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Oh fudge! Wait! That’s a diamond ring…

CBS News

A woman whose diamond ring vanished while she was making fudge for a bake sale was despondent after scouring her home and finding no sign of it.

But Linda Vancel recently got a sweet surprise: A relative of the woman who bought the fudge found the ring when he bit into a piece of the candy.

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December 30, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Oh fudge! Wait! That’s a diamond ring…

Crime tip: Burglars shouldn’t fall asleep on the job

NewsHerald.com

A Bonifay man had first court appearance this week after being charged with four counts of burglary, including one in which authorities said he was found asleep on the victim’s bed.

Responding to a 9-1-1 call at an Armstrong Street residence early Dec. 22, Bonifay police and Holmes County Sheriff’s Office deputies found Patrick Richard Hazell, of 801 Banfill Ave., asleep on a bed, according to a Bonifay police spokesman.

The occupant of the residence told police he discovered Hazell asleep, holding the occupant’s loaded .22-caliber handgun. A number of the occupant’s personal items were on the bed with Hazell, the spokesman said.

December 30, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Burglars shouldn’t fall asleep on the job

The pterodactyl made me do it!

HeraldNet

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A 29-year-old Wenatchee [Washington] man told police a pterodactyl caused him to drive his car into a light pole about 11:30 p.m. Thursday.

Wenatchee police cited the man with first-degree negligent driving. A breathalyzer test showed “a minimal amount of alcohol,” said Wenatchee police Sgt. Cherie Smith.

December 30, 2007 Posted by | animals, Strange | 1 Comment

Pearls Before Swine may be the best comic strip going right now…

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December 29, 2007 Posted by | comics | Comments Off on Pearls Before Swine may be the best comic strip going right now…

Steel coated dogs

Armor

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An American dog lover lover called Andy has created a range of armour – for pit bull terriers.
The quirky craftsman has set up a workshop called the Pit Bull Armoury where he constructs wearable protection from steel, aluminium, and indestructible plastic.

December 29, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Steel coated dogs

You can’t say you weren’t warned…

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December 29, 2007 Posted by | Odd signs, Strange | Comments Off on You can’t say you weren’t warned…

Dog carrier

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December 29, 2007 Posted by | animals, Strange | 1 Comment

“It’s not the size of the dog in the fight…”

cbs13.com

A three-pound Chihuahua mix named Tink is being praised for helping police catch a Christmas Day fugitive.

The dog’s adventure began when four suspects who were fleeing police crashed a stolen minivan into a hillside.

Auburn [California] homeowner Wendy Anderson says Tink, her son’s dog, found a suspect hiding under a neighbor’s motorhome and chased him into the woods. Her son and husband directed a law enforcement helicopter to where the man was hiding.

Tink is a Pomeranian and Chihuahua mix.

December 28, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight…”

Boris, the shaggy pig

the Daily Mail

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He is a pig… but not as we know it. From those extravagantly insulated shoulders down, he looks for all the world like a sheep…Boris is the first Lincolnshire Curly Coat pig in [the UK] for 37 years

The four-legged Boris represents what [his owner] hopes will be a renaissance for the Lincolnshire Curly Coat pig, often called the sheep-pig, and a breed which became extinct here 37 years ago.

In his quest to reintroduce the breed, he discovered British farmers had exported many Curly Coats during the early 20th century to Hungary, where their coat helped them survive harsh winters. There they were cross-bred with the Mangalitza, a similar breed, creating the ‘Lincolista’.

December 27, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Boris, the shaggy pig

Is it just me? Or does she look maniacal about toast?

Daily Mail

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It might not be quite the best thing since sliced bread. But it’s certainly a close-run thing.

When Joan Lopes picked out a shiny silver toaster as a present for her parents, little did she realise it would still be working some 56 years later.

Since she bought it in 1951, the simple but stylish two-slicer has browned to perfection thousands of pieces of bread – along with the occasional teacake – serving three generations of the same family.

December 27, 2007 Posted by | appliances, People | Comments Off on Is it just me? Or does she look maniacal about toast?

Want a smoke? Stick your head in the hole. No, really.

Ananova

A German bar owner has got round a smoking ban by cutting holes in the wall so customers can stick their heads out to have a cigarette.

Michael Windisch, owner of the Maltermeister Turm bar and restaurant in Goslar, Lower Saxony, cut three holes next to tables in his restaurant after local authorities introduced the ban on smoking in all eating places.

Customers who want to smoke can stick their heads through the large holes and their hands through the other two so they can have a cigarette. A curtain has been mounted to keep out the cold.

December 27, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Want a smoke? Stick your head in the hole. No, really.

Crime Tip: Don’t steal from Police cars parked at a Police station

Detroit News

There is brazen, and then there is not very smart.

A man with what police say is a lengthy theft record was caught stealing from marked Madison Heights patrol cars.

The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak [Michigan] reports an officer caught the 48-year-old man from Oakland County’s Waterford Township about 2:30 a.m. Friday rifling through the unlocked cars in a lot behind the suburban Detroit police station.

Detective Lt. Corey Haines says two police flashlights were stuffed up his sleeves. A Madison Heights police badge and pair of police gloves also were in his pockets.

Police say the suspect, whose name wasn’t released, could be charged with larceny and trespassing.

December 27, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime Tip: Don’t steal from Police cars parked at a Police station

Beware of cat

This is London

attackcat.jpg When Sarah and Ben Goddard’s mail delivery dried up to a trickle, the couple smelt a rat. But Goddards would have been better pointing the finger of suspicion at their pet cat Georgi, after it emerged a succession of attacks by the vicious moggy left the postman too scared to deliver the mail.

Yesterday the couple told how they only discovered Georgi had taken to catfights after they saw the postie outside and questioned him about him their lack of letters. He told them he would not be delivering any more mail because the tabby had left him with bleeding fingers after three attacks in a week.

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We had a neighbor once that had a big old tomcat that would climb onto the porch roof and lay in wait for the mail man, then drop down on him and attack. Pound for pound there is no tougher critter than a cat in my opinion…. well armed with teeth and claws, fearless and cunning. We need more cats.

December 26, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Beware of cat

Look! Up in the sky! It’s bird! It’s a plane! It’s…

UPI.com

The British government will soon release previously classified details regarding hundreds of reported sightings of unidentified flying objects. The Sunday Telegraph said Sunday that this coming spring, the Defense Ministry will release to the general public 160 files about alleged UFO sightings.

Since the British government department began keeping records about the unusual reports in 1950, more than 10,000 sightings have been recorded.

December 26, 2007 Posted by | UFO | Comments Off on Look! Up in the sky! It’s bird! It’s a plane! It’s…

Real cowboys ride cows…hence the name.

Link

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You’ve heard of horse shoes. Look at the front leg of the cow…cow shoes.

December 26, 2007 Posted by | animals | 2 Comments

“…Merry Christmas to all…”

With many thanks for making Oldstersview a part of your day, we wish you the best of holidays and a New Year filled with Peace, Joy and Prosperity.

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See you Wednesday.

December 24, 2007 Posted by | Thanks | Comments Off on “…Merry Christmas to all…”

View Property

No clue as to how you get up to this Italian monastery. Maybe “They shall mount on wings, as eagles…”?

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December 23, 2007 Posted by | Great Pictures | 4 Comments

That’s one fast trooper! (Thanks, Knight Rider.)

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December 22, 2007 Posted by | People | 3 Comments

She was probably waiting for the real bargains

WSB Atlanta

A Wal-Mart shopper overstayed her welcome at the 24-hour store in Lilburn. Gwinnett County police escorted the shopper home after she stayed there for three days eating and sleeping inside the store…

…police said [the] 70-year-old woman spent three days inside the store eating, shopping and eating at the on-site Blimpie.

December 22, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on She was probably waiting for the real bargains

Thor’s hammer and drum — Sure. Coming right up.

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An inmate is suing the Utah Department of Corrections for denying him his right to practice an ancient Nordic religion while behind bars.

Michael Polk is serving time for aggravated assault and robbery. He filed a lawsuit against corrections officials in federal court, accusing them of denying him religious items that he says are necessary to practice the Asatru religion.

The religion worships ancient Nordic gods like Odin, Thor, Tyr and Heimdal.

In the lawsuit, Polk says he has been a member of the Asatru faith since 2005, and in order to properly practice it he needs items including: a Thor’s Hammer, a prayer cloth, a Mead Horn used for drinking Wassail, a drum made of wood and boar skin, a rune staff and a sword.

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Gee. Why does this sound suspiciously like a con job?

December 21, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Thor’s hammer and drum — Sure. Coming right up.