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Archive for October 10th, 2014

Happy Friday Widdershins.  It’s the weekend and I’ve found some out of the ordinary items for your weekend perusal. Enjoy!

Broken BadlyBreaking Bad

Three terrified people screaming out of an upper-story window at a house in Dothan, Ala., on August 24th drew police in a hurry. They were trapped, they yelled–unable to escape because intruders were still inside, shooting at them. One “victim” said she had been stabbed–and the blade broken off inside her.

With their own shotgun, the three had blown out several windows and walls defending themselves. They had even ripped out an upstairs toilet and sink and dropped it on an intruder, outside. Police calmed the situation and later told reporters that there never were intruders–that the “hostages” had imagined the whole thing except for the estimated $10,000 damage and the woman’s superficial, “defensive” stab wounds.

The home’s methamphetamine lab apparently remained intact.

Homeland Security

Apparently, there’s growing concern that the Islamist State of Iraq and Syria could attack the United States from within — cops just don’t believe that terrorists will start by hiding in cars on Mississippi school property.

That allegedly didn’t stop Lisa Carol Roche from using ISIS as an alibi. The Hurley woman is accused of burglarizing cars in the parking lot of her children’s school, then telling officers that she was “looking for ISIS terrorists,” according to Gulf Live.

Roche, 41, was allegedly caught stealing sunglasses and other items from cars at East Central High School, FOX 10 reports. She remained in Jackson County Adult Detention Center Friday.

She’s been charged previously with careless driving, felony fraud and felony embezzlement. She faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of commercial burglary.

Gawker points out that it’s unclear whether she’ll be questioned about her terrorist intel in court.

I’m gonna need more Kleenex

Whale spoutingThe job of determining stress levels in whales is itself apparently stressful. The most reliable information about tension lies in hormones most accurately measured by researchers’ boarding a boat and sidling up to a whale and waiting until it blasts snot out of its blowhole. Catching enough of it (or wiping it off of their raincoats), scientists can run the gunk through chemical tests. However, a team of engineering researchers at Olin College in Needham, Mass., told the Boston Globe in September that they were on the verge of creating a radio-controlled, mucus-trapping drone that would bring greater civility to the researchers’ job (and reduce the add-on stress the whales must feel at being stalked by motorboats).

Fries Are Extra

Ha! Lowly peasant. Your burger is topped with Salish Alderwood sea salt and shaved black truffles? That sounds boring.

Sit down, expensive burgers of yore. The “Glamburger” is here to kick your privilege in the face. All fancy burgers have Hamburgersome form of black truffle and a Kobe Wagyu beef patty from Japan — this one throws in lobster, beluga caviar, venison, a duck egg and an edible gold leaf. And it only costs $1,768!

That’s right, kids. A layer of gold on your burger. To eat!

Chris Large, head chef at Honky Tonk in London, teamed up with Groupon to create this monstrosity in celebration of selling its five-millionth food and drink voucher in Britain. He told UPI that he plans to hold a contest to give away a free, 2,618-calorie Glamburger.

“After sourcing the best possible ingredients to create this masterpiece, the winner will certainly have a dinner to remember,” Large said.

The Guinness Book of World Records lists New York’s Le Burger Extravagant ($295)as the most expensive burger. A $500 burger in Beverly Hills unofficially topped that record in 2012 with its flashy ingredients, and the largest commercially available burger weighs 777 pounds and costs $5,000.

Government Work

Megan Campbell’s parked car was hit by a van driven by a city worker, so now she wants the city to pay for the damages. Sounds reasonable. But Campbell was the city worker driving the van that hit her own car. The city is reviewing the incident.

Wow, What a Ride!

Soulful and adrenaline-pumped, cyclist Danny MacAskill’s stunt ride through the gorgeous Cuillin Ridgeline on his native Isle of Skye in Scotland will keep you on the edge of your seat.

The Ridge” has collected more than 10 million views in a matter of days. At about 4 minutes in I got that weak knee feeling even though I was sitting down.

 

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