Snake Swallows Hippo… And then Pukes it Out

This definetely goes down under the Strange and Weird category:

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And if that’s not scary enough… how about this !

Vice President Dick Cheney and Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Indicted on Federal Charges

Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales have been indicted on state charges involving federal prisons in a South Texas county that has been a source of bizarre legal and political battles under the outgoing prosecutor…

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New Local Blog Devoted to Polynesian Football Players

I just stumbled across this fairly new blog that is devoted to Polynesian Football players.

Depending on how often the blog is updated, I might just add it to my blogroll.

Check out Jodatoa’s Blog for a good insight on some up and coming polynesian players.

FCC Opens Website Dedicated to Hawaii Digital Transmission Switchover

Many people are still confused about the whole digital transmission switchover that will happen on January 15th one month before the rest of the nation as I first reported here before any other media outlet in Hawaii.

The FCC has opened a website specific to Hawaii questions that can be found at:

http://www.dtv.gov/Hawaii

The Reason We Won’t Give Up Trucks

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Lockheed Martin Planning Hawaii Ocean Energy Plant

…The project, in partnership with a Taiwanese research institute, will build a plant capable of producing 10 megawatts of electricity, or enough energy to power about 3,000 homes.

The location of the plant was not disclosed in the news release issued by Gov. Linda Lingle’s office announcing the new partnership…

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More on Te’o

Back in August I said that Manti Te’o would be the next big thing out of Hawaii!.

I still stand by those words.

I just stumbled across this well put together youtube video of his 2007 Highlights… I guess I’m the last to view it since some 86,000 + people across America have viewed it already. ;)

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Mountain Apple Company Starts Blogging

I just noticed that the producers of a lot of Hawaiian music here in the Islands have started a blog over here.

Welcome to the “Blogging” world Mike Pooley, New Media Director for Mountain Apple Company.

Look forward to seeing what you blog about.

Today’s KO

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Back in TIME With Those Effing Mosquitos… The Psychology of the Buggahs

I just found this interesting 1945 TIME magazine report on Mosquitos.

Everyone knows how much I hate these effing bugs.

What do mosquitoes think about? Principally, sex and food… (Sounds like us guys ;) )

The Army’s Peeping Toms confirmed the theory (TIME, April 16, 1945) that the girl mosquito’s hum is sexual advertising. With tuning forks of the proper frequency, they posed as susceptible females, got chased by mosquito males…

…More practical was the study of biting habits (female only). The Army learned that skin color makes little difference. A victim’s hand bathed in green light was bitten as readily as the same hand bathed in red. Mosquitoes, probably, can see only large masses in black-&-white. They are repelled somewhat by a black or a white shirt, prefer intermediate shades. A female mosquito with eyes removed can find a victim; but with antennae removed, she goes hungry. (Ruthless Military testing)

Smell is probably more important than sight as a food-finder. Mosquitoes were attracted by air which had blown past a human being. They could also feel warmth at considerable distance. A human forearm cooled a few degrees did not interest them. If heated slightly it attracted them quickly. Moisture was important too. But on very damp days, a sweaty forearm was not as attractive as on dry days.

Army researchers (still continuing) had yet to produce the hoped-for result: a repellent based on mosquito psychology. But they had confirmed one popular theory: mosquitoes like some people better than others. The reason was still a mystery, except for the observation that mosquitoes dislike tough, hairy skins…

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So maybe that’s why I’m getting bit so much.  I’m not that hairy!

Former Hawaii Police Officer Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse in Oregon

I don’t have any pity on people who abuse children.  Especially former police officers!

A former police officer wanted on charges of encouraging child sexual abuse has surrendered in Jackson County.  Authorities say 42-year-old Mark Allen Heckerman, a construction company owner, faces 20 counts.

Investigators say he previously worked for 18 years in law enforcement in Hawaii and California, and he once tried to join the Ashland police force…

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DVD Play Kiosks Coming to Hawaii Safeways

DVDPlay Inc., a DVD rental kiosk operator and entertainment technology company, announced their expansion today to Oahu, Hawaii and Maui, bringing their competitively priced new release DVDs to select Safeway stores across the islands.

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