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Dachshund pusher

Dachshund pushes wheelchair

A dachshund dog has become a local celebrity in China for his skills in pushing a wheelchair. Two-year-old Guai Guai runs underneath the wheelchair pushing the foot rests with his front legs.

He is so small – and fast – that many passers-by assume the wheelchair is motorised, reports Dahe Network

June 25, 2008 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Dachshund pusher

You’ve heard of Swan Lake. How about Beer Lake?


Police in southern Germany say that 200 crates of beer spilled from delivery truck and formed a slippery beer puddle that disrupted traffic for over an hour – but caused no injuries.

Munich police say the truck was transporting the beer from the Bavarian capital to a neighboring town Monday evening when siding on the truck’s trailers broke.

Bottles crashed onto the highway flooding it with foamy wheat beer and disrupting traffic for 90 minutes.

June 25, 2008 Posted by | accident messes | , | Comments Off on You’ve heard of Swan Lake. How about Beer Lake?

Is this a “moving violation”?

Lots more at CBS News

Six Romanians have been arrested on allegations they stole mobile phones and laptops from the back of a tractor-trailer as they followed it down a German autobahn at 60 miles per hour, Dortmund police said Tuesday.

June 25, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on Is this a “moving violation”?

Your oil dollars at work

An Italian architect said he is poised to start construction on a new skyscraper in Dubai that will be “the world’s first building in motion,” an 80-story tower with revolving floors that give it an ever-shifting shape.

The spinning floors, hung like rings around an immobile cement core, would offer residents a constantly changing view of the Persian Gulf and the city’s futuristic skyline.

More at Technology News

The architect in question “…acknowledges that he is not well known, has never built a skyscraper before and hasn’t practiced architecture regularly in decades.” So what could possibly go wrong?

June 25, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | | Comments Off on Your oil dollars at work