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Posted 10 January 2007 - 03:52 PM

'Tigger' pounces on boy



An altercation between "Tigger" and a child at Walt Disney World has stolen the headlines in the US and featured on CBS's The Early Show.

The Monaco family from New Hampshire were enjoying a visit to Disney-MGM Studios when cameras captured Michael Fedelm, dressed as Tigger for a photocall, seemingly throwing a punch at the teenage son Jerry Jnr, TV station Local 6 reported.

"There is no question the costumed character hit the teen at Disney," said Local 6's Tiffany Tift. "But what is in question is the motive."

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 02:04 AM

I saw the video and it appears that the teeneger did something to tiggers back side. When you look at the video you will notice Tiggers right arm going into a protective defensice grab and then pulls the teen the other way to stop the teens arm from doing something to his back again.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:45 AM

I saw the video and it appears that the teeneger did something to tiggers back side. When you look at the video you will notice Tiggers right arm going into a protective defensice grab and then pulls the teen the other way to stop the teens arm from doing something to his back again.


I havent seen the video but i am sure there was a logical explanation

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:48 AM

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 09:12 AM

I havent seen the video but i am sure there was a logical explanation

http://www.local6.co...041/detail.html
The video is on the right side, just click on the play. Once its fully loaded check out the reaction of Tigger before he swings at the kid.

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 09:32 AM

I thought it was an accident.

he cant have much vision in that suit and it looked like he turned around and caught him by accident.. but what do i know

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:16 AM

Streaky sizzler



Three pigs on a Serbian farm broke out of their pen, trotted into the living room, knocked over the TV - and burned the house down.

The television tube burst, starting a fire that spread through the house in Temerin, 50 miles, north west of Belgrade, police said.

No people were hurt, but the pigs fried.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:16 AM

Teenager on carrot diet




A carrot-crunching student has set out to prove she can turn orange by feasting on the vegetables for a month.

Hayley Davison has vowed to eat carrots for breakfast, lunch and dinner for 30 days after an argument with her housemates about a condition known as carotenemia.

Experts say the condition, brought about by eating vast quantities of carrots, can colour a person's skin orange, and the 19-year-old university student has vowed to prove it.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:17 AM

Stamps finger-lickin' good


Stamps on sale in China to celebrate the Year of the Pig taste of sweet and sour pork.

Scratch the front and they smell sweet, lick the back and they taste sour. They are on sale ahead of their New Year on February 18.

Britain's Royal Mail launched the first "scratch 'n' sniff" stamp in 2001, which gave off eucalyptus aromas.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:19 PM

Puppy love on the rocks




Puppy love hit the rocks in India when a Hindu wedding ritual for 18 dogs was called off in the north-western town of Jaipur.

The "marriages" were to feature a procession, huge feast and special dance party, but were called off after protesters condemned them as cruel.

The organisers said they were sorry for hurting people's feelings - and would hold a beauty pageant for "unmarried dogs" instead.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:19 PM

Flying mice spark panic



When 80 mice escaped on a Saudi domestic flight the squeaks of panic drowned out the roar of the engines.

They had escaped from a bag on the overhead luggage rack and began dropping into the laps of the 100 panic-stricken passengers.

Authorities detained the owner of the bag after the aircraft landed in Tabuk, in the north west of the country.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:19 PM

Fry-up tattoo, anyone?

13 Jan, 12:20 PM


A tattoo artist is searching for a volunteer willing to have a full English breakfast inked on his head.

Blane Dickinson, of Penmaenmawr, north Wales, hopes to display his design, complete with a knife and fork behind each ear, at competitions across the UK.

The unusual tattoo would ideally feature eggs, bacon and sausages although Mr Dickinson, 32, says he is willing to accept variations to the theme, such as black pudding or meat-free options for vegetarians, but he feels the tattoo must be on someone's head to get the full effect.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:20 PM

Unwanted house move

13 Jan, 12:20 PM


A pensioner had all her belongings - down to her doormat, kitchen mop and lightbulbs - stolen by thieves who used them to furnish a derelict flat next door, it has been reported.

Ann Connell, 64, returned to her flat off Meadow Road, in Lambeth, south London, to find it had been totally stripped - apart from the former pub landlady's £1,500 engagement ring, which was found lying on the floor.

It is thought thieves overlooked it as they made off with everything else, from her 5ft carpet rug to three televisions, two coffee tables, a dining-room table and three-piece suite.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:20 PM

Snowball shipping conundrum




Three snowballs from Colorado have been bought on American eBay for £100 by Connecticut fireman Chris Hansen.

He said his daughters, aged 12, 14, and 16, got everything they wanted for Christmas - except snow.

Now Mary Walker, who auctioned off snow from two monster storms, is trying to figure out how to ship the snowballs 2,000 miles without their melting.

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 07:20 PM

Diets get spiced up



Slimmers are set to be offered a spicy alternative to the average weight-loss regime - the curry diet.

Healthy versions of kormas, jalfrezis and vindaloos are already stocked on supermarket shelves.

But one entrepreneur is now laying claim to the "world's first cholesterol-free, no added fat" curry sauces and ready meals.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 12:54 PM

Puppy love on the rocks




Puppy love hit the rocks in India when a Hindu wedding ritual for 18 dogs was called off in the north-western town of Jaipur.

The "marriages" were to feature a procession, huge feast and special dance party, but were called off after protesters condemned them as cruel.

The organisers said they were sorry for hurting people's feelings - and would hold a beauty pageant for "unmarried dogs" instead.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:34 AM

Fish 'n Flush loo




Forget reading the newspaper - people who want entertaining in the smallest room in the house could soon be able to buy a toilet that is also an aquarium.

The Fish 'n Flush is a clear aquarium that fits around a conventional toilet tank, offering entertainment as well as practicalities, according to its designers.

The aquarium, which is selling for 299 US dollars, has been developed in conjunction with a marine biologist to ensure the fish are not harmed when the toilet is flushed.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:34 AM

Pub diners after a bite to eat can now feast on rattlesnake.

Landlord Dick Morgan is serving up the reptile at his pub Ye Olde Dun Cow in Cowbit, Lincolnshire.

He imports the meat, which customers said tastes like tender chicken, from the US.

Also on the menu are zebra, crocodile and kangaroo, it was reported.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:35 AM

Officers hunting thieves who stole a sign, flags and flag poles from a North Carolina police station were led straight to the guilty pair - by a trail of cake crumbs.

Two robbers who attempted a break-in at the station in Sylva had earlier been drinking and eating birthday cake at a celebration in a restaurant.

Cake and icing at the scene of the theft was matched with that on two suspects, who were charged with breaking and entering.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:35 AM

Mole trap kills man




A retired building foreman in Germany trying to rid his garden of moles with electricity killed himself instead.

The 63-year-old, from Zingst, was found dead near a high-voltage cable and metal spikes forced into the ground.

Police said the 380-volt cable - which was enough to run a cement mixer - had failed to kill a single mole.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:09 PM

Panda 'too fat to have sex'

16 Jan, 10:21 AM


Chuang Chuang the Panda is just too heavy to have sex.

That is the conclusion of Thai authorities, who have put him on a strict diet as part of a long-running campaign to get him to mate with female partner Lin Hui at the Chiang Mai Zoo in northern Thailand.

"Chuang Chuang is gaining weight too fast and we found Lin Hui is no longer comfortable with having sex with him," said the zoo's chief veterinarian Kanika Limtrakul, adding that Chuang Chuang weighed 331 pounds while Lin Hui is only 253 pounds. As a result, zoo authorities are cutting out bamboo shoots in the daily meal for Chuang Chuang and giving the obese bear only bamboo leaves, Kanika said.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:09 PM

'Too tall' to ride

16 Jan, 10:21 AM


A woman was ordered off a bus for being too tall.

Former model Josephine Kime, 23, who is 5ft 11in, was not allowed on a bus in Kensington High Street in west London.

She complained to Transport for London (TfL) who apologised, saying there were no height restrictions for passengers.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:09 PM

Artist on the menu




When Chilean artist Marco Evaristti had a few friends around, they had a few bits of him - for dinner.

On the menu was his newest creation: agnolotti pasta and meatballs cooked with fat removed from his own body by liposuction.

A veteran at shock-art, in an earlier work Evaristti invited people to kill fish by pressing the button on a blender the fish were held in.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:10 PM

A council chief has apologised to a 37-year-old man after a social services worker left a rude message on his answerphone.

Father-of-two Mark Hobbs suffers from panic attacks and was referred to the Borough of Poole's adult social services by his doctor.

He forgot to return a registration form for an anxiety and stress management workshop and received an answerphone message referring to him insultingly. An employee had forgotten to hang up the phone.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 03:10 PM

147 Elvises live




They ain't nothin' but record-breakers, all 147 Elvis Presley impersonators singing Love Me Tender in the Australian outback town of Parkes.

They smashed the previous record - a mere 78 mustered by Collingwood in Canada - 15 years after Parkes hosted the biggest Elvis get-together in the southern hemisphere.

This year there was even a chapel for married couples to renew their vows before Dean Vegas - the only licensed Elvis-impersonating marriage celebrant in Australia.




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