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N.Y.C. cops part of accused robbers of perfume warehouse. That just stinks.

Two New York City police officers are among five people charged with robbing about $1 million of perfume from a New Jersey warehouse.

via  NJ.com.

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March 5, 2010 Posted by | cops, Dumb cops, Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on N.Y.C. cops part of accused robbers of perfume warehouse. That just stinks.

Hen-dog

A hen has astonished its owners by taking a litter of puppies under its wing. Mabel has adopted a litter of puppies, leaving their real mum, Nettle, in a huff.

The one-year-old, called Mabel, took a shine to the pups at a farm in Shrewsbury and now keeps them warm by roosting on top of them in their dog basket.

via Heidi Blake at the Telegraph.

March 5, 2010 Posted by | animals, dogs, Strange | | Comments Off on Hen-dog

Turn a senior citizen into an air hockey puck

Researchers at Japan’s Kobe Gakuin University have developed a prototype for a fascinating new ‘wheelchair’ that doesn’t require wheels.Instead it utilizes an air compressor that spouts jets of air out of several openings laced on the bottom of device, thereby creating a cushion of air that, in essence, makes the chair hover over the ground.This in turn drastically reduces the polarizing effects of friction, thereby allowing the user to more easily navigate to his or her destination.It’s being built primarily for elderly citizens seeking improved mobility, but it hosts the potential to one day revolutionize the entire handicapped industry.The folks at Kobe Gakuin University still have leaps and bounds to cross, though, as the levitating chair currently only works on shiny flat surfaces, which means granddaddy won’t be able to exit the foyer.

via It’s a Plane… It’s a Bird… It’s a Levitating Senior Citizen!.

March 5, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Strange, UFO | | Comments Off on Turn a senior citizen into an air hockey puck