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San Antonio Monster Bird?

Loch Ness has its monster. Does San Antonio have one, too? Strange sightings of a huge flying creature have been reported as recently as six months ago. Is it a monster or myth?

Guadalupe Cantu III was busy working his newspaper route, but he says the big news of that day 10 years ago flew right over his car. He says he’s seen what most have not — an unidentified flying object, one that still scares him.

“We were afraid that it would come at us. So we stayed in the car till it passed this way,” witness Guadalupe Cantu III said. “This thing’s all feathers, all black. Much bigger than me. It looked at us. It had very stooped-up shoulders.”

The beast has been spotted from the Rio Grande Valley to the mountains of New Mexico.

“(It) looked like what was possibly two people standing on top of a mountain up there,” said David Zander, who saw the monster in New Mexico. “Something that big … I guess it kinda makes you feel like it could come over and carry you off if it wanted to.”

San Antonio’s Ken Gerhard has written a book on these dark birds as big as [light] planes, with wingspans from 15 to 20 feet.


July 29, 2007 Posted by | animals, UFO | Comments Off on San Antonio Monster Bird?

This kid is no quack

A [12 year old boy] has defied the odds and hatched a duckling from a box of eggs he bought from a supermarket. Will Parris paid £1.50 (€2.25) for the box of free range duck eggs which he took under his wing…With his dad Andrew’s help he borrowed an incubator, put the eggs inside and waited to see what would happen.

In the early hours of July 8 with friend Josh Collier staying over, the boys were woken up to see a duckling start to break free from one of the shells. “We saw the crack in the egg and the duckling trying to peck its way out,” he said. “It was amazing. I thought nothing would hatch. I have never had a pet like this before. This beats the rest,” said Will (12).


July 29, 2007 Posted by | animals, Kids | Comments Off on This kid is no quack

Redneck Down Home Taxi Service



July 29, 2007 Posted by | animals, Cars | Comments Off on Redneck Down Home Taxi Service

Chinese man gives a finger to four cars at once


A Chinese man is hoping to get into the record books after pulling four cars roped together – with one finger. Ji Fengshan, 56, of Harbin city, demonstrated his talent in a square near Jiuzhan Park, reports Harbin Daily.

He put his middle finger into a metal ring connected to a rope connected to four taxis and managed to pull them for one metre.

Ji says he has been practicing his one finger stunt for 44 years.

“When I was 12, I heard a lumberjack could lift timbers weighing around 120kg with only one finger. So I wanted to be able to do likewise,” he said.

Since then, Ji has been training his middle finger.


I’m tempted to make a smart ass remark but will stifle it.

July 29, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | 2 Comments

Look! Up in the sky! It’s…WHACK!

Large chunks of ice, one of them reportedly about 50 pounds, fell from the sky in this northeast Iowa city [Dubuque] , smashing through a woman’s roof and tearing through nearby trees.

Authorities were unsure of the ice’s origin but have theorized the chunks either fell from an airplane or naturally accumulated high in the atmosphere — both rare occurrences.


July 29, 2007 Posted by | accident messes, Strange | Comments Off on Look! Up in the sky! It’s…WHACK!

Soon to be the world’s biggest stale packet


First came the world’s largest ketchup bottle. Now this southern Illinois community [Collinsville] is after the record for the world’s largest ketchup packet. Collinsville has partnered with the H.J. Heinz Co. to fill an 8-foot-tall, 4-foot-wide plastic pouch with 1,500 pounds of the tomato goop for a school fundraiser.

“That’s a lot of ketchup,” said Tracey Parsons, a Heinz spokeswoman.

The company donated 4,000 glass bottles of the condiment for people to buy for $1 and pour into the packet. Proceeds will go to the Collinsville Christian Academy, which was damaged by a fire this week.


July 29, 2007 Posted by | Art? | Comments Off on Soon to be the world’s biggest stale packet