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Fishermen land colossal squid

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New Zealand fisherman have caught what is expected to be a world-record-breaking colossal squid. The squid, 10m long and weighing about 450kg, took two hours to land in Antarctic waters, reports the BBC.

It is believed to be the first adult colossal squid landed intact. One expert said calamari rings made from it would be like tractor tyres.


“Colossal Squid” is the name of the critter which is normally only found in Antarctic waters.

February 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Robber in deep…um…trouble

A Romanian robber was caught after he fell into a cesspit beneath an outside toilet while being chased by police.

Police were pursuing the 30-year-old, from Moara Vlasiei village, Ilfov county, after he allegedly robbed a teenage girl. He had managed to run away by jumping a few fences and climbing over some roofs untill he hid in an old lady’s toilet.

But he was found there by the owner who needed to use the toilet during the night. When he tried to run away the toilet’s floor collapsed and he fell through the hole into the cesspit below.

A policespokesman said: “It was a really smelly business: we had to clean the robber and give him new clothes before even talking to him.”

February 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Robber in deep…um…trouble

26 toes?

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Extra the kitten has been aptly named by her owners – she has 26 toes that give her a distinct advantage over her naturally climbing moggie mates. Her human family noticed there was something different with the three-month-old kitten when she started scratching more than other cats.

“You would sort of want to wear boxing gloves when you play with her,” says Kaelene Gerrard, who lives with her partner Eli Eliu and daughters Mercy, six, and 12-year-old Shardae. She examined the frisky feline’s paws and did a double take at what she found. “We counted and then recounted but we had it right the first time,” she says.

Extra has seven toes on each front paw and six toes on each back paw – instead of the normal five on each.

February 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on 26 toes?

Another reason for not using a cell phone while driving


razr_phone.jpgPolice have arrested a Litchfield Park man in a Peoria [Illinois] road-rage incident in which a motorist is accused of ramming another vehicle because the driver was using a cell phone.

Joseph C. Asselin, 58, was booked in a Maricopa County jail on charges of aggravated assault, criminal damage and endangerment, authorities said.

February 22, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment