Wow, I hope they pay well at this bank. UBS (Zurich) has tried to downplay a new dress code widely reported in the international press, it offered detailed instructions to staff extending as far as the colour of their underwear and the care of nasal hair.
Ridding oneself of recognizable clothing is a tactic often used to evade capture.
Sometimes, that can be taken too far, as in the case of an escapee from Montgomery Correctional Center in Jacksonville.
The chase began when the inmate bolted into the woods from a crew working outside the facility.
An officer posted on the perimeter during the subsequent search soon spotted a likely suspect in the form of a naked man sneaking through the brush – in the February cold. The officer jumped a fence and cuffed the naked man, who was given a thermal blanket until his clothes were found.
Some people didn’t believe the stunning snow scenes from Japan. What kind of monster machines do they use to clean roads from snowfall as tall as a four-story building? A Gundam plow machine? Now you can watch how they do it.
A Wisconsin man has earned bragging rights as the champion liar of 2010 with this line: “I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.”
Never mistake knowledge or age for wisdom. Both are necessary, but neither is sufficient for, wisdom.
Has a mythical creature made its way to Kentucky? Some people seem to think so, after a Nelson County man came across a creature with grayish, wrinkly skin and no fur.
Mark Cothren shot and killed an animal on Dec. 18 because he said he feared what it was, since he did not recognize it. He said the animal walked from the woods onto his front yard around 3 p.m. Cothren lives on Mount Carmel Church Road in Lebanon Junction…
Cothren described the creature as having large ears, whiskers, a long tail, and about the size of a house cat.
Most elementary-school science experiments wind up gathering dust in the basement. This one found its way into a prestigious scientific publication, the Associated Press reports.
Biology Letters, a peer-reviewed journal of Britain’s Royal Society, on Wednesday published a report (PDF, complete with colored-pencil diagrams) on how bumblebees see colors and patterns — conducted and written by a group of 8- to 10-year-olds in Devon, England.
More via Yahoo! News.
In October, Hong Kong became the first city in McDonald’s burger kingdom to announce that it will offer wedding packages to prospective partners.
Ever since one pioneering couple that met and dated at a branch on the island said their vows there, the chain has been receiving phone calls from other soon-to-be-weds seeking fryerside nuptials. Packages include Happy Meal toy party favors and a wedding cake comprised of individually boxed apple pies.
via CNNGo.com #1.
- I’m Loving It: Hong Kong McDonald’s Is Now Offering Wedding Packages (mediaite.com)
- McDonald’s Offering Wedding Packages in Hong Kong (shoppingblog.com)
- McDonald’s In China Will Marry You Now (manolith.com)
Travellers are being warned to expect severe travel disruptions all day Saturday across Europe because of heavy snow and freezing temperatures.
Nearly 20,000 camels from the UAE and other Gulf Arab countries have converged on Abu Dhabi’s western region for one of the world’s largest camel beauty contests involving prizes worth nearly Dh35 million.
The camels have been brought from various parts of the UAE as well as neighbouring Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and other Gulf nations for the week-long beauty competition in the western town of Dhafra.
The contest, which started on Thursday, will stretch until next Friday and officials described it as one of the largest camel beauty pageantry events in the world in terms of the value of prizes and number of camels.
When an elderly woman asked Luke Weimert to give her a ride to a bank in Elysian Wednesday, he had no idea his good deed would result in his arrest at gunpoint.
Weimert thought 70-year-old Sandra Leanne Bathke was going to the bank to withdraw some cash to pay her rent. He was an hour into his interview with investigators before he realized Bathke, who is a tenant in his mother’s Janesville apartment building, was accused of robbing the bank.
Four centuries after his death, King Henry IV of France is being laid to rest. Or at least his head is.
A team of multidisciplinary researchers announced today (Dec. 14) that a mummified head and its brain contents long thought to belong to the beloved king really are his. The head, which has been in the hands of private owners, had been removed from Henry IV’s body by revolutionaries in 1793 during a symbolic desecration of the tombs of the monarchs of France.
- Four-hundred year old king’s head identified [History] (io9.com)
- Meet the Skull of King Henry (foxnews.com)
…cockroaches prefer not to turn left. Researchers say it’s a safe bet that the roaches don’t have (a) mental block. Instead, they believe that the right-turn bias shown by the creepy-crawly insects indicates that most roaches favor their right side, just as most humans are right-handed.
via Discover Magazine.
- What Do Cockroaches Have in Common With Derek Zoolander? | Discoblog (blogs.discovermagazine.com)
A backlog of more than four million parcels is sitting in the warehouses of private courier firms across the (UK) because the snow and ice has made deliveries impossible.
The predicted second Big Freeze this week is likely to make the situation even worse for couriers, who are struggling with their most difficult situation in 30 years.
via Mail Online.
- Return of big freeze threatens delivery of Christmas presents (dailymail.co.uk)
- Snow halts Christmas deliveries to Scotland (heraldscotland.com)
You may think that being ticketed twice in two years by the same police officer for speeding isn’t too unusual but you’d be wrong in this case. An unnamed New Zealand driver was ticketed in the UK for speeding and then two years later ticketed by the same officer but this time it was in New Zealand— two years and 12,000 miles away. Both men had relocated from the UK to New Zealand.
- Driver caught speeding in two countries (confused.com)
- Driver gets speeding tickets 12,000 miles apart…by same cop (weinterrupt.com)
A man caught naked in a south Mississippi church cemetery says he was trying to take photographs of spirits. Robert Hurst told The Picayune Item newspaper that he shed his clothes because he believes skin is the best canvas to show spirits’ orbs of energy.
The 47-year-old said he only intended to remove his shirt, but he took off all his clothes — a move he now calls “stupid.”
No indication in the story but you have to wonder if spirits on the inside had any bearing (baring?) on this.