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Entire country gets banned from editing on Wikipedia

As Qatar has only one IP range for its entire country, some miscreant who has been vandalizing Wikipedia entries has caused the entire country to lose editing access Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain are other countries with this bizzare internet setup, which is handy, as one person notes, to block viewers in those countries from viewing unacceptable sites However ther downside is obvious, block one bad user from your site and the entire country is banned [url=http://enwikipediaorg

UFO over O'Hare airport reported

Heres a good read, a UFO may have been spotted over O'Hare airport It sounds like a tired joke--but a group of airline employees insist they are in earnest, and they are upset that neither their bosses nor the government will take them seriously A flying saucerlike object hovered low over O'Hare International Airport for several minutes before bolting through thick clouds with such intense energy that it left an eerie hole in overcast skies, said some United Airlines employees who obs

Be careful booking online

A spelling mistake sent one person to Sidney Montana, instead of Sydney Australia! A 21-year-old German tourist who wanted to visit his girlfriend in Sydney Australian landed 13,000 kilometers 8,077 miles away near Sidney, Montana, after mistyping his destination on a flight booking Web site Dressed for the Australian summer in T-shirt and shorts, Tobi Gutt left Germany on Saturday for a four-week holiday Instead of arriving "down under", Gutt found himself on a different contine

Is Beyonce actually a reptoid - proof in photo

There have been stories on the internet about reptoids who wear human masks to move around in public without scaring people Don't know how they hide their tails however It looks like Beyonce's mask is starting to slip, you can see the join where it connects the hair mask seam with the face mask seam

Strange christmas crimes

It's the season for strange crimes by even stranger people, with police blotters expanding faster than a 6-year-old's wish list of gifts David Allen Rodgers, 42, was arrested Dec 3 for driving while intoxicated - at the wheel of a float during the annual Christmas parade in Anderson, SC According to witnesses, Rodgers sped down Main Street in the Steppin' Out Dance Studio float with 19 people aboard, ran a red light and led police on a 3-mile chase Police said that when Rodgers

A case for reincarnation?

This is an interesting read [url=http://wwwpittsburghlivecom/x/dailycourier/news/s_463166html]Pittsburghlivecom[/url] James Leininger's parents want their 8-year-old son to have a great life -- his own life But for the past 5 1/2 years, the Louisiana boy has been reliving pieces of the life of another James -- Lt James McCready Huston, a World War II fighter pilot from Uniontown who was killed near Iwo Jima more than 50 years before James was born At 2 1/2 years old, J

Did the Vatican steal Jesus's foreskin?

A christmas shocker! How can we sleep at night with this holy sacrilege In 1983, as the residents of Calcata, a small town 30 miles north of Rome, prepared for their annual procession honoring a holy relic, a shocking announcement from the parish priest put a damper on festivities "This year, the holy relic will not be exposed to the devotion of the faithful It has vanished Sacrilegious thieves have taken it from my home" Not since the Middle Ages, when lopped-off body parts o

Myth or True? - how to open you car if you forget your keys

Unfortunately I can't do this with my car but according to [url=http://wwwgeeksforchristcom/forum/indexphptopic=1088]this[/url] website If you lock your keys in the car and the spare keys are at home, call someone on your or someone else's cell phone Hold your cell phone about a foot from your car door and have the other person at your home press the unlock button of your key fob clicker, holding it near the phone on their end Your car doors will unlock Saves someone fr

TV psychic Sylvia Browne screws up

Sylvia Browne gets into hot water after saying the missing fireman boyfriend drowned in water, when he died in the Twin Towers Sept 11 So much for psychic abilities one totally disillusioned guest later [flash=425x350]http://wwwyoutubecom/v/0dU0Q208HKI[/flash]

Why its good to be a criminal in Oakland

Leave the gloves at home if you want to do a burglary in Oakland They can't process fingerprints any more Nice of them to tell the whole world as well Stunning as it may sound, Oakland's Police Department -- which handles some of the toughest crimes in the Bay Area -- doesn't have anyone who can read or match fingerprints The fingerprint unit at the department's crime lab used to consist of three technicians But for the past seven months, it's been shut down for lack of money

Homosexuality in the Arab World

Here is an article from the New York times that is very interesting about the gay sub-culture in the arab world They describe a surreal world of torture, oppression and brutality based on quaint and archaic legal notions of "devil worshiping cults" ,"habitual debauchery convictions" and charges of "impersonating women" A article about Arab culture and the socio-political atmosphere [url=http://wwwnytimescom/2006/12/03/magazine/03arabshtmlpagewanted=1&_r=1&ref=world]Pr

Dhoom2 considered vulgar graphic kissing scene offends

There are so many ways to write this one up A Bollywood movie, Dhoom2 no, not Doom 2 has a shocking scene of kissing in it bound to promote vulgarity in society Just what would they make of Britney Spears then A case has been filed against Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai and actor Hrithik Roshan for an alleged obscene sequence in their recently released film Dhoom-2 The case was filed in the court of judicial magistrate first class R K Batham by advocate Shailendra Dwivedi under Se

The Ghost of Bill Sketoe

On December 3, 1864, by the Choctawhatchee River Bridge, Bill Sketoe was hanged as a traitor to the Confederacy Sketoe had been the pastor of the Methodist Church, and was completely innocent of the accusations The six vigilantes who took it upon themselves to hang him encountered some difficulty in the process The branch of the oak tree that they chose bent so far as to allow Sketoe's toes to touch the ground As the men dug a hole underneath his feet, he died a slow, strangling death -

Woman Eats 26 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

[quote]NEW YORK - A 100-pound woman ate 26 grilled cheese sandwiches in 10 minutes Wednesday at a New York restaurant, winning the World Grilled Cheese Eating Championship Sonya Thomas won $8,000 for the contest at the Planet Hollywood restaurant in Times Square but said she was disappointed in her performance "I could have done better," she said, adding that she was aiming for 30 sandwiches [url=http://newsyahoocom/s/ap/20060202/ap_on_fe_st/grilled_cheese;_ylt=Ar0C5BN5SuV3KYyQ

Free food washes up on beach

A cargo container that apparently fell from a ship washed up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina today and spilled thousands of bags of Doritos brand tortilla chips on the beach Scavengers collected the chips, which were apparently still fresh due to their airtight packaging It was unknown which ship had lost the cargo or to what port it was bound Ycon was reported to be frantically buying an air ticket to NC with her arms full of empty shopping bags http://contenthamptonroads
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