Six girls at a rural high school were charged with homicide conspiracy after their principal found a list of 300 names and officials discovered online postings suggesting they kill people, authorities said Thursday.
School officials said the list, discovered in a classroom trash can, mostly named students and faculty members but also included Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey and the Energizer bunny.
You probably see ice just about everyday—but not in a big block that has fallen from the sky and totaled a parked car. The damaged car, a Ford Mustang, belongs to Carlos Javage’s son.
But it happened on Hilldrop Court in Town 'n Country around 9:30 Sunday morning. Neighbors woke up to something they never thought they’d see. “Came out to find a large piece of ice sitting on the car, and ice all over the place,” said neighbor John Young.
A Sanford mother says she will never be able to hold her newborn because an Orlando hospital performed a life-altering surgery and, she claims, the hospital refuses to explain why they left her as a multiple amputee.
The woman filed a complaint against Orlando Regional Healthcare Systems, she said, because they won't tell her exactly what happened. The hospital maintains the woman wants to know information that would violate other patients' rights.
The hospital, in a letter, wrote that if she wanted to find out exactly what happened, she would have to sue them.
Sacha Baron Cohen, creator of the hit comic character Borat, has been named one of Britain's most powerful men on a list that puts him one place behind Prince William.
The 35-year-old comedian debuted in 19th place on GQ magazine's annual list, announced on Monday. The publication said the ranking showed men "shaping the fabric and direction of the nation" over the next 12 months and beyond.
Cohen won a Golden Globe for his performance as a boorish Kazakh journalist in the surprise box office hit "Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan". The film incensed Kazakh authorities who said it portrayed Kazakhs as bigoted, oafish and primitive.
A teenager who sued the city after claiming a police officer forced her to do jumping jacks while topless has reached a $35,000 settlement, officials said. The City Council unanimously approved the settlement Thursday, City Manager Tom Bonfield said.
Officer Shawn Patrick Shields found the girl, then 16, and a 19-year-old man together in a parked car in April 2003. Shields ordered the two teens out of the car, then told them he could arrest them for lewd and lascivious behavior, authorities said.
The girl told investigators that Shields told her to perform five topless jumping jacks, which she said she did as he shone his flashlight on her.
Demodex folliculorum, or the demodicid, is a tiny mite, less than 0.4 mm long, that lives in your pores and hair follicles, usually on the nose, forehead, cheek, and chin, and often in the roots of your eyelashes.
Demodicids have a wormlike appearance, with legs that are mere stumps. People with oily skin, or those who use cosmetics heavily and don't wash thoroughly, have the heaviest infestations ... but most adults carry a few demodicids. Inflammation and infection often result when large numbers of these mites congregate in a single follicle.
1) You get EVERY GAME EVER MADE under Licensed 2) ALL 670 games are in Good-to-Mint Condition !!! 3) No Permanent markings on ANY of my games 4) No Stickers on ANY of my games
* Just a footnote: Try finding Cowboy Kid, Bubble Bobble 2, Stadium Events, TMNT Part 4, Contra Force, Casino Kid 2, All 4 Dragon Warriors, All 6 Megaman, Flintstones Surprise at Dinosaur Peak, Snow Brothers, The Jetsons, Little Samson, Ms PacMan NAMCO, PacMan NAMCO, RC ProAM 2, Zombie Nation, and all the other big name and rare games all in one shot and ALL in Great Condition ... It's HERE
Have you ever heard of Porn and Pancakes at church? That event will happen next month at a church in Wayne County and the advertisements are already up. There is a billboard on Route 104 that says people are talking about porn and pancakes.
It's an event that will be held at Living Word Assembly of God Church in the town of Ontario, next month. The discussion is being advertised as an honest discussion about pornography.
It's a sad life being an outdated media format like the vinyl record. Once you were hi-tech and new with amazing sound... now everyone shuns you in favor of soulless shiny metallic discs. Is that the treatment a true audio pioneer deserves?
Don't let your vinyl die a slow an lonely death moldering in your basement for years. Liberate it digitally with the Numark USB Turntable. Simply plug this high-quality turntable into the USB port on your PC (Windows or Mac) and use the included Audacity software to rip your vinyl directly to MP3 (or WAV format) for playback on all your newfangled devices like the iPod. You can even use the Audacity software to give your vinyl a digital facelift by removing unsightly clicks and pops.
If you travel overseas (or just want to look like someone who travels overseas) this watch will keep your time perfectly in sync with the official atomic time.
The receiver inside the All-in-one Atomic Time Watch can receive the NIST time signal originating in Fort Collins, CO to keep your watch accurate within the U.S. In addition it can receive similar atomic time signals originating in Japan (the JJY time signal), England (the MSF time signal) and Germany (DCF77).
How many times have you told your love that you would cut off an arm for them? Or give them a kidney or your own blood if they needed it to survive?
Well, cutting off an arm is easy, but foolish. And giving blood or a kidney is noble, but could pose a big problem if you don't share the same blood type.
What would happen, you wonder? It's very simple - your loved one's blood antibodies would bind to too many antigens in your donor blood causing the erythrocytes of your love to burst. That's right, their blood would explode!
New Jersey has warned squirrel hunters near a toxic waste dump about consuming the critters because they could be contaminated with lead.
It is the first time the state has cautioned Ringwood residents - many who are members of the Ramapough Mountain Indian tribe who hunt and fish in the area - about their squirrel intake, said Tom Slater, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Senior Services.
This is the factory in Sárvár/Hungary, which manufactured everything except for the actual board logic, which had been made in the Zalaegerszeg factory. The TSOP has already been flashed at Zalaegerszeg; but the EEPROM will be written by XMTAXBOX during hard disk duplication.
As part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 Congress changed the starting date for Daylight Savings Time from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March, effective 2007 - that’s March 11 this year.
If you’re on a Mac, all is well provided you update to OS X 10.4.6 or later (one more excuse, er, reason to upgrade to Leopard when it comes out!).
If you keep track of meetings with a PDA or one of the plethora of online calendars…well, good luck. It’s going to be interesting, to say the least, to see which of them manages to make the changeover correctly this year.
It won’t be a disaster of Y2K proportions (oh, wait, that didn’t actually happen), but some people are certainly going to be an hour late to things.
Notice the effect of the following Dear John love letter with different punctuation:
Dear John: I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind, thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you. I have no feelings whatsoever when we're apart. I can be forever happy --will you let me be yours? Gloria
Dear John: I want a man who knows what love is . All about you are generous, kind, thoughtful people, who are not like you. Admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me. For other men, I yearn. For you, I have no feelings whatsoever. When we're apart, I can be forever happy. Will you let me be? yours, Gloria
If you're looking for a new home and have $155 million to spare, you could be the proud owner of the world's most expensive abodes.
Forbes.com, the online site of Forbes magazine, on Thursday said timber and real estate baron Tim Blixseth has just upped the ante in the price of the world's most expensive home, planning to build and sell a home for $155 million.
The 10-bedroom mansion will sit on 160 acres and will come with a private gondola-like chairlift that will carry residents to the Yellowstone Club's private ski slopes, an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, and a home movie theater, and it is fully furnished.
Mozart, an iguana with an erection that has lasted for over a week, will have his penis amputated in the next couple of days.
Veterinarians at Antwerp's Aquatopia had sought to treat the animal's problem, but decided removal was the only solution because of the risk of infection. The good news for Mozart and his mates is that male iguanas have two penises.
Mozart, sitting on the shoulders of his keeper as camera crews focused on his red, swollen erection, seemed unperturbed by the news.
I wasn't the only one staring. The mannequins -- one wearing a tight white bikini and the other a flirty miniskirt and a T-shirt tied at the waist -- were modeled after women who'd had breast augmentation surgery and gone in for DDDD cups.
These buxom Fiberglas beauties weren't in a head shop or an adult video store, but rather at Deco Denim, a family-owned Miami retail group specializing in brand-name denim and casual wear.
Studies going back over 50 years have repeatedly arrived at the same conclusion -- racists have lower IQs than non-racists. The average intelligence quotient (IQ) of all members of the human race is 100 on the Stanford-Binet scale, as illustrated in the bell curves in the figure below.
The average IQ of racists is up to 4 IQ points less than this (Montagu 1952 & 1988, Allport 1946, Frenkel-Brunswick and Sanford 1945). The reasons this is true are not entirely clear. Does racism attract the unintelligent or do the unintelligent default into racist mentalities?
So you think that car salesman and dealerships have overcome their oft-deserved reputation for being sleazy? After reading this story, our semi-restored faith in the process of buying a car has been decimated.
Eleven dealership employees at the Huling Brothers dealership in West Seattle took part in an elaborate scam to take advantage of a 60-year old man with obvious mental deficiencies. When the man, soaked in his own urine, entered the dealership and told the car salesman that he had over $100K in cash in his home, the wheels of the scam machine went into full-gear and he left the dealership with an expensive truck .
While some lucky person may win a brand new 1957 Plymouth in the year 2007, the winner has several other prizes to look forward to, among them a $100 trust fund accruing interest until the year 2007.
Included with the Plymouth is a 5 gallon can of gasoline, a jar of Oklahoma crude oil, and in the glovebox, fourteen bobby pins, a ladies compact plastic rain cap, several combs, a tube of lipstick, pack of gum, facial tissues $2.73 in bills and coins and a pack of cigarettes with matches - all items that might have been found in a woman's purse circa 1957.
Organizers of a coming-out party for a buried 1957 Plymouth Belvedere could use some help. The car, which was buried in brand-new condition under the lawn of the Tulsa County Courthouse in 1957, is scheduled to be unearthed June 15 as part of the Oklahoma Centennial.
Vanity Fair 2006 Year in Photos. The image reminds me of how New York was depicted in the film A.I. (Artificial Intelligence). There's also an picture of what Washington D.C. might look like if the Greenland ice sheet melted completely. Compelling stuff.
An administrative judge has denied unemployment benefits to a woman who was fired from her job for keeping a journal detailing her efforts to avoid work.
Emmalee Bauer, 25, of Elkhart, was employed by the Sheraton hotel company as a sales coordinator in Des Moines. While on the job, she kept a handwritten journal. A supervisor told her to stop writing on company time, but instead, Bauer wrote her journal, all 300 single-spaced pages, on her work computer.
In the journal, portions of which were introduced during a recent hearing regarding Bauer's request for unemployment, Bauer describes her efforts to avoid work.
Screw the limited edition signed collector's Vista plate set with matching flatware and signed Bill Gates lithograph, China's already rocking it black market style with Vista knocks on the shelves in two CD sets.
The software, which is already purchasable for the low, low price of about $2.50, is thought to be the Frankenbuild version or some other hack of beta code to get around the activation process. Either way, it's unlikely to be going anywhere but home with Chinese consumers. Which kind of begs the question: even though dumping is generally frowned upon, at what point will Microsoft cut its losses and just sell the software for less cash in markets where the median income is proportionately grossly less than that that of its country of origin?
P.S. -Props to the box designer that left the trademark symbols next to Microsoft and Vista; we tip our hats to your sense of irony.
THEY are not allowed to scratch, gouge or pull each other’s hair, but the women fighters of North America’s newest professional sport wield a potentially punishing weapon: a standard fibre-filled bed pillow.
Hundreds of New Yorkers were queueing up on Friday night for the US debut of the Pillow Fight League (PFL), a Canadian invention that sounds like a male fantasy but is threatening to become a popular sport for women who enjoy behaving badly.
From its beginnings in a Canadian nightclub last year, the PFL (slogan: “Fight like a girl”) has suddenly turned into a cult attraction with 22 fighting members, an official (male) referee and a list of rules that forbid punching, low blows and “rude, lewd or suggestive behaviour”. It is also an offence to stuff a brick in a pillow.
“I decided to put my name to this bike as I originally dreamed of it for myself”. This is how Claudio Castiglioni, the Managing Director referred to the new F4 that now carries his initials “CC”.
The boss of MV did what any of us might well have done and gave in to his inner instincts, gave in to the temptation to create a motorbike, not just to meet strategic market needs, but to create something really special, something truly magnificent - just for the sake of it.
To create the F4CC project, he obviously utilized everything at his disposal; exclusive materials and the latest technology to attain the utmost in performance.
Crikey! A talking "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin action figure that has his recorded voice reciting his signature phrase will go on sale nationwide next month.
"Holy Guacamole!" it says at one point. "Do you see that? It's a giant golden orb spider and she's built her web right across our path! It's super sticky for catching small birds and bats. Let's not disturb it."
With the blessing of his widow, the 39-piece Steve Irwin Wildlife Adventure Series as well as plush toys and educational items will launch next month at the 2007 International Toy Fair in New York, toy maker K&M International said.
Amsterdam's red-light district will soon get a new attraction: a statue to honor prostitutes around the world.
The statue, designed by artist Els Rijerse, will likely be unveiled at the end of March, Dutch news agency ANP reported.
"In many countries, prostitutes struggle and people have no respect for them whatsoever. The statue is meant to give all those men and women strength," Mariska Majoor, a former prostitute who commissioned the statue, told ANP.
The two-lane road meanders for about a mile through open land primed for development. In the distance, houses with fresh paint and new sod peek out from behind transplanted trees.
The road was built so residents in bustling New Tampa could get from Hillsborough to Pasco County without having to take traffic-clogged Bruce B. Downs Boulevard. But at the end of the road, named Kinnan Street, sit barricades and weeds. Sixty feet away, across the county line, is another road, which was supposed to connect and complete the path to Pasco.
But the two roads might never meet, leaving the street a worthless $2.2-million road to nowhere.
THE drama backstage at "Grey's Anatomy" is threatening to dwarf the one on-screen. The incident was thought to be dead and buried until last Monday night at the Golden Globes when Washington vehemently denied called Knight a "faggot" during an on-set argument with another actor, co-star Patrick Dempsey.
"No, I did not call T.R. a faggot," Washington told reporters at a press conference right after the awards show. "Never happened, never happened."
This bit of art is guaranteed to raise a giggle at a Mayfair gallery exhibition. German artist Sandro Porcu, 40, has installed the tickling bed, complete with revolving ostrich feathers, for members of the public to try out.
The work, called Bed, was an instant hit when it went on display at the Alexia Goethe gallery in Dover Street last night. It is part of the Story exhibition, which also features sculptures, film and photography on the theme of telling stories.
A gallery spokesman said: "Every work in this show inspires a multitude of stories involving the personalties and memories of both viewers and artists."
What do you get when you cross Australian beach culture with a desire to remain clothed in a way acceptable to Muslim women? If you're designer Aheda Zanetti, you get what she says is the world's first two-piece Islamic swimsuit, the burkini.
While other Islamic swimsuits exist, Zanetti says her light-weight, head-to-ankle costumes are the first to be streamlined down to a two-piece suit incorporating a head covering.
With Australian beaches full of girls in skimpy bikinis and revealing one-pieces, there was a "hole in the market that needed to be filled" for more modest beachwear, she said.
While returning the bright pink sweater your aunt gave you for the holidays may hurt her feelings, it's certainly not unusual. Retailers expect that nearly 9 percent of gifts will be returned from the holiday season -- a disappointment to sales? Yes. Illegal? No.
There is, however, an immoral and often illegal phenomenon that's costing retailers billions of dollars and, in turn, making shopping more expensive and inconvenient for all of us: return fraud. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), "Criminals commonly take advantage of companies' return policies to receive cash for stolen merchandise, launder money or return an item after it has been used."
This return fraud cost retailers an estimated $3.5 billion during the 2006 holiday season, and a full $9.6 billion for the entire year, according to NRF. Some estimates even say return fraud amounts to $16 billion in losses to retailers each year.
The 2006 Cadillac Presidential Limousine is a hand-crafted and armored version of the Cadillac DTS (DeVille Touring Sedan) stretch sedan for the President of the United States. The new Cadillac DTS was first used during the second inauguration of George W. Bush in the January 20, 2005 parade.
The vehicle was custom built by O'Gara, Hess, and Eisenhart, armored vehicle builders who have been building armored presidential limousines since the 1960s. The base platform is a Cadillac DTS, but little of the original vehicle remains.
For example, DeVille's flush-style door handles have been replaced by a loop-type design apparently borrowed from the 1992-99 generation Buick LeSabre, doubling as grab-handles for the United States Secret Service agents running alongside the car. Exterior examination suggests that the head/tail lights, and the wreath-and-crest emblem atop the grille are some of the few stock components.
A Detroit man with a record of breaking store windows to satisfy a fetish for female mannequins faces up to life in prison if convicted on the latest charge against him.
Ronald A. Dotson, 39, is charged with attempted breaking and entering after police say he broke a display window Oct. 9 at a cleaning supply store in a failed effort to get at a female mannequin dressed in a black-and-white French maid's outfit.
Dotson's criminal history includes at least six breaking and entering convictions involving female mannequins over the past 13 years and stints in state prison.
Of the "pale blue dot," astronomer Carl Sagan said, "That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.
The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar,' every 'supreme leader,' every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam."
During the past decade, many bright spots have been seen on Uranus, in both red and near-infrared filters. But this is the first dark spot ever seen on the planet. A team led by Lawrence Sromovsky of the University of Wisconsin and including Kathy Rages of the SETI Institute, Heidi Hammel of the Space Science Institute (Boulder, CO), and Patrick Fry of U. Wisconsin, observed the dark spot on Aug. 23 using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).
Other images taken a day later also show the dark spot near Uranus’ limb, a sure sign that the spot had a lifetime of at least several days. In fact, we can be sure the spot had a lifetime of at least two months. A team led by Mark Showalter of the SETI Institute also has been observing Uranus with Hubble in an effort to understand the planet’s rings and satellites. Some of their images taken on June 16 show the dark spot, two months prior to its discovery.
If you stand on the corner of Regent Street and Wigmore Street in central London, you are within five miles of 164 branches of Starbucks. This is a fact that is liable to provoke sudden dizziness, followed by a deep, soul-corroding fear for the future of humankind, sending you scuttling to your bedroom to throw yourself, sobbing, underneath a pillow - although this won't help much either, since that pillow itself is within five miles of 158 branches of Starbucks, if it's my bedroom you're in, which, now I come to think of it, I hope you aren't.
You can calculate your personal "Starbucks density" on the company's website (Starbucks.com/locator), but be warned: any figure you come up with now will soon be out of date. Yesterday, the company announced a massive UK expansion, focused on London, where it expects to open new outlets at the rate of one a fortnight over the next 10 years.
Big breasts always attract men’s attention despite the fact that the female body is a beautiful thing even without the big enhancements. In case you really need to know whether you are dealing with the real McCoy, here are a few pointers…
Unnatural shape - Most breasts aren't perfect orbs and they usually aren't identical. Be on the lookout for the way they hold in place as she moves around (especially her arms), and how they stay almost the same dimension - instead of flattening out - whether she reaches back or even stretches. Furthermore, when she bends over, you should see them fall if they're real.
Bubbly look - On the topic of odd breast shapes, the top of her breasts are bubbled up - just like bubble butts. Fake boobs defy gravity, so they might look like they're bubbling up. Natural breasts follow a more natural sliding curve line from top to bottom.
Overly firm - Real breasts are mostly fat, which gives them a jiggle quality; if they look more like solid muscle, you may be in the presence of a pair of fake ones.
Standing tall - Breasts should be at about armpit height. But some bad breast jobs start them way too high on the chest, as if she's got two flotation devices strapped to her chin.
Too far apart - If you can fit your fist between her breasts, they're probably fake. The doctor should have scraped the pectoral tendons to give them a more natural emplacement, but didn't.
Asymmetrical nipples - True, you don't always see nipples through clothes, but if she's wearing a see-through top, a really tight shirt, or even if it's just a little cold out, take a glance at them. Nipples are seldom perfect, but a bad boob job may put them too high, too low, or not pointing in the same direction.
Stretch marks - This usually stems from the surgery. Skin stretches as we grow, but stretched skin can also leaves marks - usually little red lines. If she went too big or her doctor wasn't that great, you might spot the stretch marks.
Disproportional body - You can usually tell if her breasts are fake by comparing it to the rest of her body.
We’re all for personalizing cars, but we’re not sure how we feel about this Hummer H3 boarded-up with faux wood paneling. Many of us were privately hoping that we were rid of the whole “They forgot to take it all the way out of the shipping container!” school of styling, but then we came upon this plasti-wood specimen last week in front of a Ypsilanti sub shop.
Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968) was born Michael Luther King, Jr., but later had his name changed to Martin.
At the age of thirty-five, Martin Luther King, Jr., was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize. When notified of his selection, he announced that he would turn over the prize money of $54,123 to the furtherance of the civil rights movement.
On the evening of April 4, 1968, while standing on the balcony of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was to lead a protest march in sympathy with striking garbage workers of that city, he was assassinated.
Self-cleaning fabrics could revolutionize the sport apparel industry. The technology, created by scientists working for the U.S. Air Force, has already been used to create t-shirts and underwear that can be worn hygenically for weeks without washing.
The new technology attaches nanoparticles to clothing fibers using microwaves. Then, chemicals that can repel water, oil and bacteria are directly bound to the nanoparticles. These two elements combine to create a protective coating on the fibers of the material.
Kelly Osbourne has told World Weekly that she would pose in Playboy, if asked: "I'd go fully nude, but I'd have to have some airbrushing on my tits." I can hardly imagine anyone spending actual money to buy a copy of Playboy to check out Kelly Osbourne.
If you want to save some cash and see an equivalent body, go to Seaworld and have a boo at some of the tank features. The only time I would even consider looking at Kelly Osbourne's massive glob of a body is if she was donkey punched unconscious by the entire offensive line of the New Orlean Saints. I'd rather see Ozzy Osbourne naked than look at Kelly Osbourne and her jiggly circus of gelatinous goth goop.
Has Sony gone mad? Prominent adult movie producer Digital Playground (site) says it is forced to use HD DVD instead of Blu-ray, because Sony does not allow XXX-rated movies to be released on Blu-ray.
It does not matter how you stand to porn. It is here and it is a massive business. It is also an industry that is an early adopter for new media technology. VHS might not have won with out the adult film industry adopting it.
German Heise has interviewed Joone the founder of Digital Playgrounds at the AVN 2007 show in Las Vegas. Joone says actually said last year he is committed to Blu-ray. Now they announced four HD DVD titles in the United States. In the interview Joone says he was forced to use HD DVD, because no Blu-ray disc manufacturer would make his discs, because Sony was against it and they would loose their license.
Cisco Systems, with Chief Executive John Chambers, sued Apple Inc. in federal court on Wednesday, claiming that Cisco owns the iPhone trademark. Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs unveiled the long awaited Apple iPhone at the MacWorld trade show in San Francisco on Tuesday, but Cisco claims that Apple does not have the right to use the name 'iPhone'.
Founder and President, Sondra Joy explains, “Our mission is to educate people about responsible pet ownership through our events and example. We will work hard to raise money and awareness for Animal rescue groups, to help them so that they can continue to rescue unwanted and abandoned animals, provide them with medical care, rehabilitation and foster homes until caring adoptive homes can be found.”
Featuring: Kitten de Ville and Bridget, Sabina Kelly and Bella, Amanda MacKay and Thrasher, Go-Go Amy and Turtle, Jillian Ann and Mimi, Miss Tayva and Bono, Sandee Betty and Lucky Jr, Sugar (Jessica Kiper) and Major P. Pants, Amity and Juanito, Lola Ford and Lula Bell, Kandie Caine and Sir Avalon, Arianna Rowley and Ava Blue!
The largest skateboard ramp in the world can be found on a 12-acre farm north of San Diego among the green foothills of the San Marcos Mountains. Pilots routinely adjust their flight paths for a closer look, which is as good a way as any to sum up the scale of the Mega Ramp. The wooden structure is longer than a football field, as tall as an eight-story building, with a creek bed running through a 70-foot breach.
On a recent sunny afternoon, the ramp’s owner, Bob Burnquist, a renowned 30-year-old professional skateboarder from Brazil, peered over the side to treetops below and said: “I’m not afraid of falling. I’m afraid I might jump.”
Approximately 360 feet long, the ramp is 75 feet high at its apex. That is where riders begin their run, speeding down a 180-foot-long roll-in to a ramp that launches them across a 70-foot gap with trapeze netting below. Landing on a 27-foot sloped section, they then boost up to 50 feet above the ground from a 30-foot quarterpipe. A shorter route begins with a 55-foot-tall platform leading to a 50-foot gap, and the 30-foot quarterpipe.
What's in a name? Before Michael Buday married his fiancée, Diana Bijon, he decided to honor her family by bucking tradition and taking her last name. But, it wasn't so easy.
Under California state law, he needed to pay more than $300, go to court, file a petition, and publicly advertise his name change for four weeks in a local newspaper. If he had simply gone along with tradition, it would have cost only $50 to $80.
“BELLIES, bogies and boobies” - just three of the reasons schoolchildren love calculators. And to celebrate Casio’s billionth calculator leaving the production line, the firm has released a list of the favourite words that can be written on the display and read when turned upside down.
Old favourites boobies (or 5318008), gobbles (5378806) and boogie (316008) make the list as do more obscure ones including Esso (0553) and Shell Oil (71077345). More modern words are also being written on calculators in classrooms today, such as Google (376006) and blog (6078).
A German woman is suing a foster agency, after her teenage foster son ruined valuable naked photos of her - by comitting an act of self-love all over them.
Marietta Anton, 50, who now lives in Portugal's Algarve, was 25 when she was photographed naked by her boyfriend at the time, Sigmar Polke. After they split Polke went on to become a world famous artist, and the old pictures were valued at over £35,000.
But when Anton's 15-year-old foster son Mehmet found the old snaps, he thought he had unearthed a secret porn stack, and proceeded to do what teenage boys will do.
"A long, long time ago in a land far, far away, where no one can go, but all thoughts can stray, there lived a dying king. The dying king had a wish, that his son, prince Martin, should marry before his death. And so a great ball was held, and all the ladies of the land invited."
It could almost be a fairy tale version of our very own Sexiest Geeks contest. In fact, it's the opening lines of a short story penned by our Sexiest Geek for 2006, as chosen by Wired News readers. It turns out Lada Adamic is as irresistible and multitalented as the hero of the above-mentioned tale (which is sort of sexy itself in between the random disturbing bits -- we were thrilled to discover our winner is an author whose key plot device is ... sex contests).
It's not quite a hoverboard, but Sony looks to be set to take at least two wheels of the venerable earthbound skateboard (and apparently make up for them in size), if this recent patent its been granted is any indication.
Known only as the "vehicle steerable by movement of center of gravity" for the time being, the board appears to be fairly similar in operation to the Segway, with the carrot-nosed rider simply required to lean slightly in the direction s/he wants to go to get the wheels' independent electric motors into gear.
Those worried about the prospect of a motor-assisted face-plant will also apparently be able to opt for the relative safety of three of four wheels. Sony also seems to have other possibilities for the technology in mind, including a bicycle configuration and a two-boarded setup, with one foot controlling each. This just being a patent, of course, there's no indication as to when it'll actually be available or how much it'll cost.
A woman was charged with malicious castration for allegedly attacking a man during a Christmas party, police said. Rebecca Arnold Dawson, 34, is accused of grabbing the genitals of a 38-year-old man during a fight that erupted early Tuesday morning at a party hosted by the man's girlfriend. All three were heavily intoxicated, Lillington Police Chief Frank Powers said.
"I believe he needed more than 50 stitches to repair the damage, but he is back home at this point," police Cpl. Brad Stevens said Friday. "All we can tell you is that the injury was done with her hands. There were no weapons used."