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Crime tip: Don’t burgle the home of a 280 pound wrestler

A hapless thief soon discovered he had chosen the wrong house to burgle when he came face-to-face with the owner – a 20-stone (280 pounds) wrestler. Lee Christie had grabbed a laptop and was about to make his escape when Adam Kalinowski returned home.

Father-of-one Adam, 37, wrestled Christie to the ground then got him in a headlock.

The factory worker held on to the 6ft 2in burglar – who began to cry and begged to be released – until police arrived at the address in Coventry.

via Bungling burglar confronted by 20st wrestler during break-in | Mail Online.

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June 28, 2010 Posted by | cool stuff, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Don’t burgle the home of a 280 pound wrestler

Wait…what??

via Funny Picture: Trust Us … It’s Bottomless | Burbia.com.

June 27, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Dumb Tourist, Odd signs | | Comments Off on Wait…what??

Some headlines say it all

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June 25, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Strange | , | Comments Off on Some headlines say it all

Define art: Hauling a big rock to the top of a mountain

An artist is to place a four tonne boulder on top of one of Austria’s highest mountains.

via  Quirky News | Orange UK

You’d think there would already be enough rocks up there. It is a mountain, right?

June 17, 2010 Posted by | Art? | Comments Off on Define art: Hauling a big rock to the top of a mountain

Give a squirrel enough rope…

Arizona is spending $1.25 million to build bridges for endangered squirrels over a mountain road so they don’t become roadkill and then monitor their health. The expenditure is expected to save the lives of five squirrels a year.

The money is being spent, officials said, because cars kill about five of these squirrels each year.While most suburbanites may be baffled why anyone would protect a pesky squirrel, these are Mount Graham red squirrels, a breed once thought to be extinct. Only 250 of them are known to live near the top of Mount Graham.

The Federal Highway Administration grant will be used to build rope bridges over the lone road through the squirrels’ habitat, according to Arizona Department of Transportation

via Arizona Spends $1.25 Million on Endangered Squirrels – ABC News.

June 17, 2010 Posted by | animals | , | 2 Comments

Out of Into the mouths of babes

A Wisconsin father said curved bratwurst buns designed by his 9-year-old son earned the boy an inventor’s prize as well as some cash from selling the food.Jeremy Claxton of Chippewa Falls said his son, Sydney, who just finished third grade, came up with the idea to make buns that are curved to fit the shape of a bratwurst for an inventor’s fair at Parkview School, the Eau Claire Wis. Leader-Telegram reported Wednesday.

via Video: Boy, 9, invents better buns for brats – UPI.com.

June 17, 2010 Posted by | cool stuff, Fun stuff | | Comments Off on Out of Into the mouths of babes

If you use Calvin Klein cologne remember jaguars like it too

Biologists tracking jaguars in the Guatemalan jungle might smell nice but it’s all in the name of science, with researchers finding the Calvin Klein cologne Obsession for Men attracts big cats.Biologists Rony Garcia and Jose Moreira from the Wildlife Conservation Society’s WCS Jaguar Conservation Program say they use hidden cameras as a primary source for observing and tracking jaguars in Guatemala’s Maya Biosphere Reserve.But they also rely on Obsession for Men, a cologne known for its complex scent, to help lure then research and hopefully ultimately preserve jaguars in the Central American country.

via  Yahoo! News.

June 16, 2010 Posted by | animals, Scary | | Comments Off on If you use Calvin Klein cologne remember jaguars like it too

BOOO! What happens in Vegas…

Clairvoyants, mediums and psychics worldwide are invited to contact spirits in a major nonviolent protest of an annual convention of skeptics taking place at the South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas July 8-11, 2010.

“For too long, paranormal skeptics have mocked people with a curiosity about ghosts, spirits and the afterlife. The Million Ghost March has been conceived as an opportunity to turn the tables on these unimaginative naysayers. It is a march to defy logic,” said Doc Paranormal, Adjunct Professor Without Portfolio at Edgar Allan Poe Community College, the event’s chief sponsor.

via Supernatural News.

June 16, 2010 Posted by | ghost | Comments Off on BOOO! What happens in Vegas…

Sounds like the father of your first girl friend…

He was 10 feet tall, with a long beard and yellowish-blond hair, Tim Peeler says.

And in the early-morning hours of June 5, Peeler told authorities, the creature – a Cleveland County version of Bigfoot – wandered onto Peeler’s property in the rural northwest part of the county.

The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office has filed the case as a “suspicious person report” but says it is keeping an open mind.

via CharlotteObserver.com.

June 15, 2010 Posted by | Bigfoot | | Comments Off on Sounds like the father of your first girl friend…

Just what is the “Special” today anyway?

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June 15, 2010 Posted by | Odd signs | Comments Off on Just what is the “Special” today anyway?

Redneck Barbecue

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June 15, 2010 Posted by | redneck | | Comments Off on Redneck Barbecue

Crime tip: Don’t assume cops aren’t multi-lingual

A supposedly hysterical Calgary woman was interrupted in making a burglary report to a Calgary police officer by a call from her father to whom she explained, in French, that it was all an insurance scam and there had been no burglary.

Unfortunately one of the officers taking the report was Constable Charanjit Meharu who is fluent in seven languages… English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic, Gujarati and ( you knew this was coming) French.

“By the end, I had about 10 pages of notes and I said, ‘Merci beaucoup.’ She didn’t expect a brown guy to speak French.”

via Canoe.ca.

June 14, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Don’t assume cops aren’t multi-lingual

The glamour of TV news

News staff at Cyprus’s state broadcaster briefly walked off the job on Monday over conditions which included smelly studios and an infestation of fleas, workers said.

More via  Yahoo! News.

June 14, 2010 Posted by | Big stink, Dumb Stuff, People | Comments Off on The glamour of TV news

Which lane do elephants use? Any one they want.

An elephant brought commuter traffic to a halt when she went for a stroll through a Swiss city centre.

Sabu the elephant escaped from her circus home when she broke free while being loaded into her trailer.

The four tonne animal then went for a dip in Lake Zurich, before walking into the nearby city centre.

via Elephant causes traffic jam | Quirky News | Orange UK.

June 14, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Which lane do elephants use? Any one they want.

300 tortoises…Oh, and two kilos of cannabis

Customs staff at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport noticed something stirring in two bags and discovered 300 tortoises hidden amid shredded paper.

Found taped up inside the sacks were 285 radiated tortoises, 15 spider tortoises and one Madagascar tortoise – all endangered species indigenous to Madagascar, said Loo Kean Seong, a senior official of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.

Two slabs of cannabis weighing about two kilos were also discovered, said Nordin Kadir, narcotics chief of central Selangor state, where the airport is located.

via Express.co.uk – Home of the Daily and Sunday Express

June 14, 2010 Posted by | animals, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on 300 tortoises…Oh, and two kilos of cannabis

This little piggy has dry feet

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June 11, 2010 Posted by | animals, mini-pig | Comments Off on This little piggy has dry feet

Sweet Tate Modern. (Pray the sprinkler system stays off.)

As part of the London Festival of Architecture, due to take place later this month, an artist called Brendan Jamison has sculpted the Tate Modern in sugar cubes. The completed model is built at a scale of 1:100, which still puts the Tate Modern’s chimney at more than a metre high.

via Wired: Tate Modern rebuilt using 70,000 sugar cubes

June 8, 2010 Posted by | Art?, Uncategorized | | 1 Comment

Attn: Parkland Library Staff

Ask Teresa if this picture reminds her of anything.

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June 7, 2010 Posted by | animals | | Comments Off on Attn: Parkland Library Staff

Do you hear a rumbling sound?

This large rock (18-feet long, 12-feet high, 12-feet long) tumbled down on to the North Cascades Highway (Hwy 20, Washington State) on Sunday, June 6. No one was injured and the road was reopened later that evening.

via Rockfall on Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

June 7, 2010 Posted by | accident messes | | Comments Off on Do you hear a rumbling sound?

Irony defined: Tornado hits Oz-Stravaganza!

(Yesterday) morning a tornado ripped through the main vendor area for Oz-Stravaganza!, taking down many tents and forcing the festival to come to an early close. At the time of this post, there have been no identified injuries.

via  Oz-Stravaganza!

No reported sightings of Wicked Witch

June 7, 2010 Posted by | Strange | , | Comments Off on Irony defined: Tornado hits Oz-Stravaganza!