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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I-Scream for Software 

Ice cream man convicted of selling pirated copies to kids



If only we'd thought of selling pirated DVDs, CDs, and PlayStation / Xbox / PC games out of the trusty Engadget ice cream truck to the impressionable youth we've long since been pushing sweets on, but alas that scam has apparently already landed one William Agnew in the slammer. Dude got busted and fessed up to selling such wares (warez?) by the truckful -- literally -- after being caught with four thousand pirated discs. So to all you would-be software copiers out there looking to get in on the racket, remember: intellectual property theft may well get you put away, so stick to the straight and narrow and just keep on peddling sweets to increasingly sedentary obese kids with type b diabetes, ok?


Source: http://gaming.engadget.com/2006/02/06/i ... s-to-kids/
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Back to the Slammer 

Criminals --- smart? Nope, not this one...

Delayed convict steals car to get back to jail


Reuters Life!
Fri Jan 26, 9:56 AM ET

DUBLIN, Jan 25 (Reuters Life!) - An Irish convict who stole a car to get back to prison after missing a weekend release deadline has been given a six month suspended jail sentence.

Trevor Doyle, 25, grabbed the vehicle after falling asleep on a bus and overshooting his stop near Shelton Abbey open prison in Arklow on Ireland's southeast coast, Wexford district court officials said Thursday.

The court, which would not reveal the man's prior conviction, also fined him 300 euros ($390) for failing to submit to a breathalyzer test.


Source: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070126/od_ ... d_thief_dc
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In a hurry to get ... busted 

Here's yet another genius! :tongue:

Indiana Police Clock Teen at 142 Mph


The Associated Press
Tuesday, December 12, 2006; 10:58 PM

VALPARAISO, Ind. -- A teenager charged with driving 142 mph along a four-lane divided highway said he was speeding home so his parents wouldn't be mad at him for being late, police said.

Brandon D. Raap, 16, faces speeding and misdemeanor reckless driving charges and could have his license suspended, police said. ...

Raap told police he was late getting home and didn't want his parents to be angry, Deputy John Brubaker said in his report. Raap told Brubaker he didn't have a curfew but is usually home by midnight.


Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 27_pf.html
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