Baghdad: The Next Hot Tourist Destination

While I wouldn’t select Baghdad as the destination for my next vacation that is the image Iraqi officials envision for their capital city. Some Iraqi officials are planning an extreme make-over. Officials are examining plans to promote Baghdad as a place of leisure. Among the proposed ideas to promote Baghdad as a great tourist destination are plans to build a 600+ ft ferris wheel. The project is nicknamed The Bagahad Eye and will be about 200 feet taller than the London Eye. No I’m not making this one up, read the article USA Today. Somehow building a giant ferris wheel in a city that is plagued by sectarian violence doesn’t make sense.

Lost in The Country … Find a Cow

According to research presented at the British National Academy of Sciences it appears that cattle and deer have a natural tendency to align their bodies north-to-south. Read more from BBC News.

But All the Cool Kids Are Riding Bikes To School …

Due to raising gas prices, an increased awareness of the environment and to promote healthy life styles many colleges and high schools have adopted programs to promote the use of bicycles. Programs include everything from increased bike paths to free bikes. Read the article in USA Today.

Yeah, I Killed Your Dog but You Should Pay to Fix My Car

Earlier this year Jeffery of Ely ran over Fester, a miniature Pinscher with his 1997 Honda Civic. The impact killed the tiny dog on impact. Fester had managed to escape from her owner Nikki Munthe and ran into the road. Ely has sued the Munthes for damages done to his Civic due to the accident. He believes the owners should be held responsible for the accident. The dog was not allowed to run free but had managed to wiggle past the owner as she owned the front door. It doesn’t appear that the owners were negligent. Read more on Fox News.

It’s a Bird no It’s a Kitty

That’s right a tabby in China started growing furry wings this summer. The winged feline became quite a popular attraction. Eventually the owner clipped the wings off out of fear the cat would fly away or be abducted by admirers. No, I’m not making this up, read the original post on Fox News.

2 thoughts on “News You Might Have Missed

  1. It’s good about the bike thing….we live in an area where bike riding isn’t feasable and I would love if they would add paths or even sidewalks for that matter…

    I feel sorry for the owners of the dog…I wonder…if it was a child would he sue as well? The way traffic laws are written though it is the drivers fault for hitting something, I wonder if that will be taken into consideration…however when my sister was in an accident (she was stopped in a turning lane and a guy came across 2 lanes and hit her) she was ruled against and had to pay the loser.

    The cat is just weird.


  2. Sandy,

    The bike thing is good.

    I’m wondering what kind of person would sue someone for damages they cause by running over the other person’s dog. It isn’t like the dog was roaming free, it just escaped.

    Did you check out the picture of the cat? The owner thinks it was cause by stress due to too many females wanting to mate with the cat.



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