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Fight Against Maturity

Tony Chickenhawk

rooster.jpg A controversy is brewing in this Cascade foothill town [Enumclaw, WA] involving a famous bird on four wheels. Hanna Dahlquist’s pet rooster is one bird that’s got game.

“He skateboards,” says Hanna. “He thinks he can go faster when he’s aerodynamic.” In fact, the rooster rides so well, Hanna named him Tony Chickenhawk. I named him after Tony Hawk because he is like a really famous skateboarder and my chicken skateboards,” says Hanna.

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Not everyone in Enumclaw is delighted, however. Especially the three guys who live next door and work graveyard shifts. Seems the rooster, as roosters are wont to do, crows them awake at 5:30 AM and throughout the day.

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August 9, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Tony Chickenhawk

World’s tallest man

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Chinese man Bao Xishun has lost his title as the world’s tallest man to a Ukrainian who is EIGHT inches taller.

Leonid Stadnik, a 36-year-old [veterinary surgeon] from the village of Podolanci in the Ukraine, is now officially recognised by the Guinness Book of Records.

The world's tallest man Leonid Stadnik /PA pics.

Measuring eight feet and five inches he has eclipsed the record previously held by 56-year-old Xishun.

August 9, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on World’s tallest man

Police get suspicious when a garbage bag bursts into flames

The MetroWest Daily News

A trash bag that erupted in flames yesterday [in Framingham, MA] led police to what they said was the first methamphetamine lab they have found in town. Paul J. Chartier, 34, was arrested around 12:30 p.m., about two hours after the burning trash bag was found in front of his 70 Howe St. home, police spokesman Lt. Paul Shastany said.

The discovery eventually brought local and state police and federal Drug Enforcement Agency officials to the scene.

August 9, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Police get suspicious when a garbage bag bursts into flames

Hey! Pandas all look alike, right? How you going to tell?

Reuters via Yahoo News

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A panda once believed to be male and sent to Japan to breed with a female without success gave birth to twin cubs this week, state media reported on Thursday.

The panda, “Jinzhu,” gave birth to two female cubs on Monday at the Wolong Nature Reserve in the mountainous southwestern province of Sichuan, 11 years after being declared male at birth in 1996, Xinhua news agency said.

August 9, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Hey! Pandas all look alike, right? How you going to tell?