Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Interesting Articles of the Week

"Nut-nappers" who combine old-fashioned cover-of-darkness robbery with computer skills, precision-planned escapes and advance buyers for their stolen goods steal $1.5 million worth of almonds.

A 63 year old man who can't find a job robs a bank not for the money, but to be thrown in jail to get 3 square meals a day.

Strangling heat and hydrogen sulfide gas emanating from the earth and sea, not asteroids, most likely caused several ancient mass extinctions.

Pumpkins may power phone networks in Africa.

Indian fishermen are using cellphones to ensure they get the best prices and no fish go to waste.

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