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More Things to Worry About

One novel criticism of Britain's National Health Service: After staff complaints of shadowy figures in the hallway, City General Hospital in Derby said it had hired an exorcist. Daily Telegraph

A tropical marine researcher warned that the Caribbean Turritopsis Nutricula jellyfish is gonna be trouble for us in that it, singularly now, has the ability to simply repeat its own life cycle indefinitely. Daily Telegraph (London)

The stray dog that had fallen into the tank of raw sewage in Kalama, Wash., was so grateful to that cop for getting his arms dirty to pull him out that he . . shook himself off right in the cop's face. Associated Press via Yahoo

"I'm a tattooist. I thought you'd like it" (said Dominique Fisher, now on trial for bloodily carving her name on her brand-new lover's body while he was passed out from a four-day booze-n-sexer). Lancashire Telegraph [link from Arbroath]

How to tell that you've let the yard go too long: When it was finally cleared, there was, to everyone's surprise, a Ford Escort, probably parked there since the early 1980s. Daily Mail (London) [yep, photos]

A Japanese sewage treatment facility just got a higher yield of gold from its gunk than some of the world's best mines get, almost 1kg per ton of ash from incinerated sludge (versus 20-40 grams per ton of ore at top mines). Reuters via Yahoo

Nobody saw this coming? The name of the Tampa middle-school girl who got a stabbing Friday from a classmate: Ms. Special Harris. St. Petersburg Times
     Posted By: Chuck - Mon Feb 02, 2009

Turritopsis Nutricula The Blob for real!

Body Carving No pictures?? How are we to judge the quality of work to asses the damages?

Ford Escort Foxworthy is going to have a hay-day with this one. <i>If you find a whole car in your yard after mowing the grass you may be a redneck!</b>

Japan Gold Don't they practice cremation over there?

Special Harris I don't get it.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/02/09 at 01:19 PM
It was a Foxworthy line, your right.

And I guess she thinks she's Special again now that she's in the newspaper.

Wait a minute, that would be a great stripper name. "Hey baby, want to feel Special?
Posted by DownCrisis on 02/02/09 at 02:07 PM
that's funny martin!

hospital- they're just afraid to get haunted by their mistakes!

jelly fish- now someone figure out how to either feed the third world or fuel vehicles with them and we're good.

carving- guys pay attention here, this is what happens when you think with the head that has no brain. if you are going to fall asleep next to someone, you might want to have met them more than 10 minutes before last call.

escort- yep expat definitely foxworthy worthy!

gold- homeless japanese panning for gold, it's an oriental gold rush.

ms. special harris- haven't i told you all what special is...a euphanism for retarded. and that pertains to the mother not the kid saddled with that name.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/02/09 at 07:39 PM
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