Pete Cummings

EVER SEE A WATERFALL GET BLOWN BACK UPSTREAM?

WATERFALL

The video, uploaded by Rod Kilpatrick, shows the Kinder Downfall, in Derbyshire’s Peak District, being blasted by high winds from the ex-hurricane. Mr Kilpatrick said that the river would normally cascade 80foot down the waterfall. The UK was battered today by Gonzalo, with gusts of up to 75mph expected across the country. Storms left one dead – a woman who ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – BAD COP, BAD COP

CHP

A Dublin-area California Highway Patrol officer is under investigation for allegedly sending nude photos of a DUI suspect from her cellphone to his own phone while the young woman was in custody, court records show. An investigator from the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office is recommending that 35-year-old CHP Officer Sean Harrington be charged with felony computer theft, according ... Read More »

FELIX BAUMGARTNER’S RECORD BROKEN!!!!!!!!!

JUMPER

ROSWELL, N.M. — A well-known computer scientist parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago. The jump was made by Alan Eustace, 57, a senior vice president of Google. At dawn he was lifted from an abandoned runway ... Read More »

ECLIPSE PICTURES FROM A FEW YEARS AGO

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A few years ago when there was a similar eclipse to the one we’re experiencing today, I climbed the hill behind my house & took a cool set of binoculars that could take pictures & snapped a few.  Big mistake.  Camera hasn’t worked since.  So don’t let my stupidity sully the glory of the fact that at least I have ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – YOU CAN’T BE A BANK ROBBER AND A SMOKER

SMOKER

PITTSBURGH – A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. The worker told police that a man matching 38-year-old Paul Carman’s description appeared nervous moments after the October 2013 robbery in Ambridge, when Carman threw his shirt in ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – UNC’s “SHADOW CURRICULUM” FOR ATHLETES

BUSTED

Julius Nyang’oro – fraudster CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A blistering report into an academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina released Wednesday found that for nearly two decades two employees in the African and Afro-American Studies department ran a “shadow curriculum” of hundreds of fake classes that never met but for which students, many of them Tar Heels ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – LET IT GO, MAN, CUZ IT’S GONE

BAG

OLYMPIA, Wash. — A drug dealer who left a large bag of marijuana and hallucinogenic mushrooms on a bus Saturday was arrested trying to claim the drugs from Intercity Transit’s lost and found, according to the Olympia Police Department. Intercity Transit found the suspicious bag on a night bus running from downtown Olympia to Evergreen State College and opened it ... Read More »

TODAY’S 4:20 FAIL – SANTA STYLE

SANTA FAIL

A woman accused of illegally entering the Thousand Oaks home of a man she went on multiple dates with was arrested Sunday after firefighters used jackhammers to partially dismantle a brick chimney she had become trapped inside. Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive (map) at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman ... Read More »

BILLY JOEL – IN A COMFORTABLE SPOT THESE DAYS

BILLY

Billy Joel has revealed that he has not made a hit album in 21 years because he hates modern celebrity culture. The ‘Piano Man’ singer said that he does not want to ‘rip myself open and let everyone see everything’ so is staying out of the studio. He described how he despises what he called the ‘horror of celebrity’ and ... Read More »