A Little Friday File Fun (03/28)

March 28, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand worth….

NICE “GUISE.”   They say that nice guys finish last, but a new study suggests a different conclusion.   A new study by Harvard researchers, results of which were published in the journal Nature, found that individuals that inflicted pain on teammates lost out consistently.   A result that was widely trumpeted as indicating that “nice guys” finish first.   In truth, while punishers fared poorly, it wasn’t necessarily the nice guys – the cooperators – who always finished first.  MORE at http://www.planadviser.com/research/article.php/1973

It may be too late for Easter – – – but you won’t believe the size of Amy, a three-year-old bunny, described as the world’s biggest rabbit.  MORE at http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/03_04/AmyRabbitLEWIS_468x695.jpg

– – – In Hartford, Connecticut , Garrett A. Dalton, 41, was spotted participating in a radio station’s contest for Hannah Montana concert tickets – – –   a contest in which the former state corrections officer had to carry an egg on a spoon – – – in drag, and with high heels   – – – in a 40-yard-dash – – – but it wasn’t his dress – – – or his failure to win the race that has gotten Garrett in hot water – – – it’s the fact that he had collected more than $5,000 in workers’ compensation – – – after he reported a work-related injury in June that should have kept him from running – – – much less in high heels – – – MORE at http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/ver/256.0/popup/index.php?cl=7131134

– – – In Modesto, California , an unnamed man stopped his white pickup to check out a map – – – got out of his vehicle – – – looked up – – – and saw a freight train barreling down oh him – – -you can see the result at http://media.modbee.com/smedia/2008/03/21/14/129-LIVE_p0321_21webtrainvstruck.embedded.prod_affiliate.11.jpg

- - - In Gilbert, Arizona , an unnamed car owner was trying to sell his car to an unnamed 42-year-old man - - - doing so, as it turns out right across the street from the police station - - - while a local TV crew was interviewing a police officer - - - when, without warning, the would-be buyer became a would-be car thief - - - jumping behind the steering wheel of the car - - - and driving away in full view of the police officer - - - and the news crew's cameras - - - you can see it happen at http://www.local6.com/news/15709484/detail.html#

- - - In El Paso, Texas , an unnamed 17-year-old girl drew the attention of the Border Patrol when she strolled into the U.S. border crossing carrying six enormous cans of vegetables - - - which, when x-rayed, turned out to contain 25 pounds of mariju.ana - - - you can see them at http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080320/capt.a6c60c2cf19b46819e383e9582c1871f.pot_in_a_can_dn106.jpg?x=180&y=212&q=85&sig=Jb3iGNe_qfI3Oy4V_q7Uew--

- - - In Athens, Tennessee , Michael Clark, 18, and Matthew Musnicki, also 18, were professing their love for their girlfriends by spray painting their intentions on an Interstate bridge here - - - but did not see Sheriff's Deputy Melissa Myers drive up - - - spotting Michael standing at the railing holding the rope with his friend dangling below - - - she told him to put his hands up, but he said he couldn't let go of the rope - - - then Matthew tossed the can of red spray paint and tried to escape - - - but got tangled in the rope - - - you can see him "hanging around" at http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20080318/capt.9aaa18a2869845a4be351f6f25631701.odd_hanging_around_ny126.jpg?x=365&y=345&sig=9yatstuVTq3B.hWnXLs4Lg--