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File under “Not Surprising”: Heavy metal scares wolves

A 13-year-old Norwegian boy saw off a pack of wolves with a blast of heavy metal music from his cell phone, music website Zvuki.ru reported today.

Walter Acre was walking home from school in the central municipality of Rakkestad when he found himself encircled by the four snarling beasts.

But just as they prepared to sink their teeth into the petrified youngster, he pulled out his mobile phone and cranked out a song by US metal legends, Megadeth.

Walter had previously been told not to run away from wolves but to face them and attempt to scare them away.

And sure enough, the tactic worked as the thrash guitar music sent the animals scattering in confusion, Zvuki.ru said.

via News.com.au.

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February 26, 2011 Posted by | animals, cool stuff | Comments Off on File under “Not Surprising”: Heavy metal scares wolves

A new definition of “Stupid”

A Mumbai-bound flight was delayed by one-and-a-half hours at the Delhi airport Friday morning — first by fog and then by a passenger who did not want to travel on a plane piloted by a woman.

Passengers on board had a curious story to tell as to why Indigo flight 6E 179, supposed to depart at 8.10 a.m., could not take off before 9.40 a.m.

“First the flight was held up by a slight fog. Then, just when we were about to fly, the doors were opened again at around 9 as a middle-aged man seated a couple of seats away from me objected to a woman piloting the plane,” co-passenger Partha Guha told IANS.

The man apparently turned jittery after the customary flight announcement was made, giving the pilot’s name – it was a woman.

via Woman pilot? Won’t fly!.

February 26, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on A new definition of “Stupid”

Band Aids not required on male nipples. Well…that’s a relief

Male exotic dancer Ed Cloyd, who goes by the stage name “Total Package” at clubs in Prince George’s and Washington, D.C., will not have to wear Band-Aids over his nipples when he dances close to customers.

via County’s strip club restrictions upheld by judge as unconstitutional.

February 26, 2011 Posted by | Strange, Strange jobs | Comments Off on Band Aids not required on male nipples. Well…that’s a relief

World’s fattest contortionist

With the ability to press his soles to his cheeks, turn himself into a human dart board, and dislocate his shoulders to escape from a straitjacket, Matt Alaeddine’s resume reads more like a medical examiner’s report.

Couple that with his sizable mass — well over 400 pounds — and the city comic and contortionist has found a ticket around the world, securing him a place in the infamous Jim Rose Circus.

via Edmonton performer claims to be world’s fattest contortionist.

February 26, 2011 Posted by | Strange, Strange jobs | Comments Off on World’s fattest contortionist

Hide your cow pictures, you felon you

Taking photographs from the roadside of a sunrise over hay bales near the Suwannee River, horses grazing near Ocala or sunset over citrus groves along the Indian River could land you in jail under a Senate bill filed Monday.

via  The Florida Tribune.

February 26, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats | Comments Off on Hide your cow pictures, you felon you

UK woman sits on it…or, in this case, “in” it

A British woman was celebrating after beating a £110 $180 fine in a 30-hour standoff with a parking inspector.

Jessica Davey, 22, from Salisbury, in southern England, barricaded herself in her Renault Clio for more than a day after parking inspector Anthony Brindley booted her vehicle despite its valid parking permit, the Salisbury Journal reported.

The care worker discovered the clamp when she tried to go to work on Monday.

“I couldn’t afford to pay him, and I didn’t see why I should, so I decided to stay with my car until he took it [the boot] off so he couldn’t tow it away,” she said.

via  News.com.au.

February 26, 2011 Posted by | cool people, cool stuff | Comments Off on UK woman sits on it…or, in this case, “in” it