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Magnets taped to the heads of captured crocodiles could keep them from returning to South Florida neighborhoods where they’re not wanted, state wildlife officials said Monday.

State biologists are studying the temporary use of magnets to disrupt the internal navigation of federally and state-protected American crocodiles, which have been spotted most often in neighborhoods of Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

“Scientists in Mexico have reported success in using magnets to break the homing cycle,” said Lindsey Hord, crocodile response coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

via State News : TCPalm

Are there crocodiles in Florida? I thought it was just alligators.

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February 24, 2009 Posted by | animals, Strange jobs | Comments Off on Need a job? Fast with your hands and on your feet?

Jab! Ow! Repeat 6,005 times.

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The world’s most pierced woman has added yet more metal to her body bringing the grand total to more than 6,000.

When first recognised by Guinness World Records in 2000, Elaine Davidson had 462 piercings, with 192 in her face alone. Now, nine years later, she has 6,005 including more than 1,500 that are “internal”, reports the Daily Telegraph.

More at Ananova –  6,005 piercings.

“1500 internal” piercings? I don’t even want to know…

February 24, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on Jab! Ow! Repeat 6,005 times.

Harvey’s kid?

Police officers said it was like “something out of Alice in Wonderland” when they were given the runaround by a giant white rabbit.

PCs Matt Jackson and Yasmin Mossadegh came across the two-foot long rabbit – the size of a small dog – hopping through Canterbury at 2.20am.

After spending 10 minutes fruitlessly trying to grab the animal – using their jackets as matador capes – they had to call on eight members of the public to help out.

More at  Ananova –  white rabbit.

February 24, 2009 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Harvey’s kid?

Let’s just have another little look at those plans, shall we?

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A new office block being built in China is believed to have the most windows of any building of its size in the world. The nine-story building, designed by Japanese architect Sako Keiichiro, has close to a 1,000 windows, reports Today Morning.

People walking past the new development in Jinhua say it makes them feel dizzy if they look at the building for too long because it’s so unusual.

More at  House of 1,000 windows.

February 24, 2009 Posted by | Art?, Strange | , | Comments Off on Let’s just have another little look at those plans, shall we?

Repo Man, DDS

A German court Friday found a dentist guilty of assault for forcibly extracting the dentures from a patient who did not pay [an $800] bill.

Chirin Kolb, a reporter for the Suedwest Presse newspaper, said the dentist, 57, apologised to the municipal court in Neu-Ulm after he was fined 6,000 euros for going to the woman’s home and taking the false teeth from her mouth.

via Dentist fined for grabbing patient’s dentures.

February 24, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on Repo Man, DDS