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Christmas Decorating idea (Thanks, Katherine)

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October 31, 2009 Posted by | Christmas, Fun stuff | , | Comments Off on Christmas Decorating idea (Thanks, Katherine)

It’s a bad sign when your pilot asks you to pray

A worried Iranian airline pilot asked passengers to start praying after his plane was hit by a technical glitch early on Thursday, highlighting once again the notorious record of Tehran’s aircraft.

The Aseman Airlines Boeing plane had taken off from Tehran airport after a six-hour delay, but had to return following a technical fault, the ISNA news agency quoted a passenger as recounting…

“The pilot told the passengers ‘the plane is facing a technical problem and has to return. So please pray.'”

via Worried Iran pilot asks passengers to pray – Yahoo! News.

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Scary, Strange | Comments Off on It’s a bad sign when your pilot asks you to pray

Crime Tip: Buy a ski mask…Sharpies just don’t give the same effect

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October 29, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Crime Tip: Buy a ski mask…Sharpies just don’t give the same effect

Where are all the feet coming from?

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A right foot has been found inside a running shoe on a beach in Richmond, the seventh foot found along B.C.’s coast in two years, RCMP said Wednesday.

More via Foot found on Richmond beach is seventh foot found on B.C. coast.

October 29, 2009 Posted by | Scary, Strange jobs | , | Comments Off on Where are all the feet coming from?

Bottle fed Koi?

These Koi Carp are more at home with a baby’s bottle than a sprinkling of fish food in their tank. The fish have been brought up on a diet of powdered milk by their owner in an effort to keep them strong.

Ding Feng, 47, owns the Hanzhou Aquarium in eastern China and he’s focused on making sure his fish grow quickly so they are worth more to customers.

Koi Carp that are the right colours can end up selling for more than £10,000 in the country.

More via Daily Express | Odd News

October 27, 2009 Posted by | animals, Strange | , , | Comments Off on Bottle fed Koi?

Strange cloud over Moscow

This unusual cloud recently appeared over Moscow, Russia, spooking drivers there. This image is a capture from a YouTube video. Click the image for the video.

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October 27, 2009 Posted by | cool stuff, Strange | , | Comments Off on Strange cloud over Moscow

Well. he really didn’t need two, did he?

Police say a one-legged suspect was caught after only one shoe went missing in a store in Belgium.

An amputee was an immediate suspect when a store attendant found one shoe missing from a shop in the western Belgian town of Maldegem.

via  Metro.co.uk.

October 26, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Well. he really didn’t need two, did he?

Crime tip: See that black belt? She has it for a reason.

A black-belt German tourist gave her Australian attacker the chop – and a karate kick to the head – after being assaulted in the Outback town of Alice Springs, police said on Monday.

The 20-year-old hit back hard when the unknown assailant punched her for not handing over a cigarette, forcing him to flee…

“She punched him three times in the face with a karate punch and kicked him with a karate kick. She did pretty well – not that we’re encouraging that sort of thing.”

via The Local

October 26, 2009 Posted by | cool stuff, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on Crime tip: See that black belt? She has it for a reason.

How to carve a pumpkin the right way

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October 22, 2009 Posted by | Art for sure, Art?, cool stuff | | 2 Comments

Turns out that a 400 Ton-Haul Truck Can’t Carry 600 Tons

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A Caterpillar 797 Mining Truck costs $3.4 million, weighs 1.38 million lbs., has a 3,370 HP engine and can carry 363 tons. What happens when one tries to carry 600 tons?

via Jalopnik.

October 20, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, Dumb Stuff | | 3 Comments

Eluding police tip: Try not to be run over by your own vehicle

A police chase in Maine ended when the driver, while attempting to elude police, crashed into a stand of trees, jumped out of the vehicle without putting it in park, and was run over by his own vehicle.

Why, yes, as a matter of fact alcohol was involved. How did you guess?

via The Portland Press Herald.

October 20, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, Dumb drivers | | Comments Off on Eluding police tip: Try not to be run over by your own vehicle

The more things change the more they stay the same

The world is governed more by appearances than realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.

Daniel Webster

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October 20, 2009 Posted by | Quotes | | Comments Off on The more things change the more they stay the same

One cool cabin attendant

After listening to the familiar speech of stowing all carry-on items and how the seat cushion can be used as a floatation device, Delta flight attendant Robin Schmidt then asks a favor of everyone on board.

She passes around a journal, asking people to write a personal message to a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan. When the journal is filled with jokes, prayers and notes of encouragement, she packs it up and sends it along with a care package to a soldier.

“This is not about war or politics,” said Schmidt… “It’s about the personal sacrifice these soldiers are making and if I can do something to brighten their day, then I will.”

Schmidt has brightened a lot of days. Since 2002, she has sent care packages to soldiers she meets on her flights or to soldiers who are recommended to her. She began passing the journals around the plane in 2005 and has done so on every one of her flights since then. Hundreds of soldiers have received a journal written just for them.

via The Cincinnati Enquirer.

October 19, 2009 Posted by | cool people, cool stuff | Comments Off on One cool cabin attendant

Keep one finger on the wheel at all times

A man caught driving while using two mobile phones has told [Australian] police it was ok because he had one finger on the wheel at all times.

The one-fingered hoon was seen holding a mobile phone in each hand and driving his car with his knees while travelling through the Eastlink tunnel about 3.15pm Saturday…

The driver explained he needed to transfer information from one phone to another and that he had been driving with one finger.

via  Herald Sun.

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Dumb drivers, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on Keep one finger on the wheel at all times

Crime tip: Measure twice, push once

It was an epic failure by anyone’s standards.

Bumbling thieves who allegedly attempted to steal a motorised go-kart by squeezing [it] into the back seat of a Holden Commodore in Toowoomba were in even deeper when police showed up to arrest them.

via Epic fail

October 19, 2009 Posted by | Cars, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Measure twice, push once

Lottery Winners: We’re out of here!

Fifteen police officers, the entire police force in a small Hungarian town, quit immediately after they won a about $15,ooo,ooo in a lottery.

via Ananova – Police force quits after lottery win.

October 18, 2009 Posted by | cops | | Comments Off on Lottery Winners: We’re out of here!

We just can’t get Jed to come down outta that thar tree…

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More odd family pictures at this link

October 18, 2009 Posted by | Pictures, Strange | | Comments Off on We just can’t get Jed to come down outta that thar tree…

‘Backseat driver’ and yup. Alcohol was involved.

An Erie County sheriff’s deputy who stopped a vehicle for speeding early today in Elma was greeted by an odd sight — the apparent driver sitting in the back seat.

After investigating the incident, Deputy Kristin Rozycki determined that the driver had climbed into the back seat in an attempt to claim he wasn’t driving, according to police reports.

More via  Latest Local News : The Buffalo News.

October 16, 2009 Posted by | cops, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on ‘Backseat driver’ and yup. Alcohol was involved.

Up, Up, And Away in my beautiful balloon

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October 16, 2009 Posted by | cool stuff | , | 3 Comments

This isn’t near as much fun as they said!

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October 14, 2009 Posted by | People | | Comments Off on This isn’t near as much fun as they said!