Friday, February 03, 2006

Freaky Friday

Reuters - 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
TORONTO (Reuters) - Duckbilled dinosaurs of about 90 million years ago had huge crests with complex nasal passages, and used them to honk sexual and social messages, according to a new study in the journal Paleobiology.
Teen investigated for homework threat to Bush Reuters - 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service on Thursday said it was investigating a Rhode Island student who wrote a rambling essay advocating violence against U.S. President George W. Bush and major U.S. corporations.
Whale soul for sale -- one tragic owner Reuters - 1 hour, 12 minutes ago
LONDON (Reuters) - It used to be a practice confined to pacts with the devil, but now an anonymous vendor in America is offering to sell the soul of the London whale.
159 mph? That's where we draw the line.. Reuters - Thu Feb 2, 10:46 AM ET
LONDON (Reuters) - A British traffic officer caught driving at 159 mph but cleared by a court of speeding and dangerous driving faces a legal move at the High Court in London Wednesday to convict him.
I'm here for my prescription, and 6,000 cookies Reuters - Thu Feb 2, 10:45 AM ET
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch city of Groningen looks set to open the Netherlands' first pharmacy totally dedicated to providing high quality cannabis for pain relief at affordable prices, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
Australia at Risk of a Bed Bug 'Pandemic' AP - Fri Feb 3, 7:34 AM ET
SYDNEY, Australia - Planning a vacation to Australia? Consider bringing your own bedsheets. Pest control operators have reported a 1,000 percent increase over the last four years in the number of bed bug infestations reported and treated, according to Stephen Doggett, a head scientist with the Department of Medical Entomology at Sydney's Westmead hospital.
Whale soul for sale -- one tragic owner Reuters - 1 hour, 31 minutes ago
LONDON (Reuters) - It used to be a practice confined to pacts with the devil, but now an anonymous vendor in America is attempting to sell the soul of the London whale.
Alleged Burglar Gets Stuck in Oven Vent AP - Thu Feb 2, 8:40 PM ET
ORLANDO, Fla. - An alleged burglar was rescued Thursday after he got stuck overnight in the oven vent of the convenience store he was trying to rob, the fire department said.
Pregnancy test may lie behind deadly frog fungus Reuters - Thu Feb 2, 8:43 PM ET
POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa (Reuters) - What do an old pregnancy test for women and a mysterious fungus that is killing frogs have in common?
Naked Man Charges Two Moving Cars in Wis. AP - Thu Feb 2, 10:04 PM ET
WITTENBERG, Wis. - Authorities had no trouble locating the suspect after getting a call about a pedestrian attacking two moving cars. He was the one with no clothes.
Aged Irish beef gets the chop from Bulgarians Reuters - Fri Feb 3, 9:00 AM ET
SOFIA (Reuters) - Twenty-year-old Irish beef which may have been making its way to the processed food industry has been impounded in Bulgaria, which is toughening up food safety standards under pressure from the European Union.
Leaping Crocodile Slams Into Car AP - Thu Feb 2, 10:08 PM ET
SYDNEY, Australia - A 6.5-foot saltwater crocodile leapt out of a roadside culvert and slammed into the side of a passing car, authorities said Thursday.
Boat girl speaks of affection for Chirac Reuters - 2 hours, 13 minutes ago
PARIS (Reuters) - When Jacques Chirac offered a weeping Anh-Dao Duong his handkerchief at a Paris airport in 1979, a lifelong bond was created between the future French leader and the Vietnamese boat girl.
Cargo Worker Sleeps, Wakes Up in Turkey AP - Thu Feb 2, 5:12 PM ET
ISTANBUL, Turkey - It was a short flight, and Muhammet Ahmet Mursi slept almost the whole way. No leg room complaints. No cramped seats. No annoying intercom announcements.
Bed-bug epidemic bites at Australian tourism Reuters - Fri Feb 3, 1:04 AM ET
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is suffering a bed-bug epidemic with the tourism industry losing an estimated A$100 million (42 million pounds) a year because of the blood-sucking insects, according to a new entomology study.
Karate Experts Hired to Control Parrots AP - Thu Feb 2, 10:17 PM ET
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Organizers of a vintage car rally have hired karate experts to protect vehicles from marauding native parrots, a media report said Friday.
Ronaldinho is no sinner, says Archbishop of Barcelona Reuters - Fri Feb 3, 9:13 AM ET
MADRID (Reuters) - The Archbishop of Barcelona has intervened in the controversy surrounding Ronaldinho's red card against Real Zaragoza in the King's Cup, saying the Brazilian was unjustly punished.
Man, 82, Arrested in Scuffle Over Skunk AP - Thu Feb 2, 9:09 PM ET
NOVATO, Calif. - An 82-year-old animal lover was arrested this week on allegations he grabbed and brandished a trapper's revolver during a scuffle over the skunk.