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A nail varnish that “vanishes” has been developed by a group of school pupils – offering girls the chance to beat bans on makeup.

The nail colour is a vivid red outdoors – but inside it transforms to a much paler shade which can hardly be seen. The dramatic change is caused by a chemical reaction between the varnish and the ultraviolet light in natural sunlight.

The polish was devised by pupils from Albion High School, Salford, who thought the “vanishing” colour may help them beat the school’s ban on nail polish.

March 21, 2008 Posted by | Fun stuff, People | Comments Off on Now you see it and now you don’t

Crime tip: Don’t leave stuff behind, especially your son

Fleeing shoplifter forgets son

A shoplifter looking to make a quick getaway from a Dutch supermarket after stealing a packet of meat left police a crucial piece of evidence — his 12-year-old son.

March 21, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Don’t leave stuff behind, especially your son

Crime tip: Don’t use a cab for a getaway car

Reuters

Sometimes it pays to have your own wheels.

Two teenage suspects in a convenience store robbery in Oakville, Ontario, near Toronto, may have made a clean escape had they thought to bring a getaway car along for the heist. Instead, the men fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money, and then called for a taxi — which showed up with two police officers inside.

Unfortunately for the would-be robbers, the police had been tipped off about the robbery by the wife of the store’s lone employee that night. During a phone call with her husband she had heard a commotion, before the call was cut short.

She phoned the police who asked a local taxi company to alert them of any suspicious calls from the area. When an out-of-breath caller asked for a cab near the store, police met up with the taxi, took over from the driver and headed to the pick-up location.

The two men emerged from a wooded area and said they called for a cab. They were immediately arrested and driven to jail.

“Obviously not having a getaway vehicle or anything like that and calling a cab is generally not a sign of your most sophisticated criminal,” Detective Sergeant Kevin Maher of the Halton Regional Police Service told Reuters.

March 21, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Don’t use a cab for a getaway car