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Last Saturday was odd…three ways.

Ron Gordon would like you to take a moment or three to think about what an odd day (last) Saturday (was).

Why? Because 7/9/11 is one of only six dates this century that features three consecutive odd numbers. Next up, 9/11/13.

via  USATODAY.com.

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July 10, 2011 Posted by | Fun stuff, Strange | Comments Off on Last Saturday was odd…three ways.

Nobody saw the Lone Ranger

A horse has been caught by a speed camera in Germany. The runaway nag had escaped from a paddock and dashed off down a busy main road and into the town of Meppen in Emsland in the province of Lower Saxony.

A police spokesman said: “The horse was galloping at full speed for several kilometers before it could be stopped and caught – and led back home.”The picture was taken by a camera set to take pictures of speeding motorists and people going over the red light – and it was actually a car driver that triggered the picture and the horse ended up being snapped in the same picture.

via  Krazy Krauts News

July 9, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Nobody saw the Lone Ranger

Somehow I doubt that Hitler will care

Adolf Hitler’s hometown in Austria has revoked the Nazi leader’s honorary citizenship – even if he never may have been given it.

The council in Braunau am Inn decided to strip Hitler of any honour he may have received and which did not expire automatically after his death in 1945.

via BBC News

July 8, 2011 Posted by | Hitler | Comments Off on Somehow I doubt that Hitler will care

You want fries with that fender, Mr. Lizard Man?

Heard of “Lizard Man” yet? If not, that may soon change. Because the new mystery creature is stalking car fenders in rural South Carolina in the dead of night. That’s a diet Bigfoot never went for in his pursuit of wild berries and always making sure he was just out of camera range. There’s nothing like eating the clunker in the front yard for pushing you up to the top of the Cryptid sighting list.

via  Gather.

July 8, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on You want fries with that fender, Mr. Lizard Man?

Famous Last Words: “She’s just a girl. We can take her.”

A (New Zealand)  waitress put years of karate training to the ultimate test when she floored two male attackers twice her age with a set of cleverly-placed punches.

The 18-year-old was walking home from a night shift in central Wellington on Saturday morning when she was set upon from behind by an unsuspecting older man.

“She’s been doing karate for about seven years, so she elbowed him in the chest and stomped on his foot,” Detective Sergeant Shane Dye told the Dominion Post.

“She was then attacked by a second male who she hadn’t seen, and he began to pull at her handbag, then she punched him in the stomach” before escaping.

The officer admitted he was “well and truly impressed” by her show of martial arts skill.

via News.com.au.

July 7, 2011 Posted by | cool stuff, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Famous Last Words: “She’s just a girl. We can take her.”

Ring them bells! No. Wait. Don’t ring them bells.



A group of professional bell ringers was locked up in a British church tower by a fed up senior citizen.

The team had travelled from the south of England to the northern English village of Sharow to practice a three-hour peal, but the man – believed to be a local resident in his 70s or 80s – took offense to the noise, The York Press reported today.

He confronted the group in the belfry of St. John the Evangelist Church and threatened to damage their cars before lodging the door to the tower shut with a piece of wood.

The bell ringers were trapped inside the tower for half an hour, until a member of the church heard banging from the trap door.

via News.com.au.

July 7, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on Ring them bells! No. Wait. Don’t ring them bells.

Jumping Ghost of Peckham

In 1871 and 1872, there was a series of ghost scares in Peckham, south London, and its vicinity. In November and December 1871, a ‘ghost’ had been breaking windows at night, but this vandalism ceased after the arrest of a ‘foreigner’ with a catapult. In April and May 1872, there was another window-breaking epidemic, which was blamed on a 13-year-old girl named Nott, who was caught red-handed and severely fined the month after.

via Fortean Times.

July 7, 2011 Posted by | ghost | Comments Off on Jumping Ghost of Peckham

Big suitcase? Or small husband?

Police say a woman was caught trying to sneak her common-law-husband out of a Mexican prison at the weekend in a suitcase following a conjugal visit.

A spokesman for police in the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo says staff at the prison in Chetumal noticed that the woman seemed nervous and was pulling a black, wheeled suitcase that looked bulky.

via Otago Daily Times Online

July 5, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Big suitcase? Or small husband?

Monkey photographer monkeys around

A macaque monkey in Indonesia took a camera from a wildlife photographer before snapping himself in a variety of poses. The Sulawesi or crested black macaque is extremely rare and critically endangered

The primate went to investigate the equipment before becoming fascinated with his own reflection in the lens. And it wasnt long before the crested black macaque hijacked the camera and started snapping away sending award-winning photographer David Slater bananas.

More via  Telegraph.

July 5, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Monkey photographer monkeys around

Loose Moose. Probably just wanted to play Bingo.

A Moose burst through the dining room window of a retirement home in southwestern Sweden, knocking over furniture and flower pots before taking off into the wild again.

Police say aside from the moose, who was scratched by the broken window, no one was injured in the overnight surprise visit at the Brunnsgarden retirement home in the small town of Alingsas.

via News.com.au.

July 4, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Loose Moose. Probably just wanted to play Bingo.

Ghosts audition for Simon Cowell of X-Factor

X Factor judges — and former Idol cohorts — Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul had an encounter of the supernatural kind last week when they unknowingly checked into a haunted hotel in Dallas during their show’s audition tour.

Intending to stay at The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa during their time in town, the judges — including L.A. Reid — didn’t last long at the luxury digs.

via UsMagazine.com.

July 4, 2011 Posted by | ghost | Comments Off on Ghosts audition for Simon Cowell of X-Factor

Cue Sinatra’s “High Hopes”

This is definitely Chariots of Fire worthy. That snapping turtle is trying so hard to get to the pond. It’s at the top, it can taste victory, it’s going over… Oh, and it all comes crashing down! It’s okay, turtle, you’re still a winner (the person filming reveals in the YouTube description that eventually the turtle made it over.)

Video via  The Feed – CBS News.

July 4, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Cue Sinatra’s “High Hopes”

A balloon animal to end all balloon animals

Try competing with this balloon artist and you would definitely be wasting your breath.

Mark Verge has been perfecting the art form for more than 16 years and has created a 39ft life-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus Rex out of 1,400 balloons.

via  Mail Online.

July 4, 2011 Posted by | animals, Art? | Comments Off on A balloon animal to end all balloon animals

That belly button lint you’ve been collecting? It has critters in it

The human navel should be designated as a bacterial nature reserve, it seems. The first round of DNA results from the Belly Button Biodiversity project are in, and the 95 samples that have so far been analysed have turned up a whopping total of more than 1400 bacterial strains. In 662 cases, the microbes could not even be classified to family, “which strongly suggests that they are new to science”, says team leader Jiri Hulcr of North Carolina State University in Raleigh.

via Short Sharp Science

July 4, 2011 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on That belly button lint you’ve been collecting? It has critters in it

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

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...

Image via Wikipedia

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…