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One person dies in 737 Crash. If not a miracle it’s close to one.

A Boeing 737 jetliner with 131 passengers aboard crashed as it prepared to land and broke into three pieces at a Colombian island in the Caribbean early Monday. The region’s governor said it was a miracle that only one person died.

Colombian Air Force Col. David Barrero said officials were investigating reports the plane had been hit by lightning before crashing at 1:49 a.m. (3:49 a.m. EDT; 0649 GMT) on San Andres Island, a resort area of 78,000 people about 120 miles (190 kilometers) east of the Nicaraguan coast.

via Jetliner Crashes on Colombian Island

The person who died, a 68 year old man is thought to have had a heart attack.

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August 16, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on One person dies in 737 Crash. If not a miracle it’s close to one.

Wi-Fi making kids sick? Not likely. Dumb parents? Likely.

A group of central Ontario parents is demanding their children’s schools turn off wireless internet before they head back to school next month, fearing the technology is making the kids sick.

Some parents in the Barrie, Ont., area say their children are showing a host of symptoms, ranging from headaches to dizziness and nausea and even racing heart rates.

They believe the Wi-Fi setup in their kids’ elementary schools may be the problem.

via CBC News – Toronto – Ont. parents suspect Wi-Fi making kids sick

Let’s see now. Headache, dizziness, nausea, racing heart. Mysteriously clears on weekends. Ever heard of “I don’t want to go to school” syndrome?

August 16, 2010 Posted by | Dumb protesters, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on Wi-Fi making kids sick? Not likely. Dumb parents? Likely.

A bit breezy, I would think

A motorcyclist caught the eye of a police officer in Ontario Sunday, not just because he was speeding, but because he wasn’t wearing pants or underwear.The 40-year-old Hamilton man was clad only in a T-shirt, the Hamilton Advocate reported.

via Bottomless biker arrested in Canada – UPI.com

Why, yes. Alcohol was involved.

August 16, 2010 Posted by | cops, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on A bit breezy, I would think

Moooving trophy

When it comes to mooing, 10-year-old Austin Siok is an expert.

The Dyer Intermediate School fifth-grader last week won an annual mooing contest at the Wisconsin State Fair because he sounded more like a real cow than the other about 80 contest participants. And since then he hasn’t stopped mooing, said Austin’s mom, Dawn Siok, 47, of Burlington.

“He’s pretty much mooed everywhere we’ve went now,” said Siok, an administrative assistant for Kohl’s. “He mooed at the bank and he mooed at Kohls. Everyone wants to hear him moo.”

via WITH VIDEO: Local boy wins state fair mooing contest.

August 16, 2010 Posted by | animals, cool people, cool stuff, Kids | Comments Off on Moooving trophy