Archive for July, 2009

Somebody is stealing sand, so beach closed

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Date: July 31st, 2009

Category: Nutty News

beach1MEXICO CITY  -  Surprised tourists found their little piece of Cancun beach paradise ringed by crime-scene tape and gun-toting sailors. Environmental enforcement officers backed by Mexican navy personnel closed off hundreds of feet of powder-white coastline in front of a hotel accused of illegally accumulating sand on its beach.  More… 

T. Boone Pickens returns part of man’s driveway

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

pickensHOLDENVILLE, Oklahoma – Billionaire T. Boone Pickens has returned a concrete slab bearing his childhood signature to the Oklahoma driveway from which it was taken. Pickens had a crew remove the slab from the Holdenville home, which once belonged to his grandmother, in early July and the current owner of the property immediately demanded its return. More…

Man buys house for $1, Now selling it for FREE

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

for-saleRAINBOW, California -  A man who bought a historic Oceanside, California home for $1 and moved it to his property in Rainbow, California, said he is now selling it for a lower price — free. Hayden Perrine said he had originally planned to convert the house, which was built in 1889, into an extension of his home, but San Diego County permits and mandated restorations have made the project too expensive.  More…

Replica rifle has man at odds with cops

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

rifle1New York -  Like America’s first soldiers at the Battle of Brooklyn, Michael Littlejohn is fighting for his right to bear arms. The Revolutionary War buff charges the Bloomberg administration with tyranny for trying to seize his handmade flintlock rifle – a dead ringer for the weapon once used against the redcoats. “This is the last legal gun that you can have without registration in New York,” Littlejohn said. “And yet Mayor Bloomberg is driven crazy by my flintlock gun”.   More…

Truck Driver Texting, Talking on 2 Cell Phones

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

textLOCKPORT, New York -  Police said a Buffalo-area tow truck driver was texting on one cell phone while talking on another when he slammed into a car and crashed into a swimming pool. Niagara County sheriff’s deputies said 25-year-old Nicholas Sparks of Burt admitted he was texting and talking when his flatbed truck hit the car.  More…

Texas A&M University Closed

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

tamuBRYAN, Texas  -  Thousands of residents were evacuated and the  University campus closed  as a fire burned at a chemical plant that processes explosive ammonium nitrate. Black smoke settled over Bryan, a city of about 80,000 people about 100 miles north of Houston, after the fire started about noon at the nearby El Dorado Chemical Co. The plant blends and packages fertilizer and other chemicals, including ammonium nitrate, a chemical used to make explosives.  More…

Astronaut wore the same pair of underpants for a month

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

briefsJapan – According to astronaut Koichi Wakata, who is returning to earth from months at the International Space Station, he’s been sporting a brand new pair of J-Ware briefs. For the last few weeks. Straight. Without changing.  These aren’t any ol’ normal kind of underwear. These are high-tech briefs, designed by a team in Japan to be odor-free. The J-Wear line is designed by textile experts  and is said to be made of anti-bacterial, water-absorbent, odor-eliminating material.  More…

800-pound patients a problem for ambulance crews

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

forkliftNebraska – Four-hundred-, 600- and even 800-pound patients are presenting ambulance crews with some big challenges. As obesity rates rise, paramedics in Nebraska and Iowa are faced with carrying more obese patients. In turn, paramedics find creative ways to move them, and some fire departments are looking to borrow or buy specialized equipment such as putting a construction crane and a forklift on call for patients.  More…

New Law Prohibits All Animals in Circuses

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

dog3LA PAZ, Bolivia -  Bolivia has enacted what animal rights defenders are calling the world’s first law that prohibits the use of animals in circuses. A handful of other countries have banned the use of wild animals in circuses, but the Bolivian ban includes domestic animals as well.  More…

Murderer spends 16 years hiding in caves

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

caveLISBON, Portugal -   A fugitive murderer spent 16 years hiding in caves around his home village in northern Portugal before he was recaptured looking “like Robinson Crusoe. Manuel Cruz, 54, had a deep tan and a long beard. “He wasn’t very strong but he wasn’t in very bad shape,” said Gomes, who arrested Cruz.  More…

Man In Coma – Hit by Falling Tree Branch in Central Park

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

central-parkNEW YORK  -    A Google engineer enjoying a quiet walk in Central Park  was hit on the head by a large branch that fell from a tree,  a freak accident that left the father of two in a coma. Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, 33, was alone on a footpath between Central Park  West and West Drive near 63rd Street when the rotting branch suddenly broke and fell on him from 20 feet above.  More… 

Condo has 32 stories, only one family

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

oasisFlorida – Vangelakos, 45, his wife Cathy and their three children are the only residents in the 32-story Oasis I condo on the east edge of downtown Fort Myers. The 45-year-old Weehawken, N.J., firefighter bought the condo  for $430,000.   Prices have fallen hard since the real estate bubble burst in early 2006. Only a handful of those who put down deposits on the tower’s units actually closed on the deal. Those who did have swapped their Oasis I units for condos in Oasis II next door.  More…

Denture cream crippled her

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

fixodentBOCA RATON, Florida  -   Marianne Chapman says she doesn’t have full use of her hands. The 31-year-old says the problems started 11 years ago. “I woke up and had no feeling in my hands,” Chapman said.Now she has problems throughout her body. She can’t pick up her children like she used to, can’t run, can’t ride a bike. Chapman blames it all on Fixodent denture adhesive cream.  More… 

Baby cut from mom’s womb found

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

handWORCESTER, Massachusetts -   A baby girl cut from her mother’s womb was found and a woman arrested after acquaintances became suspicious of her claims that she had just given birth, police said. Julie Corey, 35, of Worcester, Massachusetts, and a male companion were arrested in  where police found them with the child.  More…

Reporter Accused of Running Prostitution Ring

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Date: July 30th, 2009

Category: Nutty News

craigslistMANCHESTER, New Hampshire  –   A veteran newspaper sports reporter was charged  with running a prostitution ring in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and possibly into Canada. Kevin Provencher advertised his prostitution ring’s services on Craigslist and other Web sites and rented hotel rooms in Andover, Massachusetts, and in New Hampshire.  More…