July 08, 2005

LinkNews Digest [07/08/2005]

Astrologer Sues NASA for Comet Impact

MOSCOW - NASA's mission that sent a space probe smashing into a comet raised more than cosmic dust...

Marina Bai has sued the U.S. space agency, claiming the Deep Impact probe that punched a crater into the comet Tempel 1 late Sunday "ruins the natural balance of forces in the universe," the newspaper Izvestia reported Tuesday.

Bai is seeking damages totaling $300 million, the approximate equivalent of the mission's cost for her "moral sufferings," Izvestia said, citing her lawyer Alexander Molokhov. She earlier told the paper that the experiment would "deform her horoscope."

NASA representatives in Russia could not be reached for comment on the case. (LINK)
The shift caused her daily horoscope to warn against reckless spending this month instead of predicting her meeting with a tall, dark stranger.

Sleepwalker Climbs 130-Foot Crane

LONDON (Reuters) - A teenage sleepwalker was rescued after being found fast asleep 130 feet up on the arm of a crane, police said Wednesday.

The teen-ager, who has not been named, had climbed up the crane and walked across a narrow metal beam while fast asleep during the incident, which happened on June 25.

It is believed the teen-ager had walked out unnoticed from her home near the site in Dulwich, southeast London.

She was brought down in a hydraulic lift after a two-hour rescue operation. The girl was unharmed and later went home. (LINK)

"...A Velvet Couch backstage, stocked with girls"

A rock band has asked for all of this year's Miss Serbia beauty queen contestants in their dressing room.

Finnish band Apocalyptica (the famous cello quartet that covers Metallica songs) included the request in their rider for the Exit music festival in Serbia where they are supporting Garbage.

They also asked for a dozen postcards with stamps already attached so they could write to their mums. Organisers of the four day festival said they had asked the girls if they were willing to visit the band, but it were not sure they could make it.

A spokesman said: "It was a bizarre request, and I don't know why they wanted the postcards. Perhaps they wanted to write about the girls afterwards. (LINK)

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