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Build a Dalek to scare drinkers


new-series-dalek-3d.gifA Doctor Who fan has made a Dalek he can sit inside, complete with voicebox, to scare away rowdy students from his street. It rasps: ‘I don’t like students. You will be exter- min-ated!’ at passers-by.

Andrew Simpson, 22, who took eight months to make the Doctor Who creature at a cost of £1,000, claims his tactics have worked and the street is quieter.

He said: ‘We live right by the university and there’s loads of them here – but they’re no match for the Dalek.’

Mr Simpson, who has a TV and film memorabilia business, now plans to make it squirt water and smoke, and take it into the centre of his home city of York – this time just as a bit of fun.

December 6, 2006 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Tree nuptials

Hundreds of people are flocking to a remote Indian town to offer prayers to two trees that were “married” off in a bid to keep evil spirits at bay, officials said on Wednesday.

Alarmed by a string of accidental deaths, murders and burglaries, local people decided it was time the trees, one a banyan tree which had wrapped itself around the trunk of the other, tied the knot.

More than 250 people gathered in English Bazaar, in West Bengal state, on Tuesday for the ceremony as priests chanted hymns and decorated the conjoined trunks of two 25-year-old trees with colourful cloth, streaks of vermilion and garlands.

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