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May 31, 2009

LOTD for May 31

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:55 pm

Susan Boyle suffered an emotional breakdown after not winning Britain’s Got Talent and paramedics came to her hotel room and took her to a hospital:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1189954/Susan-Boyle-admitted-The-Priory-suffers-emotional-breakdown.html

Texas won a record-setting 25 inning game yesterday. It is good that they were the only undefeated team left in the regional so they can play less games and rest a little…even if they lose tonight’s game against Army (which will probably happen–Army should beat a tired Boston College team in the afternoon and beat a tired Texas team tonight), they still can win tomorrow’s game to advance:
http://www.statesman.com/sports/content/sports/stories/longhorns/05/31/0531texbase_web.html

That Buffalo flight that crashed (see yesterday’s LOTD) had a sleep-deprived pilot who lied about his flight record (and the airlines didn’t check his record–they could have easily found out about his flunked certification tests) and a co-pilot who was sleep-deprived and earned just $16,000 per year. How qualified are their co-pilots when truck drivers can make 3x that salary?
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2009/05/13/2009-05-13_rebecca_lynn_shaw_copilot_of_doomed_buffalo_flight_3407_was_paid_16000_a_year.html

The recession has resulted in a lot of US high school students choosing to go to Canadian Universities because they are a lot cheaper:
http://www.nextstudent.com/student-loan-blog/blogs/sample_weblog/archive/2008/12/31/2974.aspx

Three senior Spanish Army officers (including a General) were sentence to prison for knowingly misidentifying bodies of peacekeepers returning from Afghanistan. Three three officers falsified official documents and randomly assigned the identities of 30 bodies!
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_SPAIN_AFGHAN_PLANE_CRASH?SITE=FLDAY&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

“Take our daughters and sons to work day” went horribly bad at these Florida prisons when more than 40 children (as young as 5 years old!) were shocked with stun guns! Three employees were fired and two others resigned:
http://news.aol.com/article/florida-prison-shock/485960

This Dallas woman’s 11-month-old twins got a DNA test and they found that twins had different fathers! This is a rare case of heteropaternal superfecundation. She admitted having an affair and her fiance says that he’ll stay with her and raise both twins as his sons:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/5341966/Women-gives-birth-to-twins-with-different-fathers.html

Dry Fly Distilling (in Spokane) gets volunteers on Saturdays who work 3-hour shifts bottling and packing their products for shipping. The volunteers are not paid, but they get a free lunch and 3 or 4 small shots of gin or vodka. They don’t advertise this at all but they get a LOT of volunteers to show up for some reason…they now have to use a sign-up list, and they filled their volunteer needs for this year already:
http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2009/may/19/volunteers-take-their-best-shot/

Boston man was pulled over for driving to endanger because he was all over the road…because he was eating a bowl of cereal while driving:
http://www.boston.com/yourtown/news/needham/2009/05/cereal_offender_nabbed_in_need.html

Belgian bodybuilding championship was canceled when ALL 20 bodybuilders ran away when officials unexpectedly showed up to do steroids testing:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5iFEEkI2fLUExhN5k8ieO4rl4pkfQ

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