Wednesday, March 31, 2010
A HONG Kong man, taken to the hospital to have a cucumber removed from his bottom, told doctors he inserted it in a suicide attempt.
The Sun reported Chin Wei, 62, said the method was a variation of the Japanese ritual suicide hara-kiri - usually carried out with a sword plunged into one's own stomach.
He was found in a pool of blood by his daughter before being rushed to receive medical health.
Medics said a severe tear to the man's anus was not life-threatening.
The Allure of the Automobile, which opens Sunday and runs through June 20, features 18 vehicles created in what could be called the golden age of design, from the early 1930s through the early 1960s.More: 6 Cars So Alluring They’re in an Art Museum
The vehicles range from a 1933 Pierce Silver Arrow to a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT. Each is presented in the context of the Art Moderne and Postwar Modernity movements, and they all have a timelessness that goes beyond mere craft to become art.
Puerto Rican pop singer Ricky Martin has opened up about his sexuality on his website. "I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man," wrote Martin on Monday. "I am very blessed to be who I am."And also: who cares?
A father tried to give his 11-year-old daughter a time-out, but she ended up getting charged with a misdemeanor.Link | via
Around 9:30 p.m. March 24, the girl and her 7-year-old brother got into a fight over who got to sit in a certain chair, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report. The father ended up escorting the girl to her room.
The man stood in the hallway watching her, making sure she wouldn’t try to run away out her bedroom window, the report said. The girl grabbed a toy gun and threw it, striking her father in the head and causing him to bleed from a laceration on his scalp.
The girl was charged with domestic battery and is due in juvenile court May 5.
A - A Chinese couple named their son @ which in Chinese is pronounced 'ai ta' meaning 'love him'.The whole A-Z
B - Swedish courts can also reject unusual names. In 1991 a Swedish couple tried to name their child Brfxxccxxmnpcccclllmmnprxvclmnckssqlbb11116 (pronounced 'Albin') in protest.
C - Brazilian footballer Creedence Clearwater Couto was named after legendary American rock band Creed.
D - In 1995, US hit The Late Show made a celebrity of Canadian petrol station owner Dick Assman.
E - Two sports-loving dads in Texas and Michigan named their sons ESPN (pronounced 'Espin') after the US TV channel.
F - Names often change their meanings over the years. At least we hope so for the sake of poor F*ck K Holmwood who was born in Sussex in 1878. His mother was named Fanny.
G - In 2005 an online casino paid Terri Iligan $8,000 to change her name to GoldenPalaceDotCom.
H - Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence named their daughter Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.
I - Sometimes it's the surname that causes the trouble. James Hogg, a former Governor of Texas named his daughter Ima.
J - Bond fan David Fearn from Walsall changed his name to James Dr No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You Only Live Twice On Her Majesty's Secret Service Diamonds Are Forever Live and Let Die The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker For Your Eyes Only Octopussy A View to a Kill The Living Daylights Licence to Kill Golden Eye Tomorrow Never Dies The World Is Not Enough Die Another Day Casino Royale Bond, to celebrate the release of the latest 007 film in 2006.
Brian Maxted, 73, who runs Folkestone Owl Sanctuary, said he discovered Alby's unusual talent during a trip to the local shopping centre.
He said: "I often take some owls into town to try and get some donations from shoppers.
"I had the owls out one day last week and a young lad stopped to look at them.
"He put down his skateboard and Alby, who'd been fast asleep, saw it and jumped on.
"Someone pulled it along the ground and he loved it so much, we had to get him one of his own."
Alby, who is 13, has now developed his technique, which involves him swooping onto the board, using the momentum from his flight to push him along.
Let me start by apologizing to anyone who went to see "Battlefield Earth."Read the whole thing
It wasn't as I intended -- promise. No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn't really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those.
Now, looking back at the movie with fresh eyes, I can't help but be strangely proud of it. Because out of all the sucky movies, mine is the suckiest.
A driver stopped by Northland police had drunk so much his alcohol level exceeded the breathalyser's maximum range.Link
The driver, in his 50s, was spotted swerving back and forth over the centre-line of the road north of Whangarei earlier this year, the Northern Advocate reported.
The breathalyser was unable to give a reading because it only measured blood alcohol levels up to 2000mcg.
The man was blood tested, recording 2290mcg, nearly six times over the legal limit.
MOSCOW, February 18 (RIA Novosti) - Moscow authorities have refused to issue a birth certificate to a six-year-old boy, whose parents named him BOCh RVF 26062002, a records chief told RIA Novosti on Wednesday.via
Registration officials refused to register the boy's name, which translates into a Russian acronym for Biological Human Object of the Voronin-Frolov Genus (DoB) June 6, 2002, to "protect the boy's own interests." The parents have insisted on registering the name.
In 2008, a number of other odd names were registered in Russia, including the English equivalent of North, Dolphin, Wind, and Moon. However, in 2005 the names Leaf Salad, Aviation Dispatcher, Russia, Privatization, Cool, Viagra and Simply a Hero were registered.
Chinese doctors claim to have discovered the biggest case of man boobs in the world after a dairy farmer turned up at a specialist chest clinic in Beijing.via
In what could well be his last official public appearance, a decidedly gaunt looking Dennis Hopper received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday in Los Angeles. By his side during the induction ceremony were his 7-year-old daughter Galen Grier Hopper and actor Jack Nicholson.
Hopper has terminal prostate cancer and can no longer receive chemotherapy because he is too weak to withstand the rigorous treatment. Weighing just 100 pounds, the 73-year-old had a bandage on his head and a wrap on one wrist — reportedly injuries caused in a recent fall.
A Chattanooga Police officer, while running radar at 1410 Workman Road on Sunday night, had his patrol car attacked by a ferocious bulldog.via
Officer Clayton Holmes said he had stopped to work on a report when he felt his car shaking. He got out to investigate and what he found was a bulldog chewing on his patrol car.
The dog chewed two tires and the entire front bumper off of the car.
The flash-point happened in a Brazilian football match between lower-league teams Genus and Moto Clube.via
Genus player Robson refused to head for an early bath when the ref showed him a red card for a nasty tackle in the 64th minute.
Instead he and four team-mates berated the man in black, who felt so threatened he called on police.
Clad in full riot gear and brandishing shields and batons, four officers at first tried to escort Robson off the pitch.
When he resisted they pulled out their pepper-sprays and gave him and the other players a blast in the face.
Breast-implants packed with explosives could be used by terrorists to blow up an airliner, experts have reportedly warned.via
Radical Islamist plastic surgeons could be carrying out the implant operations in lawless areas of Pakistan, security sources are said to warned.
Explosives experts have reportedly said just five ounces of Pentaerythritol Tetrabitrate packed into a breast implant would be enough to blow a “considerable” hole in the side of a jumbo jet.