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How bizarre! How bizarre!
by Thanos Kalamidas
2010-08-15 08:57:22
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bizarre01_400_03A School road marking spelt wrongly

Workers have misspelled the word school on a road approaching a high school in North Carolina in the United States.

Crews painted "shcool" on the approach road to Southern Guilford High School.

The road had been recently repaved and crews were working to mark out the school zones.

The company which was responsible said it had "made a mistake" and it would be fixed. A spokesperson said the paint was "interim paint" that is used before the final paint is applied.

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Fargo man sentenced in poo assault on police


bizarre02_400_04A man who tried to kick his own faeces at police officers who responded to a party at his home was sentenced to serve a year in jail.

Dennis Fike, 66, also must complete alcohol treatment or he might face another year in jail. The Fargo, North Dakota, man was accused of defecating on a rug and attempting to kick faeces at the officers last August 28.

His lawyer argued that a handcuffed Fike had asked to use the bathroom and been denied. Fike was convicted in June of attempting to contact a law enforcement official by bodily fluids or excrement and preventing arrest.

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Using fellow juror's credit card on shopping spree


bizarre03_400_06A Bronx juror accused of stealing another juror's credit card - and then going on a brazen shopping spree - pleaded not guilty to charges that could put her in jail up to four years. Jennifer Mercado stole fellow juror John Postrk's plastic and bought more than $500 worth of shoes and clothing at stores near the courthouse- while the two were serving on a burglary case involving a stolen credit card back in March, authorities said.

Mercado, 20, who was indicted by a grand jury on July 16, said nothing as she walked out of a Bronx courtroom.

She is charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, two counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree, one count of identity theft in the second degree, and two counts of petit larceny. Mercado is expected back in court in November.

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Your muffin top may kill you


bizarre04_400_02One of the largest studies to examine the dangers of abdominal fat suggests men and women with the biggest waistlines have twice the risk of dying over a decade compared to those with the smallest tummies. Surprisingly, bigger waists carry a greater risk of death even for people whose weight is "normal" by the body mass index, or BMI, a standard measure based on weight and height.

"Even if you haven't had a noticeable weight gain, if you notice your waist size increasing that's an important sign," said lead author Eric Jacobs of the American Cancer Society, which funded the study. "It's time to eat better and start exercising more."

Other research has linked waist size to dementia, heart disease, and asthma and breast cancer. Bulging bellies are a problem for most Americans older than 50. It's estimated that more than half of older men and more than 70 percent of older women have bigger waistlines than recommended. And it's a growing problem: Average waistlines have expanded by about an inch per decade since the 1960s.

 

 

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Fargo man sentenced in poo assault on police


bizarre02_400_04A man who tried to kick his own faeces at police officers who responded to a party at his home was sentenced to serve a year in jail.

Dennis Fike, 66, also must complete alcohol treatment or he might face another year in jail. The Fargo, North Dakota, man was accused of defecating on a rug and attempting to kick faeces at the officers last August 28.

His lawyer argued that a handcuffed Fike had asked to use the bathroom and been denied. Fike was convicted in June of attempting to contact a law enforcement official by bodily fluids or excrement and preventing arrest.

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Using fellow juror's credit card on shopping spree


bizarre03_400_06A Bronx juror accused of stealing another juror's credit card - and then going on a brazen shopping spree - pleaded not guilty to charges that could put her in jail up to four years. Jennifer Mercado stole fellow juror John Postrk's plastic and bought more than $500 worth of shoes and clothing at stores near the courthouse- while the two were serving on a burglary case involving a stolen credit card back in March, authorities said.

Mercado, 20, who was indicted by a grand jury on July 16, said nothing as she walked out of a Bronx courtroom.

She is charged with criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree, two counts of grand larceny in the fourth degree, one count of identity theft in the second degree, and two counts of petit larceny. Mercado is expected back in court in November.

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Your muffin top may kill you


bizarre04_400_02One of the largest studies to examine the dangers of abdominal fat suggests men and women with the biggest waistlines have twice the risk of dying over a decade compared to those with the smallest tummies. Surprisingly, bigger waists carry a greater risk of death even for people whose weight is "normal" by the body mass index, or BMI, a standard measure based on weight and height.

"Even if you haven't had a noticeable weight gain, if you notice your waist size increasing that's an important sign," said lead author Eric Jacobs of the American Cancer Society, which funded the study. "It's time to eat better and start exercising more."

Other research has linked waist size to dementia, heart disease, and asthma and breast cancer. Bulging bellies are a problem for most Americans older than 50. It's estimated that more than half of older men and more than 70 percent of older women have bigger waistlines than recommended. And it's a growing problem: Average waistlines have expanded by about an inch per decade since the 1960s.


     
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