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Beware the kitten!

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Royal Mail has warned a family their mail could be stopped after a postman was scratched by their pet kitten.

Ken Ridge, 65, and his son Bradley, 30, received the warning after the postman was targeted by kitten Illy at their home in Clapham.

via Ananova – Royal Mail threat after kitten attacks postman.

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June 22, 2009 Posted by | animals, Dumb Bureaucrats | | Comments Off on Beware the kitten!

New meaning for “fishing hole”

The old fishing hole

The old fishing hole

A Chinese farmer dug a 50ft hole inside his house to go fishing. Li Huiyan, of Chongqing, hired 30 villagers for six months to dig the hole in his kitchen, reports IC Media.

He wanted to reach an underground river which he suspected was full of fish.

The river had been over ground but had disappeared 30 years ago when the local authorities bombed part of a mountain to pave a road.

Li explained: “The river used to have so many fish, and by simply putting a net there, hundreds of fish would be caught.”

After digging his pit down to the river, Li installed a fishing net across it and regularly hauls out fish, so far earning his family nearly £2,000.

via Ananova – Man digs 50ft hole to fish – in his kitchen.

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June 22, 2009 Posted by | Strange | , | Comments Off on New meaning for “fishing hole”

Crime tip: When stealing a trailer be sure the owner isn’t inside

Dozy thieves fled empty handed after stealing a caravan in Sweden – while the owner was fast asleep inside.

Terrified holidaymaker Bjorn Feldbaek woke up to find himself being towed away in his mobile home after the crooks hitched it to their getaway car in Skovde.

But he sent them packing when they stopped and broke into the caravan by screaming so loudly that the thieves abandoned their car and fled on foot.

via Ananova – Thieves steal caravan – with owner inside.

June 22, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: When stealing a trailer be sure the owner isn’t inside