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Motorized Peking Duck?

Like a Peking Duck

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“On Sept. 25 [2006], 75-year old boatsman Hu Zeshen piloted the dual-use amphibious vehicle that he invented. Mr. Hu lives in Loudi city, Hunan Province, in southern China, and has spent his life working on ships plying China’s rivers and canals. He calls his invention “the Happy Boat.” The vehicle has a 5 horsepower diesel engine and a 1 horsepower electric engine. He and his wife plan to take the vehicle on holiday during China’s National Day vacation, to explore scenic waterways in other parts of his province. Mr. Hu will apply for a patent for his vehicle, too.”

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March 5, 2008 Posted by | boat, Cars, People | Comments Off on Motorized Peking Duck?

Think you’re too old to jog?

101 year old marathoner

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A 101-year-old man is aiming to become the world’s oldest competitive athlete by running in the London Marathon. Buster Martin ran the Roding Valley half marathon in Essex in five hours 13 minutes, and is now focusing on London’s 26-mile event.

The BBC reports that, on finishing the run, the first words of the working plumber were: “Where’s my beer?”

March 5, 2008 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Think you’re too old to jog?

I didn’t know Chuck E. Cheese was so exciting (Thanks, Geoff)

Chuck E. Cheese Birthday brawl

A child’s birthday party at a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Massachusetts was cut short when a fight broke out between two mothers.

The mother of [a] 9-year-old birthday boy apparently became enraged because the other woman’s son was “hogging” an arcade game, Natick, Mass., police said.

Catherine Aliaga, 38, and Tarsha Williams, 33, both of Boston, will be summoned into court to answer charges of simple assault and battery stemming from the scuffle, Sgt. Paul Thompson said.

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“Wow! Thanks, Mom! Best birthday party ever!”

March 5, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | Comments Off on I didn’t know Chuck E. Cheese was so exciting (Thanks, Geoff)

The luckiest person in the world

I guess I must be about the luckiest person in the world because in the last two weeks I have won the “British Lottery” eight times and once the prize even included a new BMW! Wow!

It is truly incredible that people apparently are stupid enough to believe that junk. The last one (the one that included the BMW) was one million “Great British Pounds.” The people that send this junk out evidently aren’t any smarter than the ones who respond to it. They can’t even get the name of the currency right.

March 5, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on The luckiest person in the world