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Did you bring the ice cream?


More at Yahoo! News

Thousands of bananas washed up on two Dutch North Sea islands on Wednesday after at least six containers fell off a cargo ship in a storm and at least one burst open, a local official said.

“I think everybody on the island has a bunch now,” said Gossen Buren, a shipping official at the local lighthouse.

A half-mile stretch of beach on Terschelling island, 70 miles north of Amsterdam, was littered with bunches of unripe fruit from Cuba, Buren said. Bananas also washed up on neighboring Ameland island.

November 7, 2007 Posted by | accident messes | Comments Off on Did you bring the ice cream?

And speaking of dumb crooks…

More at al.com

Mobile [Alabama] police arrested a man Tuesday morning for allegedly breaking into Morningside Elementary’s cafeteria and stealing $2.25 from the cash register drawer, officials said.

November 7, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on And speaking of dumb crooks…

Amateurs give burglary a bad name

Burglar ‘too good’

A veteran Austrian burglar was acquitted after a court agreed he was too experienced to have committed the crime was accused of. Ernst Stummer, 69, was charged with breaking into a shop in Vienna and stealing £600 worth of goods after police found his DNA on a pair of pliers left at the scene.

But lawyers for Stummer, who has 18 previous convictions for burglary, persuaded the court that it was too poor a burglary to be the work of their client.

Roland Friis, Stummer’s lawyer, said: “He is experienced enough to never break into a building secured by an alarm. Also, no halfway reasonable burglar would use such needle nose pliers for a job, and my client would have surely worn gloves. In fact it is almost an insult to accuse him of such a dilettante approach.”

November 7, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Amateurs give burglary a bad name

Ex-terrorist needs work

Ex-terrorist job-ad
Polish police are investigating after a man claiming to be a reformed terrorist with “great international contacts” posted an ad on a job networking website.

The advert posted on website Goldenline by Abdel Karim Hussein Mohamed Salim Swedan Fazul read: “I’ve gathered valuable experiences in building connections in Europe and the USA for many years.

November 7, 2007 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Ex-terrorist needs work

Waste not, want not…redneck fence gate



November 7, 2007 Posted by | redneck | Comments Off on Waste not, want not…redneck fence gate