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Soccer fans’ graveyard

A fans’ graveyardA German [soccer]  club is building its own cemetery to give fans a chance to buy an eternal season ticket. Hamburg SV has laid the foundation stone for the graveyard – Europe’s first – which will feature entrance gates in the shape of a goalmouth.It is located just a few yards away from the Nordbank Arena stadium where the club plays its home matches.”We’ll have room for 300 to 500 graves,” said Christian Reichert, a member of HSV’s managing board.

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September 19, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Soccer fans’ graveyard

Heave to, ye lubber!

Avast, me hearties!Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.The celebration started in the US in 1995, when two friends, John Baur and Mark Summers, decided that talking like a pirate deserved its own day. September 19 was settled on as the ideal day, because it was Summers’ ex-wife’s birthday, reports Metro.For several years, Talk Like A Pirate day was a private celebration, with only Baur and Summers (or Ol’ Chum Bucket and Cap’n Slappy, as they prefer to be known on September 19) observing it. But that all changed in 2002, when they decided to let US columnist Dave Barry know about their annual party. Barry was quite taken by the idea, and promptly spread the word through his column.

September 19, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Heave to, ye lubber!