Stone Soup

dog-xray-rocksBar­ney the Labrador wasn’t feel­ing too well at his home in Eng­land. He appeared slug­gish and in bad spir­its. His owner Kim Wool­lard was wor­ried he might’ve eaten some­thing that he wasn’t sup­posed to, as Bar­ney was prone to do. But what Kim didn’t expect was that her beloved Bar­ney ate 109 stones he found at the beach! The lab under­went an oper­a­tion to get all the rocks out of his belly and, shock­ingly, he’s just fine.

The mayor of a Cal­i­for­nia city strug­gling with a spike in bur­glar­ies and other crimes & is apol­o­giz­ing for pro­mot­ing a about how to pick locks in her newslet­ter.  Oak­land Mayor Jean Quan says she will do a bet­ter job review­ing list­ings in the future. The Oak­land Tri­bune reports that the class was geared toward peo­ple who mis­place their keys. But it didn’t go over well with some res­i­dents given the city’s crime woes, includ­ing a more-than 40 per­cent jump in bur­glar­ies last year.

A Bel­gian col­lege pro­fes­sor acci­den­tally left an over­head pro­jec­tor run­ning while con­nected to his lap top. The pro­fes­sor had just fin­ished giv­ing a les­son on Advanced Food Chem­istry and decided to wind down with a choice selec­tion from While the lec­ture hall was empty at the time, stu­dents who had tuned into the lec­ture online caught the guy and, of course, got a screen grab of all the action, and brought it to the atten­tion of school offi­cials. The pro­fes­sor has since been asked to leave.

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