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Clouds over Mount Rainer

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December 6, 2008 Posted by | cool stuff | , | Comments Off on Clouds over Mount Rainer

One potato, two potato. three potato, four… At least.

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A farmer from Lebanon couldn’t believe his eyes when he discovered he had grown a prize-winning potato on his land, he told AFP on Saturday, saying he was hoping to enter the Guinness World Records.

“This giant weighs 11.3 kilos (24.9 pounds),” Khalil Semhat said at his farm in the Tyre area, 85 kilometres (50 miles) south of Beirut. “I’ve been working the land since I was a boy, and it’s the first time I’ve seen anything like it.”

Semhat, 56, said he had not done anything special to cultivate such a super-sized spud. “I didn’t use any chemicals at all,” he insisted, adding that he had to ask a friend to help him haul the huge tuber out of the ground.

via  Yahoo! News UK.

December 6, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | | 1 Comment

School desk nativity scene

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A school handyman has carved a complete Nativity scene from old classroom desks.

Chris Reeves used a pile of 1960’s science desks destined for the tip to create amazing wooden figurines of Mary, Joseph, and Angel Gabriel.

The crib took two months to complete and will now be blessed by a priest.

via More at Ananova

December 6, 2008 Posted by | Art for sure | , | Comments Off on School desk nativity scene

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Remember how your mom told you to not pick your nose?

A man died because he picked his nose so much he bled to death, an inquest heard.

Manchester coroner Nigel Meadows said about the death of 63-year-old Ian Bothwell: ‘There is no explanation for this death other than he died from a nose-bleed, consistent with picking his nose. I do not think for a moment he knew what he was doing was going to cause his death.’

He recorded a verdict of misadventure.

A pathologist concluded that Mr Bothwell, who suffered from dementia brought on by alcoholism, had picked his nose so much that it had caused him to bleed to death.

via Mail Online.

December 6, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Remember how your mom told you to not pick your nose?

And you thought fashion designers didn’t like women…

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December 6, 2008 Posted by | Strange | | Comments Off on And you thought fashion designers didn’t like women…