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Hey, guys! What’s for lunch?

A group of wildlife enthusiasts were looking forward to their lunch during an expedition to the Arctic island of Svalbard.

But they soon discovered a hungry polar bear was also rather keen to try their cauliflower soup.

The giant predator poked his head through the open porthole into the kitchen of the ship, which had weighed anchor so the passengers could enjoy the fabulous icy landscape.

via The polar bear who invited himself around for dinner | Mail Online.

October 5, 2009 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Hey, guys! What’s for lunch?

Question: How do you arrest a crocodile? Answer: Very carefully.

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Police in Australia ‘arrested’ a crocodile and locked it up in a cell after it was discovered loitering in a town. Locals called out the police after the 7ft saltwater crocodile turned up at Arrkuluk Camp in the Northern Territory.

Officers said they found it loitering near a fence “trying to look innocent”, reports the Northern Territory News.

Sergeant Adam Russell said: “I wanted to jump on it Steve Irwin style but the rangers wouldn’t let me.” Instead, the crocodile was bound and bundled into the back of a pickup truck, and taken to the police cells.

More via Ananova – Police arrest crocodile.

October 5, 2009 Posted by | animals, cops | , | Comments Off on Question: How do you arrest a crocodile? Answer: Very carefully.

And just think what they’ll save on toilet paper

A Japanese airline is asking passengers to visit the lavatory before boarding in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions. All Nippon Airways (ANA) says empty bladders mean lighter passengers, which means lighter aircraft and lower fuel use.

The airline will position staff near the boarding gates in terminals to ask passengers waiting for their flight to relieve themselves before boarding the aircraft.

It hopes that the weight saved will lead to a five-tonne reduction in carbon emissions over the course of a month, reports the Daily Telegraph.

via Ananova – Airline asks passengers to ‘go’ before flying.

October 5, 2009 Posted by | Airplanes, Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb Stuff, Global warming | , | Comments Off on And just think what they’ll save on toilet paper

Is that Spring in the air? Nope. It’s 44 tons of rotting meat

Behind the freezer doors at a meat plant [in Bridgewater, SD] mysteriously abandoned by its owner, the 44 tons of bison meat managed to hold its own for months, masked by the brutal chill of two South Dakota winters. Once the power was cut and spring thaw arrived, nature took over. And enough rotting meat to fill a high school gym did exactly what you’d expect: It stank.

It stank at the bank. It smelled at the law office. It reeked at the cafe. Even the jewelry store wasn’t immune. Everyone in this tiny town could smell it, everywhere they went. A putrid odor so downright nasty the cleaners sent to mop up the gooey mess of liquefied meat — topped by a blanket of swarming white maggots and buzzed by a legion of flies — gave up after two days.

More via 44 tons of rotting meat stink up South Dakota town – Yahoo! News.

October 5, 2009 Posted by | Big stink | Comments Off on Is that Spring in the air? Nope. It’s 44 tons of rotting meat