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Grandmother successfully sued by family after falling downstairs while carrying granddaughter – Australasia – World – The Independent

A woman who tripped and fell downstairs while carrying her baby granddaughter has been successfully sued by her own family for causing head injuries that left the little girl severely disabled. The accident happened early one morning during a family holiday in a cottage near Forster, on the New South …

Watercooler Stories – June 1, 2012 – UPI.com

Officer inadvertently shoots wife in butt HARRISBURG, Pa., June 1 (UPI) — Prosecutors in Pennsylvania said a police officer who shot his wife in the buttocks was showing his gun to family and friends when it discharged. Dauphin County District Attorney Edward M. Marsico Jr. said Harrisburg police officer William …

Pattani bomb attack in Thailand kills 3 – UPI.com

A bomb in Thailand’s troubled Pattani province has killed three people and injured four. BANGKOK, May 29 (UPI) — A bomb in Thailand’s troubled Pattani province has killed three people and injured four others. The attack is the latest in a series of violent incidents that began in January 2004 …

Lions stalk Nairobi’s suburbs | GlobalPost

Kenya’s urban sprawl is crowding out habitat for Africa’s king of the jungle. NAIROBI, Kenya — Lions prowled through posh suburban gardens here recently, frightening residents and reminding them that they live in Africa, after all. In the latest incident of growing conflict between humans and wildlife in East Africa, …

Best Parody Of “The Scream” Ever

Edvard Munch’s pastel sold for $119.92 million Wednesday. I’d pay at least $119.92 for the original of this hilarious reimagining. It’s “Howard Dean’s Scream”, by James Warhola, from the January 2005 Mad Magazine. Munch’s painting has been riffed on endlessly in pop culture (including by lazy art directors). This is …