The world’s longest bus

August 28, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

In Germany. How the heck are they going to get the thing around corners? Not to mention backing it!




Odd news from around the world

Javelin spears judge’s throat in Germany: “A 75-year-old official was in a critical condition on Sunday after being speared through the throat by a javelin at an athletics meet in Duesseldorf. The elderly official at the city’s Wilhelm Unger Games for young athletes is reported to have gone to measure a javelin throw, but was hit by the object as it landed, according to local media reports. Paramedics revived the victim at the scene and an emergency doctor escorted him as he was taken to the city’s University Hospital, where he was operated on after losing a lot of blood from his main artery. Seven spectators in the 800-strong crowd who witnessed the accident were given counselling at the scene as police evacuated the stadium. After the accident, the meet was immediately cancelled.” [He later died]

Still driving at 105 years old: “Motorist Harry Jamieson is always up to speed on Britain’s roads after becoming the nation’s oldest driver – aged 105. Harry, has clocked up more than TWO MILLION miles since being given his driving licence aged 17 in 1924. Today he drives an Eighties red Ford Escort. Harry, has no intentions of parking up for the last time and intends to continue behind the wheel until he dies. In almost nine decades on Britain’s roads, father-of-two Harry, nicknamed Jamie by friends because of his surname, has never had a single penalty point on his licence. Harry said: ‘I love driving and have done it all my working and non-working life, It has been a major part of me. Harry, who retired from working as an electrician aged 70, has had his Escort for more than 20 years and it has never broken down. He added: ‘It is the most reliable car I have ever had. If I had my life all over again I would buy another one.”

The marmot boy: “They are notoriously shy around humans, beating their tails and chattering their teeth to try to warn us off before emitting loud whistles to tell other members of their colony to flee. But when these alpine marmots see Matteo Walch, they scuttle to his side and show him nothing but affection. The eight-year-old built up a remarkable relationship with the creatures since first being taken to see them by his nature-loving family four years ago. The family return to visit the colony in Groslocker in the Austrian Alps for two weeks every year. Matteo’s father Michaela, said: ‘Their friendship has lasted for more than four years now. ‘He loves those animals and they are not at all afraid of Matteo because he has a feeling towards them and they understand that. ‘We go there every year now for two weeks – it’s amazing to watch the connection between a boy and his animal friends.’”

Brits mistake ginger tomcat for a lion: “The three-year-old pet – a Maine Coon which can weigh up to 25lb, be up to 16in tall and 40in long – lives just a few hundred yards from where holidaymakers spotted a big cat at a caravan park near Clacton in Essex on Sunday. Following reports of a wild animal on the loose, armed officers and two police helicopters using heat-seeking equipment, which cost £880 an hour to run, were scrambled. Workers from nearby Colchester Zoo carrying tranquilliser guns scoured the fields and residents were warned to stay indoors. But while the local community was plunged into terror, Teddy Bear’s owner Ginny Murphy watched the drama unfold on television from Liverpool, where she was away. And she immediately had her suspicions. ‘It clicked right away,’ she said. ‘We thought it had to be Ted as he’s the only big gingery thing around there and he does tend to wander into that field.’”

Sex-crazed beauty ‘stabs taxi driver for refusing to satisfy her a third time’: “A Romanian taxi driver claims a sex-crazed Angelina Jolie lookalike passenger stabbed him after he refused to satisfy her for a third time. Nicolae Stan told police stunning Luminita Perijoc, 30, had already forced him at knifepoint to have intercourse and perform oral sex. He claims Perijoc had asked him to help her with his bags but once inside her apartment she demanded sex. When he refused she allegedly pulled out a knife and forced him to undress. Police investigating his claims say the Perijoc’s behaviour may have been down to the fact she was on medication at the time. Mr Stan said that his life has been made a misery by pals ribbing him about the fact that he had turned down the beautiful double of the Hollywood star.”

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  1. The several buses are articulated (the gray accordion piece) so they can turn individually.

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