Ambiguity

April 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Pissweak armed robbers foiled by locked door: “Three attempted armed robbers in Townsville were allegedly foiled by a locked door. Police charged three men with attempted armed robbery after they allegedly pulled up to a business in Vincent, armed with a firearm, but got back into their car when they realised the doors were locked about 11.45pm. The car was later stopped by police. A 31-year-old man from Deeragun, a 28-year-old man from Cranbrook and a 28-year-old man from Hermit Park were due to appear in Townsville Magistrates Court this morning.”

Croc ‘lucky to be alive’ after tourist feeds it brick: “A saltwater crocodile is lucky to be alive after chipping his teeth on a brick, thrown into his enclosure by a tourist. The 3.4 metre reptile’s owner Rex Neindorf saved him from swallowing the brick at the Alice Springs Reptile Centre in central Australia on Saturday. “The crocodile grabbed the brick, thinking it was food,” he said. “He chipped three teeth, but they’ll fall out and he’ll grow new ones. “If he’d actually swallowed the brick, it would most likely have killed him. He said the tourist from New Zealand obtained two bricks from a cordoned off area that was under construction as part of the centre’s expansion and threw them into Terry the Territorian’s tank. “He wanted to make the crocodile move,” Mr Neindorf said.”The only reason the crocodile didn’t swallow it is that I happened to see it, opened the gates and started bashing him on the nose to let it go.”

Secret! British postal service refuses to tell customer where post boxes are: “A radio presenter who wrote to Royal Mail asking where his nearest post boxes were received an astonishing reply to say: ‘Sorry, it’s a secret’. David Heathcote was fed-up scouring the streets looking for a place to send letters to his listeners – and thought that, as most post boxes are bright red, over four feet tall, and have been a familiar sight on Britain’s streets for well over a century, it would be a simple request. But the 61-year-old was told by a Royal Mail ‘Freedom of Information Support Officer’ that precise post box locations couldn’t be ‘released into the public domain’ because doing so would ‘undermine their commercial value’ [????].”

Goldfish Memory Syndrome: A third of women can’t remember their own phone number: “A recent study revealed that a third of women under 30 can’t remember their own phone number or recall the birthdays of just three of their close relatives. Meanwhile, a study of 150 people between 20 to 35 found that more than one in ten suffer severe memory problems. ‘Young people are losing the ability to remember new things, to pull out old data or to distinguish between important and unimportant information. “It’s a type of brain dysfunction,’ says Toshiyuki Sawaguchi, professor of neurobiology at Japan’s Hokkaido University, who led the study. Experts are convinced that far from suddenly getting more stupid, we are all putting our brains under too much pressure. Quite simply, modern life is eating away our memories.”

Spanish gym launches nudist workout sessions to win back business: “A STRUGGLING gym in northern Spain hopes to entice new customers by offering nudist workout sessions, making it the first in the country to target naturists looking to get into shape. Liberal-minded customers in the northern town of Arrigorriaga are invited to burn calories in the buff at Easy Gym, which provides towels for comfort and to “prevent slippage on the equipment.” “We knew we had to innovate because we were losing clients,” said Easy Gym owner Merche Laseca. “Times are hard. There is a crisis. I need the money. I am not a nudist myself, but I don’t mind it at all.” Critics claimed the nude gym sessions might be unhygienic and uncomfortable.”

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