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News Stories of the Bizarre & the Idiotic

Posted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:38 pm
by chevyman58
A tourist in Mexico had a gritty start to the summer when his arm was bitten off by a crocodile after he waded into a lagoon to urinate.
Cal Monzon, 40, who is believed to be from the U.S., was left in critical condition after the crocodile attacked him in Nichupte Lagoon in Cancun on Sunday, biting his arm off up to the elbow.
After a struggle with the animal, the man managed to get away and was found by a security guard who heard his screams.
He was transported to a nearby hospital, where the rest of his arm was amputated due to the severity of the damage caused.
The newspaper also cited reports that state the man was intoxicated when he decided to wade into the lagoon. despite a number of signs around the lagoon warning people about the estimated 150 crocodiles in residence there.

Re: News Stories of the Bizarre & the Idiotic

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:14 pm
by chevyman58
Holy Cow, TWENTY years old!

A 20-year-old Florida man claimed the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions lottery history, lotto officials confirmed.

Shane Missler, of Port Richey, was the lone winner of the Jan. 5 jackpot. He elected to take a lump sum payout of $281.2 million, officials said.

Missler plans on pursuing a "variety of passions," according to the Florida lottery, as well as helping others.

Re: News Stories of the Bizarre & the Idiotic

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:42 pm
by cardinalfan4life
luckiest twenty year old in history

Re: News Stories of the Bizarre & the Idiotic

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:04 pm
by chevyman58
cardinalfan4life wrote:luckiest twenty year old in history

No, he's the luckiest 20-yr old AFTER every one of the Kardashian & Jenner kids (not including Rob of course).

Re: News Stories of the Bizarre & the Idiotic

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:52 am
by chevyman58
A surge in carjackings in Chicago led to the highest number of vehicle thefts in more than a decade.

And it's not just Chicago. St. Louis, Milwaukee and Baltimore are among the metropolitan areas experiencing an increase in carjackings, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. Police in St. Louis, a city which has established a carjacking task force to fight the problem, told the newspaper that gang members often take to the Internet to boast about their thefts.

“You’ll have one of them post that they got a Lexus, and then the other responds and say he stole a Mercedes,” said St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Maj. Kenneth Kegel. “It is almost like a game, where they want to one up each other.”