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4.38-Carat Diamond found in public dig

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Chad Johnson has found about 80 diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park since moving to Murfreesboro in February, but the former Iowa resident on Monday nearly threw away his largest find yet. A cube-shaped rock plucked out of his sifters turned out to be a 4.38-carat, tea-colored diamond.

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November 6, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on 4.38-Carat Diamond found in public dig

You wear it on your head

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November 6, 2007 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on You wear it on your head

Today’s “Man with too little to do” candidate

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A Texas man has beaten his own bizarre world record – by sitting in a bathtub with 87 rattlesnakes for 45 minutes.

Jackie Bibby, known as the “Texas Snake Man”, beat his previous best by 12 snakes in the feat.

The venomous snakes were not “defanged”, he said, but none had bit him during the challenge – certified by a Guinness World Records official.

He set another record by holding 10 rattlesnakes by their tails in his mouth last year.

November 6, 2007 Posted by | animals, People | Comments Off on Today’s “Man with too little to do” candidate

Don’t die in Parliament…it’s illegal

More at BBC NEWS: ‘most ludicrous laws’

A little-known law which prohibits people dying while in the Houses of Parliament has been voted the UK’s most ludicrous piece of legislation.

Another law which states it is treason to use a postage stamp upside down was placed in second place by those polled by UKTV Gold.

The most absurd international law was judged to be in the US state of Ohio, where it is illegal to get fish drunk.

November 6, 2007 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Don’t die in Parliament…it’s illegal

This really is a matter for Small Claims Court

Much ado about nothing
[A gas and electric] company threatened to take a Manchester [England] man to court – over an “unpaid” bill for £0.00p.

November 6, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats | Comments Off on This really is a matter for Small Claims Court

The lottery isn’t from Hell but the winners are.

Hell’s Lottery

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A couple from Hell won a $120,000 lottery jackpot – on Hallowe’en. John and Sue Wilson live in Hell, a town 45 miles west of Detroit, Michigan, reports the Press & Argus.

The couple knew their numbers had been drawn but didn’t realise it had been held on Halloween until they claimed their prize two days later.

“How cool is that?” Mrs Wilson, 43, said. “We live in Hell and won it on Halloween.”

November 6, 2007 Posted by | Odd signs | Comments Off on The lottery isn’t from Hell but the winners are.

No wedgies here…just a tearing sound

Wedgie-proof

Eight-year-old twin inventors have been making the headlines in the US – for their wedgie-proof underpants.

Jared and Justin Serovich, from Los Angeles, call their creation the Rip Away 1000, reports Metro News. The waistband of the pants is held on by velcro and comes away in a bully’s hands if a wedgie is attempted.

November 6, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on No wedgies here…just a tearing sound