Shamelessly stolen from Reuters!
"A 43-year-old German decided to settle his imminent divorce by chainsawing a family home in two and making off with his half in a forklift truck.
Police in the eastern town of Sonneberg said on Friday the trained mason measured the single-storey summer house -- which was some 8 meters (26 feet) long and 6 meters wide -- before chainsawing through the wooden roof and walls.
"The man said he was just taking his due," said a police spokesman. "But I don't think his wife was too pleased."
After finishing the job, the man picked up his half with the forklift truck and drove to his brother's house where he has since been staying."
Careful where you aim!! LOL
"In a novel move to curb drunk driving, New Mexico is using talking urinals to remind drinkers to not get behind the wheel when drunk.
The state transportation department said on Thursday it has put some 500 talking deodorizers in bar and restaurant restrooms in the state in recent days to remind drivers not to drink and drive.
"Hey big guy, having a few drinks? Then listen up!" a voice chirps in. "Think you had one too many? Then it's time to call a cab or call a sober friend for a ride home."
Transportation department spokesman SU Mahesh said the motion-activated devices were part of an attempt to "think outside the box" to tackle drunk driving in the state.
"We have a big problem here in New Mexico. ... Hopefully this will be a humorous and also serious way to catch men before they go to their cars and say to them 'it's not worth it to drink and drive,'".
Mahesh said the devices, which are manufactured by New York-based Healthquest Technologies Inc., have been used elsewhere in the United States, but never as part of a statewide campaign.
If the project is successful he hopes bars and restaurants will continue to purchase the battery-operated gadgets, which cost $21 each and last three months.
If this doesn't make your skin crawl....pardon the pun!
"Hold the Dead Sea salts and tea-tree oil. An Israeli health and beauty spa has introduced a new treatment to its menu -- snake massage.
For 300 shekels ($70), clients at Ada Barak's spa in northern Israel can add a wild twist to their treatment by having six non-venomous but very lively serpents slither and hiss a path across their aching muscles and stiff joints.
Barak uses California and Florida king snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes in her treatments, which she said were inspired by her belief that once people get over any initial misgivings, they find physical contact with the creatures to be soothing."
Bizarre news for you!
A doctor pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing a severed hand, which he gave to a stripper who displayed it in her New Jersey apartment.
Dr Rashed faces five years probation for stealing the hand in 2002 from a cadaver at a New Jersey medical school, an assistant prosecutor for Middlesex County said on Thursday.
Rashed practices medicine at a hospital in Los Angeles and stole the hand while studying in New Jersey, the prosecutor said.
The woman kept the hand in a jar of formaldehyde in her apartment where it was discovered by police during an unrelated investigation.
I thing I'm going to be sick.....ick!
An 84-year-old retired electrician from Missouri has won $254 million in the Powerball lottery, lottery officials announced on Monday.
James Wilson, a World War Two veteran from St. Louis, bought the winning ticket for the multi-state lottery about an hour before the drawing on January 24, officials said in a statement in Missouri.
Wilson asked for a $5 ticket at a store shortly before the drawing, and the clerk mentioned that the shop had some $5 Powerball "Quick Pick" tickets with computer-selected numbers already printed, the statement said.
Wilson agreed and took the next ticket, which turned out to be the single winner.
Should I check to see if his phone is still listed???
Whenever a new hire/promotion announcement comes out, and if I know the person, I will put my own twist on it and send it back to that person. ALL IN FUN!
So, this is not a shot at NCO, but I'm feeling a little punchy and couldn't help it!
My love (of chocolate), I think (more like drool) about you each morning when I wake. I wonder what it'll feel like to open your wrapping and see you melt in my hands. To feel your soft milk chocolate touch on my lips urging me to see the beauty of a chocolate smile all day with you.
I want to begin each day with a piece of chocolate banana cheesecake, and remember your surprising sugar kick response as I interact with the reality of life. Time moves slowly while I'm away from you and there are moments when I want to pick up another bar to hear the wrapper share a piece with a friend, oh but you are rich.
Like an inch on the hips that can't be banished or a tissue stuck to the bottom of my shoe...you haunt me. Coloring my white dress brown every crumb that I drop to make my drycleaner happy today.
I yearn for a rich dark chocolate and banish carob and trust my chocolatier to mold two flavours together ... creating absolute perfection.
My tummy aches after too many of you.
OK, let me explain!
A few years ago a book came out in which men were interviewed about their first crush as a child. They were asked what kind of silly things they did to get the girls' attention. One guy put a frog in a girl's lunch box but it died in there because of no air. Another guy had such a crush on a girl that he just had to throw a rock at her for attention. It hit her in the head and she ended up getting stitches.
I recall in grade one I had a huge crush on "Allen" so I wrote him a note "shut up"....he was sooo dreamy! LOL
Now I don't want to sound like Chicken Little here but....
Companies, governments and countries are working on their own pandemic preparedness plans. There have even been new business popping up of late to help prepare for this possibility. The one thing that I am not seeing is that the general public is not being educated on this. Should something happen, HEAVEN FORBID, are you prepared? Do you know where to get information on this? I'm sure that officials don't want to scare the heck out of people but I think some information should trickle down to the masses to get them educated and thinking about their own safety plan.
Does your company have a plan that they've shared with you?
What do you do with him?
I've been in the situation of catching the fancy of a married cheater. Actually, more than once (shitty track record)!
What do you do?
Do you just let him off the hook to do it all over again to someone else's heart?
Do you tell his wife?
Do you turn him in? Please see blog regarding this behavior as a felony.
What would you do to make yourself feel better about the situation?
I would like to hear what the guys would do if it were happening to a friend of theirs or it it has happened to any guys.
Yes, it's in the news....
"A Russian confessed to police he killed his grandmother because they could not agree on what program to watch on television, prosecutors said on Friday."
I can't count the times I had to take a round out of my little brother to be able to watch what I wanted.....then he got too big....LOL
I was made aware of a bizarre law in my hometown (which will remain nameless to protect my dignity) that states it's illegal to dance in public while wearing spandex......geesh
So, I figured I would find a few more interesting laws for your entertainment.
Please feel free to share your local laws of interest....
Pacific Grove, California- It causes a misdemeanor if you kill or threaten a butterfly
Ventura County, California- Cats or dogs can't have sex without a permit.
Sarasota, Florida- It is illegal to wear swimwear while singing a public place.
Chicago, Illinois- A hat pin is considered a concealed weapon.
Michigan- It is illegal for a woman to cut her hair without her husband's consent.
Minnesota- It is illegal to mock skunks.
Brainerd, Minnesota- Every man must grow a beard
Ohio- It is illegal to sell beer while wearing a Santa Claus suit, even if you are a dog.
Seattle, Washington- It is illegal to sell lollipops. Suckers are fine.
Virginia- All bathtubs must be outside, not in the house.
Toronto, Canada- It is illegal to ride a streetcar on Sunday after eating garlic.
Cleveland, Ohio- It is illegal to capture mice without a hunting license.
Arizona- It is illegal to hunt camels.
Kentucky- It is illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your pocket.
Louisana- It is illegal to rob a bank, and then shoot the teller with a water pistol.
Indiana- It is prohibited to bathe in the winter.
Kentucky- You must take a bath at least once a year.
Alaska- It is illegal to look at a moose from a flying vehicle.
Atlanta, Georgia- is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
Idaho- It is forbidden by law for one citizen to give another citizen a box of candy that weighs more than 50 pounds.
New York State- It is illegal to shoot a rabbit from a trolley car.
Somalia, Africa- It is illegal to carry old gum on the tip of you nose.
New Jersey- It is illegal to slurp soup.
Arkansas- A man is allowed to beat his wife, but no more than once a month.
Chicago, Illinois- It is illegal for a woman that weighs 200 pounds to ride horses in shorts.
Miami, Florida- It is illegal for a man to wear a strapless gown.
Mesquite, Texas- It is illegal for children to have unusual haircuts.
Connecticut- It is illegal to walk across the street on your hands.
Avignon, France- It is illegal for a flying saucer to land in the city.
North Carolina- You cannot sell cotton lint or cotton seed at night.
New York- It is illegal to do anything against the law.
Hartford, Connecticut- It is illegal to plant a tree in the street.
Christiansburg, Virginia- It is illegal to spit.
Provincetown, Massachusetts- it's illegal to sell suntan oil until after noon on Sunday.
San Fransisco- It is illegal to beat a rug in front of your house.
A California radio station has fired 10 staff members after a contest to drink as much water as possible to win a new Nintendo Wii game console resulted in a woman's death, a company spokesman said on Wednesday.
A 28 year old mother mother of three, died from water intoxication after taking part in a "Hold your wee for a Wii" competition on a morning radio show on Sacramento station KDND-FM Friday.
She was one of about 20 contestants who tried to outdrink each other without going to the toilet and was reported to have drunk about seven quarts (6-1/2 liters) of water in a bid to win the Wii for her children. She was the runner-up.
After the contest she called in sick at work and was found dead at her home about five hours later.
Local newspapers said the Sacramento county coroner had yet to rule as to cause of death but said Strange's death was "consistent with a water intoxication death."
In an online recording of the show, the DJs can be heard making comments joking about people dying from water intoxication, even discussing a case in Northern California two years ago in which a 21 year old student died after drinking too much water during a fraternity pledge.
One of the DJs even admitted they maybe should have done some research before the contest.
One female caller, who identified herself as Eva, also phoned in to warn the radio station that drinking too much water can kill.
How very tragic and bizarre!
British police said Friday they were hunting a man who stole a urinal from a pub toilet.
The suspect walked into the Royal Oak pub in Southampton, on the English south coast, ordered half a pint of beer and then made several visits to the men's toilet.
There he carefully removed a white urinal from the wall, stuffed it into a rucksack and was captured on closed circuit television walking out with the bulging sack on his back.
"He made a very, very expert job of dismantling it from the wall and turning the water off. A very professional job," landlord Alan Dreja said in a video posted on the Southampton Daily Echo newspaper's Web site.
A police spokesman said the thief may have been a tradesman.
"One of the theories is the guy is some sort of cut-price plumber who is going round and stealing parts to order," he said.
I hope that, at the very least, he left the "puck" in the sink for the guys!