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If I had a hammer… I still couldn’t do this.

Lots more at stone age rock art | Mail Online

More than 100 elaborate carvings dating back thousands of years have been discovered on rocks and boulders in the North of England.

The Neolithic art – found at several sites across Durham and Northumberland – includes a series of intricate designs of concentric circles, interlocking rings and hollowed cups.

August 4, 2008 Posted by | archaeology, Art for sure | , | Comments Off on If I had a hammer… I still couldn’t do this.

Camper van customized, chop chop.

world’s lowest camper van

An automotive mechanic has driven into the record books – by building the world’s lowest van. Andy Saunders converted a 7ft 8ins high VW Camper into a 3.3ft high version – in just three days.

The 1980 Type 25 camper had 70,000 miles on the clock when Saunders and three friends transformed it.

August 4, 2008 Posted by | Cars, Strange | , , | Comments Off on Camper van customized, chop chop.

Sting operation…literally

police sting

A nude intruder fell for a police sting when they chased him out of a swimming pool straight into a hedge of nettles.

The skinny-dipping swimmer and his pals had broken into a pool in Dueren, western Germany, for a midnight plunge when police arrived.

“They were driven out by the officers and they all went separate ways and then one of them jumped over a wall straight into a hedge of nettles. The officers just followed the sound of the screaming,” a police spokesman said.

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Security: When you pay peanuts all you hire is monkeys

Link to AdelaideNow

Brisbane Airport has been asked to explain why it made an 86-year-old woman stand while her wheelchair, walking stick and shoes were searched by security officers.

John Tscheppera said his 86-year-old mother-in-law was selected for a random scan as she went through security before a flight to Cairns with her two daughters last Thursday. He said she was made to get out of her wheelchair and take her shoes off while her wheelchair, shoes and wooden walking stick were swept with a security wand.

“My mother-in-law is 86, she’s most of the time wheelchair-bound,” he said. “She’s frail, bent over and anyone with half a brain could look at her close up and see that she’s old, frail and needs nurture, a lot of TLC. To subject an 86-year-old to something like that is a bit over the top.”

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I seldom make editorial comments here but I have to say that this is absolutely asinine. Who trained these idiots, Himmler?

August 4, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats | , | Comments Off on Security: When you pay peanuts all you hire is monkeys

I am definitely out of step with the “Art” world…

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When you gotta go, you gotta go…

More at Tampabays10.com

Authorities say a truck driver who spilled tons of dirt along a Seattle highway and backed up traffic for hours just really had to go to the bathroom.

Police say the driver was trying to ease the rig to the side of U.S. Highway 2 on Friday morning. The wheels of the truck slipped down an embankment and dumped its contents — 49 tons of river sediment.

August 4, 2008 Posted by | accident messes, Dumb drivers | , | Comments Off on When you gotta go, you gotta go…

Hard to tell which is the horse’s rear here

More at The Local

Bavarian police on Monday said a man who tried to take his horse with him into a public toilet over the weekend caused over €1,000 in damages after the animal balked.

According to witnesses, the man apparently didn’t want to leave his horse outside the facility in the city of Kaufbeuren on Saturday night. But the animal – a white Paint with brown spots – decided his rider could take care of his business alone and demolished the lavatory’s entryway.

“The guy wanted to go in with his horse, but the horse had other ideas,” Kaufbeuren police officer Oliver Klinke told The Local on Monday.

August 4, 2008 Posted by | animals, Strange | , | Comments Off on Hard to tell which is the horse’s rear here