Woman Dies From Drinking Water

This is hilarious:

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — A woman who competed in a radio station’s contest to see how much water she could drink without going to the bathroom died of water intoxication, the coroner’s office said Saturday.

Jennifer Strange, 28, was found dead Friday in her suburban Rancho Cordova home hours after taking part in the “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest in which KDND 107.9 promised a Nintendo Wii video game system for the winner.

I know, I’m going to hell…

Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2007/US/01/13/water.intox.ap/index.html

Steve Irwin Is Dead

OMG, Steve Irwin is dead! :cry: He was so cool, but I guess not cool enough to avoid being killed by a Stingray. :/

THE Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin, is dead.

He was killed in a freak accident in Cairns, police sources said today.

It is understood he was killed by a stingray barb that went through his chest.

He was swimming off the Low Isles at Port Douglas filming an underwater documentary when the tragedy occured.

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WordPress v2.0.2 Released

Incase you didn’t hear, WordPress v2.0.2 was released. It’s a bunch of bugfixes and security fixes. If you’re running the v2.x series of WordPress, it’s strongly suggested that you upgrade.

You can check out the official post announcing version 2.0.2 on the WordPress Development Blog.

Oh, and don’t forget to backup!! You don’t wanna be like me, do you? ;)

The ORLY? Owl Has Died!

ORLY? Owl

Update 2/12: Turns out it may have been a hoax. Makes sense since I can’t pin down an official story from anywhere. That should been a big clue to me, but of course gullible me ignored the warning signs. Oh well…

For those who have no clue what the ORLY? owl is, check out Wikipedia.

Today, well yesterday now, was a sad day — the ORLY? owl died. :(

Thursday, February 9th, 2006 Posted: 10:07 AM EST (1507 GMT)

SanDiego, California (AP) — Jonathan, the Snowy Owl made famous as the “ORLY” owl, has died in captivity in the San Diego Zoo.

The owl, which was 17 years old, died Tuesday afternoon after the sudden onset of pneumonia. He was young for an owl in captivity, however wild owlsonly live an average of 15 years.

David Phillips, executivedirector of the San Diego Zoo, said Jonathan had been in good healthbut started showing signs of lethargy and loss of appetite on Monday.

“This is a long sad day for us,” Phillips said.

One of his handlers, Dale Richards, also said Jonathan died quickly. “We checked his respiration rate and it was a little irregular … he wasn’t doing too well,” Richards told The Associated Press. “Early in the evening, he passed away.”

The textual phrase “o rly?” wasfirst popularized on the SomethingAwful forums. The phrase wasinitially one of many used during the FYAD sub forum’s fad ofcompressing words by removing unnecessary letters. While “O RLY?” issimply shorthand for “Oh, Really?”, the most common image macro comesfrom 4chan, where for a short while, the word “repost” was wordfiltered to “owl”. The Image macro and its attached phrase then spreadrapidly throughout the Internet.

Copied from http://i-muad-dib.livejournal.com/125903.html (couldn’t find original AP article)

WTF, Adam Corolla is done with Loveline

After like 10 years or whatever, Adam Corolla is leaving Loveline. Luckily though, he’s not leaving to spend more time on his crappy ass TV show, rather on a new radio show that along with others, will replace Howard Stern’s show in various markets.

Read more about it here: http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=1248975