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One for the birds

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MAY 5–Two California men were indicted today on federal charges that they illegally smuggled Asian songbirds into the country, most recently last month when one of the defendants, returning from a trip to Vietnam, was found with 14 live birds strapped to his legs.

via The smoking gun

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May 5, 2009 Posted by | animals, bird, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on One for the birds

You can’t make this stuff up: “Tattooed man donates skin to art”

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A retired history teacher is donating his tattooed body to an art gallery. Geoff Ostling, 65, is virtally covered in colourful depictions of exotic flowers after a 15 year collaboration with acclaimed cult tattooist, eX de Merci.

Covering every part of his body, save for his face, neck and parts of his forearms, Mr Ostling’s tattoos are on the theme of “all the flowers of a Sydney garden”.

He said: “I wanted something unique so I thought about a garden of plants, of natives and imported flowers, what you would find in a Sydney garden with a distant view of the city from Heartbreak Hill.”

Mr Ostling has pledged to donate his skin to Canberra’s National Gallery after his death.

via Ananova – Tattooed man

May 5, 2009 Posted by | People, Strange | | Comments Off on You can’t make this stuff up: “Tattooed man donates skin to art”

Double your pleasure or double trouble?

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Two identical twin brothers have married two identical twin sisters in a joint wedding ceremony in China.

The two couples, from Binhai town, look so much alike that members of their own family struggle to tell them apart.

via Identically happy couples.

May 5, 2009 Posted by | People, Strange | | Comments Off on Double your pleasure or double trouble?