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HAT CREEK, Calif. – Are we alone?
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —
Baseball fans who sit six rows behind the third-base dugout at the Kansas City Royals’ stadium know they might have to duck a few foul balls.
But a Kansas man says it was a flying hot dog, not a baseball, that almost put his eye out last year.
John Coomer has filed a lawsuit against the Royals seeking more than $25,000 for injuries he sustained September 8 when he was smacked in the eye with a hotdog by the team’s mascot, Sluggerrr.
Coomer said the wayward wiener caused a detached retina and the development of cataracts in his left eye.
The Royals declined to comment Tuesday. The team is looking for someone new to wear the mascot’s large lion costume, spokesman Toby Cook says there’s “no connection” with the hot dog affair.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
There was a solar eclipse earlier this month — but it wasn’t visible anywhere on Earth.
Rather, a Japanese space probe in orbit around the moon got spectacular high-definition video of the sun being blocked — by the Earth, producing an otherworldly “diamond-ring” eclipse.
It may be only the third time such an eclipse has been viewed by terrestrials, human or otherwise.
[An American lunar lander got a blurry snapshot of a solar eclipse in 1967,
and two years later Apollo 12 astronauts got treated to the same thing on
their way back from the moon.]
The Kaguya, or Selene, probe was traveling from the dark to the light side of the moon on Feb. 9.
The sun rose over the moon’s surface, as usual, but on Feb. 9 it was just a thin ring surrounding darkness.
(The Earth’s disk is a bit smaller than the sun’s when viewed from the moon; on Earth, the moon just about covers the sun.)
In the video, only a small semi-circle is visible at first as the sun rises over the horizon.
The circle quickly expands, but before it’s complete the sun suddenly breaks forth from the lower right corner of the circle, filling the screen with light.
George Anthony who was reported missing was found early Friday morning at the Hawaii Motel on South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach. He had sending text messages to his family saying “he wanted to end his life. Authorities were able to find him by tracking pings from his cell phone.
No drugs or weapons were found in Anthony’s hotel room early Friday morning. He had other items with him at the hotel, but details weren’t released. Those items are being turned over to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
“We do know George Anthony is saying, ‘I don’t want to live anymore,'” Chitwood said.
Documents made public on Wednesday suggest Casey Anthony once joked about drugging Caylee.
A former boyfriend, Ricardo Morales, told investigators she had made jokes about giving Caylee baby medicine to put her to sleep, according to MyFOXOrlando.com. But he also said she seemed to have a normal relationship with her daughter.
VAIL, Colo. — The guy who ended up dangling upside down from a ski lift with his bare bottom whistling in the wind probably doesn’t want to hear any “ski bum” jokes. Vail Resorts said the 48-year-old man wasn’t injured and was rescued after about seven minutes. His name hasn’t been released.
Resort officials have said only that the man was trying getting on the Blue Ski Basin lift on New Year’s Day. They haven’t said what went wrong.
Resort workers stopped the lift, backed it up about 10 or 12 feet and rescued the man.
Bystanders snapped photos and posted them the Internet, showing a man who looks to be hanging by one ski boot, his ski pants and underwear apparently snagged in the chair and reaching no farther than his knees.
Vail spokeswoman Liz Biebl confirmed the photos on one site were in fact the victim.