A beekeeper had to be called after a swarm of 20,000 bees attached themselves to an Australian woman’s washing.They made a bee line for some colourful pants and socks hanging on a washing line in Victoria, Australia.Beekeeper Brian Gardiner, who was called to clear the insects, said the woman had been terrified when she saw the bees attached to one of her socks.
More via 20,000 bees – Orange UK.
A Chinese father and son had a miraculous escape after their car was almost completely crushed by two lorries. Amazingly the pair suffered only minor injuries when their Buick car was destroyed in a horrific motorway smash.
Their car was hit by a (truck) from behind and shunted into another (truck) in front, reports the Shenzen SAR Daily.
Israel on Sunday imposed a two-year ban on fishing in the Sea of Galilee, halting a practice that dates back to biblical times when tradition holds Jesus and his disciples fished those waters.
“The government will pass a plan to halt fishing in the Sea of Galilee for a period of two years,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of a weekly cabinet meeting.
The ban was called for to help preserve fish stocks which have plummeted dramatically.
“We will support the fishermen and make sure the lake is restocked with fish,” Netanyahu said.
Cyclist Steve Wheen decided to plant cyclamen, narcissus and polyanthus in the holes after becoming fed up with the state of roads.
The 33-year-old’s green do-gooding is proving popular as his website – http://www.thepotholegardener.com – has had 25,000 hits in its first month.
If you thought you’d previously seen it all, well, you’re wrong. Case in point: David Morales Colón, a 22-year-old Puerto Rican man who was shot to death last Thursday, and whose wake is now making headlines here in the United States mainland. How come? Well, suffice it to say that the funeral directors at Marin Funeral Home in San Juan’s Hato Rey neighborhood have a flair for the unorthodox.
More via Autoblog.
A Beluga whale is making a big splash as an artist after picking up a paintbrush at an oceanarium in China.
Keepers at the Qingdao Polar Ocean World say Xiao Qiang started out when he simply grabbed a paint brush left behind buy a visitor and started playing with it.
Now the seven year old star’s paintings are changing hands for hundreds of pounds among fans.
Known as the “Salmon River Caveman,” Richard Zimmerman lived an essentially 19th century lifestyle, a digital-age anachronism who never owned a telephone or a television and lived almost entirely off the land.
“He was in his home at the caves at the end, and it was his wish to die there,” said Connie Fitte, who lived across the river. “He was the epitome of the free spirit.”
…He was the last of Idaho’s river-canyon loners that date back to Territorial days. They are a unique group that until the 1980s included canyon contemporaries with names like Beaver Dick, Cougar Dave and Wheelbarrow Annie, “Buckskin Bill” (real name Sylvan Hart) and “Free Press Frances” Wisner. Fiercely independent loners, they lived eccentric lives on their own terms and made the state more interesting just by being here.
More via Idaho Statesman.
A new type of speed cameras which can use satellites to measure average speed over long distances are being tested in Britain. The cameras, which combine number plate reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver, are similar to those used in roadworks.
The AA said it believed the new system could cover a network of streets as opposed to a straight line, and was “probably geared up to zones in residential areas.”
I used to think that England was a free country but I’m beginning to question that with the 24/7 police surveillance that they seem to be working toward.
A library has revealed that George Washington, the first president of the United States of America, was a common library cheat.
He borrowed two books from them back in 1789, but never returned them – meaning that to date he would have racked up a $300,000 (£195,000) fine.
Staff at the New York Society Library say they will not chase the fine, but they’d like the books back, if anyone finds them at The White House.
[An Australian] cafe has capitalised on northern Victoria’s biggest locust swarms in 30 years by slapping them on top of a pizza.The eatery in Mildura was offering a locust pizza to patrons as locust clouds descend upon the area.
More via News.com.au.
I don’t think I have ever seen a picture that better illustrates the awesome authority and singular responsibility and burden of the Presidency, no matter who occupies the office.
A 58-year-old Hampden man who led police on a car chase, then a brief foot chase Wednesday night is back behind bars one week after completing a 15-month jail sentence for cocaine trafficking.
The suspect’s attempted flight to freedom ended abruptly when his pants fell down around his ankles, causing him to fall to the ground, police said Thursday.
More via Bangor Daily News.
The way you gain people’s trust is to earn it over time by repeatedly proving that you deserve it. That, or grow a beard.
A recent study in the Journal of Marketing Communications found that men with beards were deemed more credible than those who were clean-shaven.
Take a look at my picture over the to the top right. Is that a trustworthy face or what?
Voters in California’s tenth largest city will have an opportunity to ban red light cameras in November. On Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council unanimously endorsed the idea of placing a charter amendment on the ballot that, if approved by the public, would ensure that automated ticketing machines never appear on city streets. Mayor Curt Pringle, a former speaker of the California State Assembly, offered the measure even though his city has never used cameras.
“I believe there’s enough evidence now that demonstrates that red light cameras do not necessarily cause safer intersections,” Pringle explained. “I believe many red light cameras that are placed around this county or around the state are done for the purpose of local government’s revenue collection as opposed to traffic safety… I am very disappointed when government thinks its sole purpose is to raise revenue and use public safety as a revenue raising tool as opposed to using public safety as the first requirement of the city.”
Pringle explained that although he has never received a red light camera ticket, he did receive a notice of infraction in the mail forwarded by a rental car company because he had inadvertently strayed into a bus lane in London. Troubled by the expansion in government power this represented, Pringle did not want the devices to spread to the city in the future.
A London motorist was so shocked at seeing a UFO that he drove into a bus lane and parked and then plumb forgot to pay the resulting ticket. Strangely, the judge didn’t buy his excuse.
via BBC News
Senile Agitation is a condition which will be gaining more attention in the future, as our society is slowly increasing in its elderly population. Yosemite Sam is a violently belligerent hothead who cannot control his temper. He is more than willing to lash out at any nearby individual, which puts him squarely into the Senile Agitation category. When Sam gets angry, which is more often than not, he has a tendency to forget things and become reckless in his actions. When our elderly behave in this manner, they are commonly diagnosed with this condition.