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Today’s thought

If aging improves things I must be approaching magnificent.

May 31, 2008 Posted by | Quotes | Comments Off on Today’s thought

UFO Sightings – Denver

KMGH Denver

UFO sightings are not unusual, especially in Colorado. The many cloud-free days provide clear skies and an opportunity for universe gazing.

“A UFO itself is just an object that folks are seeing in the sky that’s unidentified. They can’t explain it or they can’t understand it in terms of why is it flying the way it is, the shape of it,” James Carrion, the international director of MUFON.


News report video at this Link

May 31, 2008 Posted by | UFO | , | Comments Off on UFO Sightings – Denver

These crooks aren’t dumb. (But they still got caught.)


Sixteen members of a smuggling gang in China and Hong Kong have been arrested for rigging a 300-metre long cable to send contraband goods across the heavily-policed border, a newspaper reported Thursday.

The gang had initially used a crossbow to shoot the cable across the fenced-off border between the two sides, before stringing it from the top of a Chinese highrise down to a village house in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reported.

Investigators said the gang had likely been operating for two to three weeks, using a zip wire and pulley system to whisk small batches of goods along the cable, mostly at night.

May 30, 2008 Posted by | Crime, smart crook | , , | Comments Off on These crooks aren’t dumb. (But they still got caught.)

UFO explosion in Vietnam?

UFO explosion-Reuters

An unidentified flying object exploded in mid-air over a southern Vietnamese island, state media said Wednesday, a day after Cambodia’s air force retracted a report of a mysterious plane crash. The Vietnam News Agency said residents of Phu Quoc island, 10 km (6 miles) off the coast of the Cambodian province of Kampot, found shards of grey metal, including one 1.5 meters (1.5 yards) long.

“The explosion happened at about 8 km (5 miles) above the ground, and perhaps it was a plane, but authorities could not identify whether it was a civil or military aircraft,” VNA said in a report headlined “UFO explodes over Phu Quoc Island.”

Soldiers were sent out to look for wreckage and survivors, and local authorities contacted airlines in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, but received no reports of missing aircraft, the official state news agency added.


The man in the picture is carrying a piece of debris found by fisherman in the area of the explosion.

May 28, 2008 Posted by | UFO | | 1 Comment

Dumb Crook Bonus Feature

Bonus Dumb Crooks

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May 28, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | 1 Comment

Crime tip: When burgling be sure the house isn’t full of cops

Cops and robbers

Two Australian burglars broke into a house – only to find it full of police officers staging a drugs raid.

May 28, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Crime tip: When burgling be sure the house isn’t full of cops

A multi-talented man

milk from eyes

A Chinese man has stunned onlookers by demonstrating his ability to squirt milk out if his eyes. Zhang Yinming drank milk through his nose and then squirted it up to two metres with his eyes.

Zhang, from Shandong province, showed off his unusual skills in Nanjing city, the capital of Jiangsu Province.

He also used his ears to blow up two balloons at the same time, reports the People’s Daily.

May 28, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , , | 1 Comment

Today’s thought

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

Groucho Marx

May 28, 2008 Posted by | Quotes | | 1 Comment

Dead shark attacks teen…sort of

More at Shark attacks

A Dudley teenager has survived being bitten in the face by a shark – in his own bedroom. Sam Hawthorne, 14, was ‘attacked’ when he sleepwalked into a long-dead souvenir shark hanging on the wall, reports Metro.

He was left with the creature embedded in his cheek and blood pouring from a wound.


He’s OK. Just a small scar.

May 27, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | | Comments Off on Dead shark attacks teen…sort of

So….Tasers are good for you?

More at Taser may have affected heart-Reuters

A quick shock from a Taser may have zapped a man’s fluttering heart back into a healthy rhythm, doctors reported on Tuesday.

May 27, 2008 Posted by | Strange | , | Comments Off on So….Tasers are good for you?

Defective Robot Animation

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UK MoD: They were flying and unidentified but not UFO’s

More at “UFOs – International Herald Tribune”

They were shaped like cigars, saucers, coffins and amorphous blinking blobs. They hovered in a menacing manner, traveled at impossible speeds and vanished into the netherworld, or, in one instance, a hedge in Cornwall.

A few carried humanoid life forms, or so it seemed. A few materialized courtesy of the observers’ possibly having had a drink too many, as in the case of an unidentified flying light cluster witnessed loitering in the sky by the patrons of a pub in Kent.

Whatever they were, these phenomena reported to the British Ministry of Defense over the years and made public this month were almost certainly not actual alien aircraft piloted by actual alien beings.


Wait a second. They were unidentified, flying, and objects of some sort. Isn’t that the definition of UFO? If you don’t know what they are how can you say what they aren’t?

May 27, 2008 Posted by | UFO | , | Comments Off on UK MoD: They were flying and unidentified but not UFO’s

World’s oldest dog?

oldest dog crown

A couple claim their Labrador cross is the oldest dog in the world. The owners of Bella say that she is at least 29 years old, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Owner David Richardson, 76, said he got the mixed breed dog from an animal home about 26 years ago when she was at least three years old. That would make Bella’s age more than 200 years in canine years.

May 26, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on World’s oldest dog?

The original Indiana Jones?

As Indiana Jones returns to our screens, John Preston looks at the Nazi archaeologist who inspired Spielberg’s hero, and finds a story more bizarre than anything the director could have dreamt of…


May 26, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , , | Comments Off on The original Indiana Jones?

Well, it’s a likely sounding story… not

An unsuspecting passenger who flew to Tokyo has a large package of cannabis in their luggage – courtesy of a bungled [Japanese] Customs training exercise.

An officer at Narita International Airport yesterday stuffed 142 grams of the drug into the side pocket of a randomly-selected black suitcase coming off an overseas flight so that the animal could detect it.

“The dog couldn’t find it and the officer also forgot which bag he put it in,” a Customs office spokeswoman said.


May 26, 2008 Posted by | cops, Dumb cops | , , | Comments Off on Well, it’s a likely sounding story… not

Now this is freaky… stalking a recorded voice

A Japanese man was arrested for calling a food company’s toll-free number 500 times in 16 months because he wanted to hear the woman’s voice on the automated tape, police said on Monday.

The 38-year-old plumber, who was arrested on Sunday, made 3,100 hours worth of free calls to the company, costing it almost 4 million yen [$40,000] in phone bills, a police spokesman in Takasaki, northwest of Tokyo, said.


May 26, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , | Comments Off on Now this is freaky… stalking a recorded voice

$200,000 squirrel overpass bridge…tax money at work

Ministers are planning to build a £100,000 wildlife bridge over a new road to protect Scotland’s dwindling red squirrel population.

The 375ft Kingcausie Wildlife Overbridge will span a section of the new Aberdeen bypass, near the ancient Cleanill Wood.

It will allow squirrels and other wildlife to safely scamper above the road.


Now they’ll need to hire someone to teach the squirrels to use it.

May 26, 2008 Posted by | animals, Dumb Bureaucrats | , , | Comments Off on $200,000 squirrel overpass bridge…tax money at work

New heights

A 76-year-old Nepalese man reached the summit of Mount Everest on Sunday and became the oldest person to climb the world’s highest mountain, a tourism official said.

Min Bahadur Sherchan reached the 8,848-meter summit early in the morning with his climbing guides, said a Nepal Tourism Ministry official, Ramesh Chetri.

Sherchan was just 25 days away from his 77th birthday, Chetri said.


May 25, 2008 Posted by | People | , | Comments Off on New heights

60 Million and counting

The venerable Honda Super Cub motorcycle is  the best-selling vehicle in the history of internal combustion, and there are now more than 60 million of them on the road. That’s an amazing figure that speaks to the strength of a 49 cc motorcycle Soichiro Honda designed 50 years ago, helping spur Japan’s eventual rise to dominance in the motorcycle industry.


May 24, 2008 Posted by | Bikes | , , | Comments Off on 60 Million and counting

When stealing a car it’s a good idea not to leave your address

Mitsuhisa Kobayashi, an unemployed 30-year-old in the small town of Itami northeast of Osaka, Japan, has been caught in an ingenious plot to steal cars.

Kobayashi worked with his two ex-wives. The women would rent a car, bringing it to Mr. Kobayashi. He had been a worker at an auto plant, and was able to attach a GPS device to a car where it would operate even while the car was turned off. A wife would return the car, and then Kobayashi would track it when someone else rented it. When he saw his chance — the car parked in a lot, say, with the current customer elsewhere — Kobayashi would use a key copy he’d made and steal the car.

Unfortunately it didn’t last: both of his ex-wives’ identification cards, used when renting the cars, were outdated and reflected a still-married status, as well as Kobayashi’s home address. When the ruse was discovered, finding the culprit was easy.


May 24, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on When stealing a car it’s a good idea not to leave your address