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Goatherd wisdom

“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.”

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His new nickname is “donkey ears”

What is this man doing? Why getting ready to pull an airplane with his ears, of course.

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A Leicester man is hoping to walk into the record books after pulling a passenger jet with his ears.

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Manjit Singh, 57, pulled the aircraft 12ft along the apron at East Midlands Airport, at Castle Donington in Leicestershire, reports the BBC.

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A new meaning for mugging

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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.

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There’s no substitute for expert advice

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“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.

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That’s a baaad thing to do

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sheep.jpgThousands of Japanese have been swindled in a scam in which they were sold Australian and British sheep and told they were poodles.

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.

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