A Little Friday File Fun (10/26)

October 26, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand worth:

Da Vinci Code aficionados will appreciate the efforts of an Italian technology firm that has posted a high-resolution image of Da Vinci’s Last Supper on the Internet.   The digital imaging firm, called HAL9000 after the computer in Stanley Kubrick’s film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” posted the 16-billion pixel image on its Web site Saturday.  MORE at http://www.haltadefinizione.com/

The Washington State Patrol has been named America’s “Best-Dressed State Law Enforcement Agency” by the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors.   They have taken runner-up honors before, but this is the first year the attire has been recognized as tops in the country.   You can see why  HERE

They may not be able to “bend it like Beckham”, but “Robot Athletic Meet 2007” featured a number of robots playing soccer – some remote-controlled by their owners and others pre-programmed to respond to the ball’s movements.   You can see them at http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20071021/i/ra149740409.jpg

With Halloween just days away, you should check out some of the “extreme” things you can do with a pumpkin.   Check out this truly “extreme” pumpkin (video at bottom of page).  MORE at http://www.extremepumpkins.com/kersoaktoilp.html

In Sliver Springs Shores, Florida , Jeffery Mumani, 25, went to break into a CVS store here – – – removing an air conditioning cover and climbing into the air shaft – – – only to get stuck – – – and to remain stuck for about 10 hours – – – of course, he claimed that he had entered the shaft to find a cat that he said he heard inside – – – you can see Jeffery in his “predicament”  HERE

– – – In Lexington, Kentucky , some unknown thieves broke (actually, there were no signs of forced entry) into the Alfalfa restaurant here on Sunday night – – – and walked out with a safe – – – in sight of both the Fayette County Courthouse – – – and a police station – – – MORE at http://www.wkyt.com/home/headlines/10749831.html

– – – And finally, in Brookhaven, New York , Hafize Sahin, 27, was working the counter at her family’s business – – – Southaven Convenience – – – when a man strolled in – – – his face covered with a bandana – – – produced a gun, and demanded cash – – – Hafize, who is less than 5 feet tall and weighs just 90 pounds – – – stalled for a couple of minutes – – – then grabbed an axe from under the counter – – – and ran the would-be-thief out of the store – – – you can see events unfold  HERE