Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mail found near 60-year-old plane crash

DUNDEE, Scotland - A British geography student on a visit to the French Alps said she discovered a bag of mail from a November 1950 plane crash. Freya Cowan, 22, a Student at Scotland’s University of Dundee who was in the Alps researching global warming, said she found a mailbag from the Malabar Princess, an Air India Lockheed Constellation that took off from London in 1950 and crashed en route to Geneva. ---...More

Australia Witch:Your laws don’t apply to me

Australia - A self-proclaimed witch told a traffic cop she was not subject to earthly laws as she was “a being from another world”. “Your laws and penalties don’t apply to me. I’m not accepting them, I’m sorry, I must go, thank you,” Eilish De Avalon said, driving off with the officer’s arm caught in her driver’s side door. “De Avalon was a suspended driver and that is why she took off,” Leading Senior Constable Geoff Lamb said.---...More

Monday, July 26, 2010

Stupid News:Pub launches menu for dogs

UK - For dogs around the country, a walk to the pub has long been rewarded with only a dish of water and the odd tantalising tid-bit. But now they can tuck into a meal of their own as Butcher’s Pet Care, in partnership with gastropub chain Brakspear, offers a tasty range of pub lunches for dogs. Now dog owners can sit down to lunch happy in the knowledge their dog is enjoying their meal as much as they are....More

Police nab bandit who used underwear as mask (Reuters)

Reuters - An unemployed woman who said she was desperate for money has been arrested on charges she robbed an Oklahoma McDonald's with a white stretch girdle wrapped around her face as a makeshift mask....More

Store to sell ‘plus size’ clothes to three-year-olds

UK - Marks and Spencer has begun selling “plus-size” clothing for children as young as three in an attempt to dress a new generation with bulging waistlines. Health campaigners said the decision by the High Street giant demonstrated the scale of the obesity epidemic affecting Britain’s “overindulged” children, with one in four children now classed as obese or overweight by the time they start primary school. The retailer said it began a trial of the “plus fit” range last week, in an attempt to meet consumer demand. ---...More

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Air France attendant held for robbing passengers (Reuters)

Reuters - French police have arrested an Air France stewardess on suspicion of stealing thousands of euros in cash, cards and jewelry as passengers slept on long haul flights, a newspaper reported on Tuesday....More

Bridge game fights "led man to murder wife" Reuters

Reuters - A British man murdered his wife after constant arguments about her ability to play bridge, a court heard Tuesday. Stephen Green, 52, is accused of stabbing his wife Carole to death in January, after fights about her card playing...More

Monday, July 19, 2010

Woman Rushed to Hospital With Ulcer Delivers Baby Boy

UK - Lisa Witchalls was told she would never be able to have children. So, it was quite a shock when she was rushed to the hospital with what she thought was an ulcer, and delivered a healthy baby boy just hours later, the London Evening Standard reported. The 25-year-old was admitted to Queen’s Hospital in Essex, England after experiencing intense stomach pains. Doctors checked her blood pressure and performed two pregnancy tests. Both were positive.---...More

China warns tourists on "forced shopping" in Hong Kong (Reuters)

Reuters - China's National Tourism Administration has issued an advisory on travel to Hong Kong after a video of mainland tourists being insulted and "forced to shop" by a Hong Kong tour guide sparked outrage on the Internet.---...More

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Woman, 75, crashes into store for 2nd time

Georgia - Police in Atlanta said a 75-year-old woman who drove her car through the front of a liquor store told officers it was the second time she had done so. Investigators said Constance Chapman, 75, drove her Mazda Miata through the front window of Green’s store at about 3:15 p.m., shattering 1,500 bottles of alcohol, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported....More

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Corporate "firewalk" ends with burnt feet in Italy

Reuters - A "motivation day" organized by one of Italy's biggest real estate agencies ended in tears and scars when nine staff had to be treated in hospital after walking barefoot on a bed of hot coals.

Holy War on Haircuts

Iran - It’s something like a holy war on haircuts. Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has issued a directive banning ‘decadent’ hairstyles for men, restricting barber shops to only certain kinds of cuts. The primary target: spiky, gelled hairdos associated with rebellious youths, corrupted by Western influence. It’s a style that was commonly seen on the front line of last year’s post-election protests. ---...More