrooms: tiny offices or basement rooms without a judge’s bench or jury box. Sometimes the public is not admitted, witnesses are not sworn to tell the truth, and there is no word-for-word record of the proceedings.
Nearly three-quarters of the judges are not lawyers, and many — truck drivers, sewer workers or laborers — have scant grasp of the most basic legal principles. Some never got through high school, and at least one went no further than grade school.
But serious things happen in these little rooms all over New York State. People have been sent to jail without a guilty plea or a trial, or tossed from their homes without a proper proceeding. In violation of the law, defendants have been refused lawyers, or sentenced to weeks in jail because they cannot pay a fine. Frightened women have been denied protection from abuse.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Help Me

When a mixed breed pit bull terrier walked into a busy supermarket, animal welfare officers, called in by staff, were shocked to find it had a stillborn puppy trapped inside.
The staff at Scotts Supermarket, in Naxxar called the Animal Welfare Department on Saturday afternoon to report that a stray dog had walked into the supermarket, welfare officer Godric Marston said.
The dog, named Mel after the girl who called for help, lay down on a carpet in the supermarket and remained still.
"On arriving at the supermarket, I realized there was something unusual about the dog. On closer look, I could see a part of the puppy. It was dead but still inside her. It was clear this dog needed to be operated upon immediately or she would die," Mr. Marston said.
He rushed the dog to Happy Paws, a veterinary clinic, where it was immediately operated on. Recovering after undergoing operation.

American - 1 - Greedy Bank - 0

Is this the tipping point? Americans have been taken advantage like no one on earth by greedy Banksters and corporations. Like many of them, a man named Terry Hoskins has had troubles with his bank. But his solution to foreclosure might be somewhat unique.
Hoskins said he's been in a struggle with RiverHills Bank over his Clermont County home for nearly a decade, a struggle that was coming to an end as the bank began foreclosure proceedings on his $350,000 home.
"When I see I owe $160,000 on a home valued at $350,000, and someone decides they want to take it – no, I wasn't going to stand for that, so I took it down," Hoskins said.
Hoskins said the Internal Revenue Service placed liens on his carpet store and commercial property on state Route 125 after his brother, a one-time business partner, sued him.
The bank claimed his home as collateral, Hoskins said, and went after both his residential and commercial properties.
"The average homeowner that can't afford an attorney or can fight as long as we have, they don't stand a chance," he said.
Hoskins said he'd gotten a $170,000 offer from someone to pay off the house, but the bank refused, saying they could get more from selling it in foreclosure.
"I'll tear it down before I let you take it," Hoskins told them.
And that's exactly what Hoskins did.

Italian landslide caught on video

About 200 residents have been evacuated from their homes after a landslide split a hillside apart in the southern Italian town of Maierato.
The landslide, which caused power failure, could have been caused by heavy rains in the region, initial reports say.
Footage shows residents being urged to leave their houses and "run away" from the huge flow of mud falling from the hillside.

Quads start work together

Patients of a South Korean hospital could be forgiven for doing a double - or even quadruple - take on these new nurses.
Identical quads Hwang Suel and her three sisters Seol, Sol and Mil have all just started work at the same hospital where they were born 21 years ago.
All four started their training at Gacheon University Gil Hospital in Incheon on the same day.
"I feel like I'm a real nurse since I am wearing this yellow-green gown, and I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of people," said the second-oldest, Seol.
The Hwang sisters created headline news when they were born in Korea 21 years ago, the country's second ever set of identical quadruplets.
Hospital chairman Lee Gil-ya said: "I would like to praise the mother for raising all four girls - such a rare thing in the world - with such good care.
"I look forward to seeing those four women becoming great nurses like Florence Nightingale."

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Player Makes Half-Court Shot From His Knees


In the News

Dumbest crook leaves trail of evidence
Within an hour of being charged and bailed over other break-ins, Bendigo man Andrew Bawden, 36, was back in business, busting into cars and houses and robbing offices and a cathedral.
But his one-man crime wave came unstuck when he dropped his police charge sheet at one crime scene.
Two hours later he dropped the DVD of his police interview at another.
"You get crooks sometimes that leave one thing that's stupid. Both things are extraordinary," Bendigo police Sgt Brendon Murphy said.
"From the police perspective it's quite good. We appreciate people who leave this evidence for us."
'Why do I need to give my name, I have done nothing'
A 22-year-old man was arrested for resisting law enforcement after he wouldn't tell a deputy his date of birth, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
A deputy responded to a call of a disturbance at 955 Airport Road around 5:35 p.m. Feb. 9, the report said. When the deputy found the man standing on the sidewalk and asked him what was going on, the man said, "Nothing, I am just standing here."
The deputy asked the man what his name was, and the man said, "why do I need to give my name, I have done nothing," according to the report. The man then gave his name.
When the deputy asked for his date of birth, he said, "7, I am cold," according to the report, but would not provide his date of birth.

Bag Holder

Clutch bag holder prevents messy spills in the car. Keep bags upright and contents securely inside with this uniquely designed holder. Just stretch the elastic cord around the passenger seat's headrest poles and secure bag's handles with hook and loop strip.
Holds four bags.


The term means variation in coloration.
Perhaps most striking when it involves coloration of the iris

Breaking driving laws caused indigestion to one man

A trucker who ate evidence of breaking Swiss speed limits has paid the price -- a stomach ache from swallowing the discs which recorded his driving, police said Tuesday.
The 34-year-old trucker from the Balkans was stopped for speeding on a highway in the southern canton of Tessin and was found to have driven more than 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) in 18 hours without stop, local police said.
Hunkered down in his cab, the man reportedly gobbled up the paper discs of his truck's tacho graph, which records speed and the time driven. He was hospitalised after suffering stomach pains.
The incident posed no serious health consequences, police said, and the driver was fined for the infraction.
Tacho graphs are intended to ensure that truck drivers do not work overly long hours as part of overall road safety requirements.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Determined Dog


Dog Flies Down Stairs - His feet barely touch.


Ladies wait patiently in traffic jam


In the News

Dubai driver racks up $97,000 in traffic penalties
A Dubai student who racked up traffic offence penalties of $97,000 (£61,888) has been caught by police.
The man, who eluded officers for two years and continued to collect speeding tickets, also had his 4X4 vehicle seized, the Gulf News reported.
He was forced to pay fines of $69,754 immediately, and must find a further $27,247 to get his car back.
Local media said the man, who committed 400 separate offences, has had his driver's license revoked.
Man sets record for most hugs in 24 hours
A 51-year-old Ohio man has embraced the Valentine’s Day spirit faster than anyone before, giving 7,777 hugs in 24 hours for a new world record.
Baby leopard wanders into Indian village
A leopard cub has become the talk of the town in northern India after appearing out of nowhere in the early morning and wandering onto a family's doorstep. Nobody knows if the mother of the one-month-old cub abandoned her baby or whether she was killed or lost.
After receiving information that villagers had spotted a cub, Deputy Ranger of India's Forest Department Ram Gopal Chauhan arrived at the village of Bijnor.
"When we reached the site, we saw it was a leopard cub, one-month-old", he said. "To ensure his safety we took the cub to our station, where we fed it some milk. Then we took it for a medical check-up."
Ranger Chauhan and his team hope the cub will be reclaimed by its mother, if she is still alive.

Is this the place I go to get this thing off my head?

A cat walked into the Scottish SPCA's Wildlife Rescue Center by her self
After the can was carefully removed she was checked over.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Bride, 91, groom, 90, wed on Valentine's

A 91-year-old woman and a 90-year-old man who share a love of sailing tied the knot in a Valentine's Day ceremony at their favorite bar in Beaufort, S.C.
The staff at Hemmingway's Bistro introduced Helen Smith and Roger Briggs several months ago thinking they would be good companions, The Island Packet, Hilton Head, S.C., reported Monday.
Smith, whose is legally blind and a regular at the bar, needed someone to escort her from her houseboat at Beaufort Marina and Briggs was in mourning after losing his wife of 63 years about a year and a half ago.
Briggs, a retired salmon fisherman from Alaska, knows boats and will be able to help around Smith's docked houseboat, her son, Butch England, said.
While the couple has made no firm plans for the future, Briggs dreams of buying a schooner and sailing to Alaska with his new bride.
"He's got his heart set on getting another boat, but we'll see," Smith said. "I'm a very fortunate girl either way."

I'm All Ears


Blood buddies'

Puppy's life saved by blood transfusion
A purebred six-week-old puppy in Australia owes her life to a blood transfusion from a gentle greyhound more than 15 times her size.
Cairns resident Sami Knoblock had a tearful reunion with her English Staffordshire terrier after their scary ordeal. Ms Knoblock said her dog, Buddy, was vomiting and could hardly lift her 1.6kg body to stand on.
She rushed her sick dog to Brinsmead Veterinary Surgery where Greencross principal surgeon Max Fargher found a hookworm infestation that had caused a massive hemorrhage.
With Buddy at death's door, Dr Fargher raced home to get his trusty pooch Hurley, a male, six-year-old 34kg greyhound.
Dr Fargher then performed a transfusion by transferring a "drop" of Hurley's blood - 120ml - to Buddy.
He said a young dog's first blood transfusion could be from any donor dog, but if it needed a second, it would have been a far trickier situation.

Laughing quads are marking a decade of mischief

The Mathias quads still laugh a lot. Not in perfect unison, but with the undeniable joy of youngsters in a house full of love and animals and look-alike siblings who hatch mischief together.
The identical quadruplets, who giggled their way into the hearts of millions as babies on "America's Funniest Home Videos," are about to turn 10 (on Feb. 16).
The famous video featured the four babies sprawled in bed around their mother, Allison, and cackling at the funny faces made by the man behind the camera, dad Steve. Years later, people still can't get enough of it. One YouTube version has received nearly a million hits in the past year alone.
Baby Quadruplets Laughing

Tiny Chihuahua Blown Away By 70mph winds