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A real Big Gulp

From the AAA Newsletter, August 20, 2007

“A typical transit of the Panama Canal uses 52 million gallons of fresh water, takes about 8 – 10 hours and costs a cruise ship approximately $250,000.”

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August 20, 2007 Posted by | ships | Comments Off on A real Big Gulp

Chicken House Terrorists

WRC | Washington
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says the nation’s chicken houses could be added to the list of potential terrorism targets.

Under the department’s chemical security standards, facilities with more than 1,785 gallons of propane gas could be considered high-risk. Nearly every poultry grower on the Delmarva peninsula would be affected beacause most chicken houses use propane for heat.

If designated a security risk, chicken house owners would be required to complete vulnerability assessments and develop site security plans.

August 20, 2007 Posted by | animals, Dumb Bureaucrats | Comments Off on Chicken House Terrorists

The last 100 Oldstersview visitors…Thanks for stopping by!

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August 20, 2007 Posted by | Thanks | 5 Comments

“Naked Man Killed By Train”…Can’t improve that headline

Central Florida News 13

Investigators in Volusia County [Florida] are trying to figure out what happened to a naked man who was hit and killed by a train Sunday.

Investigators said the man was running along the tracks without any clothes on…

August 20, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on “Naked Man Killed By Train”…Can’t improve that headline

Crime Tip: Don’t lock your keys in the getaway car

North Jersey Media Group

A robber who stole $38 at knife point from a [New Jersey] delicatessen locked his keys in the getaway car, giving police enough time to catch him, authorities said today.

August 20, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime Tip: Don’t lock your keys in the getaway car

Apparently “Stupid” isn’t funny in Senegal. What an idiot.

More at Frontpage – Independent.ie

The Irish student jailed in Senegal for ‘mooning’ has said he seriously regrets his actions.

Patrick Devine (19), from Donegal, has been in prison for the last three weeks after allegedly dropping his trousers in front of the home of the local governor.

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His disrespect for the local governor may lead to far more serious “regrets” before this is over.

August 20, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on Apparently “Stupid” isn’t funny in Senegal. What an idiot.

Seven year old is a terrorist suspect…wait! What?

More at Ananova
A seven-year-old boy was stopped three times by airport officials – because he shares his name with a terror suspect.

Javaid Iqbal, from Blackburn, was being taken to Florida by his mum as a treat for passing school exams, reports The Sun. The family faced delays flying out from Manchester and on arrival at Orlando International. And as they flew back via Philadelphia, a computer flagged up the lad’s name and airport officials cancelled their US Airways tickets.

The security alerts were triggered because Javaid shares his name with a Pakistani man deported from the US.

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Note to security people: See, the thing about names is that they aren’t unique. I have an unusually spelled middle name but have come across three others, of about the same age, with the exact same name, in my home state. One of them was wanted for petty theft. The other had a lousy credit rating and nearly cost me a mortgage loan. So use your list and then use your brain.

August 20, 2007 Posted by | Dumb cops | Comments Off on Seven year old is a terrorist suspect…wait! What?

“Does the chewing gum lose its’ flaor on the bedpost overnight…”

More at Ananova
A 5,000-year-old piece of chewing gum has been discovered by an archaeology student. Sarah Pickin, 23, from Derby University, found the lump of birch bark tar on a dig in western Finland, reports the BBC.

Neolithic people used the material as an antiseptic to treat gum infections, as well as a glue for repairing pots.

Ms Pickin’s tutor, Professor Trevor Brown, said: “It’s particularly significant because well defined tooth imprints were found on the gum.

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And if you recognize that headline you really are old.

August 20, 2007 Posted by | Fun stuff | Comments Off on “Does the chewing gum lose its’ flaor on the bedpost overnight…”