Next time you are thinking Man is pretty important stuff and occupies a special place in the universe, remember this Cassini picture taken of Earth from near Saturn.
An author who changed his name to God for a book was dumped by his bank. Sheridan Simove, 35, had his HSBC account closed after changing his name by deed poll, reports The Sun.
The bachelor, of Wandsworth, South London, said: “At first they told me I needed two names to have an account – so I replied that I’d become Almighty God.”
HSBC said he must use his original name.
An escaped convict turned up at his old prison and asked to be let back in because he was missing his mates. Bulgarian thief Vassil Ivanov, 37, had been on the run since disappearing during an Easter break at home in 2005.
He said: “I couldn’t stand it any more. I had been inside for nine years and I just couldn’t get used to life on the outside again. I missed my pals here and I was miserable being a free man.”
Wardens at the Stara Zagora prison in Bulgaria immediately took Ivanov back into the prison where he will serve the remaining two years of his 11 year sentence, and is likely to serve extra time for escaping.
A Chinese woman dresses up her pet dog in jeans and a t-shirt to welcome and attract customers to her leather goods shop in Suzhou city. The dog, wearing his distinctive outfit, sits on the front step of the leather goods shop in Suzhou city.”He is very polite. When a customer comes in, he will smile, and bark in welcome,” the owner told People’s Daily. “And when a customer is leaving, he will bow, expressing thanks.”
A pensioner has been fined for dropping someone else’s litter.
Bridget Molyneux thought she was in luck when she spotted what looked like a £5 note lying on the ground. She bent down to pick it up but, realising it was actually a till receipt, the grandmother dropped it again.
However, a council street warden saw her do so – and gave her a £75 fine for littering, reports the Daily Mail.
Kinda makes you feel safe, doesn’t it, what with the law so on its’ toes.
Wreckage from a World War II torpedo boat was tossed up from the sea in the Solomon Islands after a powerful 8.1 earthquake hit the area in early April, an official said Friday.Jay Waura of the National Disaster Management Office said the explosive-laden boat was exposed when reefs were pushed up three meters (10 feet) above sea level by the April 2 quake, which caused a devastating tsunami in the western Solomon Islands that killed 52 people.
The Solomons’ coastline is still littered with decaying military wrecks from World War II, including the torpedo patrol boat commanded by U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
Two people escaped injury Thursday night following a runway accident at San Antonio International Airport. Airport officials said that a Boeing 737 was taxiing to a runway for takeoff when its increase thrust caused a small Cessna plane that was behind it to flip.Two people on board the Cesnna were not hurt.
A commercial airline pilot has reported seeing two unidentified flying objects in the sky near Guernsey. The bright yellow flat disc shapes, estimated to be twice the size of a Boeing 737, were spotted on Monday, 12 to 15 miles north east of the island.
Captain Ray Bowyer was flying an Aurigny plane from Southampton to Alderney when he saw the objects through binoculars.
Mr Bowyer said he was “pretty shook-up” by the sighting. “This is not something you see every day of the week – it was pretty scary,” he said.
A drunk driver, his car and his pet dog ended up in jail after crashing through the walls of a police station in Switzerland.
Police say Juergen Berger, 36, was three times over the drink-drive limit when he pulled off the motorway at Spiez-Gesigen. He lost control on a tight corner and skidded off the road, up banking and into the side of the police station.
A police spokesman said: “He and the dog were unhurt, which was more than can be said for the car and the police station. He can say goodbye to his licence for a long time.”
A Somerset man has bought a £35million Harrier jump jet on eBay for £10,000. Neil Banwell won an online auction for the aircraft which led the first attack on Port Stanley during the Falklands War, reports the Mirror.
Dad-of-three Neil, 39, said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw one on eBay so I jumped at the chance. It was my daughter Jess’s 14th birthday and she put the bid on for me. We then went out to a barbecue and the next morning we found out we owned a Sea Harrier.”
The 46ft-long aircraft is now being stored in a hangar near his home in Wedmore, Somerset.
Complete with cannons but, sorry, no engine.
“People who know too much always come to a nasty end. Better to stay stupid and not wonder too much about anything.” …He added: “The less you know, the longer you live. Ignorance is long life and happiness.”
Oh, yes. There’s more.
What is this man doing? Why getting ready to pull an airplane with his ears, of course.
A Leicester man is hoping to walk into the record books after pulling a passenger jet with his ears.
Manjit Singh, 57, pulled the aircraft 12ft along the apron at East Midlands Airport, at Castle Donington in Leicestershire, reports the BBC.
A local [Key Center, Wash.] fire commissioner was charged with assaulting a fellow commissioner with a coffee mug, the latest outbreak in a feud that a sheriff’s spokesman says needs to end “before someone gets killed.”
The commissioners, 71-year-old Allen Yanity and 64-year-old Jim Bosch, both of Lakebay, got into a heated exchange Tuesday during a break in a meeting as they were standing with their wives, sheriff’s Detective Ed Troyer said.
Yanity bashed Bosch repeatedly on the head with a coffee mug, Troyer said. A cut on Bosch’s head required staples to close, prosecutors said.
“The wireless music box [radio] has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular?”
David Sarnoff’s associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s.
Flocks of sheep were imported to Japan and then sold by a company called Poodles as Pets, marketed as fashionable accessories, available at $1,600 each.
A large English cheddar cheese has become a star of the Internet, attracting more than 1 million viewers to sit and stare at it as it slowly ripens.
First placed in front of a webcam in late December, the Westcombe cheddar from West Country Farmhouse Cheesemakers leaped to public attention in early February and has since attracted viewers from 119 countries.
Firefighters in Essex came to the rescue of a young boy who had a toilet seat stuck on his head. The boy, aged two and a half, and his worried mother went to Braintree fire station after she was unable to get the small trainer seat off his head, reports the BBC.
Firefighter Chris Cox said: “We put some dish washing liquid on his head and ears and it slid off nice as pie.”