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Nobody ever read Winnie the Pooh to this dog

A dog in Riverside County is recovering after becoming a real pot head.

Animal Services spokesman John Welsh says the male dog got his head stuck in an old smudge pot, a device used for burning oil.

An officer safely freed the white dog, who was nicknamed “Smokey” because his face was blackened during his misadventure Friday near Hemet.

The officer says the animal was likely chasing a mouse when he got stuck.

via Dog OK after getting head stuck in smudge pot.

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February 7, 2011 Posted by | animals, dogs | Comments Off on Nobody ever read Winnie the Pooh to this dog

How much is that per sip?

An amateur wine group paid a record 57,000 euros ($77,000) Saturday for a 237-year-old bottle of wine from France’s eastern Jura region at a local wine festival auction.

“Finally, yellow wine has hit the big leagues,” said wine festival founder Bernard Badoz of Jura’s trademark beverage.

“To sell a bottle for 57,000 euros is not crazy,” he said of the 1773 bottle that came from a Louis XV-era vine and grapes harvested during the reign of Louis XVI.

via Bottle of 1773 French wine fetches record price – Yahoo! News.

Selling it for that amount isn’t crazy but buying it for that sure is.

February 7, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Food | Comments Off on How much is that per sip?

Japanese dig it

Over a thousand people gathered on the outskirts of Tokyo, shovels in hand, to dig it out for the top prize in the Japan All-National Hole Digging Competition and claim the coveted Golden Shovel award.

The contest drew participants from all over the country to test their hole-digging prowess and claim awards not only for the deepest hole, but also for most creative hole and the most original costume worn during the digging. Just over 200 teams took part in the Sunday event, with an additional 30 teams made up of either women only or groups of elementary school-age children, or younger, competing in special categories.

More via Japanese delve deep in hole-digging competition | Reuters.

The winning hole was 10 feet 8 inches deep.

February 7, 2011 Posted by | cool stuff | Comments Off on Japanese dig it