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.
An artist is to place a four tonne boulder on top of one of Austria’s highest mountains.
You’d think there would already be enough rocks up there. It is a mountain, right?
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
No reported sightings of Wicked Witch