John Scalzi (aolscalzi) links to a story revealing Roto-rooters list of strange things they have pulled out of plumbing, including an Civil War cannon shell, a collection of miniature liquor bottles, and a live cat.
Oh wow, I would LOVE to go and see the World Pyro Olympics:
The World Pyro Olympics is an annual international competition amongst the most prestigious fireworks companies in the world. Nine international participants will showcase the best of classical pyrotechnic displays. On the final eve of the event, the sky will be illuminated by The World Pyro Olympics Fellowship of Fire Pyrotechnic Display -a joint fireworks display from the nine countries and the organizer, La Mancha Pyro Productions.
Five days of fireworks. Wow. Cool. (Too bad it just ended…)
Reuters reports that a pound of rare Indonesian coffee, unique for having passed through the digestive tract of a nocturnal tree-dwelling mammal called a palm civet, costs $175, making it the most expensive coffee in the world and proof that no matter how silly you think people can be, they are actually capable of being even sillier.
MedPage Today reports that Harry Potter is not only a literary sensation, but he may be helping keep muggle kids safe.
That’s the opinion of researchers here, who found that when the latest installments of the Harry Potter books came out, the number of kids showing up in the emergency room with broken bones, sprains, scrapes and bruises went down significantly.
Apparently, kids were just so wild about Harry that they didn’t have time to ride a skateboard down a flight of stairs, or weave a scooter through heavy traffic.
Finally, proving that all you *do* need is love, British millionaire Sharon Tendler married her sweetheart of 15 years, a 35 year old Dolphin named Cindy, in a touching and likely quite damp ceremony in the Israeli resort of Eilat on Thursday.
“I’m the happiest girl on earth,” the bride said as she chocked back tears of emotion. “I made a dream come true, and I am not a pervert,” she stressed.
Best wishes and long life to the happy….couple.