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The skinny: Okay, time to round up those 14 million bees

There's honey, too

Okay, time to round up those 14 million bees

One escaped honeybee, two escaped honeybees, 14 million escaped honeybees. Yep, that many were let loose in Fremont County, Idaho, when a truck hauling the bees from California to North Dakota veered off the highway, tipping more than 400 hive boxes and gobs of honey. Cleanup crews at the scene said several workers were stung as they tried to round up the bees and remove the honey from the road on Sunday, the Post-Register reported. After working all day Monday, the crews had mostly restored things, though deputies say a significant number of bees were still buzzing about. And ready to sting.

Time to sing the blues

He apparently ran out of love songs

A Pennsylvania woman mentioned to her songwriter boyfriend that he had never written a song about her. His next move was not exactly romantic. He choked and hit her in the face, according to police in Ambridge. They say Jason Banks, 29, became upset when his girlfriend pointed out he had written songs about other women. He has been charged with simple assault, the Beaver County Times reported. He did not return a call to comment Tuesday or to reveal the title of his next song.

a bridge too far

New York aerialist is soothsayer, too

Aerialist Seanna Sharpe knew she'd leave in handcuffs, but she still scaled a 300-foot tower of the Williamsburg Bridge to stage her performance over New York's East River. The Wall Street Journal reported that Sharpe, 24, and an artist and magician friend walked onto the bridge just before 7 p.m. Monday. There, she gave a daring but brief performance, flipping and flying in the humid air without the use of a harness or safety tether. And, she was arrested along with her friend.


Toddler speaking after 10-story fall

A Chinese toddler who fell 10 stories and survived after being caught by a passer-by woke up from a 10-day coma and called out to her parents, state media reported Tuesday. Zhang Fangyu, 2, was left unattended and fell from her family's apartment window in eastern Zhejiang province on July 2. Xinhua News Agency said she opened her eyes Tuesday after having been unconscious since the fall. Dr. Zhang Chenmei of Zhejiang Provincial Children's Hospital said her heartbeat and blood pressure were normal and "we can assume she's out of danger."

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The skinny: Okay, time to round up those 14 million bees 07/12/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:14pm]
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