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An offer you can’t refuse?

Burial plot

Officials in an Italian town are selling lottery tickets – for places in the local cemetery.

Marano, near Naples, has run out of room at the town’s cemetery and had to create a new “emergency” graveyard containing 48 plots. But they feared people would try to bribe officials to get plots and decided to stage a lottery instead.

The public lottery means families winning places will be guaranteed a grave plot.

February 21, 2008 Posted by | politicians, Strange | Comments Off on An offer you can’t refuse?

Remember this next time you slice one into the rough

Golfer, 12, sinks two holes-in-one

A 12-year-old golfer has been dubbed “Tiny Woods” after sinking two holes in one – in a week. Ben Robinson got his first hole in one at the Vale Golf Club in Pershore, Worcs, last Thursday and then repeated the feat on Sunday, reports the Daily Mail.

The youngster, who has been playing since he was two, is now hot on the heels of his dad Jeremy, a professional golfer who has notched up five holes in one.

February 21, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on Remember this next time you slice one into the rough

Drip and drive, no waiting

IV while driving

A Chinese driver has been fined for driving with an intravenous drip in his arm. Police in Laishan city stopped a slowly moving car and were surprised to find the driver with an IV bottle hanging from his rear-view mirror and connected to his left arm.

“Only his right hand was free to control the wheel and change gears,” a police spokesman said.

The driver, Mr Sun, told police he had got sick of waiting for treatment at a clinic and decided to drive home.

February 21, 2008 Posted by | Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Drip and drive, no waiting

Drunk driver saves officers a trip

Drunk driver

Police in the western Canadian town of Wetaskiwin didn’t have to do much work when they arrested a drunk driver at the weekend — he had parked his car next to their offices and wandered inside.

Police discovered the man as they drove by early on Saturday morning to respond to an unrelated call. Although the police office was locked, the lobby was open.

February 21, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook, People | Comments Off on Drunk driver saves officers a trip

Didn’t anyone have a shoe to smack it?

TV cockroach


Apparently the biggest news on Turkmenistan’s national TV station recently was the cockroach that ran across the news desk during an evening news broadcast. So many people complained about the roach that “put them off their dinners” that an investigation has been ordered by the Culture Minister. So far thirty people have been fired. Talk about overkill…

February 21, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats | Comments Off on Didn’t anyone have a shoe to smack it?