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1931 BMW

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Europeans are often regarded by Americans as a smug group, especially when it comes to high culture. Never is that stereotype more applicable than with their passion for automobiles — European-built automobiles, in particular.

So you can imagine how insulted those car buffs on the other side of the pond felt when they learned that a rare 1931 BMW IHLE 600 Sports Roadster was found — and that an American bought it.

July 31, 2008 Posted by | Cars | , | Comments Off on 1931 BMW

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to be a crook…here’s proof

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A suspected thief trying to steal $10 worth of copper [in Dillon, S.C.] got himself into a stinky situation when he was trapped under a trash bin at a county landfill for 12 hours, sheriff’s deputies said.

Deputies said Gibson Cook, 56, broke into the landfill, then got stuck as he tried to crawl under the large container. Landfill workers found him about 12 hours later with his legs sticking out from under the bin. Emergency workers had to inflate air bags so they could lift the bin to free him.

July 31, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , , | 2 Comments

Montauk Monster…real, Photoshop or plain fraud? You judge.

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July 31, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | , , | 6 Comments

Their “inappropriate working attitude” made me do it, Officer!

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Scores of Chinese air passengers smashed computers and desks and clashed with police Tuesday after a night stranded at an airport without accommodation, state media said.

More than 170 passengers were due to leave Kunming, capital of southwestern Yunnan province, on three flights operated by China Southern Airlines late Monday, but the flights were cancelled due to bad weather, Xinhua news agency said.

“All the passengers had to spend the night on the planes or in the departure hall,” Xinhua said. “No one came to tend to their food and board.”

The passengers clashed with airport police Tuesday morning, smashing computers and desks, Xinhua said, blaming the melee on China Southern staff’s “inappropriate working attitude.”

July 31, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | , | Comments Off on Their “inappropriate working attitude” made me do it, Officer!

That’s a big ‘un, Eric!

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A pensioner is celebrating after spending six months completing the world’s biggest jigsaw. Eric Smith, 73, spent 537 hours putting the 24,000 pieces in place, reports The Sun.

To complete the puzzle furniture had to be moved out of rooms and a special table built to hold the 12ft by 6ft picture of dolphins and boats.

July 31, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | | Comments Off on That’s a big ‘un, Eric!

Bouncers don’t have to be bright…

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Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire is taking it as a compliment: She was turned away from a bar in the state capital because she couldn’t prove she’s of legal age to drink.

The 61-year-old governor and her staff had served burgers at the annual Capital Lakefair last weekend and afterward went to a downtown Olympia bar called Hannah’s to celebrate.

Gregoire says the man checking identifications at the door told her she couldn’t get in without ID, even when others pointed out she’s Washington’s governor. So she went home, but her husband, Mike, went in.

July 31, 2008 Posted by | People, Strange | , | Comments Off on Bouncers don’t have to be bright…