Showing posts with label News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label News. Show all posts

Friday, July 18, 2008

A snake was found in a washing machine

What would you do if you find a snake in your washing machine? Huh! Are you kidding? How could a snake get into the washing machine? Well, that's what I was thinking when I was reading a news article about a woman in Gorham, Maine.

Mara Ranger narrated that when she was removing clothes from her washing machine at her Maine farmhouse, she noticed that the clothes moved. She said she jumped back and saw a snake and immediately called for help. Maine Animal Damage Control operator Richard Burton pulled out an 8-foot Python out of the washing machine. Burton guesses the snake got into Ranger's washing machine through water pipes.

Man, that was scary! I bet she'll get paranoid doing her laundry now. I also should probably be extra careful myself when I do laundry. Who knows it might happen to somebody else as well. (*knock on wood*)...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

US woman faces Identity Theft charges

I've heard and seen identity theft cases in movies and in the news and I think it's scary to fall victims of these crooks. Just today, I've read a news article about a 22-year old woman from Philadelphia who admitted that she and her ex-boyfriend pulled off a brazen identity-theft scheme that funded trips, fancy dinners and expensive salon visits. Jocelyn Kirsch and Edward Anderton, 25, acknowledge that they stole the identities of friends and neighbors in the Philadelphia area in 2006 and 2007 to net more than $116,000 in goods and services, and tried to obtain at least another $122,000 more. Whoa! That's a lot of money. No wonder she was confident to go to an upscale salon and had a hair extension job which costs $2,250. Too bad for her 'coz the check bounced thus exposing her scheme to the police authorities. Tsk! Tsk! Tsk!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Shark found in Australian Pool

How would you react if you happen to find a shark swimming with you in a swimming pool? I know this is bizarre but it happened in Cronulla Beach in Australia. The one-meter (3.3 foot) shark turned up in a rock pool situated next to the open ocean at Cronulla Beach. The Cronulla Surf Lifesaving Club spokesperson thought it must have been swept into the pool overnight by a large wave. She added that they've got swimmers who made laps as early as 6:00 am every morning but they must not have noticed the shark that it was there since it's still dark. Yikes! There were no people harmed and the shark was reportedly released back into the sea unharmed.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Earthquake devastates China

I recall a very scary experience back in highschool. We were in our P.E class on the fourth floor when suddenly we felt a tremor that's got nothing to do with boisterous activities by classmates. We knew it was an earthquake and my instincts told me to go down and find shelter despite the clamor of our teacher on not to panic. I reached the ground floor unscathed because it wasn't strong enough to create damage. When everything seems to cool down, I was embarrassed when I went back to the class because I was the only one who fled out of the room. Safety tips tells us not to run during the quake but what can I do, I was just one teenager soul who got scared and confused on what to do.

The recent news about the earthquake that hits China is so sad and devastating especially to those people whose loved ones were trapped inside the buildings which had collapsed. The death toll continues to arise and there are still hundreds of people who are still trapped and probably fighting for dear life. For the complete report and update, read this
article. I feel for the parents and family of the victims. Let us hope and pray that there would still be more alive people that can be found. In this moment of unexpected tragedy, may we offer our prayers to the people who have been affected by the recent terrible event.