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Saturday, July 16, 2016

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Firefighters in Tennessee say a local woman caused a fire after attempting to barbecue a brisket in her bathtub.

Knoxville Fire Department Captain DJ Corcoran said that firefighters found a woman fanning flames from her apartment and said there was a fire in her bathroom. Corcoran said the woman attempted to cook brisket over an open flame in her bathtub and called the incident "a first in our books."

Fire crews reported that the woman lit a wood-burning grill inside her bathtub and placed meat on a wire rack across the rim before the heat melted through the tub's fiberglass exterior.

"The tub and the brisket were a total loss," Corcoran said.

The apartment below suffered minor water damage as a result of the incident.

Corcoran noted that 50 percent of residential fires occur as a result of cooking related incidents. "With that said, most all of those documented fires are in the kitchen," Corcoran said.


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*-- Two Men Fall Off Cliff Playing Pokemon Go --*

Two men who fell from a seaside cliff north of San Diego told authorities they became distracted while playing augmented reality game Pokemon Go. Encinitas fire Battalion Chief Robbie Ford said one of the men fell about 50 feet down the bluff in Encinitas while the other man fell about 80 to 90 feet to the beach below. Ford said the man who fell to the beach told San Diego County sheriff's deputies he and the other man had been playing smartphone game Pokemon Go, which sends players to real-world locations to capture digital monsters. The man who fell 50 feet down the bluff was rescued by firefighters using ropes and harnesses, Ford said. Sgt. Rich Eaton of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department agreed players of the game should steer clear of dangerous areas. "I think people just need to realize this is a game," Eaton told the Los Angeles Times. "It's not worth your life. No game is worth your life."


*-- Couple Wed on World's Tallest Roller Coaster --*

A couple who spent their first date at a North Carolina amusement park held their wedding in a sentimental location -- one of the world's fastest roller coasters. James Music and Cortni Bryant said they rode the Fury 325 roller coaster at Carowinds more than a dozen times on their first date in spring of 2015, so they decided the ride was the perfect place to hold their nuptials. The couple said -- or, rather, screamed -- "I do" just before the coaster's big drop, and exited the ride to cheers from friends, family and onlookers. Fury 325, which opened last spring, is the world's tallest and fastest giga-style coaster, standing 325 feet tall and reaching speeds of 95 mph. "I've never been so happy in my entire life," the newly-minted Mrs. Music said. "It's been a long time coming and to have it done exactly like we imagined and then it's so much more. It's like a dream come true honestly. It's perfect. I was extremely nervous, but what bride isn't?" Minister Robert Hamilton delivered an appropriate introduction James Music wrote before the ceremony. "Love has its ups and downs, its turns and plunges, but that only makes it stronger," Hamilton said.

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Kudos to the little lady using Kung Fu to fight off that kidnapper. With so many children as victims of abductions, usually turning up dead, teaching them self-defense is a good idea. I think any would-be kidnapper would forget about trying to snatch a kid after the kid roundhouse kicked the kidnapper in the head.

Personally, I think this Pokemon crap is just another sign of the fall of western civilization. In my opinion if you are stupid enough to walk into traffic or into a dark alley to get mugged while playing a God-damned stupid video game, you deserve what you get.

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