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Nuns in fist-fight. Bishop says they “clearly lost their religious vocation”

NEWS.com.au
A convent in southern Italy is being shut down after a quarrel among its last three remaining nuns ended in blows.

Sisters Annamaria and Gianbattista, reportedly upset about their mother superior’s authoritarian ways, scratched her in the face and threw her to the ground at Santa Clara convent near Bari in an incident in July that was kept quiet until now.

Archbishop Giovanni Battista Pichierri tried to reconcile the nuns but finally decided in late August that they had “clearly lost their religious vocation” and asked the Vatican for permission to close the convent.

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October 1, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Nuns in fist-fight. Bishop says they “clearly lost their religious vocation”

Health tip: Don’t carry your cobra in your pants

Bangkok Post

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A Cambodian man who took off his trousers, tied the legs at the bottom and wrangled a 2-metre cobra into them died when it bit him through the fabric, local media reported Monday.

Khmer-language daily Koh Santepheap quoted police as saying Chab Kear, 36, saw the reptile swimming in a river just outside the capital last Thursday during a drinking session and captured it in the hopes of selling it later in the day.

He tied the animal inside his trousers and a scarf around his waist, but as he continued carousing the enraged snake managed to get its fangs free and bite Kear three times on the stomach.

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His last words? “Nothing a drink can’t cure.”

October 1, 2007 Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on Health tip: Don’t carry your cobra in your pants

I wonder if this plane is on time?

The plane that never takes off

People are coming from all over India for a chance to give an entrepreneur two pounds to sit in an airplane that has one wing, no lighting and no working lavatories. Air conditioning is powered by a generator.

Passengers pay for a chance to listen to announcements, being waited on by flight attendants and hearing the “pilot” make announcements on the PA system…”We will soon be passing through a zone of turbulence” and “We are about to begin our descent into Delhi”.

About forty people show up every Saturday to line up and pay their two pounds for the chance to see a safety demonstration and watch unchanging scenery out the window.

Ninety nine percent of the population of India has never actually flown and these “virtual” flights are a big success.

“We are about to begin our descent into Delhi”. Right.

October 1, 2007 Posted by | People | 1 Comment

You know it’s going to be a bad day when you fall 2,000 ft

Parachutist
An Italian parachutist survived a 2,000 feet fall without a scratch after his parachute failed and he landed in a ploughed field.

Luigi Petroni, 53, jumped from an airplane in Medulin, Croatia, when both his main and reserve parachute failed as he plunged to the ground.

He was taken to hospital but released after doctors said he had no injuries at all.

October 1, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on You know it’s going to be a bad day when you fall 2,000 ft

You know it’s going to be a bad day when you fall 2,000ft

Parachutist
An Italian parachutist survived a 2,000 feet fall without a scratch after his parachute failed and he landed in a ploughed field.

Luigi Petroni, 53, jumped from an airplane in Medulin, Croatia, when both his main and reserve parachute failed as he plunged to the ground.

He was taken to hospital but released after doctors said he had no injuries at all.

October 1, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on You know it’s going to be a bad day when you fall 2,000ft