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How do you keep thousands of millipedes out? Build a wall.

More at Anti-millipede wall

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A German village is building a foot-high wall around its boundary – to keep out millipedes.

Obereichstaett in Bavaria has been plagued by thousands of millipedes every autumn for centuries, reports the Daily Telegraph.

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Now they just mill around the outside of the wall. By the thousands, covering the ground. There were so many in 1900 that they stopped train traffic. Trains couldn’t get a grip on the tracks.

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November 12, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on How do you keep thousands of millipedes out? Build a wall.

New Jersey has “Bearly” believable car thief

Bear steals car

Police in New Jersey say a black bear is suspected of stealing a people carrier and taking it for a spin. Officer Dave Dehard found the vehicle by the side of the road near Vernon Township, reports Court TV. The passenger window had been broken and the door panels were damaged.

Police spokesman Det Sean Talt said: “He determined it was a bear because of all the bear hair inside. Apparently, the bear had also accidentally released the emergency brake and allowed the vehicle to roll away 40 or 50 feet away from the owners house.”

November 12, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on New Jersey has “Bearly” believable car thief

Happy face spider

National Geographic

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Found only on the islands of Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Hawaii, the happy face spider, such as this one guarding its eggs on a leaf in Maui, is known for the unique patterns that decorate its pale abdomen.

November 12, 2007 Posted by | animals, Strange | Comments Off on Happy face spider

Another redneck houseboat…covered patio, view.

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November 12, 2007 Posted by | redneck, Strange | Comments Off on Another redneck houseboat…covered patio, view.

12 gauge lug nut tool

More at Kitsap Sun

A 66-year-old [Kitsap County, Washington] man shot himself in both his legs Saturday afternoon while trying to loosen a stubborn lug nut with a 12-gauge shotgun containing buckshot. The resulting blast of flying debris peppered him from ankles to chin with ricocheting shot and pieces of the wheel. No report on whether or not it loosened the lug nut.

November 12, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on 12 gauge lug nut tool