PALESTINE, Texas - A routine package delivery turned into a milestone for a UPS driver in East Texas. Brent Boyd, 51, on Thursday surpassed one million miles on his UPS delivery truck, the same vehicle he's driven for 22 years with the company.
The odometer on Boyd's 1987 GMC truck rolled over to all zeros as he began his delivery route near Palestine. He said he's never had an accident with his company vehicle.
Boyd says the truck is "like home" and feels like "sitting in the recliner in your house."
Palestine is 105 miles southwest of Dallas. 2. Virgin Brides for a King!
Behold as tens of thousands of bare-breasted virgins competed for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye during the traditional Reed Dance festival. What a glorified nudity!
Walking through the dense crowds of scantily-clad teens, the loincloth wearing sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch was expected to choose his 14th wife. King Mswati III, who has courted controversy for his lavish lifestyle while two thirds of his subjects live in poverty, sets a bad example by encouraging polygamy and teenage sex in a country where about 40 per cent of adults live with HIV.
These teenage wanna-be moms are excited at the chance of escaping abject hardship and poverty by marrying into the kingdom's affluence. A sixteen year old temptress, Tenene Dlamini opined that "I came here to dance. I wish the king would have chosen me because it's nice at the king's place. The wives live a nice life; Everything is done for them. They don't work. They earn."
Now from the land of everything is possible comes a dog bride! We have all heard the 'man bites dog' stories, but how about a real-life 'man marries dog' tale? This one takes the biscuit, and it could only happen in India, the land of the Kama Sutra. But you won't find this kind of love story between man and beast in the ancient Indian sex manual. It took place for real during a traditional hindu ceremony at a temple in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The groom in question was a 33-year-old Indian farmer named Selvakumar, and he was wed to a female dog named Selvi. Family members chose a stray female dog who was then bathed and clothed for the wedding occasion. Selvi the bride was brought to the temple by village women and a Hindu priest conducted the ceremony. The paper showed a picture of Selvakumar sitting next to his canine bride, which was adorned in an orange sari and flower garland.
The judge rejected a plea by Arnold's attorneys for a minimum sentence of life in prison with the chance of parole after 25 years. A jury last week spared Arnold the death penalty when it couldn't reach a consensus. "I am innocent of these charges," Arnold said in a statement read by her attorney, Jon Paul Rion. Arnold was convicted Aug. 29 of aggravated murder in the death of month-old Paris Talley in 2005. Prosecutors said she intentionally put her baby in the microwave after a fight with her boyfriend. The couple had argued over whether the boyfriend was the biological father.
5. Expensive Television! This blogger thought he has seen it all while shopping in a local electronics shop where a television with this price tag was in display! But wait a minute, this is very cheap compared to what is available out there for well healed and jet-paced money men and women. Now see for yourself and ask yourself if that flat screen television in your house is worth all the noise!
From Italian company Keymat Industrie comes an expensive television studded with 160 real diamonds, 20 carats. Costing €100,000, the Yalos Diamond is the most expensive TV in the world. This expensive TV has no visible screws or welds, and the aesthetics are the work of Japanese designer Takahide Sano.
Not everyone can afford such an expensive LCD TV, but for those who absolutely must have the world’s most expensive television, the Yalos Diamond is the current choice. If you were thinking of upgrading to your first HDTV, this may not be the best option, but if you are remodeling your mansion, consider this expensive TV set.