Brazilian TV presenter, Wallace Souza, has brought a whole new meaning to the term "hit show", by allegedly arranging the deaths of at least four people to boost the ratings of his mid-day real crime show. Souza, a former policeman and prominent politician, is accused of being behind a criminal drug network with an estimated turnover of $25m a month, while the murder victims were all either partners who had fallen from favour or from rival outfits. Once the hit had been set up, it is claimed Souza would receive a tip-off so that camera crews for his program could reach the scene before even the police (Guardian).
Someone else who may be meeting with an "accident" pretty soon is Ginger the kune-kune pig, who is not in pensioner Anne Moon's best books after swallowing her $2500 dollar diamond engagement ring right off her hand. Mrs. Moon, who had gone to pet the pig just prior to the impromptu a-la-main meal, immediately alerted the pig's owner, farmer Paul Caygill, and hopes to be reunited with the ring given to her 30 years ago once nature takes its course (Fox News).
And while Anne Moon is left hanging around dumb animals, in the Norwegian town of Helgoysund, it is the dumb animals that are hanging around. For it is there that a ram managed to get its horns entangled in one of the town's overhead electric cables, before losing its footing, astonishing onlookers as it subsequently abseiled down the hill towards the next pole. Locals suspect that this may have been caused by an over rambitious attempt to reach the ewes in a lower field, and after the ram was eventually towed back to higher ground and released unharmed, he was allowed access by way of compensation for his ordeal (Daily Mail).
Still on the subject of dumb animals, that is presumably what one Parisian store is hoping to attract with its latest creation, a fusball table populated entirely by Barbies. The "Barbie Foot", by French "concept-store" Colette, uses 22 of the ubiquitous dolls, in contrasting uniforms of pink and white in its limited edition table football game, which it hopes to sell for 10,000 euros, that is $14,000, each (Guardian).
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A Saudi Arabian business man has ordered a rather common product with uncommon specifics from X4 Labs in Canada. X4 Labs is a medical device manufacturer that offers, amongst other things, penis enlargers for purchase. The Saudi man ordered one of those but requested it be made completely of 18 karat gold with 40 full cut diamonds and a number of rubies set on it. Sex toys can not be legally imported into Saudi Arabia but since penis enlargers are considered a medical device the jewel encrusted specialty item can be shipped there. A value of over $35,000 ensures the device will be delivered by an armored car when it arrives. The phrase- more money than sense- comes to mind. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/X4-Labs-to-Create-Solid-Gold-prnews-3699847970.html?x=0&.v=1
If you liked the original Atari then you might want this watch.It's a watch with the Asteroids game on it. It was made by John Maushammer. He also has made another watch that you can play Pong on. Instead of using buttons you move your wrist to make the ship turn. It's not for sale anywhere because it isn't finished. There aren't any buttons to make the ship shoot.So until this guy makes the buttons, it fires automatically.
The picture of the pong watch doesn't work on this site for some reason so I put up this video of it instead.
Last Saturday Michael Powers and his friends had a very exciting fishing experience. They were spear fishing and lobster diving off Haulover Beach, Florida in a 21 foot boat. Suddenly a 5 foot bull shark jumped out of the water and into the boat. The shark thrashed around wildly hitting several people and injuring itself. After 30 minutes or so it became exhausted enough to be thrown overboard. http://strangenews.com/
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While a 53-year-old man was competing successfully in the swimming section of the National Senior Games in Palo Alto, California, his 61-year-old brother was back home in Madison, Indiana, at the Yacht Club. When the brother called home to his mother to tell her he had just won a 500-yard freestyle, she told him his older brother had just been swept away in the rain-swollen Ohio River and could not be located. The Madison Courier. His body was later found.
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