Friday, February 10, 2006

Freaky Friday

Baby feeds on dog's milk Reuters - Thu Feb 9, 8:57 AM ET
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - A Tanzanian mother went into hysterics when she found her six month-old baby suckling dog's milk, a local daily reported Thursday.
Burglar steals police car from station Reuters - Thu Feb 9, 8:58 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - Detectives in Germany were dumbstruck after a man they had just booked for burglary walked out of the police station and drove off in one of their cars, authorities said Wednesday.
Olympic team still waiting for lost luggage Reuters - Thu Feb 9, 8:58 AM ET
MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish Winter Olympic team have got off to an unfortunate start to the Games with several members of the 31-strong squad still waiting for their luggage to turn up after arriving in Turin Monday.
Ban rock concerts and football games? Reuters - Thu Feb 9, 8:58 AM ET
DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - An Iowa sheriff's decision to hand out tickets instead of arrests for small amounts of marijuana invited a lawmaker's slap that it would be simpler to ban rock concerts and football games.
Solitaire Game Gets NYC Worker Fired AP - Fri Feb 10, 9:54 AM ET
NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't playing games — after he saw a game of solitaire on a city employee's computer screen, he fired him.
Berlusconi says he's like Napoleon, only taller Reuters - 24 minutes ago
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday only Napoleon had done more for his country but boasted he was taller than the French emperor.
Colorado Woman Delivers Baby in a Toilet AP - Fri Feb 10, 6:37 AM ET
LITTLETON, Colorado - A premature baby survived after being delivered in a toilet, police said.
Islanders comb beach for washed-up shoe cargo Reuters - 5 minutes ago
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Thousands of sports shoes washed up onto a Dutch island on Friday after a passing container ship lost part of its cargo, attracting hundreds of local residents anxious to find their size.
3-Feet-Tall Woman Has Healthy Son AP - Fri Feb 10, 11:46 AM ET
PALO ALTO, Calif. - A woman who is 3 feet tall and weighed 37 pounds before she got pregnant has given birth to her first child — a healthy boy.
Bolivia minister wants coca fed to school children Reuters - 1 hour, 26 minutes ago
LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivia's foreign minister says coca leaves, the raw material for cocaine, are so nutritious they should be included on school breakfast menus.
Woman Whistles Through Her Toes AP - Thu Feb 9, 9:22 PM ET
NEW YORK - One Oklahoma woman might get cold feet if she comes to New York and tries to hail a cab. But Betty Bell will have to do just that if she's going to whistle.
Japanese said "feeding whale meat to dogs" Reuters - 1 hour, 33 minutes ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Japan's stock of whale meat from hunting for scientific research is so large that the country has begun selling it as dog food, a leading marine conservation organisation said on Friday.
Burglar Eats, Watches TV and Checks E-Mail AP - Thu Feb 9, 6:13 PM ET
WEST BEND, Wis. - Authorities are seeking a burglar who allegedly took the time to make coffee, cook and eat meals, take showers, pick out a change of clothes, watch television and check his e-mail while inside three rural Washington County homes this month.
Cabbie reunited with fare-dodger Reuters - Fri Feb 10, 11:41 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - After dodging a cab fare, the last thing a man in Germany expected was to be reunited with his victim when he phoned for another taxi, police said on Friday.
Philly Bus Driver Tosses Woman Off Bus AP - Thu Feb 9, 5:26 PM ET
PHILADELPHIA - A transit bus driver grabbed a woman by the hair, knocked her head into a pole, opened the door and tossed her into traffic after she yelled at him for missing her stop, police said.
Man jailed for mass looting of ticket machines Reuters - Fri Feb 10, 9:00 AM ET
BERLIN (Reuters) - A city clerk in Germany who stole around 1 million euros ($1.20 million) worth of coins from parking ticket machines has been sentenced to over four years in prison, a court in the western city of Aachen said on Friday.
Cricketers in 'Haunted House' Get Injured AP - Thu Feb 9, 9:32 PM ET
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Five first-class cricketers sharing an alleged haunted house in the South Island city of Dunedin have been hit by a "spooky" run of injuries since taking up residence in the former home for the terminally ill.