Friday, January 05, 2007

Weekly Review 1/5/07

  • 3,500 cattle are believed to have frozen on rangeland in southeastern Colorado, creating a surplus of cubed steak.

  • Pieces of a Russian rocket reentered the atmosphere over parts of Wyoming. NASA reports it was shot down by Dick Cheney.

  • A million-dollar stone sculpture, intended to remind future generations of the Earth's fragility, collapsed just three months after its unveiling in Georgia. The artist quickly changed the metaphor of his project to remind future generations of Jimmy Carter’s presidency.

  • A Connecticut DMV instructor is charged with coercing a woman to strip in exchange for passing her driver's test. The instructor argues the woman misunderstood when he instructed her to put her top down to pass.

  • Toyota is developing a car that detects drunken drivers and automatically shuts down if sensors pick up signs of excessive alcohol. It is also working on a similar product for men at the bar.

  • A woman is suing Oprah Winfrey’s studio, alleging she was pushed down stairs in a rush for seats during a TV taping. Winfrey’s attorneys offered a cash settlement and free tickets to the Jerry Springer Show.

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