In December 2011, a beautifully-illuminated, 300-year-old German bible was among items lost in a truck theft. Though the thieves were caught, they had already gotten rid of it. It took a year of detective work to track it down. Holly Zachariah of The Columbus Dispatch:
A few weeks ago, one of Shier’s cousins saw a notation about an old German Bible on the website ancestry.com. It described the book in detail. She called Shier, and he called the Union County sheriff’s office. Sheriff’s detectives enlisted the help of Goodwill, which had sold the Bible online, and tracked it first to Louisiana and then to Georgia. But the couple who had bought it wouldn’t send it back without the $405 they had paid for it.
Seems odd that the buyer was allowed to keep (and ransom) stolen goods.
Before being convicted of felony securities fraud, smirking cartoon villain pharma-douche-bro Martin Shkreli had to be tried in front of a jury and this presented a unique problem because everyone hates Martin Shkreli, and thus more than 100 jurors were dismissed from the pool during pre-trial questioning. Here are some of the statements that led […]
HB 214 signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott [R], bans abortion coverage from all public and private health insurance plans, and mandates that abortion insurance be sold as a separate product to women who are concerned that they’ll need an abortion in future due to risks to their lives, unplanned pregnancies, unviable pregnancies, […]
Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX, @JohnCornyn, +1 202-224-2934] introduced the Building America’s Trust Act as a “long-term border security and interior enforcement strategy” but refused to release the bill’s text, which has now leaked.
Toaster ovens are the perfect appliance for small things like toasted sandwiches and roasted garlic (try it!), but anything more involved usually requires a full-sized conventional oven.However, despite its small size, the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven can handle anything from baked pastries to broiled meats. This kitchen appliance has a minimal countertop footprint, and cooks […]
The Pry.Me Bottle Opener holds tens of thousands of times its own weight, and you can pick one up now from the Boing Boing Store.This remarkable keychain is considerably smaller than any of your keys, but don’t let that fool you: it can easily open any bottle, and could even tow a trailer full of […]