Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Page 109 of 162 FirstFirst ... 95999106107108109110111112119159 ... LastLast
Results 2,161 to 2,180 of 3230

Thread: Weird But True

  1. #2161
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,640

    Default

    October 3, 2006 -- Forget air bags - invest in breast implants. A 24-year-old woman in the Bulgarian town of Ruse reportedly survived a car crash thanks to her silicone breasts. The woman blew a red light, crashing into another car. "The two cars were crumpled past recognition in the crash but the woman's silicone breasts acted as airbags and saved her life," witnesses told a local newspaper. Survival, like beauty, comes at a price, however: The implants burst in the crash.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************


  2. #2162
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Talking Speaking of implants...

    Police hunt breast enlargement cheats
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German plastic surgeon who was cheated
    out of payment by several women has given pictures of their
    enlarged breasts to police, in the hope the photos will help
    trace them.
    "The women registered under fake names," Michael Koenig, a
    surgeon in Cologne, told Bild newspaper. "After the operations,
    which lasted about an hour, they just ran away."
    "Tanja" went out for "fresh air" after 8,000-euro ($10,000)
    surgery to enlarge her breasts. "She never came back and never
    paid," Koenig said. He now plans to demand payment in advance.
    Bild published a five-column picture of Tanja's naked
    breasts. "It's probably the most unusual wanted poster police
    ever had," the newspaper wrote.
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  3. #2163
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Default

    Body found in bed 5 years after death
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian authorities have discovered the
    body of a man who apparently died at home in bed five years
    ago, a Vienna newspaper reported on Wednesday.
    The corpse of Franz Riedl, thought to have been in his late
    80s when he died, went undetected for so long because his rent
    had been paid by automatic order from the bank account into
    which he received his pension, the daily Kurier said.
    Neighbors said there was no strange smell coming from
    Riedl's apartment and authorities who found the body after a
    court order was given to enter said his body appeared to have
    "mummified" and was well preserved.
    "He had been frail and a woman had helped him," the husband
    of the apartment block's caretaker told Kurier, adding that
    mail had always piled up outside the pensioner's flat. "We
    thought he had moved in with her or gone to an old people's
    home."
    Police said they were not certain as to exactly when the
    man had died, but that they had found only schilling notes in
    the apartment -- the currency used by Austria before the
    introduction of the euro on January 1, 2002.
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  4. #2164
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Default

    Drink called "Cocaine" infuriates New York mayor
    By Amanda Cooper
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A canned energy drink called
    "Cocaine" being sold in New York grocery stores has infuriated
    the city's mayor who says its brand name celebrates the use of
    a dangerous drug.
    "I think that the bottlers ought to have their heads
    examined given that we have drug problems (particularly) among
    kids, to try to glorify something that is so destructive
    is an outrage," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg told a news
    conference Tuesday.
    The high-caffeine drink, created by Las Vegas-based Redux
    Beverages, contains no cocaine, but markets itself as "the
    legal alternative" to the real thing.
    It contains a mixture of legal stimulants like caffeine,
    guarana -- a South American seed that is a natural source of
    caffeine -- and taurine, an acidic chemical that occurs in the
    tissues of animals.
    The drink, which carries a mock health warning saying it
    can result in "excess excitement, stamina, fun and possible
    feeling of euphoria," has appeared on the shelves of at least
    five New York stores and the company uses a Web site to market
    cocktails containing the beverage.
    (Additional reporting by Joan Gralla)
    REUTERS
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  5. #2165
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Talking And now we paws for this message...

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Stage mothers for a Rottweiler and other dogs
    have sued a company called Hollywood Paws for failing to turn their
    pooches into stars.
    More than a dozen pet owners contend the company collected tens
    of thousands of dollars but never delivered on promises to get film
    and television auditions for their pets.
    "I lost a lot of money," said Rachel Armstrong, owner of
    Goliath the Rottweiler.
    Armstrong said she believed her dog had the "cool" factor that
    would get him into music videos and paid nearly $2,000 (euro1,570)
    to Hollywood Paws LLC for training.
    All she got was a rejection from "The Tyra Banks Show."
    Attorney Cynthia Mulvihill filed the suit in Superior Court last
    month.
    "Who wouldn't want to be told, 'Hey your member of the family
    is beautiful and should be in the movies'?" she asked.
    Hollywood Paws offers training in such media skills as getting a
    pooch or cat to crawl, freeze or scratch on command.
    On its Web site, the company warns: "Completing these courses
    won't guarantee that your house pet will become a screen pet."
    The business also has a talent agency and bills itself as "a
    way to effectively link animal actors and studio trainers with
    professionals in the entertainment industry looking for new
    talent."
    Hollywood Paws owner Larry Lionetti contends he never promised
    acting jobs, although he said several animals had won spots in
    commercials.
    "Everybody knows down in your town that there are actors and
    actresses waiting on tables until a part comes along," he said.
    "Who in L.A. doesn't know this?"

    (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  6. #2166
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Default

    Spain official rapped for parliament video stunt
    MADRID, Oct 2 (Reuters) - A Spanish official has been
    disciplined for allowing four pranksters to sneak into
    parliament and video themselves pretending to steal the prime
    minister's chair.
    Parliament has also contacted state prosecutors about a
    spoof video posted on the Internet which showed four hooded
    figures stealing the chair Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero
    sits on during debates, it said in a news release on Monday.
    "The prime minister's chair is still there," the parliament
    said, adding that it had disciplined one of its own officials
    for letting in the pranksters, who had been identified..
    A group calling itself Four Cats posted the video on the
    Internet at http://levantetezp.blogspot.com. It said the video
    was its contribution to a global campaign against poverty.



    REUTERS
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  7. #2167
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Default

    Medical resident charged with stealing hand from cadaver
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - An emergency medicine resident at the
    embattled Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center has been
    charged with stealing a hand from a cadaver in New Jersey and
    giving it to an exotic dancer.
    Ahmed Rashed, 26, faces up to 10 years in prison for allegedly
    nabbing the left hand of a cadaver around June 2002 while he was a
    medical student at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New
    Jersey.
    He turned himself in to New Jersey authorities Sept. 18, after
    being charged with second-degree theft, the Los Angeles Times
    reported. He is free on $1,000 (euro790) bail.
    Los Angeles County health officials said they could not comment
    on personnel matters, but confirmed Rashed is an employee at the
    medical center.
    King-Drew would have had no way of knowing about the accusations
    against Rashed when he was hired last year. The hospital, however,
    has allowed the second-year resident to continue treating patients
    since the charges were filed last month.
    Judson Hamlin, an assistant Middlesex County prosecutor, said
    police discovered the hand in a glass jar at the home of the exotic
    dancer during a separate investigation. Rashed and the dancer,
    Linda Kay, were reportedly acquaintances, the prosecutor said.

    (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  8. #2168
    MembersZone Subscriber MalahatTwo7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Loco madidus effercio in rutilus effercio.
    Posts
    12,837

    Default

    It's official: B.C. smokes the most pot
    Marijuana use outstrips tobacco among province's youth, study finds

    Richard Watts, Times Colonist Published: Thursday, October 05, 2006

    More British Columbians smoke marijuana than people anywhere else in Canada, according to a UVic study released yesterday.

    Moreover, its daily use among young people here outstrips tobacco, a majority of us want the drug decriminalized, and we report little difficulty in getting our hands on it.

    "There is more occasional and low-risk cannabis use, more tolerant attitudes, and greater availability in B.C. than in the rest of Canada," says the study from the Centre for Addictions Research of B.C., based at the University of Victoria.

    "In B.C., cannabis, like alcohol, is now regarded as a 'normal' recreational drug."

    It's also big business. The study cites estimates that the cannabis industry in B.C. accounts for one to 2.8 per cent of the provincial gross domestic product, which makes cannabis sales worth possibly as much as $3.64 billion per year.

    Meanwhile, the study, which calls cannabis "Canada's favourite illicit recreational drug," also exploded the myth of the super-potent "B.C. Bud."

    According to RCMP data from 2004, the THC content of marijuana seized in B.C. is not significantly different from that of cannabis seized in other provinces. THC is the active ingredient in cannabis.

    Many of the findings in the UVic study are based on a 2004 Canadian Addiction Survey, which found that 53 per cent of British Columbians reported having used cannabis, compared with 44 per cent of Canadians. Sixty-five per cent of British Columbians also report that it is easy to find, versus only 44 per cent in Canada as a whole.

    That last finding could stem from the fact that we also seem to grow it more.

    There were 25,014 charges for cannabis cultivation in B.C. between 1997 and 2004.

    That works out to 79 per 100,000 people, almost three times the national average of 27 per 100,000.

    One of the few categories where Canada scored higher than B.C. was in the proportion of people who want marijuana to remain illegal: 49 per cent in Canada versus only 42 per cent in B.C.

    Dr. Benedikt Fischer, one of the authors of the study, said it offers more proof the existing, law-enforcement approach to cannabis isn't working.

    "It's very categorical, black and white," Fischer said. "It says 'no use is good, any use at all is bad.' "

    Meanwhile, he said cannabis use has nearly doubled in the past 10 years.

    It would make far more sense to start reflecting public attitudes and approach cannabis use as a public-health issue rather than a strict law-enforcement issue, he said.

    Authorities should concentrate on the harmful behaviours associated with marijuana use, like driving while under its influence, rather than trying to stamp it out, he said.

    Such an approach would also be in line with public attitudes since most people want to see it remain under some legal control, even as they call for its decriminalization.

    "But there really needs to be a bit of a paradigm shift," Fischer said.

    © Times Colonist (Victoria) 2006
    If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

    "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

    "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

    Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

    impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

    IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

  9. #2169
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,640

    Default

    October 5, 2006 -- You've heard of voter apathy, but how about candidate apathy? Paul Herold, a candidate for City Council in Blaine, Mich., wants to lose. In fact, he's actively urging voters to support his opponent. Herold just landed a new job that involves travel he says will make it impossible for him to effectively serve his constituents.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  10. #2170
    Forum Member DeputyChiefGonzo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Somewhere between genius and insanity!
    Posts
    13,582

    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by E40FDNYL35
    October 5, 2006 -- You've heard of voter apathy, but how about candidate apathy? Paul Herold, a candidate for City Council in Blaine, Mich., wants to lose. In fact, he's actively urging voters to support his opponent. Herold just landed a new job that involves travel he says will make it impossible for him to effectively serve his constituents.
    I think we have found an honest politician!
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

  11. #2171
    Forum Member RspctFrmCalgary's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Now in Victoria, BC. I'm from beautiful Jasper Alberta in the heart of the Can. Rockies - will always be an Albertan at heart!
    Posts
    6,329

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    I think we have found an honest politician!

    Quick! Call Artie!! It might make up for this morning's thread tricking him!
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
    Honorary Flatlander

    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

  12. #2172
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,640

    Default

    October 6, 2006 -- Lawrence Roach of Seminole, Fla., doesn't think he should have to pay his ex-wife alimony - because she underwent sex-change surgery and is now living as a man. "It's humiliating to me," says Roach. "I'm a man, and I don't want to be paying alimony to a man. "If you can't be married to a man legally, how can you legally pay alimony to a man?"
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  13. #2173
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,640

    Default

    October 7, 2006 -- Sometimes getting in for free isn't a plus.
    Just ask the kids trying to get in to Six Flags Kentucky who've been offered free admission if they eat a live Madagascar hissing cockroach. The Halloween promotion has sparked protest complaining of both child and animal cruelty. But park officials say they've received only a "minimal" number of complaints.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  14. #2174
    FIREMAN 1st GRADE E40FDNYL35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1999
    Location
    Malingering
    Posts
    3,640

    Default

    my Yanks lost......BAD


    October 8, 2006 -- A distraught gambler took out his frustrations over a losing streak at a Florida casino by driving his truck through its front door, police said. Upset about a run of bad luck, Leonardo Marrero charged Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, a Native American casino in West Miami-Dade, causing more than $20,000 in damage. Marrero, 39, was charged with assault and reckless driving.
    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
    343
    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

  15. #2175
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Post

    Morticians brave fire to save bodies (Too bad no one could save the dead Yankees)

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Saying they wanted to spare families even
    more pain, two Indianapolis morticians went back inside their
    burning funeral home to try to save bodies.
    The pair rolled out caskets containing bodies as firefighters
    aimed their hoses at flames at the rear of the funeral home. They
    managed to retrieve three bodies before the flames became too
    intense for them to go inside. After the fired died down they
    returned for the seven remaining bodies. None was damaged.


    (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  16. #2176
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Post Backwards Ozzie?

    Reverse psychology lands driver in hot water
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian has been charged with
    reckless driving after trying to reverse 310 miles across the
    outback, local media reported on Friday.
    Police in Western Australia state were shocked when they
    saw a 23-year-old man driving in reverse along The Great
    Eastern Highway at 30 miles per hour on Thursday, said
    Australian radio.
    When police pulled the driver over he said his transmission
    had failed so he had no choice but to drive in reverse from the
    gold mining town of Kalgoorlie to Perth on the coast.
    The driver told police he had reached speeds of 50 miles
    per hour but had to slow down because he was swerving too much.
    The man was charged with reckless driving and is due to
    appear in court on Monday, said Australian Broadcasting Corp.
    radio.
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  17. #2177
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Smile Charming....I assure you!

    PATTAYA, Thailand (AP) - A Thai snake charmer kissed 19 highly
    poisonous king cobras in an attempt to set a world record Saturday.
    One by one, the cobras were released onto a stage set up in this
    Thai beach resort town, as the snake charmer, Khum Chaibuddee,
    kissed each beast and then moved onto the next.
    Security was tight, with four additional snake charmers flanking
    the stage at each corner and a medical team waiting on the
    sidelines with serum in case one of the snakes snapped, said a
    statement from Thailand's Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum in the
    resort town of Pattaya, which organized the event.
    The museum's manager, Somporn Naksuetrong, said Ripley's planned
    to submit the record attempt to the Guinness Book of World Records
    to overtake a previous record set in 1999 when an American kissed
    11 venomous snakes.
    Khum, a part-time snake charmer for more than 12 years, urged
    children and onlookers not to try the feat on their own.
    "I, myself, have been bitten several times by snakes," he said
    in a statement. "Always bear in mind the old story about the snake
    charmer who died (from being) bitten by snakes."

    (Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  18. #2178
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Talking

    Abducted by aliens? Call now for compensation
    BERLIN (Reuters) - A German lawyer hopes to drum up more
    business by pursuing state compensation claims for people who
    believe they were abducted by aliens.
    "There's quite obviously demand for legal advice here,"
    Jens Lorek told Reuters by telephone on Thursday. "The trouble
    is, people are afraid of making fools of themselves in court."
    Lorek, a lawyer based in the eastern city of Dresden who
    specializes in social and labor law, said he hoped to expand
    his client base by taking on the unusual work.
    He has yet to win any abduction claims, but says there are
    plenty of potential clients, noting that extra-terrestrial
    watchdogs report scores of alien assaults every year.
    "These people could appeal for therapies or cures," he
    said.
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  19. #2179
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Wink

    Stinky feet, annoying noise top IgNobel prize list
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Research into stinky feet, a study
    on the sound of fingernails on a blackboard and a device that
    repels teen-agers with an annoying high-pitched hum on Thursday
    won IgNobel prizes -- the humorous counterpart to this week's
    Nobel prizes.
    Other winning research included a U.S. and Israeli team's
    discovery that hiccups could be cured with a finger up the
    rectum and a study into why woodpeckers do not get headaches.
    "The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor
    the imaginative -- and spur people's interest in science,
    medicine and technology," said Marc Abrahams, editor of the
    science humor magazine "Annals of Improbable Research," which
    sponsors the awards with the Harvard-Radcliffe Science Fiction
    Association and Harvard-Radcliffe Society of Physics Students.
    All the research is real and has been published in
    often-prestigious scientific and medical journals. However,
    unlike the Nobel prizes awarded this week by the Swedish
    Academy of Sciences, IgNobel winners receive no money, little
    recognition and have virtually no hope of transforming science
    or medicine.
    Even the name of the award, a play on the word "ignoble,"
    is meant to be deprecating.
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

  20. #2180
    Sr. Information Officer NJFFSA16's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    25 NW of the GW
    Posts
    8,434

    Talking

    Driver obeys navigation system, no matter what
    BERLIN (Reuters) - An 80-year-old German motorist
    obediently following his navigation system ignored a motorway
    "closed for construction" sign and crashed his Mercedes into a
    pile of sand further down the road, police said Monday.
    "The driver was following the orders from his navigation
    system and even though there was a sufficient number of
    warnings and barricades, he continued his journey into the
    construction site," a police spokeswoman told Reuters.
    "His trip finally ended when he wound up crashing into a
    pile of sand," she added.
    The driver and his wife escaped uninjured from the
    collision, which occurred on a motorway near Hamburg.
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts