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RE: Weird Newz, Strange Products, Stupid Criminals, etc.


LOL, you're right! He was probably mad that his mouse was molded in jello again...

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Prosecutors: Man cut off friend's hand for insurance money

CAYCE, SC (WIS) - A Midlands man is in jail accused of working with two other people to defraud an insurance company by intentionally cutting a person's hand off with a pole saw and then filing an insurance claim.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Gerald B. Hardin, 34, of Cayce, was arrested on charges that he and two other people committed mail fraud in May 2008.

Prosecutors said, while living in Sumter, Hardin and another person devised a plan to use a small chain saw attached to a pole to cut the third person's hand off.

The three participants, according to a six-count indictment, then submitted claims against a homeowner's insurance policy and three accidental death and dismemberment policies and received over $671,000. 

Neither the other person who helped or the person whose hand was severed are identified in the indictment.

The maximum penalty Hardin could receive on each count is 20 years imprisonment and $250,000 in fines. 

Hardin made his initial appearance in federal court on Feb. 21.  He is currently being held on a $100,000 bond.

The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Dean A. Eichelberger of the Columbia office for prosecution.

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How does one even decide to go along with that?

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Yeah, how do you decide what you think your own hand is worth?


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Pretty sure I'm going to be in need of mine for the rest of my life.

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Ultimate Tazer Ball: A Shocking New Sport For Stun Gun Lovers

There's electricity in the air at any athletic event. But a few athletes in San Diego, Philiadelphia, Toronto and Los Angeles would rather supply the energy themselves -- to each other, using stun guns.

It's all part of "Ultimate Tazer Ball," a new sport invented by three friends: Leif Kellenberger, Erik Wunsch and Eric Prumm, who wanted to make a game Kellenberger describes as more intriguing" than the usual sports.

Ultimate Tazer Ball -- called UTB for short -- pits two teams of four players each against each other. Each team tries to get a medicine ball into the opposing team's goal while tackling and attacking the other team's carrier.

It sounds like a variation of sports like rugby, soccer, hockey or football, but there is a big difference: Each player carries a stun gun and is allowed to electrically shock whichever opponent is carrying the ball.

Stun guns are designed to incapacitate people using electroshocks that disrupt muscle functions, and were intended to be used for defense purposes, not for sports.

Nevertheless, Kellenberger, a San Diego-based clothing retailer, said that just because no one intended them for sports doesn't mean they aren't good for them.

"The stun guns make this an exciting sport for everyone," Kellenberger told HuffPost Weird News. "[Using them] equalizes the game so a small, fast player can handle a bigger player."

Players can get stunned between 35 to 40 times a game, but Kellenberger contends that the stun guns used by UTB players have such "low-grade effects" that there are no long-term dangers.

"These give out between 3 to 5 milli-amps," he said. "It feels like a rubber band snap. It's shocking but will only make you twitch or drop the ball. And it works on the nervous system so no one will get immune to it, so we won't have to raise the level in the future to get the same effect."

Still, players are forbidden to aim the guns at the neck or the groin. Not that it helps that much, according to Kyle Hall, a journalist for Thrillist.com who volunteered himself as a guinea pig to demonstrate the effects of the stun gun for a video segment.

"It definitely is more intense than a rubber band snap," Hall said. "You're not flailing on the ground, but you are definitely doing what you can to get away."

The first official Ultimate Tazer Ball tournament was in January and there are currently four official professional UTB teams: the Philadelphia Killawatts, the San Diego Spartans, the Toronto Terror and the Los Angeles Nightlight.

Kellenberger said the teams play at tournaments for prizes, but he and his co-founders are in talks with various networks for a TV deal that could pay the players.

But while Kellenberger claims the stun guns used in his burgeoning league are safe, security experts like Philip Farina aren't so sure.

"I've had the unfortunate pleasure of having [a stun gun] applied to me during a training session and I think it's irresponsible to use them in a sporting fashion," Farina said.

The Department of Justice just might agree since it issued a report last year suggesting that police officers using stun guns should avoid shooting people with them multiple times or for prolonged periods to reduce the risk of potential injury or death, the St. Louis Tribune reported.

Kellenberger still insists the sport is safe for adults with good endurance and believes it's a great spectator sport.

But some observers, he admits, see other possibilities.

"We were practicing in front of some kids doing soccer and one of the dads was in awe," Kellenberger said. "He kept saying, 'That will teach you ball control.'"



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Wow. Um.. go Killawatts?

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At least the name works. I wonder if PECO will consider sponsoring them.

Anyone want to give it a go?

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No, not really.

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Gee Mz, I thought you said you had fallen into a rut and were looking for something different.

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I prefer activities that might not involuntarily empty my bowels.

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Actual lol. I think that is a good move.

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confuzzed wrote:

Actual lol. I think that is a good move.


 Pun intended?



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If Web can do it all the time, I thought I'd try it once in a while.

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What the dentist did was wrong.  But really, if you just went through a messy breakup, would you go to that ex with a medical problem?

 

A jilted dentist who pulled out all her boyfriend's teeth after he dumped her for another woman is facing three years in jail in Wroclaw, Poland.

Anna Mackowiak, 34, was astonished when just days after breaking up with her, Marek Olszewski, 45, turned up at her surgery complaining of tooth ache.

"I tried to be professional and detach myself from my emotions.

"But when I saw him lying there I just thought, 'What a bastard' and decided to take all his teeth out," she admitted.

After putting him to sleep with a heavy dose of anesthetic, the spurned dentist locked the door and then began plucking his teeth out one by one.

She then wrapped his head and jaw in bandage to prevent him opening his mouth and told him there had been complications and he would need to see a specialist.

Toothless cabbie Marek said: "I knew something was wrong because when I woke up I couldnt feel any teeth and my jaw was strapped up with bandages.

"She told me my mouth was numb and I wouldnt be able to feel anything for a while and that the bandage was there to protect the gums, but that I would need to see a specialist.

"I didnt have any reason to doubt her, I mean I thought she was a professional.

"But when I got home I looked in the mirror and couldnt f***ing believe it.

"The b**ch had emptied my mouth.

"The new girlfriend has now left me saying she cant be with a man without teeth.

"And Im going to have to pay a fortune on getting indents or something," he said.

Prosecutors say the dentist is being investigated for medical malpractice and abusing the trust of a patient.



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I agree. Wrong on her part, stupid on his.



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in the end they're both stoopid!

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Mobidly funny... but really, that is taking the "idiot tax" way too far.

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I'm not sure I'd call this one a stupid criminal story...

Man arrested for allegedly leaving 17-year-old alone in car

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say a Shepherdsville man is facing a misdemeanor charge after he left his 17-year-old son alone in a vehicle while he went inside a bar to drink.

According to an arrest report, 59-year-old James L. Osborne was seen walking into The Electric Cowboy, a bar on Dixie Highway, near Oak Park Drive, early Saturday morning, shortly before 2:30 a.m.

Witnesses say he left a young boy inside his vehicle.

When police arrived, they approached the boy and asked him his age. It was determined that the boy was 17.

Police say they met with Osborne and he told them he had consumed two alcoholic beverages.

"The subject stated he didn't see anything wrong with leaving his son in the car while he drank in the night club," police say. "In his words, 'they were bonding.'"

The boy was released into the custody of his grandmother.

Police say they arrested Osborne and charged him with endangering the welfare of a minor, a misdemeanor.

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What a crap charge. If the kid was 17 he can take care of himself or do something about the situation. Granted, the guy is still a dumbass.

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I suspect they just don't have anything else they can charge him with. Alas, there is no law against generally being a dumbass... though I contend that it should be illegal.

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Cops Bust Teen Boys In Walmart "Arrest" Scheme

Dopey duo sought to steal Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards

SEPTEMBER 4--In a scheme that could only be hatched by a pair of teenage boys, a 17-year-old Floridian yesterday posed as an plainclothes cop and arrested his underage buddy for purportedly shoplifting $20 worth of Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards from a Walmart, police report.

The young perps--who hatched the fake arrest plot as a cover for swiping four decks of trading cards--were arrested after a suspicious store manager, Laura Dougherty, followed them from the Port St. Lucie retailer and watched as Brandon Rhoads, 17, unlocked a set of toy handcuffs from the wrists of his 14-year-old cohort.

According to a police report, the bizarre incident occurred Monday at around 3 AM. Rhoads, pictured above, entered the Walmart with a gun in a holster on his hip and quickly opened and closed his wallet, showing the 52-year-old Dougherty a badge, noted investigators.

The teen then approached his friend and placed handcuffs on him before walking him out of the store (with the Yu-Gi-Oh! cards). When the duo realized that Dougherty was following them, they fled on foot.

Cops nabbed the duo as they ran through a nearby parking complex. Rhoads was carrying a black bi fold wallet with a badge and a set of toy handcuffs silver in color. Police also retrieved a pellet gun that Rhoads threw while being pursued by officers. The Yu-Gi-Oh! cards were recovered during post-arrest searches of Rhoads and his buddy.

Both suspects copped to stealing the cards and planning a fake arrest in order to not get caught.

Rhoads was charged with impersonating a police officer, a felony, and resisting an officer. His friend was charged with retail theft and resisting an officer, both misdemeanors.



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What a maroon.

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Ok, crime is wrong, no matter how unique.

But I gotta hand it to these kids, that was pretty dang creative!

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What keeps getting me is that it was for 4 packs of trading cards. What is that, $15?

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Yeah, in that instance they'd have had a better chance getting away with it just slipping the cards in their pocket and walking out. Plus there'd be fewer charges if they got caught.

I wasn't really taking into account the value of what they stole, I was too focused on the unique method they used.

I'd like to change my reply to "What a couple of umb a**es" please.

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Ukraine Brings Back Naval Killer Dolphins

The Ukrainan navy has restarted special training for dolphins and other animals for military duties including attacking enemy combat swimmers and detecting mines, a military source in the Ukrainian naval port of Sevastopol told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

"Ten dolphins are now being trained for special tasks in the Ukrainian state oceanarium, and the Ukrainian military are regularly training the animals for detecting things on the seabed," the source said.

Dolphins were trained at Sevastopol for the Soviet Navy as far back as 1973. They were trained to find military equipment such as sea mines on the seabed as well as attacking divers and even carrying explosives on their heads to plant on enemy ships.

After the breakup of the USSR and division of the Black Sea Fleet into Ukrainian and Russian fleets, the dolphin training section and its specialists were given to the Ukrainian Navy. They were then used for civilian tasks such as working with disabled children, in order to keep the unit intact.

The killer-dolphins will be trained to attack enemy combat swimmers using special knives or pistols fixed to their heads, the source said. "We are now planning training exercises for counter-combat swimmer tasks in order to defend ships in port and on raids," he said.

Their tasks also include patrolling stretches of water and detecting items of military interest and then marking them by attaching floating buoys.

Several exercises have already been carried out this year with the dolphins in finding underwater weapons, both in the aquarium and outside it. "The mission was successfully carried out. Our dolphins found the items and attached devices to them which were fixed on their heads, after which a buoy on it was sent to the surface to mark it," the source said.

The Ukrainian dolphin base is one of only two in the world, the other being in San Diego, California. There is no information on whether the Russian Navy has a similar unit.



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Just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Bruce Gardner, of Orem, called police saying his house was being broken into. He said nobody was home, but he had just received a phone call on his cell phone from his house phone, and he could hear banging and scratching in the phone.

Officers went to Gardner's home, and entered. They investigated, but did not see any evidence of forced entry and nothing appeared out of place. Police couldn't locate the phone, but left after they concluded nothing had been taken.

Several hours after police left, Gardner called back saying he had an explanation for what had happened.

"Apparently his dog had gotten a hold of his cordless home phone and in the midst of chewing on it, it happened to hit 'redial,' called the man's cell phone," said Orem Police Department Sgt. Craig Martinez.

Gardner had found the phone lying face down in the garden after he tried locating it by calling the phone. After noticing tooth marks on the back of the phone, he put the pieces together.

"The cops got here so fast, they probably distracted Maya from finishing eating the phone," Gardner said.

The story, Martinez said, has been spreading around the department.

"I've heard of some pretty strange things, but this ranks right up there with something I've never heard of happening before," Martinez said. "The whole thing is curious. It's just really odd."



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Positive Correlation Between Chocolate Consumption and Nobel Laureate Production

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According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the more chocolate that a country consumes, the more Nobel laureates it produces:

The Swiss, of course, lead the pack, closely followed by the Swedes and the Danes. The U.S. is somewhere in the middle and the nation would have to up its cocoa intake by a whopping 275 million pounds (125 million kg) a year to produce one more laureate, said Franz Messerli, who did the analysis.

"The amount it takes, it's actually quite stunning, you know," said Messerli, who runs the hypertension program at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York.

Obviously, we should eat as much chocolate as possible. Tonight, I will, for the good of my country, contribute. Dulce et decorum est pro patria edere.



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