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Statue of Jesus Shoots Sparks
Visitors to the Liverpool Academy of Art have claimed that a sculpture of Jesus has shot sparks from its eyes. 'Cleansing of the Temple' by Brian Burgess is a steel and bronze statue. Some visitors have also apparently gone into a trance whilst kneeling at the base of the sculpture. The artist says: "I worked on the piece for about a year but I never saw any sparks apart from those coming from the welding torch."
Forum thread here.
(Thanks, Madmouse.)

Snorkeler Mistaken for Rodent
John William Cheesman was shot in the face whilst diving when a 60-year-old man mistook him for a nutria - a type of water-dwelling South American rodent. The shooter, William Roderick, has been charged with assault, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Bald Hall of Fame
This website features a gallery of celebrities. Bald.
Posted by Boo on Tue Feb 13, 2007

May I be the first to say: What an ugly sculpture. I mean, honestly. And I know how difficult sculpture is, but that's just absolutely horrifying.
Posted by Dracul  on  Tue Feb 13, 2007  at  08:33 PM
Isn't man kind and religion a wonderfull thing?

"My X-Box started bleeding real blood and shows images of jesus on my TV when I pause a game"

Head-ache.... big head-ache, stop adding to it.

I belive in UFO's after seeing one for myself and I do belive in Aliens but my belife is not based on my experiance.

A religious icon doing something out of the ordinary, the idea has been done to death, but I personaly have never seen such a thing, so I cannot belive it.
Posted by DJ_Canada  in  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada  on  Wed Feb 14, 2007  at  04:51 AM
Dracul, I agree the statue is ugly but I wonder: it is because of the camera angle?
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Wed Feb 14, 2007  at  01:49 PM
I'd say it's the camera angle. The image on their website shows it from the front and it's not as hideous. In fact, I think it's rather cool looking.

Posted by Charybdis  in  in Hell  on  Wed Feb 14, 2007  at  02:03 PM
No - it's still hideous. And the bald pix are fake, to a great extent.
Posted by Byron Taylor  on  Thu Feb 15, 2007  at  08:48 AM
I just went back to the site to look at the picture again and noticed one of the side notices talked about Milli Vanilli getting a movie done about their career. Or, maybe that report is a hoax about a hoax.

The bald pics look photoshopped or otherwise doctored for the most part. I think they are to just give you an idea what the various "famous" people would look like sans hair. I would have prefered real bald people to show that getting bald isn't the end of the world.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Sat Feb 17, 2007  at  05:13 PM
Actually, if I would be seeing sparks I'd go to my eyedoctor. Ablation of the cornea in early stages may lead to seeing sparks or white spots.
Posted by Prior of the Penguins  in  Antarctica  on  Thu Mar 01, 2007  at  07:59 AM
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