Florida man killed by FBI agent reportedly had link to Boston Marathon bomber, triple murder
A former mixed martial arts fighter who was fatally shot by an FBI agent in Florida following a "violent confrontation" knew one of the Boston Marathon bombers and was being questioned about an unsolved triple homicide that may be linked to him, according to reports.
Ibragim Todashev, who was shot and killed early Wednesday during a shooting at an apartment complex near Universal Studios in Orlando, knew Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older of the two brothers behind the April 15 bombing attack.
Serial Tree Killer Chopping Cedars in El Dorado County
Someone is targeting cedar trees and Robert Dietz isn’t happy about it.
The El Dorado County resident has taken extreme measures against the person cutting down cedar trees including placing boobie traps and hidden cameras nearby.
The serial chopper doesn’t take the trees he cuts. Instead, he tosses them into a nearby pond like they’re garbage. Dietz is offering a $500 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest.
Alabama Mystery Illness
A mysterious respiratory illness kills 2, leaves 5 others hospitalized in Alabama.
Seven people have been admitted to hospitals with a fever, cough and shortness of breath in recent weeks, Alabama Department of Public Health spokeswoman Mary McIntyre said in a statement.
Two of the seven have died. The Alabama Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control Respiratory Laboratory are analyzing lab tests from all seven patients.
"We're only aware of the Southeast, but we don't know -- we haven't received reports from anywhere else," McIntyre said. "That's why we're trying to get the information out."
USELESS & INTERESTING FACTS
When you do something on the "Q.T." you are using an abbreviation of the word quiet.
Of the 850 different species of bats in the world, only three drink blood.
In St. Louis, Missouri, it's illegal to drink beer from a bucket when you're sitting at the curb.
A camel with one hump is a Dromedary. It it has two humps, it's a Bactrian camel.
The swine flu vaccine of 1976 caused more sickness and death than the flu itself did.
For every post office in the U.S., India has four.
Drew Carey once worked in Las Vegas. He was a waiter at Denny's.
Only 1% of Americans say they are "much worse" at raising kids than their parents were.
Top 3 things men lie about on a date: 1) willingness to commit, 2) interest in more than sex, and 3) income. The prettier the date, the more likely the man will lie.
Seawater is about 800 times more dense than air.
32% of managers say being "too young-looking" can make a salesperson's job more difficult.
In 2002 runner Tom Johnson ran an 80-km race against a horse and beat it by 10 seconds.
As of 2001, 2% of Americans still didn't have 911 service.
Husbands For Sale
A store that sells husbands to single women opens where a woman may go to choose from many available men. At the entrance is a description of how the store operates.
There are only six floors. It states that the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights. There is, however, a catch: As you open the door to any floor you may choose any man from that floor, but if you go up a floor, you cannot go back down except to exit the building.
So, Jane decides to go to the Husband Store to find herself a mate.
She gets to the first floor and the sign says:
"Floor 1 - These men have jobs."
She figures she can do better, so she goes up the next flight.
"Floor 2 - These men have jobs and love kids."
Not bad, she decides, but what about companionship? She moves on.
"Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love kids and are extremely good looking."
Wow, she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going. She goes to the 4th floor and sign reads:
"Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking and help with the housework."
"Oh, mercy me!" she exclaims, "I can hardly stand it!"
Still, she goes to the 5th floor, where the sign reads:
"Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love kids, are extremely good looking, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak."
She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor and the sign reads:
Floor 6 - You are visitor #46,012 to this floor today. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely to prove that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store. Watch your step when you exit the building and have a nice day!