A Little Friday File Fun (04/24)

April 24, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand…

– – – Near Webster Massachusetts , officials have found that the name of a local lake has been misspelled for years, though you can hardly blame them – – – the lake has an Indian name, one that means ‘The fishing place at the boundaries, the neutral meeting ground’ – – – and as it turns out, the signage was written with an O at letter 20 in place of a U and an H at letter 38 instead of an N – – – the name?   Well, many locals have chosen to simply refer to it as Lake Webster – – – because the official name is Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg – – – you can see the sign at http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/04/21/article-1172407-0493ED28000005DC-483_468x330.jpg

– – – In Detroit, Michigan , an unnamed 57-year-old was looking out her window at the house of her next-door neighbor, Leola Brock-Reese – – – after an alarm went off, signaling that a break-in was in process there – – – that that point spotting her at the window, one of the three perpetrators fired a shot at her – – – that smashed through her window pane – – – and then struck her – – – more precisely, struck the underwire of her bra – – – where it was deflected – – – you can see a video report at http://www.counton2.com/cbd/news/national/article/detroit_womans_bra_stops_bullet/23868/

A life-sized game of dominos (so to speak).  

If you can't view the above video, try  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW6ffXYI-_k

Something to keep in mind the next time you order pizza delivery...or maybe not.  

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18KzwK5gMtA

Next time you think you're on a crowded train…

If you can't see the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKOEQVgONh0

Sometimes you ought to just leave well enough alone.  

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqa9VqiaUgg

TRIVIAL PURSUITS:  "The Witch Doctor" was recorded by songwriter and singer Ross Bagdasarian - who is better known by the name under which he recorded that song, and as a member of the group he formed later that year - and with whom he topped the charts later that same year (1958).  

What was that group?  

Ross Bagdasarian recorded under the name David Seville - and he topped the charts again with a new "group" at the end of the year - with "The Chipmunk Song."

You can see them sing "The Witch Doctor" at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBMEZvZSWFQ

Or watch it below: