Monthly Archives: May 2007

Mao Zedong female impersonator

Mao Zedong female impersonator

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chen Yan waves at a crowd of onlookers bemused at seeing China’s late helmsman, Mao Zedong, brought back to life by a middle-aged woman. Chen, 51, from Mianyang, in China’s southwestern province of Sichuan, has been dressing up as Mao since she was discovered on a local TV show in 2005 impersonating(…)

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Welsh wrapped tree art

Welsh wrapped tree art

An artist's four-year project to enliven prominent dead trees by wrapping them in coloured cloth has been turned into an exhibition. Philippa Lawrence aims to decorate trees in each of the 13 old counties of Wales as part of a scheme called Bound. Link to BBC with more pictures

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U.S. Navy Sends Carriers Near Iran

U.S. Navy Sends Carriers Near Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates May 23, 2007, 11:58 a.m. ET · The U.S. Navy staged its latest show of military force off the Iranian coastline on Wednesday, sending two aircraft carriers and landing ships packed with 17,000 U.S. Marines and sailors to carry out unannounced exercises in the Persian Gulf. Link to article

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Man’s plot to kill girlfriend ends with his death

Man’s plot to kill girlfriend ends with his death

A CALIFORNIAN man who tried to kill his girlfriend by leaving her in a car parked across railway lines was himself killed when an oncoming train hurled the car into him as he fled. His girlfriend survived, the Associated Press reported. The man drove the car to the head of a line of traffic stopped(…)

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Mary Poppins eat you heart out

Mary Poppins eat you heart out

From the article: An 18-year girl's life-and-death experience had a happy ending because of an umbrella she was holding when she was blown off the roof of a six-story building in a storm. The umbrella allowed her to land relatively softly on the ground and saved her life. Zhang Haijing, a school student from Jingning(…)

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Hershey sues man who made pot candy

Hershey sues man who made pot candy

Careful with those brownies… SAN JOSE, Calif. – It was a big enough bummer for Kenneth Affolter when he was sentenced to more than five years in prison for making pot-laced treats and soft drinks. Now he faces the wrath of a candy giant. The Hershey Co. has sued Affolter, 40, for giving his marijuana(…)

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About bleedin’ time!

About bleedin’ time!

Wolfowitz resigns as World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz resigned as president of the World Bank effective June 30, the bank’s directors announced Thursday. The bank will launch an immediate search for a new president. Directors had been negotiating with Wolfowitz to step down after an internal review found that he violated the bank’s code of(…)

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Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations

Soccer stars win sex toy suit GERMAN sex shop chain Beate Uhse must pay German soccer stars Michael Ballack and Oliver Kahn 50,000 euros ($81,205) each for using their names for vibrators without permission, the company said today. The company had marketed the sex toys, dubbed “Michael B.” and “Olli K.”, before Germany hosted the(…)

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Tinky Winky says bye-bye to Jerry Falwell

Tinky Winky says bye-bye to Jerry Falwell

The former TV star recalls the trauma of being called gay by the conservative preacher. May 16, 2007 | Eight years ago the Rev. Jerry Falwell warned parents that BBC children’s television star Tinky Winky was a hidden symbol of homosexuality. Falwell died Tuesday at 73, and the world wanted to talk to Tinky Winky.(…)

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A Mr Stoner caught growing…

A Mr Stoner caught growing…

Hudson, Florida — Deputies say they have shut down a marijuana grow house, seizing 94 pot plants and arresting the resident, 31-year-old Jason Robert Stoner. Investigators say he may also be in trouble with the power company, since he tampered with the electric meter to bypass the wiring and run his grow lights. Link to(…)

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