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December 20, 2011

Another Celebrity Death Rumor…

Bon Jovi has been rumored to have passed away.  “Jon Bon Jovi was found dead last night after law enforcement officials found him unresponsive in a New Jersey hotel. This terrible news comes only months after actor Adam Sandler died in a terrible snowboarding accident and Will Smith fell off of a cliff while mountain climbing in New Zealand.”

This kind of rumors may seem funny to those who spread them, but it’s a relief to find out first hand from the 80’s frontman that he is still alive and kicking.  He even posted a picture and held up a sign that reads…  “Heaven Looks a lot like New Jersey”, even included the date and time on his sign.

Heaven Looks a lot like New Jersey

In addition I saw a report in Yahoo saying his death is indeed a rumor see below:

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi wants duped fans to know he’s not dead, and he has posted a photo proving it.

False reports of the New Jersey-born musician’s death spread online after a fake news release surfaced on social media sites.

Bon Jovi is shown in a picture on his Facebook page holding a sign that reads, “Heaven looks a lot like New Jersey.” Below that is scrawled Monday’s date.

Bon Jovi was performing at a charity concert that night at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. His publicist confirmed Bon Jovi was alive and well and playing the show.

December 1, 2011

Kidnapper suing?

I read this article and being that this is a site for odd news I decided to share this article with you.  I scratch my head when I read that someone that committed a crime would even dare suing.  Maybe these people think that crime pays.

Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP)

A man who held a Kansas couple hostage in their home while fleeing from authorities is suing them, claiming they broke an oral contract made when he promised them money in exchange for hiding him from police. The couple has asked a judge to dismiss the suit.

Jesse Dimmick of suburban Denver is serving an 11-year sentence after bursting into Jared and Lindsay Rowley’s Topeka-area home in September 2009. He was wanted for questioning in the beating death of a Colorado man and a chase had begun in in Geary County.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/skb0Rl ) reported that Dimmick filed a breach of contract suit in Shawnee County District Court, in response to a suit the Rowleys filed in September seeking $75,000 from him for intruding in their home and causing emotional stress.

Dimmick contends he told the couple he was being chased by someone, most likely the police, who wanted to kill him.

“I, the defendant, asked the Rowleys to hide me because I feared for my life. I offered the Rowleys an unspecified amount of money which they agreed upon, therefore forging a legally binding oral contract,” Dimmick said in his hand-written court documents. He wants $235,000, in part to pay for the hospital bills that resulted from him being shot by police when they arrested him.

Neighbors have said the couple fed Dimmick snacks and watched movies with him until he fell asleep and they were able to escape their home unharmed.

Dimmick was convicted in May 2010 of four felonies, including two counts of kidnapping. He was sentenced to 10 years and 11 months on those charges. He was later sent to a jail in Brighton, Colo., where he is being held on eight charges, including murder, in connection of with the killing of Michael Curtis in September 2009. A preliminary hearing originally scheduled for Dec. 6 has been rescheduled for April 12. No plea has been entered in the case.

Robert E. Keeshan, an attorney for the Rowleys, filed a motion denying there was a contract, but said if there was it would not have been binding anyway.

“In order for parties to form a binding contract, there must be a meeting of the minds on all essential terms, including and most specifically, an agreement on the price,” he wrote.

Keeshan said the contract also would have been invalid because the couple agreed to let Dimmick in the home only because they knew he had a knife and suspected he might have a gun.

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Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

November 2, 2011

Police Sues over bagel served with pubic hair

Filed under: Bloody Bizarre,Oodles of Oddities,World of Weird — Tags: , , , , — Carmeloy @ 7:49 am

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – A police officer is suing a New Jersey delicatessen and its cook, who admitted stuffing body hair into the officer’s bagel sandwich in revenge for a traffic arrest.

The lawsuit filed by Patrolman Jeremy Merck of the Evesham, New Jersey, Police Department seeks unspecified damages from Good Foods to Go in Marlton, New Jersey, and its cook, Ryan Burke, for an incident that occurred in February 2010.

Merck ordered an egg, cheese and turkey bagel and after eating part of it, he found it “was adulterated with pubic, chest or other human hair,” the lawsuit said.

Merck sought medical help and was checked for communicable diseases at a hospital, his attorney, Bruce Zamost, said on Friday. None was detected.

Burke, who served Merck the sandwich, was later charged with aggravated assault, retaliation against a public servant and food tampering. He ultimately served 15 days in jail.

According to a police report from the criminal case, “Burke admitted to tearing out hairs from his chest and his pubic area and placing them on Ptl. Merck’s sandwich out of anger due to the fines and lawyers fees he had from the prior arrest in 2009.”

In 2009, Merck charged Burke with traffic offenses. Burke later complained the traffic case cost him $4,400.

“Burke admitted that he did not like Ptl. Merck as a result of that incident and expressed that he shouldn’t have to see Ptl. Merck at Good Foods to Go,” the police report continued.

A woman who answered the phone at the headquarters of the restaurant chain declined to comment on reports Burke was fired after the sandwich incident. The restaurant’s lawyer, Mark Sander, could not be reached for comment on Friday.

Zamost said no trial date has been set for the civil case but it would likely begin next year.

(Editing by Barbara Goldberg and Jerry Norton)

August 18, 2011

Jackie Chan… 9 lives?

Filed under: Oodles of Oddities — Tags: , , , — Carmeloy @ 7:06 am

This is not the first time Jackie Chan was reported dead.   After being sucked into this type of hoax a couple of times I don’t know if next time I would believe such reports.  I was relieved after finding out that this wasn’t true.  One thing about spreading someone’s death is that this person can immediately crush these rumors through social networks.

“Jackie is alive and well. He did not suffer a heart attack and die, as was reported on many social networking sites and in online news reports … Jackie is fine and is busy preparing for the filming of his next movie,” reported his verified Twitter and Facebook accounts.

In the event that it was the other way around where Jackie Chan really passes away, I will not be surprised if someone spreads a rumor that he is “Alive”.  Some Fans can’t accept the death of their idol to the point that they believe it, and always agree to a “conspiracy theory”.  Take for example the death of Bruce Lee, Michael Jackson or Elvis Presley, to this day some people think that they are still alive.

April 5, 2011

Lionfish’s New Natural Predator

This is an interesting twist in the cycle of life under the see.  I have been a salt water aquarium owner for about 2 years now and I’ve always wanted to own a Lionfish but it is a bit expensive.  I know that these fishes have a very limited to no natural predators and that is why they thrive.  I saw this article in NatGeo and read that in the Honduras local dive masters who are familiar with the sharks decided to try to turn them on to eating invasive lionfish.

As for a Natural Predator if these fish weren’t spiky we as humans probably could be one of them.  Who knows maybe there could be some of us that eats them and it’s just not published.  Maybe in Japan they can come up with a sushi for this fish.  I will search for this and update you when I find a topic regarding lionfish as food for us.

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