Saturday, August 1, 2009

Miss Universe Australia flees from killer croc.

Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch met some crocodiles during her Northern Territory visit yesterday and had to run for her life when a 5m croc named Eric lunged at her.

The stunner told the Northern Territory News it was an incredible - yet scary - experience.

She said it was one of the more unusual events she had been involved in since being announced winner of the pageant in April.

"As soon as I saw him move I got nervous," she said as she laughed about her brush with the huge saltie.

The bubbly beauty visited Crocodylus Park in Darwin to meet some of the biggest crocs in captivity.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

House defeats sweeping reform of food safety.

Clearly, the US government is in the pocket of Big E.Coli. From Yahoo! News:
The U.S. House defeated a proposed sweeping reform of the federal food safety system on Wednesday amid complaints it would bury small farmers in paperwork with no assurance of an increase in inspections.

The bill was debated under special rules that limited debate to 40 minutes with no amendments allowed and a two-thirds majority needed for passage. It fell eight votes short, 280-150.

The bill would give the Food and Drug Administration the power to order food recalls, step up the frequency of plant inspections, require facilities to have a food safety plan in place and give FDA more access to company records.

Democrats predominantly voted for the bill and most Republicans voted against it. But there was a sizable cross-over -- four dozen Republicans voted for the bill. Two dozen Democrats opposed it.


These are items collected over the past few days. Sorry for the lateness!

Creepy: Brain-reading methods developed.

Yipes: 2,000 people bitten by dogs per day in Sri Lanka.

Awesome: Swiss psychiatrist fights fear with LSD.

Hot Cha Cha: Red wine increases women's sexual desire.

Yipes: Sacha Baron Cohen threatened by Palestinian terrorists over Bruno.

Sad: Global warming to force 75 million Pacific Islanders from their homes.

Aww: Lump of cheese lost in space.

Hot Cha Cha: Evolution producing more beautiful women.

Tech: Apple, record labels working on way to get people to buy full albums again.

RUW: Robotic firefighting team debuts.

Aww: Remorseful robber returns money, hugs victim.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Man arrested for having sex with horse... again.

Man, Matthew Broderick must be PISSED. From NY Daily News:
A South Carolina man was busted for having sex with a horse, while on probation for having sex with the same horse.

Rodell Vereen, 50, was arrested Monday night in the throes of bestiality by the filly's shotgun-toting owner, who also has video surveillance of the perverse act.

"When they arrested him before I thought that was the end of it," said Barbara Kenley, who caught Vereen in the middle of his romp in the hay with her 21-year-old horse, Sugar.

Vereen was charged with buggery and tresspassing, and was held on $10,000 bail.

"Hopefully he won't get out," said Kenley, owner of the Lazy B Stables in Conway, S.C. "My goal is to get him away from me and my property."

Happy Birthday, Geddy Lee!!

Although he exists beyond time and space, fools are confusing him as merely human and reporting that he is "turning 56." In any case, I shall use today to wish him happiness and hope that he gets some good loot.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Texan woman beheads newborn, eats brain.

Texas freaks me out.
A Texas woman decapitated her newborn baby and ate pieces of his body before turning a knife on herself, police said today.

Otty Sanchez was covered in blood and screaming "I killed my baby, I want to die'' when police arrived at the modest San Antonio home.

"She mentioned that someone or something told her to do it and she was hearing voices, so that leads us to believe she was experiencing some kind of mental crisis,'' said police spokesman Joe Rios.

[...] She appeared to have ingested parts of her child - including the brain - after attacking him with a knife, Mr Rios said.

San Antonio police chief William McManus described the crime scene as so grisly police officers barely spoke to each other while looking through the house. Parts of the child were missing, including pieces Ms Sanchez allegedly ate.

"At this particular scene you could have heard a pin drop," Mr McManus said. "No one was speaking. It was about as sombre as it could have been."
More here.

Blue M&Ms mend spinal injuries.

From the Telegraph:
The food dye that gives blue M&Ms their colour can help mend spinal injuries, researchers have claimed after tests on rats.

The compound Brilliant Blue G blocks a chemical that kills healthy spinal cord cells around the damaged area - an event that often causes more irreversible damage than the original injury.

BBG not only reduced the size of the lesion but also improved the recovery of motor skills, the rodent tests showed.

Those treated with BBG were later able to walk, although with a limp. Rats that did not receive the BBG solution never regained the ability to walk.

On the downside, the treatment causes the skin to temporarily turn bright blue and BBG needs to be injected soon after the trauma. The test injections were given within 15 minutes.

Swiss chocolatiers develope fat-free chocolate bar.

Something tells me "Vulcano" is just chocolate-flavored wax. From Ananova:
A bar of chocolate has been created that can be eaten while you diet.

Its makers claim it has 90% fewer calories than a normal bar and doesn't melt as easy as every day chocolate.

Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut has named his secret ingredient "Vulcano" because it can withstand heat up to 55C.

A spokesman told the Daily Mirror: "Our engineers stumbled upon the technique by accident.

"It's nice and chocolatey with a strong aroma. It does melt in the mouth but it is the enzymes in saliva rather than the heat that cause it to dissolve."

The company hope to sell Vulcano to Cadbury's and Nestle and It could be used in their bars within two years.

Super-Size Me to become comic book.

From The Food Section:
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Morgan Spurlock, director of the 2004 documentary "Super-Size Me," is partnering with Dark Horse Comics to create a graphic novel adapting true "tales from the fast-food underbelly" that never made it into the film.

The book, entitled Supersized: Strange Tales From a Fast Food Culture, will feature "MC Supersized" (right) -- an obese Ronald McDonald-esque clown created by artist Ron English to promote the film -- as a "guide through the stories, in the same way the Crypt Keeper hosted the ghoulish stories in EC Comics' 'Tales From the Crypt.'"

"As great as they were on paper, I think they'll be better told in a graphic-novel form," Spurlock said of the stories that will comprise the comic. "They're funny, they're gross, and hopefully they'll be informative too."


Hi guys, I'm sorry for the sparse updates the past few days. Hit a busy spell, but luckily things are looking boring again! And clearly there's been no other news besides the Michael Jackson Corpsewatch.

Stay tuned for a ton of updates. In the meantime, here's a picture of my cat wearing a tie.