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

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]

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

tight rope walk not so good

via http://snipr.com/mp120522a   [failblog_org]

prescription for stress

(did I get this from you? let me know so I can give credit)

Friday, May 18, 2012

pomplamoose music: bust your knee caps

I love these guys... interesting lyric to this song. For more from Pomplamoose, click the label below.

texting shorthand for seniors


Thursday, May 17, 2012

have a seat: more innovative benches

for other innovative benches... link http://snipr.com/mp091117   [www_mypointless_com] 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

sluggard tooth fairy

unable to cite source... if you know where this was originally posted, let me know.

best friends are bad for you.

Once again, we can be thankful for people who are looking out for our children's psychological well-being and overall warm-fuzziness.

In England, some primary schools are adopting a "no best friends" policy.  That is, they discourage the children from having best friends.

"Why???"  you ask.

One might suspect that the reasoning behind this policy would be to avoid cliques on the playground.  Not so.  The reason that children should not have a best friend is because having a best friend presents the possibility of having a "falling out" with the best friend which will hurt feelings and, in turn, damage the child's psyche.

Since it is important to spare a child any negative experiences, lose close friendships. That sounds like sound advice for psychological well-being.  (??!?)

http://snipr.com/mp120516a   [www_dailymail_co_uk]

For more examples of governmental over-protection, click the label below.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

eighty five bucks for reckless walking

We all know that texting while driving is dangerous.  However, a town in New Jersey is cracking down on text-walkers.  In the past month, police in Fort Lee have issued 117 tickets for reckless walking... each with a price tag of $85.

Really? Reckless walking?

It may not be quite as ridiculous as it seems.  Apparently the town has had 20 incidents of people who have been struck by cars because they are texting-while-walking.  Police chief Thomas Ripoli said: 'Pedestrians aren't watching where they're walking, they're not aware.'

That would agree with the finding of a ground-breaking scientific (?) study by Stony Brook University in NY which found that people who are walking while texting are 60% more likely to veer off line than others. (wondering... did someone actually pay to have that study done???)

http://snipr.com/mp120515a   [www_metro_co_uk]

Friday, May 11, 2012

the perfect gift for Mom on Mother's Day

Looking for that just right gift for mom? Here are some suggestions she'll love:

for other stories about moms... click the "mother" label below

Scientific Conversions

1. Ratio of an igloo’s circumference to its diameter = Eskimo Pi
2. 2000 pounds of Chinese soup = Won ton
3. 1 millionth of a mouthwash = 1 microscope
4. Time between slipping on a peel and smacking the pavement = 1 bananosecond
5. Weight an evangelist carries with God = 1 billigram
6. Time it takes to sail 220 yards at 1 nautical mile per hour = Knotfurlong
7. 16.5 feet in the Twilight Zone = 1 Rod Sterling
8. Half of a large intestine = 1 semicolon
9. 1,000,000 aches = 1 megahurtz
10. Basic unit of laryngitis = 1 hoarsepower
11. Shortest distance between two jokes = A straight line
12. 453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
13. 1 million-million microphones = 1 megaphone
14. 2 million bicycles = 2 megacycles
15. 365.25 days = 1 unicycle
16. 2000 mockingbirds = 2 kilomockingbirds
17. 52 cards = 1 decacards
18. 1 kilogram of falling figs = 1 FigNewton

via bits and pieces  http://snipr.com/pointless120510   [bitsandpieces_us]

Thursday, May 10, 2012

neighbors solve the problem of a bad driver

Do you have a dangerous/annoying driver in your neighborhood?  The neighbors of Zbigniew Filo got fed up with his driving and came up with a unique solution:  They hoisted his customized car... and put it on top of a tree.

"...Filo, 24, awoke to find his car missing, later locating it on top of a huge willow tree in Lubczyna, Poland. Locals have maintained a code of silence over who was responsible for the prank or how indeed the white Ford Escort ended up 20ft in the air, though one villager revealed that a crane had been borrowed for the night.

Police spokesman Marta Pierko said: 'We received a call from a man saying his car was stuck in a tree, and that his neighbours had put it there. 'After inspecting the site we instructed him to remove it from the tree.'

A local, who wished to remain nameless, was unsympathetic to Filo's vehicular plight, saying: 'Whoever, or whatever, it was, it’s probably a good thing as he was a dangerous driver and could have killed someone. 'Perhaps he’ll think twice about his hair-raising driving and about getting a licence or who knows where his next car might end up?'

Filo, who doesn’t even have a licence, has promised to be more considerate in his driving in future. 'I get the message,' he said. 'But I think it was a bit harsh.'"

(from metro.co.uk)  http://snipr.com/mp120510   [www_metro_co_uk]

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

helpful directions

last sign via http://snipr.com/23fs7az   [bitsandpieces_us]
for more clueless signs, click a label below

'scuse me... your soup is ringing

via bits and pieces blog

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

get one free burger every week for the rest of your life

If you would like to save a little money each week, here is an idea (?) that was posted by a reader at the Not Always Right blog.

I’m eating a hamburger. I see the man next to me carefully picking a slab of cheese out of his burger, wrapping it in a paper napkin, and eating the rest of the burger. It puzzles me, so I ask him about it.

Me: *point at napkin* “Excuse me, but why did you do that?”

Man: “Oh, every time I eat a burger, I set one ingredient aside. At the end of the week, I have a free burger!”

http://snipr.com/23f5ln8   [notalwaysright_com]

caviar speed eating results

It would appear that Americans don't have a monopoly on waste, over-indulgence and generally pointless pastimes.

Last week in Russia, Mr. Alexander Valov won the caviar speed-eating crown in Moscow. He won it by eating half a kilogram (1 lb. 6 oz.) of black cavier in just one minute and 26 seconds.

Hundreds of guests, many dressed in suits, attended the event at The Apartment Restaurant in Moscow where 12 contestants were picked to compete at random.

Black caviar is salted, unfertilized sturgeon roe (unfertilized fish eggs). It is a highly sought delicacy in Russia.

In terms of volume, Mr Valov's accomplishment is similar to the World Hot Dog eating champion (winner Joey Chestnut eats over 6 hot dogs per minute). However, this contest is more high-class and considerably more expensive. Mr. Valov's 1.5 minutes of glory cost around $6,000 (£3,000). The event organizers spent nearly $70,000 on caviar for the participants.

via  metro.co.uk

Saturday, May 5, 2012

bird returns home after telling police his address

A budgerigar Budgie (not the one in the picture) shocked police officers after it started speaking.

The brainy bird escaped from its home in the Sagamihara district of Yokohama on Sunday morning after darting out an open window.

It seemed the pet budgerigar would never be seen again after it made a break for it while its 64-year-old owner was away.

The budgie had been on the run for over three days before it checked into a hotel after landing in the room and onto a guest's shoulder. It was then handed over to the police who were able to track its owner, Fumie Takahashi, after being given an unexpected lead in the case.

Under intense questioning from officers the budgie recited its full address, even including its house number and post code. An officer said: 'We had not expected his owner to be identified in this manner.'

Ms Takahashi was surprised to see her pet again and even more shocked by its sudden new found ability to talk.

from http://snipr.com/23dlmta   [www_metro_co_uk] 

(For more stories of amazing animal stuff, click the "animal" label below.)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

just saying...



medical breakthrough past: cure colds and the flu

Want to stop a cold?  Prevent the flu?  Shorten your life?  Try Turpentine in a jar... (you know, that same stuff we use to remove paint... )

also good for....

via weird universe: http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/turpo/

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

woman dies because she was dead

A woman died from a fatal heart attack caused by shock after waking up to discover she had been declared dead -- and was being prepared for burial.

As mourning relatives filed past her coffin, the supposedly dead woman suddenly woke up and started screaming as she realized where she was.

Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, 49, had been wrongly declared deceased by doctors but died for real after hearing mourners saying prayers for her soul to be taken up to heaven in Kazan, Russia.

via Friends of Irony

Tuesday, May 1, 2012