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Andrew Vactor was facing a $150 fine for playing rap music too loudly on his car stereo in July. But a judge offered to reduce that to $35 if Vactor spent 20 hours listening to classical music by the likes of Bach, Beethoven and Chopin.

He wasn’t able to finish the judge’s sentence and ended up paying the full fine.

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The five-foot shark suddenly surfaced and grabbed nearly the entire dog in its mouth.
LeNoir said he yelled, then balled up his fists and dove headfirst into the water. He hit the shark in the back and the creature finally let go of the dog.

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A recent news article, worthy of mention because of its bizarre choice of words:

A naked sunbather suffered minor injuries when he became impaled on a rusty metal spike during a drinking session with friends…As he went to go to the toilet, he slipped and was impaled through the groin on the 8in iron spike.

If a guy slips and gets impaled through the groin by an 8 inch iron spike, it could not possible be referred to as “minor injuries.” What was the author of the article thinking?

Weird news:

A woman accused of planting a dead lab rat in restaurant food and demanding $500,000 to keep quiet was charged Monday with one felony count of extortion.

Edward Driscoll, 38, of Braintree, Mass…blames debt — $10,000 worth — for contributing to his ulcers and his wife Kimberly’s panic attacks. “Just worrying, worrying, worrying, you know, where the next payment of this is going to come from,” he says.

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Weird story about baby for sale on craigslist.org:

A couple has been arrested in what Canadian police said on Tuesday was an apparent offer to sell a seven-day-old baby girl on Craigslist for C$10,000 ($10,100).

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A 75 year old Japanese man flies the world’s smallest helicopter, the GEN H-4.

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George Hood in Illinois rode a stationary bicycle for 177 hours, burning 46,000 calories. That is amazing because I’m not sure I could stay awake for 177 hours even sitting still.

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If John McCain can’t lead the Republican Party, how is he going to lead America?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. presidential candidate John McCain accused North Carolina’s Republican Party of being “out of touch with reality” over its refusal to pull an advertisement criticizing Democrat Barack Obama.

“I’ve done everything that I can to repudiate and to see that this kind of campaigning does not continue,” he added.

Asked if the state party’s unwillingness to heed his call raised questions about his leadership, McCain replied: “I don’t know exactly how to respond to that.”

Full story on Reuters.

Campaign figures show Obama far ahead. Obama raised $41 million; McCain raised $15.2 million.

It’s obvious that The American People want Obama for President.

Obama’s fundraising in March led all candidates…

Republican John McCain’s report showed he raised $15.2 million and had $11.6 million in the bank. The Arizona senator’s March figures were his best fundraising performance of the campaign.

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