Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ga Ga News

 Suicide Kills Wife

  An American who committed suicide by shooting himself in the head ended up killing his wife with the same bullet.

Depressed Gene Whitmore, 70, lay down next to his sleeping wife Betty and placed a gun to his head.

He fired a single shot, but police said the bullet went through his head and struck his 66-year-old wife.

Their bodies were found just two feet apart.

Police in Wichita, Kansas, initially thought they were dealing with a murder-suicide.

But after an autopsy it was revealed the same medium calibre bullet had killed the couple who were married for more than 40 years.

Wichita Police Lieutenant Ken Landwehr said: 'I have never worked anything like this before.. The bullet has travelled from his head from right to left and struck his wife.'

 Giraffe Kills Woman

A woman has died after being kicked by a giraffe while walking her dogs in a South African game reserve.

Merike Engelbrecht was out with her pets in the northeastern province of Limpopo when one of the dogs ran towards a herd of giraffes.
As she tried to retrieve the animal, the 25-year-old was kicked in the neck by one of the frightened giraffes.
The powerful blow killed her.
It is believed the animal felt threatened by the dogs and was trying to protect its calf which was nearby.
On This Day

Stevie Wonder Birthday

b. Steveland Hardaway Judkins, 13th May 1950, Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.A.
Stevie Wonder has been a major figure within the Black Music scene over the last forty years.
Stevie Wonder was born Steveland Judkins, however, he now prefers to be known as Steveland Morris after his mother's married name.
Placed in an incubator immediately after his birth, baby Steveland was thought to have been given too much oxygen at birth, however he was suffering from Retinopathy of Prematurity (R.O.P.).
In fact, without the oxygen that he received he would not be here. The cause was the prematurity of the eye.
Blood vessels in the back of the eye had not reached the front of the eye thus when he was born, prematurely, that growth temporarly halted then wildly took off branching out into the Vitreous of the eye.
When it reached a certain point it caused scar tissue to pull at the retina eventually causing the retina to detach.

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