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A solider playing "Taps" at Arlington National Cemetery during winter. There's scandal at Arlington National, where graves are apparently mislabeled and at least one grave was doubled up with bodies.

Arlington National Cemetery cannot keep bodies sorted

Running a cemetery is a more difficult business than many people assume, particularly a cemetery of the size and prestige of Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. Unfortunately, Arlington National Superintendent John Metzler and his deputy Thurman Higginbotham are being replaced after a series of scandalous mixups involving mislabeled graves and at least one service member’s

Googlers again needing dictionary for vitriol

For those of us who pay attention these sorts of things, Google Trends and Google Hot Searches can be quite telling.  One of the big searches for Friday, April 2, was the term “vitriol.” Granted, it is sort of an obscure word. Some people put a lot of instant cash in them that their college,

Manipulate your meat stylus for iPhone

It’s a wrapped sausage for iPhone touch screens Why is the meat stylus for iPhone wrapped? Because things could get messy very quickly, that’s why. You know what I’m talking about: smears and juice everywhere as you wildly attempt to communicate with a world whose hunger is gradually ascending as bloodlust before the onslaught of
Rachael Shardlow got stung by a box jellyfish like this and survived.

10-year-old Rachael Shardlow, stung by box jellyfish, survives

About a month ago, 10-year-old Rachael Shardlow was swimming in the Calliope River near Gladstone when she was stung by a box jellyfish, a very potent venom-producing jellyfish. The box jellyfish is known to be one of the deadliest creatures in the world, capable of killing an adult human being in just four minutes, with
Wedding Cans

Wedding Cans Update: Pete and Andrea’s saga continues

Wedding Cans goal is nigh Do you remember those Pete and Andrea characters I wrote about a couple of weeks ago? They started the Wedding Cans project to raise money for their wedding. Their goal was to recycle 400,000 aluminum cans to pay for their wedding. That gigantic mountain of cans — about five tons
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Kelly Ann Walz of Ross Township, PA Killed by Pet Bear

It’s No Surprise: Bears Are Wild Animals You know they call them killer whales But you seem surprised When it pinned you down to the bottom of the tank Where you can’t turn around It took half your leg and both your lungs – Neko Case, “People Gotta Lot of Nerve” Ross Township, PA isn’t
Catapult

Border patrol authorities seize marijuana-flinging catapult

Border patrol has discovered a marijuana flinging catapult near the American border. Smugglers used the catapult to fling marijuana into the United States, and it was filmed by the National Guard. Mexican law enforcement has since seized the catapult. Marijuana catapult discovered near Mexican border Apparently the war on drugs has gone medieval; border patrol
Panda Cow

Colorado rancher breeds rare Panda Cow

A Colorado rancher has been able to successfully breed a rare type of cow, called a “Panda Cow.” The breed is called a Panda Cow because of the panda-like fur pattern. The breed can only be produced by genetic manipulation and careful breeding. Panda Cow bred in Colorado A farmer in Colorado has been able
File photo of Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich on the presidential campaign trail. He's standing on a chair with arms spread wide.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues over olive pit in his sandwich

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich on April 17, 2008, while dining in a U.S. House of Representatives cafeteria, bit into a sandwich that contained an olive pit. This olive pit caused Kucinich dental damage. The damage was so immediate and intense that it prompted Dennis Kucinich to file a lawsuit in District of Columbia Superior Court
a galaxy harbors millions of planets that could harbor extraterrestrial life

Mazlan Othman as U.N. space alien ambassador is sci-fi

News that the United Nations is poised to appoint an alien ambassador spread like wildfire over the Internet Sunday. Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist, head of the U.N. Office for Outer Space Affairs, was reportedly in line for the job. Othman is on the record saying that, should it happen, humans need a coordinated response
Bones of a Woolly Mammoth

Woolly Mammoths breaking through the Siberian permafrost

Watch out, the woolly mammoths are coming back! In the frozen Russian north, under the Siberian permafrost, hunters are once again going out in search of the giant woolly mammoths to support their families. Only now, it’s the bones of their long-dead prey, rather than the woolly mammoths themselves – that they are going after
Photograph of a human skeleton, seated in a chair next to a sink. Is it a victim of the Oriental yeti, or simply a conversation piece?

Chinese hunters bring down Oriental yeti

British newspaper The Telegraph may be onto something with this whole Oriental Yeti thing. Since we live in a world where we must remain on 24-hour blob watch, it pays to know where and when the latest hairless mystery beast is captured. In the case of the Oriental yeti, hunters in the Sichuan province of
Raccoon

Chupacabra identity solved again; creature found to be raccoon

Once again, a rumored Chupacabra has its identity revealed as just another ordinary creature. A strange hairless creature was shot in Kentucky, and it was taken for analysis; meanwhile people started calling it a Chupacabra. It turned out to be hairless raccoon. Hairless raccoon found to be Kentucky Chupacabra’s identity In mid-December, reports started pouring
Witch

Romanian witch tax caps off a big year for witches

Recently, the Romanian government passed what people are calling a “witch tax.” The tax applies to  people who are employed as witches and fortune tellers, who must now pay income taxes and into government pension funds. There seems to have been a lot of witch related media over the past year. Curses and praises alike
Corpse flower

Corpse Flower | Amorphophallus titanium blooms around the country

Native to Sumatra, the “corpse flower” — officially known as the amorphophallus titanium — is a flower of many mysteries. The flower starts as a tuber, lives most of its life as one big leaf, and then blooms into a giant, rotting-flesh-smelling flower. Most corpse flowers only bloom two or three times in their lives,

A Hot Mess | Sarah Palin Runner’s World Interview

Where are you running to? Did you see the Sarah Palin Runner’s World interview? It may give us some idea of what she’s running for, but is the real question that we should be asking “What’s she running from?” Where’s Sarah Palin headed these days? That’s a question that has the Republican party stumped. Is
I do believe the guy who wrote this book, Mathew Honan, created Joe Wilson is Your Pre-Existing Condition. Image from Amazon.com.

Joe Wilson Is Your Pre-Existing Condition | Playful Patriotism

Who’s unpatriotic now? During the eight years of Republican reign that preceded President Barack Obama’s election, fans of President Bush often fought criticism of him by saying that the critic was “unpatriotic,” “anti-American,” you know what I’m talking about. So liberals got a reputation of being unpatriotic, but my how the tables have turned. The