Sunday, July 09, 2006


Errant Police Dog

He chases and catches the criminal, but just seems to want to play.

Woman Trys To Steal A Turkey

Shoplifter caught on CCTV.

Mono Match

Can you match the monobrows?

Rediscovering Your Favourite Toys

Toys from the 1970's

Fitness Regime

The Big Religion Comparison Chart

The Big Religion Chart is an attempt to summarize all the complexities of religions and belief systems into tiny little boxes on a single, quick-reference comparison chart.

Bible Flow Charts

From Bible Diagrams.

Noah's Ark Discovered in Iran?

High in the mountains of northwestern Iran, a Christian archaeology expedition has discovered a rock formation that its members say resembles the fabled Noah's ark.

The team discovered the prominent boat-shaped rocks at just over 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) on Mount Suleiman in Iran's Elburz mountain range.

It looks uncannily like wood," said Robert Cornuke, president of the Bible Archaeology Search and Exploration Institute (BASE), the Palmer Lake, Colorado-based group that launched the expedition.

Photos taken by BASE members show a prow-shaped rock outcrop, which the team says resembles petrified wood, emerging from a ridge.

With photo.

Man Runs Himself Over With His Own Car

A Chicago man is lucky to be alive after a bizarre accident. He ran himself over with his own car.

He apparently left the car running and started to unload the trunk. The car slipped into reverse and hit him.

The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He has two broken fingers and some stitches.

Send in the clowns? Don't bother, say phobics

The organisers of a rock festival have abandoned a circus theme for the event after complaints from people suffering from a fear of clowns.

Would-be festival-goers e-mailed to say they would not attend because they suffered from coulrophobia.

Organisers of the Bestival, an annual music festival on the Isle of Wight, were encouraging revellers to dress up in a circus theme for the September event. Last year 10,000 turned up as cowboys and Indians.

DJ Rob da Bank, an organiser of the event, headlined by the Scissor Sisters and Pet Shop Boys, said: "We have decided to change the fancy dress thing. We have had so many people with clown phobias contact us that I am worried everyone might end up hiding in the woods all weekend."

Polish president's twin to be Prime Minister

The twin brother of Polish President Lech Kaczynski has accepted the governing party's nomination to be the country's prime minister.

Jaroslaw Kaczynski first turned down the job after last October's elections, saying it would be wrong for the brothers to hold the two top posts.

The development will make the Kaczynski brothers the world's only twins to hold the two highest posts in any country.

Proposal etched in corn

Brian Rueckl wanted his marriage proposal to be unique.

So after a year of planning and 40 hours of work, he asked Stacy Martin to marry him Monday using a cornfield.

Rueckl, 23, had tilled a 40,000-square-foot message, "Stacy will you marry me," and two hearts into a cornfield near the Manitowoc and Kewaunee county line.

Rueckl, an employee of the Farm Service Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, used his educational background, the fact that his fiancée grew up on a farm and his love for computer-mapping programs to create the message in the 5-acre farm owned by his boss.

He had persuaded farmers to plant the corn there more densely than usual to make it easier to pick, researched corn mazes and received permission from his boss to use the field.

With spray paint and stakes as guides, Rueckl used Geographical Information System software to get the coordinates of the letters and Global Positioning System data to lay out and manually till the land, making the letters feet high and 5 feet long and the hearts 125 feet high. Tilling the message took 10 hours.

"We got bit up by mosquitoes and sunburned, but it was worth it."

And she said yes.

Miraculous escape as lightning hits girl in bed

A schoolgirl girl was lucky to be alive after a freak lightning bolt tore through the roof of her home - and struck her metal bed.

Karla Pope, 16, was trying to sleep in her first floor bedroom when one billion volt bolt hit the TV ariel on the roof.

The colossal current raced down through the roof - blowing a two-and-a-half foot hole in her bedroom ceiling - and struck her metal-framed bed. Terrified Karla was rushed to hospital suffering burns to her hands, which were touching the frame at the time of the strike.

She was also treated for head wounds caused by debris falling from the ceiling, but miraculously escaped serious injury.

With photo.

Burglar dies in armchair

Stunned Jacob Sadiq came home to find a burglar slumped dead in his favourite armchair.

The intruder, Jason Davies, 33, had collapsed after taking drugs while ransacking the property.

Davies, a career criminal, had been released from court only hours before after admitting burglary and violent behaviour at a fire station.

Wacko's Ireland move

Michael Jackson wants to move to Ireland because he wants to meet leprechauns.

'Nuff said.