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What’s she doing? Would you believe a slow motion raspberry?

Video of the whole thing here

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Don’t squeeze nick the Charmin

Ananova – Loo roll thief caught
A serial loo paper thief has been cautioned by police after stealing 10 rolls a day from public toilets for three weeks.

The middle-aged woman, who has not been named, was caught red-handed by council staff in West Bridgford, Nottingham, reports Metro.

“Ten rolls of paper a day soon adds up and we can’t allow people to steal public property,” said Bob Alderton, a street manager for Rushcliffe Borough Council.

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Hot Dog

Ananova

dog.jpgA dog owner in China says his pet is smart enough to buy himself sausages when he’s hungry. Wu Qianhe, of Chengdu city, says his pooch, Lele, barks to let him know he’s feeling hungry.

“I’ll drop him one yuan, and he takes the money in his mouth and runs to the neighbouring shops, which all know him well,” says Qianhe.

Lele will not release the money until he’s been given the sausage, reports Chengdu Evening Papers.

“He is smart enough to tell the difference between a piece of white paper and money. You can never cheat him,” added Qianhe.

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What’s with all the “smart dog” stories coming out of China lately? I thought this is the Year of the Pig.

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“…crazy coffins…”

Reuters via Yahoo! News
Fancy rolling up the aisle in a Rolls-Royce? Maybe it’s time to skip off in a pink ballet shoe? In the weird and wonderful world of crazy coffins, getting buried has never been so much fun in Britain.

For coffin-makers Vic Fearn & Company Limited are now doing a roaring trade in customized caskets for people who want to go out in style. The coffins, ranging from a giant electric guitar to a sports bag, have proved so popular that they even go out on tour to “Crazy Coffin” exhibitions around European art galleries.

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There’s more at the link. 

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Wedding is grave business

Yahoo News
oldtombstone.jpgIt’s not the traditional “till death do us part,” but Scott Amsler and Miranda Patterson believe getting hitched in a graveyard is just thinking outside the box.

Come September, the Illinois couple expects to pledge their undying love among the dearly departed in [Pacific, MO]’s city cemetery, even though those who approved the request are dead set against seeing it become a trend.

The wedding wouldn’t be out of character for Amsler, 27, a computer expert for a financial company by day and rehabber of old hearses by night.

The graveyard, he said, just has a certain tranquility and thriftiness for nuptials the young couple insists will be small, private and traditional — except for the bagpipes, Amslers refurbished hearse and the throng of eternally silent witnesses.

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