some people

A man's been arrested in California after police spotted him
doing push-ups in the middle of a busy highway.

Police found Barry Cole doing one-handed push ups on State
Highway 299. The officer had been forced to swerve after a
truck in front of him was forced to take evasive action.

As the officer parked his car at the side of the road, Cole
got up, approached the officer and said he knew he shouldn't
have been there.

According to the police, Cole was trying to get a ride home,
but no one was stopping for him. He thought if he did one
handed push-ups in the road, someone would stop.

Cole was taken to jail on suspicion of being drunk in public
place and giving a false name to a police officer.
A Russian man is to sue a seed firm after a claim he
was knocked unconscious by a giant pumpkin he
grew on his balcony.

Nicolas Salakhov claims instructions on the seed
packet told him to expect "decorative vegetables
the size of a pear" on six foot-high plants.

But instead the plants produced pumpkins weighing
almost 40lbs, one of which fell on his head and
knocked him out as he sat on his balcony he says. :shock:
The Pennsylvania attorney general's office Monday
sued an online university for allegedly selling bogus
academic degrees - including an MBA awarded to
a cat.

Investigators paid $299 for a bachelor's degree for
CJ - a deputy attorney general's 6-year-old cat
claiming he had experience including baby-sitting
and retail management.

The school, which offers no classes, allegedly
determined CJ's resume entitled him to a master of
business administration degree; a transcript listed
the cat's course work and 3.5 grade-point average.
Someone in the Census Bureau most be bored. Bevis Lake,
a 5 acre body of water 25 miles north of Seattle, is now
appearing in Bureau records with a different name, Butthead

Those two names - Bevis and Butthead - are almost identical
to the 1990s MTV cartoon show "Beavis and Butt-head," which
featured a pair of slacker teenagers who watch music videos
and make bad jokes.

"It's not unusual for small lakes in out-of-the-way places to have
different names because of variations in county, state or other
official records, but there are no such indications in this case,"
said Don Kissel, a land surveyor with the state Department of
Natural Resources.
A Japanese toy maker claims to have developed a
gadget that translates dog barks into human language
and plans to begin selling the product -- under the
name Bowlingual -- in U.S. pet stores, gift shops
and retail outlets this summer.

Takara Co. Ltd. says about 300,000 of the dog
translator devices have been sold since its launch
in Japan late last year. It is forecasting far bigger
sales once an English-language version comes to
America in August.

"We know that the Americans love their dogs so
much, so we don't think they will mind spending
$120 on this product," a Takara marketing manager,
said at a recent pet products convention in Atlanta.
Two teenagers were arrested on charges they bombed their
high school with a bucket of eggs from a low-flying airplane.

During the incident panicked officials evacuated about two
hundred people from the top floors of the school when the
two-seat plane repeatedly circled low over the building.

The two Rhode Island high students were arrested Friday on
charges including risking a catastrophe and reckless endan-
germent. They were caught after telling others about the

During the incident, police tried to signal the plane using
flashlights. Fog and darkness prevented authorities from
reading the tail number.

The airplane, which belonged to the father of the boy at the
controls, apparently landed at a private family airstrip. The
boy does not have a pilot's license, police said.
Hows that reckless endangerment? Obviously it might be constued as a dumb prank, but a bunch of eggs from a low-flying aircraft? :?
The principal of a California middle school may not
invite a popular speaker back to an annual career
day after he told girls they could earn a good living
as strippers.

The unnamed management consultant told eighth
graders that stripping and exotic dancing can pay
$200,000 or more per year, depending on their
bust size.

"It's sad, but it's true," the consultant said in an
interview later. "The truth of the matter is you can
earn a tremendous amount of money as an exotic
Someone in Vestal, N.Y. took a piece of sheep's brain
from an anatomy class at an area school and placed
it in the salad dressing in the school cafeteria.

Police are investigating the food-tampering incident
where officials say a student found the piece of brain
at the bottom of a container of dressing at the salad

Students used some of the dressing before the material
was discovered, but officials say there's no evidence
anyone ate any of the preserved brain matter, and no
one has reported getting sick.
A man visiting New Orleans from St. Louis was arrested
for misuse of an emergency service after he allegedly
called 911 to demand a ride to the bus station Sunday.

Police said J. Gray, 47, called 911 operators from a pay
phone. Deputies were dispatched to Gray's location
when he threatened to kill someone if he didn't get a
ride to the bus station.

Deputies said Gary appeared to be drunk and became
belligerent when deputies tried to reason with him.

Gray did get his ride -- to jail -- where he remains. If
convicted for misuse of 911, he could receive a max-
imum sentence of 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.
A university is being investigated by police in Chile
after it hired a group of strippers to entertain students.

A crowd of 3,500 students turned up to watch the strippers perform at the University of La Serena.

The audience created so much noise that neighbors
called the police, reports Las Ultimo Noticias online.

A police spokesman said the event, called Red Night,
did not cause any major problem Sergio Araya, in charge of student welfare at the
university, commented, " The hiring of strippers for
the students was just a learning experience of what
they will see in the real world after they graduate. The
difference is, we provided the entertainment."