The wrong way to hunt
A Florida man tried to shoot a squirrel for dinner by taping a 40-caliber bullet to the end of his BB gun—and wound up in the hospital with shrapnel wounds. Police said that when William Daniel Lloyd, 31, fired his hastily customized weapon, the BB round struck the larger bullet, just as he planned. But instead of sending the bullet speeding toward the rodent, the bullet’s cartridge exploded, embedding metal fragments in his legs and arms. The squirrel apparently got away unscathed.
Cooked pigeon? No thanks, says Mike Tyson
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson has revealed that he once broke up with a girlfriend after she cooked and ate one of his beloved racing pigeons. “I was dating this young lady and she said, ‘I don’t know why you’re flying those damn birds, you should be eating them,’” said Tyson, who owns some 350 pigeons. The woman grabbed one of the birds, and proceeded to cook it up and eat it. “It just wasn’t the right thing to do,” said Tyson. “That’s why she’s not my woman anymore.”
Indians outraged by 9-year-old Ferrari driver
An Indian multimillionaire who let his 9-year-old son drive his Ferrari F430 as a birthday present has been charged with child endangerment. Mohammed Nisham filmed the birthday boy cruising around in the $200,000 sports car—which has a maximum speed of 190 mph—and uploaded the footage to YouTube, causing an outrage in India. The boy’s parents are unabashed. “I am proud of him,” said his mother, noting that their son had also driven the family’s Lamborghini and Bentley. “He’s been driving since he was 5.”