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Four inches of global warming blankets New Orleans


Strange snowfall covered south Louisiana Thursday, with accumulations of up to four inches in some districts, causing tree branches to break from the unusual weight and lights to flicker at times as power lines apparently become impacted by the odd winter weather for this section of the country. Heavy snow was blowing through downtown New Orleans.

via Daily Contributor.

December 11, 2008 Posted by | Global warming, Strange | , | Comments Off on Four inches of global warming blankets New Orleans

Plastic owls seldom need saving

Firemen and RSPCA officers were left feeling like right Twit-twoo’s after spending hours trying to rescue a toy owl from a telegraph pole.

A passer-by – concerned the owl had not moved in days – contacted the animal charity who, armed with a net to catch the bird, tried to coax it down. After a couple of hours of shouting to the fake plastic owl the doppy rescue worker called in a team from Essex Fire Service.

Officers climbed the 30 ft pole in a bid to get the animal to move but as they got near local residents told them it was made of plastic.

Luckily the RSPCA and the fire service could see the funny side and had aright ‘hoot’. The owl hade been placed on the pole by British Telecom to stop real birds from perching there.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “It was a case of mistaken identity.”

via newslite.tv.

December 11, 2008 Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff | , , | Comments Off on Plastic owls seldom need saving

Crime tip: Walking in snow leaves foot prints


Police in Joliet, Illinois, quickly caught four teenagers who “allegedly” robbed a pizza delivery man of $200, a pizza, and sodas. After executing their cunning plan to threaten him with a baseball bat these geniuses simply walked home through new fallen snow. Guess what…the cops just followed their tracks.

via Chicago Breaking News.

December 11, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on Crime tip: Walking in snow leaves foot prints