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Things were buzzing in St. Leonard, New Brunswick yesterday

More at Oddly Enough | Reuters

A truck containing 330 crates of bees, about 12 million of them altogether, overturned on a major highway near the town of St Leonard, New Brunswick, in Eastern Canada on Monday, setting free thousands of irritated stinging insects. Police sealed off the vehicle and called for expert help with the millions that were left inside.

“Trying to unload 12 million agitated bees out of the back of a truck would not be a good situation,” said Derek Strong, a local spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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July 1, 2008 Posted by | accident messes | | Comments Off on Things were buzzing in St. Leonard, New Brunswick yesterday

Nothing like a pound of fat to wake you up in the morning

More at Breakfast of champions

A 105-year-old Southampton man has revealed the secret of his longevity – a full English breakfast every morning. Great grandfather Douglas Terrey reckons he’s eaten a fry-up every morning for 91 years – about 33,215 hearty breakfasts, reports Sky News.

The retired engineer eats four rashers of bacon, a sausage, two eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, black pudding and three slices of toast each morning.

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Sounds good to me. Well, all except the black pudding, maybe.

July 1, 2008 Posted by | Food | , , | Comments Off on Nothing like a pound of fat to wake you up in the morning

Two days…250,000 hits…10,000 orders…For dead mosquitos?!

More at Ananova

A Chinese man who set up an online business selling dead mosquitoes says he’s received 10,000 orders in just two days. Nin Nan, of Shanghai, came up with the idea of selling mosquitoes he killed to attract visitors to his online jewellery shop.

“I locked myself in the room, thinking hard of a promotion plan. With a ‘pa’ sound and a dead mosquito, I came up with this weird idea,” he told Qianlong News.

Nin sells his mosquito corpses for six yuan – about 45p – each. His ad reads: “Truly killed by human hands. Can be used for science studies, decoration, and collection.”

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Why do I find this hard to believe?

July 1, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | | Comments Off on Two days…250,000 hits…10,000 orders…For dead mosquitos?!