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Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:56 am ]
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Never actually had this happen to me, but...
..I feel this way some days !

Intoxicated man rolls car, wakes up in field of donkeys

By Aileen Graef | Sept. 17, 2014 at 2:27 PM |

UPI/Saint Louis Zoo |
ROSWELL, N.M., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- An intoxicated man who rolled his car on a highway near Roswell woke up hours later and called police to tell them he was lost in a field of donkeys.
Police received a call at 2:00 a.m. Friday to respond to a one-car rollover, but when they arrived on the scene no one was present. Dispatchers received a call seven hours later from the driver who said he was lost after he got into a car accident that morning. He said he woke up next to some donkeys in a field.

The man said he and his passenger had been drinking the night before and did not remember what happened. Both of the car's occupants sustained several non-fatal injuries.

The driver received multiple citations, but police have not disclosed the specific charges.

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Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:28 am ]
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Hard to do this with bacon...
...use cured pork !

Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

Sep 18, 8:41 PM (ET)


BOSTON (AP) — There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center.
Dr. Sonal Saraiya and her colleagues in Michigan found that packing strips of cured pork in the nose of a child who suffers from uncontrollable, life-threatening nosebleeds can stop the hemorrhaging, a discovery that won them a 2014 Ig Nobel prize, the annual award for sometimes inane, yet often surprisingly practical, scientific discoveries.
This year's winners honored Thursday at Harvard University by the Annals of Improbable Research magazine included a team of researchers who wondered if owning a cat was bad for your mental health; Japanese scientists who tested whether banana peels are really as slippery as cartoons would have us believe; and Norwegian biologists who tested whether reindeer on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard were frightened by humans dressed to resemble polar bears.
As has become the custom, real Nobel laureates handed out the prizes and winners were given a maximum of 60 seconds to deliver their acceptance speech,

Sticking pork products up the patient's nose was a treatment of last resort when conventional treatments had failed, Saraiya said, and was only used for a very specific condition known as Glanzmann thrombasthenia, a rare condition in which blood does not properly clot.
"We had to do some out-of-the-box thinking," she said. "So that's where we put our heads together and thought to the olden days and what they used to do."
The 4-year-old child's nostrils were packed with cured pork twice, and according to their study, "the nasal vaults successfully stopped nasal hemorrhage promptly (and) effectively."
The method worked because "there are some clotting factors in the pork ... and the high level of salt will pull in a lot of fluid from the nose," she said.
Still, Soraiya does not recommend sticking pork up your nose for a routine nosebleed, as it could cause infection.

Kiyoshi Mabuchi, a professor of biomedical engineering at Kitasato University in Japan, studied the slipperiness of banana peels as an extension of his research into human joint lubrication system.
"I have gotten ... evidence that the friction under banana peels is sufficiently low to make us slip," Mabuchi said via email.
The other good thing about his study is that his colleagues got to eat the bananas.
Several scientists won for studying the mental health of cat owners. The bottom line? Owning a cat may be hazardous to your health.
Dr. David Hanauer, of the department of pediatrics at the University of Michigan and co-author of one of the studies, says there's no reason for cat owners to panic.
"It may simply be that people with depression gets cats because they feel depressed," he said. "I am in no way telling people to get rid of their cats."
Professor Kang Lee at the University of Toronto in Canada was part of a team that won for studying the reactions of people who see human faces in slices of toast. Although the title of the study was called "Seeing Jesus in Toast," no actual images of Jesus were shown. But the study found that in people who merely think they see a face in a slice of toast — or in any other unusual object — the part of the brain involved in facial recognition lights up.
Although his research has legitimate scientific value, he said he's thrilled to win an Ig Nobel.
Online: 2014 Ig Nobels,

Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:51 pm ]
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Been quite a while since Phuket Gazette updated it's 'Queer News' page

Phuket Gazette Queer News: Northern women rub it for lucky numbers
Phuket Gazette - July 21, 2013 | 07:25 PM

PHUKET: A tree that bears a remarkable resemblance to a man’s nether regions is setting pulses racing in a village in the province of Kamphaeng Phet.

The mango tree, which was found on land belonging to 50-year-old Mrs Lot Panthap, appears to have two legs, an arse, and a dork (or 'penis') hanging in the balance.

Local villagers have been flocking to Mrs Lot’s home bearing flowers and candles to pay their respects to the unusual tree.

As part of what has now become an almost daily ritual, the women rub the tree’s pudendum with white powder, hoping to gain good fortune and divine lottery numbers from it.

One lady has reportedly won the lottery twice in a row after getting numbers from the tree, which has led to even more people coming to try their luck with the magic knob.

Mrs Lot said she planted the tree, a mango strain that Thais call ok rong (which means 'cleavage'), more than 20 years ago.

She said the tree had had its charming protrusion ever since it was a seedling, and that she had thought nothing of it.

But recently one of her neighbors was sitting in its shade when she became caught up in the tree's aura, compelling her to examine things further. One thing led to another and... bang, there you have it.

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Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:25 pm ]
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Home made soup will put you in jail !
Soap, not Soup...dammit !

Couple Jailed For A Month For Having Having Homemade Soap

Pennsylvania - In 2013, 26-year-old Annadel Cruz and 30-year-old Alexander Bernstein were booked on cocaine trafficking charges in Pennsylvania when police officers refused to believe that two bars of homemade soap in her car were not actually cocaine.

After being pulled over in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, troopers said they smelled marijuana in the car. Cruz admitted to having smoked earlier in the day. When officers found the soap in the car, they tested it and it came back positive.

The pair spent the next month in jail, presumably unable to post bail, which was set at $500,000 for Bernstein and $250,000 for Cruz. The charges were eventually dropped after a state lab turned up no traces of illicit substances.

J...guess they will buy soap at Wally World next time !


Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:29 pm ]
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Can't imagine today's inept postal service ever doing this !
..My rural P.O. occasionally still gets baby chicks !

America's Parcel Post Service

Parcel Post Service became available to Americans on January 1, 1913.

By far the largest object ever moved through the Parcel Post System was a bank. Not all at once, of course, but practically brick by brick.

When W. H. Coltharp, in charge of building the Bank of Vernal, Utah was confronted with the task of getting bricks for the bank, he turned to the Parcel Post Service. The bricks which Coltharp wanted were produced by the Salt Lake Pressed Brick Company, located 127 miles from Vernal.

Instead of paying four times the cost of the bricks for them to be shipped by wagon freight, Coltharp arranged for the bricks to be shipped in 50-pound packages, through the Parcel Post Service, a ton at a time.

The Salt Lake City and Vernal postmasters as well as the Uintah Railroad, all responsible for hauling the bricks became frantic as tons of bricks piled up. Memos flew between postmasters and finally to Postmaster General Burleson.

Although it was too late to stem the tide of bricks which threatened to overwhelm the tiny post office, Burleson and his staff rewrote the affecting legislation to limit to 200 pounds the total weight of parcel post which one consignor could send to one consignee in a day.

In a letter announcing the amendment to the legislation, he noted that "it is not the intent of the United States Postal Service that buildings be shipped through the mail." In the end, all 40 tons of bricks were delivered for Coltharp's bank.

Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:09 pm ]
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No Way ! Couldn't Pay Me Enough !

Ball Ironing, George Clooney-Inspired Cosmetic Procedure, Uses Lasers To Remove Testicle Wrinkles — But Is It Safe?
Jun 11, 2013 03:52 PM By Justin Caba

Hollywood actors and actresses are known for pushing the bounds of beauty perception, but a procedure to remove the wrinkles from a man's scrotum might be a bit much. Apparently celebrities such as George Clooney find this new form of plastic surgery necessary as their bodies try to withstand the test of time.

"I did get my balls done, though. I got them unwrinkled," the 52-yearold Hollywood icon told Esquire back in 2008. "It's the new thing in Hollywood — ball ironing."

Santa Monica plastic surgery consultant Nurse Jamie praises the effectiveness of what she calls the "Tighten the Tackle" procedure. Her website gives the more appropriate title "Male Laser Lift."

Her description states: "Male grooming these days is on par with female grooming. Using the Pixel laser this procedure evens out skin tone, removes discoloration from ingrown hairs, removes skin tags and provides overall tightening to the external skin. You know where..."

Costing around $575, the non-surgical treatment is advertised an easy way to remove hair, eliminate wrinkles, and improve the scrotum's overall appearance, according to the Daily Mail. Altogether Nurse Jamie told the Mail removal of hair could take around 45 minutes while the actual tightening of the skin could take around 25 minutes.

Nurse Jamie expects this cosmetic fad will become will become a hit with men as soon as they realize "it's not as strange as it sounds." The cosmetic expert said she's seen a rise in male clientele in recent years: whereas in the past, only 15 percent of her clients were men, the split is now 40 percent men, 60 percent women. Nurse Jamie attributes the change to the growing trend of men tidying up their manhood.

"They thought the Brazilian bikini wax was crazy ten years ago and now it's just part of the process . . the tide is turning — don't knock it until you try it," she explained. "Down there the skin ages, it's a thinner skin like that around the eyes."

Despite Nurse Jamie's avid recommendation for all men to consider this treatment, any procedure involving the testicles or scrotum comes with its own possible risks. For instance, the American Cancer Society claims five to 10 percent of men who undergo retroperitoneal lymph node dissection as a form of cancer treatment experience complications including infection and bowel obstruction.

Even though the "ball ironing" treatment requires no incision, various health risks can arise during any therapeutic procedure around the area of the scrotum. Most notable is retrograde ejaculation, which is caused by the semen's inability to exit the body which shoots it back into the bladder. You may want to talk to your doctor before seeking out any treatment near your genitals. ... es-it-safe

Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Tue Nov 11, 2014 7:08 pm ]
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CIA’s Secret ‘Devil Eyes’ Bin Laden Doll Up For Auction
November 11, 2014 9:07 AM

NEW YORK (CBS DC) – An Osama bin Laden prototype doll is being sold by auction, years after the CIA intended to distribute such dolls across Afghanistan in order to scare children into rejecting al-Qaeda as part of project “Devil Eyes.”

The custom-made, 12-inch Osama bin laden action figure was created around 2005 to scare children and parents away from embracing the demon-like characterization of the actual al-Qaeda leader. The face of the doll contains a heat-dissolving material that was designed to peel off and reveal a red-faced bin Laden with black face paint and piercing green eyes.
The “devil” doll comes with two removable heads and a removable robe and turban. The red-faced, green-eyed head is in addition to the normal, bearded bin Laden appearance.
The CIA-backed project was code-named “Devil Eyes,” and former Hasbro executive and creator of the G.I. Joe toys, Donald Levine, was approached by the U.S. spy agency to design the doll with manufacturers in China.
The Washington Post reports that the CIA only produced three of the dolls in total, with the idea being scrapped soon after the prototype was produced. CIA Spokesman Ryan Trapani told The Post it “has no knowledge of these action figures being produced or distributed by others.”
“To our knowledge, there were only three individual action figures ever created, and these were merely to show what a final product might look like,” said Trapani. “After being presented with these examples, the CIA declined to pursue this idea and did not produce or distribute any of these action figures.”
The demon bin Laden doll was intended to be part of goodwill handouts in the Afghanistan region from U.S. allies. Levine was initially approached to help create toys for boys in addition to the school supplies being given out to Afghan youth. A Chinese artist took public images of bin Laden to create the face and general appearance of the terrorist leader who was killed by U.S. troops in May 2011.
Officials familiar with the project said Levine was “pleased” with the final, packaged product of the doll, The Post reports.
“It appealed to [Levine] because it had nothing to do with actually hurting someone,” said a person familiar with his decision to get involved. “It was the softer side of the CIA.”
As of Tuesday morning, the Nate D. Sanders opening bid for the doll sits at $2,500.
Referring to such projects as “influence operations,” the demon bin Laden doll is not the first U.S.-backed prop in the battle for hearts and minds of foreign populations.
The CIA secretly published Western and Russian literature behind the Iron Curtain during the Cold War, including the creation of Radio Free Europe and the founding of various intellectual magazines. The U.S. spy agency also disrupted communist youth festivals with provocateurs and distributed soccer balls prior to the 1994 U.S invasion of Haiti in order to show generosity
“It made them feel good about Americans,” a former CIA official told The Post. “We were there trying to prepare the way for the military.”

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Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:28 pm ]
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Gun control works so well in New York,
Unless you hide under a sofa !

Cartier Robbery Suspect Accidentally Kills Self While Hiding From Deliveryman He Thought Was Police
November 14, 2014 5:12 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One of five suspects wanted in connection with a smash-and-grab robbery at a Cartier jewelry store in Midtown Manhattan is dead.
Ralik Hansen, one of the fugitives in the Jan. 30 brazen midday robbery, accidentally shot and killed himself on Oct. 31, according to the FBI.
A FedEx delivery man came to Hansen’s home in Brooklyn and knocked on the door.
Hansen, 28, thought it was police at the door so he hid under the couch. His gun then discharged, killing him, according to the FBI.
Hansen was wanted on federal charges and considered armed and dangerous. He faced a federal indictment in April, but remained at large.
The FBI and NYPD say he was a member of a violent interstate robbery crew from Brooklyn that also orchestrated heists in Atlantic City and Virginia.
Police also said two other men were indicted in connection with the Nov. 6, 2013, robbery. Their alleged roles were not detailed, although one also is sought in connection with the theft of $700,000 worth of watches from a Cartier store in New York.
Police previously announced the arrests of Roberto Grant and Allen Williams. Sources told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria the two were allegedly found in the getaway car, each wearing one of the stolen watches. They face robbery charges.
Authorities said Courtney Hardin and Jamal Dehoyos are still on the lam. They are believed to be part of a robbery crew that carried out similar smash-and-grab robberies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Viriginia, authorities said.
Hardin is described as a black male, 6’2″, approximately 200 pounds, and is 25 years old. He is known to frequent locations in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights and often goes by “Mazie” or “Mozie,” authorities said.
Dehoyos is 38 or 39, black, 6’1″, approximately 200 pounds and can occasionally be found in East New York, Springfield Gardens and Flushing, authorities said.
Both men are considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the FBI at (212) 384-1000.

J...way too funny !

Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Tue Nov 25, 2014 2:21 pm ]
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and now some local (Attala Co, Ethel, MS) news...

Attala Co. man hospitalized after explosion
Posted: Nov 23, 2014 11:19 PM CST

Posted by Shderia ThompsonCONNECT

Source: MGN
ATTALA COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
The Attala County Sheriff's Department is investigating an explosion that injured one man.

Sheriff Tim Nail says the explosion happened late Sunday outside a home about four miles north of Ethel on County Road 2101.

Nail says the victim, Sean Manning, was working on some type of device when it exploded. The sheriff wouldn't identify the device.

Nail says Manning was airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

He says Manning's injuries appeared to be non-life threatening.

Nail says several agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are investigating the explosion

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J...still no pics of this guy & no follow-up on the story. local media is the pits & state media could care less, they never follow -up, but they will give us days of coverage on Ferguson, MO

Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Thu Dec 04, 2014 9:01 pm ]
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whoever made this had a sense of humor, but they labeled it wrong...

this is a Graham "CRACKER" House !

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Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:45 pm ]
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Battle Creek woman wakes up to mystery infant in her bed


BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A woman woke up to an infant in her bed and had no idea where the child came from or whose it was.

Battle Creek Police took custody of the baby pending the arrival of Child Protective Services.

It turns out that the woman’s son had dropped off the child before going out for the night and didn’t tell his mother, who was asleep at the time.

What’s more, the baby doesn’t belong to the woman’s son.

Battle Creek Police said the child became “an instant hit” with the officers on duty. The officers gave the child “Matchbox cars, teddy bears and beanie babies” in an effort to make the child’s odd experience a little easier to get through.

Minutes after Battle Creek Police released information on the mystery child early Sunday, the baby was identified and is in the process of being returned to his mother.

Child Protective Services is in the process of investigating the incident.

I a related story, Babies' mamas all over are getting boyfriends to leave their kids with strange women in hopes of lots of free toys from the police ! :lol:

Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:37 pm ]
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December 9, 2014 by Margaux McDonnell
At 7:30 a.m. Monday morning, the LAPD rushed to Palazzo East apartments in response to reports of a woman screaming and 10 gunshots fired. The police entered the front door of the apartment and once inside, found the bedroom door closed. Before entering, they decided to wait for the SWAT team after hearing more shots fired. When SWAT finally arrived on the scene and tried to enter the back bedroom, they head two more shots. Then everything went silent.

When police finally entered the room, they found the bodies of 34-year-old rapper Earl Hayes and his 30-year-old wife, VH1 Hit the Floor star, Stephanie Moseley, dead as the result of an apparent murder-suicide. Hayes allegedly killed Moseley and then turned the gun on himself.

According to reports, on Monday morning Hayes called boxer Floyd Mayweather on FaceTime, angered because of allegations that Moseley had been unfaithful to him with rapper Trey Songz. Hayes had once been signed to Mayweather’s record label Philthy Rich Records. He told the boxer that he was going to kill his wife. Mayweather pleaded him not to go through with it and while doing so allegedly witnessed the murder.

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Author:  Sev [ Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:38 pm ]
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Nothing on rectal rehydration?
You are slipping my boy. :P

Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:53 am ]
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NO ! (nothing more to say !)

Cow dung for indigestion, urine for pimples: Vishwa Hindu Parishad's guide to a healthy life
by FP Staff Dec 15, 2014 16:15 IST

Cow urine may soon be the most sought-after product in the world, given that it can almost cure everything.Or so claim some cow lovers.
A few days after a BJP MP said that cow urine can be a better insecticide than chemical ones, thus preventing farmer suicides, Vishwa Hindu Parishad has launched an array of products made from cow urine and cow dung.
At a rally organised by Bharatiya Gau Kranti Manch in Bhopal as part of a nationwide campaign seeking death sentence for cow slaughter on Sunday, speakers said that cow milk can even reduce corruption, reported Indian Express. "Even when he was 120 years old, Lord Krishna looked like a 12-year-old because his soap was made from cow dung, the speakers said. What more? "Once you consume cow milk you won’t commit any crime. "
In fact, they say, "Bharat will become Independent in true sense only when cow gets the respect it deserves."
Yes, that's how important cows are.

And the importance of cows doesn't end there. Cure for pimples? Use cow dung. Want white teeth? Cow dung is the solution. Indigestion? Much on some cow dung. The VHP claims that their products are way more superior than the ones available in the market.
“The use of gau mutra in medicines and beauty products will help farmers and prevent them from selling cows. Ayurveda talks about use of cow dung to prevent pimples. But people are reluctant to use dung, which is why we are making beauty products out of it,” VHP leader Venkatesh Abdeo told Asian Age. ... 50279.html

Author:  Jack Flanagan [ Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:16 pm ]
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"Keep your eyes on your fries"

McDonald's Japan rations fries as U.S. West Coast port dispute drags on
TOKYO Mon Dec 15, 2014 8:51pm EST

(Reuters) - McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd has embarked on the emergency measure of only offering small-sized french fries to customers as a protracted labor dispute at U.S. West Coast ports has contributed to long delays in imports.

The fast-food chain said it was importing more than 1,000 tonnes of frozen fries by air, which began arriving last Monday and had begun routing another 1,600 tonnes through ports on the U.S. East Coast which should begin arriving in late January.

Those steps alone, however, are not sufficient to prevent a shortage.

"Unfortunately without this sales restriction step, we would run the danger of running out of fries at some of our stores around the end of the year or beginning of the new year," said McDonald's Japan spokeswoman Kokoro Toyama. ... EnoughNews

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