Page 2 News : May 21, 2012 – June 03, 2012
AP ‘Napalm Girl’ Photo From Vietnam War Turns 40
In the picture, the girl will always be 9 years old and wailing “Too hot! Too hot!” as she runs down the road away from her burning Vietnamese village. She will always be naked after blobs of sticky napalm melted through her clothes and layers of skin like jellied lava. She will always be a victim without a name. It only took a second for Associated Press photographer Huynh Cong “Nick” Ut to snap the…..
Miami Face-Eating Attack Lasted 18 Agonizing Minutes
The grisly assault on a homeless man whose face was eaten by a deranged assailant lasted for 18 agonizing minutes and was captured on nearby surveillance cameras. Rudy Eugene, who authorities suspect may have been high on a dangerous new street drug known as “bath salts,” had to be shot four times by a police officer to halt the cannibalistic attack…..
Bangor, Maine: The place where diverted flights go
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Given the size of the place, the name “Bangor International Airport” might seem a little grandiose. But the airport actually gets an outsize share of international visitors. Of course, many of them are accidental tourists who would rather not be here at all. Because the airport is on the far northeastern edge of the U.S., incoming trans-Atlantic flights confronted with terrorist threats…..
Tennessee man digs up surprise in yard
A Tennessee man doing some backyard maintenance was surprised to stumble across tombstones buried in his walkway. Jason Blackburn, 35, of Memphis was cleaning a stone walkway when he discovered 13 tombstones from a historic military cemetery buried about three inches deep, reports The Commercial Appeal. He first thought he had found a garden stone but then saw the inscriptions…..
This Guy Tried To Pay A $114,000 Student Loan In Cash
Last week, a Reddit user posted a photo of a $114,000 student loan bill—paid in cash—that elicited thousands of comments and dozens more when we posted it here. Since then, the anonymous alum has stepped forward as Alex Kenjeev, a 2009 law school graduate of the University of Toronto. Kenjeev, who works for venture capitalist firm O’Leary Ventures, told Business Insider the $114,000 payment was the last…..
Giant bull head off interstate draws South Dakota tourists
MONTROSE, S.D. – Cartoonlike buzzards wielding a knife and fork, anvil and oversized mallet might seem like an odd way to welcome tourists, but Porter Sculpture Park is no typical roadside attraction. The vultures representing reincarnated politicians are just a few of the more than 40 quirky creations originating in the mind of Wayne Porter, who uses his blacksmith know-how and appreciation of history…..
Greek experts find Roman wrecks nearly a mile deep
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Two Roman-era shipwrecks have been found in deep water off a western Greek island, challenging the conventional theory that ancient shipmasters stuck to coastal routes rather than risking the open sea, an official said Tuesday. Greece’s culture ministry said the two third-century wrecks were discovered earlier this month during a survey of an area where a Greek-Italian gas pipeline is to be sunk…..
Iowa father tries to forcibly remove son from game for poor grades
An unruly father in Iowa City was arrested and banned from all Iowa City (Iowa) High property after he ran onto a soccer field and attempted to remove his own son from the game for alleged poor grades. Iowa City Police, As reported by the Iowa City Press-Citizen — and brought to Prep Rally’s attention by Larry Brown Sports — a man named Benjamin I.H. Doyle was charged with a trespass violation after he ran onto the soccer field…..
Jonathan Lucroy breaks hand after suitcase falls during search for sock
Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy packed his bags and will spend the next four to six weeks on the disabled list because of a broken right hand suffered during a painfully bizarre encounter with his own luggage. Lucroy said he was reaching under his hotel bed in Los Angeles searching for a sock Sunday night when his wife shifted a suitcase, causing it to fall on Lucroy’s hand. Ouch! Sounds like an “I Love Lucy” skit……
Touring the world’s most exclusive collector car show
The Concorso d’Eleganza ranks as the world’s most exclusive showing of collectable cars, held for about 60 lucky owners at the Villa d’Este hotel on the shores of Italy’s Lake Como. It’s a celebration of automotive history on the playground of the world’s wealthiest people — and yet many of the treasured cars were once someone else’s trash. Take the ceremonial star of the show, a 1925 Rolls-Royce Round Door coupe…..
Most Affordable U.S. Cities to Buy a Home
Based on home prices, median income and mortgage rates, these 10 cities have the most affordable home prices in the nation, according to the National Association of Home Builders and Wells Fargo. From its mainly manufacturing roots, the state’s capital has greatly diversified, attracting employers in the health care, pharmaceutical and retail industries. Even tourism has become a big industry here, as sporting events…..
10 taboo tourist destinations (and how to visit them)
There are certain countries in this world that inspire thoughts of trepidation rather than tourist excitement. But don’t cross them off your travel bucket list just yet, especially if you are an experienced traveler. Read on as we tell you why you should consider visiting countries like Iran and Myanmar and how to do it. Of course, before you go, check with the U.S. Department of State for the most up-to-date travel information and warnings…..
2012′s Essential Summer Festivals
Summertime is the right time for outdoor festivals, since people not living in the South get understandably annoyed at being outside in January. Bands like it, too. They get to be a part of something bigger than themselves and they get to catch a lot of musicians that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to see since they’re touring….. With Metallica, Foo Fighters, Jack White, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Beck, Skrillex…..
Step right up and learn how to beat these carnival games
Carnival season is just around the corner, bringing with it fried treats, sketchy rides, and all sorts of giant stuffed animals begging to be freed from their midway bonds. But if you’re anything like us, the thought of playing those rigged carnival games only brings back memories of frustration, lost money, and the angry injustice that accompanies any experience where you feel like you’ve been cheated…..