SIGN IN A STORE WINDOW

September 27, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“WE WOULD RATHER DO BUSINESS WITH 1000 AL QAEDA TERRORISTS THAN WITH ONE SINGLE BRITISH SOLDIER!”

This sign was prominently displayed in the window of a business in
CAMPBELTOWN, SCOTLAND.

You are probably outraged at the thought of such an inflammatory statement.

However, we are a society which holds Freedom of Speech as perhaps our greatest liberty. After all, it is ONLY A SIGN. You may say ‘What kind of business would dare to post such a sign?’

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Answer:

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A FUNERAL PARLOUR.

(WHO SAID SCOTTISH UNDERTAKERS HAVE NO SENSE OF HUMOUR)

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Taxi mayhem in Britain: “Transport Minister Norman Baker was left seething during the Liberal Democrat gathering in Liverpool after he hailed a black cab from the dock area and asked the driver to take him to a smart restaurant on top of the tallest building in the city. Despite the tower housing the Panoramic, the UK’s highest restaurant, being just 1,200 yards away, the non-English-speaking driver drove around in circles for nearly half an hour trying to find it. Eventually Mr Baker stormed out of the taxi and refused to pay. But when he flagged down a second cab and tried to get in, another driver – who thought he was next in line – pulled in front of the cab to stop it driving off. The irate driver refused to move until the Minister reluctantly agreed to climb into his vehicle, after which he was finally delivered to his supper.”

Edison car: “The only remaining electric car designed by Thomas Edison has been restored to its former glory after languishing in a London garage for almost half a century. Built in 1912 by Edison, who created the lightbulb and was the brains behind more than a thousand other inventions, it is reckoned to be worth at least £1million. Bob Burrell of Chelmsford, Essex, who builds historic racing engines for a living, spent eight years renovating the car . It was one of three built by Edison to prove the power of another of his great inventions, the battery. The other two cars have vanished. The 1912 model, with 15 two-volt batteries which power a 30v electric motor, has a top speed of 25mph. “In Edison’s day it would have been speedy in comparison to other cars,” said Mr Burrell.”

Stinky flower blooms in NZ: “A flower smelling of rotten flesh has blossomed in New Zealand’s capital. The rare, one-metre tall Devil’s Tongue has bloomed for the first time in a decade and is on display at Wellington’s Botanic Gardens. Botanic Gardens visiting services officer Charmaine Scott, who owns the plant, said visitors to the glasshouse stopped to admire the deep maroon, velvet-like flower, but the odour was intense. “My husband’s really, really pleased I’ve donated it to the Botanic Garden for a couple of weeks because it stinks,” Ms Scott told the Dominion Post. “It just smells disgusting, it’s pure dead hedgehog, honestly. “But it’s a rare and special plant in this country. “If you wait that long for something to flower . . . it’s such a special thing.” The Devil’s Tongue, or Amorphophallus konjac, is native to Southeast Asia and releases the pungent scent to attract flies for pollination.”

United Nations to appoint space ambassador to act as first contact for aliens visiting Earth: “If aliens ever land on Earth there will no longer be any confusion over who will greet them with the news the United Nations is set to appoint an astrophysicist to be their first human contact. Mazlan Othman is expected to be tasked with coordinating humanity’s response to an extraterrestrial visit, if ever required. The 58-year-old Malaysian will tell a conference next week that with the recent discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting around other stars, the detection of alien life is becoming more and more likely. ‘The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day human kind will received signals from extraterrestrials,’ she said.”

Devil Rays as they mass off the Californian coast: “Packed fin to gill as they swim in tight formation, this incredible picture of rays swimming through the ocean in a colossal school has scooped a top photography prize. The thousands-strong group of Munkiana Devil Rays were spotted in Baja California Sur, Mexico, by German conservation photographer Florian Schulz. Schulz said: ‘During an aerial expedition I came across something I had never seen before. Not even my pilot, who has surveyed this area for 20 years, had seen anything like it. ‘As we got closer we started to discover its nature: an unprecedented congregation of rays. The group was as thick as it was wide, all heading towards the same direction. ‘I have asked around why this took place but no one has been able to explain it to me.”

And don’t forget to catch up with all the Strange Justice before you go.

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