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Normandy Nessie

Russ Sittloh says a mysterious serpent-like creature that’s at least 20 feet long has been swimming in the canal behind his Madeira Beach [Florida] home and he wants to find out what it is.

“The head will come up and then it will disappear and then the next thing you know, you’ll see a couple rolls behind it,” Sittloh said.

Sittloh has named the creature “Normandy Nessie” after the road he lives on. The 78-year-old retired engineer has also set up a camera to capture video of the creature and so far he’s recorded “Normandy Nessie” six times.

video at  10connects.com | Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater.

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November 17, 2009 Posted by | animals, Strange | Comments Off on Normandy Nessie

Wait. The hole was made so the dog could steal chickens?

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A Chinese burglar got stuck after he tried to crawl through a tiny opening built for a farmer’s pet dog to steal some chickens.

via Ananova – Hole in wall traps burglar.

That’s an accommodating man…making a hole in the barn wall so the dog could get in to steal chickens.

November 17, 2009 Posted by | animals, Dumb Crook | , | 2 Comments

Dig out those skirts, girls. The Paris cops said so.

A decree banning women from wearing trousers in Paris is still technically in force, it emerged on Monday, making the laissez-faire French capital theoretically stricter than hardline Sudan in the fashion stakes.

The rule banning women from dressing like men – namely by wearing trousers – was first introduced in 1800 by [the] Paris’ police chief and has survived repeated attempts to repeal it.

The 1800 rule stipulated than any Parisienne wishing to dress like a man “must present herself to Paris' main police station to obtain authorisation”.

In 1892 it was slightly relaxed thanks to an amendment which said trousers were permitted “as long as the woman is holding the reins of a horse”.

Then in 1909, the decree was further watered down when an extra clause was added to allow women in trousers on condition they were “on a bicycle or holding it by the handlebars”.

More via Women banned from wearing trousers in Paris – Telegraph.

November 17, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb Stuff, Strange | , | Comments Off on Dig out those skirts, girls. The Paris cops said so.

Hamster for a day in a French hotel

It’s a unique concept according to its creators. A hotel in the French city of Nantes is offering the chance for people to become a hamster.

For 99 euros (£88) a night, visitors to the hotel in Nantes can feast on hamster grain, get a workout by running in a giant wheel and sleep in hay stacks in the suite called the “Hamster Villa”.

More via  Telegraph.

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