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Feeding ant killer to a kid that ate ants is not generally accepted practice

Do not store chemicals in soft drink bottles, do not leave nicotine chewing gum near children, and do not give your child ant-killer if they have just eaten ants.

These are some of the tips from the Dunedin-based National Poisons Centre, which receives about 35,000 calls, and thousands more internet inquiries, each year.

But ant-killer?

“Yes,” said office manager Lucy Shieffelbien. Staff once received a call from a mother who was so concerned about “ants jiggling inside” her child, she fed them ant-killer.

via Otago Daily Times Online News

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March 30, 2011 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on Feeding ant killer to a kid that ate ants is not generally accepted practice

The Big Bang Theory of bank robbery

Brooksville (Florida) Police are searching for two men who used a hand grenade to rob a Chase Bank Monday morning.

Investigators say the men went into the bank at 7170 Broad Street and threatened to throw the grenade unless they got money.

via Spring Hill-Brooksville News.

March 30, 2011 Posted by | crazy, Crime | Comments Off on The Big Bang Theory of bank robbery

Mow ’em down, Bro!

Did you know that the U.S. Lawn Mower Racing Association is “the nation’s oldest and largest national lawn mower racing sanctioning body”? Yep, it goes all the way back to 1992, so it’s venerable indeed. The “sport” itself is not much older, having been created in a pub circa 1973 by some British louts with too much time on their hands.

More via  Mother Nature Network.

March 30, 2011 Posted by | Cars, cool stuff | Comments Off on Mow ’em down, Bro!