Sunday, February 22, 2009

Everybody's Talking

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Mini works: David Williams lives in a life-size world but paints masterpieces for a miniature world. The painter, who lives in Kinderminster, England, create works on canvases that are seldom larger than 1.5 by 2 inches in size. His mini-masterpieces are meant for hanging in dollhouses and sell for between $40 and $200 each. He can complete a painting in half an hour, although his more elaborate painting can take up to six hour to do. He doesn't use a magnifying glass, and turns out excellent landscapes of British landmarks, such as the Houses of Parliament. "I get lots of commissions, so I paint what people want."

Hot stuffing: A 32-year-old man in Midland, Michigan, was caught after stealing 217 cases of Pepperidge Farm stuffing mix, and it wasn't even Thanksgiving. The stuffing mix had disappeared from a storage trailer. Deputy police chief Robert Lane said they were able to narrow their search for the thief when they learned area distributors of the product were the ones with the access too the trailer. They determined one of the area distributors must really like the stuffing. The man is now facing charges of embezzlement, and the cases of stuffing are being held as evidence.

Easy to find: Scientist at Gyeongsang National University in South Korea have cloned three Turkish angora cats that have a very unique characteristic: they are fluorescent. These cats glow in the dark when an ultraviolet light hits them, which could make finding them in the dark of night a bit easier. But researcher Kong Il-keun says the real reason they were created is because the technology can be used to clone animals that are suffering the same diseases as humans. Stem cell treatment reseach will also be enhance by the experiments.

Off the job: A Greyhound bus driver whose driving time was up abandoned her bus and its passenger 60 miles short of their destination in Dallas Texas. The passengers were former prisoners who had just been released from Huntsville's state prison. When the driver left ( she said another driver would be arriving to continue the journey) the ex-cons milled around the bus. Another bus didn't get there for three hours. "Their behavior was exemplary," Officer Travis Wallace said of the passengers. A spokesperson for Greyhound said the matter was very serious, but that drivers have strict rules about consecutive working hours and rest period.