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Death on holiday… or something like that

death-themed hotel

A Chinese woman has opened a mausoleum-themed inn to let people experience the feeling of death. Jiao Meige set up the Mausoleum Inn in a house in Lishui town, Jiangsu province, reports the Jinling Evening Post. The building is shaped like a Chinese mausoleum, and the beds are in the shapes of coffins.

“I rented this piece of land to put a farm there, but because there are many old graves in the field, no one wants to work here,” she said.

Jiao says the idea for the Mausoleum Inn came to her in a flash.

“Since there are so many graves, why don’t I give people a chance to experience death?” she asked. “There are no services at night, and the guest can go nowhere, since outside is just a vast graveyard.”


If you’re a heart patient you can’t stay there. Mental patients can’t either unless they are accompanied by someone who, well, isn’t a mental patient. The question is, would anyone but mental patients want to stay there?

December 10, 2007 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Death on holiday… or something like that

Maybe the soldiers can just yell ‘Bang’

The “snaps” have had to be removed from more than 650 Christmas crackers being sent to soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan because of regulations on the carriage of “explosives”. The original plan was for the troops to receive a cracker to pull with their turkey dinners.

However, Maj Ian Dalzel-Job, a former Scots Guard from Rosyth, Dunfermline, who organised the festive packages, then discovered that Christmas cracker snaps are forbidden from being transported on RAF planes.

Under British Forces Post Office regulations, cracker snaps are classed as explosives along with nitroglycerine, fireworks, blasting caps, fuses and flares.


The last thing you would want aboard RAF planes would be explosives. (That’s sarcasm, in case you missed it.) If you can’t carry explosives on RAF planes how do you get munitions to the troops? Mule train from London?

December 10, 2007 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, People | Comments Off on Maybe the soldiers can just yell ‘Bang’

One ringy-dingy…


parrot.jpg Huddersfield: 54-year-old Stuart McNae has had to change the ringtone on his phone five times and will probably soon have to change it a sixth time because his blue-fronted Amazon parrot has learned to mimic them…

“He waits for me to leave the room before he does it. Ill rush downstairs to find its Billy,” said McNae.

December 10, 2007 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on One ringy-dingy…