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June 21, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Oil spill bad for strippers: “An unlikely company has filed a claim for compensation regarding the disaster – a New Orleans strip club. The owners of The Mimosa Dancing Girls, located on the edge of New Orleans, claimed that the spill was bad for business as the fishermen who usually frequented the club cannot afford to spend money there, British newspaper The Observer reported. Most of the 1500 claims the energy giant handles each day were said to be from those involved in the fishing industry, as a fishing ban prohibits them from working. But according to The Observer, officials at BP’s New Orleans claims centre said the bulk of claimants were no longer fishermen. As well as strip joint owners, restaurant waitresses, dock workers, plumbers and electricians also came to the centre, saying their livelihoods were severely hit, the newspaper reported.”

Fish found in Indian boy’s penis: “A 2cm long fish apparently found it’s way into the penis of a 14-year-old boy from India in a bizarre medical case. The patient was admitted to hospital with complaints of pain, dribbling urine and acute urinary retention spanning a 24-hour period. According to the boy, the fish slipped into his penis while he was cleaning his aquarium at home. After detecting the fish in the boy’s bladder, Vezhaventhan and Jeyaraman used a technique known as cystourethroscopy to insert a special set of forceps down the patient’s penis. Unfortunately, the fish was just too slippery to grip, so they resorted to using a rigid ureteroscope with a tool attached that is normally used for removing bladder stones. The fish the urologists removed, which Practical Fishkeeping believes to be a small member of the Betta genus, measured 2cm long and 1.5cm wide.”

Indoor barbeque nearly kills family: “A Launceston family of eight suffered serious carbon monoxide poisoning on Wednesday night after firing up a barbecue inside their house. A 13-month-old baby became ill and the family called an ambulance, The Mercury said. All eight family members were taken by ambulance to the Launceston General Hospital”… Northern Ambulance Superintendent Wolfie Rechberger said the poisoning appeared to have been caused by the use of a wood-burning barbecue in a closed room. “A fireplace or wood heater vents the smoke and gases outside. This was a barbeque burning in a closed room,” he said. “It was extremely dangerous and serves as a reminder to the community that barbecues – particularly wood-burning barbecues – are designed for outside use and should never be brought inside.”

Yugoslav guy jailed for blowing bubble gum in Australian court: “A magistrate threw an apprentice painter behind bars for blowing a bubble in his court. Magistrate Rodney Crisp charged Mirza Zukanovic, 20, with contempt and jailed him for 30 days. The charge sheet shows that Zukanovic, who was appearing on an assault-related matter, earned Mr Crisp’s wrath after he deliberately blew and popped a bubble of gum while looking at the magistrate. However, Victoria’s Supreme Court granted him bail last night after an appeal by his lawyers. Zukanovic, from Melbourne, had “scandalised” the court and “challenged its authority” by looking in the magistrate’s direction and deliberately blowing and popping a bubble, the charge sheet said. The sentence won praise from police. “If there were more magistrates like this, the city would be a safer place,” said one officer.”

Kitten survives in BMW engine: “Paul Smith had been cruising to work at 70mph but when he pulled up at the dealership he heard a strange meowing sound coming from the front of his high-performance car. He lifted the bonnet of his five series BMW and could see nothing inside but when he restarted the engine the meows began again. Confused Mr Smith took the car to the workshop at Cooper BMW in Colchester, Essex, and a mechanic began taking the front apart in a bid to find the source of the noise. But they were stunned when they spotted the female kitty cowering behind the strengthening support bar, deep inside the car. Staff at the workshop scooped the kitten out and fed her milk from the tiny sachets in their coffee machine. Mr Smith, from Layer-de-la-Haye, Essex, said: “We are hoping to trace the owner, but the girls here are pretty attached to it. “If no-one comes forward, we will have plenty of takers.”

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