Sunday, December 11, 2011
Students at a local school are grieving a classmate. Friends say the young man took his own life because he couldn't take any more bullying.
And they say school officials knew about the torment but didn't do enough to stop it.
Tally ho chaps! First-ever British surfer caught on film taking to waves on home-made board... in 1929
- Experts say the two-hour video footage is a 'national treasure'
- Clip shows adventurer on homemade 8ft board carved from balsa wood
Riding the waves: Some of the earliest ever video of surfing which shows Lewis Rosenberg on a surfboard at Holywell Bay in Newquay, Cornwall
By Gavin Allen
Last updated at 2:16 PM on 9th December 2011
Two shepherds who bit off lambs' testicles as part of a special farming event were hit by a violent food poisoning bug.
The stomach-churning case was documented by the Wyoming Department of Health after it investigated the mini-outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni enteritis.
The pair, who had taken part in an event in which 1,600 lambs were to be castrated over several days, ended up with punishing vomiting and diarrhea, stomach cramps and fever. One of the men was affected worse than the other and spent a night in hospital. MORE HERE!
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES
Mouth method: A shepherd castrates a sheep with his teeth in the TV show Dirty Jobs - these are not the two men who fell ill
Monday, December 05, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
When I'm traveling in Europe, I often see stupid "torture museums" that are cleverly marketed. They make lots of money by appealing to the lowest desires of dumbed-down travelers, even though none of them has any real artifacts. If you're looking for the macabre side of Europe, skip these hokey rip-offs and visit a cemetery — they're authentic, artsy, and oozing with history. Here's a list of some of my favorites. More here!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
'We want Joe back!' Thousands of Penn State students go on rampage after university fires Coach Paterno over sex scandal
- Joe Paterno, in charge for 46 years, will never coach another game
- Penn State president Graham Spanier also forced out by Board of Trustees
- Thousands of students flock to university campus to chant Paterno's name
- Two school officials accused of a covering up the sexual abuse
- Authorities will investigate whether Penn State officials violated federal law
- One boy said he was assaulted at least 20 times at Jerry Sandusky's home
- Pennsylvania's top police officer says Paterno should have done more
Last updated at 4:06 PM on 10th November 2011
A riot involving thousands of Penn State football fans erupted last night at the announcement their long-term head coach Joe Paterno would be sacked with 'immediate effect' for his role in the sex scandal which has rocked the university.
The college's Board of Trustees also forced the resignation of president Graham Spanier after allegations that for years the school's former football defence coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused young boys.
Mr Paterno, 84, had said he would retire at the end of the 2011 season but the trustees stepped in to tell the legendary coach he will never take charge of another game following the allegations of a cover up.
Assistant coach Tom Bradley has been named interim football coach while Penn State provost, Rodney Erickson will become interim president.
Scroll down for videos of the firings, the rioting, and Paterno on his doorstep
Waving to the crowd: Joe Paterno and his, wife, Susan, stand on their porch to thank supporters gathered outside their home after the football coach was sacked
Wreckage: The students clambered on top of the news van after flipping it over and pelting rocks at a fire truck which attempted to clean up the resulting oil spill
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Fifth of men admit to stealing their partners' 'chick-lit'
By Louise Boyle
Last updated at 3:39 PM on 6th October 2011
Readers pack their shelves at home with 80 books they haven’t read to appear more intelligent, a study revealed today.
The research found that 70 per cent of books in the average household’s bookcase remain unopened and a third of people admit they have no intention of reading them.
Four in ten also confessed that some works of literature are purely there for display purposes. More here.
Judging a book by its cover: An average household hasn't read 70 per cent of the titles on its bookshelves - they are just there to look good
Last updated at 12:15 PM on 3rd October 2011
These skull-ful creations are turning heads across the globe.
Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses an axe, saw and electrical drill to carve human skulls out of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The 48-year-old then uses a scalpel, pincers and cotton wool pads to add and smooth remarkable detail with 'surgical precision'. More here!
Precise: Artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses an axe, saw and electrical drill to carve human skulls from vegetables, this skull is made from a cabbage
Sunday, October 02, 2011
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Religious-Right Homophobes Whine That They're Being Oppressed
Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Santa Delusion: Why 'Religion Is Useful' Is a Terrible Argument For Religion
"But religion is useful. It makes people happy. It comforts people in hard times. It makes people better-behaved. And losing religious faith can be traumatic. So what difference does it make if it isn't true? Shouldn't we be perpetuating it anyway -- or at least leaving it alone? Why do you want to persuade people out of it?" More here.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Masanobu Ando as "The Chef" in the movie "The Butcher, The Chef and the Swordsman" from China Lion Film Distribution and Fox International Productions. (China Lion Film)
March 20, 2011
Now there’s an interesting trend in China’s film and television industry: more and more time-travel themed dramas are made and aired. In these time-travel based TV plays, usually the protagonist is from the modern time and for some reasons and via some means, travels through time and all the way back to the ancient China where he/she will constantly experience the "culture shock" but gradually get used to it and eventually develop a romance in that era. Though obviously the Chinese audience is found of this genre of shows, the country’s authority -General Bureau of Radio, Film and Television, to be exact, is not happy about this trend and calls a halt to the making of this type of drama. More here.
Kim Jae Wook and Kim Dong Wan to star in musical, “Hedwig”
Kim Dong-wan of Shinhwa and model-turned-actor Kim Jae-wook will take the stage as a transgender rock singer in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” from May. More here.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
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