pointless collection of interesting links, strange news stories, and
other amusing garbage discovered on the internet.
What's happening this time around? Street Signs Causing Dwarfism,
Senior Citizens Eating Dog Food, Parachuting Donkeys, Homophobic
Gunmen, & What Is Probably The Worst Job Of All Time.
A food bank in Clearwater, Fla., distributed a can
labeled as a "superfood" that turned out to be a can of dog food, the
recipient said. On Social Security, retired Air Force veteran Frank
Viscido made his weekly trip from his home in Largo to the Religious
Community Services Food Bank in Clearwater for free food.
Viscido was given the can labeled, "Senior Holistic Superfood" by a
volunteer who noticed he wanted products for better health, the
newspaper reported Friday.
"You're a senior. This ought to be good for you," Viscido remembered
the man saying.
The label boasted glucosamine, beta carotene, vitamins and
anti-oxidants for "sharp vision, strong Immune System, joint health,
and healthy skin...and coat."
Parents of a boy who has failed to grow after being born on
Street claim the name has jinxed their child. Four-year-old Liu
Chengrui weighs just 11lb, and is two foot tall. The Chinese family's
life savings have been spent on hospital treatment, but with no medical
explanation found they believe their son has been affected by the
bizarre name, and want the local council in Wuhan to change it.
Father Lu Chengrui said: "We have tried everything and nothing works.
I'm now convinced that my son will end up as a dwarf unless we get the
name of the street changed.
"It was irresponsible of the council to choose such a silly name. All
the other children born at the same time are growing quickly, but my
son has stayed the same.
Russian police have opened a criminal investigation into a
entrepreneurs who tied a donkey to a parachute before sending the
animal on a bizarre flight high above a popular Russian holiday resort.
The tourism touts, in Russia's southern Krasnodar region, carried out
the stunt in an attempt to get beachgoers to follow in the donkey's
footsteps and pay to enjoy a similar parachute ride.
However, the publicity gimmick, which lasted half an hour, turned sour
when the donkey began screaming in distress. Children watching from the
beach started to cry. To make matters worse, the donkey had less than a
soft landing and was dragged several feet over the surface of the Sea
of Azov before being hauled on to the beach half-alive. According to
local reports, children watching the spectacle asked their parents "Why
did they tie a doggy to a parachute."
Police say they are now investigating whether the group of
entrepreneurs responsible for the prank were guilty of animal cruelty.
Around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, a Spartanburg County sheriff's deputy
responded to a disturbance at the McDonald's at 500 Hearon Circle. When
the deputy arrived, a McDonald's employee stated that an intoxicated
woman was causing a disturbance inside the restaurant.
According to an incident report, Turner ordered two sandwiches and two
small coffees. When a cashier gave Turner the bag with the sandwiches
while her coffee was being prepared, the report states, Turner took one
of the sandwiches out of the bag and stuffed it down her pants.
The employee told the deputy Turner then claimed she was shorted one
sandwich, and began demanding another free one. When the store refused,
the report states, Turner got belligerent so an employee called 911.
The deputy reported that when he arrived on the scene, he heard Turner
screaming at the cashier to “give me the (expletive) sandwich.” When
the deputy noticed a large grease stain on the front of Turner's pants,
he asked Turner to remove the food but Turner said she didn't have
anything in her pants, according to the report.
Investigators said the host of a party allowed [an
uninvited] man to
enter early Sunday to avoid a confrontation, but the party-crasher
became angry when revelers mocked his bottle of Nuvo vodka. An incident
report said party guests told the man the "bottle looked like a
lipstick cap, indicating that (he) is or was a homosexual, which made
Police said the man left the party and returned with a handgun, which
he first fired into the air, then aimed shots at guests in the back
The suspect fled the party and [one man] was taken to University
Hospital in stable condition.
A 12-year-old boy with 12 fingers and 12 toes won't be having
surgey[sic] to remove his extra digits - because they are not affecting
the functions of his hands and feet. Ouyang Guangchun, from Songpo
village in southern China's Hunan province, is the only member of his
family with the condition known as polydactylism.
It is not unusual for children to be born with additional digits, but
it is rare for the extra digits to look and function normally.
PONIES PONIES (PONIES)!
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And it is with that nonsense that we take out leave of the internet for
Goodnight sweet internet, wherever you are.