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Second story man?

A Romanian judge has ruled a man must use a ladder to get into his first floor flat – because his neighbour owns the ground floor entrance.

Eugen Dumitrescu, 70, from Pitesti, had been using the entrance for years until he fell out with the family living downstairs. Now following the ruling he has to climb 15ft up a ladder to get into the sitting room window of his apartment – but is preparing an appeal.

“I will take this to the very top,” he vowed. “I am talking to my lawyers because I cannot go on living like this. Passers-by see me on the ladder and think I’m either a window cleaner and ask me if I can come and clean their windows or that I am a burglar and call the police.

“I think the judge who made this ruling should try climbing up a ladder to get into his home every day and then maybe he’d have a different view of the problem.”

via Ananova – The ladder of the law.

February 3, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on Second story man?

Every library’s dream client

Sully” Sullenberger is now every librarian’s hero, too.

When the US Airways pilot’s plane ended up at the bottom of the Hudson River on Jan. 15, so did a book he had checked out from the library at California State University, Fresno, through his local library near Danville.

Sullenberger contacted library officials and asked for an extension and waiver of overdue fees because the book was in the airliner’s cargo hold.

Fresno State library officials said they were struck by Sullenberger’s sense of responsibility and did him one better: they’re waiving all fees, even lost book fees, and placing a template in the replacement book dedicating it to him.

via cbs13.com

February 3, 2009 Posted by | Airplanes, cool stuff | Comments Off on Every library’s dream client

World’s biggest snowball and friends

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more about “World’s biggest snowball and friends“, posted with vodpod

February 3, 2009 Posted by | Fun stuff | , , | Comments Off on World’s biggest snowball and friends