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Radioactive cat “bomb”

Terrorist cat?

A US driver was stopped on suspicion of being a terrorist after his radioactive cat was mistaken for a bomb. Anti-terror cops using specialist radiation detectors on motorway traffic flagged down the man.

But a search of his car revealed only his cat who had undergone radiotherapy for cancer three days earlier.

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March 25, 2008 Posted by | animals, kittens | Comments Off on Radioactive cat “bomb”

Praying Mantis dog

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A chihuahua has begun joining in daily prayers at a Buddhist temple in Japan. Attendances have increased by 30% since temple pet, two-year-old Conan, started attending.

Conan sits on his hind legs, raises his paws and puts them together at the tip of his nose, reports the BBC.

March 25, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | Comments Off on Praying Mantis dog

D.B. Cooper’s parachute?

OregonLive.com

There could be a major break in the biggest crime mystery in Northwest history.

According to the KOIN (6) website: The FBI in Seattle has begun analysis of a long-buried parachute – the same type used by skyjacker D.B. Cooper when he jumped from an Northwest Orient Airlines 727 with a 25 pound money bag containing $200,000 dollars ransom on Thanksgiving eve 1971.

The children of a Clark County contractor found the parachute buried in a field that their father has recently plowed for a road. The chute is white and conical shaped, dirty and deteriorated. Seattle Agent Larry Carr will clean it and search for a label, which could match the chute to a companion reserve chute left behind by Cooper in the plane.

March 25, 2008 Posted by | Crime, People | Comments Off on D.B. Cooper’s parachute?