Florida Woman Says Her Chest Too Big To Perform Field-Sobriety Test

[This is one of the craziest articles I’ve posted.  Some people will do/say anything to avoid a DUI ….flagranny2]

A woman was arrested in Martin County after failing a DUI field-sobriety test during which she blamed the size of her breasts for being unable to perform the tasks.

 

 

 

Read more: http://www.wesh.com/news/30370444/detail.html#ixzz1lSOet7Ez

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20 America’s Most Literate Cities (obviously none are included in the 10 states running out of smart people!)

Top 20 most literate cities:

Found at  http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/education/30297217/detail.html

 20. Virginia Beach, VA

 19.  Honolulu CDP, HI

 18.  Baltimore, MD

 17.  New Orleans, LA

 16.  Raleigh, NC

 15.  Oakland, CA

 14.  Kansas City, MO

 13.  Cleveland, OH

 12.  St. Paul, MN

 11.  Portland, OR

 10.  Denver, CO

  9.   San Francisco, CA

  8.   St. Louis, MO

  7.   Cincinnati, OH

  6.  Pittsburgh, PA

  5.  Boston, MA

  4.  Atlanta, GA

  3.  Minneapolis, MN

  2.  Seattle, WA

  1.  Washington, D.C.  (From my perspective I feel this one belongs in the list with “States running out of smart people”….flagranny2) 🙂

10 States running out of smart people

Top 10 states running out of smart people

Read more at   http://www.wesh.com/slideshow/irresistible/28521271/detail.html

 10. Utah

  9. Texas

  8.  Iowa

  7.  Wyoming

  6.  Arizona

  5.  Alaska

  4.  Idaho

  3.  Oklahoma

  2.  Michigan

  1.  Colorado

Now I’ll see if I can try and find the states with the “smartest” peopleflagranny2 🙂

Man Sues For $25,000 Over Hot Dog Injury – Irresistible News Story – WESH Orlando

Well I’ll be doggon, just when you think it is safe to attend a baseball game…flagranny2

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. 

4 Men With Turtle Flee Deputies/Arson Victim blames VooDoo-2 articles I thought you might enjoy

Source: Wesh2.com
June 9, 2009

COCOA BEACH, Fla.Four men led Brevard deputies on a chase that began on the Beachline and ended up on an Interstate 95 on-ramp, said authorities.

OCOEE, Fla. — Arson Victim Says She Was Threatened With Voodoo

Skiier Caught Dangling Bare-Bottomed on Lift

Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Associated Press – Foxnews.com 

The picture says it all !!!!….flagranny2

There must be an easier way to get on a ski lift??

There must be an easier way to get on a ski lift??

 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.

Girl’s Disease Turning Skin to Stone

Friday, August 01, 2008
Fox News

11 year old girl suffers from rare health condition that causes one’s skin to turn to stone…….
[This is a rare disease I have never heard of but certainly can image how hard it must be on her parents to watch and the digression of their daughter’s condition…. ]   

Young girl’s skin is turning to stone as she suffers from a rare, incurable disease called acute systemic scleroderma, Scotland’s Daily Record reported Thursday.

The autoimmune disorder means Hope Barrie’s body produces too much collagen, causing her skin to tighten and harden.

It is difficult for the 11-year-old from Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, to move around, and she has already had to give up one passion.

“I loved playing the violin and it would be amazing to start playing again,” Hope said.

Hope suffers from the systemic version of the disease, which starts out with poor circulation in the fingers and progresses to thickening of the skin, according to the International Scleroderma Network’s Web site. The disease may even spread to her organs.

As the disease progresses, the hardening of the skin makes it difficult to move fingers and toes, and open the mouth. It also can form scar tissue around the internal organs.

In America, the disease affects about 300,000 individuals [ which in my opinion is too many not be aware of ] many of whom are females between the ages of 30- to 50-years-old at the disease’s onset, according to the International Scleroderma Network.

Hope’s family told the newspaper they’re hoping that pioneering stem cell treatments being done in the U.S. may also help Hope, who is currently undergoing chemotherapy to fight the disease.

Although there is no cure for scleroderma, researchers at Virginia Mason Research Center and Duke University Medical Center are working with a stem cell procedure that has been shown to reverse the symptoms of the disease.

Emily Woods, of Plano, Texas, had the experimental procedure in 2006, according to a New York Times article. Within six months, the 87-pound mother — who had been close to death — was back on her feet and enjoying her daughter, the article said.

The transplant process involves doctors removing the stem cells from a patient’s own blood cells and returning them to the body, where it is hoped they will regenerate.

Click here to read the full story from the Daily Record

[ I know I came across “Gastroparesis” when a good friend of mine called and told me she had been diagnosed with this condition and I was just recently diagnosed with a condition called “hyperparathyroidism”.  It just makes you wonder how many diseases there are that we don’t know about.  I’m thinking of starting a blog on rare conditions that need public awareness.  If anyone would like to help me work on this project just let me know……flagranny2 ]