Bizarre News-Naked Subway Photo

November 5, 2009 11:12:55 PM PST
The stories may be strange, but they're trueNAKED SUBWAY PHOTO
NEW YORK (AP) - New York straphangers see just about everything in the subway -- including nude models. Photographer Zach Hyman poses nudes in subway cars. He gives himself just 30 seconds to take 10 shots of the nude models on a train. He worries about being busted, so he keeps bail money handy and takes along a lookout for police. Most passengers take the underground naked photo shoots in stride. But Hyman says during a recent nude escapade one woman screamed, while an elderly man started shaking. An exhibit of 14 of his pictures opened yesterday at the Chair and Maiden Gallery in Manhattan.

FOILED BY BEER CAN
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - It was beer can versus shotgun -- and the beer won. Police in central Pennsylvania say a 72-year-old pizza shop employee managed to chase away two would-be bandits at Six Packs on Vine. Lancaster police Lt. Todd Umstead says the men entered the pizza place at closing time and one had a shotgun. Umstead says the employee threw a 12-ounce can of beer at man with the gun and both robbers took off. The pizza shop employee doesn't know if he hit the robber, but the beer can made them hit the road.

HOTEL-CAR POWER
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Washington hotel expects some big things from little bumps. Georgetown's Four Seasons Hotel will generate electricity thanks to arriving cars. The autos will drive over what seems like little mini-speed bumps. But the devices actually generate power as the cars pass over them. The devices will be installed over the next few weeks. A spokeswoman for the hotel says the alternative energy plan fits in with the Four Seasons' green initiatives.

MODEL COPTER CRASH
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A chopper went down all right. But it wasn't quite the emergency that some people feared. Emergency dispatchers in Charleston, S.C., received a 911 call about a helicopter plunging toward the Wando River. But the Post and Courier of Charleston reports when police and firefighters arrived, they found a two-foot-long remote-controlled model helicopter. Police spokesman Charles Francis says two people who were below a nearby bridge on I-526 were operating the the R-C copter when it went down.

BIG FISH
ATLANTA (AP) - There's more to breaking a record than just catching a really big fish. Tom Head landed a 103-pound flathead catfish while fishing on a river in Georgia. The fish is nearly 5 feet long and 41 inches wide. It's even 20 pounds heavier than the official state record. But Head won't be making any history. The giant catfish was caught by "jug fishing." That's using hooks attached to floating plastic bottles. The state requires record-qualifying fish to be reeled-in with sport fishing tackle. Head says his huge catfish was too big to fit into his net.

COWBOYS STADIUM-ART
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Fans at the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium will be able to see more than the art of football. They'll also see the art of art. Fourteen contemporary works have been commissioned for the stadium. They'll be on display everywhere from the entrances to the walls above food stands. Gene Jones, wife of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, says they wanted it to be more than a football stadium. She adds the stadium is also something for the community.


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