Astronomers Claim Discovery of 10th Planet

Astronomers Claim Discovery of 10th Planet – Yahoo! News

Astronomers announced Friday that they have discovered a new planet larger than Pluto in orbit around the sun. The finding will likely renew debate over what exactly is a planet and whether Pluto should keep its status.

The unnamed object – the farthest-known object in the solar system – is currently 9 billion miles away from the sun, or about three times Pluto’s current distance from the sun. Astronomers do not know its exact size, but its brightness shows that it is at least as large as Pluto and could be up to 1 1/2 times bigger.

Now we just need to find a planet with other life on it 😉


Tourist terrified by 100mph tow!

I think the moral to the following story is don’t accept help from strangers…

A tourist whose car broke down feared for his life after another motorist offered him a tow but then pulled him down a motorway at 100mph.

The tourist, 36, from Poland said he was amazed at the friendliness of the German after a man pulled over to offer him help.

“He offered to tow me to the next service station which was just a few miles down the road, and got out a rope from the boot of his car,” the Polish man told police.

But just minutes after setting off, the German began to accelerate and dragged the hapless Pole down the busy A9 motorway in Thuringia, overtaking numerous cars and swapping lanes, at 100 mph.

He only stopped after crashing into a construction site that left both cars badly damaged.


Driver fined for ‘having a face like a moron’

😆 Was reading Here and came across the following article.

A Romanian traffic cop has been demoted after he fined a driver for “having a face like a moron and being a big monkey”.

Marius Vlasceanu pulled over Gheorghe Tosa as he drove through Craiova in Romania, local daily Jurnalul National reported.

But Tosa failed to see the funny side as Vlasceanu fined him £22 and handed him a ticket explaining the reason for the fine was “having a face like a moron and being a big monkey”.

You can actually be fined for looking like a moron and being a big monkey?!


Cookie Monster to.. diet!

According to Ananova, the Cookie Monster is cutting back on treats – which is often referred to as a DIET!!!! What on earth is the world coming to, when a muppet has to diet?! Say it’s not so!

Other characters are supposidly getting into the health kick too, with Elmo taking up exercise?!? Is big bird going to get out his lycra and take up jogging?! That thought alone scares me! :O