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Crime tip: When stealing a car be sure you can drive it

More at The Huntsville Times

An alleged car thief couldn’t gear up for the getaway – literally.

According to police, Garry Michael Wilson drove a stolen BMW Z3 just two blocks Saturday night before the car’s manual transmission apparently couldn’t take any more grinding punishment.

June 23, 2008 Posted by | Cars, Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Crime tip: When stealing a car be sure you can drive it

UFO photo gallery

Judging by the response shown to a few posts about UFO’s there is a lot of interest in the subject out there. With that in mind here is a link to a gallery of UFO photos.

Link to UFO gallery


June 23, 2008 Posted by | UFO | , | Comments Off on UFO photo gallery


More at NEWS.com.au

Dutch statisticians have established that Friday {the] 13th, a date regarded in many countries as inauspicious, is actually safer than an average Friday.

A study published…by the Dutch Centre for Insurance Statistics (CVS) showed that fewer accidents and reports of fire and theft occur when the 13th of the month falls on a Friday than on other Fridays.


Maybe it’s safer because people believe it isn’t and so are more careful on the 13th than they normally would be?

June 23, 2008 Posted by | Fun stuff | , | Comments Off on Triscadeckaphobia


More at NEWS.com.au

Motorists had to swerve to avoid a man asleep at the controls of a motorised wheelchair on a north Queensland highway.

Police who breath-tested him allegedly found him to be six times the legal blood alcohol limit.

Police found the 64-year-old man asleep in his wheelchair in a turning lane on the Captain Cook Highway at Stratford north of Cairns on Friday morning.

June 23, 2008 Posted by | Dumb drivers, Dumb Stuff, People | , | Comments Off on DUI/wheelchair

I’m a little teapot… literally

More at Ananova

A Pembrokeshire man has had his father’s ashes turned into a teapot.

John Lowndes, 54, says it’s his way of remembering his dad who used to love putting the world to rights over a pot of tea. “I think he’d understand. The only thing more appropriate would have been a pint glass,” he told the Daily Mail.

June 23, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , | Comments Off on I’m a little teapot… literally

“Girls banned from whistling at builders” Girls?! Yep.

Girls banned from whistling at builders

A further education college has banned its female students from wolf-whistling at builders. Girls at West Kent College have been advised that whistling constitutes harassment and is unacceptable

Officials sent an email to all pupils warning that the behaviour was “totally unacceptable”, and saying any students caught harassing contractors would face disciplinary action.

June 23, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | | Comments Off on “Girls banned from whistling at builders” Girls?! Yep.

Smile! You’re on cop-cam

More at the Telegraph

James Milsom has been caught stealing a sattelite navigation from a police bait car. No biggie, you say? Well, it was the third time and happened just six weeks after he was released from prison for committing the same crime. He is getting more proficient, even if he isn’t getting smarter, and this time it took just six seconds.

Nice picture though.


June 23, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on Smile! You’re on cop-cam