Tuesday, July 3, 2012

McDonald's fries... good food or hurtful weapon?

A Massachusetts man was arrested for felony assault... for throwing McDonald's french fries at his 11-year-old step-daughter.

 

The man and his wife were engaged in an argument inside their car after picking up some food. The couple's daughter attempted to calm the fight -- but apparently failed. Instead, she got some fries tossed in her face by her unhappy father.

 

The wife called the police who arrested the man and charged him with felony assault. Why felony assault? Because in theory french fries are hot and oily, making them a potentially dangerous weapon.

 

(here's a simple defense: Have you ever had a McDonald's fry after it gets to your car??)

 

http://snipr.com/246e0fe [www_azcentral_com]

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

hence the signs that say "stay in your car"


world record burp

His parents must be so proud.  He is simply the best at what he does... and he proved it at a tournament event in New York this week.

Tim Janus is the world record holder for the longest burp.  18.1 glorious seconds.

Janus drank lots of fizzy stuff... and then stepped to the microphone. 'I was just trying to condense all the air in my stomach and bring it to the surface,' said winning competitor Janus.

'You just have to force every last bit of air up. It's beautiful, really.'

The event is organized by the World Burping Federation (yes, really) which hopes to help make loud burping-in-public acceptable and appreciated.

http://snipr.com/23x9ahm   [www_metro_co_uk]

If you want to see (and hear) the video of this epic record... the entire burp... here is the video.  (Warning: after listening to this, I suspect that it will not accomplish what the WBF is hoping for.)



Friday, June 8, 2012

mom inadvertently takes robber's get-away car

Blanca (last name withheld) was cashing her check at Chase Bank in Uvalde, Texas, when she saw men enter the bank with guns.

Realizing that her life was in danger, Blanca went out the door, She ducked down low and ran away. Fortunately, she came to a car that was open... and jumped in for refuge. Then, she realized that the car was running. When she saw that the robbers weren't behind her, she sped away.

She drove down the road to escape and finally stopped at a store and begged for help.

Blanca was safe... but without realizing it, she had stolen the robbers get-away car.

Blaca is fine. She was initially arrested for car theft but when the police investigated her story, they cleared the young mother of all charges.

The robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash... but had to steal another car for their get-away.

http://snipr.com/23uvjzg [www_khou_com]
(for more weird bank robbery stories... click label below)

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Sung-Bong ... great talent with humble beginnings

if this is preceded by an ad, please forgive. :)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

pathetically cute dog tries to stay awake...


touched by the wind

These pictures are part of an exhibition by Lithuanian photographer Tadas Cerniauskas.  He created them by asking people to stand in front of an industrial strength hair dryer.

‘I wanted to do something very fun,’ said Mr Cerniauskas... ‘I wanted to make people laugh and have a good time, so I invited some friends to take part and it grew. I was surprised there were so many laid-back people who were not afraid to look funny.

‘Everyone was crying with laughter, laughing at themselves and at each other.

‘This series doesn’t have any hidden meanings, it was just a bit of fun. Not everyone was brave enough to stand in front of a camera, but still they had a good time seeing others in action.

http://snipr.com/mp120529a   [www_metro_co_uk]







Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

at least the deer and the antelope don't play here...

O give me a home where the buffalo roam....  for most people, those are simply the first words in the old folk song, "Home on the Range." For RC and Sherron Bridges, however, they are a daily reality.  

RC (aka the Buffalo Whisperer) share a home in Quinlan, Texas with two buffalo, Wildthing (2,400 pounds) and Bullet (900 poounds).  The two beasts relax in the living room, walk around the house with freedom and even ride in the family car (well, on the back of the pickup). Incidentally, the animals aren't house trained. 

“They’re like my buddies. Bullet likes to be with me at all times, she’ll even give up food to be close to me.” says, RC, a former cowboy.  

Indeed they are all "buddies."  When RC and and Sherron renewed their wedding vows, Wildthing acted as the best man, carrying the rings and other things on his rather sizable horns.  For family entertainment, the buffalo have been used to pull RC's son on water-skis in the sand and pulled his daughter on a snow sled. 
 Unsafe you say?  Only if you consider that Wildfire weighs 2400lbs with 2 foot horns and can run 40mph.  Bullet is a smaller female buffalo... who was unable to be controlled by the owner of a buffalo herd.  

The Bridges love their pets and the buffalo seem to love them.  They respect the potential dangers and give them good care... but the arrangement is a bit rough on the furniture.  

http://snipr.com/mp121524a [www_thesun_co_uk]  
http://snipr.com/buffalowhispererhome   [www_buffalowhisper_zoomshare_com]