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Wonder if he noticed her head was underwater

Taisto Miettinen and Kristiina Haapanen defended their title in front of 6,500 spectators who turned out to watch the celebrated event in Sonkajarvi.

The 46-year-old lawyer, his partner’s legs wrapped around his head, sprinted 253 metres, leaping hurdles and negotiating a water pool along the way, all in a time of one minute.

via Weird News on xinmsn News

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July 3, 2011 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Wonder if he noticed her head was underwater

India releases prisoner who is too old to walk

Pandey, a Hindu priest, was freed on Friday by a court in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on humanitarian grounds as prison officials were finding it difficult to provide regular medical treatment to the “oldest prisoner in the history of Indian prisons.”

“It was getting difficult to take care of a 108-year-old prisoner. We moved an application for his release and the court accepted it,” said S.K. Sharma, superintendent of Gorakhpur Jail, 300 kilometres (190 miles) from the state capital Lucknow.

via Weird News on xinmsn News

How nice of them. That’s sarcasm, in case you missed it.

July 3, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on India releases prisoner who is too old to walk

File under sad motorcycle irony defined

Police say a motorcyclist believed to be participating in a helmet protest ride died from head injuries after he crashed his bike on Route 11 in the Town of Onondaga. It happened around 1:30 pm Saturday.

via YNN, Your News Now.

July 3, 2011 Posted by | motorcycle | Comments Off on File under sad motorcycle irony defined

Tough course. One of the hazards is landing aircraft.

Golfers at Sandown got a shock yesterday morning after a light aircraft came down on land next to Sandown Golf course. Fire crews were called to the scene after reports that the craft had crash landed shortly after 10 oclock yesterday morning.The microlight had made a false landing in scrubland between the Golf Course and Sandown Airport.The pilot is said to be unharmed and was walked back to the airport shortly afterwards.

via Pilot Escapes Injury After False Landing | #IW Radio News | News – Isle of Wight Radio.

July 3, 2011 Posted by | Airplanes | Comments Off on Tough course. One of the hazards is landing aircraft.

Most drivers like red light cameras? Maybe…

A red-light camera in use in Beaverton, Oregon...

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If you are put off by those seemingly ubiquitous red light cameras — and the expensive tickets they generate — the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has a news flash for you. You are in the minority. The cameras appear to be gaining some traction as acceptable safety devices.

The institute released a survey last week showing that two-thirds of drivers in 14 major U.S. cities where red light cameras have been in place for a while actually support them. St. Louis was not among the cities surveyed.

via Drivers surveyed in 14 cities support red light cameras.

July 3, 2011 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Most drivers like red light cameras? Maybe…