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Hopefully the gulls aren’t just commenting on his sermons…

More at Gulls force vicar to wear hard hat

A Cornish vicar has resorted to wearing a hard hat to church as protection from dive-bombing seagulls. The seagulls are protecting a chick in the graveyard of St Petroc’s in Bodmin, Cornwall, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The Rev Canon Graham Minors said: “It is a case of mother nature. People are able to walk through the churchyard safely but if you get too close you might be dive-bombed.”

Rev Minors said it would be wrong to move the seagulls and he believes they will calm down once the chick leaves the nest.

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July 17, 2008 Posted by | animals | , , | Comments Off on Hopefully the gulls aren’t just commenting on his sermons…

A match made in Heaven for Tower Bridge

More at BBC NEWS

A former roadworker has spent 10 years building a replica of Tower Bridge out of matches – two years longer than it took to build the real London landmark. Michael Williams, of Shoeburyness, Essex, used 1.6m(illion) matches to turn his model-making hobby into a full time job and create the wooden artwork.

“I just wanted to do something different – the most famous landmark in the world,” the 42-year-old said.

He said he hopes the 6ft (1.8m) model will go from a garage to a museum.

Completed in 1894, Tower Bridge spans 800ft (244m) across the river Thames. Its replica stands 2ft 6in (76cm) tall and 2ft (61cm) wide, and is lit up inside and out.

July 17, 2008 Posted by | People | , , | Comments Off on A match made in Heaven for Tower Bridge

It sure wasn’t Avon calling…

More at CANOE — CNEWS – Canada

…George and Theresa Penfold (of Coburg, Canada) got the shock of their lives when Mother Nature came knocking at their door yesterday.

The Penfolds were still in bed when a lightning bolt rang their doorbell at 7 a.m.

July 17, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | | Comments Off on It sure wasn’t Avon calling…