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9-year-old boy swims to Alcatraz and back, breaking record

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 9-year-old Central California boy braved strong currents and cold water to swim from San Francisco to Alcatraz Island and back.
KSEE-TV in Fresno reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/1tuQAjr ) that James Savage set a record as the youngest swimmer to make the journey to the former prison.
The station reports that by completing the [...]

 

Monday June 27th, 2016 | No comments »


Florida man brags about burglary on Facebook, lands him in jail

Reuters) – A Florida burglar who posted a Facebook video bragging about a $500,000 jewelry haul has landed himself and one of his accomplices in jail, police said on Thursday.
Officers from Pinecrest, Florida said they arrested Raderius Glenn Collins, 18, after he uploaded the video to Facebook on May 27. His friend, Marcus Terrell Parker, [...]

 

Monday June 27th, 2016 | No comments »


Lithuanian village crowns prettiest goat

RAMYGALA, Lithuania (Reuters) – The Lithuanian village of Ramygala held its annual beauty pageant on Sunday, the top prize going to a 16-month-old female goat called Demyte, or “Little Spot”.
Around 500 people braved the summer heat to attend the parade in honor of the goat, a traditional symbol of the northern village. The pageant also [...]

 

Monday June 27th, 2016 | No comments »


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Flesh on the hook: the act of body suspension

 
(www.yahoo.com)
ZAGREB (Reuters) – On the rooftop of an empty building in Zagreb, Dino Helvida carefully pierces his client Kaitlin’s torso, legs and face before putting hooks through her skin.
Shortly after, he suspends her from a metallic frame, her heavily tattooed body dangling horizontally in the air.
Helvida, 27, is a professional piercer and body suspension expert [...]

 

Sunday June 19th, 2016 | No comments »


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1,200-foot amusement ride proposed for NY’s Penn Station

 
(www.yahoo.com)

NEW YORK (AP) — Catching a train at New York’s crowded Penn Station is no thrill. But a development team has proposed a novel plan to overhaul the station: Build a 1,200-foot thrill ride on top of it and pay for renovations by charging $35 a ticket.
The plan submitted to state officials envisions a transparent [...]

 

Sunday June 19th, 2016 | No comments »


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Two unreleased Frank Zappa albums will emerge from the vaults this July

 
(www.consequenceofsound.net)
Frank Zappa has earned high, and well-deserved, posthumous praise. For example, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (wherein he was inducted by Lou Reed in 1995), Zappa was “rock and roll’s sharpest musical mind and most astute social critic.”
Since his death in 1993, Zappa’s legacy has remained intact, with the reissuing of his [...]

 

Sunday June 19th, 2016 | No comments »


2016 NBA Finals - Game Five

James, Irving each have 41, force Game 6

(sports.yahoo.com)
 
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Booed every time he touched the ball, LeBron James cut through Golden State’s defense and made layups look easy. Dunks and 3-pointers, so smooth, too.
And Kyrie Irving also completely had his way with the Warriors.
King James and Irving thoroughly overpowered the defending champions from every spot on the floor, and the [...]

 

Tuesday June 14th, 2016 | No comments »


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Lil Wayne Hospitalized After Emergency Plane Landing

 
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Lil Wayne was hospitalized in Omaha, NE after his private plane made two emergency landings, according to Buzzfeed. Local station KETV reports the rapper suffered a seizure in the air while traveling from Milwaukee to California, causing his plane to divert to Omaha. The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, will spend at least one [...]

 

Tuesday June 14th, 2016 | No comments »


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This Giant Alligator Is The Most Terrifying Golf Course Hazard

 
(sports.yahoo.com)
A lot of people think golf is a boring sport. We’ve tried to speed up the game, liven it up with some booze and high-speed golf cart chases that end in blazes of glory, but the real secret to making golf interesting may not lie in the hands of us Homo sapiens at all.
The Buffalo [...]

 

Wednesday June 1st, 2016 | No comments »


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Plea Deal Done in Las Vegas for ‘Pawn Stars’ Star Chumlee

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A star of the reality TV show “Pawn Stars” has sealed a plea deal sparing him jail time in the discovery of guns, marijuana and other drugs at his Las Vegas home.
Austin Lee Russell, who’s known on the show as “Chumlee,” pleaded guilty May 25 to felony weapon and misdemeanor attempted [...]

 

Wednesday June 1st, 2016 | No comments »