Thursday, July 30, 2009

her bottom saved her ear

Earlier this year, 27-year-old Julia Schwarz had a fight with her former best-friend, Michaela Bohn, over a boyfriend.

During the fight, Michaela bit off Julia's right ear. Fortunately, Michaela spit out the ear so that it could be salvaged, but initial attempts to reattach the ear failed.

Doctors said that the side of Julia's head needed to heal properly in order for reattachment to be successful. But what could they do with the ear while waiting for the head to heal?

The answer: Julia's bottom.

Doctors made an incision in Julia's backside and stitched the ear to her buttocks. When her head healed, the doctors reattached the ear. They are confident that the ear will not be rejected by Julia's body.

We might guess that the doctors chose that location to be sure it would not be bitten by Michaela again.

having a fun and safe time playing with fire

Parents should always be sure that their children are safe when having fun... like at these fun family outings:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

any man that is this stupid should probably plan to be forever single

this letter appeared in a newspaper advice column....

okay. pause for a moment and think:

How would you expect this to turn out??
a. she will be thankful for his helpful attitude
b. she will immediately try her gift to see how beautiful it makes her look
c. she will be glad that he pointed out her personal hygiene issue
d. she will be inclined to terminate his life.

(and now, the story continues...)

comparing advertisements

Using "stock" photography may be cheaper for a company than hiring their own models... but sometimes, people notice the similarities. For example, these next two ads appeared in the same magazine:

and look, in this ad for a lawyer, the family gets a new dad.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

thief becomes rent-free guest of his favorite state

Sean Roberts, 19, isn't the brightest bulb on the tree, but he sure loves his home state of Florida. In fact, he loves it so much that he got the outline of Florida tattooed prominently on his face. Since the map of Florida isn't one of the most common facial tattoos, Sean is quite recognizable and memorable.

This week, a mobile home in Tampa, Florida was robbed by two armed gunmen. The robbers entered the residence at 5AM and forced the residents into a bathroom. Then, the two stole an array of prescription drugs, electrical equipment and cash.

Stupidly (but fortunately), one of the gunmen forgot to cover his face when he entered the house. So, the victims didn't have any trouble identifying the guy with a a tattoo of Florida on his face. For added identification purposes, Sean also has a tattoo of his nickname, "Crazy Cracker."

It looks like Sean will be spending a few years as a live-in guest of his favorite state.

evidence that the intelligence of animals is on the rise

Monday, July 27, 2009

fun commercial- that's a drill

The original post here was made unavailable on YouTube. If you would still like to see DK Wedding Entrance... here is the link. :) It is worth a view.

on today's menu: things you might not want to eat

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Friday, July 24, 2009

you can't know who the criminals are.

Thirty-nine inmates have escaped from the Hollesley Bay prison in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England over the past two years. Thirty-nine.

Who are they? What are their names?

The Ministry of Justice released the number of escapes to the news media (to comply with the Freedom of Information Act) but will not release a list of the fugitive's names because they don't want to violate the fugitive's right to privacy.

In the letter of refusal, a Ministry official explained, "It is the general policy of the Ministry of Justice not to disclose, to a third party, personal information about another person... This is because the Ministry of Justice has obligations under the Data Protection Act and in law generally to protect this information."

Speaking on the side of common sense, Suffolk Coastal MP John Gummer stated, "It's intolerable and entirely unacceptable. There is no sense in which a prisoner's identity is a private matter... This annoys me very much indeed. We have gone mad if this is what we are doing."

We can just imagine the the new wanted posters... see above. [news_bbc_co_uk]

some people are lucky to be alive

this a video mash-up. a few of these accidents have been seen here previously, but are worth seeing again. :)

want a fun excursion for the weekend?

(the right picture is an enlargement of the actual advertisement)

okay. Here's a great idea. Go underwater, surrounded by fish. Wear headgear that is tight and enclosed... and have your cat share the splendor with you.

memos: Cats hate closed spaces. They hate water. They have claws. Faces bleed.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Kelly Hildebrandt Kelly Hildebrandt

Kelly Hildebrandt met the man of her dreams on Facebook. She initially dropped him a note because she liked his name.

A few months of emails, conversations and pictures passed. The two met one another in person and fell in love.

Kelly Hildebrandt, 20, says that Kelly Hildebrandt "is everything I've ever looked for.

As for him, Kelly Hildebrandt, 24, says that he thought Kelly Hildebrandt was "pretty cute."

No typos here. Kelly Hildebrandt will be marrying Kelly Hildebrandt this fall in Miami.

Kelly plans to keep her maiden name when they marry and will also take Kelly's last name. They do not plan to name their children Kelly. [www_metro_co_uk]

mixed-message event announcements

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

device translates dog sounds into words.... ?

A Japanese company that specializes in making toys claims that they have developed a gadget that can translate a dog's bark into understandable human words.

The Bowlingual Voice comes with a microphone device that hangs around the dog's neck. An additional handheld device is carried by the owner.

The microphone records the sound of the dog's bark and sends it to the handheld device. The bark is then analyzed against a databse of dog sounds and "translates" it into human words. The translation can either be played audibly or read on the device screen.

The developers at Takara Tomy claim that the device can detect six emotions (e.g. sadness, joy) and a selection of other common phrases (e.g. "I need to relieve myself."). An answering machine feature is also available to let you know what your dog was thinking about while you were away.

The device will go on sale in Japan next month for around $250 (US). The original Bowlingual device was purchased by more than 300,000. (It seems that the device only works for dogs that speak Japanese at this time. :) )

Suggested phrases that future versions should include:

"Get this dang thing offah my neck."
"The device didn't get that last one right."
"Here. You wear this part."
"You know, you forgot the poop bags again."
"This stuff tastes like dog food."

that is one big puddle

(also notice the guy who tries to pull her out by tugging on the bumper)

Monday, July 20, 2009

world's fastest everything...

It is a 5 minute video, but pretty fascinating to watch.

more great food at your local grocer

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Friday, July 17, 2009

deja vu: hotel guests create $50,000 in damage by believing a prank call

If you were staying at a hotel and got a call from someone who instructed you to break the windows in your room by using your toilet... do you think you would be suspicious?

On July 9, Mark and Lisa Kantorski were staying at a Hilton Garden Inn in Florida when they received a phone call from someone who claimed to be a hotel staff member. The person told the Kantorskis that there was a gas leak in the building and that they needed to take immediate steps to avoid disaster.

First, they were instructed to take the back of the toilet and break the windows in the room.

Then, they were told to break a mirror (no explanation for this one).

After that, they needed to take a lamp and smash the wall next to them in order to help free the man in the room next door.

Finally, they were told to throw their mattress out the window and jump to safety.

The Kantorskis obediently did what they were told to do... until the hotel manager arrived and assured them that there was no emergency and that they had been the victims of a prank.

Mr. Kantorsk in classic "blame it on my wife" style said, "When I broke the window, I got suspicious, It didn't seem right, but she (Lisa) was panicking, so I continued,"

The incident created an estimated $50,000 in damage.

This is quite reminiscent of another story posted here where hotel employees in Arkansas created $50,000 damage to another hotel while trying to fix the sprinkler system.
Arkansas story

from the police blotter: you got what you deserved

looking for a good camp for your kids this summer?

but we didn't anticipate the gender change.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

weird business combinations (part 3)

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one great watchdog

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

but he seemed so fun on Aladdin

A family in Saudi Arabia has sued an unnamed tormentor for doing an array of malicious things to disturb them. For example, he is accused of:

--making threatening calls to their cell phones
--throwing stones at their home
--stealing things from their home
--making "strange sounds" around them
--threatening them. (He is is trying to force them to leave their home of 15 years.)

Although the family does not actually know the person or his name (or his true gender, for that matter), they want to move forward with the lawsuit. It is believed that he is doing all these things for revenge or jealousy.

So far, this is a sad story, but hardly odd. Unfortunately, this sort of thing happens too frequently.

What makes this story noteworthy? In this story, the person is being sued is a genie.

Yes, a genie. Think Aladdin.

Although the court recognizes the difficulty of proving such claims, they have been asked to verify the claims against the genie.

No word on the genie's possible name or address. No suggestion as to how the legal papers might be served on the genie or how he might be arrested if found guilty. (Do I have any volunteers to be the guy who tells the genie about his sentence?)
broken link? here is a
backup url

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kitchen appliances for sale (you might want to avoid these)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

diet success: before and after

Diets can have some pretty amazing results. Just look at these advertised before-and-after examples...

This diet apparently changed Gina into a completely new woman...(?)

Some diets have less-dramatic results. In this diet, Susan changed her shirt.

On this diet, Tara lost lots of weight, including her right leg.

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