Man survives car crash only to be fatally hit by a train
NELSON, Calif. A man apparently managed to survive a car crash, only to be killed by a train as he walked away from the wreckage.
A witness told police that they saw a man walking away from a single-vehicle rollover off a Butte County road early Sunday morning. The man apparently was walking along the train tracks and was struck by a Chico-bound Amtrak around 2 a.m.
W & M college students break world record with “Thriller” dance
WILLIAMSBURG — College of William and Mary senior Kevin Dua has a lot to celebrate this weekend — graduation and, oh yeah, leading his university to becoming a world-record holder.
William and Mary officials received word Friday that the university — known for its history and academics — had broken the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously doing Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance in one location.
A local teacher eats worms
A local special education teacher is eating worms today.
“In an effort to help encourage them to do well on the LEAP test that they had to take, she promised her students that she would eat one worm for each one of them that passed the LEAP test this year,” Meghan Calhoun with the Audubon Insectarium told WWL First News. “She’s gonna eat at least 16. She may eat more, they’re pretty tasty.”
The Audubon Insectarium’s bug chefs are preparing the worms for the teacher from Andrew Jackson Elementary in Chalmette.
“She contacted us and asked how we could help her,” Calhoun said.
D.C. installs district’s first pool heater at East Potomac Facility
WASHINGTON, D.C.: The District has installed a heater at the East Potomac Pool, the outdoor aquatics facility Mayor Adrian M. Fenty sometimes uses to train for triathlons.
Out of the city’s 19 outdoor pools, it’s the only one that has received the upgrade, which cost $75,000. John Stokes, a spokesman for the Department of Parks and Recreation, said the installation is “part of an extended outdoor pool-season pilot.” He said the city is hoping to “maximize and expand pool services for District swimmers” at its premier pools: East Potomac, Banneker and Anacostia.
But the heater for East Potomac has been shrouded in mystery and innuendo.
Most swim clubs and avid swimmers in the city knew nothing about the new feature, which would make an unseasonable dip at the outdoor pool an alternative to swimming indoors. But as word began circulating about the heater, so did rumors that the pool was upgraded to fit the mayor’s training schedule.
100 human skulls found in an Indian pond
NEW DELHI, India (CNN) — About 100 skulls and other human remains have been found in a dried-up pond near a state-controlled mortuary in northern India, police said Monday.
The remains were suspected to be from corpses thrown into the pond after autopsies because they had no claimants, said Aligarh city police Chief Maan Singh Chauhan.
The discovery was made after the pond recently dried up.
Junior-rank officers could be responsible for the dumping of remains, which Chauhan suspected went on for almost two decades, he said.