Pennsylvania resident Chris Persic says his wife called to let him know their SUV smelled like it was burning. When she opened the hood, a surprise was waiting: walnuts and grass piled all over the Kia engine, stashed their by misbehaving squirrels. Read the rest
The getaway goat's name is 'Big Boy.' “He’s never done anything like that before,” his owner said when finally reunited with the goat.
“I think he was drinking too much that night. I’m really sorry it happened but there wasn’t much I could do. I wasn’t there.”
In an Ohio town, a teen got home from school last Friday to discover the family dog barking outside, and a sliding glass door shattered.
The kid's mom called the Ashland County Sheriff’s Office after they figured out a goat had crashed into their family home.
Keathley said she and the deputies called vets, animal control and the local Humane Society for advice. She said everyone laughed at them and they laughed too but they really needed help. Finally, the deputies decided to attempt corralling the goat out themselves. They tried tying a rope around its neck, enticing it with carrots, dog bones, grass.
At one point, the goat turned around and ran back into the bathroom. Eventually, the two deputies each grabbed a horn and managed to lead the goat outside and into the German Shepard’s cage.
On local Facebook pages, Keathley asked, “is anybody missing a ram? Please contact me ASAP.”
She said she didn’t want to include what the male goat had done in the post or else the owner might not claim him.
More: Goat breaks into Ashland County home, falls asleep in bathroom [times-gazette.com, video courtesy Jenn Keathley] Read the rest
A woman in Florida is in Big Trouble after cops say she climbed up into the ceiling of a Big Lots store to avoid a shoplifting arrest last Friday. Read the rest
Oh, deer. Read the rest
Guess used Burger King grease is the new copper wires nowadays. Read the rest
The French Elevator Channel chronicles one man's quest to record illustrative videos of every elevator he has the pleasure to use. Embedded above is the latest at the time of publication, a gated traction elevator at 1715 Av. Santa Fe in Buenos Aires.
"These are very nice elevators!" the videographer reports. "Everything is original, except the buttons."
I have two kids, so like all parents, I've been through some gross moments. Still, the all-natural baby decongestant Nosefrida the snotsucker brings out the giggling 15 year old in me. The picture tells the story: mom holds baby down like a prisoner and with one end of the tube in her mouth (or in my family, Dad), and the chamber tip firmly pressed onto bambino's schnozz, and snot is sucked. "Of course" product devotees will tell you, "it doesn't go up the tube, it gets captured in the chamber!!" But still. But still. Read the rest
Michael Donaldson says:
I thought I'd share this evidence of a recent discovery with all of you as I feel it might be of interest. Yesterday this was found laying in the center of my front lawn. The disc was carefully wrapped in multiple layers of Saran Wrap and sealed at the center, supposedly to protect it from the elements. Once the wrap was opened there were a few evenly cut pieces of white paper folded over the eventual reveal. No idea if I was specifically targeted or if someone was going through my neighborhood throwing these out for everyone. Of course, I'm hoping this was meant just for me but will go for a walk in a bit to see if other specimens can be spotted in my neighbors' yards. I'm a bit hesitant to follow the instructions.
Tattoo artist Dave Hurban displays an iPod Nano which he has attached to his wrists through magnetic piercings in his wrist in New York, May 14, 2012. Reuters has an interview with him here.
"I just invented the strapless watch," he said on Monday of his Apple Inc device, set to display a clock.
Hurban cheerfully recounted how he mapped out the four corners of the iPod on his arm and then inserted four titanium studs into his skin. Once the incisions healed, he popped on his iPod, which is held in place magnetically.
"It's way simpler than you think it is," said Hurban.
A student going a little too heavy on a brand of spray-on stench popular with teens set off the fire alarm at a Connecticut high school: “It was some kid in the locker room using body spray and it created a cloud of mist right underneath the sensor,” Fire Marshal Albert Santostefano told the Middletown Press. “The mist could trip the fire alarm, steam from a shower could trip it. It looks like he used an overabundance, and they said it was Axe Body Spray.” Hm. How did "they" know it was Axe? Could it have been... the smell? The awful, awful, awful smell? (via NextDraft) Read the rest
Models present lingerie maker Triumph's new concept bra, the "Super Cool Bra", during its unveiling in Tokyo on May 9, 2012. The bra, modeled after a miniature fishbowl, contains a gel material designed to draw excess heat out of the body in its cups. It was created to help women "feel refreshed" during summer by wearing it, the lingerie maker said. Japan is headed for a power shortage this summer following the shutdown of all nuclear power reactors. I don't really get what's up with the pipe. Read the rest
People sit in front of a house built upside-down by Polish architects Irek Glowacki and Marek Rozhanski, in the western Austrian village of Terfens May 5, 2012. The project is meant to serve as a new tourist attraction in the area, and is now open for public viewing. Read the rest