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Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

Electric scooter zips along nicely for pennies per mile

From news article: Bay Area zero-emission advocates got their first test ride Thursday on a zippy new all-electric motor scooter that can take two commuters on a silent freeway ride that will cost them just pennies in electrical power. The plug-in hybrid automobile crowd, in the news these days because of advances in the technology(…)

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“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

“Proof” that NASA knows about the alien base on the Moon and airbrushed the pictures

NASA Airbrushed UFOs – Lunar Base Towers Link to YouTube 

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Life Imitating Art — Chuck Palahniuk style…

Life Imitating Art — Chuck Palahniuk style…

From AP: Man sentenced for faking seizures at restaurants A Baltimore man has been sentenced to a year and a half in jail for faking seizures to get out of paying restaurant bills. City prosecutors said 43-year-old Andrew Palmer pleaded guilty last week to one count of theft scheme, and a judge agreed to impose(…)

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Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Clip: FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The Frankfurt Book Fair has an indicator to help publishers gauge public interest in the new offerings presented at the annual exhibition — the unofficial "most stolen book" index. Bild am Sonntag and Germany's ZDF television have come up with lists of titles most stolen from 15 leading German publishers' stands(…)

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BBC apologizes for talking on-air about a plant known as a “black man’s willy”

BBC apologizes for talking on-air about a plant known as a “black man’s willy”

Quotes from article:  Gardening author Bob Flowerdew admitted he had "only ever seen one close up – and not that colour". Horticulturalist Anne Swithinbank added: "I've never seen one in my life. They don't really like the cold, as you can imagine. They shrivel up and look very unhappy." Link to article 

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Cleveland Police say truck full of cookies also contained $1,000,000 in Mexican pot.

Cleveland Police say truck full of cookies also contained $1,000,000 in Mexican pot.

One stop shopping: Another big cache of drugs off the streets…this time in a legitimate shipment of Chips Ahoy cookies! 634 pounds of marijuana were seized early Friday morning on Cleveland’s west-side. It represents the second $1,000,000 seizure of marijuana in as many weeks. This latest bust resulted from a three-month joint Cleveland Division of(…)

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New carry case for your Taser and MP3 Player…

New carry case for your Taser and MP3 Player…

Jaysus, gotta get me one of these. iTase?  LAS VEGAS – A handy new holster from Taser International Inc. holds not only your stun gun but a music player too. Link to article 

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…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

…stripped of their clothes were Adolf Hitler, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Josef Stalin, Charles de Gaulle…

Photo: Alice and Indiana Jones Dublin, Ireland:  The theft of National Wax Museum figures will not stop next month's reopening of the tourist attraction, the museum's management insisted today. Dozens of models, including Bob the Builder, the Teletubbies and Frankenstein , were stolen from a warehouse in central Dublin last month. Replica uniforms from the Easter(…)

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Breaking news from Charlotte: 2 cars in Gastonia are ‘buttered’

Breaking news from Charlotte: 2 cars in Gastonia are ‘buttered’

From article: Someone spread butter all over two cars in Gastonia early Tuesday morning. The cars, a 2005 Saturn Vue and a 2003 Jeep Wrangler, were outside a home on the 500 block of Hillcrest Avenue. Gastonia police do not have any suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-861-8000. Sweet(…)

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White guy arrested for rapping! Go Florida!

White guy arrested for rapping! Go Florida!

Article:  Brooksville, Florida – A 19-year-old was taken to jail Sunday evening for singing the profane words of a rap song when children were around. The children's mother, Amy Churchill, called Hernando County sheriff's deputies and complained that Christopher Holder was yelling profanities as he walked with two juveniles on Gordon Loop in Brooksville. Churchill(…)

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Alcohol consumption by country

Alcohol consumption by country

LUXEMBOURG glugs more than 15.5 litres of alcohol per person in a year, more than any other country. One explanation is that the duty on alcohol is relatively cheap in the tiny nation, encouraging booze tourism from its more heavily taxed neighbours. No such explanation for the Irish, however, who quaff 13.7 litres a year,(…)

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20kilo/41lb mushroom a savory stunner in Mexico

20kilo/41lb mushroom a savory stunner in Mexico

A mushroom weighing more than 20 kilograms has been picked in a forest in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas, university officials say. The white mushroom, macrocybe titans, measured a towering 70 cm tall, was found near Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border, according to the Southern Border University Centre. There is no word as to what(…)

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Kwik-E-Mart Takes Over Eleven 7-Eleven Stores

Kwik-E-Mart Takes Over Eleven 7-Eleven Stores

Link to Flickrset Locate a Kwik-E-Mart near you

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After one year, the code atop of an Adobe® building is cracked

After one year, the code atop of an Adobe® building is cracked

Adobe, very clever (as usual) and witty to boot.  From the SJMercury news: The code is cracked. And for anyone who thought a simple message was being transmitted by the rotating disks atop the Adobe tower in downtown San Jose, boy, were you wrong. The message of San Jose Semaphore is the entire text of(…)

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Sisters mail hot dog back and forth for 54 years

Sisters mail hot dog back and forth for 54 years

(Keenesburg, Co.) – Flora Zimbelman says it all started 54 years ago when she put an uncooked hot dog in her sister’s suitcase.  "I don’t know what made me do it. The devil I guess," she said. Flora’s sister, Rose, found the hot dog when she opened the suitcase back up in Idaho, where she(…)

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BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

BurritoEater.com — One guy eats at and revues San Francisco burrito shops. 502 to date

Burritoeater.com aims to be the Web’s most complete source of information on San Francisco taquerias – where they’re located, what they look like, if they’re open late, whether they serve breakfast, what the SF Department of Public Health says about them, which ones double as cell phone retailers, etc. etc. And while we realize that(…)

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Polite English thief sends flowers by way of apology…

LONDON—A repentant robber in England sent his elderly victim a bouquet of flowers to apologize for frightening her, police said Friday. A 91-year-old woman received the flowers and a note after confronting a burglar in her home around 4 a.m. on Oct. 9, police said. The card explained that the burglar thought the property in(…)

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Restaurant sorry over F word bill

Restaurant sorry over F word bill

From BBC: A restaurant owner has apologised after diners had their very own F word experience – without Gordon Ramsay. Ten friends found the abusive and sexually-explicit message on their bill at Joe Delucci's Italian restaurant in Bird Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire. Link

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