The hair of the dog

August 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Many politicians have deficient fathers: “American politics is overflowing with stories of absent fathers, alcoholic fathers, neglectful fathers and untimely deceased ones. The list is surprisingly long. Take Ronald Reagan, who was haunted by a moment when he discovered his alcoholic father on the front porch “drunk, dead to the world”, his hair filled with snow. The 11-year-old Reagan had to drag him indoors. Or Bill Clinton, whose biological father drowned in a car crash, and who remembered standing up to his alcoholic stepfather and demanding that he never beat Clinton’s mother again. Gerald Ford’s father, an alcoholic, was found guilty of extreme cruelty to his family, and refused to pay child support when Ford’s mother left him. And it hardly bears recounting that Barack Obama built his political persona around a search for his absent dad. This isn’t just cherry-picking. It’s a representative window into the emotional make-up of America’s political class.”

Man with the world’s lowest voice: Record breaker hits notes so low they can only be heard by ELEPHANTS: “The man who holds the record for the world’s lowest voice can hit notes so low that only animals as massive as elephants are able to hear them. U.S. singer Tim Storms can reach notes as low as G-7 (0.189Hz). That’s a remarkable 8 octaves below the lowest G on a piano. So low, in fact, that even Storms himself cannot hear it. ‘I can feel them though,’ he told CNN. ‘I kind of hear them in my head as far as the sound my vocal chords are making but, as far as the frequencies, it’s something more or less that I feel.’ As well as holding the record for the lowest note produced by a human, Storms also has the widest vocal range, with the incredible ability to hit notes across ten octaves. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and raised in Waterloo, Indiana, Storms’s musical affinity appeared at a young age. Just four days after graduating from high school he began his career in Christian music and has since appeared in a number of singing groups.”

The giant ‘wall of wind’ that can simulate a HURRICANE using massive fans: “It is an astonishing sight, and the only place in the world where a man made hurricane can be summoned on demand. Researchers at Florida International University’s International Hurricane Research Center have unveiled the ‘wall of wind’ – an $8m project to help stop the devastation caused by Hurricane Andrew in the area happening again. Researchers plan to use the facility to test new building designs which they hope can withstand a hurricane. Today, it was tested for the first time. Fortunately, there were only two test roofs involved and the wind was confined to a big steel hangar.”

Druggie gets her car into a tight spot: “A woman has been reported for driving without due care after her car became wedged between a house and a retaining wall at Port Willunga. The car veered off the road, went down a steep embankment, over a wall and into a gap between the house and a retaining wall. The woman driver, 24, of Blewitt Springs near McLaren Vale, was reported for driving without due care and police will allege that she also returned a positive drug test. Police claim that drug paraphernalia was also found in the car.”

Dumb British cops too: “This is the moment a police van got into a sticky situation – after getting trapped between two buildings in a narrow road. The vehicle fell victim to the tiny lane in Looe, Cornwall, and became firmly wedged for around 20 minutes. The landlord of The Fisherman’s Arms, where the van got stuck, said it was common for vehicles to get wedged there. Landlord Mick Lee, who wasn’t there when the van got stuck last Saturday, said: ‘They are not the first to get stuck, and I am sure they won’t be the last. ‘People use their sat navs and it takes them down the hill where they just get stuck. ‘I am sure it will happen again, but I will admit it was slightly strange to see a police vehicle there.”

And don’t forget to catch up with all the Strange Justice before you go.

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  1. many politicians have deficient fathers ha ha bloody ha not many but all of them they r an absolute joke and they continue 2 get away with it


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