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"Bitten"

In 2002 a Vermont man was finally been arrested after a two and a half year standoff with authorities. The bank had foreclosed on him, for failing to pay property taxes, but rather than be evicted he had holed himself up in his remote home. The sheriff hadn't pressed the issue—since it was civil matter, and because the man was considered a threat (he was associated with some extremist groups, referred to government authorities as "foreign agents," and had a felony conviction). Instead, he just kept a loose eye on the man's place, looking for a good opportunity.  Finally, the man made a rare excursion from his home. He had to go to the hospital to get treated for dog bites. After his release, he was arrested. Where were the dog bites from? From one of the dogs he had, allegedly, trained to attack law officers! Instead, it had bitten him, and led to his arrest.  Our actions have a way of catching up to us.

Reference: Associated Press, "Evictee goes out, is arrested," The Arizona Republic (3-25-02)

Cola and Bones

A study released by a researcher at Tufts University in Boston found that women who drink cola daily had lower bone mineral density in their hips, and are therefore in greater danger of suffering a fracture. It did no... [Read More]

Reference: "Cola consumption linked to weaker bones in women," Yahoo!News, 10/10/06

Heaven's Store

A woman had a dream in which she wandered into a shop at the mall and found Jesus behind a counter. He said to her, "You can have anything your heart desires." Astounded, but pleased, she began to list all k... [Read More]

Reference: Bill Thrall, Bruce McNichol, Ken McElrath, The Ascent of a Leader (John Wiley and Sons, 1999

Stranded

In Nova Scotia, three teenagers stole a boat. They took it for a ride, beached it, and then burned it—without realizing that they were on an island.

They were stranded. A Royal Canadian Mounted Police helicopter ... [Read More]

Reference: dumbcrooks.com (2003)

The First Movie

The first movie ever was simply a series of 12 photographs of a galloping horse.

In the 1870s there was a popular debate as to whether all four of a horse’s hooves left the ground during a gallop. Leland Stanford... [Read More]

[The Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume 24, 2002, "Motion Pictures," pp. 369-370; The World Book Encyclopedia, 2003, "Motion Picture," p. 864; "Eadweard Muybridge," wikipedia.org]