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Wanted: Agile men. Must be excellent tree climbers.

The Times of India

monkey.jpgNew monkey-catchers have been hired by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) to deal with the monkey menace in the city. The officials from the veterinary department who had been sent to other states like Tamil Nadu and Assam in search of monkey-catchers have been successful in bringing back two teams of monkey-catchers from Assam – each team consists of four members. They will be put on duty on Monday.

October 29, 2007 Posted by | animals, Strange jobs | 1 Comment

Scariest costumes for Halloween? Clinton, Giuliani

More at Yahoo! News

Once again, Hillary Rodham Clinton leads in a poll. This time, she was top choice when people were asked which major 2008 presidential candidate would make the scariest Halloween costume.

Asked about costume choices, 37 percent in an Associated Press-Ipsos survey this month chose New York Sen. Clinton, the front-runner among Democratic presidential contenders. Fourteen percent selected former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who leads Republicans in national polls.

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Prophetic ?

October 29, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Scariest costumes for Halloween? Clinton, Giuliani

Costume too bloody good

Hallowe’en

A man who fell asleep on a train after a Hallowe’en fancy dress party prompted a police investigation in Germany.

Joerg Reichter, 24, had gone to the party dressed as a murder victim and had painted fake blood over his face and hands. But he passed out on the train back home after the boozy party in Hamburg and worried passengers called the police.

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Polizei arrived, found him just drunk and asleep, and got him to remove the makeup to prevent further confusion.

October 29, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Costume too bloody good

BYOM…Bring Your Own Marshmallows

More at Aliens

An Italian investigation into a series of unexplained fires in fridges, televisions and mobile phone is blaming aliens. It concluded that the responsibility for the fires in Canneto di Caronia on Sicily may lie with “aliens testing secret weapons”.

The village was the center of world attention three years ago after residents reported everyday household objects bursting into flames. Dozens of experts including scientists, electrical engineers and military experts, arrived in the village to investigate. One scientist reported seeing an unplugged electrical cable burst into flames.

Arson was ruled out while locals blamed supernatural forces and the Vaticans chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth suggested it was Satans work.

October 29, 2007 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on BYOM…Bring Your Own Marshmallows