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February 23, 2009 Posted by | animals, dogs | Comments Off on Patience is a virtue

Crime tip: You’re less conspicuous with your trousers on

A German robber was caught after he escaped with his loot – but left his trousers behind.

Thomas Kohler, 21, punched taxi driver Daniel Eiffel, 53, in the face and made to run off with his mobile phone at Siegburg, near Cologne. But as he turned to flee the cabbie grabbed his loose fitting trousers – which were torn free as he fled.

Mr Eiffel said: “My natural reaction as he tried to make off with my phone was to grab for him but I could only reach his trousers. He kept struggling and managed to wriggle out of them and run off half-naked.” Mr Eiffel called police on a phone he borrowed from a passer-by and gave them a description of the trouserless crook.

“I didn’t think the police would have a hard job catching a man running round the city in his underwear,” he said.

Police successfully arrested the thief at a train station trying to board a train in his underpants.

via Police nab trouserless crook.

February 23, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: You’re less conspicuous with your trousers on

Specialized Science: Whoopee cushion sound analysis

An acoustics expert is conducting science’s silliest experiment – to find the world’s funniest whoopee cushion. Professor Trevor Cox, 42, has set up a special website where visitors hear six trumping noises and are asked to grade them, reports The Sun.

Prof Cox, of Salford University, Manchester, has a long running interest in whoopee cushions and until recently held the record for having the largest one in the world.

via Scientist studies whoopee cushions.

February 23, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Specialized Science: Whoopee cushion sound analysis

You wouldn’t think “Prawo Jazdy” would be a very common name

Irish police chasing a Polish driver who had apparently committed more then 50 motoring offences have discovered the embarrassing truth.

Officers had been puzzled how the mysterious ‘Prawo Jazdy’ had always produced his documents – but with a different address each time. However, they have now discovered that ‘Prawo Jazdy’ is Polish for driving licence, reports Metro.

An internal Garda memo, reported in Irish papers, said officers taking details of Polish traffic offenders had been mistakenly using ‘Prawo Jazdy’, printed in the top right corner of the driving licence, as the holder’s name.

“Prawo Jazdy is actually the Polish for driving licence and not the first and surname on the licence,” the police memo said. “It is quite embarrassing to see the system has created Prawo Jazdy as a person with over 50 identities.”

A Garda spokesman declined to comment on the reports.

via Red-faced police crack mystery.

February 23, 2009 Posted by | cops | Comments Off on You wouldn’t think “Prawo Jazdy” would be a very common name

Toughest dog in the neighborhood, I bet

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A Chinese man was shocked to discover that the pet dog he had raised from a pup was actually a wolf. Mr Li, of Xian, said he found the shivering puppy in the mountains on an excursion last year and brought it home. He built it a den in a clearing in his village, fed it and took it for walks, reports Huashang Daily.

“I took it for a walk every day after work, and it grew very close to me,” Mr Li said.

But local residents grew suspicious after hearing a wolf howl close to their homes during the night.

“I never dared to let my child to go out alone at night after we started hearing the wolf,” said one resident.

Police were informed and, after coming out to see the ‘dog’ for themselves, called in an expert from a local wildlife centre. The expert confirmed the pet was definitely a wolf with the obvious characteristics that it never barked and had a thick fur coat and tail. It has now been taken in by Qinling Zoo.

A surprised Mr Li commented: “It looks very much like a dog to me. I would never have suspected that it was a wolf.”

via Pet dog was a wolf.

February 23, 2009 Posted by | animals, dogs | | Comments Off on Toughest dog in the neighborhood, I bet

You can’t go to Oklahoma to get your eyeball tattoo

A new form of body art has Oklahoma lawmakers working to ban the practice before it moves to the state. It’s called eyeball tattooing. Even tattoo shops across the metro don’t know what would propel someone to do something like this, but they say it’s unneeded legislation. Lawmakers argue that it’s a public health issue.

via KSBI-TV

February 23, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | , , | Comments Off on You can’t go to Oklahoma to get your eyeball tattoo

Crime tip: Be sure your cell phone stays in your pocket

New Castle County Police have arrested a burglar identified by his mother’s phone call…

Responding to reports of a burglary in progress at a home in the 2400 block of E. Paris Drive in Cedarcrest, Police arrived to find the suspect had fled the scene and a 40-year-old victim remained startled in his home.

According to reports, the victim was sitting on his couch when he heard the suspect enter the house and walk into the den. The victim then yelled at the suspect who immediately ran through the home and out the front door, dropping his cell phone on his way out.

During an investigation of the home, the suspect’s cell phone began to ring displaying “mom” on the incoming caller screen. After confirming the identity of the suspect through his mother’s phone call, Klosiewicz was discovered walking along the Kirkwood Highway near the Midway Shopping Center where he was taken into custody.

via  cbs3.com.

February 23, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Be sure your cell phone stays in your pocket