Man Dressed as Pine Tree Arrested for Blocking Traffic: Police say in Portland Maine say they’ve arrested a man dressed as a pine tree for standing in the street and obstructing traffic on a busy downtown intersection. Angry traffic cops say if this was a pine, it was “naughty” pine. You can bet he’s really gonna get needled by friends about this. Authorities initially questioned all his friends to see if any were accomplices, but they told police “you’re barking up the wrong tree.”
Astronomers Say Universe Has Two Trillion Galaxies: Astronomers report that new data indicate that there are at least two trillion galaxies in the universe, up to twenty times more than previously thought. And perhaps even more, if one includes unfathomable places like Cleveland or Cincinnati.
Iceland Braces for a Pirate Party Takeover: A collection of anarchists, hackers, libertarians and Web geeks known as the “Pirate Party, which didn’t even exist four years ago, is on the cusp of winning Iceland’s national elections. Guess Icelanders must have felt like things in their country were heading south, which I suppose is a quite normal when you live so close to the North Pole.
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