Just In Time For Thanksgiving: Pills To Make Your Farts Smell Like Roses Or Chocolate


fart-masking-pillsSeen here looking like hipster Clown Santa, French inventor Christian Poincheval poses with a CG version of a pill he invented that can allegedly make farts smell like roses, violets or chocolate. The pills contain 100% all-nature ingredients (i.e. fennel, blueberries and seaweed) and cost €10 (~£8, ~$12.50) per jar of 60 pills. Obviously, I recommend taking at least two bottles before sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner.

Mr Poincheval said he came up with the idea for the pills one evening when he was enjoying a hearty meal with some friends.”Our farts were so smelly we were nearly suffocated. Something had to be done,” he said.

So he began researching natural ingredients that would reduce flatulence and after months of experimentation came up with the recipe for his pills.

Christa Engles Killed After Her Toddler Shoots Her In Head


A woman was fatally shot by her 3-year-old son Monday in what a Tulsa police detective called “a horrible, horrible accident.”

The shooting was reported at a house in the 100 block of South 168th East Avenue about 4:30 p.m.

Christa-EnglesChrista Engles, 26, was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head when she was taken by ambulance to St. John Medical Center, an EMSA spokeswoman said.

Sgt. Dave Walker confirmed Monday evening, after Engles’ husband had been notified, that she was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:38 p.m.

Engles lived with her husband, two children and her mother and was home with the children when the 3-year-old boy shot her in the head with a semiautomatic handgun, Walker said in a press release Monday night.

“The grandmother arrived home and found the victim along with the children inside the house,” he said. “The victim was found in the front room of the house as if she was changing the 1-year-old’s diaper” when she was shot.

The older child tried to leave the home before the grandmother arrived, Walker said.

In an interview with child specialists, the boy “confirmed what the evidence led investigators to assume,” he said.

“We think this is a horrible, horrible accident,” Walker said.

Police waited for Engles’ husband, who is a truck driver, to return home before releasing the news that she had died.

“The neighbors, family, co-workers, and church family quickly gathered around this family in support of them during this terrible time,” Walker said.

Dad Attacked Man For Allegedly Pimping Out His 12-Year-Old Daughter


A 12-year-old girl was saved from prostitution by her own father. The man accused of pimping her out is behind bars on rape of a child and trafficking charges.

Brian-JonesAccording to police, the young girl was forced into prostitution. And when her dad figured out where she was, he went after her alleged pimp with a baseball bat.

Brian Jones is now locked up on a $200,000 bond, accused of holding a 12-year-old girl against her will.

“It’s shocking though, when I heard he did that,” said Curtis Nelson Jr., who lives next door. “He was a person always trying to demand women around and stuff, but I didn’t know he was that type of person, but I guess you can’t trust nobody out here.”

According to a police affidavit, the girl’s father struggled with Jones because he wouldn’t let her go.
Jones eventually called police, claiming someone was trying to lock him in a van. Before police got to the scene, they were flagged down by the 12-year-old girl’s father.

The little girl’s dad told police Jones forced her to have sex against her will with several men inside his apartment. The affidavit of complaint says Jones told police he did allow someone to bring the 12-year-old to his apartment; he also said he was aware she was involved in sexual activity in one of his bedrooms.

Even though Jones was booked into jail, the men who police say had sex with the girl are not yet under arrest.

“Yeah, they need to catch them,” Nelson said. “Give all of them 50 plus. Life without the possibility of parole.”

Police Charge 9-Year-Old Girl With Battery After She Hit Younger Sister


Officers arrested a 9-year-old girl for battery after her mother called police to report her hitting her younger sister.

girlincuffsIt happened over the weekend on the south side. In a report filed by the arresting officer, the mother “stated that her 9-year-old daughter punched her 6-year-old sister in the head.”

Her mother even filmed the incident on her cell phone, showing it to police on scene.

“The officer made the decision to arrest,” Ofc. Rafael Diaz from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

Diaz said it’s unfortunate and no officer ever wants to arrest a child, but it’s not unusual.

“It happens. It seems like we spend a lot of our time dealing with juvenile issues,” Diaz said.

That’s where community outreach and outside groups come in, Diaz said. IMPD, for instance, has been presenting a game called “Juvenile Justice Jeopardy” to kids in Warren Township schools, including elementary schools. Diaz said that program, focused largely on common juvenile crimes and consequences, has been successful so far.

At the Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, Executive Director Rick Whitten and his staff also see the importance of getting to kids at young ages.

“We know that the younger kids get involved in the juvenile justice system, the more likely they are to keep getting involved with the system,” Whitten said.

Programs there include conflict management, in addition to offering a place for kids to simply work together and be kids.

“Kids want to belong to something and if they don’t belong to a club like this, they’re going to probably find something less healthy to belong to,” Whitten said.

In the case of the young girl, a report indicated she was taken by Sheriff’s Department wagon to juvenile detention, where Diaz said a decision on how to proceed would be made and her parents would be able to access services for help.

Stranded passengers hop out of a plane to give it a shove


If you’re spending today stuck at the airport with your flight delayed or canceled because of inclement weather, spare a thought for the some hardy souls in Siberia: While East Coast airports brace themselves for a much-hyped winter storm, passengers at the Igarka airport above the Arctic Circle showed that no force of nature can thwart human determination.

When their 30-plus-ton Tupolev plane, scheduled to leave for the region’s capital Krasnoyarsk, froze to the ground, many among the 74 passengers, including many oil workers traveling home, used their bare (well, hopefully gloved) hands to push it back, holding onto its wings. All in the balmy -61 F weather.

The Independent reports that a transport official in West Siberia said that the braking system got jammed because of the cold, and the tug-truck failed to dislodge the plane, “so friendly passengers agreed to help and they soon safely left for home.”

In a video posted online, a Russian website reported, a passenger is heard saying that “several things make a real man’s life worth living: Writing a book, planting a tree, or at least bracing one’s muscles to help an immobilized passenger plane take to the skies.” Another put it in less grandiose terms: “We just want to get back home.”