Paramedics in Australia described a woman as “incredibly lucky” after she was run over by her own car – twice.
The 37-year-old had pulled into the driveway of her Melbourne home and, in her haste, failed to put on the handbrake.
The runaway car knocked the woman to the ground and ran over her abdomen and legs, reports the Melbourne Age.
As she lay injured on the driveway, the car continued rolling down the incline, hit a fence and rolled back towards her, running her over again.
via Orange UK
If this is “lucky” think of the kind of day she would have had if she was “unlucky.”
- Aust. woman run over by her own car. Twice. (sfgate.com)
- ‘Lucky’ Australian woman run over by own car – twice (purestrange.wordpress.com)
Angeles Duran, 49, told the online edition of daily El Mundo she took the step in September after reading about an American man who had registered himself as the owner of the moon and most planets in our Solar System.
There is an international agreement which states that no country may claim ownership of a planet or star, but it says nothing about individuals, she added…
Duran, who lives in the town of Salvaterra do Mino, said she now wants to slap a fee on everyone who uses the sun and give half of the proceeds to the Spanish government and 20 percent to the nation’s pension fund.
She would dedicate another 10 percent to research, another 10 percent to ending world hunger — and would keep the remaining 10 percent herself.
- Wackiest Story of the Weekend: Woman Claims Ownership of the Sun, Wants All Who Use It to Pay Her a Fee (frugal-cafe.com)
- Spanish woman claims ownership of the Sun (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
A University of New Hampshire professor who teaches Environmental Economics put her expertise to good use in furnishing her home entirely with second-hand items.
I’m not impressed. In my generation (late Stone Age) nearly everyone furnished their first home, usually a cheap apartment, with second hand and hand-me-down stuff.
The man who has held up his great-aunt’s cremation for nearly three months believes the 105-year-old has spoken to him from beyond the grave asking to be buried instead, a relative said.
James Pollak, who lives in Israel and objects to cremation on religious grounds, thinks Ethel Baar’s soul is “crying out to him to save her,” his sister told the Daily News yesterday.
Baar’s body has been in a cooler inside the Gramercy Park Memorial Chapel since September while Pollak attempts to overturn her wish to be cremated.
A judge will attempt to resolve the dispute next month.
via NYDaily News.
- Auntie fought for cremation, but man doesn’t care (nydailynews.com)
- Relative blocks woman’s cremation (upi.com)
- Kin furious at funeral home keeping relative on ice (nydailynews.com)
A county road in northern Iowa is cleaned up after a semitrailer tipped spilling Jell-O and pudding cups when it slid into a ditch near Rudd.The Floyd County sheriff’s office says 52 pallets of Jell-O and pudding cups fell from the trailer when its top ripped open early Tuesday morning. It took crews three hours to clean up the debris.
- Truck spills Jell-O, pudding onto road (upi.com)
- J-E-L-L-Uh-Oh: Gelatin, pudding cups spill in Iowa (purestrange.wordpress.com)
The National Library (of India) has always been reputed to (be) haunted. Now, here is a really eerie secret. A mysterious room has been discovered in the 250-year-old building, a room that no one knew about and no one can enter because it seems to have no opening of kind, not even trapdoors.
The chamber has lain untouched for over two centuries. Wonder what secrets it holds. The archaeologists who discovered it have no clue either, their theories range from a torture chamber, or a sealed tomb for an unfortunate soul or, the most favoured of all, a treasure room. Some say they wouldn’t be surprised if both skeletons and jewels tumble out of the secret room.
- 1,000 sqft secret chamber discovered in Indian National Library (boingboing.net)
Animal lovers are angry after a designer created a piggy bank from a real piglet.
The Piglet Bank is advertised as being made from a taxidermied young pig, complete with “a coin storage unit and a cork plug”.
- Piggy bank made with real piglet causes outrage among animal rights groups (dailymail.co.uk)
- New Website Sells Strange Things Such As Piggy Banks Made Out Of REAL Piglets (businessinsider.com)
A young treasure hunter in Britain found something unusual and valuable when trying his metal detector for the first time last year. Three-year-old James Hyatt was using it when, as he put it, “It went beep beep beep.”
Hyatt and his father started digging and Thursday they went public with their find, a 500-year-old gold pendant. Experts say it’s worth about $4 million dollars.
More via CBS News.
- James Hyatt unearths £2.5m treasure trove on FIRST metal detecting expedition (dailymail.co.uk)
- Boy, four, unearths 16th Century gold pendant (bbc.co.uk)
- Boy finds 500-year-old gold locket while playing (topinews.com)
A man was arrested after attempting to rob a convenience store in eastern Kalamazoo County twice early Sunday.
Early Sunday morning the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an attempted armed robbery at the Shell Mart at Miller Drive and 35th Street in Charleston Township. The clerk told deputies that a male subject had entered the store earlier and told her that he was going to rob it. The clerk said she told the subject that he was not going to rob the store and so he left. The clerk said that a short time later the male subject returned and told her that he had a weapon in his pocket but became scared when the clerk said she had called police and fled the store.
A semi truck, loaded with fish, overturned and spilled its’ cargo across the eastbound lanes of I-90 near Sprague, Washington, early this morning when the driver swerved to miss a deer. Appropriately, the accident happened at the Fishtrap exit.
More via KXLY Spokane.
Funeral directors in Germany are bidding for the pink pound – by launching coffins specially designed for gay customers.
The caskets feature homoerotic artwork on the outside and come with a series of tastefully luxurious plush designer interiors, say makers Mike Konigsfeld and Tom Brandl in Cologne, Germany.
The designers – who have lived together for more than 10 years – say the images of muscular young men in classical poses are the perfect way to send off a loved one.
via Orange UK.
- Introducing Car Caskets-Your Funeral Guy (yourfuneralguy.wordpress.com)
- Contemporary coffins – would you be seen dead in one? (guardian.co.uk)
- Now You Can design Your Happy Casket-YourFuneralGuy Blog (yourfuneralguyblog.wordpress.com)
Quality inspector Munesh Mistry, aged 21, spotted the triangular-shaped object above the skies of his home in Andrew Road, Tipton, at around 10.15pm on Sunday.
His sighting comes just weeks after a UFO was spotted hovering over Sutton Coldfield on the eve of Bonfire Night.
A man is in critical condition in hospital after injuring himself with his own knife when he tripped and fell after allegedly robbing a store in Ottawa’s south end Monday, police said.
A Fort Myers (Florida) man who believed the CIA was trying to have him killed with radiation guns because of his YouTube rants about the nation’s banking system, slammed his green Honda into the front of a Naples bank Saturday night, according to police reports…
When police and firefighters arrived, they found (the driver) sitting inside his car, which was lodged 20 to 30 feet inside of the bank. He had driven through the double glass doors, past the reception desk, through a wall and into a conference room, Naples Fire Chief Steve McInerny said.
via Naples Daily News.
Firefighters say a southwest Portland (Oregon) man is lucky he escaped injury when he ran into his burning home to put on pants.
Portland firefighter Paul Corah says the homeowner…heard his smoke alarm going off as he stepped out of the shower at about 6 a.m. today.
He immediately ran out of the house, firefighters say. But once outside, the homeowner ran back into the home to grab a pair of pants, then went next door to ask his neighbors to call 911.
via KPTV Portland.
My lucky day is here! And it just arrived in my email. (But I’m not sharing!)
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I took the telephone numbers out. I’m not sharing this great opportunity.
(That’s sarcasm…in case you missed it.)
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