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Spooky—Woman dies next to her own grave

Reuters via Yahoo! News
A Dutch woman, who had meticulously planned her own funeral after the death of her husband last year, died next to the grave in Amsterdam where she wanted to be buried, a newspaper reported.

The 65-year-old widow probably died of a heart attack while she was visiting the family grave where her name, but no date, was already inscribed, De Telegraaf daily reported Wednesday.

The woman was carrying a bag with her containing her will when she died and had already organized details of her funeral including the music she wanted played, the paper said

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Is this what you’d call a barebones bike?

Lots more pictures at this link

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Fly the Idiot Skies of Quantas

 Health & fitness
A diabetic man fell into a coma because airport staff refused to let him take his insulin on board a flight from Auckland to Christchurch. Qantas yesterday apologised to Tui Peter Russell, who had a severe attack on the plane and was in hospital for two weeks.

Mr Russell said check-in staff at Auckland Airport told him he could not take his medication on board because it was dangerous. The 43-year-old Glen Innes chef said he had flown many times with Qantas and had never had problems taking his medicine on board. The medication was clearly labelled, he said.

“They thought I would hurt somebody, but I was only flying to Christchurch, not LA,” said Mr Russell.

He started feeling ill during the flight last month and called a flight attendant. “They asked where the insulin was, and they weren’t very happy when they found out I wasn’t allowed to bring it on board.”

Mr Russell praised cabin crew who tried to keep him conscious and gave him oxygen until they arrived in Christchurch. But he fell into a coma shortly before the aircraft landed and spent two weeks in Christchurch Hospital.

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It would take a particularly dense idiot to forbid a diabetic from carrying insulin and a syringe. 

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Jilted Romanian groom finds fitting new bride

Ananova
A jilted Romanian man found a new bride by asking which of his neighbours could fit into the wedding dress.

Florin Mazilu, from Malu Mare in southeastern Romania, is now recommending buying the dress first and looking for the wife second. He claims his stand-in bride has turned out to be the love of his life after original fiancée Adelina Epure dumped him four days before their wedding.

Mazilu spread word in his hometown that he would marry any girl who fitted into the wedding dress and the wedding ring he had already bought. Within hours he had found 21-year-old local Ana Maria who fitted perfectly into the dress and ring.

He said: “I had everything prepared for the wedding but no bride. I was determined to go ahead with a wedding though and while the conditions I set for a bride were unusual I knew that if she fitted the dress and could wear the ring on her finger it would work.

“Ana Maria was the only one of dozens of girls who could fit into the dress perfectly and could wear the ring. It was love at first sight. I knew she was perfect from the moment I saw her.”

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