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Cutting Room Floor 05/16/07

Cutting Room Floor 05/16/07



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Scott Haws reporting

MANGLED HELMET

A life-saving purchase... has landed a University of Wisconsin grad student on our Cutting Room Floor.

Ryan Lipscomb says he didn't see the truck coming... but he certainly felt it.

That's because the truck ran over his head! The tread marks on his helmet are evidence.

Luckily, Lipscomb walked away with a slight concussion.

He says he flipped his bike trying to avoid the truck turning in front of him.

He fell, but the truck kept going, right over his head.

REPOSED CORPSE

Nothing unusual about a bank repossessing a home... then selling it off... except when the mummified remains of the previous owner are still inside.

A Spanish bank repoed the house... put it up for auction.... and it was quickly snatched up.

But when the new owner went to check out his new digs... he found the corpse of the previous owner... preserved by the salty air from the sea.

The woman, who apparently died by natural causes... had stopped paying her mortgage six years ago, and the bank never bothered to look inside before selling the home.

iPOD GIFTS

Most people would be excited to receive an i-POD for a job well done.

A hospital in California thought so too... shelling out 600- thousand dollars worth of i-PODs to all of its 83- hundred employees.

But the i-Pod giveaway has hit a sour note with the California Nurses Association, which says nurses need a better contract, not an i-Pod Shuffle.

VERTICAL WORK

If the i-POD doesn't do it for you... how about a treadmill... at your desk?

Actually... it replaces your desk.

It's called the Vertical Workstation... and was designed by the Mayo Clinic... to help office workers lose or keep off the fat.

Researchers found... if an overweight worker used the vertical workstation all day, every day for a year, he or she could lose up to 66 pounds.

If anything, it'll at least help you burn off the calories from that fast-food lunch.

2 NOSED COW

And, our picture of the week... a two- nosed calf... named Lucy.

Her owner, Mark Krombholz said he didn't notice until he went to feed her and "thought maybe she'd been kicked in the nose."

Both noses work... and as her breeder puts it, she's "comfortable laying there in her bedding and breathing and spunky just like you want to see... it's just that she's got two noses."

Lucy's now a member of our exclusive deformed cow group... joining Star, the two faced cow... and the six- legged bovine.

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