Better THEM than US

Aussie bites testiclesIn Melbourne Australia, a soccer player is being suspended for ten games after biting the testicles of an opponent. Peter Filandia, a Port Melbourne player, bit Chad Davis who was playing for Springfield during a game last week. Filandia plead guilty to the charge.
Filandia explained to the tribunal that he had become entangled with Davis and was unable to breath. He called the decision to bite Davis “split-second” and said it was a reflex reaction. Davis was treated for a perforated scrotum and a small blood loss. He was also given a tetanus shot according to a Victorian Football League (VFL) club doctor. Filandia was ordered to undergo counseling before returning after his suspension.

A double mocha latte with a bag of twenties

Last Tuesday, two criminals decided that crime doesn’t pay…enough anyway.
Early that morning at a Starbucks coffee shop in Monroe, Wash., a young woman asked to be let into the store before it opened to use the bathroom. Once inside, she and a partner began to threaten the clerks with guns, demanding money and telling them to prepare the food and drinks as usual.
When the criminals decided that the money from the till was not enough, they began serving customers at the drive through. The pair worked for half an hour before escaping in a small car. The employees were able to give a detailed physical description to the police, but the suspects have yet to be apprehended. Starbucks is offering a $1,000 reward for tips that lead to their arrest.


Students who have read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for freshman studies may find the research of a British Ph.D. student interesting. University of Newcastle student Christopher Goulding believes that Dr. Frankenstein is actually based on little known Scottish scientist James Lind.
Lind’s research shows that Shelley’s husband, poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, had many conversations with Lind and considered him a mentor. Lind was one of the first scientists to demonstrate electro-medical experiments in England. The experiments involved making dead muscle twitch with the use of electric current. Lind thinks that Percy Shelley spoke to Lind about his work and later shared these stories with Mary. There is currently no other scholarly evidence to corroborate or discredit Lind’s theory.