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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Grandma Gets Fined For Selling Fish

I'm a bit torn in two on this story. At first you think, "All she did was sell a goldfish to some kid." But you have to also consider the child's age, or ability to care for the animal. You can't just sell pets to just anybody. That's why she was fined and put on a curfew. They have animal protection laws for a reason.

This bust of this British pet store was all a part of a
sting operation. This store was suspected by the local council to be selling pets to children without asking about the care and safety of the animal. An incident happened where the store sold a gerbil to a mentally challenged child, and the gerbil ended up in a cup of coffee. The shop owner, 66-year-old Joan Higgins was fined, given a curfew, and had been electronically tagged. Her 47-year-old son that manages the shop was fined, and ordered to do community service. I'm glad that this happened because it may have opened their eyes to how serious their actions were. I think it may have helped save the lives of many other animals.

Science + Food = Molecular Gastronomy?

I was reading on MSNBC.COM and I saw this article titled “Far out! 14 high-tech foods of the future”, I clicked on it and found myself reading that there are 2 chefs who own restaurant MOTO who everything in their menu is made from molecular gastronomy. You can even eat their menu! Click on the link above to see some of the dishes MOTO has to offer….You might be fooled by the dishes appearance! To the right you can see a Cuban Cigar…but it’s eatable!

Speaking of Molecular Gastronomy, I remember watching Top Chef Season 2, where one of the contestants was into making food in a scientific way. Click on the link above to check Top Chef’s new season in Las Vegas!

On you can check out Moto’s chefs TV show “Mad Food Scientists” and experience for yourself how this amazing chefs make food out of strange ingredients! Watch the ten craziest things they have ever prepared…some of those things are like writing on water!

On Khymos Blog you can read and comment on posts about molecular gastronomy by Martin Lersch, a man who lives in Oslo and writes about weird things you can do with your food! Like putting salt in your coffee!

I can’t wait to see what the molecular gastronomy community comes up with next!

Bon Appetite!
Anna Lee

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sooo, Was It Good For You??

A 37 years old man was arrested last Saturday (3/20) after he was caught watching a pornographic movie while driving in a highway in New York. According with the police, Michael Mangano was patrolling the area when he noticed a driver, identified as Gerald L. Williams, watching a porn movie. He was arrested for exhibiting offensive sexual material in public

What about this guy? He was arrested in Ames, Iowa for robbing a church and watching pornographic movies inside the temple. Charles E. Bentley, 55 years old, took a few items during the morning and decided to crash the attic, where he enjoyed a very pleasant evening having a date with himself. He was arrested the next morning when leaving the church.

Changing the subject a little, Marty Wombacher, a 51 year-old North American, is trying to visit 365 bars in 365 days in New York. As of March 23 he has visited 72 bars already. He has also created a blog in order to update everyone about his journey. So far his favorite bar is “Winnie’s” in Chinatown. Apparently it has a lot of interesting people.

Clearly this wedding was meant to work out!! The North American Roger Adler, 42 years old, is suing his ex-fiancĂ© in the Supreme Court in Manhattan asking her to give back his $58,000. He says she has to since their relationship is over. He proposed to her after 6 weeks of dating and gave the ring to celebrate the union. Too bad the “union” was over after 12 days. He is a little stupid though. Lastly, he also says this was not the first time she broke up with him after receiving a valuable gift. I rest my case. He is dumb.

Let us know what you think!

Robbers Call Before They Come

People do a lot stupid things. Sometimes you just have to step back and ask yourself, "Hey, is this really a good idea?" Apparently this never crossed the mind of Albert Bailey. Since he's 27, he's going to get a much worse sentence than his 16-year-old accomplice. His previous record doesn't help much either.

Their planned
bank robbery included calling the bank to let them know that they were going to rob them. Of course, the teller phoned the police after hanging up and the bank was on lock down. Since one of the two masterminds were already in the bank, he took some money and politely asked to be released. Upon leaving the bank the thief encountered an officer, and tried to make a run towards the getaway car his friend was driving. Shockingly enough, the two were captured and arrested.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Surf a wave for 40 minutes?

This is possible at river tides such as in the Amazon Basin. Known as Pororoca, these tidal waves of six meters high and speeds of 30 kilometers per hour can be surfed by highly skilled surfers. This phenomenon happens due to the connection of the sea with the river at certain moon phases and is common during equinoxes.

Check you this awesome video of pororoca surfing. The coming of the Pororoca can be anticipated as a tremendous noise coming from the river can be heard as early as two hours in advance followed by an unusual silence. This is a sign known to the region natives that is time to get away from the river and search for safe grounds. To the adventurous surfers it is time to get their surfboards and get ready for the adrenaline.

The Pororoca has become a touristic attraction to the region as the
Brazilian National Pororoca Surfing Championship is now held every year. Pororoca surfers faces challenges as choosing a not so tall wave to catch as it increases their chances to surf longer. Other unusual challenges that only Pororoca surfers face are adjusting to the river's curves, avoiding piranhas, alligators, and leopards. That is some extreme surfing!!!

From beauty pageant to ugly lawsuit?

I was going to check my email this morning but before I signed on I got caught by an interesting headline. It was “Notorious Reality TV “Brat” sues ABC for $100 million”, the girl in the picture seemed very familiar, I knew I had seen her on TV…..right! on Wife Swap!

This episode showed a family that was obsessed with beauty pageants and outside appearance and a second family who believed in feminism….As you can see, a recipe for disaster!....I guess that this 15 year old girl is suing ABC for $100 million dollars because she thinks the show focused too much on her to make her look bad instead of focusing more on the moms experience.. I think you should all watch the episode and make your own opinion about this….personally this family is way too shallow and even do their daughter’s homework for her! Click on the link above to read the article….

This show is really funny, but at the same time you can learn and reflect on your lifestyle from what you see….You can either say thank God I am not like that or maybe I can try that at home….I really recommend people to check this show up at ABC.COM… can read and watch clips on the families that already participated…..

On Anderson Coopers 360 blog you can see the requirements and application for Wife Swap….Some questions are really funny…. No wonder strange families are picked! Who knows maybe you want to participate! Click on the link to read the application

Finally, I found this parenting blog on the New York Times called the "Motherlode"… parents post their experiences and issues of parenting their children…. I am sure many parents can find this site helpful and share their experiences with other parents who might be going through the same stuff…..

No one said being a parent would be easy right?!

Hopefully our kids don’t turn out like the blonde girl on wife swap!

Anna Lee

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Want to know how you might have looked as a caveman or cavewoman?

I was on MSNBC.COM and found myself with an article titled: “Smithsonian traces saga of human origins: Museum of Natural History’s exhibit features hundreds of fossils”. As I kept reading I found out that the Museum of Natural History in Washington is displaying fossils that date back to 3.2 million years ago. Read the article and find out their new feature will make you look like a Homo sapiens!

Speaking of origins and our ancestors more commonly known as cavemen and cavewomen, what are your opinions on evolution? This is a tough topic to talk about because people often tend to link science with religion…. On “Evolution Blog” you can read and give your own points of view on this topic… this blog is really good, the author tends to post based on books that he reads and then gives his personal opinion leading to interesting posts from followers…..

This whole evolution thing brought me to think of archeology, and how its discoveries throughout time have been really significant in understanding our origins….on “Archeology in Europe” blog you can find the latest news on expedition discoveries in Europe…one that caught my attention was the discovery of 51 decapitated Viking fossils found in Europe…..go in and watch the video!

Also if you would like additional information on the 51 Vikings found, click on National and it will take straight to this article……

As Jim Bishop said “Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been.”

Anna Lee

The Best Excuse To Put Breast Implants: It saves lives.

An American woman from California had her life saved by her breast implants. Lydia Carranza, a receptionist, was at work when a man with a semiautomatic gun came in and shot her. The bullet hit her chest, but it didn't reach her heart because of her implants.

Similar story happened to Samantha Lynn Frazier, 35 years old. She said she was shot when she entered a bar in Atlantic City, but her “love handles” stopped the bullet. She felt something hurting on her left side, but when she put her hand on it, she felt blood. The shooter was a police man, as they were trying to arrest another man.

But nothing seems weirder than this. Maria Alaimo, from New York, won $3.5 Million from a lawsuit after a breast implant surgery left her with “four (4) breasts”. The surgery happened in 2003, and as she says, her husband left her in 2004.

Lastly, Trista Joy Lathern was arrested in Texas after she lied saying she had breast cancer and put silicone with the money some people gave her for the treatment. Friends of her gave her S10,000 in donation after she announced she had cancer.

Is Michelle Obama Stronger than McDonald's?

The first lady promotes better eating habits and exercise routine to promote the well being of children. Mrs. Obama launches a campaign to create a greater awareness among parents, schools, food makers, and governments. Click here to learn more about her initiatives.

Mrs. Obama ought to speak laughter as big corporations like McDonald's are not listening to her pleas. While Michelle Obama emphasizes healthy eating habits McDonald's scavenges for profits. McDonald's once more made it clear that on the fight for health, they are targeting the health of the pockets of their shareholders. The company announced it will reduce soft-drink prices to drive in more sales. As stated on TopStocks "[f]orget about worries about soft-drinks and obesity. Sell a product at a low enough price and the masses will come."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

There's A Stranger In My Bed

Frank Fontana was surprised to wake up next to a strange man in his bed at 5:30am on 03/17/2010. Cold and drunk, the man was apparently searching for shelter after leaving a Jay-Z concert. Fontana asked the intruder if he was a woman who had keys to his house, when a male voice replied no, Fontana jumped up and grabbed a baseball bat. The intruder was charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief. I thought this whole thing was a bit funny...kind of creepy, but still funny. It reminds me of the Rip Torn arrest, except I felt sad for him.

Please drink responsibly!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Cold ones....the blood drinkers that we love!

For all the Twilight Saga lovers out there:

The new teaser trailer for Eclipse has been loaded on…The full length trailer will be released on the Remember Me movie premier starring Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin from Lost…..

Here is a blog that tries to figure out what will happen on the popular TV show Lost…..What do you think will happen next on Lost?

For those of you who know nothing of The Twilight Saga you can go to Stephanie Meyer’s (the author of the books) website and read about her work….she also has the first chapters of each book for people to read!....This is a romantic story that involves vampires and warewolves…..

Speaking about vampires…if they are your thing and you wish you could meet one or talk to one….here is a blog about a guy who talks everything vampire and even states he is a vampire himself!.....check him out on the link above….

You can go to Video Hound Blog’s to read which movies are the ten best vampire movies of the modern era….

Watch your necks everyone!

Anna Lee

Do you know who the richest person the World is??

The Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has passed Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, and also Warren Buffet, the founder of Berkshire Hathaway , and became the richest man in the world in 2010, according to Forbes’ ranking.

Slim’s fortune is estimated to be US$ 53.5 billion, an increase of US$ 18.5 billion from last year. Gates in second place has some US$ 53 billion and Buffet has US$ 47 billion. Read the full article here.

The number of billionaires in the world increased from last year’s 793 to 1,011, but the number is still smaller than 2008’s 1,125.

Also according to Forbes, “today, the billionaires in the world have an average of US$ 3.5 billion”, an increase of US$ 500 million from 2009.

Forbes’ ranking includes 97 people who were included on the list for the first time, including 62 from Asia. China, with 64 billionaires, appeared for the first time after the United State, with 403, in the list. Russia is in third place with 62 billionaires, some of them returning to the ranking after have left last year because the drop in the prices for commodities.

Check out the full list here.

Eike Batista, Brazilian richest man and the 8th richest in the world ranking, started by selling insurance from door-to-door. His fortune is estimated in US$ 27 billion. Take a look at his story on Reuters.

Speaking of money, check out these amazing floating offices. An English company specialized itself in creating these offices, which gives people a comfortable, beautiful, and relaxing place to work.

A Robbery May Have Saved His Life

Serge Noel was rushed to the hospital after a mild heart attack. Noel tried to stop Edward Munez from robbing the So Loved CBL Supermarket after a call from the alarm company. The stress sent Noel to the hospital where they found he had cardiomyopathy. Doctors say he may have lived for only a few more months if the condition wasn't discovered. I'm glad Noel was okay, and I think everything happens for a reason. Just like the Phil Wheaton case.

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tips on what to do during a robbery?

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homes and businesses on preventing robberies.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Venus de Milo made of snow is CENSORED!!! And more bizarre news

A family from New Jersey had to cover-up its snow statue on their front yard because of an order from the Police.

Elisa Gonzalez, a 44 years old mom from Rahway, told reporters her and her 12 and 21 years old children had built the famous Greek armless statue in her front yard.

But an anonymous neighbor told the police about a nude snow woman, and the police asked the family to either cover it up or destroy it.

It is sexier now though.

Do you want some more bizarre news?? Check out this dog that is addicted to cigarettes and NEEDS at least 2 a day. This great report was found on

What about receiving 45 pounds of weed in a box delivered by UPS?? That is not the only problem; the biggest one is that Sarah Howell Leach, from North Carolina, was just expecting her new computer. As soon as she found out what it was she called the police. Check out the full report on

What about this under water museum in Isla Mujeres in Mexico. When everything is completed, the museum will count with some 400 concrete figures. The first sculptures were made by the British artist Jason de Caires. A few pictures can be found here at Pick Chur.

I am going to finishing this post about strange news with the Police of Dayton, Ohio. Training, a couple of weeks ago, was a little bit different than usual, some may say. Some cops had to drink alcoholic beverages as part of an exercise. According to them, they had to be models for other cops to perform the sobriety test. Not too bad of a job I would say. The full report and a video can be found at

Shark attacks.........sip some whisky!

On I found an article about the worst places for animal attacks. For example, it tells you about the most common places for shark attacks. Florida is ranked as one of the most common places to be attacked by a shark but there is a place in Australia that shark attacks are becoming more and more common… read the article and get some tips on how to prevent or what to do if attacked!....Summer is coming so this can come in handy….

The “Shark Monitor” is a blog that tracks shark attacks around the world. It gives you detail information on the place, time, and injuries. You can read the stories and leave comments!

On “Greg Laden’s” blog you can also read 2 stories about animal attacks. The first story is about a tiger at the San Francisco Zoo that escaped its cage … the second story is about a circus bear that killed its trainer and injured 2 other people…. This blog has posts on science and culture…click, read, and comment!

The “Buckle’s Blog” is a blog that talks about circus history around the world….I read that Ursula Bottcher passed away March 4, 2010. Ursula Bottcher was a polar bear trainer and was called the "Brilliant Baroness of Bears".

Speaking of polar bears ….go into “The Polar Blog” to read about Sir Ernest Shackleton’s whisky supply that has been discovered in Antarctica….
Who said you can’t get warm in the pole when you have whisky?!

Anna Lee

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Taiwan Hit by Another Earthquake

Taiwan has just been hit by an earthquake with a 6.4 magnitude. I'm just glad a lot of people weren't hurt. Considering all things, it still wasn't as bad as Haiti (7.0 magnitude) or Chile (8.8 magnitude). Though the quake didn't claim many lives, it did cause a lot of damage. Thank God it's not like 1999 all over again.