Talk about not monkeying around ... no indication if the owner's last words to it were, "Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!" [Feb. 17, 2009] A pet chimpanzee - who had appeared in TV commercials and shows - got loose at a home in Stamford on Monday afternoon, according to Stamford police. And it was not his first time. Source: CNN
Uh, I don't think that's how you're supposed to play it ... although as a parent who has kids who like to play video games, I can't say that I haven't wanted to do something like this on occasion. [Feb. 12, 2009] A New Britain man is under arrest, accused of holding his family hostage and threatening to burn their house down. According to police, he became angry after his son didn't pause his Nintendo Wii game system fast enough. Source: NBC 30
A nice find. Remind me later to tell you all about the story of John Trumbull's bones -- they're not anywhere near his tombstone. [Jan. 31, 2009] A lost miniature painting by Connecticut son and Revolutionary War-era painter John Trumbull has been found in southwest England, where it was mislabeled for generations. Source: AP
Okay, it's not full of pirate treasure, but it's still not everyday the wreck of a Connecticut ship is discovered . . . [Dec. 23, 2008] The largest ship built on the Mystic River, which sank 19 months after it was launched, has been found off Block Island, according to a group that has been looking for the vessel since 2002. Source: Big Blue Tech
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A pediatric neurosurgeon says a tumor he removed from the brain of a Colorado Springs infant contained a tiny foot and other partially formed body parts.
MANCHESTER (AP) -- A Manchester man has been arrested after he allegedly strolled along Interstate 291 wearing nothing but a thong, fake breasts and a wig. Police said they received several calls about the man, which prompted an hour-long search over the weekend. Police said they found David Gebhardt, 42, Saturday, fully clothed and collecting cans behind a business in Manchester. Police said they also found a wig and fake breasts in the man's car. Gebhardt is charged with disorderly conduct and simple trespass. He is free after posting $2,500 bail.
SIMSBURY (AP) — A whole raw roasting chicken was found by the side of a road Monday stuffed with a pipe bomb, police said. A motorist noticed the chicken bomb on Powder Forest Drive at about 9 a.m. It was large enough to cause harm to a person if it went off, said Police Capt. Matthew Catania. The road was closed while the Hartford Police Department's bomb squad came and blew up the chicken. Nobody was injured. No arrests have been made police said. Note: This article was from June 10, 2008