Dumb Crime Department
‘It was one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind, and a lot of people wanted a piece of it. Now, some 40 years after moon dust brought back from the Apollo 11 mission went missing, it was recovered at a St. Louis auction house and returned to the Johnson Space Center in Houston this week.
“‘It’s a speck — the size of a fingertip,” said David Kols of Regency-Superior auction house, where the dust had been placed for sale. “But it’s lunar material, and since we’re not going back to the moon in my lifetime or yours, that makes it worth a lot to some people.”…’
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2079683,00.html#ixzz1QCuj2upD
Extreme Diet Cures Type 2 Diabetes
If you’re willing to sacrifice for it, there’s good hope for you. Two months of diet is just a small price to pay.
‘People who have had obesity-related type 2 diabetes for years have been cured, at least temporarily, by keeping to an extreme, low-calorie, diet for two months, scientists report today.
‘The discovery, reported by scientists at Newcastle University, overturns previous assumptions about type 2 diabetes, which was thought to be a lifelong illness…’
How to Get Jailed for Complaining On-line
Food Blogger Jailed for Complaining About Noodles
The complainer should have had evidence that the noodles is ‘too salty’.
‘The Taiwanese woman, who has only been named as Mrs Liu, enraged the owner of the Sichuan Flavour Beef Noodle Restaurant in the central city of Taichung after posting a negative review on the internet.
‘Mrs Liu, who has a wide-ranging but relatively little-read blog covering food and interior design, visited the restaurant in 2008.
‘She complained that the food was “too salty”, that there were cockroaches, and that the owner was a “bully”, according to the Taipei Times.
‘Beef noodle soup is one of Taiwan’s most popular national dishes, and restaurants are judged mercilessly on the fragrance and quality of their offering.
After learning about the negative review from a customer, the restaurant sued Mrs Liu for defamation…’
Most Bizarre News Department
Woman Wakes Up at Own Funeral, Dies of Shock
‘A woman died from a heart attack caused by shock after waking up to discover she had been declared dead – and was being prepared for burial.
‘As mourning relatives filed past her open coffin the supposedly dead woman suddenly woke up and started screaming as she realised where she was.
‘Fagilyu Mukhametzyanov, 49, had been wrongly declared deceased by doctors but died for real after hearing mourners saying prayers for her soul to be taken up to heaven in Kazan, Russia…’
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2007356/Shocked-woman-dies-funeral-heart-attack.html#ixzz1QCtSblBH
New Survey Finds Americans Still Prefer the Phone Over Email, Texting, Social Networks
So if you do online business, better get used to your hated phone.