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Vial of deadly virus missing from Texas lab? No problem!

Vial of deadly virus goes missing from Texas lab

GALVESTON, Texas Officials say a vial containing a virus that can cause hemorrhagic fever has gone missing from a research facility in Galveston, but say there's no reason to believe there's a threat to the public.

The University of Texas Medical Branch said Saturday that there was no breach in the security its Galveston National Laboratory and no indication of wrongdoing. Officials suspect the missing vial containing the Guanarito virus was destroyed during the lab's cleaning process but the investigation continues.


Is this how the zombie apocalypse starts?

Accident leads to school completely banning triangle oatmeal snacks

School ban on 'dangerous' triangle oat snacks

Kitchen staff were ordered to cook rectangular or square snacks instead after a pupil was hit in the face by a flying oaty morsel.

The Year 7 lad suffered a “sore eye” when he was accidentally struck in the face by the 4in-long snack chucked by another child.

He was instantly patched up and sent home for the afternoon from Castle View School on Canvey Island, Essex.

But head Gill Thomas quickly decided to ban kitchen staff from baking the three-sided desserts — ruling only rectangular or

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4858110/School-bans-dangerous-triangular-flapjacks-after-pupil-is-hit-in-face-by-one.html#ixzz2OZkWa1GI

Talk about zero tolerance.

Dumb Criminals: Mother who picks up son after DUI arrest is arrested for same offense

Son, then mom charged with drunk driving in Innisfil

A mother who came to pick up her son after he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving found herself charged with the same offense.

Police say a mother who came to pick up her son after he was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving found herself charged with the same offence.

Police say it started when an officer pulled over a speeding vehicle in Innisfil, south of Barrie, just before 1 a.m. Sunday.


Supposedly dead prostitute comes back to life while in coffin

There was drama at Manor Hotel in Bulawayo after a woman who had been presumed dead after collapsing while allegedly having sex suddenly woke up just after police officers had put her body into a coffin.

The incident occurred on Tuesday last week at about 12pm. Sources said the woman woke up saying: "You want to kill me, you want to kill me."

A number of people who had gathered to witness the woman's "dead" body being removed from a room at the hotel reportedly fled from the scene. Some are said to have fallen while others tripped over each other in fear of the 'resurrected' woman.

"It was like a movie. People were running away in different directions. It was a scary incident because we were all convinced that she had died because she was just cold. Miracles surely do happen," said a source.


Is this how the zombie apocalypse stars?

Dumb Criminals: Man caught stealing live lobster from Red Lobster - twice at the same location!

Duluth police: Lobster thief pinched again

It’s strange enough that someone would slip into the Red Lobster in Canal Park, snatch a lobster from the tank in the lobby and take off. Now Duluth police are saying it has happened twice in the past year, and the same culprit did it both times.

Workers at the popular seafood restaurant confirmed early Friday evening that they called police just after 11 a.m. Wednesday to report that a lobster was taken. An officer responding to the call spotted Edward Farris, 53, of Duluth, walking with a lobster in a plastic bag and stopped him. He was issued a ticket for trespassing and misdemeanor theft.

The officer brought the live lobster back to the tank at Red Lobster.


Russian teacher turns to Satanism after rejected by student

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, March 22 (UPI) -- Russian police said a teacher turned to Satanism and a hired thug to attack a former student's fiancee after the former student rejected her.

Police said Lyudmila Osipova, 41, of Volgograd, developed a crush on a man in his 20s while teaching a computer class several years ago and attempted to reconnect with the man after quitting her job in 2009, RIA Novosti reported Friday.

The woman posed online as a model half her age in an attempt to reconnect with the man, but he spurned her advances because he had a girlfriend he planned to marry, the Komsomolskaya Pravda reported.

Investigators said Osipova's failure to win the man's affections led her to take up Satanism and drink blood in an attempt to get the devil to help her obtain a younger body, $32,000, a Jaguar, a Volkswagen, a helicopter and a team of bodyguards.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/03/22/Spurned-lover-turned-to-Satan-violence/UPI-62541363988807/#ixzz2OVdFQbiU

City of Copenhagen legalizes public urination

Public urination becomes legal in Copenhagen

Copenhagen's city council has come up with a unique way to prevent urine from flooding streets on busy bar nights. (iStock) When you've got to go, you've got to go -- and after a rowdy night of drinking in any major city, there's no shortage of people who just can't wait to use the bathroom.

In an effort to stop people from urinating in its streets, Copenhagen City council has come up with a solution that allows people to do their business outdoors, in a legal and (relatively) hygienic manner.

To test out their concept, they installed portable urinals shaped like giant, white plastic lilies across the city's core last weekend.


The world officially now has more cell phones than toilets

Six of the world’s seven billion people have mobile phones... but only 4.5billion have a toilet says UN report

Rapid global proliferation of mobile phone use in last three decades

Shocking statistic prompts campaign to improve sanitation

U.N. says 22 countries account for 80 per cent of open defecation in world

India has almost 1billion mobiles but only 30 per cent have sanitation

Six of the world's seven billion people have mobile phones - but only 4.5 billion have a toilet, according to a U.N. report.

The shocking statistic has prompted the international organisation to launch a global campaign to improve sanitation for the 2.5 billion people whose health is at risk.

U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson called their plight 'a silent disaster' that reflects the extreme poverty and huge inequalities in the world today.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2297508/Six-world-s-seven-billion-people-mobile-phones--4-5billion-toilet-says-UN-report.html#ixzz2OR9WpHDK

Dumb criminals: Man tries (and fails) to rob CVS pharmacy with ball point pen

Mesa PD: Daimarkus Maxwell tried to rob CVS store with ballpoint pen

MESA, AZ - A man was booked for armed robbery Thursday after he tried to rob a CVS store in Mesa with a ballpoint pen, according to police.

The incident happened around 8:15 p.m. at Power and McDowell roads.

Daimarkus Maxwell, 23, walked into the store wearing a mask and brandishing a ballpoint pen held like a knife, police said.

Maxwell demanded money from the cash register, but the employee reportedly refused.

Police said Maxwell then ran out of the store.

Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_southeast_valley/mesa/mesa-pd-daimarkus-maxwell-tried-to-rob-cvs-store-with-ballpoint-pen#ixzz2OLC88Kvh

If only there were a good guy with a ball point pen...

Man charged with drinking $102K worth of pre Prohibition era whiskey

Man charged with drinking $102,000 worth of pre-Prohibition whiskey

SCOTTDALE, Pa. —Hidden behind a basement staircase at a Westmoreland County mansion was a secret stash of liquid gold: old farm pure rye whiskey.

Distilled in 1912 and delivered to industrialist J.P. Brennan in 1917, nearly 100 bottles of West Overton Distilling Company's pure rye collected dust until their discovery recently.

Homeowner Patricia Hill surmised Brennan hid the whiskey during Prohibition. Hill purchased the South Broadway mansion from Brennan's daughter at auction in 1986. Since then, Hill has been remodeling the mansion and filling it with antiques in order to open a bed and breakfast, which she did in December 2012.

Read more: http://www.wtae.com/news/local/Man-charged-with-drinking-102-000-worth-of-pre-Prohibition-whiskey/-/9681086/19430164/-/dvewv0z/-/index.html#ixzz2OKkcaj8C

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