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Wednesday February 22, 2012    04:39 PM
No airbags, no problem.

A Brazilian model, actress and former record holder for the world’s largest fake bosom has credited her enormous assets with saving her life.

Sheyla Hershey, of Kingwood, Texas, said her size 38KKK chest cushioned the blow from a post-Super Bowl car accident when her airbags failed to deploy. “I’m so lucky to be alive right now,” Hershey told Houston TV station Fox 26.

Hershey said she was on her way to visit family Sunday when she lost control of her vehicle and slammed into a tree.

Authorities have charged Hershey with a DWI, though she said she wasn’t drinking and passed a breathalyzer test. Hershey takes medication for bipolar disorder and depression


Tuesday February 21, 2012    04:31 PM
He can't say he wasn't warned.

A diner at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas fell ill Saturday night while eating a three and a half pound Triple Bypass burger and had to be wheeled out on a stretcher, ABC News reported.

Laughing patrons thought the whole thing was a stunt—the restaurant is set up around an emergency room theme where waitresses in skimpy nurse uniforms serve such items as butterfat shakes and fries cooked in lard to diners donning surgical gowns. A sign outside the venue warns that "This establishment is bad for your health," and the website bills the food as "taste worth dying for."

"Doctor" Jon Basso, the restaurant's owner, said he felt bad for the customer whos


Monday February 20, 2012    04:24 PM
Sometimes it costs more than a lot of money to get elected as the President of the United States of America.

President Barack Obama knows this all too well. While the President did raise tens of thousands of dollars on his Bay Area whirlwind tour, he worked for his money.

During his 24 hours in San Francisco, Mr. Obama shook hands, kissed babies and told strangers that he loved them, too.

But that wasn't the strangest thing. While Mr. Obama made an unannounced pit stop at a Chinatown restaurant to buy lunch for his entourage, two women took the opportunity to get up close and personal with the President.

The two women posed for separate pictures with Mr. Obama and just before th


Sunday February 19, 2012    04:16 PM
A North Georgia judge is being investigated after pulling out a handgun in court to prove a point while a witness was testifying in a rape case,The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Superior Court Judge David Barrett told the witness that she might as well shoot her lawyer because she was “killing her case.” He pretended to offer her his handgun before prosecutor Jeff Langley told the judge the move was inappropriate and asked him to put away the weapon.

“When it happened, I objected and sought to take control of the situation and terminate that conduct immediately,” Langley told the Atlanta paper.

The female victim, who had accused a Sheriff’s deputy of rape and aggravated ass


Saturday February 18, 2012    04:13 PM
An Iowa City man has been charged with stealing his own cat from an animal shelter after it was impounded for running at large, the Press-Citizen reported.

“I’m going to fight it,” Justin Kaufman, 31, said Monday, calling the incident “extremely ridiculous.”

Kaufman said his cat, Smokie, has gotten out a few times before and been picked up by animal services in the past. Kaufman had the cat, which he adopted from the shelter in June 2011, fitted with a tracking device.

According to an Iowa City Police criminal complaint, when Kaufman went to pick up his cat Saturday afternoon at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center, an employee charged him a $35 reclamation fee because Smok


Friday February 17, 2012    04:09 PM
A Texas couple is fighting to keep their daughter's beloved companion — a 6-month-old, 10-pound kangaroo named Mike.

Jeni and Nick Dreis are creating a wildlife preserve, organic farm and education center in Conroe, Texas to serve special needs children, the Houston Chronicle reported. The center will offer academic and life skills classes, vocational training and social programs geared to people with special needs, including the Dreis' daughter, Kayla, who has Down's syndrome.

"I like to snuggle with him," Kayla Dreis, 16, said of Mike. "He's silly. And he loves me."

The kangaroo will live at the center's wildlife park once he grows larger, Jeni Dreis told the Texas paper.



Thursday February 16, 2012    04:06 PM
Attention, alien enthusiasts: SETI needs your help.

Leaders at the SETI Institute in Mountain View are asking for volunteers to help them comb through floods of signals picked up by radio telescopes at Hat Creek in the Sierra National Forest. The 42 telescopes are scanning patches of space, searching for signs of extra-terrestrial life.

The trouble is, the data from those telescopes gets so crowded with signals -- from satellites to spacecraft, even cell phones -- that the computers bringing in the data can't accurately scan the information.

SETI leaders are now seeking "citizen scientists" to help uscramble the data.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports, SETI's director announced


Wednesday February 15, 2012    04:01 PM
If you're anything like me, you were probably surprised to see Kathy Ireland on the cover of Forbes -- and not just because she's traded in her tousled '80s locks for an immaculate, Lady Bird Johnson-esque bouffant. Ireland is perhaps best known for her supermodel status, landing a feature for 13 consecutive years in Sports Illustrated's annual Swimsuit Issue, on newsstands today. To this day, it remains the most profitable single edition of any magazine in the world, transforming bikini-clad models into sexy cash cows for Sports Illustrated.

So maybe it's not so surprising that Ireland, who graced the Swimsuit cover three times, displays such business acumen? As the Forbes feature detail


Tuesday February 14, 2012    03:57 PM
IT is lights out for McDonald's if its South Murwillumbah development hopes to go ahead.

Tweed Shire Council planning officers have recommended approval of a McDonald's in South Murwillumbah ... as long as dimmer switches are installed on neon lights.

It is one of 124 conditions listed in the recommendation, but food outlet operators were not happy with the planning officers' recommendation.

New Leaf cafe owner Gary Bagnall spoke at a council community access meeting on Thursday against the development on behalf of eight other food vendors in and around Murwillumbah.

"I am here because they are too afraid to be here to tell you themselves," Mr Bagnall said.

"In Mur'bah we don'


Monday February 13, 2012    03:53 PM
An Irving, Texas, man is getting tickets and fines for cars he doesn't own — and his motorcycle's license plate is to blame.

In the last year, Kirk Thor has received about a dozen notices saying he owes fines and fees across the country — from South Texas to Oklahoma, Nebraska and Florida.

The plate on his Harley Davidson motorcycle reads "NO TAG."

"I saw a friend get a ticket that didn't have a license plate on his car," he said. "It said 'no tag,' and he didn't have to pay for it. It never came back to him, so I thought to myself, 'If I get this, maybe I won't have to worry about getting tickets, either,'" Thor said.

But the plate has the opposite effect. Thor, a doctor and lo


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