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Don’t die in our town. We’ll slap a fine on you.

Cemetery full

The mayor of a village in southwest France has threatened residents with severe punishment if they die, because there is no room left in the overcrowded cemetery to bury them.

In an ordinance posted in the council offices, Mayor Gerard Lalanne told the 260 residents of the village of Sarpourenx that “all persons not having a plot in the cemetery and wishing to be buried in Sarpourenx are forbidden from dying in the parish.”

March 6, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, People | Comments Off on Don’t die in our town. We’ll slap a fine on you.

Well, you have to be sure before you buy, right?

 2,000 mile test drive

An Australian who took a new car on a 3,200 km (1,988 mile) six-day test drive from the city to the outback has been arrested, police said on Thursday.

March 6, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook, People | Comments Off on Well, you have to be sure before you buy, right?

A inconvenient twist on global warming

CitizenSugar

John Coleman wants to sue Al Gore for fraud. Coleman, who founded the Weather Channel in 1982, thinks taking legal action against Al Gore would be a great “vehicle to finally put some light on the fraud of global warming.” Coleman rejects the notion that people must take drastic actions to reduce their energy use.

March 6, 2008 Posted by | People | Comments Off on A inconvenient twist on global warming

Light a boiler with blow torch…that’s a KABOOM!!

Pendle Today

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A [UK] man had a lucky escape when he tried to light his boiler with a blow torch – and the gas canister caught fire.

On Friday evening, fire-fighters were called to a house in Halifax Road, Nelson, after the incident. Watch Manager Mark Woodward said: “The occupier was trying to light the boiler using a blow torch and the LPG vapour leaked and caught fire. “He was lucky not to be injured and the occupants left the house and called us. We put the fire out and removed the blow torch to vent it off.”

There was severe fire damage to the blow torch and light smoke damage to the boiler room.

Watch Manager Woodward said: “We would suggest people should not light their boiler with a blow torch. You should make sure boilers are maintained and checked every year by a Corgi-registered engineer.”

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Good suggestion.

March 6, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | Comments Off on Light a boiler with blow torch…that’s a KABOOM!!

Can they walk and chew gum at the same time?

Yahoo! News UK

Padded lamp posts are being trialled in a London street to protect inattentive pedestrians. A pilot scheme has been launched in Brick Lane after it was found to have the highest number of ‘walking and texting’ injuries in the country.

A study…found one in ten people has hurt themselves while focused on their mobile phone screen.

March 6, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | 1 Comment