Friday, August 1, 2014

run over by a train

Two women were trespassing on a train bridge when, surprise, surprise, a train came.  They tried to outrun the train but couldn't so they eventually laid down on the tracks.  The train tried to stop but was unable to do so until it had already passed the bridge.  Both women somehow survived.  train video

Thursday, July 31, 2014

woman calls police about drugs

Lynette called the police, not to report that someone else had drugs, but that her own methamphetamine was not as pure as she would like.  She was so glad when the police showed up to help her.  Not so sure she was feeling the same way after they arrested her.  meth bust

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ship found under World Trade Center

When workers were using backhoes to dig during construction at the World Trade Center, they were stopped by something they found.  It was a wooden ship buried in the mud.  Experts were brought in to carefully remove the vessel.  They've studied the wood and can now say when and where it was built.  How it got under the World Trade Center though is still a mystery.  ship

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

hitchhiking robot


Hitchbot is traveling across Canada and hoping friendly folks will lend it a hand.  The robot can put out it's thumb and will Tweet it's location.  The creators hope it will make a 4,000 mile journey safely.  So far those that have picked it up have been amused by their passenger.  Hitchbot


Monday, July 28, 2014

See the sights

If you don't want to go far from home, you can still see some of the sights from other countries.  The Leaning Tower of Pisa (replica) is in Illinois.  An exact copy of Stonehenge stands in Virginia by the Natural Bridge and in Nashville, you can see the Parthenon without traveling to Greece.  You will have to go to Paris to see the Eifel Tower but Paris is in Texas!  The Titanic has docked in Branson, MO and of course you can always visit the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, AZ.  The actual bridge was brought over in pieces and reassembled.  sights of the world in our backyard

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mayflies make national news

The mayfly hatch was so big that it showed up on weather radar.  It looks like a storm is forming but it's actually the bugs hatching and flying.  LaCrosse, LaCrescent, and Stoddard are mentioned in the report.  mayflies

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bride's escort

Jennifer was concerned about who would walk her down the aisle because her father had passed away.  After attending Miami, she is now employed there so the Miami mascot stepped up and filled in for Jennifer's missing father.  She walks down a staircase by herself when from the side hallway, Sebastian runs to her side.  He takes her arm and walks her to her waiting groom.  On the back of Sebastian's jersey is her dad's nickname.  escort