View Full Version : Cod Gets a Head... Literally...

09-01-2000, 03:52 PM
Sorry, couldn't resist... This came off Reuters... It's true! http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif

BRISBANE, Australia (Reuters) - A human head found inside a giant cod probably belonged to a man missing from a trawler which later caught the huge fish, police said Thursday.

Police believe the head discovered in the stomach of a 97-pound Morgan cod Tuesday was that of fisherman Michael Peter Edwards, 39, missing from a fishing trawler off Townsville in the far north of Australia Sunday.

``In our view it is too much of a coincidence for the head not to belong to the missing man,'' said detective sergeant Peter Wright of Townsville police.

The head was found by workers at a Cairns seafood plant when they were preparing the 5.2-foot fish for sale.

Edwards fell from the deck of the fishing boat Loray near Slashers Reef, 56 miles northeast of Townsville.

His colleagues continued to fish in the area after alerting police that Edwards was missing. They later landed the fish and police called off an extensive air and sea search after the head was found.

Police said DNA tests may take up to six weeks to establish whether the head belonged to the missing man.

``The cause of death will never be clearly established simply because we only have the head,'' Wright told Reuters. ''There are hundreds of little reef sharks in the water which could end up in a feeding frenzy and destroy most of a body which was in the water, and the cod is renowned for being a scavenger.''

Police say investigations continuing.

Morgan cod grow to great length and are common in waters around the Great Barrier Reef but do not have sharp teeth. <BR>

09-01-2000, 04:06 PM
And another true story from Romania no less...

Prisoner in agony after sex experiment http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/eek.gif

A Romanian man who wanted to celebrate getting out of jail with a marathon sex session injected himself with petroleum jelly to enlarge his genitals.

Cosmil Deliu, 25, who was serving a four-year sentence for theft in the prison in Craiova said he had heard the jelly was good for sex - but had misunderstood how to use it.

Prison officers say the man injected himself six times causing his penis to grow to a length of 20 centimetres and a width of 9 centimetres but his experiments were noticed when he collapsed in pain.

Deliu is in hospital in Tirgu Jiu while doctors decide how to relieve his acute pain.<P>

09-01-2000, 06:17 PM
Knowing there is a joke just waiting to fall with the words head and codpiece..

Puttin' on my game face!

09-02-2000, 12:03 PM
And now for something really scary! http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/eek.gif


A MAN was seriously ill last night after a pit bull terrier bit off his private parts.

The 26-year-old was playing with the dog at a friend's house when it sank its teeth into his groin. He was rushed to hospital for emergency treatment.

Police in Wolverhampton said: "The man's injuries were horrific. At first we thought they had been caused by a weapon with a jagged edge."

The victim was "stable" in a local hospital following a series of operations. The dog has been put down. <P>