Browsing All Posts published on »December 28th, 2011«

7.5 foot tall Irish giant, diplayed against his wishes, ‘should finally be buried at sea’

December 28, 2011

0

The skeleton of the Irish giant, who was almost 8ft tall, has been the subject of medical research and has been on display at the Royal College of Surgeons for almost two centuries. Byrne, who was born in County Derry in 1761, suffered from acromegaly, or an excess of growth hormone. He died aged 22 […]

Federal experts to investigate double-tire blowout at Sacramento International Airport

December 28, 2011

0

Federal inspectors are en route this morning to Sacramento International Airport to investigate the cause of an unusual double-tire blowout on a Southwest Airlines jet Tuesday night. Flight 2287 to Seattle with 130 passengers aborted take-off at about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, airline officials said, after two tires blew on the runway. No injuries were reported. […]

SF turns Christmas trees into energy source

December 28, 2011

0

San Francisco officials are encouraging residents to put their old Christmas trees out with the trash, so they can be recycled and turned into an energy source. Department of Environment spokesman Kevin Danaher says the trees will be ground into wood chips that will be sent to power facilities in Woodland and Tracy. The trees […]