A Little Friday File Fun (11/28)

November 28, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...

Well, here’s a couple of thousand…

– – – In Phoenix, Arizona , Rosemary Alvarez started experiencing numbness in her arm and blurred vision – – – she had gone to the emergency room twice and had a cat scan – – – but everything came up clear – – -doctors thought they were looking at a brain tumor – – – but before surgery they took a closer look at an MRI – – – and discovered something very disturbing – – – in her brain stem – – – a worm – – – and there’s a video (btw, they removed it, and don’t think there will be any lasting problems for Rosemary) – – – 

If you can’t view the above video, try  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6HqWZ7Iq8Q

Every so often you read of these amazing stories where two animal species that don't normally get along form a special bond of friendship - - - that seems to be the case with Toby and Sheila - - - who apparently have a bond that could last - - - forever….well, sort of.

Toby and Sheila - true love never "dies".

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96xRToUdzD0

- - - InPerth,Australia, if two heads are better than one, then a kitten named Quasimodo is off to a fine start - - -

If you can't view the above video, try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVPEk3pjOFc

And here's a couple of thousand more...

- - - In Leavenworth, Kansas , an unnamed 49-year-old man pried an ATM loose from a credit union there about 2 a.m. on a Sunday morning, using a stolen skid loader - - - then, in an attempt to bust open the boosted ATM - - - he decided to use the skid loader to drop the machine down a 50-foot wooded embankment - - - but then, apparently forgot to let go - - - and then took a wild ride down the embankment from the skid loader cage - - - as the man, skid loader, and 3,000-lb. ATM tumbled downhill through the woods and landed near two semi-trailers - - - you can see the aftermath at http://media.kansascity.com/smedia/2008/11/24/14/900-bobcat_photo.embedded.prod_affiliate.81.jpg

- - - In Upper Moreland, Pennsylvania , Adam Ballingall, 25, was arrested over Halloween along with some friends, after they were spotted by police smoking mari.juana - - - now, as it turns out, Adam was also charged with cocaine possession, disorderly conduct, and possession of drug paraphernalia - - - and, best of all, he was already dressed for the occasion - - - MORE at http://i.cdn.turner.com/trutv/thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art4/1121081jail1.jpg

One of the best TV episodes of all time (IMHO) - "Turkeys Away" - came from WKRP in Cincinnati's first year on the air.  
Now, I perhaps should have remembered it for Thanksgiving week - but if you remember the series, you'll enjoy this replay.   If you've never seen it - well, you won't want to miss this.

If you can't view the above video, try http://video.yahoo.com/watch/4008247/10850754

TRIVIAL PURSUITS:   Oddly enough, the famous "Turkeys Away" WKRP episode (see  Turkeys Away ) was (at least loosely) based on a real event!   Do you know what/where it happens?

Back in 1945, Yellville, Arkansas inaugurated the "Turkey Trot Festival" which included a wild turkey calling contest, a turkey target shoot, a Miss Drumsticks Pageant and - a live turkey release from the roof of the courthouse.   In the 1960s this was replaced by the Turkey Drop.

According to RoadsideAmerica.com, the thinking behind the toss/drop was that most of the turkeys would escape into the wild and thereby increase the local population. The problem is that wild turkeys can't fly very well. The resulting splattering and chasing (of the turkeys that did land safely) drew unwelcome national media attention in the 1970s and 1980s, and since 1990, Yellville has officially divorced itself of the Turkey Drop - though it still happens every year. The town's position is that mysterious planes just show up over the festival every October and drop turkeys (although the drop point has been moved to the south edge of town so that the pilots don't violate FAA altitude regulations). Four or five drops take place each day, with one to three turkeys per trip.

MORE at http://www.yellville.com/turkeytrot.html