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May 13, 2009

Your Daily Jury Duty, Midwest Divison, May 13th

Donna Burton stands charged with manufacturing 'methamphatime' and smuggling "meth soaked letters" into the local jail. I suppose coating letters to inmates with meth is possible and effective, but what about the Bic Lighter, tobacco and marijuana? Perhaps Donna shouldn't have spread herself too thin, but where's the joy in meth without some reefer and a cig? North Vernon Plain Dealer-Sun
Posted By: qualityleashdog | Date: Wed May 13, 2009 | Comments (1)
Category: Your Daily Jury Duty

Moose Fall From the Sky, I Don’t Know Why..Stormy Weather?


The man who spotted the falling moose was quite excited to see a moose fall from the sky

Bangor Daily News
Posted By: hickory_johnson | Date: Wed May 13, 2009 | Comments (9)
Category: Animals

Mystery Object #4

This one's a little trickier, as you are only seeing the active, business end of the instrument, which must be inserted somewhere to perform its function. Have a guess, then click on "extended."

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Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 13, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Tools

Cartoon Campaign Ad

Has there ever been another cartoon campaign ad in the past several elections? How could this great idea go unused?!? SpongeBob SquarePants for Obama! Pinky and the Brain for Bush and Cheney! Just imagine the possibilities!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed May 13, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Politics, Cartoons, 1950's

Weird Cars: Steam Powered Cars

At the beginning of the 20th Century, gasoline was difficult to store safely and therefore was considered a bad choice for a motor vehicle fuel. Steam engines were a highly refined technology and widely understood by the public. Steam powered cars ran on kerosene, which does not explode when burned. The one drawback was that you had to let your car build up a head of steam for up to half an hour before you could drive it. The car pictured below is a Stanley Steamer. Stanley made cars from 1896 to 1924.


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Posted By: fyshstyxx | Date: Wed May 13, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Technology, Cars

Keep It or Toss It?

In keeping with the multitude of food articles we've had here lately, I bring you the most handy food website yet. Wondering if the leftover Chinese food in the back of your fridge is still safe to eat? Still Tasty can tell you. The site includes a neat "Keep It or Toss It" feature where you input the name of the food and it tells you how long that item will be fresh enough to consume.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Wed May 13, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Food, Science

Your Daily Loser & Jury Duty for May 13th

Your Daily Loser - A Palm Beach, Florida, woman says she deliberately rammed her boyfriend's truck with her own car to prevent him from driving while drunk. Even better, she had her two children in the car with her when she did it. She's been charged with aggravated battery and two counts of child abuse. The Story.

Jury Duty - A big name for a big boy. Mr. Franklin Santiagomontenegro was arrested for contributing to the deliquency of a minor and selling/using cocaine. The Story. I feel sorry for the arresting officer: "Sir, I need you to spell your name." "S A N..." twenty minutes later "...G R O"
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Wed May 13, 2009 | Comments (3)
Category: Crime, Drugs, Your Daily Jury Duty, Your Daily Loser, Goofs and Screw-ups

May 12, 2009

Driving Drunk in Norway is Costly

The Norwegian courts base criminal fines on the amount of money the offender has. Recently a 49 year old gentleman from Kristiansand, Norway, was fined $109,000.00 for driving under the influence. The Story. Can you imagine trying to adjust such a system to be used in the US? I think it's a great idea but I'm afraid that our most frequent offenders are flat broke to start with.
Posted By: Nethie | Date: Tue May 12, 2009 | Comments (4)
Category: Crime, Your Daily Loser, Alcohol, Goofs and Screw-ups

Banned 7-Up Ad has great ending

Quality issues but well worth the ending!! Enjoy!!

Posted By: gdanea | Date: Tue May 12, 2009 | Comments (6)

They Had That Back Then? #2

Today's lesson: Musical Ring Tones.

(from the May 1956 issue of Popular Science)
Posted By: Salamander Sam | Date: Tue May 12, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Inventions, Music, Technology, 1950's, Yesterday's Tomorrows
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