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It takes only one white crow…or one black penguin

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March 24, 2010 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on It takes only one white crow…or one black penguin

Breaking into prison? You’re doing it wrong, man.

A Florida man has been jailed for 15 years for trying to break into a prison. Sylvester Jiles, 25, was caught trying to climb a 12-foot fence at Brevard County (Florida)  jail. It happened just a week after he was released following a plea deal on a manslaughter charge.

At the time, he begged jail officials to take him back into custody, saying he feared retaliation from the victim’s family. But officials refused his request, advising him to file a police report instead.

via  Man jailed for breaking into prison.

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Breaking into prison? You’re doing it wrong, man.

Not surprisingly, the cops were waiting for these criminal geniuses

Police in Connecticut say they had ample warning of a bank robbery because the two suspects called the bank ahead of time and told an employee to get a bag of money ready.

via  ABC News.

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Not surprisingly, the cops were waiting for these criminal geniuses

Wow! Curious George is a Holocaust survivor! Really.

Artist H.A. Rey and his writer wife, Margret, were living in Paris when the Nazis occupied France in 1940. As German Jews, the Reys knew that in order to survive they had to get out. So they began a 9-day journey by bicycle to Lisbon, sleeping in barns and begging for help along the way.

Noreen Brand with the Illinois Holocaust Museum says the Reys left Paris penniless but, among the few possessions they stuffed into their knapsacks, were the drawings and original manuscript that would later become the Curious George series.

The Reys finally made their way to freedom and settled in New York where they went on to write and illustrate the entire Curious George series.

via Local Museum Opens Curious George Exhibit – WBBM 780 – Chicago’s #1 source for local news, traffic and weather.

March 24, 2010 Posted by | cool stuff, Fun stuff | Comments Off on Wow! Curious George is a Holocaust survivor! Really.

Did you remember the marshmallows?

A James Bond fan fed up with drivers cutting him up on his moped invented the ultimate gadget to gain his revenge – a 15ft flamethrower.

Colin Furze, 30, from Stamford in Lincolnshire, spent a month converting the 60mph sports scooter in his back garden.

“It’s a lot of fun and when I fire the flames out the back it makes me feel just like James Bond,” said Mr Furze.

“The flames are pretty big and up to 15 feet long so you could definitely set fire to someone’s car if you wanted to.

“The only problem is it can get rather hot if you are riding the moped and blast the flames when the wind is in the wrong direction.”

via Ananova – Moped rider invents flamethrower.

March 24, 2010 Posted by | cool stuff, Fun stuff | Comments Off on Did you remember the marshmallows?

Soup Pot Hat

This Germany toddler had to be cut free from a soup saucepan after trying it on for size while watching his grandmother cooking lunch.

Paramedics were called to the family home in Eching, after frantic attempts to remove the pan with soap and then butter failed. Eventually firemen with special cutting equipment had to slice through the impromptu helmet to free the terrified toddler.

via Ananova – Firemen free toddler from soup pan.

March 24, 2010 Posted by | Kids | , | Comments Off on Soup Pot Hat