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It’s not the OK Corral but it was a heck of a fight

BillingsGazette.com
Cody, Wyoming – It’s usually the mock Old West gunfight outside the Irma Hotel that has tourists talking, but an old-fashioned barroom brawl late Monday night captivated at least one out-of-town couple.

“A couple came up to me after it was all over and shook my hand and said, ‘We’re from South Carolina, and we just want to thank you, that was the best bar fight and greatest entertainment we’ve ever had,’ ” said Scott Richard of Cody.

Richard said he was present for the melee, and at times became sucked into the fracas. In a town known for rowdy saloon brawls, Richard said he heard the fight described as the biggest in 15 years.

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Woman’s best friend (dog) starts car

Ananova
A breakdown patrol man managed to get a stranded woman’s car started by using her dog.

Juliette Piesley, 39, had changed the battery in her electronic key fob but was then unable to start her car, reports the BBC. When AA patrolman Kevin Gorman arrived at the scene, in Addlestone, Surrey, he found the immobiliser chip was missing.

Ms Piesley said her dog George had eaten something, and realising it was the chip, he put the dog in the front seat and started the car with the key.

Mr Gorman said: “I was glad to get the car started for the member. They will now have to take George with them in the car until things take their natural course. It is the first time that I have had to get a dog to help me to start a car.”

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Monster Smart Car

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A Smart Car with monster tyres and four wheel drive has been developed for hardcore offroad use. The ‘Forfun’ has the body of a normal Smart Fortwo mounted on an all-terrain Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406 series. Greek 4×4 Rally Champion, Stefan Attart, joined forces with Mercedes-Benz Greece, to design and develop the one-off vehicle.

  • six-cylinder diesel engine with a capacity of 5,675 cc delivering 84 bhp – more than twice as powerful as the standard model.
  • ground clearance of more than 2ft, eye popping tyres on 26 inch rims, and a towering 12ft height.
  • oversized wheels, an aluminium safety cage, and special shock absorbers with manually controlled air suspension.

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A kilo of sand a day keeps the doctor away

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An Indian grandmother has revealed she eats a kilo of sand a day to stay fit and healthy. Ram Rati, 80, considers sand an essential part of her daily diet and eats a kilo of it before breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea

Ram who lives in Chinhar in Lucknow told Asian News International: “When young, I tried it for fun once. Since then, I am used to it. My brothers and relatives pestered me to quit it but it was all in vain. I eat on an average around one or one-and-a-half kilos of sand per day.”

Her granddaughter Shikha said: “The doctor said if she has no health problems, let her eat. We think it suits her health.”

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