Tuesday, June 27, 2006

How is dingo urine gathered? Carefully, study says

Lol Get some dingo urine for yourself. It's good.

SYDNEY (Reuters) -

Australian researchers say they have discovered a new repellent that can help with everything from rehabilitating old mine sites to reducing the amount of roadkill. It's dingo urine

Researchers at Curtin University have been startled by the effectiveness of urine from Australia's wild dogs in scaring off kangaroos which chew through areas of new-growth vegetation.

The university's Michael Parsons said the discovery could have important applications in helping to re-establish plant life on old mine sites by repelling kangaroos, unique Australian marsupials which number in the tens of millions.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Teens in Japan burnt a house over grades

lol. This is pretty funny but in the meantime a sad one.

Teen burns down house over test grades
Source: yahoonews

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese boy burned down his home, killing his stepmother and two younger siblings, for fear his parents would find out he had lied about his score on an English test.

The 16-year-old, whose name has not been released, is thought to have set fire to the house in Nara, western Japan, and left his stepmother to die along with his 7-year-old brother and 5-year-old sister, domestic media reports said on Saturday.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Baseball fans can propagate their support afterlife

Baseball fans can show support in afterlife
CHICAGO (Reuters)

Die-hard baseball fans will soon have a way to be close to their favorite teams in the afterlife.

Eternal Image Inc., which makes customized caskets and urns, said on Friday it has signed a multiyear licensing agreement with Major League Baseball that allows the company to reproduce the names and logos of all 30 league teams on a new line of caskets and urns

Saturday, June 24, 2006

A Mascot Gets Demoted. LOL

This is really funny. A mascot in British Army batallion got demoted after he acted like a goat. He was six years old. But he acted goat infront of all the dignitaries while parading.

NICOSIA (REUTERS) Billy Goat has been a mascot of the First Battalion, the Royal Welsh regiment, since he was six months old and had the official rank of
lance-corporal before his frisky antics during a parade marking Queen
Elizabeth's official birthday earlier this month.
The army said he had been
demoted to fusilier (private) as a result of his behavior.

Friday, June 23, 2006

Law puts cap on household fowl

Law puts cap on household fowl
Arkansas city restricts hens to 4 per home, bans roosters

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (AP) -- Linda Bishop supplements her small disability income by raising chickens behind her home and selling their eggs. But a new city ordinance in her hometown of Rogers might change that.

Man gobbles down 22 hot dogs in 12 minutes

Man gobbles down 22 hot dogs in 12 minutes By DANIELA FLORES, Associated Press Writer

CRANBURY, N.J. - With sweat pouring down his face, a 42-year-old courier from Moonachie methodically gobbled 22 hot dogs in 12 minutes Friday to win a regional hot-eating competition and a slot at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July eating contest in Coney Island, N.Y.

Fan forgets hotel location in six-hour ordeal

Fri Jun 23, 7:44 AM ET
BERLIN (Reauters)--

German police rescued an American soccer fan lost in Hanover and unable to find his hotel again after helplessly wandering around the city for more than six hours after a match, federal police said Friday.
The 25-year-old Boston man had checked into his hotel in the afternoon before going to see a match between Poland and Costa Rica but could not remember his hotel's name, its address or anything else about it, police spokesman Holger Jureczko said.
"He came into the police station at 3 a.m. and asked for help," Jureczko said.
"The only thing he could remember was paying 10 euros for a taxi ride to the city center and that he went past a park and a Mercedes dealer. There are a lot of Mercedes dealers in Hanover but we were able to find the one in the vicinity of a park."
Police took the American to the area that matched his vague description in the city of 500,000 and spent an hour driving up and down streets in that quarter until he recognized his hotel just before dawn Wednesday.