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Lightning didn’t have to strike twice here. Once was enough.

Lightning [in Montevideo, Uruguay] struck only once — but 52 cows are dead at an Uruguayan ranch. The newspaper El Pais reports that the cows had pressed against a wire fence during a storm when the lightning bolt struck in the northern state of San Jose…

The newspaper said Friday that veterinarians at the scene confirmed the cause of the deaths…

via Lightning kills 52 cows

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October 25, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | Comments Off on Lightning didn’t have to strike twice here. Once was enough.

Like chicken soup…it can’t hurt.

Hundreds of people gathered for a Hindu religious rite in a town in eastern India on Friday, seeking divine intervention into the global economic crisis as stocks plummeted worldwide, organisers said. The rite was performed on the same day as the Indian rupee hit a record low of 50.15 per dollar, and the Indian share market dropped 11 percent to three-year lows.

More than three hundred people watched the rite being performed by 131 priests in a temple in the beach city of Puri in Orissa state. The priests poured water into pots from a nearby pond and carried them out in a procession to the temple, shouting praises of Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth.

More at  Hundreds in India pray

October 25, 2008 Posted by | People | , , | Comments Off on Like chicken soup…it can’t hurt.

You mean that wasn’t a salad?

A Lakewood [Colorado] couple found a small bag of marijuana in a bag of food picked up at the drive-in of a Del Taco Restaurant.

Twenty-six-year-old Dennis Klermund, who police say waited on the husband who stopped at the restaurant Oct. 16, faces possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Steve Davis on Saturday said the couple called police after discovering the bag with their food order.

via 9NEWS.com

October 25, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on You mean that wasn’t a salad?

Escaping in style. I wonder if the limo had a TV in it…

Economic times may not be that tough for a suspected bank robber in the Dallas area. Irving police said the on-the-lam suspect used a limousine as his getaway vehicle.

via Daily Inter Lake Template

October 25, 2008 Posted by | Crime | , | Comments Off on Escaping in style. I wonder if the limo had a TV in it…