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Driving test comes to crashing halt

Yahoo! News
A young woman’s goal of getting her driver’s license crashed this week — right into the license branch. The 20-year-old woman was pulling into a parking spot outside the license branch when she hit the accelerator instead of the brake, Assistant Fire Chief Mike Bucy said.

The car jumped a small curb and went into the building about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, tearing out a large glass window and damaging a door and low brick wall.

Neither the driver nor the examiner, who weren’t identified, were injured.

October 25, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Maths theory bags lotto jackpot

Most of us believe winning lotto is down to the luck of the draw. But a syndicate of university professors and tutors in Britain thought it could also be related to the principles of mathematical probability. And their theory was spectacularly vindicated this week when they matched all six numbers and scooped the $13 million lotto jackpot.

The syndicate, made up of 17 staff members at Bradford University and College, bagged the big prize by using two boxes, 49 pieces of paper and a large amount of brainpower.

But it was far from an overnight success.

More at NEWS.com.au

October 25, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Maths theory bags lotto jackpot

Man walks in 260kg shoes. Why? Shrug.

A Chinese man reportedly walked 27 steps in a pair of iron shoes weighing more than a quarter of a tonne. Nai, 47, from Quanzhou in Fujian Province, covered about a metre in the 260kg shoes, reports China Daily quoting Southeast Morning Post.

The newspaper says it took four young men to lift just one of the shoes.

Nai, a security guard, is now hoping to be allowed to perform kung fu wearing the iron shoes at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

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