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“Man shoots toilet.” Some headlines can’t be improved.

A US man had his gun confiscated after he accidentally shot a lavatory bowl in a restaurant toilet. The 26-year-old man’s handgun went off while he was hitching up his pants, reports the Salt Lake Tribune.

Police say the bullet shattered the toilet and sent sharp shards into the man’s arm which required hospital treatment.

via Man shoots toilet.

January 15, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on “Man shoots toilet.” Some headlines can’t be improved.

Most carpets don’t tremble

A crook tried to dodge a police search by disguising himself as a carpet.

The thief rolled himself up in a giant rug and propped himself up against a balcony wall while cops searched his aunt’s flat in Warsaw, Poland, after he held up a cosmetics shop.

He was only found after a two hour search when a fed up detective went out onto the balcony for a smoke and noticed the carpet was trembling.

via Crook hid in carpet.

January 15, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Most carpets don’t tremble

Bubble and boil, here comes trouble and toil…

In these difficult times for creditors, a Lithuanian debt collector is offering an unconventional service to retrieve arrears: witchcraft.

The Vilnius-based firm has hired Vilija Lobaciuviene, the Baltic nation’s most famous self-styled witch, to hunt down companies and individuals who are failing to pay their debts amid the credit crunch.

via  CNEWS

January 15, 2009 Posted by | Strange jobs | Comments Off on Bubble and boil, here comes trouble and toil…

See anything unusual about this bear?

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The unusual thing is that the life sized bear is made of pine needles. He is the work of Richard Carpenter, an Idaho artist. You can see more of his work, and buy a piece, at this site: RICHARD CARPENTER- Mountain Originals.

Take a look. It’s worth your time.

January 15, 2009 Posted by | Art for sure, People | Comments Off on See anything unusual about this bear?

For the Parkland Library staff

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January 15, 2009 Posted by | Fun stuff | 2 Comments