A Little Friday File Fun (08/03)

August 3, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words....

Well, here’s a couple of thousand:

Not that recent gas prices have fostered a desire to use premium fuel – but in case you were wondering.   MORE at  


The Ten Worst Disasters of the Century (according to Popular Mechanics).   MORE at http://www.popularmechanics.com/10disasters

Croatians get a chance to get up close and personal with a “bolide” meteor (a bright meteor that explodes or strikes the earth).   You can see it at http://dnevnik.hr/naslovnica/vijesti/hrvatska/20070726_21921_61602.php

– – – In Indianapolis, Indiana , Shawn Ayers, 31, and Nicholas Declouette, 43, met, connected, and decided to   – – – well, get amorous – – – in the middle of the day, parked in front of Cookies Child Care, a day care center – – – that drew some obvious attention – – – and the summoning of a policeman – – – who noted that he “stood there for approximately two minutes, and they were so engrossed in their recreational activity that they did not notice me.”   You can see the adoring couple – – – and read the police report (warning: it’s a tad explicit) at http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2007/0801072daycare1.html

– – – In Sunrise, Florida , an unnamed woman apparently decided to fake a fall in the aisle of a grocery store – – – a deception that the store manager fortunately uncovered – – – by watching a surveillance tape of the woman putting oil on the floor to create the slippery conditions.   You can also watch it at http://www.tampabays10.com/video/news/?aid=45820&sid=60313

– – – On a 40-mile stretch of the Suwannee River between Suwannee and Manatee Springs, Florida, “People and sturgeons are colliding” – – – according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission official Karen Parker – – – within the last 24 months, wildlife experts have documented more than 12 random strikes there – – – most recently some teenage jet skiers and a 200-pound sturgeon – – – MORE at http://www.local6.com/problemsolvers/13775665/detail.html#

– – – In Milwaukee, Wisconsin , three unnamed guys broke into a Citgo station there, planning to haul away an ATM – – – they backed their GMC Suburban through the store’s front door – – – and went to pull it out – – – but the machine was bolted to the floor – – – so they tied a rope around the machine and the Suburban’s bumper – – – no luck – – – all of which was captured on video.   MORE at http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/8777087.html