Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sausage Everywhere!

Two trucks crashed in Wisconsin leaving sausages scattered all over the road.

DeWitt Road, where many of the boxes of meat spilled, will remain closed for an undetermined amount of time during cleanup, according to Sheboygan County sheriff's Lt. Chad Broeren.

The two semitrailer trucks were southbound on I-43 when one hit the rear of the other. The first semi continued southbound and eventually pulled off the roadway. But the collision sent the second semi into a guard rail, then a bridge face before it rolled several times down the embankment. It came to rest under I-43 on DeWitt Road after spilling its entire load of meat products.

I wonder what they'll do with that sausage now. I know my dogs would love it.

Scientist gets hot, swims with lion

A zoologist in South Africa enjoys swimming and sleeping with wild (and dangerous) animals.

With his unusual methods, he has developed some exceptionally personal bonds with his students, playing, sleeping and even swimming with animals. Taking a well deserved swim in the Crocodile River, just south of the Magaliesburg mountains, Mr Richardson, 34, was joined by Meg the lioness.

Weighing a staggering 185 kg this boisterous tawny lioness playfully splashed around with the experienced behaviourist.

"We went swimming purely for Meg's enrichment," Mr Richardson said.

"That's one of the reasons I believe my animals are so relaxed.

"Those who like it go for swims, others go for walks in the greater area and others just prefer to go and chill under a tree in the middle of the park."

Someday his family is going to be shocked and suprised when one of those lions eats him for dinner.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Woman arrested for drugging her bosses coffee

An Arkansas woman has been been arrested after she put tranquilizers in her bosses coffee because she thought he needed to chill out.

Police said the 24-year-old woman admitted to detectives that she slipped the drugs into veteranarian John Duckett's drink. Officers said Duckett knew something was wrong shortly after drinking some of the coffee Tuesday morning.

Officers said the woman cleaned the cages at the the Reynolds Road Animal Clinic.

I bet they are both wonderful people.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Boy finds drug money, gives it away at school

A Minnesota boy who found thousands of dollars on the side of the road gave it away to his friends and teachers.

When asked how he got the $100 bills, the student first said it was his allowance. He later said he found it in a ditch — and led police to a spot by a highway where they also found marijuana and scales.

The boy, described as learning disabled, gave away about $11,000 of the nearly $18,000 in the bag. Law officers collected the money from students and from the school bus aide, who had reported that someone slipped $1,200 into her bag.

I hope no one comes after the kid. How sweet is he. The police are not planning on charging him with anything.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Craft store pulls quilt magzine because it's too racy

A craft store has pulled an issue of Quilters Home magazine because it features nudity.

The Hudson, Ohio, based chain declined to comment on removing the January/February issue of the magazine from shelves but said the stores will continue to carry future issues, the Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday.

New Jersey-based quilting aficionado Mark Lipinski, who put together the controversial Quilter's Home issue, said the images in the magazine, including nude pictures, a quilt of a gun-toting Jesus and a Viagra-themed quilt, are meant to challenge the idea that all quilters are conservative older women.

"All the other quilting magazines you see are tea parties, and we're more like a cocktail party," Lipinski said. "Everyone loves a cocktail party."

A Viagra themed quilt? Now that's funny.

Man steals car to go to court

And Ohio man stole a car so that he could report to court to be arraigned for theft.

Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Betsy Sundermann said John Spinnie, 42, allegedly stole a Chevrolet Uplander so he could drive to his 9 a.m. Tuesday arraignment at the Hamilton County Justice Center on charges of stealing $1,800 worth of jewelry, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Wednesday.

Sundermann said Spinnie was pulled over by a Cincinnati police officer before he reached the courthouse and was arrested on a charge of receiving stolen property. The suspect claimed an unknown man had allowed him to use the car for a $10 fee.

Yeah, we believe you, it was a one armed man wasn't it.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Dog was not stolen, he was hiding

A dog that was reported stolen in Michigan has been found, hiding in his owners house.

The owner of Zeus, the $2500 Chihuahua, told Troy Police today the dog was found later Saturday, hiding in his home on Wolverine after a break-in overnight, Troy Lt. Chuck Pappas said.

The owner originally reported Zeus stolen, along with a laptop computer and a shotgun.

I don't think Zeus is a very good watchdog. Sounds more like a scardykat.

Naked Karate Fighter Arrested

A Pennsylvania man was arrested for trying to start a naked Karate fight.

Gary Jones, 47, pleaded guilty to a first-degree misdemeanor charge. Three children less than 16 years of age were among those who saw him walk out of his house naked, The (Hanover, Pa.) Evening Sun reported Tuesday.

Jones, of Gettysburg, was sentenced to one month in jail followed by two months of house arrest and 21 months of probation. He was also ordered to avoid contact with his neighbors and to pay a $200 fine.

Police said Jones emerged naked from his home after consuming alcohol Aug. 1 and approached neighbors Dennis Hucks, Gary Kerns and Andrea Orndorff while Huck's three children played nearby. He told the men that he knew karate and asked if any of them wanted to fight.

Jones allegedly told officers that he knew leaving his house naked was illegal, but he came out anyway because he is a "serious martial artist."

I'm sure he is. And really, he's 47? I'd expect this type of behavior from a 20 year old (who would probably have less wrinkles).

Monday, March 9, 2009

Crazy chimp impresses researchers with his planning ability

A crazy chimp in Sweden has impressed researches with his planning ability by stockpiling rocks to throw at zoo visitors.

According to a report in the journal Current Biology, the 31-year-old alpha male started building his weapons cache in the morning before the zoo opened, collecting rocks and knocking out disks from concrete boulders inside his enclosure. He waited until around midday before he unleashed a "hailstorm" of rocks against visitors, the study said.

"These observations convincingly show that our fellow apes do consider the future in a very complex way," said the author of the report, Lund University Ph.D. student Mathias Osvath. "It implies that they have a highly developed consciousness, including lifelike mental simulations of potential events."

They will one day take over the world! (You'd know that if you've ever seen Planet of the Apes).

Man pays electric bill in pennies

A Virginia man who was upset over his high electric bill showed up to pay his bill with over 29,000 pennies.

John Almany of Bristol said he and his brother, Gary, concocted the plan of using pennies to pay the large bill in January and contacted several banks to raise the right amount of change, the Bristol (Va.) Herald-Courier reported Monday.

"I called some nearby banks to see if I could exchange cash for pennies," Almany said. "We got all the way to the Ws in the phone book. One bank gave me $170 in pennies and the other $123."

Almany said he and his brother loaded the loose pennies into two duffel bags, which together weighed 170 pounds, and brought them to the Bristol Virginia Utilities office.

"We pulled into BVU about 2 (p.m.) and took the bags of unrolled pennies to the pay counter," Almany said. "To make my case better, I noticed a man just paid cash right before me. I laid my bill on the counter and told the lady, 'Here is my bill and I'm here to pay every penny of it."'

Because that's the way to make your electric company have lower costs, tie up their employees counting your bill. That's not cute or funny, that's just stupid.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Radio station shut down for telling listeners where to buy pot

Authorities in Florida have shut down a radio station for telling listeners where to buy drugs and prostitutes.

Authorities say the "Street Heat" broadcast included live advertisements for criminal gangs and discussions of where to buy drugs and find prostitutes.

Balthazard Senat and Christopher Robert Roth were arrested Friday and charged with unauthorized transmission and possession of cannabis with intent to deliver. Officials say Roth was a DJ for the radio station.

Wonder what their listeners will do now.

Man breaks out of jail, robs store then breaks back into jail

A man in Florida is accused of breaking out of jail, robbing a local store and then trying to break back into jail.

Harry Jackson, 25, of St. Marys, Fla., was arrested Saturday entering the jail with 14 packs of cigarettes allegedly stolen from Snappy Foods about a block away, said Sheriff Tommy Gregory.

Jackson allegedly escaped by using wire from a broom to unlock an electronic door in the jail, Gregory said, adding Jackson has been charged with escape and burglary.

He at least could have stolen some beer.