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You think your car is messy?


Police in Germany banned a woman driver’s car from the road – for being too untidy.

The Vauxhall Astra was so full of junk, magazines, old clothes and even bits of furniture that they could barely see the driver at it roared down a motorway near Dusseldorf.

The driver – who has not been named by police – has been banned from taking the car on the road again until it has passed a tidiness test.

via World’s untidiest car banned.

December 25, 2008 Posted by | Cars | | Comments Off on You think your car is messy?

Speaking of Christmas miracles

A Sacramento family had its own Christmas miracle after doctors performed emergency surgery to save twins when they thought the mother was dying of a heart attack.

Theresa Fuavai-Fatu’s heart stopped while she was at Mercy General Hospital in early November after complaining of having trouble breathing.

The 40-year-old mother was just 29-weeks pregnant and was not due until late January.

Without a pulse, she underwent an emergency Caesarean section, with doctors delivering a boy and a girl. As the obstetrician was closing the incision, the mother suddenly regained her pulse and opened her eyes.

via cbs13.com

December 25, 2008 Posted by | People | Comments Off on Speaking of Christmas miracles

Ho ho ho! That’s a lot of snow!

A massive 160 meter long and 24 meter high Santa Claus has been sculpted out of ice in China’s northern city of Harbin.

The sculpture is said to be the largest ice Santa in the world, complete with beard and hat.

via Weird Asia News.

December 25, 2008 Posted by | Art for sure | , | Comments Off on Ho ho ho! That’s a lot of snow!

Santa’s baby, Eartha Kitt, has died at age 81


Eartha Kitt, who purred and pounced her way across Broadway stages, recording studios and movie and television screens in a show-business career that lasted more than six decades, died on Thursday. She was 81 and lived in Connecticut.

More at   International Herald Tribune.

December 25, 2008 Posted by | People | 2 Comments