Page 2 News: April 28, 2012 – May 5, 2012
Dentist Pulls All Ex’s Teeth Out; Faces Jail Time
Breaking up is never easy — having 32 teeth ripped out is even worse. A scorned dentist is facing jail time after surgically removing all of her ex-boyfriend’s teeth after he dumped her, authorities in London said. Marek Olszewski, 45, made the mistake of scheduling an appointment this week with his ex — 34-year-old Anna Mackowiak — for a toothache, according to the Daily Mail…..
Mom who used Facebook to discipline teen has no regrets
When Denise Abbott took to Facebook to discipline her daughter for being disrespectful, she didn’t expect the attention of the media, or the support of the public. Abbot punished her 13-year-old daughter Ava by replacing her Facebook profile picture with a photo of Ava with an “X” superimposed over her mouth and the caption, “I do not know how to keep my… I am not longer allowed on Facebook or my phone…..
Beer, Whiskey And Pork Fat: The New Health Foods?
Beer lovers, rejoice. Whiskey drinkers, celebrate. Pork fat fans, this is your moment. All the things you thought were unhealthy can actually help you lose a ton of weight. Well, not exactly. This isn’t an ad in the back pages of a sketchy magazine. All these things are still not good for you when you eat and drink them in large quantities. And don’t stop eating your blueberries and strawberries…..
Edvard Munch’s The Scream Sells for a Record $120 Million
Norwegian painter Edvard Munch’s woeful subject — the art world’s favorite melancholic — looked no happier Wednesday night at Sotheby’s auction house in New York, even though it sold for a record $119.9 million. A mysterious unidentified telephone bidder bought the painting, setting a record for the most expensive piece of art ever to be auctioned — a significantly higher figure than the starting price…..
OSS agent who led WWII rescue of 500 dies in NY
NEW YORK (AP) — George Vujnovich, the intelligence agent who organized a World War II mission to rescue more than 500 U.S. bomber crew members shot down over Nazi-occupied Serbia, has died at his home in New York. He was 96. Vujnovich is credited with leading the so-called Halyard Mission in what was then Yugoslavia. It was the largest air rescue of Americans behind enemy lines in any war…..
Check Out the Cars Driven by the World’s Richest People
With spots on Forbes’ richest people list, these billionaires are going places. But it turns out their favorite modes of transportation are as varied as the ways they got all that money in the bank to begin with. One housewares entrepreneur drives a car that would sell for only about $1,500, while a certain software mogul could sell his car for $4.4 million. That’s enough for four dream houses…..
Neil Armstrong’s 1967 Corvette Sting Ray for sale as ultimate barn find
This dusty, rough-looking example of a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray would draw a sizable amount of interest from any Corvette collector. Its billing as the Corvette given to astronaut Neil Armstrong, then kept in a barn for a few decades until now, makes it a fascinating piece of history to float into an online auction. The eBay seller in Florida claims that despite much wear and a thick coat of dust…..
The most improved cars for 2012
For more than a decade, the Ford Focus was an also-ran among small cars, unable to keep up with far-superior compacts like the Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and even the Hyundai Elantra. Distracted by its success with trucks and SUVs, Ford Motor didn’t invest what was needed to keep passenger cars like the Focus in the game. Now, however, Ford has gotten serious about fixing the car side of its business…..
The ten best ways to kill your car
When it’s clear your car is on its last legs you could send it off for crushing. Or you could have some fun. Here are ten techniques chosen by Jalopnik readers for disposing of your vehicle with a bit more flair than your junkyard can provide. Why it’s right for your vehicle: You could just hand your car over to the junkyard to be recycled, but you know your car deserves a more honorable death…..
10 Best Cities for Cheapskates
In some circles, “cheapskate” is a derogatory term. But in a world where everyday expenses seem to be rising, well, every day, thriftiness isn’t shameful. In fact, it’s just good common sense. The best cities for cheapskates are places where a dollar stretches further — a lot further. To come up with our list, we looked for metropolitan areas with low living costs and high incomes relative to those costs…..
5 old-world-style American palaces
When American businesses finally began to eclipse the success of their European counterparts, the robber barons took to real estate to show off their massive wealth, building meticulously detailed mansions as a testament to their fortunes. Here are five such internationally inspired palaces built for the wealthy, including one from a more recent Gilded Age…..
Free Mercedes With That Bank Account
Consumers in the market for a new bank account have gotten used to three-figure bonuses. Now, one bank is dangling a $60,000 car — if you have a spare $1 million to stash away. A new offer from C1 Bank, a Florida community bank with assets of $827 million, promises new customers their choice of one of four new Mercedes in exchange for depositing $1 million in a five-year certificate of deposit…..
Best secret beaches on Earth
Even for die-hard swimmers, surfers, and sunbathers, sometimes a day at the beach is anything but. You know the drill: too many people, too much noise, not nearly enough serenity to enjoy the majesty of blue skies and white-crested waves. The good news is that there are still undiscovered beaches out there—blissful hideaways where tourism hasn’t yet eclipsed the local culture and there’s more to do, for those so inspired…..