The girlfriend and children of a US man have been charged with his murder after his remains were found inside a freezer.
David Reuben Green Jr’s de facto partner Wendy Edmond Green and his teenage children of are accused of feeding parts of his body to their pit-bull, as well as bringing friends to their home in North Carolina to show off “their father’s mutilated and quartered body”, the News & Observer reports.
Ms Green, who took on her wealthy partner’s surname despite them never marrying, also posed as his wife to withdraw money from his bank accounts, police say.
The 41-year-old told family that her boyfriend was overseas — but after a long absence, his extended family began to suspect something was amiss and hired a private investigator to track him down.
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A woman died of blood poisoning two days after having her tongue pierced as a birthday treat, an inquest was told on Thursday.
Amanda Taylor wanted the stud so she could look like royal Zara Phillips and pop star Pink, her family said.
The 34-year-old collapsed within 48 hours of having the 2cm (0.8in) steel bar put through her tongue. Just before she died, she wrote on Facebook: ‘I feel like crap.’
Before yesterday’s hearing, Miss Taylor’s mother Lorraine, 61, said: ‘I was against [the piercing] and Amanda never did anything unless she had my blessing.
‘But her friend was having it done too so I said: “You’re going to be 34 – I’ll give you my blessing but I’m still not 100 per cent happy”.
Maggots falling from an overhead luggage bin has stopped a US plane from taking off.
Passengers were horrified to see the larvae dropping onto an unsuspecting passenger as others began to panic and cause a commotion, US media report.
US Airways blamed spoiled meat in a suitcase on board the Atlanta-to-New York flight on Monday.
The plane was taxiing down the runway at Atlanta’s international airport when passengers were told they would be returning to the airport gate because of a “minor emergency”.
“The maggots, they started to drip out of the bin in row 15,” passenger Dona Adamo told TV network Fox 5.
A Southwest Airlines employee called police after finding 40 to 60 human heads in a package set to be transported to a Fort Worth medical research company, the airline said.
“It wasn’t labeled or packaged properly,” said Ashley Rogers, a Southwest spokeswoman. “They called the local authorities.”
The incident happened in Little Rock, Ark., last Wednesday, she said.
Little Rock police turned the heads over to the county coroner, who questions where they came from and if they were properly obtained.
“We’ve come to the conclusion that there is a black market out there for human body parts for research or for whatever reason,” said Pulaski County coroner Garland Camper. “We just want to make sure these specimens here aren’t a part of that black market and underground trade.”
The director of an Australian zoo said on Friday he is “horrified” after a seven-year-old boy broke into the zoo, fed an assortment of animals to a crocodile and clubbed various lizards to death with a rock.
The boy’s attacks happened early Wednesday and were captured on a zoo security camera, said Rex Neindorf, director of the Alice Springs Reptile Centre in Australia’s Northern Territory.
The boy, whose identity cannot be revealed, jumped the zoo’s security fence before bludgeoning three lizards to death with a rock, including the zoo’s much-loved 20-year-old goanna, which he then fed to “Terry,” an 11-foot, 440-pound saltwater crocodile, said Neindorf.
The boy also threw several live animals into the crocodile’s enclosure, and at one point tried to clamber over the fence surrounding the enclosure in an effort to get closer to the crocodile.
The bodies of 21 babies, believed dumped by hospitals, have washed ashore on a riverbank in eastern China, state media reported Tuesday.
Video footage showed that the bodies – stashed in yellow plastic bags, at least one of which was marked “medical waste” – included some infants several months old. Some wore identification tags with their mothers’ names, birth dates, measurements and weights. The official Xinhua News Agency said there were also fetuses among the bodies.
Residents discovered the remains under a bridge in the city of Jining, Shandong province, over the weekend. Tags on the feet of eight of the babies traced them back to a hospital in Jining, according to the People’s Daily Web site. Three of them had been admitted earlier to the hospital in critical condition, the report said. It did not say when.
Hat tip to Kara!
State police have charged a central Pennsylvania man with public drunkenness after he was seen giving mouth-to-mouth “resuscitation” to a long-dead opossum along a highway.
Trooper Jamie Levier says several witnesses saw 55-year-old Donald Wolfe, of Brookville, near the animal along Route 36 in Oliver Township Thursday about 3 p.m.
The trooper says one person saw Wolfe kneeling before the animal and gesturing as though he were conducting a seance, while another saw the mouth-to-mouth attempt.
A 62-year-old man was rushed to hospital after he attempted to take his own life the ancient way. The sexagenarian inserted a zucchini into his anus in the attempted suicide at his home in Hong Kong on Friday.
According to Ming Bao, the man’s daughter who returned home at about 10.40pm was shocked to see her father moaning in pain and lying in a pool of blood.
She rushed him to the hospital for bleeding in the anus.
When asked by the medical assistants, the man said he wished to die and that it was an ancient way to take one’s own life.
Surgeons saved a man’s life after a three week erection nearly killed him, The Sun reported Wednesday.
The businessman, 55, was forced to undergo an emergency operation after his problem persisted for a staggering 21 days.
Doctors at a hospital in Kolkata, India, eventually performed the surgery to put the middle-aged man out of his misery.
But although the hour-long operation was successful, it rendered the man impotent.
Doctor Avishek Mukherjee said: “It was very late when the man sought treatment.
“The treatment has to be sought within six hours, otherwise it could even lead to death, besides the degeneration of the penis.”
AN alleged pervert was caught with a picture of a man having sex with a dead SQUID, a court heard today.
Andrew Dymond, 46, was netted when cops apparently found a haul of grossly offensive porn on his home computer.
JPs heard the sea creature was clearly dead in the picture and a man was having sexual intercourse with it.
Dymond is charged with possessing an image of someone “performing an act of intercourse with a dead animal, namely an octopus/squid, which was grossly offensive, disgusting or otherwise of an obscene character”.
He faces a total of 25 porn charges and entered no pleas when he appeared before magistrates.
Prosecutors claim Dymond also made 14 indecent photos of children and possessed an additional 57 child porn images.
He is also alleged to have had photos of a person performing sex acts with horses and dogs.
Hat tip to Kara!
First, a disclaimer: Selling your organs is illegal in the United States. It’s also very dangerous. Handing off an organ is risky enough when done in a top hospital, even more so if you’re doing it for cash in a back alley.
There are many organs one can theoretically do without, or for which there’s a backup. Most folks can spare a kidney, a portion of their liver, a lung, some intestines, and an eyeball, and still live a long life.
That said, donating a lung, a piece of liver or a section of intestines is a very complicated surgery, so it’s not done frequently on the black market. And no one’s going to make much cash on an eyeball.
“In the U.S., there’s a fairly steady supply of donated corneas from corpses,” says Sean Fitzpatrick, director of public affairs at the New England Organ Bank. “There’s pretty much no market demand for eyes.”
Giving up a kidney, though, is a relatively simple surgery that has netted desperate people a few bucks.
Now, black-market organ dealers don’t do a great job of filing taxes, but here are some prices based on rumored deals and reports from the World Heath Organization.
In India, a kidney fetches around $20,000. In China, buyers will pay $40,000 or more. A good, healthy kidney from Israel goes for $160,000. Don’t expect to pocket all that dough, though.
“The person giving up the organ only gets a fraction of the fee,” says Sally Satel, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute think tank who studies the prices paid by legal and illegal organ-donor operations.
After the organ broker—the guy who sets up your kidney-for-cash transaction—takes his cut, he needs to pay for travel, the surgeon, medical supplies and a few “look-the-other-way” payoffs. Most people get $1,000 to $10,000 for their kidney (probably much less than you were hoping for).
An Ohio man is in jail after police arrested him on charges of urinating on a meat counter at a Wal-Mart store, Cleveland’s Fox8.com reported.
Robert T. Jenkins, 21, of Canton, Ohio, was arrested at 1:30 a.m. local time on Friday morning, Lt. Linda Brown of the Canton Police Department told Fox8.com.
Jenkins was charged with felony vandalism and disorderly conduct.
Jenkins was arrested after police responded to a call from an employee at the Wal-Mart store telling authorities that a man walked up to the meat counter and began urinating on the steaks, police told Fox8.com.
The disorderly conduct destroyed more than $600 dollars in meat.
A sheep gave birth to a dead lamb with a human-like face. The calf was born in a village not far from the city of Izmir, Turkey.
Erhan Elibol, a vet, performed Cesarean section on the animal to take the calf out, but was horrified to see that the features of the calf’s snout bore a striking resemblance to a human face.
“I’ve seen mutations with cows and sheep before. I’ve seen a one-eyed calf, a two-headed calf, a five-legged calf. But when I saw this youngster I could not believe my eyes. His mother could not deliver him so I had to help the animal,” the 29-year-old veterinary said.
In a new incident of grisly drug war violence, a man’s face was skinned and stitched onto a soccer ball as a threat to members of Mexico’s Juarez drug cartel.
The unknown assailants cut up the body of Hugo Hernandez into seven pieces and left him on a street in the northern city of Los Mochis, a spokesman for Sinaloa prosecutors, Martin Robles, told the Associated Press.
Hernandez’s torso was found in a plastic container in a separate location from another box that contained his arms, legs and skull.
The macabre soccer ball was discovered a plastic bag near Los Mochis’ City Hall in Sinaloa.
Thieves opened the grave of former Cypriot president Tassos Papadopoulos and stole his corpse during the night, state television has reported, interrupting its normal programming.
The current leader of Mr Papadopoulos’s centre-right DIKO party, Marios Garoyan, has condemned what he called a “heinous and terrible crime”.
Andros Kyprianou, head of the communist AKEL party that leads the Mediterranean island’s government, expressed outrage at the crime, which came the day before a memorial service had to be held to mark the first anniversary of Mr Papadopoulos’s death.
“I don’t know what kind of people would create such a terrible crime and steal a corpse,” he said.
Police say a gang in the Peruvian jungle has been killing people and draining fat from the corpses to sell on the black market for use in cosmetics, although medical experts say they doubt a major market for fat exists.
Three suspects confessed to killing five people, but the gang may have been involved in dozens more, said Col. Jorge Mejia, chief of Peru’s anti-kidnapping police. He said one suspect claimed the gang wasn’t the only one doing such killings.
Mejia said two of the suspects were arrested carrying bottles of liquid human fat and told police it was worth $60,000 a gallon ($15,000 a liter).
The fat was sold to intermediaries in Peru’s capital, Lima, and police suspect it was then sold to cosmetic companies in Europe, Mejia said Thursday, but he could not confirm any sales.
Washington, D.C., had the dubious distinction of beating all 50 states to post the highest rates in the nation for the sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.
The District of Columbia had a Chlamydia rate of 1,177 cases per 100,000 people–almost three times the rate of its neighbors, Virginia (405) and Maryland (439). Mississippi was a distant second, at 728 cases per 100,000 people. By comparison, California’s rate was 407 cases per 100,000; New York came in at 458; New Mexico at 470; Utah at 377 and Maine’s rate was a mere 198 per 100,000.
For gonorrhea, D.C.’s rate was 451.5 cases per 100,000–almost twice that of second-ranking Mississippi (256.8); more than three times the rate of its neighbors Virginia (134) and Maryland (118); more than 13 times the rate of Oregon (32.5) and more than 25 times the rate of Utah (18). Other state rates for gonorrhea include: 160.9 for Illinois; 134 for Texas and 88.7 for New York.
D.C.’s nation-leading syphilis rate of 24.8 cases (including both primary and secondary syphilis) per 100,000 dwarfed second-place Louisiana’s 16.5 per 100,000 rate and third-place Alabama’s rate of 9.7 per 100,000. It and was nearly four times the rate of Maryland (6.7).
Russian police have arrested three homeless people suspected of eating a 25-year-old man they had butchered and selling other bits of the corpse to a local kebab house.
Suspicions were raised when dismembered parts of a human body were found near a bus stop in the outskirts of the Russian city of Perm, 1,150 km (720 miles) east of Moscow.
Three homeless men with previous criminal records have been arrested on suspicion of setting upon a foe with knives and a hammer before chopping up his corpse to eat, local investigators said in a statement on their www.susk.perm.ru Web site.
Visitors can smell this village long before they see it.
In less than five years, the Zhengzhou Comprehensive Waste Treatment Landfill has overwhelmed this otherwise pristine village of about 1,000 people.
Peaches and cherries rot on trees, infested with insect life drawn by the smell. Fields lie unharvested, contaminated by toxic muck.
Every day, another 100 or so tons of garbage arrive from nearby Zhengzhou, a provincial capital of 8 million.
“Life here went from heaven to hell in an instant,” says lifelong resident Wang Xiuhua, swatting away clouds of mosquitoes and flies.
The 78-year-old woman suddenly coughs uncontrollably and says the landfill gases inflame her bronchitis.
The man accused of biting out his 4-year-old son’s eyes will not stand trial.
A Kern County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that Angelo Mendoza is not mentally competent for trial. County mental health officials will recommend whether Mendoza should go to a county or state mental health facility.
The 34-year-old man is accused of attacking his son, Angelo Mendoza Jr., in late April. The child, who was discovered by a neighbor lying naked in a bloody heap on the floor of an Ohio Drive apartment, told officers, “My daddy ate my eyes” and “Daddy bit my eyes and hands,” according to Bakersfield police reports.
Mendoza is in a wheelchair with a spinal cord injury, and police said he rolled away from his apartment after the alleged attack and started hacking away at his leg with an ax. Police reported that Mendoza was showing signs of being under the influence of the psychedelic drug best known as PCP or angel dust during the alleged abuse.
THE leader of congress of Mexico’s southern state of Guerrero was shot dead in his car, while three human heads showed up in ice coolers elsewhere in the state, officials said today.
Guerrero is home to beach resorts including Acapulco, but is also a drug trafficking hub which has seen brutal killings and beheadings linked to the country’s powerful cartels in recent years.
Leftist politician Armando Chavarria Barrera was found with bullet wounds to his head and stomach in state capital Chilpancingo, a public security ministry statement said.
The motive for the crime was unclear, it added. Members of his PRD party said the killing was a political crime, and told a Mexico City news conference that 25 of the party’s members had been assassinated in 2009.
Police today, meanwhile, recovered three human heads in ice coolers, and their body parts stuffed in bags, in a small town in the mountains of Guerrero, the public security ministry said.
Workers in Madera County on Monday were trying to remove several dozen dead cows from a ravine near Coarsegold.The cows apparently were spooked and stampeded over a granite cliff more than a week ago, according to Kirsten Gross, director of animal control in Madera County.
Although some of the animals lived through the fall, they were either so badly injured or so emaciated by the time they were discovered that they were euthanized Saturday by county sheriff’s deputies.
Manhattan’s prettiest little courthouse has been invaded by blood-sucking pests.
No, not lawyers. Just more bedbugs than you can shake a gavel at.
The itchy problem erupted in the past few weeks at the ornate, 109-year-old state Appellate Division courthouse on Madison Avenue at 25th Street.
The infestation was believed to be confined to the second-floor clerks office, where, every summer Monday, lawyers come and go en masse to file appellate motions.
It got so bad that last week court officials called in the city’s largest extermination company to investigate.
A taxi driver decapitated himself after tying a rope around his neck and a post before driving off at high speed.
The incident took place just metres from a 24-hour cafe.
The man, believed to be in his thirties, is said to have then driven off at full speed in the early hours of this morning, aiming straight at a pillar.
His head was found yards from his taxi in Great Suffolk Street in Southwark, London.
A cab driver, who preferred to remain anonymous, said: ‘One of the drivers was at the scene just afterwards.
‘He saw the cab all smashed up against the pillar, with the driver’s body still inside the vehicle.
‘He then saw the head lying on the side of the road next to some rope. It is horrific.’
DO-IT-YOURSELF is becoming ever more popular these days, but a young man took the concept slightly too far when he used a pair of nail clippers to circumcise himself.
Unfortunately things didn’t work out according to plan, and the unnamed man was taken to Lister Hospital in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, where the wound had to be cleaned and disinfected.
The man was kept in the hospital for further observation.
“This is something we would advise men never to attempt,” a medic told the Telegraph. “The results can be quite horrific and long-lasting and have quite an affect on a man’s sexual performance. Using a pair of nail clippers must have caused excruciating pain, even if he had had a few drinks beforehand.”
Hat tip to Valentina!
An ambitious director might look at Mitch Halligan’s property and see an instant B-movie classic: “Invasion of the Grasshoppers.”
The place is overrun with the greasy little bugs. With each step you take on his property, the squirmy inch-long grasshoppers jump for cover in every direction.
Those that don’t crunch under foot perch themselves atop tall grass stalks, crawl up pant legs or munch through gardens. Across the road isn’t much better. Grasshoppers blanketed the neighbors’ entryway a few days ago and forced them to come in through the back door.
“I’d call this the closest that I’ve seen to a plague in a long time,” Halligan said.
More than a dozen Polaroid pictures of graphic child pornography was discovered by a cleaning company in the bathroom of a local park.
Workers at R.B. Satkowiak City Sewer Cleaners of Carrollton Township found the photographs while clearing a sewer drain at Imerman Memorial Park in Saginaw Township on May 27.
Pat Kinney said his crew pulled about 15-30 pictures portraying sex acts between a middle-aged woman and a boy from a suction cleaning pump after the tool became clogged.
“They were tied together with a string,” Kinney said. “Just about everything you could think of was shown in the pictures.”
A 23-year-old woman who got a friend to kill her Jack Russell terrier was charged with skinning the puppy to make a belt out of its hide.
Krystal Lynn Lewis and Austin Michael Mullins, 26, were being held Friday in the Muskogee County jail on $25,000 bail each. They were charged with one felony count of cruelty to animals. A Muskogee County judge ordered a mental competency hearing for Lewis.
Lewis wanted the puppy, named Poplin, killed because it was a gift from a female ex-lover with whom she doesn’t get along, said Muskogee County sheriff’s deputy George Roberson.
A Westville man who reportedly couldn’t pay his bar tab wound up being charged with using his own feces to draw on the walls and set fire to a bathroom in the police station.
Police were called at 2:55 a.m. Sunday when Jason Detora, 24, couldn’t pay his bar tab at Skeeters Pub on the Black Horse Pike in Blenheim.
Detora told officers his girlfriend was on her way with money so he could pay, police said. Nicole Leadbeater, 22, of the same address as Detora, arrived at Skeeters.
Officers spoke with her in the parking lot and charged her with driving while intoxicated and on outstanding warrants from Pitman, said police.
She was taken to police headquarters to be processed and Detora was taken, too, as a courtesy, police said, so he could wait there for another ride.
Once at the police station, Detora allegedly used a rest room, but when he came out, a patrolman noticed an odor coming from the men’s room.
Police found toilet paper and paper towels had been piled up and set on fire in the bathroom. Detora allegedly had defecated on the floor and used his own feces to draw on the walls, said police.
Detora was charged with arson and criminal mischief and committed to the Camden County Jail in Camden in default of $35,000 bail.
Hat tip to Kara!
A serial killer obsessed with electricity murdered at least five people in a series of lurid experiments to test his home-made electric chair, Russian police said on Friday.
The 30-year-old electrician, identified only as Dmitry K, lured victims to his house by posting adverts for computer equipment on the internet. Police in Yekaterinburg, a city in Russia’s Urals region, tracked the suspect down after finding the charred body of a law student in a roadside ditch.
Dmitry K admitted murdering the student, investigators said, before claiming that he had also killed several other victims as he conducted experiments on an improvised electric chair that he had invented.
The suspect, who worked at a local power plant, told detectives he would confess to the other murders if they found the bodies.
Police say they are investigating at least four other incidents in which Yekaterinburg residents went missing after responding to internet adverts for computer supplies over the past 12 months.
Fresno firefighters had to remove a wall and use an improvised pulley system to remove a man believed to weigh more than 800 pounds who was found dead in a downtown residential hotel Tuesday night. The 51-year-old man was not identified.
Fire Department spokesman Ken Shockley said that the removal effort, at the Asia Hotel near the intersection of Kern and G streets in Chinatown, was unlike anything anyone in the department has ever seen.
Fresno police officers and firefighters from Station 3 responded, then called for assistance from the fire department’s urban search and rescue unit when it became clear that they couldn’t remove the body in the normal way.
The Fresno Fire Department had to cut out part of the wall of the apartment to extract the man, who was believed to weigh more than 800 pounds.
“It was a major challenge, and our firefighters were trying at the same time to protect his identity and the dignity of his remains,” Shockley said.
A worker at a Lübeck soup factory died after getting trapped inside a giant cauldron and cooking to death, daily Bild reported Saturday.
The accident happened at midday on Friday, the newspaper reported, when the man climbed into a cauldron at the Eraso soup factory to clean it.
The cauldron’s lid suddenly closed while the 36-year-old was still inside and began to fill with steam as part of the disinfection process.
A doctor confirmed that the unidentified man had been cooked to death.
The local Sizzler must have been closed.
Two upstate New York campers broke into a dairy farmer’s barn, stole his calf, shot it with arrows and then slit its throat before slicing off a couple steaks, police said.
“They were out camping and decided they wanted something to eat,” State Police Investigator John Stubbe said of the cattle rustling.
“One guy led the calf by a rope around its neck, and the other shot it twice with an arrow. It still wouldn’t die, so he cut its throat.”
After cutting off a couple of steaks from the 2-month-old calf named Emmy, the two discarded the rest of the carcass.
David Lochner, 21, and Timothy Welch, 18, were arrested Wednesday on burglary charges. Police said more charges are pending, including cruelty to animals.
The Bush Administration approved the use of “insects placed in a confinement box” during the interrogation of top Al Qaeda official Abu Zubaydah, according to a 2002 document that President Obama declassified for release Thursday.
The legal memorandum for the CIA, prepared by Assistant Attorney General Jay Bybee, reviewed 10 enhanced techniques for interrogating Zubaydah, and determined that none of them constituted torture under U.S. criminal law. The techniques were: attention grasp, walling (hitting a detainee against a flexible wall), facial hold, facial slap, cramped confinement, wall standing, stress positions, sleep deprivation, insects placed in a confinement box, and waterboarding.(View pictures of life inside Guantanamo.)
The CIA desire to use insects during interrogations has not previously been disclosed, according to two civil liberties experts contacted by TIME.
The Bybee memorandum, which was written on August 1, 2002, described the CIA’s plans for using insects this way: “You [the CIA] would like to place Zubaydah in a cramped confinement box with an insect. You have informed us [the Department of Justice] that he appears to have a fear of insects. In particular, you would like to tell Zubaydah that you intend to place a stinging insect into the box with him. You would, however, place a harmless insect in the box. You have orally informed us that you would in fact place a harmless insect such as a catapiller in the box with him.”
Room 101 anyone?
Domino’s Pizza says there is a warrant out for the arrest of two fired North Carolina employees who videotaped themselves passing gas on salami, stuffing cheese up their nostrils — then using the foul fixins’ in the fast food.
The silly-yet-stomach-turning clips — which also showed the workers sneezing and blowing their noses on meals they were handling — were filmed at a Conover, N.C., Domino’s and posted on YouTube.
The pizza delivery giant said it was stunned when the footage surfaced. The pair, who call themselves “Michael” and “Kristy,” were promptly terminated.
A man was rushed to hospital after telling doctors how his best friend bit his penis off in a row – and swallowed it.
Horrified Marian Milczarek, 53, from Lesna in south west Poland, was attacked following a row with his friend – apparently over borrowing a trailer.
‘He began hitting me with a chain and then pulled down my trousers and started biting. It was agony,’ he said.
Hat tip to John M. !
A six-year-old Indian boy is recovering after doctors removed a two metre (6ft) iron rod that speared his body when he fell from a terrace.
Mehul Kumar was rushed to hospital in the city of Ranchi in Jharkhand after the incident on Wednesday.
Doctors at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences removed the rod in a four-hour operation.
The doctors said he had lost a lot of blood and suffered liver and stomach injuries but “nothing major”.
Mehul was playing on the Indian festival of Holi when he fell on the rod in a terrace under construction at his grandparents’ home
Does your Pepsi lack pep? Is your Coke not the real thing? India’s Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine.
The bovine brew is in the final stages of development by the Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), India’s biggest and oldest Hindu nationalist group, according to the man who makes it.
Om Prakash, the head of the department, said the drink – called “gau jal”, or “cow water” – in Sanskrit was undergoing laboratory tests and would be launched “very soon, maybe by the end of this year”.
“Don’t worry, it won’t smell like urine and will be tasty too,” he told The Times from his headquarters in Hardwar, one of four holy cities on the River Ganges. “Its USP will be that it’s going to be very healthy. It won’t be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins.”
CHEERED on by baying soldiers, a British Army officer BITES the head off a live chicken in a sickening training exercise filmed by his own men.
Shamefully the senior lieutenant serving in Iraq then KICKS its wildly-flailing body, spits out the head, and shouts “f***er” at the dying bird.
In the exclusive video footage obtained by the News of the World, the pathetic creature is seen seconds later still flapping pitifully in its death throes.
Minutes earlier ANOTHER high-ranking soldier, a sergeant major responsible for discipline amongst the soldiers, had also performed the gruesome stunt to the perverse delight of the men he controls.
FRIENDS, family, fine wine, a $30,000 investment and a year and a half of planning: it should have been the perfect Hunter Valley wedding
But Sydney couple Steve and Leigh Buttel claim unwanted guests – including maggots in their wedding bed and bedroom invasions by bats – turned their wedding into a bride’s worst nightmare.
The couple and family members arrived at Peppers Creek on November 28, a day before the wedding.
They stayed in accommodation known as The Yacht Club and The Racquet Club, which is made up of four separate cottages adjacent to Peppers Creek Village.
By the time the group left three days later, the newlyweds had allegedly found maggots described by the groom as “the size of chocolate bullets” in their wedding bed and a dead bat, covered in maggots, above their bedhead.
Deputies said a woman in western Kansas sat on her boyfriend’s toilet for two years, and they’re investigating whether she was mistreated.
Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple said a man called his office last month to report that something was wrong with his girlfriend.
Whipple said it appeared the 35-year-old Ness City woman’s skin had grown around the seat. She initially refused emergency medical services but was finally convinced by responders and her boyfriend that she needed to be checked out at a hospital.
“We pried the toilet seat off with a pry bar and the seat went with her to the hospital,” Whipple said. “The hospital removed it.”
Whipple said investigators planned to present their report Wednesday to the county attorney, who will determine whether any charges should be filed against the woman’s 36-year-old boyfriend.
Police are seeking an arrest warrant for a man accused of hitting his wife after she asked to smell his penis to determine whether he was cheating with another woman, according to a police report released Wednesday.
The 37-year-old victim told investigators her husband of three years punched her face and kicked her arms and legs Monday night after she accused him of having an affair.
The victim said she told her 25-year-old husband as he used the restroom “to display his penis to her so that she can smell it,” the report states.
Abbi Vincent-Lloyd said she lost 30 hens on days when balloons were flying low over her Herefordshire farm. She claimed the stress of seeing the enormous balloons overhead caused them to run for cover. It is as they desperately try to find shelter that they bump into each other or their surroundings, exploding the eggs inside them, she said. This in turn causes an infection, which is thought to have led to scores of them dying. Miss Vincent-Lloyd, 32, said post mortems of the animals revealed they had died from peritonitis, developed from the egg being released inside them. She said: “I had lost about 15 birds when I decided to have the vet do a post mortem on two of them. “I told the vet about the hot-air balloons and jets flying low over the farm and straight away he said that was the cause. “As soon as the gas is released to raise the balloon they go absolutely crazy. “It is absolute chaos, when they go into anything and that causes the egg to explode inside them.
Talk about a Swiss miss. A gourmet chef’s plans to whip up a number of delicacies using human breast milk have dried up. Hans Lochen, proprietor of the Storchen restaurant in Iberg, Switzerland, advertised in German newspapers seeking women willing to sell him their milk.
But Swiss authorities stepped in and threatened lawsuits against the chef and any potential donor willing to pump for cash. Before he cooked up his daring culinary scheme, Locher had been doing a little private recipe testing, he claims. Preparing such entrees as breast milk lamb curry and antelope steak with chanterelle sauce spiked with cognac and breast milk had drawn rave reviews: his friends loved the creamy entrees, Locher says.
A Fond du Lac, Wis., man has published a book about a 36-year obsession in which he says he devoured 23,000 Big Macs. Don Gorske, 54, who is physically fit, hit his 23,000th Big Mac milestone last month, the Fond du Lac (Wis.) Reporter said in a story published Monday. Gorske, who works for the Waupun Correctional Institution, claims to have every receipt for each Big Mac dating to May 17, 1972, when he got his first car, the Reporter said.
THE Palestinian protesters massed at the fence expected tear gas and rubber bullets; what they got instead was a putrid yellow wind, Israel’s newest weapon against West Bank demonstrators.
The noxious mist, which Israeli police refer to as “skunk,” was used for the first time earlier this month, when a truck-mounted cannon sprayed it over the heads of protesters, sending them racing down the hillside, retching and tearing off their shirts to try to escape the stench.
This is the moment Hungarian weightlifter Janos Baranyai’s first Olympics ended in agony when he dislocated his right elbow in the ugliest moment yet of the Olympic weightlifting competition.
Baranyai was trying to snatch 148kg in his third lift in the men’s 77kg division, when his elbow popped out of its socket.
No longer able to support the weight of the barbell, his right forearm bent backward. The 24-year-old Hungarian fell to the floor in shock, shaking and crying out in pain.
Hungary’s coaching staff and competition officials rushed to Baranyai’s aid as he lay trembling on the floor, his arm limp and twisted out of position.
In a grim attempt at revenge against his estranged wife, a British businessman committed suicide by decapitation in his Aston Martin sports car, the U.K.’s Daily Mail reported Friday.
According to the Mail, Gerald Mellin, 54, had been consumed with dark thoughts surrounding his 34-year-old wife’s decision to leave him.
The day before his death, a court had granted Mirielle Mellin additional alimony, the Mail reported.
Following the decision, in the last contact with his wife, Mellin sent a text message reading, “Congratulations, XXX.”
Hat tip to Kara!
Another decapitated goat was found early Sunday morning on Christobal Road, across the street from the Mary Esther Library.
It is the fourth goat decapitated and left in a public place this year, and the seventh since September 2007.
Officials arrived at the intersection of Christobal Road and Hollywood Avenue just before 7 a.m. and discovered the body of a male pygmy goat on the southeast side of Christobal Road, said Michele Nicholson, public information officer for the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
She added that no blood was at the scene, leading officials to believe the animal was killed elsewhere and transported to the site.
A patient at George Washington University Hospital fell from a fifth-story ledge overlooking New Hampshire Avenue in Northwest Washington yesterday afternoon after threatening to jump for several hours, police said.
The man climbed onto the ledge about 12:15 p.m. and for four hours paced and peered at the ground. He fell just before 4:10 p.m. after trying to climb down. The man lost his footing as he tried to move down the building and briefly hung off the ledge by only his hands before falling feet first.
His body partially hit the concrete and a large inflatable air mattress police had set up while trying to coax him down, police said.
A crowd of about 20 people were horrified as they watched the scene unfold.
A police officer and his family have won $40,000 in their lawsuit against a restaurant that had served them food tainted by an employee’s spit and urine.
A jury on Friday ruled in favor of Sidney police Officer Keith Andrew, whose two sons, then 4 and 7, were sickened by the food they ate at a KFC/Taco Bell in October 2005. Sidney is a town of about 6,000 in western Nebraska.
The younger boy became violently ill with gastroenteritis and dehydration, vomited for hours and was forced to spend time in a hospital, the family’s lawsuit said.
One man was killed and another was critically injured last night when their heads struck a freeway overpass while on the upper deck of a bus headed to the Washington Nationals baseball game, D.C. police said.
The incident occurred about 8:45 p.m., as the open-topped double-decker bus, which was westbound on the Southeast Freeway, passed beneath the 11th Street overpass.
“They were standing in the upper part of the bus, and their heads struck the under part of the overpass,” said Cmdr. Andy Solberg, field supervisor for the police.
A Houston man was sentenced to 35 years in prison on Tuesday after prosecutors said he fatally stabbed his roommate during an argument about foot odor.
William Antonio Serrano, 23, pleaded no contest to murder in May in the October death of Noel Quintanilla-Vaquero, 21.
During his sentencing hearing on Tuesday, Serrano cried as he told state District Judge Mike Anderson that he had been defending himself against Quintanilla-Vaquero, his court-appointed attorney, Sid Crowley, said.
However, no evidence was available to show that Quintanilla-Vaquero had a weapon, Harris County Assistant District Attorney Joe Vinas said.
“The defendant said the victim had smelly feet,” Vinas said.
In the early 1990s, Joel Weinstock, a gastroenterologist, encountered a puzzle. The prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (I.B.D.) across North America increased markedly during the 20th century. Many thought that “bad” genes would eventually explain the spike, but Weinstock didn’t buy it. In areas where fewer than two generations ago the I.B.D. incidence might have been as low as 1 in 10,000, it was now 1 in 250. A defective gene couldn’t spread that quickly, he reasoned. It had to be something in the environment. But what? Stumped, Weinstock tried turning the question around. Instead of asking what triggered I.B.D., he asked what, before the 20th century, protected against it?
At the time, Weinstock, then at the University of Iowa, was editing a book on parasitic worms. These worms, or helminths, have a paradoxical effect on the host. Rather than induce inflammation, which is the body’s typical response to invasion, the intruders calm the host immune system. They force a peace, scientists think, to avoid eviction and keep the host — their home and food source — as healthy as possible. As Weinstock considered the I.B.D. puzzle, he wondered if immune manipulation by worms could incidentally protect against other diseases.
Comparison of the prevalence of I.B.D. and surveys of worm-infestation rates revealed a telling pattern. About 10 years after improved hygiene and deworming efforts reduced worms in a given population, I.B.D. rates jumped. Weinstock had his hypothesis: after a long coevolution, the human immune system came to depend on the worms for proper functioning. When cleaner conditions and new medicines evicted the worms from our bodies, the immune system went out of kilter. “Hygiene has made our lives better,” says Weinstock, now at Tufts University. “But in the process of eliminating exposure to the 10 or 20 things that can make us sick, we’re also eliminating exposure to things that make us well.”
With less than six weeks before it plays host to the Olympic sailing regatta, the city of Qingdao has mobilized thousands of people and an armada of small boats to clean up an algae bloom that is choking large stretches of the coastline and threatening to impede the Olympic competition.
Local officials have initiated an all-out effort to clean up the algae by mid-July. Media reports estimate that as many as 20,000 people have either volunteered or been ordered to participate in the operation, while 1,000 boats are scooping algae out of the Yellow Sea. The official news agency, Xinhua, reported that algae currently covered a third of the coastal waters designated for the Olympic races.
Water quality has been a concern for the sailing events, given that many coastal Chinese cities dump untreated sewage into the sea. At the same time, rivers and tributaries emptying into coastal waters are often contaminated with high levels of nitrates from agricultural and industrial runoff. These nitrates contribute to the red tides of algae that often bloom along sections of China’s coastline.
A 17-year-old South Carolina boy on an church outing was killed Saturday when he was struck by the popular “Batman the Ride” at Six Flags Over Georgia. It was the second Batman ride-related death at the Cobb County park.
According to the police and a statement from the amusement park, the boy and a friend climbed over two 6-foot fences — the park perimeter fence and a second one surrounding the ride — to get to the roller coaster. Park officials said there were numerous signs warning would-be intruders of the danger.
The victim was decapitated when the ride struck him, police said. The youth was not identified.
“The areas where the individuals entered were clearly marked with signs marked ‘restricted area. Authorized personnel only,’ and a sign on a locked gate that read ‘Danger zone. Do not enter. Authorized personnel only,” park spokeswoman Hela Sheth said to reporters, reading from a prepared statement.
Hat tip to Kara!
Police say a man was arrested after admitting to, and being caught on DVD having sex with his picnic table repeatedly.
Investigators say they received a tip that Art Price Jr., 40, of 146 Brinker St. in Bellevue was having sex with a picnic table while outside on the deck. The incidents occurred between January and March 2008.
Police say on March 13, the tipster dropped off three DVDs which showed Price in the act. On four occasions, Price is seen naked and masturbating in the rear room near the open doorway; he then comes out to the deck. He tilts the metal round picnic table on its side and lays up against it and has sexual intercourse with the table. Afterwards he cleans the table and the deck.
Police say the the incidents occurred close to Ridge Elementary School.
A mountain lion attacked, killed and partially ate a New Mexico man, authorities said on Tuesday.
A search party found the body of Robert Nawojski, 55, in a wooded area near his mobile home in Pinos Altos, New Mexico, late last week, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish said.
Investigators concluded that Nawojski had been attacked and killed by a mountain lion, or cougar, at a spot close to his home, where he lived alone and was known to bathe and shave outdoors.
A South Carolina man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend’s parents 14 years ago was executed in the state’s electric chair after a last-ditch effort to halt the sentence was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.
James Earl Reed was pronounced dead at 11:27 p.m. Friday in the state’s death chamber in Columbia. He did not issue a final statement.
The execution, first scheduled for 6 p.m., had been put on hold as defense attorneys successfully obtained a stay from a federal judge, only to see it vacated by the 4th U.S. Circit Court of Appeals. Their attempt to get the U.S. Supreme Court to block the execution was subsequently denied.
A mother is accused of partially skinning her caged son and feeding his flesh to relatives.
Kalra Mauerova, 31, of Brno in the Czech Republic, wept in court as she admitted torturing her son Ondrej, and his ten-year-old brother, Jakub, The Sun reported.
Mauerova, a member of the Grail Movement cult, caged Ondrej for months while relatives, also members of the cult, ate his raw flesh, a judge heard yesterday.
The court in Brno heard the family sexually abused the boys and made them cut themselves with knives.
The boys said they were kept in cages or handcuffed to tables and made to stand for days in their own urine.
The abuse was discovered when a man living nearby installed a TV monitor to keep watch on his newborn baby.
Instead of pictures of his newborn he was confronted by live images of Ondrej naked in the cellar — beaten and chained, The Sun reported.
Mauerova is understood to have installed the monitor so she could watch her victims suffering from her kitchen.
Hat tip to Kara!
The media calls from Paris, New York and Australia were just starting to ebb Thursday for Sandra Malone when a new frenzy started: the mysterious sixth human foot that had apparently washed ashore in front of the campground she manages was nothing but a hoax.
It was the latest twist in a story that has many people on Vancouver Island and the mainland riveted. In less than a year, four right feet and one left foot — all encased in buoyant sneakers — have washed ashore in the Strait of Georgia. The latest was found Monday in Ladner, just south of Vancouver.
On Wednesday, everybody thought the number of feet had risen to six after a woman who was collecting rocks for an art project at Campbell River spotted a black Adidas running shoe with two bones sticking out of it. The woman rushed to tell Malone, who ran to the beach and then called police.
An uninvited passenger created a smelly situation on a plane in Miami.
American Airlines Flight 915 from Miami to Bogota, Colombia, was delayed Wednesday night after a skunk was found in the back of the cargo hold, discharging its foul odor throughout the aircraft, airline officials said.
The skunk was discovered as workers were loading the plane. When crews tried to remove the skunk, the animal released its notorious rotten smell, American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner said. No one was injured, but the odor filtered through the cabin and passengers were taken off the plane.
A severed foot — the sixth this year — washed up on the shore of a Canadian island on Wednesday, police said.
Severed feet have washed up on Westham Island, south of Vancouver, British Columbia.
The right foot was found by a local woman walking on the beach, said Sgt. Mike Tresoor of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the town of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, British Colombia.
Authorities were planning an afternoon news conference to release more details.
The foot was the sixth discovered on shorelines in the area since August, according to local police and media reports. Another foot — a severed left foot still clad in a shoe — was found Monday on the shore of Westham Island, south of Vancouver. Police said it was taken to a coroner for DNA testing.
The severed left foot, which was in a shoe, was taken to a coroner for DNA tests, she added.
A fifth human foot in a year has washed ashore off the coast of British Columbia, and this time it’s a left one.
Police said two people out for a walk spotted the left foot floating in water off Westham Island on Monday morning.
Delta Police Const. Sharlene Brooks said officials are working with the B.C. Coroner’s office to see if this foot is linked to any other partial remains recovered in the province.
Westham Island is at the mouth of the Fraser River, about 15 miles south of Vancouver.
“A passerby noticed a shoe floating in the water, pulled it in and notified police,” Brooks said. “We’re treating it as a criminal investigation.”
Survivors of a plane crash who spent five days in freezing temperatures in Chile said they considered eating the pilot, a British newspaper reports.
According to The Guardian, the Cessna 208 was just 10 minutes from landing when it crashed into a Patagonian mountain near the border with Argentina on Saturday.
“We were flying in very bad conditions. There was rain and sleet. Suddenly, we went into a cloud and when we came out, we were in front of the mountain,” passenger Jose Miguel Almonacid told The Guardian. “I managed to scream ‘watch out’ when I heard the explosion.”
The pilot, Nelson Bahamondes, survived the crash but died from blood loss two days later. “He had a cut on his head, a big wound and he lost lots of blood,” said Victor Suazo, a Chilean police officer who was on board.
A note threatening a Mexican journalist was found outside the office of a newspaper in southern Mexico on Monday, two days after someone left a severed head there.
Tabasco state Attorney General Gustavo Rosario said the letter was directed at Juan Padilla, editor of El Correo de Tabasco, which recently carried reports about migrant smuggling and kidnapping in the area.
“You are next,” the note read.
The head of a man police identified as a low-level drug trafficker was found outside the offices on Saturday. Soldiers later located his body in another part of the city alongside a separate note that said, “This is what will happen to those who go around pointing fingers.”
Now might be the time for New Yorkers to take advantage of the free condom campaign the city promotes. A new study by the city’s Health Department found more than a quarter of adult residents are infected with the herpes virus.
According to the study, 26 percent of city residents have the virus that causes genital herpes, an incurable sexually-transmitted infection that can cause painful genital sores and can double a person’s risk for HIV.
Nationally, 19 percent of the population has the infection, according to the department.
Beware of the Brown Note.
That’s the word among some political activists as the Democratic National Convention nears.
As legend has it, the Brown Note is an infrasonic frequency believed to resonate through human body parts and cause a loss of bowel control. Some protesters are convinced that Denver police will amplify such low frequencies to subdue them in August.
“They’ll bring out all the technologies they can get their hands on,” says activist Ben Yager. “I wouldn’t put anything past police in terms of crowd control.”
Maybe. But Mayor John Hickenlooper’s administration is only fueling conspiracy theories by refusing to disclose what equipment it’s buying with $18 million in federal money. Even after being sued last week, the city insists on keeping its list a secret.
A 29-year-old man leaped out of a plane at 10,000 feet with a camera but no parachute Saturday. His body was found next to a house with a damaged roof, police said.
Sloan Carafello of Schenectady, who was observing on the flight, followed an instructor, student and videographer out the door, wearing no skydiving gear, officials said.
An Australian man was operated on in Hornsby Hospital in Berowra Sunday where surgeons removed 16 stainless steel washers from “down under,” The Daily Telegraph reports.
Berowra Fire Rescue officers were called to alleviate the man from his awkward predicament at 3 a.m. Berowra is a suburb of northern Sydney in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
It was not clear how the man’s situation arose.
A man tried to kill himself with a wood chipper in Roseville Thursday afternoon.
The crew of a tree repair service company was clearing trees in a public area when the man appeared and jumped head-first into the industrial-sized wood chipper.
The workers immediately turned off the machines and called 911.
The man was rushed to Regions Hospital in St. Paul where he remains in the intensive care unit. Officials say he suffered severe, life-threatening injuries to his head and torso.
Governments have changed. War erupted and ended. Neighbors had children, and then grandchildren. But Hedviga Golik never left her tiny apartment in Croatia’s capital — until her mummified body was carried out this week, 35 years after she died.
Police said Friday that no one ever reported Golik missing and no one has come to claim her body.
Residents of her loft building in downtown Zagreb had broken into Golik’s flat after deciding that the apartment should belong to them, and not to her. Startled by the remains in bed, they called police.
Forensics experts said Golik likely died in 1973, about the time a neighbor last saw her. Expert Davor Strinovic said she seemed to have died of natural causes, but “it’s almost impossible to say for certain” after so much time.
Some of Golik’s neighbors claimed she had talked about going abroad.
A 9-year-old girl who went to hospital in central Greece suffering from stomach pains was found to be carrying her embryonic twin, doctors said Thursday.
Doctors at Larissa General Hospital examined the girl and surgically removed a growth they later discovered was an embryo about six centimeters (more than two inches) long.
“They could see on the right side that her belly was swollen, but they couldn’t suspect that this tumor would hide an embryo,” hospital director Iakovos Brouskelis said.
The girl has made a full recovery, he said.
You won’t be able to hear them.
Don’t even try.
But somewhere out there, maybe as near as your backyard, the crazy Rasberry ants are marching. Hundreds, thousands, millions, billions of them are coming in a near-unstoppable zig-zagging insect army intent on making your home, yard and life a living hill.
First spotted in 2002 in Pasadena by Tom Rasberry, the exterminator for whom the rice-grain-sized insects are named, the ants now have spread through much of the greater Houston area. May through September is their peak period — a time when billions of the critters with a reluctance to sting and a habit of chewing up electrical wiring may infest a single acre. Homeowners daily sweep up dust bins of their dead and maimed.
“They’re just running wild. You know how racehorses run down the track? They go both ways. They have nowhere to go, just running crazy wild,” complained Patsy Morphew of Pearland. “They crawl through the eaves of the house and go into the bathroom. You know what it’s like to sit down on the commode with crazy ants running everywhere?”
“It’s a sad case, and we’ll continue to investigate it and try to ascertain just what occurred up there”Saturday, May 10th, 2008
Two children and their mother lived for about two months with the decaying body of a 90-year-old woman on the toilet of their home’s only bathroom, on the advice of a religious “superior” who claimed the corpse would come back to life, authorities said Friday.
The children — a 15-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy — cried hysterically Wednesday after a deputy who came to their Necedah home looking for Magdeline Alvina Middlesworth ordered them out because of the stench from her body.
The children were in foster care Friday. Their mother, Tammy Lewis, and self-described “bishop” Alan Bushey remained in custody on felony counts of being a party to causing mental harm to a child.
The University of Wisconsin’s dean of students office and the Interfraternity Council are investigating allegations of hazing by members of a campus fraternity.
Members of Sigma Phi Epsilon dumped a bucket of indecent substances on fellow fraternity members on Langdon Street late Friday night, the fraternity’s president told The Badger Herald Tuesday.
Mike Miesen, president of the UW chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon, said the incident did not constitute hazing and occurred after the conclusion of other non-hazing initiation events. The bucket incident was not sanctioned or supervised by fraternity leadership, he added.
One eye witness speaking on condition of anonymity, who is a member of the UW Greek community but not associated with Sigma Phi Epsilon, said the bucket contained a “slurry of vomit (and) urine with large brown chunks that could have been feces” and was dumped on three members’ heads. The source said he was standing across the street with an unobstructed view and could smell the contents of the bucket that made two of the students vomit.
A Sacramento man faces criminal charges after police searched his home and found at least 300 dead cats in his freezers, authorities said.
Michael Parnell, 46, also known as Michael Vondueren, was charged with possessing an assault weapon and obstructing an officer when he was arrested, KXTV, Sacramento, reported.
. Police Sgt. Jim Hose said authorities entered the home because of concern for the well-being of the Parnell’s 81-year-old mother.
A fire has broken out at one of India’s largest chili markets, burning hundreds of thousands of pounds of chili peppers and covering the nearby area with a cloud of stinging smoke.
Firefighters were still battling the blaze hours after it broke out Saturday morning. Officials have evacuated neighbors of the market in Guntur in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
Residents and officials say the burning chili smoke has stung the eyes and throats of people across the city.
“People are coughing uncontrollably,” says farmer Y. Venkateshwarulu.
An Antarctic fur seal has been observed trying to have sex with a king penguin.
The South African-based scientists who witnessed the incident say it is the most unusual case of mammal mating behaviour yet known.
The incident, which lasted for 45 minutes and was caught on camera, is reported in the Journal of Ethology.
The bizarre event took place on a beach on Marion Island, a sub-Antarctic island that is home to both fur seals and king penguins.
Why the seal attempted to have sex with the penguin is unclear. But the scientists who photographed the event speculate that it was the behaviour of a frustrated, sexually inexperienced young male seal.
Up to 10 million bees have invaded a Georgia home.
The swarm of insects moved into the walls and attic of the house in Martinez in Columbia County, according to homeowner Theresa Manning.
When she noticed bees crawling into an open space into her attic and heard scratching behind the walls she called for help.
Bee removal expert Jason Rehr expected to find a hive with several hundred bees. When he climbed into the attic he was stunned. Honey was dripping from the ceiling and down the walls. Millions of bees had turned the Manning house into their hive.
A foul smell permeating London and parts of England over the past two days is due to farmers on the European continent spreading manure in their fields, forecasters and British farmers said Saturday.
Experts say the inescapable farmland smell permeating London will stick around for a couple of days.
The agricultural odor is inescapable in central London and smells vaguely of farmland or even garbage.
Forecasters said a stiff breeze from the east is carrying the smell across the North Sea from Belgium, the Netherlands and even Germany. They said the smell is likely to hang around through the weekend as the easterly wind continues.
“You can’t say it’s going to smell for two days, but the wind is coming in from the same direction,” said Chris Almond, a forecaster with the Met Office, Britain’s weather service.
Several times during the last month, a maintenance worker has found what appeared to be bodily fluids in pencil holders and plastic bags around the public-access computer area of the Williamsburg Regional Library.
After the worker told library officials, the incidents were reported Monday to police, who suspected that a man was repeatedly masturbating at the library. On Thursday, library workers saw a man around the computer area and called police. The man initially had his hands down his pants but began fumbling around and acting nervously when police arrived, Williamsburg police spokesman David Sloggie said.
The man was arrested after police determined that he was looking at a pornographic Web site on one of the library’s computers, Sloggie said.
Jeffrey Jay Jones, 22, of Joy Drive in Hampton is charged with defacing public property and possession of marijuana, Sloggie said. Police found marijuana when arresting Jones.
A 61-year-old Johnson City man said he wasn’t injured Wednesday when a toilet exploded with water and launched him against a wall.
Richard Szymanski said he was using his son’s toilet at 69 Carlton St., Johnson City, when steam started coming out the toilet after he flushed. Before he could stand up the toilet shot out hot water and he was thrown a few feet into a shower wall.
“It was kind of hot there for a minute,” said Szymanski.
Surgeons have removed a man’s appendix through his mouth in a radical world first.
The pioneering operation – dubbed “cakehole surgery” – means no unsightly scars, and the patient was doing sit-ups three days afterwards.
Today, doctors released the first pictures of the bizarre-looking procedure on Jeff Scholz, which was undertaken using miniaturised surgical tools.
It is hoped this new approach could slash waiting times, cut down on infection and reduce post-operative pain.
Doctors say Mr Scholz, 42, an ex-US marine, has made a speedier recovery than he would have done with standard keyhole surgery.
The ‘Tree Man of Java’ is hoping to get married after doctors performed four major operations to hack away the bark-like tissue sprouting from his hands and feet.
For 20 years Dede Koswara lived covered in warts with huge tree-like growths encasing his limbs.
Tree man Dede recovers in hospital after five operations to remove his root-like warts
Today Dede, whose plight was highlighted on the Telegraph website, can once more use his hands and walk without pain.
He can see the outline of his toes for the first time in over a decade after medics cut more than 4lbs of warty horns from his legs and feet.
He has also become a sudoko addict now medics have cut growths from his hands allowing him to hold a pen.
A man in Florida died after being stung more than 100 times by bees that officials think were Africanized honey bees.
The man had a fatal reaction to the bee stings, medical officials said.
Local 6 reported that it will likely be reported as the first death in Florida caused by the aggressive bees.
The victim’s name wasn’t released.
Africanized bee stings are no more potent than an ordinary bee stings, but the bees are far more aggressive and attack in swarms. Experts say they have been in Florida since 2002, and there have been a few reports about swarms of the bees attacking people.
Millions of swarming honey bees are on the loose after a truck carrying crates of the insects flipped over on a California highway.
The California Highway Patrol says 8-to-12 million bees escaped Sunday from the crates in which they were stored and swarmed over an area of Highway 99 and stung officers, firefighters and tow truck drivers trying to clear the accident.
CHP Officer Michael Bradley says a tractor trailer flipped over while entering the highway on its way to Yakima, Wash. The flatbed was carrying bee crates each filled with up to 30,000 bees.
The situation at the Stathatos house on Virginia Road is getting sticky. So many bees live in the walls of the stately Tudor home that honey drips out of the walls, discoloring the wallpaper in the dining room.
The bees had been good tenants, peacefully coexisting for years with the home’s human residents, Helen and Jerry Stathatos.
But lately the house has become a hive of activity, with bees buzzing around an upstairs bedroom, said Dustin Mackey, a bee removal expert with Bee Specialist.
Mackey made a house call in late February to vacuum the busy insects from a window frame and seal the floor in the bedroom.