145736_700b_v1.jpg (JPEG Image, 698x522 pixels) Font Conference. Amish gang sought over hair-cutting assaults - Crime. Gang warfare doesn't always involve drugs, tattoos and disagreements over rap lyrics.
Police in Ohio are investigating an outbreak of violence between rival factions of the Amish community suspected of breaking into homes and cutting off each other's hair. A series of incidents across four rural counties have seen large groups of men barge into properties and drag the occupants into the street. They are then held down and attacked with scissors. According to police reports, 27 men carried out one of the attacks, shouting that they were part of the "Bergholz clan". The local Sheriff, Fred Abdalla, told reporters he suspected the attacks were part of a spiralling dispute between rival congregations of the Amish, a fundamentalist branch of the Mennonite Church, whose followers shun modern technology.
The removal of facial hair is particularly sensitive in the Amish community, since male members are required to have extravagant beards. The Awkward Situation Survival Guide. Awkward silence You are talking to an acquaintance or having dinner with your coworkers.
The conversation suddenly comes to a crossroads and no one knows where to steer it. The silence has extended past the 6-second mark and the awkwardness is increasing exponentially. Worst of all, you were the last person to speak, so everyone thinks the awkwardness is your fault. The Solution: Sudden, loud noise Foot-in-mouth You are having a great time, talking loudly, feeling like the life of the party. Now everyone is staring at you and your confidence implodes like a punctured balloon. The Solution: Confuse... ... or redirect... Getting caught staring. Things That Are Not Steampunk #1. Cats in boxes (again, this time rhyming) Last updated 08:00 07/10/2011 Anyone under about 40 can probably recite whole stretches of the Eve Sutton/Lynley Dodd book My Cat Likes to Hide in Boxes.
Any many over-40s, too, whose kids insisted that it be read to them. What you may not realise is that the book is non-fiction. For many cats do like to hide in boxes - and play, and sleep, and observe. So many of them, I think this is the third Furry Friday collection of cats-in-boxes photos. This collection has a dedication: it's for the children of Room 2, who look at the pet photos in every week's Furry Friday post and vote for their favourite. And I've told the cats' stories in rhyme - I hope their teacher reads it out for them!
A grey cat named Snuggles imagines he's shoes... Sammy and Alfie go boxing in twos. This playful blue beauty is, oddly, named Mouse... A torn soft-drink box is Maggie's new house. If you want to move Twink, there just might be an issue... And young Nefertari has used all the tissue. Wrap rage. An example of wrap rage with a plastic light bulb package.
Background Packaging sometimes must be made difficult to open. For example, regulations dictate that some over-the-counter drugs have tamper resistance to deter unauthorized opening prior to the intended customer and be in child-resistant packaging. Other packages are intentionally made difficult to open to reduce package pilferage and shoplifting. Hard plastic blister packs also protect the products while they are being shipped. In addition, using transparent plastic allows consumers to view products directly before purchasing them. The term wrap rage itself came about as a result of media attention to the phenomenon.
Frustration and injuries Consumers sometimes use potentially unsafe tools such as razor blades, boxcutters, snips and ice picks in their attempts to open packages. In the Yours survey, 71% of respondents said they had been injured while trying to open food packaging. Solutions Man's Dolphin Sex Memoir Suddenly Very Popular.