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  • Chicken and rice ends thief's toilet trauma
    KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Dozens of bananas failed to do
    the trick but an Indian thief has finally produced a gold
    necklace he had snatched and then swallowed after police fed
    him a hearty meal of chicken, rice and local bread.
    Sheikh Mohsin, 35, grabbed the 45,000-rupee ($1,115)
    necklace from a woman in the eastern city of Kolkata Friday and
    popped it into his mouth when cornered by police.
    Officers then fed him 40 bananas over a few hours believing
    they would act as a purgative, and sat back and waited for
    results.
    Mohsin passed an uncomfortable night in jail, but not the
    piece of jewelry.
    Police said Sunday he was then given more substantial fare.
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    • Pencil removed from woman's head after 55 years
      BERLIN (Reuters) - A 59-year-old German woman has had most
      of a pencil removed from inside her head after suffering nearly
      her whole life with the headaches and nosebleeds it caused,
      Bild newspaper reported Monday.
      Margret Wegner fell over carrying the pencil in her hand
      when she was four.
      "The pencil went right through my skin -- and disappeared
      into my head," Wegner told the newspaper.
      It narrowly missed vital parts of her brain. At the time no
      one dared operate, but now technology has improved sufficiently
      for doctors to be able to remove it.
      Most of the pencil, some three inches long, was taken out
      in an operation at a private Berlin clinic, but the tip had
      grown in so firmly that it was impossible to remove.
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      • ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) - A woman who was quick with the bargains at
        her rummage sale mistakenly accepted 50 cents for a ceramic turtle
        with the ashes of her husband's previous wife inside.
        Now, Anita Lewis is desperately searching for the buyer who said
        she planned to use the urn as a cookie jar.
        Lewis said she had hauled items into her yard early Saturday
        while her husband slept. The buyer quickly selected the large
        turtle container, despite being unable to get the lid open.
        Her husband's previous wife collected turtles. "We have lots of turtles," Anita Lewis said. "It didn't even
        register that this was the one (containing the ashes)."
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        • Monkey Business

          TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A curious monkey who somehow managed to
          free himself from his pen in the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo and
          was on the lam for days was finally recaptured Monday.
          Oliver was apprehended at Tupelo Stone & Masonry, the Northeast
          Mississippi Daily Journal reported, six days after leading park
          staff on a chase through the park's trail system before eventually
          eluding them.
          Several days after the monkey's July 31 escape, an anonymous
          businessman offered a reward for the white-faced capuchin's capture
          and return. Motorist Mike Fair, who helped end the search for
          Oliver, got the reward.
          "I think it's great," said Fair, of Mooreville.
          The reward included a weekend stay at the Tupelo Hilton Garden
          Inn and special tours of the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum
          and the Tupelo Automobile Museum. The reward also included one of
          Oliver's favorite foods - a case of bananas.
          "But the bananas - I don't know about that," said Fair. "I'll
          just end up giving them to the monkey, I guess."
          It wasn't the first time Oliver, 9, had escaped from the zoo.
          About six years ago the monkey escaped and ran amok on the grounds
          of Tupelo Country Club before being captured and returned to the
          zoo.
          Within minutes of returning home after his latest adventure,
          Oliver feasted on grapes, marshmallows, monkey biscuits and
          bananas, and then took a long nap.
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          • Military captain battles 'malodorous working conditions' at Fla.
            Air Force base
            TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - War stinks, apparently even behind the lines.
            That's the gist of a military e-mail uncovered by the Tampa
            Tribune concerning toilet troubles at U.S. Central Command at
            MacDill Air Force Base. The bottom line: A small restroom facility
            near the command's Joint Intelligence Center doesn't have adequate
            ventilation, resulting in - as Navy Capt. Samuel J. Cox put it -
            "malodorous working conditions."
            Cox posted written orders directing workers to take their
            serious bathroom business to more capable facilities unless it was
            an emergency. When the signs were removed, Cox pointed out in a
            lighthearted e-mail that ignoring the directive technically
            violated the Uniform Code of Military Justice. As for civilian
            contractors, Cox wrote, "I can make you wish you'd gone down the
            hall to the big bathrooms to do your business."
            Central Command oversees military operations in Iraq and
            Afghanistan. Command spokesman Maj. David Huxsoll confirmed the
            intelligence center's restroom woes.
            "If you're asking if the memo is legitimate, yes it is,"
            Huxsoll said Monday. "That was the captain's humorous attempt to
            deal with it."
            Huxsoll said there are no plans to court-martial restroom
            offenders caught in the act.
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            • Thai police who break rules to sport Hello Kitty armbands as
              punishment
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              BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) - Thai police officers who break rules
              will be forced to wear hot pink armbands featuring "Hello Kitty,"
              the Japanese icon of cute, as a mark of shame, a senior officer
              said Monday.
              Police officers caught littering, parking in a prohibited area,
              or arriving late - among other misdemeanors - will be forced to
              stay in the division office and wear the armband all day, said
              Police Col. Pongpat Chayaphan. The officers won't wear the armband
              in public.
              The striking armband features Hello Kitty sitting atop two
              hearts.
              "Simple warnings no longer work. This new twist is expected to
              make them feel guilt and shame and prevent them from repeating the
              offense, no matter how minor," said Pongpat, acting chief of the
              Crime Suppression Division in Bangkok.
              "(Hello) Kitty is a cute icon for young girls. It's not
              something macho police officers want covering their biceps,"
              Pongpat said.
              He said police caught breaking the law will be subject the same
              fines and penalties as any other members of the public.
              "We want to make sure that we do not condone small offenses,"
              Pongpat said, adding that the CSD believed that getting tough on
              petty misdemeanors would lead to fewer cases of more serious
              offenses including abuse of power and mistreatment of the public by
              police officers.
              Hello Kitty, invented by Sanrio Co. in 1974, has been popular
              for years with children and young women. The celebrity cat adorns
              everything from diamond-studded jewelry, Fender guitars and digital
              cameras to lunch boxes, T-shirts and stationery.
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              • Teen gets minors scrapes, bruises in six-story fall
                MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A Georgia teen who fell six stories
                from a hotel balcony trying to help a fellow tourist suffered just
                bruises and scrapes in his harrowing fall.
                Matthew Savage was reaching up to the balcony one floor up to
                grab a bathing suit that had fluttered down from the 11th floor
                when he felt himself tumble over the railing.
                The Gainesville, Ga., 17-year-old hit other balconies on his way
                down and slammed onto a slanted rooftop covering the Tropical
                Winds' lazy river. He slid off that roof into the bushes.
                "I just closed my eyes," Savage said Saturday, nursing scrapes
                and bruises on his back and legs.
                After he landed in the bushes, he got up and started walking
                back to his room. But paramedics strapped him to a board and flew
                him to nearby hospital for an examination. He said a full body scan
                and other tests showed he was OK.
                "This was a 'God is real' event," his sister, Mandy Baker,
                said.
                Tracy Weeks, of Raleigh, N.C., said her son's swimsuit seemed in
                reach of the balcony below, so she asked Savage to reach for it.
                "This has been the worst nightmare of my life," she said. "I
                couldn't sleep.
                "Somebody was looking out for this child."
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                • We have quite a few folks working down in MacDill AFB, with the Joint Intelligence Center in support of operations in Afghanistan etc. Wondering if I should give a call and "confirm"??? LOL
                  If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

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                  • Tail of survival?

                    Crocodile falls 12 floors in escape bid
                    MOSCOW, Aug 8 (Reuters) - A crocodile survived a fall from
                    the 12th floor of a Russian apartment block after making an
                    escape bid through a window, emergency services said on
                    Wednesday.
                    Diving out of the window has become a habit for the
                    crocodile, called Khenar, with concerned neighbours saying it
                    was the third time he had used that method to flee, Moskovsky
                    Komsomolets daily reported.
                    The crocodile lost one tooth in the latest fall but was
                    otherwise unscathed, said a spokeswoman for the emergencies
                    ministry in the Nizhny Novgorod region of central Russia.
                    "It seems the owner was not at home when the crocodile came
                    out of the window," she said.
                    Emergency services put the crocodile in a local aquarium to
                    recover from his fall. Within a few hours his concerned owner
                    came to pick him up and the crocodile was last seen lying on the
                    back seat of his owner's car.
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                    • Monkey see...monkey did!

                      NEW YORK (AP) - A man smuggled a monkey onto an airplane
                      Tuesday, stashing the furry fist-size primate under his hat until
                      passengers spotted it perched on his ponytail, an airline official
                      said.
                      The monkey escapade began in Lima, Peru, late Monday, when the
                      man boarded a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said Spirit Airlines
                      spokeswoman Alison Russell. After landing Tuesday morning, the man
                      waited several hours before catching a connecting flight to
                      LaGuardia Airport.
                      During the flight, people around the man noticed that the
                      marmoset, which normally lives in forests and eats fruit and
                      insects, had emerged from underneath his hat, Russell said.
                      "Other passengers asked the man if he knew he had a monkey on
                      him," she said.
                      The monkey spent the remainder of the flight in the man's seat
                      and behaved well, said Russell, who didn't know how it skirted
                      customs and security.
                      Airport police were waiting for the man and his monkey when the
                      plane landed about 3 p.m., and the man was taken away for
                      questioning. It was unclear whether he would face any criminal
                      charges.
                      The city's animal control agency said the monkey appeared
                      healthy. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was
                      planning to take it for disease testing and keep it quarantined for
                      31 days, CDC spokesman Tom Skinner said.
                      If the monkey is healthy, it could wind up in a zoo.
                      "It is kind of a spirited monkey," Russell said. "That will
                      be the nickname of the monkey: Spirit."
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                      • Hmmmm. is this true?

                        London (Reuters) - As many as 11 million British motorists
                        are unable to read a basic road map, according to a survey
                        released Monday.
                        The poll revealed over three quarters of British drivers
                        were unable to identify the motorway map symbol, while only one
                        percent of motorists would pass the Cub Scout Map Reader badge
                        test.
                        "It's pretty embarrassing the majority of Cub Scouts have
                        better map-reading skills than the majority of the adult
                        population," said Colin Batabyal, head of underwriting and
                        business development at eSure, which carried out the survey.
                        Sixteen percent of British drivers have become so heavily
                        reliant on satellite navigation systems that they have given up
                        keeping a map in their car.
                        "It's time for motorists to take a refresher in map-reading
                        skills," said Scott Sinclair of national mapping agency
                        Ordnance Survey. "Technology is great but the batteries won't
                        run out on a paper map.
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                        • vomeronasal, vomeronasal, vomeronasal three times fast

                          Female mice just a sniff away from male sex drive
                          WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Female mice became sexually
                          voracious and tried to mate like males after scientists
                          disabled a small sensory organ, casting fresh light on how
                          gender-specific behavior develops in animals.
                          The difference seems to lie in how male and female mice use
                          the vomeronasal organ to process pheromones, said Catherine
                          Dulac, the Harvard biologist who led the research published in
                          the journal Nature Sunday.
                          Pheromones are chemical signals that many animals,
                          including humans, use to communicate socially and sexually.
                          The vomeronasal organ, found in the noses of some animals
                          but not in people or higher primates, is a key processing
                          center for pheromones.
                          Scientists had long attributed aggressive male mating
                          tactics to a testosterone-induced hard-wiring of male brains.
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                          • Hmmm.. .He said. She said......


                            Exotic Dancer Revives Client During Show
                            Dancer, Customer Differ On Who Offered Pills

                            POSTED: 5:41 pm EDT August 3, 2007

                            PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- An exotic dancer is credited with reviving a client who passed out during a private strip show early Friday morning, police said.

                            Karnesha Nantz, 25, was hired early Friday morning to perform a personal show for Daniel Karpinski, 46, at Karpinski's home on the 400 block of Southeast Evans Avenue in Port St. Lucie, police said.

                            According to a police report, while Nantz was dancing, she turned and faced away from Karpinski for approximately 20 seconds. When she turned around again to face him, Karpinski was slumped down on the couch and was having trouble breathing, police said.

                            Nantz called 911 and began to administer CPR on Karpinski because he was not conscious or breathing. Paramedics arrived at the home and were able to revive the 46-year-old to the point where he was able to breathe on his own but unable to speak. He was transported to St. Lucie Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.

                            According to a police report, Nantz said Karpinski offered her prescription narcotics on several occasions while she was dancing for him. Police said they located a bottle of prescription oxycodone at the scene with Karpinski's name on it.

                            Robert Vega, with the Port St. Lucie Police Department, told West Palm Beach television station WPBF that Karpinski told police that Nantz offered him an unknown pill wrapped in a towel. He said he took the pill on his own free will and afterward did not remember anything until he woke up in the hospital, police said.

                            Distributed by Internet Broadcasting.
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                            • SnakeBit

                              Bite from beheaded rattlesnake sends rural Washington man to
                              hospital
                              PROSSER, Wash. (AP) - Turns out, even beheaded rattlesnakes can
                              be dangerous.
                              That's what 53-year-old Danny Anderson learned as he was feeding
                              his horses Monday night, when a 5-foot rattler slithered onto his
                              central Washington property, about 50 miles southeast of Yakima.
                              Anderson and his 27-year-old son, Benjamin, pinned the snake
                              with an irrigation pipe and cut off its head with a shovel. A few
                              more strikes to the head left it sitting under a pickup truck.
                              "When I reached down to pick up the head, it raised around and
                              did a backflip almost, and bit my finger," Anderson said. "I had
                              to shake my hand real hard to get it to let loose."
                              His wife insisted they go to the hospital, and by the time they
                              arrived at Prosser Memorial Hospital 10 minutes later, Anderson's
                              tongue was swollen and the venom was spreading. He then was taken
                              by ambulance 30 miles to a Richland hospital to get the full series
                              of six shots he needed.
                              The snake head ended up in the bed of his pickup, and Anderson
                              landed in the hospital until Wednesday afternoon.
                              Mike Livingston, a Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
                              biologist, said the area where the Anderson's live is near prime
                              snake habitat. But he said he had never heard of anyone being bit
                              by a decapitated snake before.
                              "That's really surprising but that's an important thing to tell
                              people," he said. "It may have been just a reflex on the part of
                              the snake."
                              If another rattlesnake comes along, Anderson said he'll likely
                              try to kill it again, but said he'll grab a shovel and bury it
                              right there.
                              "It still gives me the creeps to think that son-of-a-gun could
                              do that," he said.
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                              • Poachers accidentally flag their presence
                                KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Vietnamese fishermen flying a
                                Malaysian flag as a decoy while sailing in Malaysia's
                                northeastern waters gave the game away by mistakenly flying it
                                upside down.
                                This is an unusual mistake, because "Stripes of Glory" as
                                the flag is known at home, carries a blue rectangle in its top
                                left corner emblazoned with a yellow crescent and star, while
                                red-and-white stripes alternate on the rest.
                                Local fishermen became suspicious, and tipped off fishing
                                authorities, who detained 13 crewmen after seizing 500 kg
                                (1,102 lb) of stingrays, valued at 6,000 ringgit ($1,737),
                                along with a fake fishing license, the Star newspaper reported.
                                "We believe the fishermen were in our waters since Sunday,"
                                it quoted Munir Mohamad Nawi, a fisheries official in the
                                northeastern state of Terengganu, as saying.
                                The Vietnamese are expected to be charged with encroachment
                                under the fisheries act, and face a maximum fine of 100,000
                                ringgit, or two years' jail, or both, if convicted.
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