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In case of emergency break window with brick

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Cheapskate Chinese bus company bosses are fitting their vehicles with bricks on a string instead of the usual hammers to break the glass in an emergency.

Health and Safety executives in Heilongjiang Province, north-east China, ruled that passengers needed to be able to smash the windows to get out in an emergency. But the Harbin Public Transportation Company said the special safety hammers were too expensive and instead fitted their buses with regular building bricks painted bright orange and tied with a piece of string to meet the new rules.

via Daily Star

July 27, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on In case of emergency break window with brick

Be on the lookout for three little pigs with a brick house

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A Russian man returned from holiday to find his entire two-storey house had been stolen by a neighbour.

Yuri Konstantinov, 50, from the Astrakhan Region, came back from a trip visiting relatives to find his house had been taken down brick by brick and all the contents sold. Only the foundations were left.

Police investigating the theft found out that a neighbour had taken the house apart and sold everything, including the bricks and window frames, and even the kitchen sink.

April 22, 2008 Posted by | Crime, People, Strange | | Comments Off on Be on the lookout for three little pigs with a brick house