Gotta Watch: Chainsaw britches, pot for tots, history's jigsaw, Haiti's 'Earth ships'
An Oklahoma man is accused of trying to steal a chainsaw by shoving it down his pants.
February 23rd, 2011
10:51 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Chainsaw britches, pot for tots, history's jigsaw, Haiti's 'Earth ships'

The ol' cut and run - An Oklahoma man is accused of stuffing a chainsaw down his pants and running. Well, waddling is likely a better word. The best part about this absurd story is the repeated use of the term "britches" and the infamous local news standby – the old camera man re-enactment routine.

Marijuana for kids? A surprising number of children under 12 have medical marijuana cards these days. The father of a toddler who uses the drug to treat effects from a brain tumor and an anti-drug advocate both share their takes on this new trend.

Piecing history back together - You know that 2,000 piece kitten jigsaw puzzle your aunt Patty has been working on for 8 years? Well, Aunt Patty has nothing on this. German archaeologists have been painstakingly piecing together the shattered remnants of ancient statues destroyed in a World War II air raid for more than 70 years. And the worst part? No corner pieces!

Will 'Earth ships' take hold in Haiti? - In this video, we go from innovative "green" technologies for the tallest building in Europe to an impressive idea to build Haitians sustainable, eco-friendly homes. Among other things, they're re-using thousands of empty plastic bottles that have choked Haiti's capitol since the earthquake.

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  1. Mike

    "capital", not "capitol". jeez, what do you have to do to become a journalist these days, show up?

    February 23, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • GrammarNazi

      It is capitol, a location which is the center of a state. Capital, with two A's, refers to leveraging power, most commonly money. Try typing define:capitol in google and you'll be amazed.

      February 23, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. CM

    I love the lady in the med marijuana commercial. Giving the kid thc will interfere with his brain development and concentration... yeah, cos the BRAIN TUMOR he has wouldn't do any of that, and I'm sure none of the powerful narcotic and psychoactive drugs they would prescribe in the alternative would have any side effects that might affect his learning and development. ALL medical drugs are going to impact these things. If one is working and the others are not, which offers the best chance for him to move past his health issues and overcome the side effects?

    February 23, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • tommas

      But who cares about the side effects, just as long as you can't grow the medicine yourself.

      February 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. g reg

    Jeez CM – Its like you don't trust the FDA or something. haha

    February 23, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ani

      That's such a tough and wide-open question that polepe might have a hard time committing themselves to even a comment here it's tempting to try and explain what you would see in an ideal world how you would describe it. This approach kind of assumes that you can peel back the layers and uncover what is the commonality or keeping everything together in this utopian view. But the more I think about it, it might be best to try and get at the very core and everything else would build *out* from there?Ideal world where all of humanity finds the larger purpose of our earthly lives and commits to it in unity. Now personally I have my own opinions on that larger purpose, but that is the core understanding for the conditions from which everything else would work out. Does that make sense?

      July 11, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Oops...

    Once again, someone has failed to read all the posts before issuing a correction. And you know what we do with nazis, don't you?

    February 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |

    stuffing a chainsaw down your pants could be solution for the mourning wood epicdemic..

    many times i have been plauged by mourning wood.. thanks cnn.. i know have a cure..

    February 23, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. vegas mama 50

    My sister just two weeks ago had a brain tumor the size of a goose egg! removed she starts radation a cemo in two weeks yesterday she had an mri and so far they got it all and it hasnt started to grow back she has stage four and lord willing two years left to live, and left me tell u she is all for signing up for medical pot, i am a firm believer in taking it for cancer patients, i myself smoke from time to time and so has she,in oregon is were she is going to applie she needs to have an appitie to eat to keep her strength up to fight this awful cancer so people please dont find fault with people trying to help there love ones if it works then let them have it, and to police officers out there please have a little mercy on those that partake of it for health reasons, thank you.

    February 23, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kim

    Crazy and i do mean that with every sense of the word from the dictionary just CRAZY

    February 23, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |

    hey guys remember that line " this chainsaw is a part of me... and i want to make it a part of you.."

    February 23, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |