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Mmmmmm—pork fat!

ClickOnDetroit.com

How does a nice slab of pork fat sound? Salo is a Ukrainian delicacy. And now a slim 51-year-old man, Volodymr Stryhaniv, is the salo king. He managed to down more than 2 pounds of the stuff at Ukraine’s biggest-ever salo festival. After 20 minutes of wolfing down pork fat, the winner said he could eat another pound of the stuff.

Salo is often eaten with a shot of vodka and garlic bread. But some restaurants are now offering chocolate-covered pork fat.

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Maybe several shots of vodka before you eat the fat would help.

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October 24, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Mmmmmm—pork fat!

Redneck delight: a cow with a steering wheel

Reuters via Yahoo! News
A Chilean taxi driver has come up with a new way to fight assaults: make your vehicle so conspicuous that nobody would dare try to rob you.

After being robbed several times, Juan Geraldo upholstered and covered every square inch of his car’s interior with black and white spotted cowhides, including the steering wheel and ceiling. He then decorated the interior with stuffed toy cows, and added a horn that moos.

The visual effect is even more impressive at night, when the black and white taxi interior is set off from floor to ceiling by a flood of neon light.

“The effect was immediate. They haven’t robbed me since,” said Geraldo, who said the special effects also brought in more clientele and allowed him to expand his cab fleet from one car to nine.

October 24, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Redneck delight: a cow with a steering wheel

Achtung! You will turn to the right NOW!!

Reuters vis Yahoo! News
A German motorist followed the command “Turn right now!” from his navigation system and crashed into a small toilet hut by the side of the road — about 30 yards before the crossing he was meant to take.

The overly obedient 53-year-old from Freiburg drove his sport utility vehicle off the road into a building site, up a stairway and into the small toilet shack, police in the eastern town of Rudolstadt said Sunday.

It caused 2,000 euros ($2,500) worth of damage to the stairway, 100 euros damage to his car, and he was also fined 35 euros.

October 24, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Achtung! You will turn to the right NOW!!

Crime Tip: Be sure the bank you rob isn’t empty

Ananova
A gang of Romanian robbers broke into a bank’s headquarters in a daring overnight raid – only to find it empty. The three criminals expected to hit the jackpot with their raid on the Nova Bank in Constanta city centre.

But they did not know that the bank was relocating to new premises and the building was empty.

October 24, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Crime Tip: Be sure the bank you rob isn’t empty

Ananova – Pumpkin grows up 7ft conifer

Ananova
A Cambridgeshire pensioner was shocked to find a huge pumpkin growing at the top of her 7ft conifer tree. June Hammersley, 77, of Milton, found the 36lb pumpkin growing up a tree in her garden, reports the Mirror.

The pumpkin had trained itself up the nearby tree trunk.

October 24, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Ananova – Pumpkin grows up 7ft conifer