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Fight Against Maturity

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LiveScience.com
In October 2005, three ghost hunters in Salem, Massachusetts, were arrested for trespassing on private property in search of ghosts. They had entered an abandoned hospital reputed to be haunted. The group was so busy looking for spirits they failed to notice the police station across the street; all three were arrested, fined, and sent home.

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Need a Halloween costume?

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Once more. Now pay attention. DON’T MESS with oldtimers.

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A 70-year-old former British soldier who fought guerillas in Aden and Triad gangs in Hong Kong showed four muggers how it doesn’t pay to mess with the SAS.

Douglas O’Dell is past retirement age but the moves he learned as a volunteer in Britain’s toughest regiment half-a-century ago stood him in good stead when he was ambushed near his home in Bielefeld, Germany, by four local toughs.

The former Provost Sergeant put paid to the danger on the street like he once took out bandits in hotspots across the globe.

THWACK! The first mistake came when one of the teenagers grabbed him around the throat and said in German: “Give my your money, grandad, if you don’t want to get hurt.”

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Oh, there’s more. Lots more.

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Bring your own spoon

The Daily Record
Fireman were called to mop up a trailer-load of 48 tons of chicken korma sauce after plastic packs melted when another trailer caught fire alongside the vehicle in Saltney, Flintshire.

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Irony—Fire station goes up in flames

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A fire chief has told of his embarrassment after a station without a smoke alarm went up in flames. The building and a fire engine were destroyed in the blaze at Arundel Fire Station in West Sussex. Neil Odin, southern area commander for West Sussex fire service said it showed it could happen to anyone.

“Unfortunately, we had severe damage to our fire station, which is embarrassing,” he told the BBC.

He said a brand new building would need a smoke alarm. But he added: “Automatic smoke detection wouldn’t have made any difference.”

Nobody was injured in the fire which was tackled by 30 firefighters in six fire engines from neighbouring towns.

…none of [the firefighters] were in the building at the time.

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Girl’s brawl—Video at eleven

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Police were called in Bulgaria after a mass fight broke out between 23 teenage girls over a handsome male student. The girls, aged between 15 and 18, used brass knuckles, chains and beer bottles to fight over the lad whose name was not revealed.

The girls, from the Bulgarian capital Sofia, agreed to fight it out and skipped school to meet up in a local playground in the Gorublyane district of the city. Several girls suffered minor injuries and dozens of passers-by reportedly witnessed the incident.

But the alarm wasn’t raised until after the fight when a father of one of the injured girls called the police.

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You want us to mow the roof? It’ll cost ya’.

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Bosses of an acclaimed new government building with a grass roof were shocked to find it will cost £5,000 to have it cut. The £13million Scottish Natural Heritage HQ, praised for its eco-friendly credentials, includes a roof garden, reports then Daily Record.

But health and safety regulations mean scaffolding and other safety measures must be installed when people are working above ground. It’s believed one scaffolding firm tendered an estimate in the region of £5000.

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