There are double decker sandwiches and double decker buses, but how about double decker graves? The City of London Cemetery is attempting to begin reusing graves, if they can convince families to agree to it. Reuse of graves is not a new idea, in fact other European countries have been recycling graves for a very long time. Britain and the United States have generally considered graves to be more permanent but, at least in England, the dead are getting crowded and shared graves is a possible solution. Of course the price will be the same as for first use graves, approximately $3200. http://news.aol.com/weird-news/article/uk-cemetery-share-a-grave-with-a/741803?cid=46
A scientific paper published today on http://www.plosone.org details some interesting bat behavior. The article title really says it all Fellatio by Fruit Bats Prolongs Copulation Time. The paper's abstract goes on to state "A positive relationship exists between the length of time that the female licked the male's penis during copulation and the duration of copulation. Furthermore, mating pairs spent significantly more time in copulation if the female licked her mate's penis than if fellatio was absent."
There are some things that can be done which really shouldn't. But if the advertising company can talk Sony into losing a couple of pieces of equipment, what's the harm? Here's the hook -- buy one of these Sony TV's and get a PS3 -- FREE, FREE, FREE!! They are giving away 25,000 PS3's. Sorry, only available in Australia!!
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Brother and sister Daniel and Tevyn East were traveling close to the Nevada\Utah border at 1a.m. on October 12 when they struck a coyote. As they were going 75 mph they felt there was no use stopping, because surely the animal was killed. The pair continued to their destination in north San Juan. Two fuel stops, 600 miles and 8 hours later when they checked the car for damage they found a live coyote trapped behind the fender. Wildlife officials were called and the animal was eventually freed. The coyote only had scrapes on one paw and actually escaped from where it was being held pending release into the wild, effectively releasing itself. The pictures are interesting and make me wonder just how the animal ended up where it was unharmed. Opinions? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1223087/Pictured-The-coyote-hit-car-75mph-embedded-fender-dragged-600-miles--SURVIVED.html
Duct tape, so versatile that it is used for everything from restraining someone to fixing a rusty bumper, has yet another new use. A 22 year old Norwegian man used duct tape, stockings and boxes to conceal 14 royal pythons and 10 albino geckos on his person in order smuggle them into his country. That's right, he had 24 live reptiles hidden under his clothes. The snakes, which are the smallest of the python family and non-venomous, were in stockings taped to his stomach. The geckos were in boxes taped to his thighs. After all that effort to put all those animals on his body, he got caught because customs found a tarantula in his baggage and searched him. But he saved a bunch of money on his car insurance. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/10/26/international/i081844D06.DTL
Paul Di Filippo
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