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Re: Unbelieveable but true [Re: Setharmon] #299473
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Wednensday, during an erotic game, after having trussed up his naked 26-years-old employee on the bed, a bank director from Sienna, perched upon a chest of drawers and disguised in Batman, stuck his feet in his mantle, lost his balance and crashed on the floor. Firefighters unleashed the prisoneer and took the quinquagenarian to the hospital.




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Re: Unbelieveable but true [Re: LaFille] #299474
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Crazy Frog ring tone hits top of UK charts

30 May 2005

LONDON: The Crazy Frog mobile phone ring tone shot straight to the top of the UK singles chart on Sunday – the first time a ring tone has achieved such a feat.


The Official UK Charts Company said Crazy Frog's Axel F, which went on sale as a CD last week, kept Coldplay's new release Speed Of Sound into second place.

For all its popularity, the Crazy Frog has also aroused loathing.

Earlier this year the Advertising Standards Authority received complaints from viewers who not only objected to the frog's visible genitalia but also the frequency of the television spots.

Television adverts that plug the tune feature an animated frog wearing a broad smile singing the distractingly catchy "ding ding dididing...".

At number three in the charts was American hip-hop artist Akon's Lonely down from second place while at number four was "1 Thing" a new release from Amerie.

Cartoon band Gorillaz slipped one place to five with Feel Good Inc, just ahead of last week's number one from Oasis.

The one-time bad boys of Britpop enjoyed only one week in the top slot with Lyla, which was their seventh number one single.

At seven was America's Black Eyed Peas and their Don't Phunk With My Heart and at eight was Gwen Stefani's new entry Holla Back Girl.

At nine was another new entry, Audio Bullys featuring Nancy Sinatra with Shot You Down. Rounding off the top 10 was charity chart hit (Is This The Way To) Amarillo from Tony Christie and Peter Kay.




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Mugged three times in an hour

A German man who was mugged in a night club was mugged again two more times while waiting for the police.

Reiner Hamer, 27, from Oberhausen, lost his wallet containing £120 and his mobile phone when three men attacked him in the toilet of his local night club.

He called police from outside the club using a friend's mobile, but while he waited for them to arrive he was approached by three other men, who stole his watch and cigarettes.

As he leaned back against the wall to recover, another five men approached him and again threatened him, stealing his jacket and the last of the small change.



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Hurricane Killer?

A Florida businessman who claims he once made a thundercloud disappear from Doppler radar says he can take the fury out of hurricanes, too.


Washington, DC -- Peter Cordani isn't a meteorologist or even a weather aficionado. He's just a Florida CEO sick of seeing his state pounded by hurricanes.

As head honcho at Dyn-O-Mat, a maker of environmental absorbents, it dawned on Cordani about five years ago that his company's patented Dyn-O-Gel might have the power to take the punch out of hurricanes.

His first true test of the theory came in July 2001, when the company used a B-57 bomber to attack a thunderclap with the super absorbent polymer in the waters off Palm Beach. The storm evaporated completely from Doppler radar, according to Cordani.

"It was an incredible moment," he said.

Bolstered by the success of the field test, Cordani gathered a team of scientists and investors, plus a convoy of 747 jetliners from Evergreen Aviation in Colorado, for the mother of all trials.

The group plans to tackle a tropical storm this hurricane season. Cordani says that attacking a pie-shaped sliver of a hurricane as it forms over water could slow the storm down by 15 to 20 mph, causing the winds to turn on themselves.

"We're not going to get rid of the storm," he said. "There will still be heavy rain. We're just trying to take the punch out of it."

The idea of using weather modification techniques to take the fury out of hurricanes and tornadoes isn't new. From 1962 until 1983, the National Weather Service undertook an ambitious experiment known as Project Stormfury."

The project was based on a theory called "cloud seeding," a process of using silver iodide to stimulate precipitation in clouds. In Project Stormfury, the idea was that seeding near the eye of the hurricane would force the wall to reform and reduce the strongest winds.

Scientists attempted to modify four hurricanes on eight different days during the experiment. On four of the eight days, wind speeds decreased by 10 percent to 30 percent. On four other days, nothing happened.

In the end, the government suspended the program after scientists could offer no proof that the storms slowed down due to the interference of man. Since then, there has been no federal funding for hurricane modification research.

Cordani's fighting to change that. "Florida got hit with billions in property damages last year," he said. "What's it going to mean to the government to spend $100 million on research to fight that damage next time around?"

But the National Weather Service isn't impressed with Dyn-O-Mat's claims. Neither was the National Hurricane Center, which determined it would require nearly 400 planes with 100-ton payloads to harness the power of a hurricane.

Cordani counters that it would only take 10 jetliners carrying 200,000 pounds of Dyn-O-Gel to take the bite out of a massive storm. And he argues that there's nothing for the government to lose by working with him on research.

He says Dyn-O-Gel is non-toxic and biodegradable. It falls into the water as gel after absorbing massive amounts of precipitation from a storm. He claims his company's super absorbent polymer can hold up to 3,000 times its weight in liquid.

After the B-57 bomber experiment in 2001, television stations in Palm Beach reported finding a green gel washing up on the beaches in the area. Reports of the gooey substance in the water came from as far away as Mexico.

But Cordani swears the stuff is safe. "I know for a fact there's more poison in French fries than my product," he said.

Dyn-O-Mat is based in Jupiter, FL, an area that got pummeled by three out of the four hurricanes to hit the state last year. Some of the company's buildings were damaged and several employees lost their homes.

"I don't think there's a naysayer in Florida doesn't want research done on this project," Cordani said.



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Re: Unbelieveable but true [Re: Setharmon] #299477
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Trust me, I'm a Swiss scientist

Scientists from the University of Zurich have demonstrated how a squirt up the nose of the hormone oxytocin stimulates trusting behaviour in humans.
The research, in this week’s edition of Nature, could lead to a better understanding of mental problems associated with social dysfunctions such as phobias and autism.
"Of course, this finding could be misused," reckoned Professor Ernst Fehr, the senior researcher in the study, thus anticipating most people’s first reactions and consequent plans to make their millions.
"Some may worry about the prospect that political operators will generously spray the crowd with oxytocin at rallies of their candidates," said University of Iowa neurologist Antonio Damasio, who reviewed the experiments for the science journal.
"But those with such fears should note that current marketing techniques – for political and other products – may well exert their effects through the natural release of molecules such as oxytocin in response to well-crafted stimuli," he said, reassuringly.

Other scientists say the new research raises important questions about oxytocin’s potential as a therapy for conditions like autism, in which trust is diminished.
Or perhaps the hormone’s activity could be reduced to treat rarer diseases such as Williams syndrome, in which children approach strangers fearlessly.
"Might their high level of trust be due to excessive oxytocin release?" asked Damasio. "Little is known about the neurobiology of trust, although the phenomenon is beginning to attract attention."
Markus Heinrichs, one of the co-authors of the study, believes that "a combination of effective psychotherapy methods with synergising oxytocin administration might have clinical benefits for the treatment of mental disorders".

Oxytocin is secreted in brain tissue and synthesised by the hypothalamus. This small region of the brain controls biological reactions such as hunger, thirst and body temperature, as well as visceral fight-or-flight reactions associated with basic emotions such as fear and anger.
In humans and animals, this chemical messenger stimulates uterine contractions in labour and induces milk production. Indeed, it has already been suggested that an oxytocin nose spray may be a useful adjunct to stimulate breastfeeding.
Elevated concentrations of the hormone were also found in cerebrospinal fluid during and after birth, and experiments showed it was involved in the biochemistry of attachment – sheep and rat females given oxytocin antagonists after giving birth do not exhibit typical maternal behavior such as grooming towards newborns.
Levels of oxytocin are also found to be higher among people who claim to be falling in love. It is also thought to mediate other forms of pair bonding such as friendship and family relationships. Reduction of sociophobic behavior has been shown after treatment with oxytocin.
Oxytocin also plays some role in orgasms for both sexes. In males, oxytocin is said to facilitate sperm transport in ejaculation – which conjures up alarming images were the hormone to be used by crafty spin doctors at political rallies.

Scientists have recently wondered whether oxytocin also is generally involved with other aspects of bonding behaviour – and specifically whether it stimulates trust.
In their experiments, the Swiss researchers tried to manipulate people’s trust by adding more oxytocin to their brains.
They used a synthetic version in a nasal spray that was absorbed by mucous membranes and crossed the blood-brain barrier. Researchers say the dose was harmless and altered oxytocin levels only temporarily.
A total of 178 healthy male students from universities in Zurich took part in a series of games of risk and trust.
The players were given notional currency and could choose to place all of it, some of it or nothing in the hands of trustees who would then decide how much to hand back after the stake had been tripled.
Some players were given a whiff of oxytocin; some inhaled a vial of air. None of the players knew what they were sniffing and none knew whether the trustees were trustworthy or not.

Those who got a noseful of oxytocin showed a greater propensity to trust someone than those who simply inhaled air.
But when the trustee was replaced with a computer, both sets of investors showed much the same judgment. So the oxytocin did not make the investors generally more gullible or profligate: the effect was only visible when they had to deal with another human being.
"Oxytocin causes a substantial increase in trusting behaviour," Fehr and his colleagues reported, adding that they are performing a new round of experiments using brain imaging.
"Now that we know that oxytocin has behavioural effects, we want to know the brain circuits behind these effects," he said.

"Remind me of your credit card details," Fehr, reaching for his spray, didn’t say to reporters.

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Police Say Man Stealing Gas Uses Lighter

THURMAN, N.Y. (AP) - A tip for would-be gasoline thieves. When stealing gas in the dark, don't use a lighter to see how you're doing. Police in Warren County say that's what Glen Germain Junior did when he was siphoning gas from a dump truck at a business in the Adirondacks last month.

The sheriff's department says Germain was transferring the fuel from the truck to a gas can when he used a lighter to see how full the container had become.

That sparked a fire that caused minor burns to his face and hands. The fire spread to a nearby forklift, which was destroyed in the blaze.

Germain has been charged with petit larceny and criminal mischief.

The arrest was Germain's second in a month for stealing gasoline from businesses in the town of Thurman, about 65 miles north of Albany.




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8-Inch French Fry Sold for Nearly $200

WALCOTT, Iowa (AP) - An 8-inch french fry found by a bartender has sold for nearly $200 on eBay. Mindy Marland said she was working at the Checkered Flag Bar & Grill, across from the Iowa 80 Truckstop, when she spotted the unusually long french fry.

"A waitress was walking by and I saw it sitting right on top of a plate she was getting ready to serve - I was intrigued by it and took it off the plate," said Marland, 29, of Walcott.

Marland said she decided to sell it on eBay. Bids started at $1. By the time bidding ended, it had sold for $197.50.

She said she was surprised at how much it sold for. She also said she was surprised about the size of the french fry, explaining how it had to travel from where it was made to the restaurant's freezer and finally into the fryer.

"I can't believe it didn't break," said Marland, a mother of two.

She said she plans to use the money for a little fun.

"I'm using it to take the kids to Great America in Chicago this summer," she said.

She also said she has contacted the Guinness Book of Records after reading the record for the longest french fry is 6 3/4 inches.




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Strange behaviors:

Money to burn

REHOVOT - An Israeli man was so fired up after a fight with his wife that he burned their joint savings of more than NIS 3 million (about USD 685,000) in cash, police said Wednesday.

A furious woman told police that her husband lost his temper after arguing with her about money and then went to the family safe, took out NIS 3 million in cash, and burned it in their backyard. An initial investigation at the scene revealed thousands of charred bills.

Because the money was jointly owned, the woman turned to police to investigate a possible criminal indictment against the husband.

Assistant Police Chief Eli Mosari told Ynet, "When we arrived, there wasn't much we could do to save the money. It's a serious matter,
and we are taking care of it, including investigating the husband to clarify the reasons that brought him to such an act."

Police sources say that even though the money was jointly owned, there is a possibility the husband could stand trial for destroying property. They also say the actual bills remain property of the Bank of Israel, the only body authorized to destroy them.


Something doesn't taste right ...

KUALA LUMPUR - A Malaysian family was horrified to discover their maid had spiked their drinking water with soiled diapers and sanitary pads as a magic charm to ensure they were nice to her, reports said on Friday.

The 26-year-old Indonesian maid was caught soaking the items that she retrieved from the rubbish bin and pouring the dirty water into a flask, on a spy camera that the suspicious family set up at their home in Kuala Lumpur.

The maid, who was instantly dismissed after the incident was discovered late last month, claimed she resorted to making the charm because she was fed up with being scolded by her employers, the Chinese press reported.

"We have never tortured her nor treated her badly," the employer, a businessman identified as Lian, told a press conference organised by a Chinese community body.

The Lians said they hired the woman in February to take care of their 18-month-old son, and installed spy cameras throughout the house to monitor her actions.




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Understanding Men And Their Dogs

One author suggests you can learn a lot about a man by his choice of dog.

St. Louis, MO -- When it comes to love, some singles are getting pet savvy. One author professes you can understand a lot about a man by his choice of dog.

If you look around your local park you'll find some dogs and their owners have a lot in common. For example, Brian Cooke says he and his beagle mix Louie are.

"We're both pretty active and demand constant attention."

So author Wendy Diamond suggests when you're looking for a date, start by looking at the person's choice of pet. She tried it herself. Taking her Maltese along, she dated four men per breed, then wrote a book called "What a Lucky Dog! How to Understand Men Through Their Dogs."

For example, she says, look at the poodle owner.

"We call it the pedigree with the pedicure. You know he's really into getting his nails done and what he's wearing. He loves wine. He loves culture. He's a very sophisticated type of man."

Then there is the Labrador retriever owner.

"A lab man is the guy that loves sports. He loves the water. He's a guys guy."

She says boxer men are sweet and sensitive. Bulldog boys are snappy and immature. Greyhounds guys are fiercely independent. Rottweilers are just plain bossy.

But she says her favorite type of dog is the mutt.

"What a mutt man means is somebody who's a renaissance man: someone who doesn't care about your pedigree, where you come from. He's a really down to earth guy and he makes a great father."

There is nothing scientific about this theory. Still many singles are taking stock. Studies show that 90% of singles think the way a guy treats his dog reflects on how he might someday treat a woman.

The majority of singles say they will use their pet as a conversation starter. In fact, one poll shows a guy with a dog is 14 times more attractive than a guy with a baby.

Dog owner Geoff Bowers says, "Girls will come talk to you. And if you've got an ugly dog you've got less of a chance of getting talked to. that's definitely a fact."

Jackie Brown owns a Siberian Husky mix. She adds, "It helps if the dog is as cute as the guy is, and no yappy dogs."

The author says remember: there are no bad dogs and no bad men, They just need more training. Also she says the pet theory works for both men and women, but only when they picked out the dog themselves.




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Police Officer Pulls Over His Stolen Car

South Carolina Police Officer Pulls Over Stolen Car That Turns Out to Be His Own Volkswagen Jetta

CHARLESTON, S.C. Jun 6, 2005 — An off-duty police officer on a Sunday drive saw something awfully familiar his recently stolen Volkswagen Jetta.

North Charleston patrolman Ethan Bernardi whipped his cruiser around and pulled over the stolen vehicle. He called other deputies, who arrested three suspects, police said.

"One of the advantages to having off-duty police officers using their patrol cars while off-duty is that they are able to respond to crimes when needed," North Charleston Police Chief Jon Zumalt said.

Investigators don't know how the suspects got the car, which was recently stolen from Bernardi's home.

The driver, Vicki K. Grooms, 42, and two passengers were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.




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Reuters news agency quoted a local media (Kenya Times) report on Saturday March 6, 2004 that a smelly Kenyan villager who had not bathed in 10 years was stripped and scrubbed clean by neighbors sickened by the stench. Four neighbors swooped on the 52-year-old man in rural western Kenya, tying him up with a rope before washing him in public. It took four hours to clean the man, whose body was also scoured with sand to remove a thick layer of filth. The man, a bachelor, promised to wash once a day and hopes to find a wife.

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A real reason to be angry

A guide at Windsor Castle was struggling to make herself heard over the roar of low flying aircraft coming into land at nearby Hearthrow. She was interrupted by a tourist who demanded what was wrong with the town planner, and why they built the castle so close to the airport.

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I still remember an event years ago at Melbourne University. Workers were working on the tram tracks outside of the university. A group fo students went to them to warn them that another group of students were going to dress up like police officers and ask them to remove themselves from their worksite and not to worry about them. They then called the police and told them that a group of students were causing traffic problems by pretending to work on the tram tracks. They then went and got some popcorn and a good seat.




ROFL... bwahahaha... hmmm... I should try that some time.

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Wow! I've seen several meteors before, but none as big as that.

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That excuse has more holes than a slice this fine Gorgombert!
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That meteor looks pretty awesome, yeah \:\)


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Holy Necros Batman!

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