We’ve all heard the saying…
But in THIS instance?
Truer words never spoken!
[via KDVR]DENVER – Police in Denver were on the lookout Thursday for two gun-waving jewelry store robbers who threatened to shoot employees and customers.As it turns out, the joke was on the two clowns who robbed Sonny’s Rocks on South Colorado Blvd. Wednesday morning.
Their heist turned out to be a bust.
The two robbers, who were both dressed in bizarre costumes and wearing white face paint, pointed guns at employees and customers while they cleared the cases of jewelry.
“They came in with their guns drawn,” says store owner Mark Allen.
Surveillance video tape shows the robbers cock their guns as they enter the store.
Their faces are covered with heavy white makeup and their lips are covered in black. One is wearing a scraggly black wig, the other a long blonde wig.
“It’s surreal … they came in with clown makeup on,” says Allen. “They were, like, in costume.”
The surveillance video also shows the robbers pointing their guns at the heads of three employees and two customers as they force them to lie on the ground behind one of the counters.
“My main concern was I didn’t want any of my employees hurt and that’s what I kept saying,” Allen says, “you can have anything you want, just don’t hurt anybody.”
The pair then put a gun Allen’s head and forced him to unlock the jewelry cases.
“They did a lot of threatening,” he says, telling him that if he didn’t open the display cases within seconds they would shoot him in the head.
Allen says he told them they could have whatever they wanted. His main concern was that the two men didn’t hurt anyone.
“I don’t care about the jewelry,” he says.
The robbers emptied the jewelry cases into plastic garbage bags and then fled, heading south across the Nordstrom Rack parking lot.
But the joke may be on the clowns.
Sonny’s Rocks Jewelry Store, like most jewelry stores, no longer displays real jewelry, a change the store made when the price of precious metals and gems started going up a few years ago.
The clowns’ take?
They didn’t get any real diamonds. Instead, they made off with garbage bags of fake gold, platinum and cubic zirconium.
“It’s not real,” Allen says. “It’s totally worthless.” [Read More]
These idiot might as well have set their sights on possibly the BIGGEST diamond ever…
Cause, yes, it is–Hello!–Planet sized!
[via Reuters] Astronomers have spotted an exotic planet that seems to be made of diamond racing around a tiny star in our galactic backyard.
The new planet is far denser than any other known so far and consists largely of carbon. Because it is so dense, scientists calculate the carbon must be crystalline, so a large part of this strange world will effectively be diamond.
“The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon — i.e. a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside our own Sun,” said Matthew Bailes of Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.
Lying 4,000 light years away, or around an eighth of the way toward the center of the Milky Way from the Earth, the planet is probably the remnant of a once-massive star that has lost its outer layers to the so-called pulsar star it orbits.
Pulsars are tiny, dead neutron stars that are only around 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in diameter and spin hundreds of times a second, emitting beams of radiation.
In the case of pulsar J1719-1438, the beams regularly sweep the Earth and have been monitored by telescopes in Australia, Britain and Hawaii, allowing astronomers to detect modulations due to the gravitational pull of its unseen companion planet.
The measurements suggest the planet, which orbits its star every two hours and 10 minutes, has slightly more mass than Jupiter but is 20 times as dense, Bailes and colleagues reported in the journal Science on Thursday.
In addition to carbon, the new planet is also likely to contain oxygen, which may be more prevalent at the surface and is probably increasingly rare toward the carbon-rich center.
Its high density suggests the lighter elements of hydrogen and helium, which are the main constituents of gas giants like Jupiter, are not present.
Just what this weird diamond world is actually like close up, however, is a mystery.
“In terms of what it would look like, I don’t know I could even speculate,” said Ben Stappers of the University of Manchester. “I don’t imagine that a picture of a very shiny object is what we’re looking at here.” [Read More]
Cause they would not have been any more successful.
What a couple of dopes!