A Little Friday File Fun (02/15)

February 15, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words....

Well, here’s a couple of thousand more!

POWER SUIT.   Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a microfiber fabric that generates its own electricity – making enough current to recharge a cell phone or ensure that a small MP3 music player never runs out of power, according to Reuters.   If made into a shirt, the fabric could harness power from its wearer simply from the movement of walking around or even from a slight breeze, according to a report in the journal Nature.  MORE at http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080213/full/news.2008.572.html 

Craig O’Connor, a Bensalem, Pennsylvania, furniture maker, says he’s found a block of wood that he chopped from a pine tree – – – a block on which he “found” an image of a Jesus-like figure with its arms outstretched – – – and tree rings that form a kind of halo around the figure’s head.  MORE at http://www.myfoxcolorado.com/myfox/photo_servlet?contentId=5742383&version=1&locale=EN-US&subtype=MIMG&siteId=1017&isP16=true

– – – In Kentish Town, North-West London , the route 24 Pimlico to Hampstead Heath bus had been diverted due to road closures – – – to a route that took it under a bridge – – – that apparently wasn’t built to accommodate a bus of that size – – – as one 40-year-old female witness said, “The bus went under the bridge and we heard this terrible crunching sound” – – – you can see it at http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_02/BusCrash2NAT_468x307.jpg

What do you get when you cross a lion with a tiger?   Apparently a very large cat – called a liger.   You can see “Oden,” a

small version, online at http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article798826.ece

Reason #51 why one shouldn’t wear headphones while riding a bike:   http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/ynews;_ylt=Ahjl6atVSVrqezXMP14oRbcuQE4F?ch=4226726&cl=6418457&lang=en

“I guess I should have realized my account was discretionary – now all I’ve got is these papers – what the heck is a fiduciary?”   Got the pension tension blues?   You can sing along at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osDAeoaA8IU

– – – In Leeds, U.K. , Aaron Glossop, 13, an audience member at Leeds City Varieties theatre there, claims to have caught a top-hat-wearing phantom – – – on film – – – http://editorial.jpress.co.uk/web/Upload/LEED//TH1_122200847varieties%20wicontrast.jpg

Pension Tension Blues

Here's one more ...

- - - In Spokane, Washington , Lawanda Hopkins has been charged with stealing money - - - from a Conoco station - - - from a jar - - - that was being used by a Shaw Middle School student raising money for an 8 th grade class field trip to Washington, DC - - - unfortunately for Lawanda, who went to some pains to avoid being obvious - - - first walking around the store, and after the clerk walked away, she picked up the jar - - - placed it behind her purse - - - and then put it inside her purse -- all in plain view of the surveillance camera.  MORE at http://www.krem.com/video/featured-index.html?nvid=216989