Friday, September 14, 2007

angry elephant

Appalachian History: "On September 13, 1916 a five-ton circus elephant was executed, hung from a 100-ton Clinchfield railroad crane car, in the little town of Erwin, Tennessee. ‘Murderous Mary’ had killed a man, and for that she had to die. Shooting her in the four soft spots on her head would be both difficult and dangerous. She wouldn't eat poison. And the town didn't have enough power to electrocute her."

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

San Francisco Suicide Club


BBC NEWS | Health | Obesity 'threatens future of NHS': "The problem of obesity poses a serious threat to the future of the NHS in England, a landmark report warns. Sir Derek Wanless - whose 2002 report paved the way for record rises in the NHS budget - said too little was being done to tackle the problem."