Archive for October, 2009

Michael Jackson’s Doctor Unable to Pay Child Support

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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dr2LAS VEGAS – The doctor being investigated in Michael Jackson’s death told a court he can’t afford to pay $13,000 in child support and other debts because he was forced to close his medical practice after physical threats against him and his staff. A family court in Las Vegas set a Nov. 16 hearing to consider a recommendation that Dr. Conrad Murray be arrested for not appearing in court this month to explain the unpaid support. Murray’s lawyer Chris Aaron objected, saying in court documents the 56-year-old doctor didn’t receive notice of the hearing.  More…

 

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Drunken man rams stolen lawnmower into bus

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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martinFlorida – Middle school students on a bus got the giggles. But the man they were laughing at failed to see the humor – or the bus, apparently. Ron Martin, 29, was arrested on a charge of drunken driving after authorities and witnesses say he rammed a riding lawmower into the back of the stopped school bus. The crash caused the mower to tip, Martin and his riding companion to fall off, and the kids who witnessed it all to commence chuckling. The students’ reaction prompted an enraged Martin to mount an unsuccessful attempt to board the bus.  More…

 

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Man bites into family jewels

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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cakeSANFATUCCHIO, Italy – A Romanian caregiver to the elderly woman living in the Italian village of Sanfatucchio baked “a special cake” to take to relatives, and put it in the refrigerator until she was ready to go, Italian news agency ANSA reported. The hungry son of the old woman came in and opened the fridge. Seeing the cake, he proceeded to slice off a huge piece only to find a yummy filling of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and other jewels belonging to his mother. The caregiver lost her job.  More…

 

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Nature Guide Killed by Stampeding Elephant

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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elephantTanzania – Former army officer Anton Turner, 38, was helping with the filming of an episode of the CBBC series Serious Explorers in Tanzania yesterday when the attack happened. The program was tracing the footsteps of the explorer David Livingstone. A BBC spokeswoman said: “We understand at this stage that he was charged by an elephant and was mortally injured.” A doctor was travelling with the expedition and treated Mr Turner at the scene, but it was understood he died shortly after the incident.    More…

 

Calorie counts for Big Macs, vending machines

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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ham1Washington DC – Democrats want you to know that your McDonald’s Angus Burger meal has about 1,500 calories — before you buy and burp. Buried deep in the House health care bill is a provision requiring fast-food chains and vending machine owners to notify customers of calorie counts — by conspicuously posting nutritional information on menus or machines. A vending machine operator shall provide a sign in close proximity to each article of food or the selection button that includes similar data.  More…

 

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Robot Marketed to Be Grandma’s New Helper

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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irobotIt has suction cups instead of hands, two sets of tank-tracks instead of feet, and is strong enough to carry an adult up a steep flight of stairs. Meet your grandmother’s new live-in helper: a robot built by an American company that has already pioneered robot vacuum cleaners and robot bomb-diffusers – 2,000 of which are on duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The robots will be able to dispense pills, act as stair-climbing wheelchairs, monitor vital signs, provide live video monitoring, and call for an ambulance in case of an emergency.  More…

 

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Man claims with governor’s campaign arrested

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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eastNew Jersey – A man who identified himself as an official with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s re-election campaign was arrested last night after cops found found ecstasy tablets wrapped and ready to be sold in his car, police said. Jason Shih, 25, was pulled over by East Rutherford cops because he was talking on his cell phone. The man who identified himself as an official with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine’s re-election campaign was arrested. A Corzine spokeswoman said that the campaign doesn’t know who he is.  More…

 

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Gator gets loose after show and tell

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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showPANAMA CITY BEACH, Florida – A Florida Fish and Wildlife officer’s attempt to use a 5-foot live alligator during show and tell at Breakfast Point Academy ended with the critter on the loose in the woods near Pier Park. The officer, Dave Brady, captured the animal in the wild and then brought the gator, with tape around its mouth, to his daughter’s class. Officers routinely bring alligators and other animals to classrooms for show and tell.  More…

 

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Security guards to protect hedgehogs from bonfire

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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hedgehogsUK – Security guards armed with torches and chicken wire are keeping 24-hour watch to stop hedgehogs hiding in a bonfire at one of the country’s largest fireworks displays. The tactic at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire, is part of a campaign to raise awareness of the danger bonfires pose to hedgehogs. More…

 

 

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Kids Found Working in Fruit Grower’s Fields

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Date: October 31st, 2009

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adkinGRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – Wal-Mart and two other top retailers said they are suspending business with a large southwestern Michigan blueberry grower after investigators found children as young as 6 working in the grower’s fields. Wal-Mart, Kroger and Meijer said pending further information, they have stopped buying products from Adkin Blue Ribbon Blueberry Co. near South Haven. Adkin general manager Tony Marr said the company has a strictly enforced written policy prohibiting young children from working in its fields.  More…

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Woman Slits Husband’s Throat For Making Her Eat Pork

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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woman2NEW YORK – A devout Muslim woman told police she slashed her husband’s neck with a kitchen knife as he slept because he forced her to eat pork, wear short skirts and drink alcohol in violation of her religious beliefs. Rabia Sarwar, 37, pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and was freed on $25,000 bail.  “He made me do so many things that are against Islam,” she wrote in a statement to police. “I did all that just to make him happy but inside me there was a war.”   More…

 

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Firefighters rescue man with finger stuck in gas tank

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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fingerMichigan – A Saginaw man stuck his finger where he shouldn’t have. Lucky for him, help wasn’t far away. Victor Harris was pouring a fuel additive into his Lincoln Navigator at 7-Eleven when a piece of paper fell into the gas tank, said Ken Santa, St. Mary’s of Michigan hospital spokesman. Harris tried to fish the paper out but his index finger became stuck in the gas tank. Patrons summoned Saginaw firefighters, and after four hours, crews cut out a 4-foot section of the gas pipe, Santa said.  More…

 

 

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Southwest kicks mom, cranky kid off flight

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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southwestSAN JOSE, California – Kids will be kids, but one cranky 2-year-old was acting too much his age for a Southwest Airlines flight crew who kicked him off a plane getting ready to leave for San Jose. Pamela Root says she was confident her son Adam’s screams of “Go! Plane! Go!” and “I want Daddy!” would subside once the plane took off in Amarillo, Texas. But she says the plane taxied back to the gate and the pair was escorted off.  More…

 

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Navy ship fires on Polish port

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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uss-ramageWashington DC – A crew member aboard a U.S. Navy ship accidentally fired a machine gun into the Polish port city of Gdynia while cleaning the weapon, Navy officials said. Three rounds were fired from an M240 machine gun into the town but no injuries or damage were reported. The gun, aboard the USS Ramage, a Navy destroyer, is used to defend the ship in close combat. Navy officials said a crew member was cleaning the weapon when it accidentally discharged.  More…

 

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Octuplet mom to dress as pregnant nun for Halloween

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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nadya-sulemanCalifornia – Nadya Suleman, the La Habra resident of in-vitro-octuplet-birthing fame, has found herself back in the news today – both for her pregnant nun Halloween costume and for reports that she may be dating fellow baby-making celeb Jon Gosselin. In photos by Splash, a celebrity news and photo agency, Suleman appears wearing a pregnant nun costume surrounded by her 14 children dressed as small, red demons for Halloween.  More…

 

 

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Strange happenings at coroner’s office

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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funeralWAUKEGAN, Illinois – Workers at an Illinois coroner’s office said unexplained sounds and other strange happenings began when a body was left in a cooler for months. Robert Barrett, senior deputy coroner with the Lake County Coroner’s office, said workers began hearing strange knocking sounds and glimpsing figures walking around the autopsy room after the body of a woman who died in a nursing home was inadvertently left in a cooler for several months before she was identified.  More…

 

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NAACP Calls Halloween Display Disturbing

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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naacpFrederick, Maryland – The mayor of Frederick, Md., says a controversial Halloween display featuring three faceless dummies hanging from a willow tree will remain at a city park, despite complaints from the NAACP. Guy Djoken, president of Frederick County’s NAACP chapter, has called on Mayor Jeff Holtzinger to order parks officials to remove the display, which he calls “disturbing.” The dummies, clad in jeans and stuffed shirts, hang in Baker Park from ropes affixed to their torsos up to 30 feet in the air - creating a sight that some say reminds them of lynchings while others describe it as a harmless holiday display. Update: The Maryland mayor has bowed to pressure from the local NAACP and taken down the Halloween display  More…

 

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Beehive Causes Condo to Burn Down

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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hairKISSIMMEE, Florida – A beehive and flammable liquid may be to blame for a massive condominium fire that left dozens of people homeless. According to fire officials, an anonymous caller told them two residents wanted to get rid of a beehive hanging off the second floor of the building. They first sprayed the beehive with hairspray and lit it on fire. The two residents then put out the flames using a fire extinguisher and left after thinking the fire was out. Eventually the entire building went up in flames.  More…

 

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Dozens in Congress Under Ethics Scrutiny

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Date: October 30th, 2009

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john1WASHINGTON DC – Nearly half the members of a House panel in control of Pentagon spending are under scrutiny by ethics investigators in Congress. Investigations by two separate ethics offices include an examination of Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa.,chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on defense, and six other lawmakers and their relationships with an influential lobbying firm. The inquiry involves lawmakers who steered appropriations to clients of a now-defunct lobbying firm and received campaign contributions from the firm and its clients.  More…

 

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Woman kicks man’s testicle into his abdomen

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Date: October 29th, 2009

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cityLangley, Canada – Anthony Clark was walking along 200th Avenue in the Brookswood area of Langley when he passed his assailant on the sidewalk. “I was looking down and then I took a passing glance and saw her walk up to me,” he said. That’s when the young woman inexplicably kicked him in the groin hard enough to send one of his testicles into his abdomen. Clark wasn’t aware of the severity of his injury until later that night when he “noticed something was missing.”  More…

 

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Worried pilot asks passengers to pray

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Date: October 29th, 2009

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iranTEHRAN, Iran – A worried Iranian airline pilot asked passengers to start praying after his plane was hit by a technical glitch highlighting once again the notorious record of Tehran’s aircraft. The Aseman Airlines Boeing plane had taken off from Tehran airport after a six-hour delay, but had to return following a technical fault. “The plane took off at 0015 in the morning and had to land back in Tehran after 45 minutes. The pilot told the passengers the plane is facing a technical problem and has to return. So please pray.  More…

 

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Shot Fired at Home of CNN’s Lou Dobbs

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Date: October 29th, 2009

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lou-dobbs1New Jersey – A gunshot was fired at the New Jersey home of CNN’s Lou Dobbs after a series of threatening phone calls earlier this month. Dobbs, a fervent proponent of U.S. border enforcement, told listeners that the incident is part of an ongoing assault against anyone who opposes amnesty or leniency toward illegal immigrants. “They’ve created an atmosphere and they’ve been unrelenting in their propaganda,” Dobbs said in reference to pro-immigration groups like the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the National Council of La Raza and America’s Voice. More…

 

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Teens robbed famous victims

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Date: October 29th, 2009

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parisLOS ANGELES, California – For a group of Hollywood-obsessed teens, entertainment news on the Internet offered more than a glimpse into the lives of stars. It helped them break into celebrities’ homes. The teens tracked the movements of stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton and broke into their houses, making off with millions of dollars in stolen possessions in a spree that lasted almost a year. With a few clicks on the Internet the suspects developed a wish list of designer clothes and jewelry, then raided the homes while celebrities were away.  More…

 

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House health bill 1,990 pages – $2.24 million per word

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Date: October 29th, 2009

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nancyWashington DC – It runs more pages than War and Peace, has nearly five times as many words as the Torah. The House health care bill clocks in at 1,990 pages and about 400,000 words. With an estimated 10-year cost of $894 billion, that comes out to about $2.24 million per word.  A print-out of the bill weighs more than 19 pounds and stands nearly nine inches tall. Republican Rep. Joe Barton, who is Texan, said the bill is “about four reams of paper” that add up to the American public “getting reamed.”  More…

 

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Musician Dies After Being Attacked by Coyotes

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Date: October 29th, 2009

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taylorCanada – Fans are mourning a 19-year-old folk musician who died this week after being attacked by two coyotes in her native Canada. Taylor Mitchell of Toronto reportedly was hiking by herself in Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia when the animals attacked. Other hiker called for help after hearing Mitchell’s screams. Police responded and had the singer flown to a local hospital, where she died from her injuries.  More…

 

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Man working on furnace lights cigarette, levels home

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Date: October 29th, 2009

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fireToronto – Three people were badly burned when their west end home was levelled by a gas explosion. The massive fire may have been triggered when a person working on the home’s furnace lit a cigarette, according to initial reports from investigators at the scene. Toronto firefighters were called around 9:50 p.m. to the house at 39 Amesbury Dr., southwest of Keele St. and Lawrence Ave. W., and by the time they arrived on the scene it was fully engulfed in flames.  More…

 

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Woman Spits On Deputy, Urinates on Car

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Date: October 29th, 2009

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julieDeLAND, Florida – A 44-year-old woman hurled death threats and racial slurs at a deputy and said her father belonged to the KKK after she was stopped for making an illegal left, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. While the deputy ran a check on Hubbard, she made several verbal threats while banging her head on the divider of the patrol car. Hubbard spat at the deputy whom she insulted and purposely urinated in the back of the car.  More…

 

 

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Man shoots mother during fight with sister

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Date: October 29th, 2009

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police3Chicago, Illinois – A man is in custody after he allegedly accidentally shot his mother in the leg during a fight with his sister in the Southwest Side’s Marquette Park community. A 26-year-old man was arguing with his sister in the 6700 block of South Maplewood Avenue about 10:30 p.m. When the altercation became physical, he went into his bedroom and retrieved a handgun, according to police. The siblings’ mother intervened, but her son allegedly accidentally shot her in the upper leg during the struggle.  More…

 

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Man starts broom fight with woman

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Date: October 29th, 2009

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broomIOWA CITY, Iowa – An Iowa City man has been charged with assault after getting into a broom fight with a woman. The Johnson County sheriff’s office said the fight began when a 54-year-old man was awakened by a woman cleaning the house. An argument between the two escalated into a fight, with the man pushing the woman and hitting her with a broom handle, causing minor cuts. The woman grabbed a broom to defend herself, striking the man on the head, causing a bump.  More…

 

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84-Year-Old Woman Bikes 150 Miles For MS

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Date: October 29th, 2009

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eikoNew Jersey – Lan Yin “Eiko” Tsai, attired in a classy dress and pumps, is a standout among the spandex-clad crowd at New Jersey’s City to Shore, a 150-mile bike ride that benefits multiple sclerosis research. Appearances, however, can be deceiving. The spry, petite 84-year old has been biking the event for the past 26 years, and this is her normal riding uniform. Riding a vintage one-speed purple bicycle outfitted with a wire basket on the front that holds her possessions, Tsai certainly makes a memorable splash. But it is her spirit of volunteerism and determination, spanning over two decades, that makes her a venerable symbol of the event.  More…

 

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