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The Raven

There once was a girl named Lenore
And a bird and a bust and a door
And a guy with depression
And a whole lot of questions
And the bird always says “Nevermore.”

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July 23, 2007 Posted by | Art? | Comments Off on Great poetry — in limerick form

Crime Tip: Don’t steal a truck with GPS tracking

Engadget

A band of would-be Playstation-delivery truck thieves in Australia had the rug snatched out from under them when police used the vehicle’s built-in GPS to track and locate the stolen goods. The truck, loaded with more than $1 million (Australian Dollars) worth of PS2s, was taken from a freight depot in Sydney that the thieves had broken into. The group of evil-doers would have made off clean, save for the fact that local authorities were able to follow the direction and speed of the truck to the gang’s suburban shed…

July 23, 2007 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Crook | 3 Comments

A natural mistake

Reuters via Yahoo! News

Armed police went into action in the German city of Wuppertal after a woman reported seeing a masked criminal — but having rushed to the scene, they were surprised to find not a crook, but a large stuffed toy.

The woman was returning late at night to her car in an indoor car park when she saw the suspected brigand through the window of a parked van, police said Thursday. Though she later admitted to only catching a glimpse in the darkness, she was sufficiently alarmed to alert the authorities.

Armed officers arrived in three cars and surrounded the van. What they found was a large toy beaver, strapped into the passenger seat. A police spokesman said he struggled to see how the toy, which has two oversized front teeth, could have been mistaken for a person.

July 23, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on A natural mistake

Big Brother wasn’t watching. But now he is.

Ananova
CCTV cameras in a city centre were not monitored at night because of a lack of staff – for nine months.

The 60 cameras in York, operated by the city council, were left unmanned after 9pm, reports the Daily Mirror.

July 23, 2007 Posted by | cops | | Comments Off on Big Brother wasn’t watching. But now he is.

Look! Up in the sky! It’s — a toilet?

Ananova

Europe’s highest toilet has been built on the snow capped peak of Frances Mont Blanc.

More than 30,000 visitors make their way to the peak each year and local mayor Jean-Marc Peillex said: “This move was much needed. Our beautiful mountains white peak was full of yellow and brown spots in summer.”

The two toilets were flown up Mont Blanc to a height of 4,260 metres.

A helicopter will also be used to empty the toilets on a daily basis at peak times for visitors.

July 23, 2007 Posted by | Strange jobs | Comments Off on Look! Up in the sky! It’s — a toilet?