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Woman run over by own car – twice

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.”

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November 28, 2010 Posted by | Cars, Scary | Comments Off on Woman run over by own car – twice

Can I avoid the fee if I walk under an umbrella?

Sun, dusk

Image via Wikipedia

After billions of years the Sun finally has an owner — a woman from Spain’s soggy region of Galicia said Friday she had registered the star at a local notary public as being her property.

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.

via AFP: Spanish woman claims ownership of the Sun.

November 28, 2010 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on Can I avoid the fee if I walk under an umbrella?

Second hand? Doesn’t everyone do this with their first home?

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.

via Fosters

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.

November 28, 2010 Posted by | appliances | Comments Off on Second hand? Doesn’t everyone do this with their first home?

Great-aunt Ethel on ice…for three months so far

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.

November 28, 2010 Posted by | Religion, Strange | Comments Off on Great-aunt Ethel on ice…for three months so far