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Oct. 22, 2012 at 6:00 AM   |   Comments

Alligator found living in N.Y. pond

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Seven alligators have been caught on Long Island in New York since the beginning of October, officials say.

The latest was discovered Saturday in a pond at Lily Pond County Park in Ronkonkoma, the New York Post reported.

"When the water gets to 55 degrees, their livers can crystallize, and they die," said Suffolk County Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals Lt. Raymond Galoppi.

Suffolk County SCPA chief Roy Gross said this is the seventh alligator and 10th reptile his department has caught this month.

"I've never in the 28 years I've been with the Suffolk County SCPA seen that many alligators or reptiles captured in this short a period of time," he said. "It's insane. They're readily available on the Internet. They'll ship them FedEx to you overnight."


World records set at Pakistan festival

LAHORE, Pakistan, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Attendees at a Pakistani youth fair broke seven world records during the weekend.

New global marks were set in most martial arts kicks in 3 minutes, plug wiring, fastest chess set up, cooking the most number of chapattis (bread), pulling a truck by a mustache and most football headers at the the Punjab Youth Festival in Lahore on Sunday, Geo News reported. On Saturday, attendees to the festival broke the record for most people singing a national anthem.

Ahmad Amin Bodla broke the record for most kicks, while the record of chess setup was broken by Mehar Gul and Mohammad Mansha broke the chapatti making record.

Noman Anjum set the world record in plug wiring and Mohammad Sadi set the world record of pulling a truck by a mustache. The record for football headers was set by Daniyal Gill and Qamar Zaman.

A team from Guinness World Records was at the festival to verify the records.


2 Trekkies marry in Klingon ceremony

LONDON, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Swedish couple married according to Klingon rituals Saturday at Britain's first official Star Trek convention.

Josefin Sockertopp, 23, told The Independent she had never seen the Star Trek movies or television shows until she met her husband, Sonnie Gustavsson, 29.

"The ceremony was his idea. I thought about it a lot and then I said 'let's do it'," she said. "It's a once in a lifetime thing."

The couple had a legal wedding ceremony in Stockholm on Thursday, the BBC reported. The Klingon ceremony was icing on the cake -- including a cake made of three Borg cubes.

"With fire and steel did the gods forge the Klingon heart," the wedding registrar chanted. "So fiercely did it beat, so loud was the sound, that the gods cried out, 'On this day we have brought forth the strongest heart in all the heavens. None can stand before it without trembling at its strength.'"

The wedding is believed to be Britain's first Klingon ceremony, the BBC said. It got scant attention from convention-goers, the British news network said.

The convention is also said to be the first at which all five captains of the Enterprise have appeared together from William Shatner of the first "Star Trek" to Scott Bakula of the TV prequel "Enterprise." They were joined by Patrick Stewart of "Next Generation," Avery Brooks, "Deep Space Nine," and Kate Mulgrew, "Voyager."


Second fake lawyer charge for Ill. man

SKOKIE, Ill., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Authorities in Skokie, Ill., have charged a man with felony impersonating a lawyer for the second time in two years, a police report said.

Police arrested Tahir Malik, 49, Friday after he allegedly offered his services to a 65-year-old man, whose name was not reported, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday.

The older man told police Malik said he would "help him with traffic offenses" in exchange for $1,400 in cash.

Malik previously served one year of a two-year prison sentence for another impersonation of a lawyer charge, the Illinois Department of Corrections said. He was paroled in December 2011.

Police said Malik, who manages an auto repair shop, hasn't spent a single day in law school.

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