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January 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hello, World!

Because it’s there?

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skateboard.jpg David Cornthwaite will complete his 3,600-mile journey [across Australia] in Brisbane on Monday, having started his journey in Perth, in August.

The 27-year-old graphic designer, who started skateboarding less than two years ago, decided on his epic journey after waking up one morning and realising he hated his job.

Mr Cornthwaite, from Oxfordshire, told the Daily Telegraph: “I thought, the only thing keeping me going is the skate to and from work.

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Because it’s there?

If once you fail try, try, try, try,try….well, you get it

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A woman has finally passed her driving test after 23 years. Maria McCarthy started taking lessons when she was 17. She has had over 250 lessons and ten instructors.

Maria from Sidmouth, Devon, claims she had “driving dyslexia” which stopped her negotiating roundabouts and corners. According to the Sun, she said: “Nothing about driving came easily to me. It was a mixture of nerves and lack of ability.”

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on If once you fail try, try, try, try,try….well, you get it

DIY Surgery?

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A Bosnian hospital patient spent seven hours repairing hospital machinery so his operation could go ahead. Doctors had told car mechanic Slobodan Mocevic, 56, his operation to remove a kidney stone was cancelled because of faulty equipment.

Mocevic asked to borrow a set of tools and then stripped down and repaired the Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy machine at the hospital in Kasindol.

He said: “I was in agony, and there was no way I could have waited any longer.”

The device removes kidney stones by sending a sonic wave through a patient’s body to break up the stone.

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on DIY Surgery?

Alfie’s flying saucer

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South Bend Tribune
Some people may call Alfie Carrington crazy or foolish. How else do you describe a man who has spent more than half his life building a flying saucer?

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Some people think the word “genius” might be appropriate and NASA is interested. 

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Alfie’s flying saucer

You never know. That 2 year old could have been packing

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A two-year-old [UK] boy was told to take down his hood in a corner shop because of a ban on “hoodies”.

Jay Cowper was wrapped up against the cold in a brown jacket with a furry hood when he went into the shop with his grandfather. His grandmother Brenda, 54, said: “No sooner had they got inside than the shopkeeper said to my husband, Could you ask the little boy to remove his hood?’ My husband said, He’s only two-and-a- half, I don’t think he’s going to rob you’. I don’t think he could believe it, and my husband refused to take it down as a matter of principle.”

…Mrs Cowper said: “I can understand their point because a lot of kids cause trouble down there, but when it’s a two-year-old it’s a bit pathetic and I think most people would just think it’s laughable.”

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Nobody at the store cared to comment. Sheesh! I’d think not.

January 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 4 Comments