Thailand’s “Scorpion Queen” set a new world record
after living with thousands
of deadly scorpions in a glass room for 33 days, beating her previous record by
A Providence, R.I. man pleaded no contest
to animal abandonment and was ordered
to pay $1000 restitution and perform 50 hours of community service after he abandoned
nearly 300 rats on the side of a road in aquariums and cages.
Tanzania has revoked the licenses
of all its traditional healers in a
bid to halt the killings of albinos whose body parts are used for witchcraft.
A group of Evanston friends thought it was funny when a man fell on the ice, but
the situation quickly turned ugly
when the fallen man drew a gun and shot
one of them. Ice rage?
Blowfish testicles prepared by an unauthorized chef sickened seven diners
in northern Japan and three remained
hospitalized Tuesday after eating the poisonous delicacy. There's a moral in there
Former French President Chirac was hospitalised after being mauled
by his while Maltese dog - which suffers
from frenzied fits and is being treated with anti-depressants.
Passengers on a flight from Moscow to New York quickly realized that their
pilot was dead drunk
as he announced preparations for take-off. After much
haggling, they were able abort the flight.
Giving new meaning to the phrase scape-goat
, vigilantes took a black and white goat to the
Nigerian police, saying it was an armed robber who had used black magic to transform
himself into a goat. No word yet on the goat's fate.
In a week that was rife with idiotic statements, Nancy Pelosi wins top prize for:
MOST IDIOTIC STATEMENT:
Democrat head honcho Nancy Pelosi declared with a straight face
, "Every month that we do not
have an economic recovery package, 500 million Americans lose their jobs." This
statement was also echoed by Obama, which raises the question: Who are the idiots?
Them, or the people who voted fore them?
Larry King, 75, while interviewing Bob Woodward gushed
: "My younger son
Cannon, he is eight. And he now says that he would like to be black. I'm not kidding.
He said there's a lot of advantages. Black is in. Is this a turning of the tide?"
Ali Wentworth (wife of ABC News' George Stephanopoulos) on Oprah
, on Obama's
inauguration: We watched everything and George was still doing all the anchoring
for ABC and as soon Beyonce said "At Last..." George called me at home and he went,
"Honey?" and I said "I know!" and we both started crying
"California's farms and vineyards could vanish
by the end of the century,
and its major cities could be in jeopardy, if Americans do not act to slow the advance
of global warming", Secretary of Energy Steven Chu said Tuesday.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on Wednesday said he thinks hog farmers are a greater threat
to Americans than Osama bin Laden.
A Texas high school girls basketball team on the winning end of a 100-0 game has
a case of blowout remorse. Now officials from the winning school say they are trying
to do the right thing
by seeking a forfeit and apologizing
for the margin of victory
A British man who murdered his wife after becoming enraged when she changed her
relationship status on Facebook to "single" was jailed for at least 18 years.
JUST PLAIN DUMB:
Sean Manning, a zoo worker, swims fearlessly
beside the 9ft long creatures without anything
to protect him. Apparently calm and unthreatened, the alligators allow Mr Manning
to get close enough to touch them.
So many idiots, so little space. Feel free to send in your nominees for next week's
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