A Fourth-grade girl saves her mom’s life twice

Nine-year-old Sadie Sipes is a champion. A wall of her burned-out home displays trophies she’s won for everything from beauty pageants to hunting. Now Sadie can add “hero” to her list of accomplishments.



“It was scary,”said Sadie Sipes.

It was early Friday morning, and Sadie and her mom Stephanie Sipes were asleep inside their home in Linden. At around 4:00 a.m., the fourth grader awoke to the sound of smoke detectors going off. But her mother was sound asleep, ill, and not easy to arouse.

“I told momma and she thought it was just my brother’s alarm clock and then she told me to go back to sleep,” said Sadie Sipes.

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‘Nothing left’ of car after bear gets stuck inside – TODAY Pets & Animals – TODAY.com

Originally by:  By Lori Preuitt NBCBayArea.com

A Pleasanton family came home from their latest trip to Tahoe with a bear of a tale.

A bear literally totaled the McCarthy family’s 2002 Prius after getting stuck inside.

Brian McCarthy said he and his wife were awakened by a honking horn outside their cabin and when they investigated the source of the sound they found a very angry bear had become trapped inside their car.

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Drunk Moose Stuck in a Tree

Ast’s Note:  At least in Canada we don’t serve the moose beer.

Apparently, drunken moose are common in Sweden in autumn, when apples are abundant on the ground and in trees in homeowners’ yards.

A schnockered moose trying to reach more fermenting apples up high on an apple tree apparently lost its balance and ended up stuck in said tree. Seriously.

Per Johansson of Saro, Sweden returned home from work last Tuesday evening to hear wierd bellowing from his neighbor’s yard. “I thought at first that someone was having a laugh. Then I went over to take a look and spotted a moose stuck in an apple tree with only one leg left on the ground,” Johansson told The Local.

via Drunk Moose Wraps Self Around Tree.


Invisible cycle helmet wins design award

Found on the Daily Telegraph:   Video: An invisible cycle helmet wins design award – Telegraph.

An invisible airbag for cyclists’ head, shaped as a collar worn around the neck has won one of the world’s largest monetary prize for design.

The winners of the 2011 Index design awards were presented at a gala in the Danish capital Copenhagen.

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Is Mattel Selling a Vibrator for Children?

Mattel recently introduced the “Harry Potter Broomstick”. It’s a battery-powered toy that resembles the flying Nimbus 2000 brooms from the Harry Potter movies. For added effect, the broom makes “flying noises” and vibrates.



After a while on the market, concerned parents noticed that mostly young girls seemed to enjoy the toy – especially the vibrating part…

Here are some of the customer reviews from the Toys R Us website:

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