This man had what he thought was the best tattoo in the world….February 22, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
Until he went to prison.
Odd news from around the world
Chuggers banned in English town: “Charities have been told they can only collect on Tuesday and Thursdays in a town centre following complaints from shoppers and traders. The collectors, dubbed ‘charity muggers’ or ‘chuggers’ because of their aggressive tactics have been banned from Burnley, Lancashire, on all other days. Some shoppers had stopped using St James Street, the main town centre street, because they were being repeatedly hassled by chuggers, traders claimed. The ban has been welcomed by councillors and the Chamber of Trade, but one charity worker in the town said they should be banned completely. Coun Charlie Briggs, the leader of Burnley Council, said: “Our first concern has been for shoppers and others using the town centre. “We’ve tried to find a balance between allowing charities to raise cash for worthy causes while at the same time preventing collectors being seen as a nuisance.”
Huge pink diamond found: “The biggest pink diamond ever found by mining giant Rio Tinto is expected to fetch at least $10 million when put up for sale. The 12.76 carat gem, to be known as the Argyle Pink Jubilee, was found at Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine in the remote east Kimberley region of Western Australia. Rio Tinto said diamonds in its special collection regularly sold for $1 million a carat. “This diamond is one of a kind, so the market will determine its true value,” Rio Tinto Diamonds communications manager Robyn Ellison said. “It’s taken 26 years to find one of these, so most likely we’ll never find another one.” The gem is being cut and polished into a single stone in a painstaking 10-day process by Richard How Kim Kam, who has worked for the company for 25 years.”
Desperate bid to get screaming kid off plane: “SITTING next to a screaming child on a packed flight is an air traveller’s worst nightmare. One passenger decided to take action and pulled open the emergency exit in an attempt to offload the offending child from the plane faster, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. Le Van Thuan, 29, pulled open the window exit of the Vietnam Airlines plane once it landed at Ho Chi Minh City Airport, releasing the emergency slide. His impatience was a costly mistake – Thuan has reportedly been fined 15 million Vietnamese dong ($676) for opening the door. It cost the airline $9400 to refit the slide into the plane. The mother and child exited the plane in the normal fashion.”
Swedish hospital seeks sexy staff: “Bosses at Stockholm’s South General Hospital say on an internet advert they are looking for ‘TV series-hot’ staff to work during the summer holidays. The advert reads: ‘You will be motivated, professional, and have a sense of humour. And of course, you will be TV series-hot or a Söder hipster. ‘Throw in a nurse’s education and you are welcome to seek a summer job at Södersjukhuset’s emergency department.’ Nursing manager Jörgen Andersson fended off criticism of the ‘sexist’ advert and told The Local: ‘We’re looking to recruit competent nurses above all. ‘But we wanted to stick out a bit with our advertising campaign. We managed to do that. We think that people understand that it was written to catch people’s attention.”
US cat eater out on parole: “A CALIFORNIAN man has been released from jail after admitting to cooking and eating cats at his home in a case that has shocked investigators. Jason Louis Wilmert, 36, pleaded no contest to eating animals commonly kept as pets. In exchange, prosecutors dropped an additional animal cruelty charge. Wilmert was ordered to serve three years’ probation, perform community service and seek mental health treatment. Neighbours called sheriff’s deputies when they heard cats wailing and screeching at Wilmert’s house in the Bakersfield suburb of Oildale. They said Wilmert cooked outside over a makeshift grill every day. One woman even reported seeing Wilmert skinning a cat alive. People who live near Wilmert were not happy with the plea deal, and said he should be locked up to keep their neighbourhood – and pets – safe.”
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