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Ticket for deaf and blind man—I think I’ve seen this guy in Seattle.

Ananova
A deaf and blind man who doesn’t drive has received a £60 speeding ticket. Police say a speed camera clocked Martyn Styles doing 36mph in a 30mph zone in Hull, reports the Mirror. Martyn said: “They say they’ve got evidence against me. Well, let’s see the picture of me with my white stick and my guide dog driving that car.”

Martyn’s lives with his wife Dawn and son Chris who are also both deaf. Dawn sometimes drives their Renault Scenic Privilege, which is registered in Martyn’s name, short distances from home in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. But on the day of the offence, the couple were 180 miles away having lunch at Chris’s school.

Dawn said: “We can’t believe it. My husband can’t drive. Only I drive. It was the same kind of car as ours and the same registration number but it wasn’t our car. It couldn’t have been. There’s no way we were in Hull – we don’t even know where Humberside is.”

The couple fear their number plate has been cloned. The police are now investigating further after the couple complained.

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Aussies told to stop singing in the shower

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Australians have been told to stop singing in the shower in an attempt to save electricity and water. Power supplier Energy Australia says exercising the vocal cords in the bathroom adds an extra 9.08 minutes to a shower.

Singing, daydreaming, shaving, and other “nonessential activities” in the shower are adding to the average family’s power bills and also contributing to global warming, it says.

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You have to wonder what a “nonessential activity” in the shower is. Well, maybe not.

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Well, back to work!

Reuters vis Yahoo! News
A man freed from jail in Belgium last Friday allegedly committed eight robberies before being arrested the next day, the national Belga news agency reported.

The unidentified man was carrying stolen jewels when he was arrested in Jambes, on the outskirts of the southeastern city of Namur, the agency reported on Sunday. The agency gave no other details on the arrest or what he was imprisoned for earlier.

Police confirmed an arrest.

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Family Tree?

Yahoo News Photos
panda.jpg Giant pandas play in a tree at the Wolong Giant Panda Protection Center in Wolong of Chinas Sichuan province…. The number of pandas born in captivity this year in China had reached a record 25 by September, up from 19 in 2005.

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