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Something in the water at an Indian village?

It was a phenomenon that had gone unnoticed for several years, even by the residents. But now a village in Kerala (India) with over 200 [pairs of] twins and a few more on the way is in the limelight.

“None of us was aware of this phenomenon and now many have started thinking of this. There is also a new association for these twins,” said Kunju Marikar, president of the Nannambra panchayat (village council) under which comes Kodinhi village that boasts of the record.

via The Times of India.

August 8, 2009 Posted by | Strange | | Comments Off on Something in the water at an Indian village?

What? They don’t have a metal detector?

An obese inmate in Texas has been charged after officials learned he had a gun hidden in his rolls of fat.

George Vera, 25, was charged with possession of a firearm in a correctional facility after he told a guard at the Harris County Jail about the unloaded 9mm pistol.

via Police: 500-pound inmate hid gun in flab – Criminal weirdness- msnbc.com.

August 8, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | 1 Comment

Mouse’s nest egg

A mouse found inside an automatic teller machine — along with a nest it had built with chewed-up $20 bills — gave an Oregon gas station employee the surprise of her life.

The mouse, discovered Thursday, had thoroughly torn up two bills and damaged another 14 to line his nest. Employee Millie Taylor says she screamed and slammed the machine’s door shut.

The bank replaced all the money that wasn’t extensively damaged, and the ATM has continued to work just fine. The mouse also got a reprieve: He was evicted from his nest but set free outside the station.

via ABC News.

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Going bald? Getting a tattoo? Here ya go.

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via bad tattoos gallery

There’s 69 more bad tattoos at the link.

August 8, 2009 Posted by | Art?, Strange | Comments Off on Going bald? Getting a tattoo? Here ya go.

Are your eyelids tired?

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Although estimates vary, humans blink their eyes around five million times each year.

via Amazing Fact Generator ».

August 8, 2009 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Are your eyelids tired?

Cloverclan: Empowering independent musicians

Through bleary, pre-coffee, eyes this morning I came upon a comment on a recent post (thanks, Col) and, as I usually do, followed it back and found one of the best sites I’ve seen in a long time. It’s full of great music and fun. Check out icompositions.com

You won’t be sorry. To use the vernacular from my time. Groovy, man!

August 8, 2009 Posted by | Art for sure | , , , | Comments Off on Cloverclan: Empowering independent musicians