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Psst! That bright object in the sky? It’s the moon…

The tanscript of the call is at Metro.co.uk

Clever police have solved a man’s bright object in the sky mystery. They discovered it was the moon.

South Wales Police were dispatched to a 999 emergency reporting a “bright stationary object” above a caller’s house.

[The] Officer today released the recording of the astonishing emergency call. But…have not revealed the identity of the dim-witted caller except to say he was from the South Wales Valleys.

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July 6, 2008 Posted by | Astronomy, Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on Psst! That bright object in the sky? It’s the moon…

Oooops!

More at Metro.co.uk

A farmer in Germany has learned a harsh lesson about the dangers of smoking, with the aid of a runaway tractor and a load of potatoes.

While he ducked inside a convenience store to buy cigarettes, his parked tractor and its load of 25 tons of potatoes rolled down a hill – and over a parked car.

July 6, 2008 Posted by | accident messes | , | Comments Off on Oooops!

Beijing traffic jam

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July 6, 2008 Posted by | Cars, People | , | Comments Off on Beijing traffic jam

Why? Well, you know, what with the price of gas and all…

More at msnbc.com

Using his trusty BB gun to help him return to Earth, a 48-year-old gas station owner flew a lawn chair rigged with helium-filled balloons more than 200 miles across the Oregon desert Saturday, landing in a field in Idaho.

Kent Couch created a sensation in the tiny farming community of Cambridge, Idaho, where he touched down safely in a pasture and was soon greeted by dozens of people who gave him drinks of water, local plumber Mark Hetz said…

Couch covered about 235 miles in about nine hours after lifting off at dawn from his gas station riding in a green lawn chair rigged with an array of more than 150 giant party balloons.

July 6, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , | Comments Off on Why? Well, you know, what with the price of gas and all…