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Re: Funny but true stories in the news

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:16 am
by deja vu
Tourist swan naked in moat for nearly two hours
Nude tourist causes mayhem at Japan palace

A bald, naked man who said he was a British tourist went swimming in the moat of Japan's sacred Imperial Palace
on Tuesday, climbing the palace wall, throwing rocks and splashing water at police before being taken into custody.

Television footage showed the tall man getting out of the water at one point, chasing police with a rock and a
pole and scaling the moat's walls as shocked onlookers snapped photos from their cell phones.

After a nearly two-hour chase police seized the portly 40-year-old who was on a tour of the sprawling palace
in central Tokyo with five Spanish tourists, Fuji Television said.

Guess the moat was just too inviting and he could not resist the temptation to cool down. Better ways to go
about it than pull a stunt that is now all over the world news. Wonder if he gets to stay in the country and
finish his trip?

Doesnt mention if the Royal Family saw what happened.

Re: Funny but true stories in the news

Posted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:05 pm
by dreamon
Japanese monkey waiters

Hard pressed to find good helping hands these days? Not bothered that these helping hands may not be human? Then you may want to try
hiring the same workers as used by the owners of the Japanese tavern Kayabukiya.

The local hangout just north of Tokyo employs a pair of Japanese monkeys called Yat-chan and Fuku-chan to serve their customers. ... iters.html

Cant imagine how this qualifies as good sanitary conditions.

Re: Funny but true stories in the news

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:37 pm
by dreamon
Police Sting Nets Canine Newspaper Thief
Deputies Say Dog Stole Woman's Newspaper At Least 20 Times

STOKES COUNTY, N.C. -- It's unlikely that authorities in Stokes County will charge a thief who has stolen a woman's newspaper
at least 20 times – unless they plan to prosecute man's best friend.

Deputies said the Sandy Ridge woman reported the thefts, prompting investigators to set up a surveillance camera in hopes of
capturing the thief on tape

Priceless. They should have changed the delivery location way before it hit 20 times.

Re: Funny but true stories in the news

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 1:01 pm
by dreamon
Gas station thief forgets loot during getaway

A bandit pulled off a gas station heist early yesterday morning in Mississauga – then forgot his loot.

Peel Police said the motorcycle-riding robber dropped a bag of cash as he fled an Esso station following the early
morning hold-up.

The armed man initially put a small quantity of fuel in his bike's tank and then left his motorcyle running by the front
of the kiosk on Millcreek Dr. when he entered it at about 2:40 a.m.

He then pulled out a gun and demanded the cashier fill up a bag with cash.

Re: Funny but true stories in the news

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:38 pm
by deja vu
Marijuana crop opposite court
Youngster used 'special' fertiliser for 2m- high plants

A man was arrested Tuesday for growing marijuana on his balcony opposite the law
court in this Sicilian city.

Police confiscated five 2m-high plants growing in pots and half a kilogramme of
marijuana laid out to dry on a clothes horse. ... 67935.html

Location is everything. Did he honestly think this would not be noticed?

Re: Funny but true stories in the news

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:43 pm
by CielOnTap
My, what tall green plants you have! What dish do you use them for?
Or maybe the wind was blowing the scent of the drying plants down to the sidewalk level and a legal official followed his or her nose.

Re: Funny but true stories in the news

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:11 pm
by dreamon
LONDON - It wasn't unusual that the burglary suspect caught in northern England wasn't wearing a mask.

But in this case he wasn't wearing anything at all. Greater Manchester police say they found the naked man trapped in
the chimney of a supermarket in the town of Pemberton around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police have no idea how the man got into the chimney, but they speculate that some of his clothes may have come off
while he struggled to extricate himself.

The fire service was called in to free the 22-year-old, who was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The man, not yet identified by police, was later arrested and jailed.

Re: Funny but true stories in the news

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:59 pm
by yukon
French President Nicolas Sarkozy isn't enchanted with a hot-selling voodoo doll of him and wants a judge to order
it pulled from shelves.

"Nicolas Sarkozy: The Voodoo Manual" kit includes a handbook and 12 pins. The blue-colored doll shows Sarkozy's
face on a body covered with some of his most famous — and infamous — quips.

It went on sale two weeks ago and tops the best-selling books list on,2933,443960,00.html


I wonder how he will react if he loses the case.

Re: Funny but true stories in the news

Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:55 pm
by CielOnTap
Being a public figure as a politician does not necessarily mean that as a person, President Sarkozy loses control of who can use his likeness. It may be one thing to be mask material for costume events but another thing to be the subject of a commercial commodity that scorns the identity of the person shown.

I imagine Governor Palin cannot be thrilled about the bartender who painted her likeness for a painting nor about the striptease contest in Nevada (promotion poster seen on Youtube) for Palin lookalikes.

Re: Funny but true stories in the news

Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:14 pm
by yukon
VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian man, charged with drink driving, drove to a police station to complain about
the charge whilst drunk, officials said on Monday.

The 65-year-old had his driving license and car keys first taken away from him on Sunday after driving while over
the alcohol limit in the northern city of Linz.

He then went home, picked up his spare car keys, went back to the abandoned car and drove to police headquarters
to explain why he was unhappy with the charge.

"When the driver tried to show police officers what had happened the first time, they detected he was still under
the influence of alcohol," police said in a statement. The driver was charged a second time.


Not the brightest idea, boy will he have a bigger hangover now.