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November 22, 2015 at 2:32 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment


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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Tennessee woman was found by police to have a loaded 10cm pistol in her vagina: “A YOUNG woman has been jailed after police found a loaded four inch (10.1cm) revolver in her vagina in a routine search. Dallas Archer, 21, was stopped by police for speeding in her home city of Kingsport in Tennessee, and found to be driving without a licence in April 2014. She was taken to Kingsport City Jail and a routine search being carried out “located an unknown item in her crotch,” The Smoking Gun reported. Archer, then 19, was taken by a female jailer and a police officer to the bathroom where it was discovered that the ‘unknown item’ was a loaded handgun concealed in her vagina. It was found to be a four inch (10.1cm) .22 calibre North American Arms mini-revolver. The handgun had been stolen in 2013 from a vehicle owned by John Souther, of Kingsport.” In a plea agreement, she agreed to spend three years in jail for the offence on Thursday.”

Phuc Dat Bich is a real name: “IF YOU have ever thought your name sounded bad, spare a thought for this guy. Phuc Dat Bich (yes, that is his real name) was tired of being accused of having a “false and misleading” name, so he took matters in to his own hands. After having his Facebook account shut down three times, the 23-year-old Vietnamese-Australian posted a picture of his passport to the site to prove it was real. “I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it,” he wrote. “I’ve been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive. Is it because I’m Asian? Is it? His post has received more than 21,000 likes and was shared 65,000 times, with many calling for Phuc Dat Bich (pronounced Phoop Dook Bic) to embrace how it sounds in ‘Stralyn’.”

A very unlucky sequence of events kills a stubborn Dutchman: “A grader driver who slipped on his own vomit when he threw up in his vehicle died when he fell out of his cab and ran himself over. According to the New Zealand Herald, coroner David Crerar said: ‘Whilst the grader was still in motion, he got our of the driver’s seat and moved towards the open left-hand side of the door. ‘It appears as if Garry Voorkamp has slipped on his vomit and has fallen from the grader. ‘The machine was, by then, out of control and it ran over his head causing fatal injuries.’ Mr Voorkamp, who was licensed to operate the grader, had told colleagues he was feeling unwell earlier in the day and had trouble with his eyes but put it down to his contact lenses. And when asked if he wanted to go home he declined and carried on working. His employer also told the hearing that there was no pressure on him to rush or finish his work that day. The grader was examined and was found to be ‘of an appropriately high standard’.

Bullying British bureaucrats lose one: “Fashion designer Nicole Farhi today won her ‘ridiculous’ battle with planners and irate neighbours over an ‘ugly’ studio built in the garden of her £5million Hampstead mansion. Camden Council revoked its planning permission and told the 69-year-old to tear it down because it was 15ins – or 40cm – taller than had been agreed. But today after a seven-month stand-off between the 69-year-old, the local authority and other wealthy neighbours she won what she called a ‘ridiculous’ legal battle. England’s planning inspectorate have backed Ms Farhi and said despite being bigger than agreed it has no ‘significant’ impact on upset neighbours. A number of complaints were made by neighbours about the size of the structure – aware it was larger than planned. The local authority said it would take enforcement action, but Farhi has now beaten them. Planning consultants Indigo Planning defended the structure saying it is not ‘significantly different’ from the approved plans.

Boneheaded British bank; Why didn’t they just pick up the phone?: “A silversmith had an overseas payment to a company in India refused by the Santander bank after she was wrongly accused of being an international dolphin smuggler. Jocelyn Burton, 69, became the focus of an investigation after she received an order from a wealthy Russian client to cast a pair of lamps in the shape of two intertwined silver dolphins. She needed four cast bronze armatures for the lamps, and asked a factory in India to supply them – and sent a payment of £22,000 via Santander. She was surprised to learn that her payment had been stopped because she was believed to be smuggling the endangered marine mammals from India to the UK. She explained her predicament to the BBC Radio 4 show Moneybox Live. Miss Burton asked at her branch, but was given ‘no reason whatsoever’, why the money had not gone through. ‘I got so desperate, we actually rang the head of UK banking [at Santander] and had to leave a message on his mobile. Santander took 12 days to finally resolve the matter – after the BBC contacted them.”

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