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A canoeist who went missing, presumed drowned, more than five years ago, has walked into a police station.

John Darwin’s shattered canoe were found washed up on a beach near Hartlepool in March 2002. An extensive search was launched but no trace was ever found of Mr Darwin, who was then aged 51, reports the BBC.

“It is not known at this time where he has spent the last five-and-a-half years,” said a police spokesman.

December 4, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Maybe he needed a break?

Mimi the mynah gets 15 days in the clink

A zoo caged a cheeky mynah bird for 15 days for being abusive to tourists. Eight-year-old Mimi was put in solitary confinement at Yuelishan Park in Changsha city, after a visitor complained.

She had to stay in a darkened cage and listen to recordings of polite conversation in a bid to improve her behaviour.

December 4, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Mimi the mynah gets 15 days in the clink

Hot Rod Wheelchair


A German man was stopped by police after he was clocked doing 40mph down a high street in a tuned-up electric wheelchair. Guenther Eichmann, 54, told cops in Geseke, Germany, that he was a former engineer and had modified the wheelchair’s electric engine so it could go faster.

He was stopped doing twice the speed limit. His vehicle was confiscated and he was slapped with a £300 fine.

December 4, 2007 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Hot Rod Wheelchair