A Little Friday File Fun (10/31)

October 31, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a thousand…

– – – In Adelaide, Australia, an unnamed man has managed to wrap a $250,000 360 Modena Ferrari around a light pole here – – – both he and his passenger were able to walk away – – – but the pole is “basically up where the gear stick should be” – – – MORE at http://www.news.com.au/common/imagedata/0,,6322150,00.jpg

OK, so it’s not a picture…but still….earlier this week the Transportation Security Administration said that airline passengers will likely be able to carry large (well, bigger than 3 oz) bottles of liquids on airplanes some time next year – – – though you’ll still have to remove liquids from carry-on bags at airport checkpoints and put them through X-ray machines separately.  MORE at http://www.tsa.gov/blog/

Some stuff perfect for Halloween....

- - - In Nottingham, UK , in the medieval dungeons beneath Nottingham Old Court House, museum caretaker Chris Sole has snapped a picture of what appears to be the floating image of a woman - - - an apparition that he says might be Maid Marian waiting for Robin Hood - - - You can see it at http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/weird/article1865455.ece

Here's a gallery of dogs being tor,tured….er, costumed….for Halloween during the 18th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade canine costume contest Sunday Oct. 26, 2008 in New York..  MORE at http://www.examiner.com/Slideshows.html?slideshowID=1722

Here's an interesting (and creepy) little photo montage titled "Halloween in the Time of Cholera").  MORE at http://www.wired.com/culture/art/multimedia/2008/10/gallery_old_halloween?slide=8&slideView=4

That's the way the ball bounces...

If you can't see the above video, try http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Big_Beach_Ball_Drops_On_Dallas_Dallas-Fort_Worth.html

It's Halloween, after all...

If you can't see the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj1I1GH8ADw

Here's something that could make you feel very good - - - or just a little bit creepy.   Seems that an as yet unnamed male individual took a woman's cellphone - - - and that as yet unnamed male individual then took a picture of himself with the cell phone - - - and the cell phone company was able to access the phone's SIM card, remotely - - - and has now been able to give police a copy of that photo - - - which you can now take a look at http://www.wkfs.com/cc-common/mlib/1209/10/1209_1225128697.jpg

Al Capone is often given credit for the phrase "vote early and vote often," but in reality it was another famous Chicagoan.  

Do you know who?  

It was William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson , mayor of Chicago from 1915 to 1923 and again from 1927 to 1931.