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Harry Potter Theme Park Supersizes Rides 3

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from the butterbeer-belly dept.
Universal Orlando isn't saying the guests on their Harry Potter rides are fatter than the usual amusement park visitor, but they are enlarging seats and restraints on the rides. The park has heard numerous complaints from guests too big to squeeze into some of the most popular rides. They have only adjusted a few rides for the extra tonnage so far but plan on updating them all soon.
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Falsely Arrested Woman Told To Thank Police 2

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from the stockholm-justice dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A woman named Kimberly Shields was arrested after her identity was stolen, as police blamed the real Shields for the activities of the fake Shields. After being held in jail and strip searched, Shields finally pointed out that she looked different from the woman the police were after. She was kept in jail for 24 more hours and finally released. When she sued the police for this, rather than an apology, the lawyers for the police insisted she should thank the police for realizing the error and letting a judge know, rather than keeping her in jail."
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Toy Pony Sparks Bomb Scare In Orlando 3

Posted by samzenpus
from the my-little-terrorist-pony dept.
A toy pony caused a bomb scare Tuesday morning in Orange County, Florida. The bomb squad was called in to investigate the suspicious equine which was left in a playground near an elementary school. Realizing that no child would forget such a fine example of stuffed horse, a robot was sent in to investigate. This initiated a partial lockdown of the school, and evacuating homes in the area. After deciding that a full lockdown and evacuation might not be a big enough overreaction to an abandoned toy on a playground, they decided to play it safe and just blow it up. After a thorough investigation the pony was determined to be non-threatening. Check out the video footage of the pony being taken down a peg."
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Man Jailed For Sending Letter Written In Blood 2

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from the neither-snow-nor-rain-nor-blood dept.
39-year-old Mark Chambers has learned the hard way that there are better ways to settle a land dispute than sending a letter written in your own blood. A Plymouth magistrate heard how Chambers sent the bloody letter with a picture of himself to the Washingham family who he thought had stolen his land. From the article: "Miss Washingham said that on the same day that the letter arrived, Chambers appeared at the family's home, and they immediately recognized him from the photograph. 'He was talking about the land, stating "you have stolen land off me." He entered the garden and was shouting,' Miss Washingham said. She said Chambers then threw a rock at the family's car, causing damage to a window. The court heard he then asked the man, whose wife and daughters had locked themselves in the house: 'Did you get my letter, written in blood?'" Chambers was sentenced to 126 days in custody.

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