Wok Kundor, a Malaysian woman who is 107 years old, married a man 70 years younger who is now in drug rehab. Right now she is lonely and concerned that when he gets out, he will want to leave her.
She says she is waiting patiently for her love, but if he does decide to leave her, she will marry again! Despite having 21 previous marital attempts, is seems she is ready to settle down for good. The poor woman just doesn’t want to spend her golden years alone! Who can blame her? She says,
“I am not searching for a man as handsome as our prime minister, but someone to accompany me in my twilight years,” she said. “I realize I am an aged woman. I don’t have the body nor am I a young woman who can attract anyone. My intention to re-marry is to fill my forlornness, and nothing more than that.”
Some headlines are too good to change and this one from Boulder, Colorado , is one of them:
Naked man foils car theft, nabs suspect for Boulder police
Justin Chentnik, now wearing clothes, gives credit to Skip [his girl friend's dog] for alerting his friend that a man was trying to steal her car around 4 a.m. Friday. Chentnik ran out of the house naked, grabbed the man and held him until police arrived
It’s a good thing Justin Chentnik isn’t modest. If he were, his friend would be out a car, and he’d be out a good story.
The rest of this story is here at Colorado Daily
A dimwit Northern Ireland man wore a fluorescent builders’ bib while attempting to rob houses under the cover of darkness.
Bungling would-be thief Stephen Frederick Hamilton was spotted by neighbours who called the cops as he tried to break into houses in Dunlady Manor in Dundonald.
An Indiana state trooper became concerned when he saw an aggressively driven pickup with red and blue strobe lights flashing on Indiana 3. He followed the truck until it reached its’ “emergency destination”, a local McDonald’s, and the driver and a passenger climbed out. Turns out that they were two teenage boys, not emergency personnel. Their explanation that authorities were more lenient where they came from (country boys) and all the other kids did it fell on deaf ears.
They’ll get a chance to explain it all to a judge.
More via The Star Press
Look in the dictionary under “idiot”
Primates of the human variety like many different types of music – from classical to rap to country to rock- but monkeys are a little pickier. Researchers in Bejing have recently found that monkeys were calmed by heavy metal while ignoring other kinds of music.
A Catholic who believed his prayers were answered when he was rescued from a lift was killed when he went to church to give thanks and the stone altar fell on him.
An Austrian man has been fined £45 for breaking wind while he was being questioned by police officers.
Police in Graz said the laughter of passers-by humiliated them, giving them grounds to book Hansi Sporer, 20, under local anti police abuse laws.
“This was no accident. He clearly intended to make a laughing stock out of the officers and deserved what he got,” said one police source.
Security guards reduced a nine-year-old boy to tears after banning him from sailing his toy boat on a pond because it ‘frightens the fish’.
Noah Bailey was distraught after staff at Chiswick Business Park, in west London, stopped him playing with his model of the German battleship Bismarck.
His grandfather Paul Fabricius, 57, said that when they went to complain about the draconian rule the guard refused to tell him the name of the manager for ‘security reasons’.
via Mail Online.
That’s fine police work. Lou. Can’t have frightened fish now, can we? [There's a eason that real police officers call security gueards "Rent-A-Cops.]
It’s an orangutan! For the first time since 1996, one of the critically endangered great apes has been born at the Audubon Zoo, which announced the birth Wednesday.
Baby Menari is being hand-raised. Tyrene Fayard, assistant curator of mammals, says the mother — 20-year-old Feliz is very attentive, but cannot get the hang of nursing.
via The Town Talk.
It’s 9/9/09 and the doom-mongers have predicted in the past that the world will end today. But if you’re reading this, then we think it’s safe to assume it hasn’t.
The ninth day of the ninth month of the ninth year, was said by some to signify the end of the planet. Over the past few weeks, bloggers and conspiracy theorists have devoted their energies to convincing us that the numbers have mystical significance.
Would the world be sucked into a black hole created by the Cern particle collider in Switzerland?, some asked.
They look like something snaffled from a pantomime dame’s wardrobe. But these generously proportioned linen bloomers and chemise were fit for a queen. And not just any queen. None other than Queen Victoria herself wore these at the end of the 19th century…
As well as being embroidered with a crown and the initials VR the underwear also have a number to ensure they could be kept track of when sent to the laundry…
Victoria’s underwear is at Kensington Palace. Which means they have become one of the most important museum pieces in the country. Embroidered with a small crown and the initials VR, the undergarments have been given ‘national designated status’ by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.
When it comes to spitting a cricket for distance, the central Wisconsin talent seems concentrated in one Marshfield family.
Brian Johnsrud spat a thawed cricket 22 feet, 8 inches at the Central Wisconsin State Fair on Saturday. Minutes later, his son Jared shot his cricket 10 feet, 5 inches to win the 9-to-11 age division.
Brian Johnsrud says the key is to pick the biggest cricket and put it upside down on your tongue. He also says you have to take the deep breath before putting the cricket in your mouth, so you don’t swallow the critter.
via Full Story.
It was hard not to notice the placard on the front door honoring the dad of the house as World’s Greatest Dad.
This was the house at 25150 West Linden Lane where Burl Thomas, 56, and his son, John, 24, were arrested this week after police found an anti-tank rocket launcher, a cache of guns, Nazi and anarchist literature, TNT explosives with blasting caps and detonating cord while conducting a drug investigation. Cocaine and marijuana were also found.
“Thank You For All You’ve Done. I Love You,” said the card stuck inside the screen door. Another sign said, “Is there life after death? Trespass here and find out!”
Neighbors knew something was up because police evacuated the neighborhood Wednesday night.
“There was a police tank, SWAT truck — it was a little weird,” said neighbor Dan Gabriel, whose family was evacuated at 5:30 p.m. They couldn’t return until after 10 p.m.
“He was always quiet and we never had a problem with him,” he said of his neighbors.
Hours after being released from prison, Scott. T. Loher beat an 80-year-old man who refused to let him steal his car from a Warrington parking lot Monday night, authorities said.
While Loher broke a bone in the man’s face during the assault, the uncooperative victim managed to kick his attacker in the groin, a jolt that was enough to send Loher running from the lot outside Doylestown Hospital’s Health and Wellness Center.
Lots more via PhillyBurbs.com: Man fends off would-be carjacker.
Scouts will now be a little worse prepared after they were banned from carrying their traditional penknives due to the fears of those in charge of health and safety. Scouts will soon have to survive without their trusty penknives on camping trips thanks to Britain’s growing knife crime culture…
New advice published in Scouting, the official in-house magazine, says neither Scouts nor their parents should bring penknives to camp except in “specific” situations.
Scouts have traditionally been taught how to use knives correctly, using them on camping trips to cut firewood or carve tools…
At one point Scouts were allowed to carry a sheath knife on their belt as part of their uniform although this is no longer the case. In recent years the Scout Association guidance has been that parents should carry knives to camps or meetings.
UK gardens could soon be invaded by an influx of moths that look remarkably like hummingbirds, due to warmer autumns and winters.
The striking hummingbird hawk-moth is a native of North Africa and uses a long feeding tube for sucking nectar out of the flowers.
They also have a wingspan of around two inches, with wings beating so fast an audible hum can clearly be heard.
Butterfly Conservation, which conducts official counts of the UK moth population, says sightings of the species have increased by more than 230 per cent to almost 1,200 so far this year. Last year fewer than 500 were spotted.
via Mail Online.
A grandfather has described how a massive stroke “miraculously” cured his failing sight, but cost him his ability to speak French.
Malcolm Darby, 70, of Oakham, Rutland, had worn glasses since measles damaged his sight at the age of two. But after waking from surgery to remove a blood clot following a stroke last year, he said he found he had near-perfect vision.
Experts say the side-effects of the stroke are “unusual”.
via BBC NEWS