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How do you handcuff a bear? Verrrry carefully.


Residents of Anchorage, Alaska, say they’re divided over how to handle bears who roam too close to homes, parks and businesses.

The Alaska Assembly is considering a plan to hire a “bear cop” who would keep track of meandering bears and use air horns and rubber bullets to drive them back into the wild, the Anchorage Daily News reported Monday.

via Anchorage considers ‘bear cop’ – UPI.com.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on How do you handcuff a bear? Verrrry carefully.

Evidently someone beat them to the tomb


Archeologists in China are baffled after finding a tiny Swiss watch in a 400-year-old tomb. The watch ring was discovered as archeologists were making a documentary with two journalists from Shangsi town.

“When we tried to remove the soil wrapped around the coffin, a piece of rock suddenly dropped off and hit the ground with a metallic sound,? said Jiang Yanyu, former curator of the Guangxi Autonomous Region Museum.

“We picked up the object, and found it was a ring. After removing the covering soil and examining it further, we were shocked to see it was a watch.”

The time was stopped at 10:06am, and on the back was engraved the word “Swiss”, reports the People’s Daily.

via Ananova – Swiss watch

December 15, 2008 Posted by | archeology, Strange | | 1 Comment

Maybe he should find another profession

A U.S. anti-kidnapping expert was abducted by gunmen in northern Mexico last week, a sign of just how bold this nation’s kidnapping gangs have become.

U.S. security consultant Felix Batista – who claims to have helped resolve nearly 100 kidnap and ransom cases – was in Saltillo in Coahuila state to offer advice on how to confront abductions for ransom when he himself was seized, local authorities said.

via HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | | Comments Off on Maybe he should find another profession

One to four inches of global warming due in Las Vegas

Measurable snowfall is expected to greet Las Vegas Valley residents today for the first time in more than five years, according to the National Weather Service.

“We are definitely looking at snow across the valley in the early morning,” weather service meteorologist Larry Jensen said Sunday.

Jensen said between 1 and 4 inches of snow is expected to fall in valley areas below 4,000 feet.

via ReviewJournal.com

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Global warming | , | Comments Off on One to four inches of global warming due in Las Vegas

Anonymous Santa


A “secret Santa” left hundreds of presents outside a church in Sterling Virginia Sunday morning, including the hope that the gifts would bring Christmas joy to children in this difficult economic time.

Rev. Wayne Snead found the pile of toys when he arrived Sunday morning, along with a note saying that the toys should go to less-fortunate children in these rough economic times.

via MyFox Washington DC

December 15, 2008 Posted by | hero, Holidays | , , | Comments Off on Anonymous Santa