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Strange recall: Hillbilly teeth

Fake hillbilly teeth have been recalled by the federal consumer protection folks due to high leveles of lead used in the paint on the teeth. If you bought a set of these teeth (item number2657) between March of 2005 and March of 2008 you should contact the company at 1-800-434-5207 for a refund.

April 10, 2008 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Strange recall: Hillbilly teeth

I’ll hang upside down from your tree! That’ll show you!

More at St. Lucie County : TCPalm

A woman seen hanging upside down from a tree in a McDonald’s parking lot before lying on her car’s hood following a confrontation inside the fast food eatery remained Tuesday in the St. Lucie County jail, according to an arrest affidavit and a jail official.

Amity Joy Doss, 24, on Sunday afternoon told an assistant manager at the restaurant in the 4800 block of North Kings Highway to fire a cashier waiting on a customer in front of her.

Thinking Doss, who hadn’t spoken to the cashier, was joking, the assistant manager ignored the comment, the affidavit stated.

Officials reported Doss then proceeded behind the counter and pulled the juvenile cashier by her shirt and waist, saying the service was “not acceptable.” The manager told St. Lucie County sheriff’s investigators he told the cashier to go in the back until it was safe to return.

That, he said, is when Doss “exited the store and began hanging upside down on a tree in the store parking lot before laying on the hood of her car.”

April 10, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , | Comments Off on I’ll hang upside down from your tree! That’ll show you!

Proving yet again: You don’t have to be smart to be a crook

More here

A Connecticut man who showed up Wednesday at District Court to face an assault charge was arrested by police in connection with heroin found last month near the Head Start school in the South End.

As an added bonus, police said, Darryl Copeland, 25, of Hartford, had 98 bags of heroin on him Wednesday, adding new, more serious charges.

April 10, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Proving yet again: You don’t have to be smart to be a crook

Man! That anvil blows me away!

live missile anvil

Romanian firefighters were shocked after a farmer was spotted using an unexploded missile as an anvil. The 122mm calibre missile, discovered by the man in his garden in Puieni village, Giurgiu county,a few months ago, had been used for sharpening hoes and scythes.

Explosive specialists said the missile was still active and endangered not only the farmer’s family but also his neighbours.

A spokesman for the firefighters said: “We’ve had many problems because of these unexploded bombs which have been in the ground since the Second World War but this is really crazy. How can you hit a bomb with the hammer? It could have exploded any time.”

April 10, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Explosion | Comments Off on Man! That anvil blows me away!

How do you walk a pet snail? Very slowly.

Man’s best friend?

A Chinese man says he’s had the same snail as a pet for 11 years – and takes it for walks. Yang Jinsen has now had his pet for twice the normal life span of a snail, reports the Southern Metropolis News.

Yang, a migrant worker in Dongwan city, found the snail by the roadside on his way home from school in 1997. Back then, he was 14 and the snail was the size of a small coin. Now, he’s a married man and the snail fills the palm of his hand.

“I built a small home for it in the yard, and fed it water and soil,” he said. “On weekends, I would take it walking in the fields, and in the evenings I would put it on my desk, playing with it while doing my homework.”


And Tommy Smothers thought a pet chicken was bad…

April 10, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | Comments Off on How do you walk a pet snail? Very slowly.