Sep 29, 2014

‘Bear at door’: Canadian postman has fair excuse for failing to deliver parcel

‘Bear at door’: Canadian postman has fair excuse for failing to deliver parcel. A mail carrier in British Columbia, Canada, has been unable to deliver a package to a house – and it's all because of a bear on the prowl.

Matthew Fane, from a Vancouver suburb, tweeted Wednesday a photo of a note left for him by a Canada Post worker indicating that the reason he was unable to drop off a parcel was because there was a 'bear at door.'

A picture of the decent-sized black mammal has since surfaced to prove the claim, showing the grizzly scarily lurking out front of the house.

Disneys Frozen ruined my life news.com.au

Disneys Frozen ruined my life news.com.au. BECAUSE I’m a film critic, last fall Disney sent over an early DVD of Frozen — free.

Thanks, Disney! So far that freebie has cost me maybe $900.

I have two little girls, ages 6 and 2, and each of them has seen Frozen at least four times as many times as I ever saw Star Wars. Our apartment is bursting with Frozen storybooks, Frozen colouring books, Frozen dolls, Frozen stickers, Frozen games, Frozen puzzles, Frozen costumes and Frozen nightgowns.

Sep 26, 2014

Woman sues Disney claiming animated flick Frozen is based on her autobiography

Woman sues Disney claiming animated flick Frozen is based on her autobiography. A WOMAN is suing Disney for $250 million after claiming the animated kids flick Frozen is based on her life.

TMZ reports Isabella Tanikumi claims the movie is her true-life story and has similarities to her 2010 autobiography about growing up in the Andean mountains of Peru.

Frozen, which is the highest grossing animated flick of all time, has been a massive success for Disney, grossing a record $1.2 billion globally, with a sequel already in the works.

The story is said to be based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale, The Snow Queen.

But despite the flick featuring talking snowmen, trolls and a princess who turns anything she touches into ice, Tanikumi says the film company plagiarised her book Yearnings of the Heart and turned it into the kids flick.

Cheerleading robots have debuted in Tokyo by creator Murata Manufacturing

Cheerleading robots have debuted in Tokyo by creator Murata Manufacturing
Cheering for driver safety ... Murata Cheerleaders, equipped with various sensors such as gyro sensors, ultrasonic and infra-red sensors, can make formations with wireless network sensing technology. Picture: AFP PHOTO/YOSHIKAZU TSUNO Source: AFP
Cheerleading robots have debuted in Tokyo by creator Murata Manufacturing. A TEAM of cheerleading robots have made their dancing debut in Tokyo as creator Murata Manufacturing demonstrated its cutting-edge sensor technology.

With curtains pulled back and Japanese pop music pulsing in the background, 10 doll-like robot girls with illuminated pompoms rolled out onto a stage to perform their choreographed routine on Thursday.

The cheerleaders stand just 36 centimetres tall, with matching bob hairstyles that hide the machinery inside their heads.

Murata said the team’s advanced gyro sensors, which are usually found in cars and digital cameras, kept them from falling off the balls that they wobble on during their routine.

Sep 10, 2014

Ray Rice’s NFL assault case highlights American sport’s shameful record on domestic violence

Ray Rice’s NFL assault case highlights American sport’s shameful record on domestic violence. EARLIER today, the US was rocked by footage showing NFL star Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee, now-wife Janay Palmer in an elevator.

Rice’s team, the Baltimore Ravens, sacked him. The NFL itself suspended him indefinitely. He will probably never play again.

Good. That punishment is long overdue, because over in the land of the free, sport stars have long been free to behave like ruthless thugs without any serious consequences.

This issue is bigger than football. Everyone from Seth Rogen to President Barack Obama has an opinion on Price’s case.

Sep 6, 2014

Slenderman obsessed teenager Lily Marie Hartwell in murder bid

Slenderman obsessed teenager Lily Marie Hartwell in murder bid. A TEENAGE girl who torched her family’s home with her mum and brother asleep inside, was obsessed with online fictional character The Slenderman.

Lily Marie Hartwell, 14, had been reading an ebook, Soul Eater, about killing people, and about the fictional online character The Slenderman, a gaunt, abnormally tall figure who features in one of the internet’s most terrifying stories, before she set fire to her home in the city of Port Richey, Florida.

Jul 18, 2014

US man Robert Kemp charged with hugging 14-month-old boy to death

US man Robert Kemp charged with hugging 14-month-old boy to death. A US man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for hugging a 14-month-old child so tightly that the boy stopped breathing and died, authorities say.

Robert Kemp, 27, was taken into custody on Tuesday and released on a $US10,000 ($A10,819) bond the next day.

Kemp is described as a family friend in a news release from Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

An arrest warrant said Kemp killed the child “by giving him a bear hug, squeezing the victim so tight that the victim stopped breathing as a result”.

Beauty queen Amanda Longacre sues Miss America after it deemed her to be too old to win

Beauty queen Amanda Longacre sues Miss America after it deemed her to be too old to win. Former Miss Delaware Amanda Longacre is suing the Miss America pageant after it stripped her of her title for being “too old.”

Longacre won the Miss Delaware title on June 14 but was replaced two weeks later by the first runner-up Brittany Lewis because she was deemed to be too old to have competed.

Under the rules of the pageant, contestants must be no older than 24, and say they cannot turn 25 before the end of the year. Longacre’s 25th birthday will be on October 22.

Jul 15, 2014

Dead girl wakes up in coffin during her funeral in Philippines [VIDEO]

Dead girl wakes up in coffin during her funeral in Philippines. A THREE-year-old girl, who was pronounced dead after a fever and who awoke in a coffin during her funeral ceremony, has reportedly died in hospital.

Dr Mary Silyne Asor-Cabahug, the Municipal Health Officer of Aurora, used a cardiac monitor to assess the condition of the girl who came back to life at her own funeral. She found no signs of life and confirmed that the child is dead, Noypistuff reported.

Waiter wins half of lottery jackpot from boss after predicting win in dream

Waiter wins half of lottery jackpot from boss after predicting win in dream. A Restaurant owner who won a $2 million lottery jackpot has been forced to share half the cash with one of his waiters — after a judge ruled that the superstitious worker had dreamt about the win.

Waiter Fatih Ozcan, who worked at the Kapadokya Turkish restaurant in York, northern England, thought his financial woes were over after he bought the winning EuroMillions lottery ticket in January 2012.

But things turned nasty when his boss Hayati Kucukkoylu, who runs the restaurant, claimed the jackpot for himself.

The bitter legal dispute ended up in court, with Mr Ozcan demanding half the money, insisting had it not been for him, his boss would never have entered the lottery draw.