Danish police find heroin stash in sword blades – Danish police said on Wednesday they had found heroin worth more than $1 million (559,000 pounds) that had been smuggled into the country from Pakistan in the hollowed-out blades of 25 antique sword replicas. Hollowed out blades? At first I thought they were stuffed inside the sheath. How much heroin can you stuff inside an already thin blade? The heroin packs look way too big to find in a bad. Then again, when I think sword, I’m thinking Katana. Maybe they’re referring to swords like the on that Gatz uses in Berserk or Cloud uses in FFVII or Sanosuke uses in Rurouni Kenshin.
Woman Allegedly Smuggles Grenade Into Jail – A Salvadoran woman was detained after she tried to smuggle a military grenade and marijuana hidden in her vagina into the country’s main prison, authorities said Wednesday. In her what?!?! I guess those things can get pretty wide. Would quite painful if the grenade went off…
Bras for miles: the cups runneth over… – Women on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus hope to form the world’s longest chain of bras with the twin aims of heightening awareness of breast cancer and winning a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Working at Microsoft (from /.) – It seems like there’s a lot of public interest in what it’s like to work at Microsoft. Here’s my personal persepctive on the good, the bad, and the in-between. It was an interesting read and there were many points I agree with him.
Phony doctor gives free breast exams – A 76-year-old man claiming to be a doctor went door-to-door in a Florida neighborhood offering free breast exams, and was charged with sexually assaulting two women who accepted the offer, police said on Thursday. One woman became suspicious after the man asked her to remove all her clothes and began conducting a purported genital exam without donning rubber gloves, investigators said. At first I thought he was a genius! Then after seeing all the missteps he took, I retracted that thought.
Retiree flushes fortune down the toilet – A German pensioner flushed bundles of old banknotes worth a small fortune down the toilet because he thought they were now worthless, police in the northern city of Kiel said Thursday. … Police said he dumped some 60,000 deutschemarks — which the euro replaced in 2002 — into the bowl, unaware they could still be exchanged for about 30,000 euros ($37,000). Sewage workers recovered about half the sodden currency from the 64-year-old’s plumbing. The remaining notes created a bottleneck in local sewers, where most were fished out.
Americans commute longer, farther than ever – Dave Givens drives 370 miles to work and back every day and considers his seven-hour commute the best answer to balancing his work with his personal life. Ouch!
Seagate Leaks 750GB Barracuda 7200.10 Details – Two 750GB models have already shown up on the Seagate website. The Barracuda 7200.10 ST3750640A (PATA) and the ST3750640SA (SATA) will be two new models we can look forward to seeing this year. The Seagate webpage reveals dozens of other NCQ-ready 7200.10 based products ranging from 200GB on up. Cache information was not available via the website yet, but the official Seagate PDF claims the Barracuda 7200.10 series will come with 16MB and 8MB buffers. Considering these two drives will be the best of breed for Seagate, it is fairly safe to assume these drives will have 16MB caches. *drools*