Lies, lies and more lies

January 21, 2016 at 2:34 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Overloaded truck is so heavy it breaks the GROUND: “A shocking video has emerged from China of an overloaded truck passing across a road, when the earth beneath it collapsed and it suddenly fell into a sink hole. The incident happened in Zhangzhou city, Fujian Province, southeast China during the day on January 12, reports the People’s Daily Online. When the overloaded vehicle was turning a corner, it broke the road beneath it and caused a giant hole. After the road collapsed, the lorry quickly fell into the ground. All that was remaining was the front of the truck sticking out of the road, with the driver still in it. According to the report, a 13-foot-deep hole occurred after the overloaded truck pressed into the road. Pictures show that the truck was hoisted out by heavy duty vehicles after the accident.

Woman who could be Australia’s drunkest driver faces court: “A Queensland woman who could officially be Australia’s drunkest driver has faced court for the first time after police allegedly recorded a blood alcohol reading of 0.48 per cent – nearly 10 times the legal limit. Angela Bisson, 42, from Southport, fronted court today on high range drink driving charges and kept tight-lipped as she was questioned by reporters about the incident last month. The mother was allegedly discovered passed out in her car at a Runaway Bay cafe, stunned traffic police said they have never seen a reading so high. Professor Jake Najman, from the University of Queensland’s Alcohol and Drug Research and Education Centre told News Corp: “That’s a crazy reading – I’ve never heard of one that high,’’ “You’re reaching the point of being comatose at 0.3 so by 0.4 you should be out of it completely, if not close to dead.’’

Angry young woman collapsed and froze to death after house party: “A young woman froze to death after leaving a house party and she wasn’t discovered until a passer-by walked past her body hours later. Elizabeth Luebke was allegedly intoxicated when she left a house party, which only a few blocks away, and CCTV shows the young woman collapsing in front of the residence at 4:30am. Ms Luebke is said to have left her friends after an argument that night and was wearing shorts, stockings and a tank top, according to New York Daily News. A Milwaukee County Medical Examiners’ report says sub-zero temperatures was the cause of her death. The girl’s mother, Kathryn Luebke, came to look for her daughter and came upon the scene while police were investigating. She told investigators her daughter was hospitalised last October with a blood alcohol content of 0.40 after she was found unresponsive at a bar.”

Tourist forgets wife at service station, drives for 100 kilometres: “A WOMAN was driven to fury after her forgetful husband left her behind at a service station. The couple, along with their teenage son, had enjoyed a holiday in Brazil and were on a road trip back to Argentina when the mistake happened, according to local media. The man, only known by his first name of Walter, filled up his car with petrol and then went to the toilet at the service station in the Brazilian area of Passo Fundo, however he failed to notice his wife Claudia was not in the car when he returned. So he drove off. It was approximately 100km later that he realised she was missing. Claudia, who had been asleep in the back of the car, had gone in to the shop to buy a snack”

North Korea claims to have invented an alcoholic drink that doesn’t give you a hangover: “North Korean scientists claims to have invented an alcoholic beverage that does not leave you with a hangover. Koryo Liquor is a spirit distilled from rice wine and fermented ginseng root, and despite an ABV of 43 per cent, is supposedly hangover free. North Korean media claims the ‘brandy’ is a result of several years work by state food scientists, adding that Koryo Liquor is ‘highly appreciated by experts and lovers’. Kim Jong-Un’s state scientist’ have reportedly been able to distil the miracle spirit by using rice rather than sugar during the fermentation process. ‘Koryo Liquor, which is made of six-year-old Kaesong Koryo insam [ginseng], known as being highest in medicinal effect, and the scorched rice,’ the Pyongyang Times reported.”

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