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If once you fail, try, try, try, try, try, try…. and so on and on

It has taken most of his life – but, after 26 years, builder Graham Parker has finally solved the puzzle of the Rubik’s Cube.

When he bought the toy in 1983, Yuri Andropov was leader of the Soviet Union, breakfast TV was a novelty and music CDs were in the shops for the first time.

‘I cannot tell you what a relief it was to finally solve it,’ the 45-year-old from Portchester, Hampshire, said. ‘It has driven me mad over the years – it felt like it had taken over my life.

via Metro.co.uk.

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January 11, 2009 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on If once you fail, try, try, try, try, try, try…. and so on and on

Crime tip: Don’t pay off your overdraft with loot from the same bank

redshoe

An armed robber was arrested after he held up a bank – and returned minutes later to pay off his overdraft.

The man ran into the Kredi Bank in the Serbian ski resort Nova Varos wearing a balaclava and brandishing a shotgun and demanded tellers hand over all the cash they had. He got the equivalent of £30,000 in cash and then ran out of the bank.

Staff were still recovering from the shock of the robbery when Grlic, this time without his balaclava, walked back in to settle his overdraft. Sharp-eyed staff recognised the distinctive trainers he’d been wearing and called police.

A police spokesman said: “The man had been wearing bright red trainers [shoes] and everyone remembered them distinctly when they saw him run out of the bank.

via Ananova

January 11, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Don’t pay off your overdraft with loot from the same bank

This thing could snowball

Cash strapped Alpine farmers are raking in a fortune harvesting snow and selling it to desperate ski slopes.

Despite a freezing winter, snowfall levels at lower altitudes are down and Austrian resorts have had to buy in trailerloads of the stuff from higher up the mountains. Across the country, thousands of [tons] of snow have been dug up from high Alpine ski fields and shipped to keep ski pistes open.

via Alpine farmers harvest snow.

January 11, 2009 Posted by | People, Strange | 2 Comments

Who was that masked man? Why, that was Feliks Goldshtein.

Masked Robber

A man may have tipped his intentions when he stood in line at an Ohio bank wearing a ski mask before staging a holdup. Police in Stow near Akron say 24-year-old Feliks Goldshtein of Highland Heights was arrested minutes later on Thursday following a brief car chase.

via kmov.com.

January 11, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Who was that masked man? Why, that was Feliks Goldshtein.