1. 18-year-old Amanda Byrne of Rowe, New Mexico is no longer with us. She apparently thought it a good idea to job on some railroad tracks while listening to music on her headphones. The engineer that struck her said he sounded the emergency horn several, all to no avail.

(via: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE70E1Y720110115)

2. And in the wacky world that is the state of Florida, State Rep. Jason Brodeur has introduced legislation that would make it illegal for a pediatrician to ask parents if they own guns. According to one Florida reporter covering the story: "We do stupid like Nebraska does corn."

(via: http://staugustine.com/news/local-news/2011-01-11/dont-ask-gun-bill-introduced)