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One word, just one word, and I savage your ankle, buddy…

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August 29, 2009 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off

Mexican Alien Baby?

Mexican TV revealed the almost unbelievable story – in 2007, a baby ‘alien’ was found alive by a farmer in Mexico. He drowned it in a ditch out of fear, and now two years later scientists have finally been able to announce the results of their tests on this sinister-looking carcass.

At the end of last year the farmer, Marao Lopez, handed the corpse over to university scientists who carried out DNA tests and scans. He claimed that it took him three attempts to drown the creature and he had to hold it underwater for hours.

Tests revealed a creature that is unknown to scientists – its skeleton has characteristics of a lizard, its teeth do not have any roots like humans and it can stay underwater for a long time.

But it also has some similar joints to humans.

via Our Strange World.

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Strange, UFO | , , | 2 Comments

When taking your driving test try not to park in the DMV building

A person completing a driving exam ran his or her vehicle into the Department of Motor Vehicles building on Castillo Street, causing significant damage to the building.

Neither the driver nor the test examiner were injured in the accident, which happened just after 9:30 Thursday morning, August 27. The vehicle jumped a curb and stopped after plowing two feet into the corner of the building on the south side.

via The Santa Barbara Independent Driving Test Taker Crashes Into DMV Building.

August 28, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, Dumb drivers | , | Comments Off

Sorcerer’s apprentice at work?

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Buzz about a broom standing upright and unsupported at a downtown Prattville business is sweeping the town. Several hundred people have stopped by Vintage Blu, a yet-to-be-opened consignment shop, since the phenomenon was discovered Thursday.

Dozens of theories to explain what’s going on have been thrown out. There must be glue on the bristles of the broom, or there are magnets in the floor working in concert with the buildings electrical system, or maybe … just maybe … it’s something from beyond at work.

“I think it’s more strange than spooky,” said Christy Burdett, the shop’s owner, who has been working for several weeks to get the business open. “But it’s been fun.”

No, there isn’t any glue, and there are no magnets in the floor. As to something otherworldly going on, people will have to use their own judgment.

via  montgomeryadvertiser.com | Montgomery Advertiser.

August 26, 2009 Posted by | ghost, Strange | Comments Off

There’s nothing like a vacation road trip

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August 24, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | Comments Off

It’s surprising how fast you can run with a 3 ton hippo chasing you…

This gamekeeper sprints for his life after disturbing a hungry hippo while it was stuffing its face. He fled as the angry three-ton beast – which can hit speeds of up to 30mph – charged at him, still with a mouthful of grass.

The keeper only managed to escape a nasty end with an impressive 100m dash – in flat work shoes.

via Curb your hippo! – mirror.co.uk.

August 23, 2009 Posted by | animals, Scary | | Comments Off

Twins born 51 hours apart… Wait. What?

After giving birth to her son Ryan, Hayley Phillips thought it wouldn’t be too long before his twin brother followed. In fact, it took a further 51 hours – and a second labour for Miss Phillips – before Lewis eventually made his way into the world.

The twins – who as well as being born on different days also have different star signs – are now set to mark their first birthday, with Ryan, a Leo, celebrating tomorrow and Lewis, a Virgo, two days later on Tuesday.

Miss Phillips, 24, said: ‘There were two separate labours, with Ryan being born at home and Lewis in hospital, they have different birthdays, different star signs and if Lewis had been born a few days later he would be in a different school year. They look the same but they couldn’t be any more different.’

via Twins who were born 51 hours apart Mail Online.

August 23, 2009 Posted by | astrology, Strange | , | Comments Off

Circling an optical illusion

Picture 3Does this look like a spiral to you or just make your eyes wobble? It’s actually a series of concentric circles. The angled squares create the illusion. Trace them with your finger.

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August 19, 2009 Posted by | cool stuff | | Comments Off

Awwww…

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August 19, 2009 Posted by | animals | Comments Off

Rat eating pitcher plant

You’ve heard of insect eating plants…how about a plant that eats rats?

Photo: STEWART MCPHERSON

Photo: STEWART MCPHERSON

Rat-eating plant discovered in Philippines – Telegraph.

August 19, 2009 Posted by | plant | , , | Comments Off

Irony defined

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August 18, 2009 Posted by | accident messes | , | Comments Off

Fat-bottomed smuggler seized…at (where else?) El Prat airport

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Customs officers [in Spain] arrested a smuggler with six and a half kilos of cocaine hidden in his shorts after becoming suspicious of his big bum.

Officials at El Prat de Llobregat airport, Barcelona, forced him to strip and found specially made pants with dozens of tiny pockets sewn in to hold the drugs. The green neoprene pants contained more than 160 pockets for canisters of cocaine.

via Ananova – Fat-bottomed smuggler seized.

August 18, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off

The Great Pumpkin arrived a little early this year

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A 1,145-pound pumpkin from the “Kentucky Pumpkin Mafia” came in first place at the Giant Pumpkin Contest at the Indiana State Fair Sunday, officials said.

More at  The Great Pumpkin is from Kentucky – UPI.com.

August 17, 2009 Posted by | cool stuff, Fun stuff | | Comments Off

Is that in the Constitution?

A [Minneapolis] man who was arrested for indecent exposure told police it was his right as a man to lie naked in a park’s volleyball court…

Officers recognized [him] because they brought him to a hospital last weekend for a mental health check.

via  wcco.com

Perhaps they need to run that check again.

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , | 2 Comments

Smile, you’re on eight candid cameras

A thief has made a bid for the title of New Zealand’s dumbest crook after providing his name and contact details to a store clerk minutes before grabbing money from the cash register in full view of the Christchurch store’s eight surveillance cameras.

via Stuff.co.nz.

August 17, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off

“How to tie your shoe laces”

There are 15 different ways to lace your shoes at How To Tie Your Shoe Laces. The link is below the image.

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via How to tie your shoe laces | MailDumper.

August 16, 2009 Posted by | Art?, cool stuff, Fun stuff | , | Comments Off

Life bridges the gap in NE India

The living bridges of Cherrapunji, India are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. This tree produces a series of secondary roots from higher up its trunk and can comfortably perch atop huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers themselves.

Lots more at  Living Root Bridges

August 16, 2009 Posted by | bridges | , | Comments Off

What’s in a word?

Nazis slogans banned in Germany may be legal if they are translated from German into English, one of the country’s highest courts has ruled.

The Federal Court of Justice said it had rescinded a conviction against a man fined 4,200 euros ($5,993) for possessing 100 T-shirts due for sale emblazoned with the words “Blood & Honor” — a translation of the Hitler Youth slogan “Blut und Ehre.”

More at  Court says Nazi slogan is legal in English – Yahoo! News.

August 15, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off

“Boy gets prize for catching a bus.” They’re kidding, right? Right?

Schoolboy Bobby McHale has strolled his way to exam success – without even realising it.

In an apparent gift to critics who insist tests are being dumbed down, the 15-year-old was awarded a prize certificate simply for catching a bus. Alas, his brother, 13-year-old Joe, failed.

Bobby did not realise he was being marked for the everyday ‘challenge’ of walking to his local bus stop and clambering on board. That is, not until a certificate from exam board AQA popped through his letter box.

It congratulated Bobby for successfully completing the ‘Using Public Transport (Unit 1)’ assignment.

via Metro.co.uk.

August 14, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off

You set the camera timer, pose and then…

This couple set up their camera, set the timer, posed and then this squirrel popped up in front of the camera just as the timer went off. That’s Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park, Canada, in the background.

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August 13, 2009 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off

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