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Cat “playing” theremin

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April 21, 2008 Posted by | animals, cats, kittens | , , , | Comments Off on Cat “playing” theremin

Crime tip: When transporting cocaine be sure your truck has license plates

The Indianapolis Star

Three California men accused of dealing and possession of cocaine were held today in the Hendricks County [Indiana]  Jail after their arrest Sunday on I-70. Hendricks County sheriff’s deputies arrested the men shortly after midnight Sunday just east of the Ind. 39 exit…

All face preliminary charges of dealing cocaine, a Class A felony, and possession of cocaine, a Class C felony.

According to sheriff’s department spokesman Capt. Brett Clark, Deputy Lindsay Shaw pulled over an eastbound semi-truck with no license plate. Deputies found more than 18 pounds of cocaine and $5,500 in cash…

April 21, 2008 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Crook | , , | Comments Off on Crime tip: When transporting cocaine be sure your truck has license plates

Winter outside, orchids inside

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I always thought Mona Lisa was taller

More at Tiny Mona

A Hampshire artist has painted the world’s smallest Mona Lisa – and it’s less than a quarter the size of a postage stamp.

The tiny replica of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous painting is just 11mm high and seven millimetres wide.

Andrew Nicholls, 44, from Farnborough, painstakingly recreated the Mona Lisa in record 70:1 scale after reading about the previous holder on a hobby craft website.

To break the record he had to paint his entire masterpiece while peering through a magnifying glass.

Mr Nicholls used a 0000 gauge brush, consisting of just a few strands tapered to a fine point, to layer his acrylic paint on a piece of card.

April 21, 2008 Posted by | Art?, People | , , , | Comments Off on I always thought Mona Lisa was taller

Want a job peering into garbage cans in the night?

More at NEWS.com.au

Local council bin police wearing head lamps are prowling neighbourhoods in the middle of the night to check whether residents are recycling. At least one contractor hired by the City of Monash in Melbourne has been threatened with the sack after peering into rubbish bins by torchlight and spooking elderly homeowners at 1am.

It is understood several other councils pay bin cops to hunt down rogue recyclers.

City of Monash spokeswoman Jodie Harrison confirmed a “rubbish auditor” had been warned to switch to more reasonable hours after “freaking out” residents.

April 21, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Strange jobs | , | Comments Off on Want a job peering into garbage cans in the night?