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Vampires, and everyone else, steer a wide path around this guy

A Croatian man has lost [160 pounds] in just six months – on a diet of garlic and onions.

When Momir Zmiric hit 26st doctors told him he could die if he didn’t lose weight, reports the Daily Mirror. He tried several diets without success but then started living off garlic and onions – on a plain biscuit – with carrot juice.

Now down to [200 pounds], Momir, 42, of Split, said: “The weight dropped off.”

Doctors have warned against the radical diet and a pal of Momir’s said: “He looks great – but his breath is really rancid.”

via Ananova

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February 5, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Vampires, and everyone else, steer a wide path around this guy

One of the benefits of socialized medicine…DIY dentistry

A British Gulf War veteran pulled out 13 of his teeth with pliers when he could not find an NHS dentist. TA soldier Ian Boynton could not afford to go private for treatment after suffering with excruciating toothache since 2006.

So instead he took drastic action and removed them himself.

The 42-year-old, from Beverley, East Yorks, had not had his teeth looked at since seeing the army dentist in 2003. And he has not registered with a dentist of his own since 2001.

He said: “I’ve tried to get in at 30 dentists over the last eight years but have never been able to find one to take on NHS patients.

via  The Sun |News.

February 5, 2009 Posted by | DIY, Medical | Comments Off on One of the benefits of socialized medicine…DIY dentistry

Just one more little drink…

Johnathan David Gunn, 19, showed up right on time at the Johnson County Jail in Iowa City, Iowa to serve a three day sentence for public drunkeness and was promptly arrested again…for being drunk. Officers smelled alcohol om his breath, tested him, and found a blood alcohol concentration of 0.10.

via www.press-citizen.com

February 5, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on Just one more little drink…

…And right into the arms of waiting police.

The tanker carrying 25 tons of chocolate powder in which 15 stowaways were found hiding when it arrived at the Mars factory in Slough, Berkshire [Photo: INS]

The illegal immigrants climbed out of a giant road tanker after it arrived at the Mars Bar factory to deliver chocolate to the confectionary firm.

Coughing and spluttering on the fine, dry powder the 15 men clambered out of the top of the 37-tonne bulk tanker, their clothes covered in chocolate.

via Chocolate stowaways

February 5, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Strange | | Comments Off on …And right into the arms of waiting police.

If once you fail try,try, try again… 771 times so far.

A dogged South Korean grandmother has failed her driving test 771 times, police said Thursday, but a local newspaper reported she will keep trying. The 68-year-old, identified only by her last name Cha, has taken the test almost every working day since 2005 in the southwestern city of Jeonju. She failed again Monday for the 771st time.

“It was a record-breaking number here,” Choi Yong-Cheol, a police sergeant supervising the test in the city’s Deokjingu district, told AFP. “I wonder if she will try it again for a 772nd time.”

The Korea Times said Cha will in fact be back for another attempt.

Choi said that Cha cannot pass the preliminary written section of the test, averaging scores of 30-50 whereas the pass mark is 60 out of 100.

via SKorean granny fails driving test 771 times – Yahoo! News.

February 5, 2009 Posted by | People, Strange | Comments Off on If once you fail try,try, try again… 771 times so far.