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Chuck Shepherd

Apr 14, 2009, 11:16:58 AM4/14/09
News of the Weird Daily
Tuesday, April 14, 2009

© 2009 by Chuck Shepherd. All rights reserved.

Chuck's Links for Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How did those SEAL snipers get clean shots in turbulent waters? The professional artillery devices to gauge variables of wind, humidity, etc., run $2k-$7k, but (seriously) there's an iPhone app for $12, and you can hook it up to your rifle with about $90 worth of hardware.

Carl Spackler Lives: Spokane, Wash., plans to detonate ground squirrels. KOMO-TV (Seattle)

To show how tough Russians are, it says here that this guy has a twig growing inside his lung. Novosti (Russian News and Information Agency)

His main problem? "I tried to find someone who would love me for me," Thomas Frazier told the judge at his child-support hearing (14 kids by 13 mothers, $530k in arrears). Flint Journal (Flint, Mich.)

She was just 10 yrs old when she was killed, but she liked to drive that all-terrain vehicle, even on the terrain of U.S. 65 near Sedalia, Mo., right into the path of a pickup truck (against whose driver no charges were filed) so naturally the girl's parents are suing the guy. Associated Press via Columbia Missourian

Already feeling no pain, two Australians decide to swim for more beer across a waterway known for its crocodile population . . .. Australian Broadcasting Corp. News

An Austrian architect said he wanted to see what it was like to be surrounded by blue and so painted his house inside and out with a particularly ugly shade of blue. The Sun (London) [Of course there's a photo!]

What recession? A Texas man shelled out $1,500 to own the molds that an oral surgeon made of the upper and lower teeth of . . Tiny Tim. Eagle-Tribune (North Andover, Mass.)

Well, this recession: A Wisconsin health-care provider laid off 90 people (mostly admin and staff people, but it did include one operating-room nurse being escorted out of the building . . during an operation). Wisconsin State Journal

[Jury Duty] We all have needs, so it's possible that Asia Marie Howard and William Walter Stephens are guilty of a "crime against nature" (as they say in North Carolina). Gaston Gazette

Today's Newsrangers: Emory Kimbrough, Ron Crumpton, Joe Schlegel

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