Woman torches house trying to kill spiders: "The spiders are gone though, that problem was solved"
"It was a series of unfortunate events which led to the damage," police said. "She tried to put the fire out with a garden hose, but couldn't. Instead her semi-detached house next to the hedge caught fire. It's now uninhabitable."
Fire-fighters managed to extinguish the blaze and save the neighbouring house, which sustained broken windows and some charring. "The spiders are gone though -- that problem was solved." [news.yahoo.com]
Woman arguing with husband shoots gun in the air to get his attention. Man still not paying attention until she tries the same maneuver while pointing it at his chest. 911 ensues
She said she fired a shot in the air to get Thomas's attention, but she says he thought she was joking. So she then aimed the gun at him and fired. He's recovering today at a hospital. [tricities.com]
If your boss tells you not to drink coffee on the metal plant shop floor do you A- Agree it's a work hazard; B- Neotiate to drink it out of a spillproof cup; or C- Start spiking the coffeemaker with urine and lead acetate?
Vathananand dumped a variety of substances into the coffee maker, including urine and a toxic solvent called lead acetate, over several months at a metal-finishing plant where worked for 15 years. He had apparently become enraged when his bosses told him he couldn't drink coffee in the local shop.
Many employees had complained of feeling ill and of vomiting after drinking the coffee - though no one was ever seriously injured. After one employee had a sample of the coffee tested and found it contained lead acetate. Authorities installed a hidden security camera that captured Vathananand pouring liquids into the coffee maker. [phillyburbs.com]
Black Labrador loses his owner, catches a train and gets off at the right station to get home. Your dog need directions to the kitchen
CCTV footage shows the dog waiting for his master at the station before watching the Aberdeen to Inverness train pull in. Unable to find his owner, the black labrador decided to avoid a long walk home by nipping aboard the train.
He got out at the right stop, Insch, 12 minutes along the line, to the bemusement of signalman Derek Hope. "There was a train conductor standing with Archie on the platform saying he had got on at Inverurie but didn't have a ticket," he said. [news.com.au]
Compiled by Ahmed Ashiful Haque
What kind of a friend are you?
Mostly B's You're the loyal friend, the Jughead to Archie, the Monica to Rachel, the…you get the point. You stick by your friend no matter what and you're always up for a good time or conversation. But if you've been at the receiving end of more than a few chamcha jokes, try living life just for you once in a while and not in someone else's shadow.
Mostly C's You are a fun friend. You're the one who keeps your group laughing and you've always got an idea for something fun to do. It's a wonderful quality; but many people can't take life as light-heartedly as you can. So if the friend with the bad haircut isn't laughing, don't tell him/her to audition for the next Double Cola ad.
Location: TV ROOM
By Shamma M. Raghib
First of all I'd like to thank RS for starting 'Teen Central' (Aug18) for us teenagers. However, I think some points should be mentioned about last week's 'Desperate Teenagers' (Aug 25). The article is over-all entertaining and straightforward. But there's one thing I want to say to the writer of this article "If you think too much attention is bad enough, give too much inattention a try", because not all moms are housewives, and as you put it, teens with 'Official' moms also face 'desperate' desperation in life. Enjoying "Privacy' to the greatest extent has its dark sides as well. And it's my personal opinion that an RS article should try to focus on both sides of the coin.
At one part of the article the writer mentioned, "It is tough to enjoy music when you cannot comprehend half of the words, which you are listening to!" As far as I'm concerned, the remark is made about "Rabindro Shongeet", which I find completely insensible .I don't understand why the comprehension of "Rabindro Shongeet" should be so difficult while that of foreign songs is not. I know many people who think Eminem songs are nothing but gibberish prattles 'cause they can't make out half of the speed-rap unless they have the lyrics with them. I, of course, mean no offence. I myself adore western metal and alternative rock. But that doesn't mean I have to disrespect what actually belongs to 'my' origin. Of course, it's not right for the parents to force something on us. But then again, we ourselves should be sensible enough to understand why sneering at something as majestic as "Rabindro shongeet" can be so offensive to the grown-ups. 'Dislike' is one thing, but 'disrespect' is something else. If you don't like something, don't. Why try to belittle it? Especially when there are so many teenagers out there who actually love Rabindro Shongeet (including myself).
The common idea that resides among the grown-up community regarding us, the teenagers, is that, teens are careless, silly, immature, regardless of consequences and so on. Often teens are found screaming about "My parents don't give me any importance" or "Nobody understands me, why can't I do whatever I do whatever I like?" or "Why doesn't anyone listen to me?" and blah blah blah… The only way we can earn the 'importance' we demand is by proving to our parents that we are responsible enough to handle things the right way. Otherwise, 'what WE resist' will never stop to persist.
Last but not the least, I'd like to mention that RS is a widely read and admired teen magazine. RS articles work as sources of immense entertainment and motivation for us teenagers, which is exactly why I don't think it'd be wise to delude the readers with personal judgement and feelings only.
Thank you, Raisa for your careful and well thought out criticism on the article. What you said is very true teens are pretty misunderstood, and they are confused as well as confusing to their parents and all other grown ups. Which is why the Teen Central column is trying to take it one issue, one problem at a time. So please bear with us, and let's explore not only the 'other side of the coin', but all the different facets of this wild and wonderful phase of life that is adolescence.
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