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Believe it or not, two people walked away from this car

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.

via Father and son escape horror crash | Quirky News | Orange UK.

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April 28, 2010 Posted by | accident messes | , | Comments Off on Believe it or not, two people walked away from this car

Irony: Two year ban on fishing in the Sea of Galilee

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.

via Israel bans Sea of Galilee fishing.

April 28, 2010 Posted by | animals | , | Comments Off on Irony: Two year ban on fishing in the Sea of Galilee

Potholes are good for something after all

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.

via Steve Wheen plants flowers in potholes | Metro.co.uk.

April 28, 2010 Posted by | Art?, cool stuff, motorcycle | , | Comments Off on Potholes are good for something after all

There’s a reason this guy is a “Pale Rider”—He’s dead.

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.

April 28, 2010 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff, motorcycle, Strange, Uncategorized | Comments Off on There’s a reason this guy is a “Pale Rider”—He’s dead.