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  1. jigwashere

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    Florida police made a traffic stop and found a bag full of drugs fittingly labeled 'Bag Full Of Drugs'
    By

    Leah Asmelash
    cnn.com

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    A bag full of drugs is seen on display by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.


    A Florida traffic stop turned into a surprise narcotics bust after police found what looked to be a bag full of drugs in the car.

    The clue?
    It was labeled "Bag Full Of Drugs."
    A Florida Highway Patrol trooper made the stop after observing a car going 25 miles per hour over the limit Saturday, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office said.
    A Sheriff's K-9 arrived at the scene and alerted police to the presence of contraband inside.

    That's when police said they found the narcotics -- there were approximately 75 grams of methamphetamine, 1.36 kilograms of GHB, 1 gram of cocaine, 3.6 grams of fentanyl, 15 MDMA tablets and drug paraphernalia.
    "Note to self- do not traffic your illegal narcotics in bags labeled 'Bag Full Of Drugs,'" a Facebook post from the Sheriff's office read. "Our K-9's can read."
     
  2. Hook

    Hook Professional Daydreamer

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    The car fell and crushed her hands while she changed a tire, so she called 911 with her toes

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    From the Washington Post
    By
    Hannah Knowles
    Feb. 4, 2020 at 12:28 p.m. EST
    Driver after driver whizzed by as the woman screamed into the darkness, hidden from view by the car that had crushed her fingers.

    She’d pulled over on a rural interstate highway to change a tire, officials said, when suddenly the jack slipped. The vehicle with the spare tire came crashing down on both her hands. She was trapped, alone and in agony.

    It took her more than a half-hour, but she managed to slip off a shoe — and dialed 911 with her toes. Finally, her screams were heard.

    The 54-year-old woman was remarkably calm when authorities arrived on the pitch-black South Carolina roadside, Colleton County Fire-Rescue Chief Barry McRoy told The Washington Post. The harrowing rescue from Sunday evening would leave fire officials marveling at her presence of mind.

    “I can’t imagine what she was going through,” McRoy said. “She was pretty levelheaded to make that happen.”

    The woman, whom authorities are not naming, was on her way home from Florida to Charlotte, he said.

    A battalion chief from Colleton County Fire-Rescue tried using his knife to deflate the tire — but the car just dropped with it, according to authorities. Working with a pry bar, officials got one hand out.

    By the time the other mangled hand got free thanks to a hydraulic spreader, the woman had been stuck for 45 minutes by the woods, fire officials said.

    The woman was relieved, McRoy said, but her hands were badly bruised and bleeding. She couldn’t move her fingers. He doesn’t know the results of X-rays, but he assumes there were broken bones.

    She got pain medication on the spot and was transported to the closest trauma center, McRoy said. He does not know the woman’s current condition.

    He said he’s never encountered anything quite like Sunday’s emergency or the quick thinking that alerted authorities.

    “It was pretty innovative,” he said.
     
  3. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    came across this winner by watching an HBO show....

    Man Pumps 30 Gallons of Fuel into Wrong Hole on Boat

    A Florida hazmat team had to be called out Monday after a boat owner got his holes confused.

    The unidentified Orlando resident was attempting to refuel his 18-foot boat at a 7-11 when he apparently mistook the vessel’s fishing pole holder for the gas tank, according to officials with Orange County Fire Rescue. So instead of filling the tank, the man pumped more than 30 gallons of fuel directly into his boat’s cockpit. After discovering his mistake, he made the situation even more volatile by putting another $40 worth of gas into the gas tank, Fire Rescue officials say.

    The hazmat team siphoned most of the gas out of the boat and sent the man on his way. There’s no word on whether he went on his planned boating trip.

    The hazmat team may have removed the gasoline, but how long do you think it will take for the odor to go away? What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done at a gas station?
    link: https://www.850wftl.com/man-pumps-30-gallons-of-fuel-into-wrong-hole-on-boat/
     
  4. RickAgresta

    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Zoo will name a rat after your ex, feed it to a snake

    A Texas zoo is allowing jilted Valentine's Day revelers to name a cockroach or a rat after their ex -- and then see it fed to a larger animal.

    The San Antonio Zoo's "Cry Me A Cockroach" event allows visitors to the zoo website to pay $5 to name a cockroach after their ex, or $25 for a rat.

    The roaches will be fed to various animals, while the rats will be fed to snakes.

    The feeding will be live streamed online so purchasers can witness the demise of their named animals.

    link: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/0...r-ex-feed-it-to-a-snake/4931580842022/?mpse=2
     
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    1. Aren't they glad the boating Genius didn't light up a cigarette while he was trying to figure out what was happening with the gasoline? :vbeek:

    2. That's a clever (albeit somewhat twisted) Zoo idea. Much less hazardous to all involved than trying to exact revenge on the actual offending individual. :vbgrin:
     
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    CNN International: You can now buy a dog collar that will swear every time your dog barks.
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/16/us/cuss-collar-dog-barks-trnd/index.html



    You can now buy a dog collar that will swear every time your dog barks
    by Alicia Lee, cnn.com
    February 16, 2020 04:05 AM

    Cuss Collar will spit out a cuss word every time your dog barks.
    For every treat your good boy deserved but didn't get, for every itch that you didn't scratch, your dog can now vent out all its frustration in cuss words.

    For $60, the Cuss Collar, which fastens around a dog's neck, will spit out a swear word every time your dog barks.
    It's currently sold out, but those who are in desperate need to have their dog swearing like a sailor can sign up for details on its next drop by texting the number listed on the website.
    The pre-recorded words include bullsh*t, the f-bomb and the like. The product's website states that the product isn't a "shock/vibration/training collar and is not intended for anti-bark training use." It's more of a gag gift that the company behind the collar, MSCHF, is known for.
    MSCHF is the master of releasing products that nobody really needs, but everyone absolutely wants.
    Bath bombs in the shape of a toaster that smell like strawberry Pop-Tarts, a rubber chicken bong, and customized Nike sneakers with Holy Water from the Jordan River in the sole, aptly called Jesus Shoes, are just some of the company's latest drops.
    But the company's most outrageous releases aren't even products at all.
    Netflix Hangouts, an extension for Google's Chrome browser launched by MSCHF, lets you watch Netflix at work by making it look like you're on a conference call.
    Man Eating Food is a YouTube channel that consists solely of videos of a man eating everything from dog food to a pancake in the shape of Bhad Bhabie.
    M-Journal is a website that will turn any Wikipedia article into a legit-looking academic paper.
    So if you didn't know already, the internet truly has everything.



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    Six jars of preserved human tongues were found underneath a Florida home, courtesy of a forgetful professor
    By

    Antonia Noori Farzan
    washingtonpost.com

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    February 19, 2020 at 4:40 AM EST


    On Monday afternoon, a contractor inspecting the foundation of a Gainesville, Fla., home made an unsettling discovery: Six gallon-sized jars of preserved human tongues and tissues from the 1960s were stashed inside a crawl space. Alarmed, the contractor rushed back out and called 911.

    But the evidence doesn’t seem to point to an occult ritual or a serial killing spree, authorities said on Tuesday. The tongues belong to a professor emeritus at the University of Florida who had acquired them for legitimate research purposes and then forgotten all about them after his divorce.

    Ronald A. Baughman, an oral pathologist, had been looking for a climate-controlled place to store his specimens when he stashed the jars in the crawl space, the Tampa Bay Times reported. About 50 years later, his ex-wife, who still owns the house, decided to make some improvements.

    An expert in teeth, Baughman was hired as an assistant professor of oral medicine at UF’s College of Dentistry in 1971. He served on the school’s faculty until 2002, becoming a forensic odontologist and contributing to numerous scholarly articles with titles like, “Histologic appearance of the bilaminar zone in internal derangement of the temporomandibular joint.”

    But early in his career, Baughman wanted to do research on thyroid conditions. He told First Coast News that he had collected samples of tongues and thyroid tissues from facilities in Virginia, Illinois and Indiana, and brought them with him to Gainesville when he was hired by UF.

    To keep the specimens cool during the steamy Florida summers, Baughman told WCJB, he stored them in the crawl space of the ranch house that he’d purchased in a neighborhood just a few miles north of campus.

    These days, purchasing human remains and storing them in your home is generally frowned upon within the academic community. But the labels on the jars mostly date back to the late 1960s, when things were different and you could keep a few preserved tongues in your basement without anyone raising an alarm.

    “I don’t know what the policies and laws would have been like 50 years ago or whenever it was, but I can tell you that today that’s not something that would be permitted,” Steve Orlando, a spokesperson for the University of Florida, told WCJB. “There are very strict federal and state laws as well as university policies that prohibit that. It would be neither appropriate or legal for a faculty member or researcher to bring something like that home.”

    In any case, Baughman never got a chance to experiment on the tongues. He simply got bogged down with other projects.

    “With his work at the university and everything he was doing, he never got around to doing the additional research,” Jorge Campos, a spokesman for the Gainesville Police Department, told First Coast News.

    By 1992, when Baughman and his wife divorced, he had forgotten all about the jars hidden underneath the floorboards. According to court records obtained by the Times, he took his oak bookcases and stereo with him when he moved out. But no tongues.

    The contractor’s surprise discovery on Monday brought the memory back. Police say that Baughman’s ex-wife confirmed his story, and that they’ve sent the specimens to the medical examiner’s office so that they can figure out who the remains came from and confirm they were intended for research.

    “We’ve got no indication that they were trying to hide anything from us or be deceptive about anything,” Campos told WCJB. “They’ve been forthcoming from the get-go. That’s why in our preliminary investigation we don’t think we have anything criminal, we just need to verify everything.”

    Gainesville is a college town with its fair share of scientists, and it’s not the first time that police have stumbled across preserved human remains. “We’ve had cases of jars of various different types of body parts before,” Campos told the Tampa Bay Times.

    At least one other incident has led to criminal charges. In 2002, a University of Florida neurology professor was charged with illegal storage of human remains after officers responding to an unrelated domestic battery complaint noticed that he had stashed heads, brains and arms in glass jars and Tupperware containers.

    The neurologist, Joseph James Warner, reportedly told police that he had been doing dissections as part of his research, and later explained that he had back problems that made it easier to work from home. Still, he was fired for taking specimens from the campus laboratory without permission. He later pleaded no contest and got a year of probation in exchange for promising that he wouldn’t bring home any more body parts.
     
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    And the latest Darwin award goes to... :vbgrin:



    Daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes Dies in Steam Rocket Crash Trying to Prove The Earth is Flat

    Daredevil "Mad" Mike Hughes was killed in a rocket crash while trying to prove his Flat Earth theory.

    The 64-year-old died after his homemade steam-powered rocket crash landed moments after takeoff near Barstow, California, on Saturday, according to TMZ.

    A video posted to Twitter by journalist Justin Chapman showed the rocket being launched. Seconds later, a parachute is seen deploying too early and the rocket plummets to the ground. "Mad Mike Hughes just launched himself in a self-made steam-powered rocket and crash landed. Very likely did not survive," Chapman wrote alongside the clip.

    The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said its officers were called to a rocket launch event at around 2 p.m. on Saturday. According to KTLA, the sheriff's office said "a man was pronounced deceased after the rocket crashed in the open desert."

    The sheriff's department did not identify the victim, but Hughes' partner Waldo Stakes, who was at the rocket launch, confirmed to the Associated Press that Hughes was killed. The sheriff's department has been contacted for additional comment.


    In a tweet, the Science Channel confirmed that Hughes had died chasing his dream. "Michael 'Mad Mike' Hughes tragically passed away today during an attempt to launch his homemade rocket," the tweet said.

    "Our thoughts & prayers go out to his family & friends during this difficult time. It was always his dream to do this launch & Science Channel was there to chronicle his journey."

    Hughes' representative Darren Shuster described him as "one-of-a-kind." He told TMZ, "When God made Mike, he broke the mold. The man was the real deal and lived to push the edge. He wouldn't have gone out any other way!"

    According to Space.com, the launch attempt was filmed as part of a new TV series for the Science Channel called Homemade Astronauts following "self-financed, self-made teams on their quest to reach the sky."

    Hughes was trying to reach an altitude of 5,000 feet in his steam-powered rocket. For the show, he and two other teams were working to get as close to the Karman line—the point 62 miles above the Earth's surface that is considered the beginning of space—as possible.

    Hughes had previously spoken of his desire to prove his theory that the Earth is "shaped like a Frisbee" by taking photographs of the planet from space. He reached an altitude of around 1,875 feet in March 2018 before deploying his parachute.

    "The Flat Earth thing is like everything else to me," he told CBS News months after that mission, saying he had built the rocket by "trial and error."

    "I just want people to question everything. Question what your congressman is doing, your city council. Question what really happened during the Civil War. What happened during 9/11."

    But he added, "You don't get a lot of second chances, though, in the rocket business."




    It's worth going to the Newsweek page for the comments! :thumbsup:

    https://www.newsweek.com/daredevil-mike-hughes-rocket-crash-1488622
     
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    Honestly, how could this have been expected to end any other way? :vbconfused: The Eventual Inevitable Consequence. :vbrolleyes:
     
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    a twitter comment....
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