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Fight Against Maturity

I will have absolutely no comment on this

Reuters via Yahoo! News

A Finnish researcher is to study fish in an aquarium while a rock group performs nearby, to see if the sound causes any ill-effects or distress.

Bands including ageing rockers Uriah Heep will perform on Friday night to about 3,000 fans in a tent just a couple of dozen metres away from the aquarium.

“I will be looking for any abnormal behaviour or activity,” said researcher Mikko Erkinaro.

July 20, 2007 Posted by | Strange jobs | Comments Off on I will have absolutely no comment on this

Crime Tip: Read the signs.

Yahoo! News

Police dog handlers arriving Wednesday at the abandoned nursing home where they hold training sessions discovered two men and a woman dismantling the building’s copper pipes and wiring, Hall County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kiley Sargent said. When the officers arrived, the three dropped their tools and ran. That was their second mistake.

“For anyone to try to run from a whole unit of canines, it’s just a no-win situation,” Sargent said.

Pamela Puckett, 37, quickly surrendered. Marc Black, 18, was tracked to a trash bin behind a nearby convenience store. Paul Perry, 39, was treated for a superficial dog bite just below the buttocks after his arrest, authorities said.

Signs outside the northern Georgia facility warn, “Caution!!! Gainesville Police Department K-9 training facility — Keep Out.”

July 20, 2007 Posted by | animals, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on Crime Tip: Read the signs.



A German policeman left a Wiltshire pub and drove straight into a canal after mistaking it for a wet road. Jozef Cene, 38, drove out of the car park at midnight, stopped by the canal, indicated and plunged into the water.

Locals at the Barge Inn in Honeystreet, Wiltshire, waded in to free Jozef from his submerged Fiat Punto, reports the Sun. His legs were trapped in the car door by the water pressure, but rescuers managed to haul him to safety from the chest-high canal.

Berlin policeman Jozef was breathalysed but [the test] proved negative. The hire car was later winched out.

July 20, 2007 Posted by | Cars, Dumb cops, People | , | Comments Off on Ooops!

But The BOOM Part Was Gone.

A Patriot surface-to-air missile has been found in a Florida scrapyard. Workers at the yard, in Ybor City, Tampa, called police to say they’d found a “torpedo”, reports Metro News.

Experts were drafted in from the nearby MacDill Air Force Base, who quickly identified the object as a Patriot. They said that it was harmless, as it was missing its warhead.

MacDill spokesman Lt. Omar Villarreal confirmed that the missile did not contain “the part on top that goes boom”.


Notice the technical term: “…the part on top that goes boom…”

July 20, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on But The BOOM Part Was Gone.