Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Blazing thru the news

-Seems that a chili sauce being cooked at a Thai restaurant in London was so spicy that the Fire Brigade’s Chemical Response Team was sent out. Apparently, the smell burned the throats of passers-by and they called the cops. Roads were closed off, other buildings sealed off, then the response team crashed through the door of the restaurant, only to find extra hot chilis in a deep fryer and the makings for a chili sauce. Fortunately, no one was arrested.

-And in the countryside of Northern England: A mysterious sculptor is leaving carved stone heads on people’s doorsteps during the night. Attached to the heads is a card with a riddle: "Twinkle twinkle like a star, does love blaze less from afar?" with the word "paradox" written around the points of a star. So far, there are no suspects.

-Another solar system? Another earth? Using a special telescope, astronomers have spotted a dust cloud swirling around a young star. They speculate that within the dust cloud, planets are clumping together—much like our solar system was formed eons ago.

-People in Iowa and Minnesota reported seeing a bright, flaming object zipping through the sky this afternoon. Scientists suspect it may have been a meteor.

-Speaking of flaming objects: We’re not rid of Larry Craig yet. His self-imposed deadline for resignation has passed—and he’s still in D.C. If the Minnesota judge refuses to throw out his guilty plea, will he then resign? Some bet-makers say no, that the legal wrangling he would embark upon "to clear his name" would take him right up to January 2009—the end of his term. How convenient…


Think how many blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretions of other people.
~Pope Paul VI

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
~Felix Adler

1 comment:

David said...

Great to see you covering those English stories.