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March 15, 2010 Posted by | lightning | Comments Off on Umm, you might want to speed up a little…

Live to be 100…smoke and drink

A 100-year-old Gloucestershire woman believes her longevity may be down to cigarettes and alcohol. Lorna Gobey, of Cheltenham, smokes 20 cigarettes a day and regularly enjoys a glass of Guinness with a whisky chaser.

She smoked her first cigarette in 1940 – and reckons she’s gone through over half-a-million since then, reports the Daily Telegraph.

via Ananova – Centenarian puts age down to cigs and booze.

March 15, 2010 Posted by | Fun stuff | , | Comments Off on Live to be 100…smoke and drink

Some headlines just write themselves. ” ‘Mystical’ stone puts plumber on new path”

A Polish plumber has become a faith healer after finding a ‘mystical’ stone while digging up drains under his house.

Jacek Slominski has been swamped by demands from hundreds of patients since he pulled the stone from the earth where it had lain undisturbed for hundreds of years.

“It has a huge Z carved into it and as soon as I touched it I felt this tremendous energy coming from it,” he said. “I’ve had a bad back for years but all of a sudden all the pain left me and never returned,” he added at his home in Bialystok.

via Ananova – ‘Mystical’ stone puts plumber on new path.

March 15, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Medical, medicine, Strange | Comments Off on Some headlines just write themselves. ” ‘Mystical’ stone puts plumber on new path”

Bum decision, Your Honor

A Mexican judge has been sacked for trying to punish a teenage graffiti artist by spray painting his buttocks.

Fernando Perez Hurtado, from San Juan Del Rio, was dismissed for abusing his authority after he tried to impose the “humiliating” sentence on the 13 year-old.

via Ananova – Judge sacked for bum rap.

March 15, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Bum decision, Your Honor

£20,000/week for plastic toads…and you thought your city gov’t was nuts.

A (city) council is to spend £200,000 on 65 giant fibreglass toads to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the death of poet Philip Larkin. The oversized amphibians will be displayed at locations around Hull for 10 weeks later this year, reports the Daily Telegraph.

“This project is designed to spark interest in Larkin’s poetry among people who are made curious by the unexpected presence of their local toad,” says a Hull City Council report.The move is intended to honour Larkin’s two poems, Toads and Toads Revisited. The poet completed many of his most important works while working as a librarian at Hull University.

via Ananova – Council to honour poet with toads.

If you’re curious enough you can find Mr. Larkins toad poems here and here.

March 15, 2010 Posted by | animals, Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on £20,000/week for plastic toads…and you thought your city gov’t was nuts.