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"No. 1 NFL Draft Picks" History

"No. 1 NFL Draft Picks" History - The best No. 1 NFL Draft Picks in history is said to be Bruce Smith from the Buffalo Bills in 1985. He is said to be one of the most creative pass rushers and was feared, although he never did win a Super Bowl championship. The next best was Peyton Manning from the Indianapolis Colts in 1998. When he was signed to the team they knew that he was going to be good, but he shocked us all when he re-wrote the record books. Yahoo has the top five best picks in history.

There have certainly been a few bad picks as well, but where do we start? David Carr from the Houston Texans in 2002 is one that springs to mind. He was not a solid quarterback, and was a mistake, which is why he was often left as a backup. Next up we have JaMarcus Russell from the Oakland Raiders in 2007. He was used to playing the old style by going long and deep, but the game had changed, and he was unable to adapt. For more details on the worst No.1 NFL Draft Picks visit Yahoo S…

Loughner Medical Records

Loughner Medical Records - The judge in the Jared Loughner case on Wednesday ordered that Loughner's medical records be produced for a court-ordered psychological evaluator, over the objections of Loughner's defense attorney.

Loughner, the suspect in the Jan. 8 shootings outside Tucson that killed six and wounded 13, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is undergoing psychological evaluation in a government hospital in Missouri to determine if he is competent to stand trial.

Loughner is charged with 49 federal felonies stemming from the shooting spree.

On April 8, federal prosecutors asked that a psychologist examining Loughner, Dr. Christina Pietz, be provided records from Loughner's pediatrician and from two emergency room visits, one after Loughner showed up for high school classes intoxicated.

Judy Clarke, Loughner's lead defense attorney, objected, asking the court and prosecutors to guarantee that the information would not be made public or used against Loughn…

Boys Excavator Bulldozer

Boys Excavator Bulldozer - Police say a pair of boys, aged 12 and 9, used a stolen excavator to destroy a $150,000 bulldozer at a strip mine in Pennsylvania.

The excavator was used to "flip over and smash" a Caterpillar bulldozer sometime Thursday night at Mable Hill strip mine in Mononghela Township. The boys also sprayed 10 fire extinguishers inside the cabs of the machinery, and tossed rocks through windows of equipment, according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police.

Total damage is estimated at $164,000.

The 12-year-old, from Dilliner, Pa., is charged with criminal mischief. The 9-year-old boy was not charged.

Boys Excavator Bulldozer

Steering Wheels are Nine Times Dirtier than Public Toilet Seats

Steering Wheels are Nine Times Dirtier than Public Toilet Seats - A recent study focused on steering wheels shows that these things are up to nine times dirtier as compared to a public toilet seat, according to researchers from Queen Mary University in London.

The results of the study are frightening, as researchers found out that up to 700 bacteria live on each square inch of a steering wheel, compared to only 80 bacteria found on an ordinary toilet seat.

Dr. Ron Cutler, Director of biomedical science at Queen Mary University, said that one of the most spread bacteria found in car interiors is “bacillus cereus”. This bacteria can cause food intoxication and it is found mostly in pasta, potatoes and rice.

“While most of the bacteria were unlikely to cause health problems, some cars were found to play host to a number of potentially harmful bacterial species,” explains Dr Cutler.

“Most people clean their homes but many are neglecting to clean their cars and are driving around in vehic…