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I was only going 29.177196 MPH, Your Honor.

Boffin escapes

A scientist charged with speeding escaped prosecution when a gadget built into his mobile phone proved he was under the limit. Dr. Phillip Tann was accused of driving at 42mph in a 30mph zone – but told magistrates he was only doing 29.177196mph.

His lawyer then produced data from a revolutionary device he was testing showing the exact time, location and speed of his car.

Instead of being 12mph over the limit when his Mercedes was zapped by a mobile speed camera in Sunderland, he was actually less than 0.8mph under. The case has now been dropped.

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October 8, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on I was only going 29.177196 MPH, Your Honor.

Pull the fuzzy wings off first

eat moths

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Australians are being urged to get rid of a plague of moths – by eating them. The “munch a moth” campaign is being led by Jean-Paul Bruneteau, 51, a French-born chef, reports the Daily Telegraph.

He first began eating the brown bogong moths 11 years ago while researching a book on bush tucker eaten by Aborigines.

“They have a lovely popcorn flavour, like hazelnut,” he said.

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The article at the link has suggestions for preparing the moths…in case you’re interested.

October 8, 2007 Posted by | Food | Comments Off on Pull the fuzzy wings off first