Saturday, May 29, 2010

Robbers distract victims with feces in Toronto


TORONTO — Toronto police say robbers are squirting people with feces at cash machines to distract them before stealing their money.

Constable Tony Vella said Friday that the robbers use squeeze bottles to squirt the victims who are making cash withdrawals. The offenders then help them clean the feces off their clothing, and in the process, they steal their money.

Vella said the robberies have happened four times in downtown Toronto in the past week.

He explained that in groups of four, one person squirts the victim's clothing, another points out the offending spot, a third person tries to remove it and the fourth person grabs the cash.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Exit Strategy

From Flowing Data:

If my wife, the physician, has taught me anything, it's that everything that has to do with the human body has a medical term or classification for it - and I mean everything. The other day she came home and asked, "Have you ever heard of the Bristol Stool Chart?" I hadn't, so she described. It's classifications for dootie. I thought it was a joke, but there's a Wikipedia entry for it. Ergo, it must be true.