Entertainment with HDs 

Here's a creative way to get rid of old hard drives.

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Driver Flies Out of Control 

Deer fly causes car crash and power outage

Canadian Press
Jun. 1, 2007 08:01 AM

HUNTSVILLE, Ont. - A deer fly that flew into a truck in Huntsville, Ont., and got behind the driver's glasses caused more than just an itch this week.

Provincial police Const. Harry Rawluk says the pest startled the driver, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and drive into a hydro pole.

The crash knocked out wires and ended up causing a power outage that left about a quarter of the town in the dark.

Rawluk says police knew that pesky flies were common in the area, but they didn't realize just how bad they could be.

The driver was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

Neither the fly nor the driver are facing any charges.

Source: http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articl ... zz-on.html
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"Beware of -- Alligator!" 

Deputies find alligator during drug bust

Associated Press
Fri Feb 9, 10:36 PM ET

BUCKLEY, Wash. - Pierce County sheriff's deputies were startled when they entered a house near here during a drug bust and found- an alligator.

"It's alarming in that it's big enough and its mouth looked big enough, that if it were to bite it would definitely do some serious damage," sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said of the 4-foot-long alligator.

Sheriff's officers said they believed the alligator belonged to one of two men arrested in Friday's raid. He will also face investigation for illegal possession of an exotic animal as well as drug allegations.

As for the alligator, deputies contacted animal services, which turned it over to an animal rescue group called Predators of the Heart. A rescue group representative said the alligator was in good condition.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070210/ap_ ... gator_bust
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Got beef guts? 

Truck spills 40 tons of cow intestines

Associated Press
Sat Feb 10, 6:31 AM ET

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. - About 40 tons of cow intestines and bones spilled onto a major highway after a truck driver became distracted by his digital music player and his semitrailer tipped over, officials said.

Authorities closed parts of Interstate 43 for about two hours Thursday while the beef byproduct was cleaned up, said sheriff's Sgt. Blaine Spicer.

The accident happened in the town of Mosel when 25-year-old Ryan Engle's truck veered off the road as he adjusted his MP3 player, Spicer said.

Engle, of Kenosha, was cited for inattentive driving and taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Spicer said.

The truck had to be towed from the scene. It is owned by Birchwood Transport of Kenosha.

Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070210/ap_ ... intestines
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Wii Wii right in the Schnauzer 

Wiimote-related damage

We've already spotted a couple of TVs (Link 1 - Link 2) get taken down by flying Wiimotes due to either overzealous gameplay or a pretty weak-sauce wrist strap, although we're leaning toward the latter. Over the last few days we've seen household collateral damage due to the strap either breaking entirely or slipping off those wearers who haven't opted for some special gloves. Our latest updates include two busted straps, one of which took out reader Rafael M.'s iPAQ hx4700 (pictured) that had sat docked adjacent to the TV, but is now obviously not more. The second strap, captured on video by residents of Cambrian House in Calgary (and now immortalized on YouTube, check it out on the next page), shows that beyond the woven exterior appears to be an easily-broken, tiny cable (similar to a fishing line) that connects to the Wiimote itself. Further, a third gamer, Elliot G., told us that his Wiimote came tearing off of his wrist while playing and took out a nearby beer glass (fortunately the can of Boddingtons appears to have been spared, as shown after the jump). So guys: until Nintendo gets this problem fixed, or you come up with a way to reinforce that strap, please make sure your gameplay area is clear of anything valuable and breakable, such as your television.

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/24/more ... -holidays/

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