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Today's Bonehead Award: 
British dad bit his baby’s nose and 
shook him to death

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Today, December 23 in
1947 John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain and William Shockley
 invented the transistor. 
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___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Doulton Phillips, 17, Southampton Great Britain British dad bit his baby’s nose and shook him to death Neighbours recalled hearing ‘blood-curdling screams’ as Doulton Phillips killed his son Reggie. The teenager, now 17, can be named for the first time after jurors found him guilty of murder. Doulton Phillips bit his baby’s nose before violently swinging him to death His identity was protected while he stood trial alongside his girlfriend Alannah Skinner, 19, the baby’s mother. Jurors found Skinner, who was 18 at the time, guilty of child cruelty for failing to protect or seek help for her baby. Phillips fractured the baby’s skull and ribs, leaving him with a broken leg and bruises, a court heard. The ‘deliberate’ attack happened in the early hours of February 11 at Skinner’s one-room flat in Southampton after they spent the night drinking vodka and beer at a neighbour’s party. Prosecutor Adam Feest QC said the series of injuries showed how the baby met with a ‘violent end’. ‘Residents across the road recall hearing what they described as a blood-curdling or painful scream coming from the flat at about 3am,’ he added. One neighbour heard ‘a gut-wrenching cry of pain coming from a baby’ and the ‘sort of screaming that turned her stomach’, he said. When the baby was taken to hospital, Phillips told a neighbour: ‘What have I done?’ But he later claimed to police that Reggie accidentally fell from the sofa when having his nappy changed, or fell from his arms while the couple were arguing. Mr Feest said the explanation could not account for the ‘severity or multiplicity of the injuries sustained’. He added: ‘They are more in keeping with a violent shaking or swinging, or indeed both.
From: Jeanne Re: Hiding recipient addresses Dear Webby, My question is how do you forward a list of information or jokes to list of friends without it showing up on the To: or Cc: I want it to go out without them seeing who I sent it to. Thanks, Jeanne, From London Dear Jeanne Look for the BCC (Blind Carbon Copy) The BCC addresses don't show to other recipients. Make sure you put your own address into the TO, otherwise your mail will look like spam and be filtered out by a lot of mail services. Have FUN! DearWebby
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Thanks to Ross for sending this story and picture: Daughter: My friends and I want to go out tonight. Mother: Where are ya'll going? Daughter: To the cowboy bar on the edge of town. Mother: I'm don't think you should. There's been a lot of trouble at that place. I heard there was a fight there last weekend, and several people got hurt. Daughter: But mom!! Please!! It'll be okay. Mother: No, your life is more important than going out. Daughter: But Tiny is going with us... Mother: Well, in that case, it should be okay. Ya'll have fun!
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Thanks to Dianne for this wise advice: Why females should avoid a girls night out after they are married. The other night I was invited out for a night with the 'girls.' I told my husband that I would be home by midnight, 'I promise!' Well, the hours passed and the margaritas went down way too easily. Around 3 a.m., a bit loaded, I headed for home. Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed three times. Quickly, realizing my husband would probably wake up, I cuckooed another nine times. I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution, in order to escape a possible conflict with him. (Even when totally smashed... three cuckoos plus nine cuckoos totals 12 cuckoos— MIDNIGHT!) The next morning my husband asked me what time I got in, I told him 'MIDNIGHT.' He didn't seem annoyed in the least. Whew, I got away with that one! Then he said 'We need a new cuckoo clock.' When I asked him why, he said, 'Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times, then said, 'oh, shit.' Cuckooed four more times, cleared its throat, cuckooed another three times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, farted and tripped over the coffee table. ___________________________________________________ Daily tip from Thriftyfun.com Thriftyfun.com Give A Live Plant Instead Of A Bouquet Instead of a flower bouquet that will be wilted and in the trash in a week or two, consider buying a plant. It could be a houseplant or something to plant in the yard in the spring. You can enclose a card saying, "Watch our love grow!" Thriftyfun.com Your plant could even be some herbs in a window-sill her garden. I have seen windowsill herb gardens that have half a dozen popular herbs in them. Have FUN! DearWebby ____________________________________________________
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___________________________________________________ Martin had just received his brand new drivers license. The family troops out to the driveway, and climbs in the car, where he is going to take them for a ride for the first time. Dad immediately heads for the back seat, directly behind the newly minted driver. "I'll bet you're back there to get a change of scenery after all those months of sitting in the front passenger seat teaching me how to drive," says the beaming boy to his father. "Nope," comes dad's reply, "I'm gonna sit here and kick the back of your seat as you drive, just like you've been doing to me all these years." ___________________________________________________ An out-of-towner in New York at the height of the tourist season decided to revisit an uptown restaurant he'd enjoyed on a previous trip to the city. Finally catching the eye of an overworked waiter, he said, "You know, it's been over five years since I first came in here." "You'll have to wait your turn, sir," replied the harried waiter. "I can only serve one table at a time." ___________________________________________________
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Today December 23 in

1823 The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore ("
'Twas the night before Christmas...") was published. 

1834 English architect Joseph Hansom patented his 'safety cab',
better known as the Hansom cab. 

1856 Ralph Collier was issued a U.S. patent for the first rotary
egg beater with rotating parts. 

1880 Thomas Edison incorporated the Edison Electric Light Company
of Europe. 

1888 Following a quarrel with Paul Gauguin, Dutch painter Vincent
Van Gogh cut off part of his own earlobe. 

1893 The Engelbert Humperdinck opera "Hansel und Gretel" was
first performed, in Weimar, Germany. 

1913 The Federal Reserve Bill was signed into law by U.S.
President Woodrow Wilson. The act established 12 Federal Reserve
Banks. 

1919 The first ship designed to be used as an ambulance for the
transport patients was launched. The hospital ship was named USS
Relief and had 515 beds. 

1930 Ruth Elizabeth Davis, an unknown actress, arrived in
Hollywood, under contract to Universal Studios. Universal changed
her name to Bette Davis for the movies. 

1941 During World War II, American forces on Wake Island
surrendered to the Japanese. 

1942 Bob Hope agreed to entertain U.S. airmen in Alaska. It was
the first of the traditional Christmas shows. 

1943 "Hansel and Gretel," the opera, was televised on New York's
WRBG. It was the first complete opera to be televised. 

1947 John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain and William Shockley
invented the transistor. 

1948 Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese
war leaders were executed in Tokyo. They had been found guilty of
crimes against humanity. 

1951 A National Football League (NFL) championship game was
televised nationally for the first time. The Los Angeles Rams
beat the Cleveland Browns 24-17. The DuMont Network had paid
$75,000 for the rights to the game. 

1953 Soviet secret police chief Lavrenti Beria and six of his
associates were shot for treason following a secret trial. 

1954 The Walt Disney movie "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" was
released. 

1965 A 70-mph speed limit was introduced in Britain. 

1968 The crew of the U.S. Navy ship, Pueblo, was released by
North Korea. The Captain of the Pueblo, Commander Lloyd M.
Bucher, and 82 of his crew were held for 11 months after the ship
was seized by North Korea because of suspected spying by the
Americans. 

1970 In New York, the topping out ceremony for original One World
Trade Center (North Tower) took place. The South Tower's ceremony
took place on July 19, 1971. 

1981 NASA approved a plan to continue the Voyager II spacecraft
on a trajectory that would take it within 66,000 miles of Uranus
on July 24, 1986. 

1986 The experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and
Jeana Yeager, completed the first non-stop, around-the-world
flight without refueling as it landed safely at Edwards Air Force
Base in California. 

1987 Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, serving a life sentence for the
attempted assassination of U.S. President Ford in 1975, escaped
from the Alderson Federal Prison for Women in West Virginia. She
was recaptured two days later. 

1989 Ousted Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife,
Elena, were captured as they were attempting to flee their
country. 

1990 Elections in Yugoslavia ended, leaving four of its six
republics with non-Communist governments. 

1995 A fire in Dabwali, India, killed 540 people, including 170
children, during a year-end party being held near the children's
school. 

1995 The bodies of 16 members of the Solar Temple religious sect
were found in a clearing near Grenoble, France. 14 were presumed
shot by two people who then committed suicide. 

1997 Terry Nichols was convicted by a Denver jury on charges of
conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter in the 1995 federal
building bombing in Oklahoma City. The bomb killed 168 people. 

1998 Guerrillas in south Lebanon fired dozens of rockets at
northern Israel.

2018  smiled.


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