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[#] Sun Sep 23 2007 20:58:18 EDT from curly surmudgeon

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Police: Man beheads tame hotel duck
2 hours, 20 minutes ago
ST. PAUL, Minn. - A man was in custody Sunday after police said he ripped the head off a tame duck that lived in a hotel lobby's ornamental pond.
Scott D. Clark, a guest at the Embassy Suites Hotel in St. Paul, cornered the duck early Saturday morning, grabbed the bird and ripped its head from its body while a hotel security guard and others watched, police said.
Clark then turned to onlookers and said: "I'm hungry. I'm gonna eat it," St. Paul police Sgt. John Wuorinen said.
"He was allegedly drunk," Wuorinen said.
Clark, 26, of Denver, was detained by hotel security guards until police came to arrest him.
He remained jailed Sunday on suspicion of felony animal cruelty and was scheduled to appear in court Monday to be charged.
A phone message left for Clark at the jail was not returned Sunday.
If convicted, he could face up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine, said Tim Shields, general counsel with the Minnesota Federated Humane Societies. Shields said the incident was "unconscionable," and that having live ducks in a hotel lobby puts them at risk of being stepped on or run over by suitcases.

"I think Embassy Suites needs to take another look at this and review how they keep ducks safe, or use fish like most hotels would use," Shields said.

Calls to the Embassy Suites were referred to either the assistant general manager or the general manager, and neither of them were available Sunday.

[#] Sat Dec 22 2007 14:30:24 EST from curly surmudgeon

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  According to the British Medical Journal Christmas issue:

"A Hasselhoff" is a patient who shows up at an emergency room with an injury and a bizarre explanation. Ther term comemorates former "Baywatch" star David Hasselhoff, who struck his head on a chandelier while shaving. The broken glass severed four tendons and an artery in his right arm, requiring surgery.

"Ringo" is now a term for an expendable band member.

"Disco Biscuit" == Extasy.

"Jack Bauer" == a doctor still working after 24 hours on duty.

"Testiculation" == the holding forth with expressive hand gestures by a consultant on a subject in which he or she has little knowledge.

[#] Sun Dec 23 2007 02:39:02 EST from Freakdog

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[#] Fri Jan 04 2008 03:07:04 EST from curly surmudgeon

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Man using GPS drives in front of train

Thu Jan 3, 8:59 PM ET

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. - A Global Positioning System can tell a driver a lot of things b but apparently not when a train is coming. A computer consultant driving a rental car drove onto train tracks Wednesday using the instructions his GPS unit gave
him. A train was barreling toward him, but he escaped in time and no one was injured.

[#] Thu Jan 10 2008 23:19:43 EST from curly surmudgeon

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"What are you
doing here?": man asks wife at brothel

WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish man got the shock of his life when he visited
a brothel and spotted his wife among the establishment's employees.

Polish tabloid Super Express said the woman had been making some extra
money on the side while telling her husband she worked at a store in a
nearby town.

"I was dumfounded. I thought I was dreaming," the husband told the
newspaper on Wednesday.

The couple, married for 14 years, are now divorcing, the newspaper

[#] Sun Feb 10 2008 17:09:14 EST from curly surmudgeon

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This is an actual emergency room photo of a fisherman who lost control of
his high-speed bass boat in West Virginia. Warden's believe that he was
traveling at a speed of approximately 75 mph at the time of the accident.
He was unable to negotiate a curve in the narrow waterway. Unfortunately
for him, upon striking the shoreline and being ejected from the boat, he
landed back end first on an old fence post. You can probably picture what
happened next, but the attached picture really says it all. The good news
is that after about 6 months,this man made a full recovery after suffering a
shattered hip, broken leg, several broken ribs, internal injuries and
soft tissue damage. Doctors credited his recovery to the fact that the
post lodged itself so tightly that there was little or no blood loss.

[#] Tue Aug 19 2008 00:09:13 EDT from curly surmudgeon

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Not the subject but why I'd post this...

[#] Tue Aug 19 2008 10:03:40 EDT from Freakdog

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Tue Aug 19 2008 12:09:13 AM EDT from curly surmudgeon

Not the subject but why I'd post this...
Acne gone wild?