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Who would think kebab could replace seal and whale meat?

northerly kebab shop

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An Iranian has opened the world’s most northerly kebab shop – in an old military van in the Arctic circle. The Red Polar Bear, owned by Kazem Ariaiwand, sells kebabs on the island of Spitsbergen, 300 miles off the northern tip of Norway.

Mr Ariaiwand moved to Spitsbergen, where temperatures average minus 10C, after a failed asylum attempt in Norway. His venture has been such a success among the settlement’s 2,000 population that it is challenging the more traditional fare of seal and minke whale meat.

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April 4, 2008 Posted by | Food, People | Comments Off on Who would think kebab could replace seal and whale meat?

Food for thought: What would you steal from a funeral home?

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A burglar who broke into a funeral parlour in Spain tried to fool police by playing dead. But he was caught out when police spotted his scruffy clothes – and then noticed he was breathing.

Police and the Crespo Funeral Home said they had no idea what the 23-year-old man was trying to steal.

April 4, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Food for thought: What would you steal from a funeral home?

Look Ma! No hands!

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Police who pulled up an overloaded lorry in China were amazed to find the driver had no hands. The lorry was stopped for carrying five times its permitted load of six tonnes, reports Bandao Metropolis News.

“When we came to the cab window, we were surprised to see the driver was handless,” says a Jimo city traffic police spokesman.

The driver, Zhang, was handling the unadapted lorry with the stumps on his wrists – and didn’t even have a driving licence.

April 4, 2008 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Look Ma! No hands!