Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Hot Dog Mailed Between Sisters For 54 Years

Two sisters Flora and Rose Zimbelman mailed each other the same hot dog for 54 years! According to Flora, it all started 54 years ago when she put an uncooked hot dog in her sister's suitcase. "I don't know what made me do it. The devil, I guess," she said. Flora's sister, Rose, found the hot dog when she opened the suitcase back in Idaho, where she lived. "She mailed it back to me telling me to keep my garbage at home," said Flora. In the years that followed, Flora would find a way to sneak the hot dog back into Rose's life. And Rose would find another way to sneak it back to Flora. "I found it under my pillow once, between drapes and once I found it in the kitchen drawer," said Flora. Flora still has that hot dog.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

80 Live Rats Escape On Flight

People on a flight panicked when 80 live rats escaped from a passenger's rucksack. It happened on a flight to the city of Tabuk in northwest Saudi Arabia, it was reported. The plane was flying at a height of 25,000 ft when the rats were spotted running around the floor. The captain warned ground crews at Tabuk airport who called in specialist teams to deal with the rodents. It wasn't until the plane landed that it was discovered the rats had been brought on to the plane by a passenger. The man admitted he had 80 live rats in a leather rucksack which had somehow managed to escape during the flight. The passenger was handed over to security authorities to continue investigations.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Man Allegedly Tries To Put Wife In Oven

An American man has been arrested after allegedly trying to force his estranged wife into an oven on Thanksgiving in front of their five children. Martin Luther Jackson, 31, of Decatur(Georgia), has been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated battery, cruelty to children and possession of marijuana after the Nov. 23 incident, said Sgt Jodi Shupe of the Rockdale County Sheriff's office. Jackson and his 29-year-old wife, who have been separated since July, have five children ranging in age from 1 to 13 yrs. old, Shupe said. Jackson apparently started fighting with his wife after she and the children returned to their Conyers home on Thanksgiving. At one point during the fight, Jackson allegedly attempted to stuff his wife inside the kitchen oven, which had been left on to heat the house. The woman escaped and went to the sherrif's office with visible head injuries. Investigators found Jackson hiding under a bed at his mother's house in Decatur, where he had been living since the separation, Shupe said.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Man Puts Baby In Freezer

A Canadian man who couldn't figure out how to deal with his girlfriend's feverish 10-month-old daughter put the baby into a freezer to cool her down. Derrick Hardy faces charges of criminal negligence and assaulting the infant, who was rescued when her mother came home. It was reported that the mother found the girl crammed into the freezer alongside ice cubes and hamburger meat. Hardy said he had left the door ajar but the mother said it had been closed when she returned. He told a court in the eastern province of Prince Edward Island the child had only been in the freezer for about 40 seconds. Hardy, 21, who admitted to police that he had no real parenting skills to deal with a sick child, said he had noticed the girl was very hot and put a cool cloth on her face, but this had no effect.

He then carried the girl outside into the night air but, frustrated that this also did not work and worried she might drown if placed in a cold bath, he put the baby into the kitchen freezer. She was wearing only an undershirt.

A local doctor said the mother had described her baby as "crying, sobbing and terrified." The child spent several days in hospital to recover from first-and-second-degree freezer burns on her head and torso. Hardy has pleaded not guilty to the charges. The baby's grandmother now has custody of the girl.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Student Brings 5-foot Boa To School

A 5-foot-long boa constrictor caught slithering around a middle school had some help getting to class. His owner, a student at Wooddale Middle School, smuggled the reptile in his backpack recently. The student, who was not identified by school officials, was disciplined. Boa constrictors, which squeeze their prey to kill, are not poisonous and the snake was not considered dangerous to students. School officials called police after finding the snake, which was taken to Memphis Animal Services to be reclaimed by the student's parents.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Dog Hops On Bus To Go Pubbing

A dog owner is having to chain his pet to stop him from hopping on to a bus and going to a pub. Gary Kay's terrier Ratty regularly got on the bus on his own to go to the Black Bull pub in York, UK. Ratty made the trip to the pub, where he was fed sausages by a barmaid, twice a week. His outings came to an end when the pub went upmarket and banned animals from the premises. But now Gary says Ratty has found a new local - the Rose And Crown Pub. He believes Ratty has been getting off the bus at the Black Bull on his own, crossing the road and turning up at the Rose and Crown. " I have to chain him because, although he can get to the pub on his own he can't get home from there," said Gary.

Friday, November 10, 2006

8000 Calorie Burger For Sale

An 8000-calorie burger has gone on sale in the US. The Quadruple Bypass Burger has four slabs of beef weighing around 1 kg, three cheese layers, four bacon rashers, lettuce and tomato. The Heart Attack Grill in Tempe, Arizona, has wheelchairs to carry customers out of the restaurant. Customers can also order the smaller Triple Bypass Burger and Flatliner fries cooked in pure lard. The restaurant that cooks big, makes no bones about it's super-rich menu. With waitresses dressed as nurses in case diners need help going out of the restaurant, this place is not for the health-conscious. According to a tabloid, a spokesman said," You have to be a real man to dine here."