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October 14, 2002

Horace Lee Logan has left the building
The Australian | Submitted by: Tummler
Horace Lee Logan has gone on to that great Hay Ride in the Sky: "Ladies and gentlemen, you've never heard of this young man before, but one day you'll be able to tell your children and grandchildren you heard musical history made tonight," he told the audience... Two years later, trying to quiet a frenzied Hayride audience after another Presley performance, Logan announced, "Elvis has left the building".

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Massively parallel animal sacrifice
The Hindu | Submitted by: Soylent
"While nearly 200 goats were sacrificed at Osaranga hamlet's Budhi Jagulei shrine, around 60 buffaloes, besides hundreds of goats and sheep were slaughtered near the Panchuvarahi shrine in the coastal Satabhaya hamlet, according to the Action for Protection of Wild Animals."

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Riding the big one, NYC style
New York Post | Submitted by: wingnut
"A man 'surfing' on top of a subway train was critically hurt when he hit his head on a beam, tumbled to the tracks and was run over early yesterday... Investigators determined that Nasad had been riding between cars when he decided to climb onto the roof of the moving train and go "subway surfing."

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PTSD: All in your head. Literally
Guardian | Submitted by: Ann Onymous
"Researchers in the US looked at 40 pairs of identical twins where one twin had seen combat in Vietnam and the other had stayed at home. More than 40% of the Vietnam veterans suffered from post traumatic stress disorder, and a clear link was found between the size of a region of their brains, the hippocampus, and which veterans were affected. Previously it was thought the hippocampus, which is in a central part of the brain, had been damaged by the disorder. But the US researchers found that the stay at home siblings of PTSD suffering veterans also had smaller than average hippocampi."

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Britain Wants a President of Europe
Independent | Submitted by: Crazy Quagga
As the EU slowly gets its act together, the Island Nation has suggested the appointment (what exactly is the point of democratically voting?) of a President. Might we humbly suggest Ozzy Osbourne?

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Free State Project seeks to restore liberty
World Net Daily | Submitted by: Puppy Rapist
Activists plan to move to one area, then 'implement the liberation'..." The Free State Project proposes to identify the easiest state in the union to free, and then relocate 20,000 people to implement the liberation," she says in an essay provided to WorldNetDaily. "The people interested in moving will sign up with FSP and vote on the state selected to be freed."

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Britain wants kids to narc on parents
London Telegraph | Submitted by: f00f
"The data, gathered without the consent of parents by the Connexions Service, which supplies careers and personal advisers to schools, could be shared with a number of government departments, the police and health authorities."

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Holiday on ice
Sydney Morning Herald | Submitted by: Fuhgeddaboudit
"The man's blackened arm hung from under the loose plastic cover, a silver watch hanging from his wrist, somehow barely attached... under the sweltering Bali sun yesterday, time was running out even more quickly as the bodies of the missing, scattered untidily on an open veranda at the back of the morgue, started to decompose. Photo of some covered bodies under blocks of ice."

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Tracking the public in realtime
Observer | Submitted by: Soylent
"Secret radar technology research that will allow the biggest ever extension of 'Big Brother' style surveillance in the UK is being funded by the Government. The radical new system, which has outraged civil liberties groups, uses mobile phone masts to allow security authorities to watch vehicles and individuals 'in real time' almost anywhere in Britain."

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Flash! UFO caused Chernobyl meltdown
Di Fabrizio Monaco | Submitted by: Milk Bone
This article is in Italian, but it's on Yahoo! Italy and therefore must be true! Cool picture of an ACTUAL UFO, the one that melted Chernobyl.

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New use for duct tape: cure for warts
San Francisco Chronicle | Submitted by: george_lazenby
"Researchers say over-the-hardware-counter duct tape is a more effective, less painful alternative to liquid nitrogen, which is used to freeze warts. The duct tape irritated the warts, and that apparently caused an immune system reaction that attacked the growths, said researcher Dr. Dean "Rick" Focht III of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center." Will these miracles of science never end?

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