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Crumby thing to do

NEWS.com.au
Thieves who tried to rob the Sylva, North Carolina police station were nabbed after leaving a trail of cake crumbs behind. Sylva Police Detective Aimee Sumner said the two suspects were arrested on January 6 only hours after they stole flag poles, flags and a sign during their attempted break-in at the station.

“They had cake and icing all over them, said Det Sumner, adding that the suspects had been drinking and were seen earlier at a birthday party serving birthday cake in a restaurant.

After noticing the damaged door of the police station was smeared with cake and frosting, she said, a police officer followed the crumb trail out onto Main Street where he also found a lid with the same icing.

The cake and frosting matched that found on the two suspects when they were later apprehended, Det Sumner said, adding that there was also additional evidence linking them to the crime.

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“Can you smell me now?”

Ananova

englishspaniel.jpgA dog has been hired to work full-time in a prison to sniff out illicit mobile phones. Murphy the spaniel has undergone seven months of practice in finding hidden phones in Norwich prison.

Trainer Mel Barker has taught Murphy to detect one particular scent out of 20 given off by mobile handsets. Exactly what he seeks out cannot be revealed for security reasons, reports the Sun. However, his nose is so sensitive he can distinguish between the smell of officers’ phones and illicit handsets….

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Migraine treatment—a good hit upside the head with a TV

Ananova
A woman who was admitted to hospital with a migraine had her stay extended when a TV fell on her head. Sharron Blake, 36, was ready to leave Yeovil District Hospital when she moved the box, on an adjustable arm above her bed, and it fell. She was left mildly concussed and needed extra observation reports the Sun…

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The company that supplied the TV? Patientpal. With pals like that you don’t need many enemies.

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Travelling zoo

Travelling zoo

nile_crocodile1.jpg A man has been arrested at Hong Kong airport for trying to smuggle a crocodile, six snakes, 11 flying squirrels and 46 turtles and tortoises in his luggage.

The unnamed man was planning to take the animals from Thailand to China when the crocodile – a highly endangered species – was found in his bag. Other endangered animals found included black pond turtles and keeled land tortoises. [He} was fined HK$16,000 [around U$1800] and sentenced to six months imprisonment…suspended for two years.

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Flying a jet aircraft? Sure. Driving a car? Nope.

The Hindu News Update Service
Keeping in line with the reforms sweeping Saudi Arabia, the kingdom will soon see its first woman pilot taking over the skies. Capt. Hanadi Zakariya Hindi will begin her flying stint with one of the jets belonging to Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed ibn Talal, founder and chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, later this year as soon as she completes her advance pilot proficiency training programme.

Though this is a path-breaking achievement for the 26-year-old first accredited female Saudi pilot, she will still need to be driven by a male chauffeur to the airport, the Arab News said.

Women are still not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia.

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