A Little Friday File Fun (05/18)

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words....

Well, here’s a couple of thousand:

The good folks at the Mayo Clinic have designed what they called a “vertical workstation” – a desk fitted over a standard treadmill.   Moreover, they persuaded 15 obese people to work at the workstation – – – and said that, on average, their overweight volunteers burned 100 calories more every hour while walking slowly (1 mile per hour) than sitting in a chair – – – you can see this contraption online at http://news.yahoo.com/photo/070515/photos_od/2007_05_15t134019_450x358_us_obesity_desks_1;_ylt=AqhxPRv_mVDD3oYG95d.Op8Z.3QA


In The Colony, Texas , Rod Mathes was looking out his front patio door earlier this week during the middle of a violent storm – – – and caught a great picture of two kids walking in the rain – – – and a near lightning strike of same – – – MORE at http://www.wfaa.com/video/wfaageneral-index.html?nvid=143996


– – – Near Corpus Christi, Texas , an unnamed 18-year-old was spotted by police driving a stolen SUV – – – so, they gave pursuit – – – then the 18-year-old driver seemed to play a “cat and mouse game” with the deputy – – – at times escalating to speeds of 80 mph – – – before slowing down next to the deputy – – – then he either decided to finally lose the deputy – – – or just took a turn too fast – skidded along the railing (like a skateboarder, according to witnesses) – – and wound up hanging 30 feet in the air between the Interstate 35 North exit ramp and Interstate 37 – – – for about 3 hours – – – at a 90-degree angle – – – while firemen worked to rescue him – – – you can see him at http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA051207.01B.crazy_crash.35ae911.html


– – – In Dearborn Heights, Michigan , Edward Sanchez and his wife cooked up a batch of “special” brownies – – – then, concerned that they were dying – – – called 911 – – – in a recorded call that illustrates better than any DARE presentation the dangers of drugs – – – oh, and Edward happens to be a police officer – – – you can hear the call at http://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/player.aspx?aid=99441&bw =  

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