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Dang! That’s a heavy suitcase.

More at Yahoo! News

A [5′ 7″, 160 pound] man hiding in a suitcase and a driver have been detained by Customs and Border Protection officers after a failed smuggling attempt. Authorities believe both men were headed for Denver.

The discovery came during a stop at the Paso del Norte port of entry on Tuesday. The large suitcase was in the back seat of a car.

November 9, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Dang! That’s a heavy suitcase.

…And they didn’t notice the resemblance?


Owners of a flagship new pub may have to ditch its sign – because the face on it looks like Adolf Hitler.

JD Weatherspoon may change the sign of their new John Masefield pub on The Wirral after locals comlplained it looked like Hitler /PA

It is supposed to depict poet John Masefield but locals reckon it is a dead-ringer for the Nazi dictator. Neighbours of the John Masefield pub in Rock Ferry, Wirral, have already nicknamed it The Adolf, reports The Sun.

November 9, 2007 Posted by | Odd signs | Comments Off on …And they didn’t notice the resemblance?

Chessboxing ??

More at Ananova

A German policeman has been crowned world champion of the hybrid sport of chessboxing.

Bouts are composed of a maximum of 11 alternating rounds of chess and boxing, reports the Daily Telegraph.

After parrying American David ‘Double D’ Depto’s punches, Frank Stoldt clinched the light-heavyweight title with a checkmate in the seventh round.

November 9, 2007 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Chessboxing ??

This guy is in a real pickle now…

More at Fredericksburg.com


An overturned tractor trailer [loaded with pickles and jalapeƱo peppers] on Interstate 95 yesterday morning left the driver injured and in jail, and hundreds of commuters in a pickle. Traffic was stuck in a four-mile stop, with motorists smelling a lingering waft of pickles from the truck’s contents strewn across the highway…[near Fredricksburg].

… state police said the driver…was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, namely PCP, after he fought rescue workers and police officers who tried to get him out of the cab, where he was pinned in the overturned truck. He was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, three counts of assault on a police officer and one count of aggressive driving.

November 9, 2007 Posted by | accident messes, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on This guy is in a real pickle now…

Better than a trail of bread crumbs…


Three men were arrested in Cape Town within minutes of snatching a cash register drawer when the cops followed a trail of coins that was leaking from the drawer. Shades of Hansel and Gretal.

November 9, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Better than a trail of bread crumbs…