Kevin Cotter of Arizona, was crushed when his wife dumped him after 12 years and took all her stuff, leaving behind only her white wedding dress and saying he could do whatever he liked with it. So he started a website called MyExwifesWeddingDress.com, where he's gradually working through 101 things to do with it. So far he's up to 23, including using it as a yoga mat, pasta strainer, Christmas tree skirt, gym towel, dog bed, and ice pack for his knee. It's drawn thousands of hits and suggestions, including using it to plug the Gulf oil leak. He also notes that the dress has held up remarkably well. His ex told him to get therapy to deal with his anger and asked him to take down the site. But Cotter refused, saying he's not angry, he's just having some creative fun.
A Massachusetts woman who was born without arms or kneecaps is preparing to test for her black belt in taekwondo. Sheila Radziewicz was scheduled to take her test next month at Bruce McCorry's Martial Arts in Peabody. The 32-year-old brown belt, who was born with TAR syndrome has been training in martial arts for three years. McCorry, her teacher, said he's never seen a student like her. Despite her condition, she can use nunchucks and break boards with her kicks.
Sheila, who works as an advocate for victims of domestic violence, said she has never let her disability stop her. At 23, Sheila earned her driver's license. She uses a car that she controls with her feet.
A nude Chinese man stopped a taxi by running out into the street in front of it. As the perplexed driver got out of the car to see what was going on, the naked man grabbed the vehicle's bumper and tried - without success - to lift it off the ground. As a crowd of puzzled onlookers gathered to watch the spectacle, the man continued in his efforts to lift the car. Eyewitnesses reported that he would sometimes shout 'please give me strength!' as he struggled with the taxi. Police eventually arrived, and attempted to detain the man and get him clothed again - at which point the man hid under a police van and refused to come out. He was eventually retrieved from under the vehicle by police officers and medical staff.
66-year-old Aretha Brown lives in Callahan, Florida (--about 15 miles northwest of Jacksonville).--About six weeks ago, CSX Railroad parked a 40-car train on some tracks that cross through Aretha's front yard between her home and the nearest street. And they've been there ever since.--So now, every time Aretha wants to leave the house, she has to either climb under the train, or make a 20-minute walk around it. Here's the full story.
A 21-year-old woman from Michigan appeared in court without a lawyer on an operating under the influence charge . . . and the judge told her to sit down with the prosecutor, 31-year-old Carl Gabrielse, so he could explain the charges.--Basically, Carl told her she was going to lose her license, and she told him she couldn't afford to. So he made her a deal . . . he'd reduce the charge if she'd service him SEXUALLY. --She held up her end of the bargain . . . in the courthouse bathroom. And he held up his by dropping the woman's charge to impaired driving.--But the next day she started feeling bad about what she'd done. So she called the cops, and they put a wire on her to try and catch Carl making plans to meet up with her for sex. And it worked.--Long story short, Carl's been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct and misconduct in public office. If he's convicted, he could get up to 20 years in prison. --And as a final insult, the woman is STILL getting charged with drunk driving.
On Wednesday night,18-year-old Jessica Alexander and 29-year-old Tammy Ortega of Tennessee called one of those chat lines for "hot singles" and started talking to an unidentified guy, who offered them CIGARETTES in exchange for sex.--And...the ladies agreed. But after allowing the man to simultaneously defile them, they filed a fake RAPE CHARGE because they, quote, "didn't enjoy the sex."--Jessica and Tammy were both arrested and charged with filing a false report. The big-spender with the cigarettes still hasn't been identified.
Two weeks ago, 43-year-old Scott Sullivan of Michigan became furious when he caught his 14-year-old daughter making out with her 16-year-old boyfriend in the backseat of the kid's car.--At which point Scott dragged his daughter out of the boyfriend's car, jumped into the driver's seat, and drove the car out onto a FROZEN LAKE, where he left it with the kid still inside.--The boyfriend tried to drive the car off the ice, but one of the tires had already sunk into the water. The next day, a tow truck was able to pull the kid's car back onto solid ground.--Anyway, Scott was arrested and charged with malicious destruction of property, and reckless driving. If he's convicted, he could get more than TEN YEARS in prison.
32-year-old Suzanne Morgan lives in England. She has a 17-month-old daughter named Tasha, and a puppy named Dixie. --A few months ago, Dixie started barking to be fed but there wasn`t any dog food left in the house. So to get Dixie to shut up, Suzanne started to BREASTFEED the dog. (!!!) --What`s worse is that Dixie liked it so much that now Suzanne has stopped buying dog food altogether, choosing to only feed her breast milk.
At about 3:00 A.M. Friday morning 46-year-old Ellena Barron of Fort Pierce, Florida was pulled over by an police officer for committing a traffic violation. At which point, Ellena tried to weasel her way out of a ticket by FLASHING HER BREASTS at the cop.--When the cop asked Ellena why she'd just flashed him, she responded, quote, "I thought that's what you wanted to see."--Apparently not, Ellena's tactic backfired... she was arrested for indecent exposure. Her bail was set at $250.
Police were startled when they saw a truck driver going down the highway with a cardboard windshield and his
head sticking out the window so he could see to steer. He told them he'd broken his windshield in an accident several days earlier but had no time in his tight schedule to fix it. So he replaced it with cardboard. He would drive with his head out the window until his neck became too stiff and numb, then look through holes in the cardboard for awhile. He'd driven over 400 miles that way. Police said his face was frozen and purple. They ordered him to fix the problem before going back on the road.
Four years ago, 58-year-old Mark Brye put a 640-pound concrete statue of an elk in the backyard of his home in Wisconsin .--It was basically a lawn ornament, and Mark just thought it looked cool.--Anyway, last week, a seven-point buck wandered into Mark's backyard and mistook the statue for a real elk.--So, in order to defend its territory, the 180-pound buck rammed the concrete statue with its antlers and SHATTERED ITS SKULL.--The deer staggered about 20 feet from the statue before collapsing and dying.--Not one to be wasteful, Mark butchered the buck and its meat is now in his freezer.
56-year-old Evelyn Border and her daughter, 35-year-old Tina of Pennsylvania stood outside the Bedford courthouse for four-and-a-half hours holding up a sign that read, quote, "I stole from a 9-year-old girl on her birthday! Don't steal or this could happen to you!"--As the sign suggests, the situation came about after Evelyn and Tina got caught stealing a Wal-Mart gift card from a little girl on her ninth birthday. --They were looking at jail time. But the District Attorney cut them a deal offering probation instead if they'd agree to the public humiliation. They did.
Last Wednesday, police officers in Fort Pierce, Florida pulled over 50-year-old Johnnie Roberts on suspicion of drunk driving. And it was all downhill from there . . .
#1.) Johnnie was driving around with a can of beer on the roof of his truck and when the police pulled him over, he had another can of beer in his hand.
#2.) While the officers were talking to Johnnie he PEED HIS PANTS.
#3.) According to the police report, the officers asked Johnnie to touch his right shoe and he just, quote, "looked down at his feet and started stumbling around saying 'What shoe?'"
#4.) When the officers asked Johnnie to perform some field sobriety tests, he started cursing and telling them they, quote, "ain't all that."
#5.) After the officers arrested Johnnie and took him to jail, he tried to suck the air out of the breathalyzer test instead of blowing into it.
#6.) Then Johnnie PEED HIS PANTS AGAIN.
A nearly 600-pound man accused of dealing pot and pills needed a U-Haul truck to cart him to court Monday. Stephen Turo, 56, of upstate Genoa, was ordered to appear in Cayuga County Court after missing his last hearing because he's too large to fit in a normal-size car.
Turo, who tops the scales at 570 pounds, was transported to the trial in the back of the U-Haul, which was backed up to the courthouse loading dock, where his arraignment was held.
Amber Carter, 35 of Ohio, was arrested after undercover police contacted her cash-for-sex ad on Craigslist and set up a "date" at a nearby motel. But listen to this...
#1.) Amber wasn't just a prostitute. She had a day job . . . as a fourth grade teacher. (!!!)
#2.) Amber used a school computer to set up the "date" with the police.
#3.) Amber took half a sick day from school . . . in order to go get boned for pay.
Amber was arrested and charged with misdemeanor prostitution and felony unauthorized use of property (for using the school computer). If she's convicted, she could get up to ONE YEAR and 60 DAYS in prison. She's been placed on administrative leave from her teaching job.
It's a wardrobe malfunction that Janet Jackson and Judy Finnegan would no doubt sympathise with.
Russian figure skater Ekaterina Rubleva was being twirled around by her partner, Ivan Shefer, when her costume started to slip.
The 23-year-old kept smiling, but with the next move requiring her partner to hold her hand above her head, the inevitable happened.
Get a FLYING CAR. Thanks to a company called Terrafugia, you can buy the Transition which is the world's first flying car for just $194,000. It's actually a flying car. Or as the people at Terrafugia like to call it a "roadable aircraft". It's a small, two-seater airplane but its wings fold up so you can drive it as a car. It has a top speed of 115 miles per hour and it's capable of flying nearly 500 miles on a single tank of regular unleaded gas. In order to fly the Transition, you need to have your sport aviation license. A sport aviation license is basically just like a regular pilot license only you don't need nearly as much training or flying hours to get it. Terrafugia has already received deposits on more than 40 Transitions and they expect the first road-ready and air-ready crafts to be completed by next year.
David Mackie a 35-year-old salesman from Oklahoma apparently has good sense of humor. Unfortunately, the people at Capital One do not. David had the idea of personalizing his Capital One credit card with a picture of Nick Nolte'S immortal, 2002 DUI mug shot. So he went online and submitted a design featuring the picture and the image was APPROVED.
The card was printed and sent to him but just a few days later, somebody at Capital One caught the error.
It turns out that celebrity images are among the things Capital One won't let you have on your credit card. So they called Mackie and asked him to return the card. He complied but at least he got 50 bucks in credit from Capital One for his troubles.
On Friday, a group in Alaska called Lucky Times Pull-Tabs held a $500,000 charity raffle to benefit "Standing Together Against Rape" a nonprofit organization that works with victims of sexual abuse. The guy who won the raffle 53-year-old Alec Ahsoak of Anchorage is a THREE-TIME CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER. Alec was convicted of sexual abuse against a minor TWICE in 1993 and then again in 2000. According to one of the raffle's organizers, quote, "We don't mind taking money from anybody to help victims of sexual assault." After taxes, Alec took home about $350,000. He says he'll donate $100,000 of his winnings to Standing Together Against Rape and he'll use the rest to buy a new house.
In 2004, 25-year-old Andre Thomas of Texas, was sentenced to death after he murdered his wife and their two young kids and cut out their hearts. Anyway, just before his trial in '04, Thomas plucked out his right eye in what seemed like an attempt to be found mentally unfit to stand trial. It didn't work. But listen to this. On December 9th of last year, Thomas removed his OTHER EYE.
According to a representative for the prison, Thomas, quote, "pulled out his eye and subsequently INGESTED IT." That's right. Andre removed his last good eye and ATE IT. Andre was taken to the hospital for treatment before being transferred to a prison psychiatric unit. His execution date hasn't been set yet.
A GUY IS SUING HIS EX-WIFE FOR $1.5 MILLION . . . BECAUSE HE GAVE HER A KIDNEY???
In 2001, Dawnell Batista of Garden City, New York was on the verge of death. Luckily, her husband . . . 49-year-old Richard Batista . . . stepped up and donated one of his kidneys to save her life. --Of course, that was before Richard found out that Dawnell was CHEATING ON HIM.--Anyway, the couple got divorced in 2005. But now, Richard is suing Dawnell . . . and he's given her TWO options:
#1.) Dawnell can either give Richard his kidney back.
#2.) Or she can agree to pay him $1.5 MILLION for the organ that saved her life.
According to Richard, quote, "I saved [Dawnell's] life. But the pain is unbearable . . . This is my last resort. I didn't want to be in the public eye."
A 27-year-old Deltona woman told authorities she bit her husband's penis because she didn't want to have sex with him. Charris Bowers was arrested Saturday by a Volusia County sheriff's deputy, accused of misdemeanor battery. A judge set her free Sunday without requiring her to post bail. Her husband, Delou Bowers, today would not comment.
According to a sheriff's office report, the Bowerses had been to a bar Friday night. Delou Bowers told authorities that when they got home, his wife began to perform oral sex on him but then began to bite his penis.