Lunchtime On A Skyscraper

“The famous original photo showed 11 workers in flat caps precariously perched on a steel beam 800ft above the ground. But in 2011, these construction engineers in London swapped vests for high-visibility jackets and safety harnesses as they ate out on a 755ft tall building. The photo – modelled on Charles C. Ebbets’s famous 1932 original, Lunch atop a Skyscraper – was taken by Michael Crompton, 61, as he worked on Heron Tower in central London last year. The 46-floor building is the third tallest in the capital. Mr Crompton said that the 11 workmen had tried to create a modern version of the famous image. ‘We changed it slightly — one of the workers had a can of cider in our shot, while in the original they had a bottle of whisky. And underneath our coats we all have harnesses and lanyards,’ he told The Sun.” w/ photos

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SUV Crashes Into Living Room

An investigation is under way after an SUV crashed through the front wall of an Alaska house, missing the homeowner by inches. Nadine Lefevre of Anchorage was still in her bathrobe, sitting in an easy chair when the SUV crashed through the front wall of her house. By the time it stopped, the vehicle was entirely inside Lefevre’s living room, and barely missed her purple chair. Police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker says, ‘Someone was looking out for her.’ Authorities say the vehicle’s driver was southbound on a major thoroughfare, lost control of the SUV and went east, straight into Lefevre’s home. The driver had minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The cause of the crash is under investigation.” w/ photo

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Straight Outta Dunwoody

“The boys of Dormtainment are back with another music video. Straight outta Dunwoody bringing hardcore rap to suburb life.”

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Thieves Snag Valuable Horse Hair

A Montana woman says she knows it sounds mean, but she hopes her horse at least tried to kick the person that cut the hair off her tail. Belgrade-area resident Alisha Novotny tells KTVM-TV that she noticed her mare, Raz, was missing the hair from her tail last Sunday morning. She says it looks like whoever did it ‘just grabbed pretty fast and chopped.’ Novotny says horse hair can be valuable — especially white hair like Raz’s — for making belts and bridles and key chains. She says she felt ‘violated’ when she realized a stranger had been in the horse’s pen. Gallatin County authorities say this isn’t the first time a horse owner in the area as found an animal missing hair from its tail. Officials with the Police Department say it’s been an ongoing issue for about 6 months.” w/ photo

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