April 3, 1991 |
A daredevil slid down a ski slope while lying on a bed of nails, news reports said Tuesday. Inge Vidar Svingen, 41, claimed to have survived the run uninjured. For the Saturday stunt, Svingen removed his shirt and lay on a bed of 270 six-inch nails mounted on skis. He then slid 500 yards down a ski run in southern Norway. "I am no masochist," Svingen told the newspaper Dagbladet. "Abroad I am treated like a big entertainer. Here at home, I'm seen as a half-wit."
February 13, 2009 |
A Utah woman listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for her long fingernails has lost them in a car crash. Lee Redmond of Salt Lake City sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries in the accident Tuesday. Redmond's nails, which hadn't been cut since 1979, were broken in the crash. According to the Guinness website, her nails measured a total of more than 28 feet long in 2008, with the longest nail on her right thumb at 2 feet, 11 inches.
August 16, 2008
Who is this Joe Morgan that Jim Williams says is part of the best baseball announcing team [Morning Briefing, Aug. 9]? Does Williams get a different Joe Morgan than I do? I would rather listen to nails on a blackboard than the boring, joyless Morgan. Rich Rudy San Diego
May 7, 1989 |
Children of all ages love sand. Here are instructions for an easy-to-build wood sandbox that will provide them with years of fun. A hammer, saw and screwdriver are all you'll need. The base for the box is made of patio blocks, available at building product or home centers. The box itself has no bottom, so that rainwater can drain out. Get at least 21 8-by-16-by-2-inch blocks for the base. A lid allows the box to serve as a low play table and also acts as a barrier to pets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 2008 |
The 57 Freeway was strewn with broken concrete, nails and metal for several hours during the evening rush hour Monday after a tractor-trailer overturned and spilled its contents near Orangewood Avenue in the southbound lanes. Though several vehicles were involved, authorities said, it was unclear what caused the 4:50 p.m. accident or whether there were any injuries. "It looks like they were hauling broken-up cement from a workplace," a California Highway Patrol spokesman said. "There were nails and gravel in the lanes."
April 27, 1986 |
Beatrice Kay has held the hands of many famous movie stars and gazed into their eyes. She will never tell you who they are, for Kay is very, very discreet. She has been manicurist at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios since . . . well, that's something else that Kay isn't telling. In her living room she has a blown-up photograph that shows Clark Gable sitting in a barber's chair at MGM, having his nails tended by a raven-haired lady who looks very much as Beatrice Kay must have looked when younger.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 17, 1986 |
The late mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner knew a good pipe wrench when he saw one, and he appreciated a good hardware store, too. In the 1940s Gardner would frequently drive 100 miles to and from his Temecula ranch to the San Diego Hardware Co., in the Gaslamp Quarter, to buy hardware items.
September 3, 2005
Physioc: "Hud, give us the Halo defensive setup." Hudler: "OK, Fizz. From first to third we have Ersty, AK, OC and Q. In the outfield from left to right, GA, Figgie and Vladdy. Bengie is behind the dish and Wash on the hill. Sweet! Nails!" And to think that K-Rod is in the pen, D-Mac is out with the hip problem, Izzy is sitting on the bench next to Hatch, and Percy went to Detroit. I guess Frodo and Pippin aren't ready for the bigs. BRIAN FRANK Camarillo
April 18, 1992 |
Religious devotees were nailed to crosses, and flagellants marched through streets beating their backs bloody in Good Friday rituals marking the crucifixion of Christ. The Roman Catholic Church, which claims the allegiance of 85% of the 62 million Filipinos, frowns on crucifixions and flagellations. But the rituals remain popular in this area about 30 miles north of Manila. About a dozen zealots endured crucifixions in several communities.