Tuesday, May 27, 2008

19 Injured Chasing A Rolling Cheese

If you're shopping for a new sport that requires no training and offers cheese as a prize, then perhaps the annual Coopers Hill Cheese Rolling and Wake is the competition for you. Held at Coopers Hill in Gloucester, UK, the cheese roll attracts contenders from all over the globe.

An 8lb roll of Double Gloucester cheese is sent tumbling down a very steep, nearly vertical hill. The contenders chase the cheese down the hill (but never catch it) and the first to cross the finish line gets the cheese as a prize.

This year, due to excessive rains, the course was more slick and slippery than ever, leading to not a few injuries. In fact 19 were reported injured as a result of the tumbling and twisting. Luckily, emergency ambulances were standing by to gather up the wounded and take them to hospital.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Email Scams Abound After Disasters

There isn't any tragedy so horrific that a scammer can't make a buck on it. With the recent disasters in Myanmar and China, email scammers are having a busy season. Many people want to help but fall prey to these thieves who take their money as "contributions" but whose only charity is themselves.

Even if you're pretty savvy you might have difficulty identifying scam donation letters. They will use the logos of real charitable organizations, for instance. Some of these organizations may really have relief fund drives.

If you want to donate towards relief and humanitarian aid for the victims of these disasters, seek out the websites of the charitable organizations and do it the right and safe way.

Be wary and wise, don't respond to unsolicited emails, don't click on links in emails from unknown senders, don't open attachments and don't get scammed.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tactical Wear

Whether you're an outdoorsman or whether you work in law enforcement, you can get quality Tactical pants that are reinforced at 59 stress points, have double fabric knees with hidden pads and plenty of spacious pockets that let you stow whatever gear you need. In fact, these pants are more than just an item of clothing, they are a piece of equipment. They are 100% cotton-weave and pre-washed. Check out 5.11Tactical for all your tactical outdoors wear needs.

A Free Gun with Every Car

A car dealer in Butler, MO, is making the news and a lot of new car sales with a unique offer. Buy a new car and get a free handgun.

Customers have to pass a background check, but if approved they can choose the caliber of the gun up to a $250 value.
The general manager of the dealership says he is advising customers to go for a semi-automatic because they hold more rounds.

What's surprising is that customers could opt for a $250 gasoline coupon and yet, despite rising gas prices, most are choosing the free gun.

According to the dealership’s general manager, Walter Moore, "Down here we all believe in God, guts and guns".

source - http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/story/630621.html

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Fart or Die, French Doctor Warns

Being too polite can kill you, or so says French doctor, Frédéric Saldmann. Saldmann is urging his countrymen to stop trying to squelch the natural belch, or they may develop cancer.

The production of gas is a natural part of digestion and keeping it down can lead to hiatal hernia, a condition that affects 1/3 of the French population. It can also lead to heartburn that could eventually cause cancer of the esophagus.

Dr. Saldmann is equally in favor of releasing excess gas in the other direction. His advice is simply to do the natural thing, because not to do so is unhealthy for the body.

In addition, Saldmann encourages the discarding of antiperspirants, saying that sweating is a natural function and shouldn't be impeded. He also believes that sweat may hold powerful pheromones that attract the opposite sex.

Saldmann explains all in his new book Le Grand Ménage (Spring Cleaning) as reported in The Telegraph. What isn't mentioned is whether or not Dr. Saldmann is married or invited to many parties.