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I’m at a loss for words

An on-line outdoor retailer in the United States is selling camouflaged Bibles, a curious product which says a lot about American culture.

“Our NIV (New International Version) Bible in Realtree camo is our best selling item, followed closely by our camo Bible cover,” said David Lingner, the president of Arkansas-based Christian Outdoorsman, which sells Christian-themed hunting and angling products online.

The cover of this Bible is graced by leaves and tree bark. This enables the devout who also hunt to take their Bible into the woods with them while concealing it from their prey.

August 13, 2007 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on I’m at a loss for words

Today is a sinister day

Lefthanders Day

Did you Know? Right handed people operate in the left side of the brain. Left handed people use the right side. Therefore, only left handed people are in their right mind.

August 13, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Today is a sinister day

Who spiked the prune juice?


For the first time in his 13-year law enforcement career, [Michigan] State Trooper Rocco Daversa responded Sunday to an “out of control” birthday party at American House, a senior living home in Westland.

A resident at the home, whom police identified as Geraldine, called this morning, worried a celebration thrown for her 92nd birthday might get out of hand.

“She wanted us to be on guard,” Daversa said.

But the home was calm — the party isn’t until next week, and the resident was just a bit confused when she made the call, Daversa said. He was happy to make the trip from the State Police Metro South Post, and was ready with a birthday card on behalf of the State Police.

August 13, 2007 Posted by | People | 2 Comments

Lucky eights


A baby was born in Liverpool at 8.08am on the eighth day of the eighth month weighing 8lbs after her mum endured eight hours of labour.

Mel Byrne, 31, gave birth to Lulu with help from Chinese-born midwife Bea Fung, who helped deliver eight babies that day, reports the Daily Mirror.

Mel and Peter Byrne, at their home on Merseyside, with daughter Lulu /PA pics

Mrs Fung said: “In Chinese culture the number eight is considered very lucky. I was watching the clock as the birth approached and was counting the minutes and she arrived at just the right time.

August 13, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Lucky eights