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~~ NEWPORT, R.I. (Reuters) A toddler brought a bag of pot to his day care-center, leading to the arrest of his mother and her boyfriend. Melissa Connell, 21, and Christopher McKinney, 24, are being charged with child neglect in family court. In addition, McKinney faces a charge of possession with intent to deliver marijuana. Police said that the toddler showed up with a bag of marijuana he got off the kitchen table. After being alerted by a day-care teacher, police got a warrant to search the couple's apartment yesterday afternoon. Police said that they seized an ounce of marijuana, several smaller bags, a pipe and $800.

.....this gives a whole new meaning to bringing in something for show and tell!!

Joke stolen from: Midge's News

~~ KEY LARGO, Fla. (Reuters) - Bystanders lobbed bricks and rocks at a stolen sport utility vehicle, injuring a carjacking suspect who led police on a dangerous high-speed chase through the upper Florida Keys. The suspect forced several motorists off the road as he sped through the island chain along Highway U.S. 1 at over 100 mph (160 kph), sometimes driving on the wrong side of the road, sheriff's deputies said. The televised chase covered at least 40 miles (64 km) and ended after deputies spiked the fleeing vehicle's tires, flattening them. The suspect drove for several miles on the rims of the tires, then pulled off the road and jumped out.

.....must not be too many things going on in Key Largo for entertainment....

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~~ Bogota - Talk about the gang that couldn't shoot straight! Seven naked drug-runners were nabbed off Colombia's coast after they dumped millions of dollars worth of cocaine into the ocean, doused themselves with gasoline, and then rammed a U.S. Navy vessel with their speedboat. A statement from the Colombian Navy said the kamikaze-style traffickers, who may have sampled a bit too much of their own merchandise, were arrested in one of the wackiest drug busts in recent memory. American sailors aboard the USS De Werth had spotted the men and what they suspected to be their cocaine-laden boat. As the De Werth closed in on them, the smugglers dumped 40 packets, each containing 50 pounds (22.5 kg) of cocaine, into the water. They then stripped naked and poured gasoline over themselves, to wash off any traces of the white powder drug. The men then tried to sink their boat by plowing into the De Werth. The cocaine was recovered. (Reuters)

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~~ STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish man got dragged into the swirling brushes of a giant car wash and came out with four broken ribs, a Swedish newspaper reported. The 60-year-old man was using a high- pressure hose to clean his bus when the hose accidentally hit a sensor and activated the brushes, which trapped it. As the man fought to free the hose, his foot got stuck and he was pulled in and pinned against one of the machine's rotating bristles. It said a court awarded 6,000 crowns ($570) compensation to the man who was rescued after someone heard his screams and pushed the machine's emergency stop button.

.....now it would be safe to say this guy was not having a very good day!!

Joke stolen from: Midge's News

~~ Wellington - Deep in the heart of rural New Zealand, a few cows are producing a super-frothy milk to the delight of the cafe set -- and the surprise of the dairy industry. Variations in milk have not always made it easy for latte or cappuccino drinkers to get the frothy frill they expect with their coffee. Scientists have been working on the problem, but now around 1500 cows on seven farms in remote Owhangao in the central North Island have been found to naturally produce frothy milk all year round. It is expected they can process up to 5000 liters of the milk a day -- enough to satisfy the taste-buds of about 50,000 latte-lovers. (Reuters)