The City of Salem, Oregon denied a request by PETA to have a memorial statue installed at the site where a truck carrying over 5,400 chickens overturned, spilling the birds onto the pavement. Apparently,”“a considerable number” of chickens died in the crash, and many others appeared to have died during the cleanup phase.” The statue was designed by Harry Bliss.
In a box with fries, a biscuit and honey maple dipping sauce. Big fat applause!
Raw footage from the tragic high-speed train derailment in Northwestern Spain.
The value of equipment stolen from the van of 80’s new-wave band A Flock of Seagulls. Yes, A Flock of Seagulls are still a touring band…
Officials from a Romanian museum are analyzing ashes found in a stove at the home of a suspected theif’s mother to see if they are the remains of seven paintings that were stolen last year from the Kunsthal Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Picasso’s 1971 Harlequin Head; Monet’s 1901 Waterloo Bridge, London and Charing Cross Bridge, London; Matisse’s 1919 Reading Girl in White and Yellow; Paul Gauguin’s 1898 Girl in Front of Open Window; Meyer de Haan’s Self-Portrait, around 1890; and Lucian Freud’s 2002 work Woman With Eyes Closed.
A rare bird is now even rarer. Bird watchers flocking to the Isles of Harris in Scotland for a chance sighting of the White-throated Needletail, the world’s fastest bird, got some gore in their field of vision as they watched the bird fly directly into a wind turbine and kill itself.
Watch it in action after the jump
Twinkies will be back on shelves July 15th. Everybody buy a box and remember what we almost lost.
James Gandolfini aka Tony Sporano, Rest in Peace.
From a 1927 New York Times article.
Soon to be excavated. It allegedly includes ““several million” copies of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”