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You can’t be too careful. Wait. Maybe you can…

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A cautious German who avoided cashpoint machines for years because of fears of identity fraud finally used one – and was arrested.

Hans Mauer, 40, spent so long checking the ATM that other users called police and he was arrested – for suspected identity fraud.

Mauer, 40, had inspected the cash machine for hidden CCTV cameras, fingerprint powder on the keyboard, and signs of tampering with the screen. The final straw came when he snapped on a pair of surgical gloves so he wouldn’t leave fingerprints as he entered his pin number at the cashpoint in Muenster, Germany.

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Police quickly cleared it up and released him.

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June 30, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | | Comments Off on You can’t be too careful. Wait. Maybe you can…

It’s true. There really is water on Mars. Here’s proof.

Thanks, Katherine.

June 30, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | | 1 Comment

“…up through the ground come a bubblein’ crude…”

More at Bloomberg.com

…The rising price of oil, which hit a record $142.99 a barrel today, has sent exploration companies scurrying to squeeze additional supplies from the fields underlying Los Angeles and its celebrity-rich neighbor [Beverly Hills].

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Large deposits of oil are under the Los Angeles Basin and California is already the fourth largest producer of oil in the US.

June 30, 2008 Posted by | petroleum | , | Comments Off on “…up through the ground come a bubblein’ crude…”

Want to see what Superman really looks like?

Meet Kent Lilyerd, a man who has survived a lightning strike to the back of his head, “”a man who once struggled for two hours to climb out of a hole in a frozen lake, a man who six times survived electrical shock while welding, a man who was once accidentally shot in the forehead and chest by friends while duck hunting.”

Lots more at this link.

June 30, 2008 Posted by | People, Scary, Wow! | | Comments Off on Want to see what Superman really looks like?

Elizabeth the First, Second, Third, Fourth…

More at Metro.co.uk

About 400 women turned up in an American town called Elizabeth on Saturday to try to set a world record for the largest gathering of people with that name.

June 30, 2008 Posted by | People | | Comments Off on Elizabeth the First, Second, Third, Fourth…

Head ’em up! Move ’em out!

More at msnbc.com

When gas prices hit $4 a gallon, the staff at Dr. Keith Leonard’s dental office [Arlington, Washington} figured it was time to pony up. Since more than half of the dental assistants and office staff own horses, on Wednesday the crew saddled up and rode in to work.

“We decided that when gas got to $4 a gallon, we would all ride in,” Leonard said.

Ten riders and two bicyclists met up at Leonard’s home about four miles north of his office for the commute. City officials in Arlington, located about 50 miles north of Seattle, granted them a special permit to ride as a group.

June 30, 2008 Posted by | animals, People | , , | Comments Off on Head ’em up! Move ’em out!