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Elephant march: Through a hotel lobby

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This amazing picture shows why you shouldn’t get between an African elephant and its favourite food.

Mfuwe Lodge in Zambia happens to have been built next to a mango tree that one family of pachyderms have always visited when the fruit ripens. When they returned one year and found the luxury accommodation in the way, they simply walked through reception.

The animals came in two-by-two: Hotel staff and visitors have got used to the elephants’ impromptu strolls through reception

Now the family group, headed by matriarch Wonky Tusk, return every November to gorge on mangos – up to four times a day..

October 2, 2008 Posted by | animals | , | 1 Comment

Oooops! (or) I thought you set the brake on the semi!

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October 2, 2008 Posted by | Cars, Dumb Stuff | , , | Comments Off on Oooops! (or) I thought you set the brake on the semi!

Pay up, deadbeat! (Real dead.)

More at BBC NEWS

The celebrated German poet Friedrich Schiller, dead for more than 200 years, has been sent reminders that he should pay his TV and radio licence fee.

The German fee collection agency, GEZ, mistakenly sent letters to “Mr Friedrich Schiller” – which arrived at a primary school bearing his name. The author of Ode to Joy had been registered with GEZ as a householder.

With the annual fee of about 200 euros £157 unpaid since 1805 Schiller would owe more than 40,000 euros.

October 2, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats | , | Comments Off on Pay up, deadbeat! (Real dead.)