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Man Dives 50 Feet for 20 Dollars
$20 blew out of Mark Giorgio's hand when he was crossing a bridge. So he followed it.

Prisoners Train as Crocodile Handlers
Five prisoners from Darwin Correction Centre in Northern Australia are currently involved in an 11-week rehabilitation pilot scheme.

Mosquito Dance Track
The Mosquito anti-teenager device has theoretically already been used as a ring tone. Now it's being made into a dance track - 'Buzzin' - which mixes two tracks, one normal, and one using the Mosquito technology.

Chess Championship Split Over Loo Breaks
Viktor Kramnik of Russia has been accused of cheating during his multiple toilet breaks. He and Veselin Topalov are playing for the title of world chess champion and the bathrooms are the only area not under video surveillance.
(Thanks, Accipiter.)

Ethnic Games End in Cross-dressing and Gang Violence
After several contestants in the women's dragon-boat racing event were described as "big women with Adam's apples", it was found that they were men in wigs. Then a dispute over a wrestling final sparked off a violent brawl.
(Thanks, LaMa.)

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Posted on Mon Oct 02, 2006


That man in the true meaning of the sense is idiotic. He could have been seriously injured.

Interesting method of rehabilitation.They can all train to to handle crocs. Sadly, Steve Irwin is dead. He coud really have helped with the training.

Thinking about the chess one. You could cheat but how?
Posted by J  on  Mon Oct 02, 2006  at  10:19 AM
Yah, I don't get how he would even be able to cheat in the bathroom.
Posted by Razela  in  Chicago, IL  on  Mon Oct 02, 2006  at  11:25 AM
For a lower level championship he could be using a wireless device to communicate with someone on the outside who is inputting the moves into a chess program. But for the World Championship, unless the cohort was accessing Deep Blue, the computer wouldn't be capable of even competing at that level.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Mon Oct 02, 2006  at  12:03 PM
Kramnik, get hold of Deep Blue!

Seriously,Charybidis, thanks.Nice name anyway.
Posted by J  on  Tue Oct 03, 2006  at  09:14 AM
$20 IS a lot when you're broke xD

My car needed to be jump started yesterday, and this guy told me he would only do it for $20, and I'm like "hell no" as that's more than it costs me for gas for a week...

So I turned to this guy right by us, and he offered to do it for free... totally pissed off the tow truck man, and ALL over $20. *nod*
Posted by Mera  on  Tue Oct 03, 2006  at  09:30 AM
As far as the cheating at chess goes, Kramnik could just have been talking over options with someone over a cell phone. Even if the other person(s) is/were not of his caliber they could have sparked a line of thought that he had overlooked before. This could even be a chess program that isn't Deep Blue, all that is required is to shake up his thinking and he can come up with something he had missed because he is in a rut.
Posted by Christopher Cole  on  Tue Oct 03, 2006  at  06:34 PM
Maybe he is going into to bathroom and talking to "Little Viktor"
Posted by Grain  in  Bay Area, CA  on  Thu Oct 05, 2006  at  10:30 AM
Well are these interesting news or what? It's almost attractive to be a prisoner, you get chances to do and to see many things. It's not clear for me if those prisoners offered volunteers in crocodile handling.
Posted by Long Term Drug Rehab  on  Fri Jun 22, 2007  at  03:42 AM
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