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Teen builds sub out of pig trough

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A 14-year-old naval enthusiast has built a functioning submarine out of a pig trough.

Swiss teen Aaron Kreier from Eschlikon in the Thurgau canton took the shiny brass ENDO – Extreme Nautical Deep Office – for a successful 15-minute maiden voyage. He tested it in the Arbon docks this week after being given special permission by harbour police.

The boy has been building the peddle-powered craft since he was 10 out of bits of old farm equipment and says he plans to use it to explore Lake Constance underwater.

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“We will review our security.” Good idea.

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Maria Sharapova got an eyeful at Wimbledon when a streaker did a nude cartwheel. Dutch DJ Sander Lantinga, wearing an outfit held together with Velcro, stripped down to just his trainers in seconds. He then dashed over to the tennis ace on Centre Court and performed his naked acrobatics, reports the Sun.

Sharapova, 19, said: “I wasn’t scared. But I didn’t really look at the guy – I didn’t want to see all the details.”

Lantinga, 29, who works for MTV, did the stunt for the Dutch TV show Try Before You Die. He was released by police with a caution but Wimbledon bosses said: “We will review our security.”

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Want a donut with that? I’ll just run and get one.

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Two policemen who allowed a wanted thug to buy them coffee after his arrest have been suspended after he took the chance to escape.

The 31-year-old, wanted for over 95 different offences, was picked up on a warrant for grievous bodily harm by the two unnamed officers on the Croatian island of Korcula. But after persuading them to join him for a last coffee, Muzevic paid the bill and fled out of the back of the café, escaping into nearby woods.

The policemen have been suspended and face further disciplinary action while their superiors investigate how they could have allowed a man who has been charged with so many offences to buy them a drink.

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