Wednesday, June 23, 2010

MFS - The Other News



BP Is Burning Sea Turtles Alive, Gulf Captain Says.Video

Containment cap again collecting oil from leak.Health officials issue swimming advisory in Pensacola, Fla.

Raining Oil in Louisiana? Not Likely,Vid.One of our readers points us to a report (PDF) from the former Minerals Management Service claiming that lighter crude oils can evaporate. So it might be possible that oil is mixing with rain.

North America faces years of toxic oil rain from BP oil spill chemical dispersants.When you pour more than a million gallons of toxic chemical dispersants on top of an oil spill, it doesn’t just disappear. In this case, it moves to the atmosphere, where it will travel hundreds, if not thousands of miles from the site of the BP oil spill, in the form of toxic rain.

Are We to Believe Gulf Doomsday Talk?There are only two possible options: allowing the well to run dry — a process that would take 30 years and destroy the Gulf of Mexico and the ocean; or nuking the site, melting the fissured seabed into a glassy cap.

Oil plumes invade a dark, mysterious world at Gulf's floor.At the dark and cold bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, rich and strange forms of deepwater life proliferate -- and may be vulnerable to oil plumes from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe.

Worry Underwater: Oxygen Levels Drop as Oil Continues to Flow.Evidence of marine biologists' doomsday scenario thrashes in the Gulf waters as sharks crowd into shallow waters.

Oil spill containment efforts could be putting strain on damaged well.

With Leadership Change, Obama Renews Commitment.Replacing Stanley McChrystal with David Petraeus Will Go Down as President Obama's "All In" Moment.

Gulf oil spill: Boat captain, despondent over spill, commits suicide.

The U.S. will have to conftront Iran or give up the Middle East - Gearge Washington University Professor of International relations.He believes the only option available to contain Iran’s atomic ambitions is a series of assaults on its non-nuclear facilities.

Congressman: 'Sanctions by July 4'.Vote on bill this week; Iran tops Barak-Clinton agenda.

The ultimate calendar.13 pictures.

THAT'S your disguise? Jamaican 'drug lord' who sparked a week of riots and 76 deaths is arrested in dubious wig and spectacles.

North Korea seeks harsher punishment for jailed U.S. man.North Korea rejected U.S. calls on Thursday for the release of an American sentenced to eight years of hard labor, saying it was considering how to make the punishment even harsher under rules of war.

G8/G20: Critics decry Canada's $1.1bn summits bill.Oooooooh Canada?

Snakeman can wind himself up like a snail and sprout shoulder wings.

British man dies after sadistic sex session with 'Europe's most perverted dominatrix'.The 58-year-old client collapsed in a shower after an 'intense session' with prostitutes calling themselves Mistress Lucrezia and her assistant Mistress Juno at their villa near Brecht, Belgium.

Humans will be extinct within 100 years.Professor Frank Fenner, emeritus professor of microbiology at the Australian National University, has claimed that the human race will be unable to survive a population explosion and "unbridled consumption".


YouTube wins case against Viacom.This means that the court has decided that YouTube is protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement.

Toronto man arrested over G20 summit 'plot

Prosecutor: Al Gore was focus of sex crime inquiry in Portland.More here.

Jesus may not have died on the cross, Christian scholar claims.Mr Samuelsson, who has written a 400-page thesis after studying the original texts, said: 'The problem is descriptions of crucifixions are remarkably absent in the antique literature.

Killing for Dis'honour'.You can get killed for falling in love in many parts of India. Especially, if you or your lover - and sometimes, spouse - "defy" the preordained rules of the country's fiendishly complex caste system.

Graphic Sex Ed Class Under Fire.“It was horribly inappropriate,” Colleen Dostal told Fox News Radio. “To do that in a mixed-gender classroom, — I truly believe it was inappropriate.”

Naked woman escapes police, steals cop car, gets Tasered: authorities.Video here.A slippery catch?

Flickr goes wider, gets faster with redesign.

Sex Blogger Episode Prompts Change at Twitter Search Engine Topsy.In April, a St Louis area single mom lost her day job when her employer discovered her out-of-hours work: blogging about her polyamorous escapades.

The chore-free teenagers who never cook, wash or clean. The majority of teenagers have never pitched in with the household chores - and have no idea how to, says a study

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MFS - The Other News


An open letter to President Obama from Jon Voight.You are putting Israel in harm's way, and you have promoted anti-Semitism throughout the world.But the underdogs you defend are murderers and criminals who want Israel eradicated.HT ; Memorandum

More oil gushing into Gulf after problem with cap.Hundreds of thousands of gallons more oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday after an undersea robot bumped a venting system and forced BP to remove a cap that had been containing some of the crude.

Geithner Says Banks Have Repaid 75% of Bailout.Mr. Geithner also said at a hearing of the Congressional Oversight Panel that the auto industry had made significant structural changes, and that the chances that General Motors and Chrysler would repay their bailout money had improved. Hellooooo ?I tought GM repaid their loans?

More 9/11 Human Remains Found At Ground Zero.Search Yields 72 More Fragments; Remains Of About 1,000 World Trade Center Victims Are Stil Unidentified.

The Fate of the Internet -- Decided in a Back Room.This is what a failed democracy looks like: After years of avid public support for Net Neutrality - involving millions of people from across the political spectrum - the federal regulator quietly huddles with industry lobbyists to eliminate basic protections and serve Wall Street's bottom line.

Federal Gov't Halts Sand Berm Dredging.Nungesser Pleads With President To Allow Work To Continue.

Obama 'angry' after reading McChrystal's remarks.'Are you asking about Vice President Biden,' McChrystal says with a laugh. 'Who's that?'""'Biden?' suggests a top adviser. 'Did you say: Bite Me?'

Breaking: General Stanley McChrystal tenders his resignation.

McChrystal Gets Firm Afghan, NATO Backing.As Embattled U.S. Commander Faces Bosses and Possible Dismissal over Remarks, He Remains Popular on the Battlefront.

Deepwater Drilling Ban Lifted by New Orleans Federal Judge.U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman today granted a preliminary injunction, halting the moratorium. He also “immediately prohibited” the U.S. from enforcing the ban.

Interior secretary to issue new drilling ban.Judge rules against Obama's six-month moratorium after Gulf spill.
Salazar said in a statement that the new order will contain additional information making clear why the six-month drilling pause was necessary in the wake of the Gulf oil spill.

Senators Challenge Pres. Obama on Rumors of Executive Order Amnesty.Several Senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation's 11-18 million illegal aliens.

Biden to file sharers: 'Piracy is theft'. "But piracy is theft. Clean and simple. It's smash and grab. It ain't no different than smashing a window at Tiffany's and grabbing [merchandise]."

Prince Albert of Monaco engaged to Charlene Wittstock.He has two children, neither of whom are in line to the throne because they were born out of wedlock.

Extreme DIY: Building a homemade nuclear reactor in NYC.Many might be alarmed to learn of a homemade nuclear reactor being built next door. But what if this form of extreme DIY could help solve the world's energy crisis?

TX GOP platform: Re-criminalize sodomy, make gay marriage a felony.Texas first passed an anti-sodomy law in 1860, setting the penalty at 5-15 years in jail.

Canada ‘furious’ over U.S.-backed women’s rights super agency.Hmmm ladies something's up.

Iran to send blockade-busting ship to Gaza.Iran's state television reported that an Iranian ship called "Infants of Gaza" would sail Sunday for Gaza carrying 1,100 tons of relief supplies and 10 pro-Palestinian activists.

Iran Warns Of Military Strike As U.S., Israeli Warships Cross Suez.Separately, three German built Israeli submarines named Dolphin, Tekuma and Leviathan, equipped with nuclear cruise missiles were to be deployed in the gulf near the Iranian coastline, according to the Britain-based Sunday Times newspaper.

Israel launches military satellite to spy on Iran.Israeli officials said they should be able to receive the first pictures from the satellite's high-resolution camera by June 25.

Iran warns Russia over failure to deliver S-300 missile systems.Russia will be responsible for the consequences caused by its failure to deliver S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran, the Islamic Republic's Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Tuesday.

Good News: Mexican Govt. to Join Lawsuit of Arizona.But if the new law takes effect, "Mexican citizens will be afraid to visit Arizona for work or pleasure out of concern that they will be subject to unlawful police scrutiny and detention," the brief says.

Khloe Kardashian's Extravagant Victory Gift to Lamar Odom.E! News reports that Khloe Kardashian, Lamar's wife of nearly nine months bought him a 2010 Rolls-Royce.

LADY GAGA has come up with a way to make her live shows even more shocking - having dead bodies on stage."Body world Gaga?"

THESE porn-style X-ray shots from a sexy calendar are taking the internet by storm.

Naked Cowboy ready to fight in court over former stripper copying his famous act.'I've been naked for years,' she said. 'You know how much money I make? Two dollars a picture. I'm not selling any products.'

Bekasi: Islamic extremists destroy an "immoral and blasphemous" sculpture.It was the "Three young women” sculpture, by a famous Bali artist to welcome those coming into the district. For the fundamentalists it was "immoral", referring to the "Christian Trinity " and aims to convert. Artist: act stupid and misleading". Islam a religion of peace?

Blackmailer weds victim with Hai’a (the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice) help.Sounds like life without parole?

Chinese Man Lives in Phone Booth: Who’s Calling Please?Those who see him claim he is well groomed, has good personal hygiene and washes himself in public facilities.Yu So Phukt?

Job Ad In China: White Man. No Experience Needed.Fa Kin Su Pah!

Tax office wrongly tells woman daughter is dead.''My mum's rung them and they won't say anything to her because they say they can't give out personal information and now all my benefits have been stopped because they say I'm dead.''

ELTHAM: Crow attacks leave blonde joggers in a flap."Blondes have more fun?"

Monday, June 21, 2010

MFS - The Other News



Florida senator: Obama told me we can’t deploy oil skimmers because they might be needed elsewhere.Hmmmm... Another leak in the future?

U.S. indirectly paying Afghan warlords as part of security contract.The U.S. military is funding a massive protection racket in Afghanistan, indirectly paying tens of millions of dollars to warlords, corrupt public officials and the Taliban to ensure safe passage of its supply convoys throughout the country, according to congressional investigators.

Boeing 767 engine pylon cracks raise alarm: WSJ.Boeing is drafting new guidelines for inspecting the structural integrity of its 767 jetliner after cracks were discovered in the engine pylons of at least two planes operated by American Airlines,

White House Defends Obama Golfing: “Does Us All Good, As American Citizens”.Yeah just look at the good it did Tiger Woods!

'I am Muslim soldier ready to plead guilty 100 times over': Failed bomber in court over bungled Times Square attack.There is no Muslim Terrorisme?

Oil execs in London slam Obama's drilling ban.Oil industry executives on Tuesday sharply criticized President Obama's six-month ban on deepwater drilling, saying the world did not have enough other sources of oil to eliminate using deepsea rigs.

Judge Martin Feldman said he will decide by Wednesday whether to overturn the ban.

Key Republican: Blow up the well.“For the life of me, I can’t understand why BP couldn’t go into the ocean floor, maybe 10 feet lateral to the — around the periphery — drill a few holes and put a little ammonium nitrate, some dynamite, in those holes and detonate that dynamite and seal that leak. And seal it permanently."Only one prob ,they don't want to seal the leak!

Is U.S. Now On Slippery Slope To Tyranny?"Useful idiots" was the term supposedly coined by V.I. Lenin to describe similarly unthinking supporters of his dictatorship in the Soviet Union.

The American-Israeli disparity over Iran.Differences between Obama and Israel vis-a-vis Iran, will lead them in two different directions.Moreover, Obama’s “charm offensive” in the Muslim world has displayed American weakness rather than strength.

U.S. should guarantee that Iran sanctions will not affect Russia - Kremlin aid.The Russian Foreign Ministry also said it was "disappointed" with the decisions, which "undermine the basis of dialogue and cooperation" on Iran.

No need for aid flotillas, says Blair.“For me, the fact that Israel says, ‘Look, we’re not going to allow things into the [Gaza] seaport, but you can bring them to Ashdod, and we can check them, and then they can come on to Gaza,’ I think that is a reasonable position.

Salazar Renames MMS, Adding ‘Regulation and Enforcement'.There's a new sheriff in town?

Petition to the UN to prevent Sakineh Mohammadi from being Stoned to Death in Iran.Iran Allowed Seat on UN Women's Rights commision?Hypocrisy is putting it mildly!

Ex-Soviet States Russia's Gazprom increases gas supplies cuts to Belarus to 30 pct, Belarus threatens to siphon off gas from the transit pipeline to Europe in new energy row.

Turkey Cancels Water Sales to Israel.Turkey has cancelled the planned sale of 1.75 billion cubic feet of water per year to Israel. The sale was to help provide for Israel's water needs for 20 years.

Swine Flu Jumps Back to Pigs and Keeps Evolving.The pandemic version has jumped from humans back to pigs, where it’s evolving in new and unpredictable ways.The new strain, identified in a Hong Kong slaughterhouse, isn’t especially virulent. But the findings emphasize the need for continued vigilance. Swine flu isn’t going away.

They tried to Boycott Israeli Ship, Blocked Chinese Ship Instead.Some 500 anti-Israel protestors arrived at the Oakland, California port early Sunday morning, hoping to block an Israeli ship from unloading its cargo. However, the ship did not arrive, and the crowd prevented workers from unloading a Chinese ship instead.

Cannibal killer murdered and ate his cellmate 'for giving him a dirty look'."If looks could kill?"

The condom with TEETH: South African doctor designs new female contraceptive to ward off would-be rapists.In an interview with CNN, Ehlers told how the woman said: 'If only I had teeth down down there' said Ehlers. 'I promised her I'd do something to help people like her one day.'

Mystery of the pregnant pope: New film reopens one of the Vatican's most enduring wounds.Only when she gives birth in the street while in a procession in full papal regalia is her true identity revealed - after which, inevitably, she meets a grisly end.

Rare Mutations May Cause Common Diseases.

Libya's Col Gaddafi saves Italian village.A struggling Italian village with high unemployment and dismal prospects has had its prayers for help answered from an unexpected quarter – Libya's eccentric leader, Muammar Gaddafi.God works in mysterious ways?

In Safety Study, Sheep on Meth Are Shocked With Tasers.Makes you wonder why some people die after being tasered?

Anti-gang 'mosquito' device should be banned - report.A device that uses high-frequency sound to disperse teenage gangs is illegal under human rights law and is degrading and discriminatory to youngsters, a report claims.

French prisoner 'killed cellmate and ate his lung'.A French prisoner killed his cellmate then sliced open his chest to remove and eat his heart, a court has heard.You can't even call him a "butcher" it would be an insult to the profession.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

MFS - The Other News


                     Keep the wheel straight?


Israel easing blockade of Gaza 'except for military items'.The White House said, "there is no need for unnecessary confrontations, and we call on all parties to act responsibly in meeting the needs of the people of Gaza."

Prime Minister's Office statement following the Israeli Security Cabinet meeting."In seeking to keep weapons and war materiel out of Gaza while liberalizing the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza, the Government of Israel has decided to implement the following steps as quickly as possible."

Iran has barred two U.N nuclear inspectors from entering the Islamic Republic,more.The two were declared persona non-grata after authoring an "untruthful" report about the country's nuclear work.

US, Israel Warships in Suez May Be Prelude to Faceoff with Iran.Newsweek reported that Egyptian authorities could stop the ship for weeks, using technicalities such as requiring that any official documents be translated from Farsi into Arabic.

European weather model shows hurricane over Gulf of Mexico next week.No Way !

'Mariam' gets green light to set sail.All-female Lebanese aid ship to head to Cyprus first, says minister.You might call it a "miracle", an all female ship stays afloat?

Is Iran Actually Containing the U.S.?Iran's rulers may suffer from a bad case of misbegotten uber confidence. But on balance Iran's counter-containment policy has achieved impressive results.

Abnormal radiation detected near Korean border.High concentration of xenon gas detected near the inter-Korean border days after North Korea claimed last month to have achieved a nuclear technology breakthrough.

BP 'estimated higher oil amount' from Gulf well leak."First they said it was only 1,000 barrels, then they said it was 5,000 barrels, now we're up to 100,000 barrels."

Breaking: Obama Administration Only Accepted Help From 5 Countries Out of 28 That Offered Assistance.Just last weekend Barack Obama announced that the BP oil spill was like 9-11.
This weekend as President Obama went golfing and to the ballgame,

Sen Lieberman tells internet to 'relax' about 'kill switch'.China has an internet "kill switch" and the U.S. should too, according to Lieberman.Hellooo ... now the US is equal to China??

Saudi king to visit Obama: White House.Obama "looks forward to discussing with King Abdullah the strengthening of bilateral ties between the United States and Saudi Arabia as well as a range of common concerns related to Gulf Security, peace in the Middle East, and other regional and global matters,"

Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, is expected to leave his job later this year after growing tired of the "idealism" of Barack Obama's inner circle.Washington insiders say he will quit within six to eight months in frustration at their unwillingness to "bang heads together" to get policy pushed through.

Why Israel and the U.S. Are in Crisis. By Pamela Geller.
"For Western countries to side with those who question Israel's legitimacy, for them to play games in international bodies with Israel's vital security issues, for them to appease those who oppose Western values rather than robustly to stand up in defence of those values, is not only a grave moral mistake, but a strategic error of the first magnitude."

Putin's right-hand man exits Kremlin shadows."I somehow unexpectedly ended up in the Kremlin," he said. "There is a special feeling there that this place is holy and deeply significant. There is a very good aura there."

Inside the Dire Financial State of the States.In New Jersey, taxes are high, the budget's a mess, government is inefficiently organized, and the public pension fund is blown to kingdom come. Which makes New Jersey a lot like most other states in 2010.

Russia cuts Belarus gas supplies over debt.It was not clear whether the dispute would affect European customers or if Gazprom would be able to send more gas via Ukraine.

Are Dutch police going undercover as Haredi Jews?HT / Elder of Zion.The initiative was first proposed by a Dutch Muslim legislator in response to reports of frequent attacks against Jews by Moroccan immigrants.

I leave Istanbul with four questions that Turks asked me echoing in my head. Forget the answers, just these questions will tell you all you need to understand the situation here.

The Return of the Ottomans.The sick man of Europe is back and causing ­trouble again.We speak Arabic, French, and English. No one speaks Turkish. Their most important political institutions were baksheesh and the khazouk.” Baksheesh is bribery, and the khazouk is a spike driven through its victim’s rectum,

In jail for being in debt.You committed no crime, but an officer is knocking on your door. More Minnesotans are surprised to find themselves being locked up over debts.

Cadbury's heiress sells £27m country estate to launch her own rival chocolate company.'I can't accept that Cadbury has gone to America. To a plastic cheese company.

The ball girl (and the bitching): Tennis's sexiest player reveals how the women of Wimbledon are not friends.The 22-year-old Serbian, recently named as the sexiest tennis player for the fifth year running, posed in nothing but the bikini in a pond of pink balls.

Lady Gaga still welcome at Yankees after amusing clubhouse visit.She's not banned," Cashman said on Sunday. "Celebrities aren't banned. If Michael Jordan showed up here he would have access (to the clubhouse), but not after a loss.

MFS - The Other News


                     Oh my God ... the Ex!

Iran cleric issues fatwa against dogs.Western-style ownership of 'unclean' pets must stop, he says.No word from Peta on the matter,i wonder who's going to eat the dog biscuits?

25 Saudi Guantanamo prisoners return to militancy.Despite the setback with Guantanamo prisoners, Saudi Arabia regards the rehabilitation scheme, which kicks in after militants have served a prison term, as a success.

Geert Wilders: Change Jordan's name to Palestine.Rightist Dutch leader wants to end Mideast conflict by finding Palestinians 'alternate homeland'.Change you can read?

US and Israeli Ships Heading Toward the Persian Gulf.The move might be in connection to US self-inflicted embargo against Iran aimed at inspecting Iran bound ships for suspected goods related to the country’s nuclear program.

Barak off to US for Iran talks.In the meantime, an Arabic newspaper in London, Al-Quds al-Arabi, reported Saturday that 12 American warships and at least one Israeli corvette crossed through the Suez Canal on Friday.

BP's Gulf well holds enough oil to spew out for two years, claim experts.Hayward told a Congressional committee on Thursday the reservoir still held 50m barrels, providing fresh urgency to efforts to contain the oil, or seal off the gusher completely with a relief well.

Deepwater oil spill victims, from waitresses to cabbies and strippers, plead for BP payouts.Ok strippers and oil there might be a connection?

An unexpected result for some census takers: the wrath of irate Americans.Since they began making follow-up house calls in early May, census takers have encountered vitriol, menace and flashes of violence. They have been shot at with pellet guns and hit by baseball bats. They have been confronted with pickaxes, crossbows and hammers.Change you can see and feel? 

Video : Reason.tv: 3 Reasons The FCC Shouldn't "Touch" The Internets!

Plea to Obama Led to an Immigrant’s Arrest.She was a white United States citizen married to an African man, and the couple — college-educated professionals in Manhattan — were stymied in their long legal battle to keep him in the country.

Revisionaries.How a group of Texas conservatives is rewriting your kids’ textbooks.Barton argues, for instance, that the Barbary wars, a string of skirmishes over piracy that pitted America against Ottoman vassal states in the 1800s, were the “original war against Islamic Terrorism".

Turkey's PM Erdogan vows to 'annihilate' PKK rebels.Annihilate like in Armenian genocide?

Inside the Muslim Eton: 20 hour days starting at 3.45am with the aim of producing Muslim elite of leaders.

Video : Swedish Crown Princess Victoria weds fitness trainer.Victoria, 32, tied the knot with 36-year-old commoner Daniel Westling. Pictures!

Is this the stowaway who flew into Heathrow in the wheel-bay of sheik's jet?He survived sub-zero temperatures at 25,000ft after hiding in the undercarriage of a jumbo jet to hitch a free flight to London.

World Cup Soccer prostitutes complain bitterly.Over 300 sex shows cancelled.Out of their league?

Friday, June 18, 2010

MFS - The Other News


Drill Ban Means Hard Times for Rig Workers.The securities firm Raymond James & Associates predicts that the moratorium could last well into 2011, directly jeopardizing 50,000 jobs and potentially gutting blue-collar communities that rely heavily on the economic activity that comes with deepwater work.

'Blackwater' in Afghanistan.Blackwater Firm Gets $120M U.S. Gov't Contract.More on Blackwater - Xe Services

$7-a-gallon gas?The folly of O's oil-spill 'fix'.The answer can be found in Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's now-famous words, "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste -- and what I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before."

'The most incompetent CEO in living memory': BP chief Tony Hayward demoted after public flogging as clean-up cost could reach $70bn.In New York, pensioners are moving towards a lawsuit to regain some of the £20million they have lost because the company's value has slumped.

The Stealth Attack on America's Best-Loved Program.If only Citigroup's balance sheet were as healthy as Social Security's!

Will We Defend Israel?Why when it is the only country in the world which is threatened with destruction, it is the only one that nobody considers a victim?"

'Next flotilla will be stopped'.Israel tells the UN Lebanese flotilla will not be allowed into Gaza.

Haifa Wehbe asks to join Gaza flotilla.Hizbullah concerned pop star's "nudity" may affect female activists.her “nudity … and immodest dress will harm the reputation of all women participating in the trip.”

World's largest gold coin on auction block(Video).This ultra-rare Canadian coin measures 21 inches in diameter and weighs 220 pounds.A pitty it doesn't fit in my small change purse.

Ahmadinejad: The Jews Only Seem Human; We Are Advancing Step By Step Towards Implementing Our Plan to Change the World.Please stop reading "Mein Kampf"?

Son kills father who translated for US in Iraq.An al-Qaida-linked insurgent shot and killed his own father as he slept in his bed"Come to the dark side?".

Pakistani lawyer petitions for death of Mark Zuckerberg.Police probe Facebook chief over 'Draw Muhammad' contest..Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is being investigated by Pakistani police under a section of the penal code that makes blasphemy against Muhammad punishable by death.Death seems to be the number one answer?

Obama's Stimulus Visit Results in Lost Payday for Construction Workers."The bosses told us we weren't working because the president is coming, and we are wondering why," construction worker George Harrison.

Canada stun gun death 'not justified'.Before his death, Mr Dziekanski reportedly asked the policemen: "Have you lost your minds?"

U.S. Testing Pain Ray in Afghanistan (Updated).Hughes also disputes the assertion that Active Denial creates a burning feeling. "It's an intolerable heating sensation," she says. "Like opening up an oven door."

The World's 18 Strangest Military Bases.

Seven Sci-Fi Weapons from Tomorrow Are Here Today.Scotty get me out of here ?NOW!

Wallpaper that smelled like garlic, sawdust in mattresses and toilets that backfired. These are history’s home truths.How the aptly named Thomas Crapper made his fortune from flushing loos?Contrary to widespread misconceptions, Crapper did not invent the water closet.

Video : The results of the Starchild Skull DNA.

'World could be plunged into crisis in 2014': Cambridge expert predicts 'a great event' will determine course of the century.A 'Doomsday' moment will take place in 2014 - and will determine whether the 21st century is full of violence and poverty or will be peaceful and prosperous.I wish they would make up their minds!

NASA Prepares for Potentially Damaging 2011 Meteor Shower.Take your pick of any of the 3 following numbers: 2011 - 2012 - 2014.

Exclusive: The unseen photographs that throw new light on the First World War.

(Un)Dead Languages: 10 Mysterious Undeciphered Scripts.I think my doctor uses one of them?

The dreaded vuvuzela claims its first victim: Woman bursts her windpipe 'by blowing too hard'. A "blowing job" gone bad?

What to Do If Your Child Really Does See Dead People."Sometimes, the parent might also see the ghost too, but not want to admit it.

Bigfoot discovered? Virginia Man Says He's on Verge of Bigfoot Discovery.Go ahead, call him a loon, a flake, a huckster. He's heard it all.They told him they saw a shaggy, super-size figure on two legs gallivanting across their wooded property.

The world's ugliest dog is dead... long live the WORLD'S UGLIEST DOG! Competition to find Miss Ellie's successor begins.