A British maker of fire and rescue equipment introduced a 392-pound training dummy to help emergency services cope with the growing number of obese people they have to rescue. Noting that simply adding weight to existing dummies doesn't accurately represent the weight distribution in a larger person, Lawrence Lee of Ruth Lee Fire & Rescue Equipment said the company "created a dummy that replicates, as closely as possible, the body mass of a large person." Who needs guns? A 27-year-old man broke into a home in Uniondale, N.Y., and beat the homeowner with a karaoke machine, while the 64-year-old victim tried to defend himself with a vacuum-cleaner hose. Nassau County police Sgt. Anthony Repalone said the attacker, who also bit off the victim's ear, "just randomly picked this house." Homeland insecurity A recent probe by the Government Accountability Office uncovered that the Pentagon cannot account for $19.2 billion worth of equipment provided to Iraqi security forces. The July 2007 report said the equipment includes "about 110,000 AK-47 rifles, 90,000 pistols, 80 items of body armor and 115,000 helmets." Inconvenient truth Researchers at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences reported that a grown moose belches out methane gas equivalent to 4,630 pounds of carbon dioxide a year. That, according to Scandinavian Airlines, is more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide emitted on a round-trip flight from Oslo to Santiago, Chile. Way to go Workers from a shopping center in Allen Park, Mich., found the body of a 41-year-old man in a nearby wooded area next to a guillotine he built and used to kill himself. The 6-foot-tall device was bolted to a tree and included a swing arm. Investigators pointed out the man, who did not leave a suicide note, had to make several trips to carry the wooden and metal parts to the scene. "I can't even tell you how long it must have taken him to construct," Deputy Police Chief Dale Covert said. "This man obviously was very determined to end his life." No privilege in rank Scott Richardson, director of the South Carolina Department of Insurance and a resident of Hilton Head Island, received a letter notifying him that his policy was being dropped, along with thousands of other coastal residents in the state. "If I'm not immune," Richardson said, "then nobody is."