Australian twins had suicide pact at shooting range [via The Denver Post]
In an update on Wednesday’s story about the twin shooting victims in Colorado, police have announced they believe the women had created a suicide pact with one another because one was to be deported back to Australia. They each put a .22-caliber pistol to the other’s head and fired at the same time; one twin, however, survived and is in serious but stable condition. According to an American cousin the two women often traveled to the U.S. but rarely kept family up-to-date on their whereabouts.
The Ultimate Guinness Record is the Record for Records [via The Wall Street Journal]
Since 1979, when he broke the world record for jumping jacks by performing the exercise 27,000 times, New Yorker Ashrita Furman has broken 312 different Guinness records, the world record for number of world records held, and he still holds 120 of the titles. Furman has also clapped his hands for 50 hours, hopped a mile on a pogo stick in 17 minutes, 45 seconds, somersaulted 12 straight miles, cut 27 apples midair with a samurai sword in one minute, spun a 14 foot, 6 inch hula hoop three rotations and constructed a 6,500-pound lollipop. “I want to inspire people,” Furman said. “If you have a dream, you can achieve your dream. I’m living my dream.”
Getting to the heart of restaurant safety [via Business Insurance]
Arturo Carvajal, a Miami doctor, is suing a restaurant there for allowing him to eat an entire grilled artichoke and not informing him the out leaves of the vegetable are inedible. Carvajal subsequently experienced “severe abdominal pain and discomfort” and a procedure found artichoke leaves lodged in his bowel. He is suing the restaurant chain for not warning him about the artichoke in what the chain’s legal counsel called a “silly notion.” “What’s next?” the lawyer asked. “Are we going to have to post warnings on our menu they shouldn’t eat the bones in our barbeque ribs?”