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June 18, 2002

Horse leg mixed up in porn
Express and Star | Submitted by: george_lazenby
"Staff at Dunstall Park racecourse in Wolverhampton, UK, were supposed to send a horse's let to a forensic laboratory in Liverpool for analysis, but instead, sent a package including porn films." An investigation revealed that Geoff Adcock, estate manager at the Wolverhampton course, was the culprit.

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Wallabies decapitated at animal sanctuary
Independent | Submitted by: coyotegrub
"Mr Spedding suggested the latest attacks might be connected to devil worshipping because the heads of the two animals were removed and taken away. "I tried to make myself believe that an animal was responsible but I knew it was not. It just wouldn't have been so bad if a dog did it."

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Digging through old poo
KMBC-TV 9 Kansas City | Submitted by: Ted
"These days they're plastic and portable, but long ago, outhouses were the only way to go. "Some of the things were thrown in on purpose, and some fell in accidentally" but "no one dared to retrieve until now."

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Pot plant found in British conservatives' garden
BBC | Submitted by: anonymous
"Conservatives in Wales have been pleading their innocence after cannabis was found growing in the grounds of their Cardiff headquarters... A party spokesman said: 'We have not got a clue how it got there.'" Right.

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Badger baiting decimates british population
Observer | Submitted by: george_lazenby
"Highly organised gangs across the UK use terriers fitted with tracking devices to trap badgers in their underground setts. Once a badger is cornered, a pit is dug and terriers are dropped in to fight the animal, which is fearsome when cornered and attacked. To give the dogs a chance, gangs often remove the claws and teeth of the badger or cut the hamstrings in its legs to ensure a closer, longer fight."

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Corpse in Ice Cream truck
WKRN-TV 2 Nashville | Submitted by: george_lazenby
An ice-cream truck driver in Nashville, Tennessee, was shocked to discover the body of his friend, 27-year-old Terrance Claybrooks, in the back of his truck.Apparently, Claybrooks, who was chased by police the previous night, hid inside the truck's freezer. The truck contained dry ice, frozen carbon-dioxide, which suffocated him.

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Cooter back in the congressional hunt
CNN | Submitted by: Big E
"Ben Jones, a former congressman who played grease monkey Cooter on TV's The Dukes of Hazzard, is working in Virginia to jump start a political career that ran off the road 10 years ago in Georgia."

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One more reason to feed 'em to the sharks
Globe and Mail | Submitted by: Ann Onymou
The gory dog mauling trial, which was moved to Los Angeles after extensive publicity in San Francisco, also set a number of legal precedents and spurred California to change its law to allow surviving members of gay couples such as Ms. Whipple's partner, Sharon Smith, to file wrongful death claims. "You were too busy being lawyers to be human. Of course this goes beyond saying 'I'm sorry.' It's about accepting responsibility, and you failed. You failed to accept that your actions killed a person," Ms. Smith, close to tears, said in court Monday.

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Ambulance driver creates emergency sex alert
Syracuse Post-Standard | Submitted by: Fecolithographer
"A driver for a medical transport company was accused Saturday of sexually abusing a patient after driving her to her home from the hospital. Willie R. Strong, 49, of 506 Tyson Place, Syracuse, is charged with felony sexual abuse and sodomy and misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance."

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I had to kill them...
Bangkok Post | Submitted by: whothefox
"'I had to kill them so they would not have a chance to cancel their credit cards,' Mr Picherd told a news conference at police headquarters yesterday. The suspects were charged with killing two Japanese tourists, Tomohiro Kosha and Akinobu Abe, and dismembering and hiding their bodies at Bangkok dump sites in April and July last year."

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Delay condom with a local anaesthetic
Sydney Morning Herald | Submitted by: clove
"Size may not be important, but it will soon be a factor in buying contraceptives with the launch of an extra-small condom. Britain's leading prophylactics maker, Durex, is hoping to make advances into the "adolescent" market with a new product, known as Close Fit. The idea is part of an effort to widen the product range which will include a "delay" condom with a local anaesthetic."

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Foot man is in the house
Boston Globe | Submitted by: anonymous
"A 32-year-old Woonsocket woman reported that a man started to follow her, stopping on one side of her each time she paused to select a grocery item. The man complimented her feet and said her toenail polish was 'pretty.' Then, according to the police report, the man bent down as if to pick up an item for a low shelf, grabbed the woman's foot and licked it."

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Man shot dead for carrying table leg
Mirror | Submitted by: Phatlor
"Harry Stanley, 46, was killed as he walked home from the pub carrying a coffee table leg wrapped in a plastic bag. He had just collected it from his brother's after a repair job. Police who confronted him thought it was a sawn-off shotgun."

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Starbucks Subconciously Evil?
New York Post | Submitted by: Mr. Ramon
Starbucks has taken down posters that seemingly mocked the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. The ads depict twin cups of their Tazo frozen tea drink standing side by side, being dive bombed by a dragonfly and accompanied by the words "Collapse Into Cool." Article includes copy of the poster.

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Mom rescues Ninjas in I-75 scare
Detroit News | Submitted by: I Love Ninjas
"A Gaylord teen and his 20-year-old brother never imagined that dressing up in black masks and Ninja warriors costumes could lead to a brush with the law. They were wrong. dozen police officers shut down Interstate 75 Wednesday night to detain them. A frightened truck driver had reported that they were waving a gun and a sword at him and looked dangerous..."

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Naked soccer victory dance
Reuters UK | Submitted by: Wacky Iraqi
"Before matches, they relax together in an outdoor hot spring bath at their luxury hideaway -- occasionally discussing tactics. Afterwards, they strip naked in the locker room for impromptu victory celebrations."

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