Police: Man claimed God told him to steal car

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Police said a man who smashed a window at a car dealership claimed he was following a higher calling. Police said a 36-year-old man was collared by a security guard at Freedom Dodge before he could get inside the showroom. WLEX-TV reported the man told the guard that God wanted him to steal a Dodge Charger.

When police arrived, the suspect initially told them his name was “Seven.”

The man faces charges including criminal mischief.

School ban for Miss Sexy trousers

A school has banned popular Miss Sexy trousers – because they are too revealing.

David New, headteacher of Nailsea School in North Somerset, has vetoed Miss Sexy trousers for having visible zips and being too tight.

Ten offending pupils have been hauled into his office for wearing the offending trousers.

You can read more at this link.

Even though I agree that they should try to keep clothing that are revealing from being worn in school, but this is quite stupid. There will never be clothing that will be just right, and not show anything, otherwise you will have to wear cloths that hide everything. Which is not a good thing for most people.

What are your oppinions on the matter?

Wacky Weather Facts

Did you know…..

The hottest temperature ever reported was 134 degrees Farenheit in Death Valley, California.

The coldest temperature ever reported was -80 degrees Farenheit in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska

The most rainfall in one month was 460 inches in Kukui, Hawaii

The most snowfall reported in one month was 390 inches in Tamarack, California

The most days without rainfall was Bagdad, California who went for 767 days without rain

The average windspeed on Mount Washington, New Hampshire is 35.3 m.p.h.  The highest wind ever recorded there was 231 m.p.h.

Several times in this century the part of Niagara Falls called American Falls has frozen solid.  People could walk across it.

Lightning moves down to earth at 60,000 feet per second (96,000 kilometers per hour).

In 1974 a tornado in Ohio knocked down a farmhouse.  Everything inside was broken – beds, chairs, tables.  Only three things were not broken- a mirror, a case of eggs, and a box of Christmas tree ornaments!

Lightning really can strike the same place twice.  The Empire State building is hit about 40 times per year.

The biggest snowflakes that ever fell from the sky were 15 inches wide- as wide as dinner plates!  This happened in Montana in 1887.

The wettest place in the US is Mt. Waialeale, Hawaii. About 460 inches of rain fall there each year.

Death Valley, California is the driest place in the US. Less than 2 inches of rain fall their each year.

The bigger the raindrop, the faster it falls. A large raindrop may fall 30 feet in one second.

Some rain clouds are more than 10 miles tall. They are full of water droplets and bring heavy rain.

You may have seen a rainbow, but have you ever seen a moonbow? Once in a while, an arc of colors can be seen near the moon after a rain shower.

Bad Drivers? Blame their Genes.

WASHINGTON – No need to curse that bad driver weaving in and out of the lane in front of you — he cannot help it, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.

They found that people with a particular gene variant performed more than 20 percent worse on a driving test than people with a different DNA sequence.

The study may explain why there are so many bad drivers out there — about 30 percent of Americans have the variant, the team at the University of California Irvine found.

“These people make more errors from the get-go, and they forget more of what they learned after time away,” Dr. Steven Cramer, who led the study published in the journal Cerebral Cortex, said in a statement.

Cramer and his team tested 29 people — 22 without the gene variant and seven who had it — asking them to drive 15 laps on a simulator and then repeat the task a week later.

To their surprise, they found that those with the mutant gene did worse, consistently.

The gene controls a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which affects memory.

The team was not really looking for insights into driving but chose the driving test because it uses common skills.

“I’d be curious to know the genetics of people who get into car crashes,” Cramer said. “I wonder if the accident rate is higher for drivers with the variant.”

Russian Road Roulette

SOFIA , the chief prosecutor’s office said Thursday.

Known as ‘Russian road roulette’, the driver must jump red lights at busy intersections at high speed and not crash into any other cars or pedestrians, according to local media reports. Onlookers also gamble on the result.

Prosecutors launched their investigation after media reported the new game had been held at night at busy crossroads in Sofia since the summer.

In June, two people died after a motorcyclist crashed into an onlooker at a similar rally on Sofia’s ring road.

“Every time we receive a signal for such an unregulated race, we send patrols,” Commissioner Vanio Stoevski, head of the Sofia Road Police, told Reuters. Since the deaths in June, police have monitored roads where such races are typically held.

Local media report that participants in the ‘Russian road roulette’ are informed via text messages of the venue for that particular night — depending on the presence of police.

It may be BYOB as fewer firms plan holiday parties

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. economy may have begun to recover in 2009, but holiday office parties are sinking even further into the dumps.

Fewer companies plan to break out the bubbly this season than in 2008, at the height of the global financial crisis, according to a survey from Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

Only 62 percent of about 100 companies that responded to the survey were planning holiday parties this year, down from 77 percent a year ago and 90 percent in 2007, as recession-era cuts extended from benefits and profit-sharing to Santa hats and disc jockeys.

“For companies that have recently announced layoffs or other significant cost-cutting measures, such as wage freezes, it would be difficult to justify, let alone get in the mood for a holiday party,” said John Challenger, the firm’s chief executive officer.

Challenger said it sends out roughly 1,000 survey requests to human resource executives at a wide variety of U.S. companies. Each year, roughly 100 respond on the firm’s anonymous website.

Read More by clicking HERE.

Transvestites on trial for theft

Five Filipino transvestites have gone on trial in Shanghai, accused of drugging men with adulterated foods before robbing them in a city with a reputation for an adventurous nightlife.

Apparently further in the story, the men that stole, used the credit cards and such to gain gold and other things.

Read more by clicking HERE.

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