Dawn Brancheau, a whale trainer at SeaWorld Adventure Park in Orlando, is shown while performing. Brancheau was killed in an accident with a killer whale at the SeaWorld Shamu Stadium yesterday afternoon. (READ MORE)
Handel on the News "Big Pile" Selections
This guy was caught handling his meat in front of a customer at a grocery store meat counter. (READ MORE)
Voter unhappiness with Congress has reached the highest level ever recorded by Rasmussen Reports as 71% now say the legislature is doing a poor job.
That’s up ten points from the previous high of 61% reached a montha ago. Only 10% of voters say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. (READ MORE)
Sluggerrr the Lion -- the mascot for the Kansas City Royals -- is accused of poking a fan's eye out with a steaming hot wiener during a Major League Baseball game last year ... and now the team is being sued over it. It's all in a lawsuit filed in Jackson County, Missouri in which John Coomer claims he was just chillin' at a game on September 8, 2009 -- when Slugger "climbed atop the third base dugout and started shooting hotdogs into the stands from an air gun." Coomer claims Slugger eventually put the air gun down -- and started firing off the wieners by hand ... when, according to the suit, things went horribly wrong. In the docs, Coomer claims "Slugger lost control of his throw or was reckless with his throw, and threw the hotdog directly into the Plaintiff." Coomer claims the dog hit him right in his left eye -- leaving him with a detached retina and the development of cataracts. (READ MORE)
A violent criminal used a spoon to dig her way out of a Dutch prison, officials said on Tuesday. The 35-year-old woman, held for an unspecified "violent crime,” fled Saturday night through a tunnel she had dug with a spoon, prosecution spokesman Wim de Bruin, told AFP. The tunnel linked the inside of the prison in Breda in the southern Netherlands to the outside world, he said, without specifying if it started in the woman's cell. Justice ministry spokesman Jochgem van Opstal would not say what sentence the woman was serving or for what specific crime. She was still on the run Tuesday.
An Italian court has convicted three Google executives of violating the privacy of a boy with Down syndrome by allowing the Web site to air a video of him being bullied. The case began in 2006 when four classmates at a school in Turin, Italy, used a mobile phone to film themselves bullying a boy with Down syndrome. They then uploaded the clip to Google Video. The boy's father filed a complaint, which was backed by an Italian advocacy group for people with Down syndrome, and a lawsuit was filed. A judge in Milan today gave three Google executives six-month suspended prison sentences for privacy violation, but cleared them of defamation charges. A fourth defendant was acquitted altogether. They'd faced up to a year in prison. (READ MORE)