Tree Swallows Man

Rescuers responding to reports of screams emanating from a wooded area in the Laguna Hills found a man stuck up to his chest inside a trunk. It took 90 minutes to free the Orange County man who had become embedded in the hollow trunk that extended about four feet underground. Although the man was uninjured the tree suffered. A fire spokesman said: ‘We had to bring in our heavy equipment guys. We had to chip away at the tree.’ It’s still not clear why the man decided to climb into the hole.” w/ photos

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Big Bad Wolf

“Alright that’s it, I’ve seen the end of the internet. Nothing can top this.” — Sokolowski

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On Top Of Lady Liberty!

A state of the art upgrade is going to provide a breath-taking view from the very top of the Statue of Liberty. All you’ll need is an internet connection. It’s all part of the high-tech gifts for Lady Liberty on her 125th birthday: Webcams on her torch that will allow viewers gaze out at New York Harbor and read the tablet in her hands or see visitors on the grounds of the island below in real time… The statue’s webcams will offer views from the torch that have been unavailable to the public since 1916, said Stephen A. Briganti, the president of the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation Inc. ‘The statue is the most famous symbol in the world,’ he said. ‘Most of the people in the world have seen it, but they have not seen it like this. ‘It will be a visit that so many people, including New Yorkers, have never taken before.’ Through the webcams, Internet users around the world will have four views, including a high-quality, 180-degree stitched panorama of the harbor with stunning views of Ellis and Governors islands.” w/ photos

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Smartphone Dock Built Into Man’s Prosthetic Arm

A British man has become the world’s first ever patient to have a smartphone docking system built into his prosthetic arm. Trevor Prideaux, who was born without his left arm, used to have to balance the smartphone on his prosthetic arm or put it on a flat surface to use it. But now Mr Prideaux, 50, can call and text his loved ones without moving the mobile, which is embedded into his fibreglass and laminate limb. The catering manager sought help from medical experts and communications chiefs at Nokia to build the special prosthetic. They carefully carved a phone shaped fibrecast cradle into the skin-colored prototype, allowing his Nokia C7 to sit inside it. Mr Prideaux, of Wedmore, Somerset, said: ‘I think this is the first time this has ever been done in the world – and it is brilliant.” w/ photo

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