The girl and the parrot

April 6, 2016 at 12:37 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I was in a pet shop when I noticed a Muslim girl with the most amazingly colored parrot perched on her shoulder. “Where did you get that from?” I asked. “Germany. There’s thousands of ’em!” said the parrot

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Doggy Heaven?: “This is the canine paradise known ‘Land Of The Strays’ in Costa Rica where nearly a thousand dogs are allowed to run free. Territorio de Zaguates is a privately funded, volunteer-run haven for stray dogs who have the free rein of an area of stunning countryside in a country with year-round sunshine. More than 900 animals live in the sanctuary with dog-lovers coming from far and wide to adopt a new pet. Visiting the refuge does not mean there is pressure to adopt a dog and access to the site and meeting the dogs is free – locals often come by just to enjoy the facility. The shelter does not put down healthy dogs and there is a lush landscape for the dogs to use. There is also an indoor area with beds, bathing facilities and feeding stations. Water stations are also placed around the property to ensure active dogs can remain hydrated at all times”

Fuel thieves get their reward: “Several people have been injured when a crashed fuel tanker turned an Egyptian street into a sea of flames. The tanker had flipped over on its side for an unknown reason, and had started leaking gasoline from its roof. A number of opportunistic men brought buckets and containers to cash in on the accident, a broad daylight thievery they were soon made to regret. A video from the incident shows several people running up to the overturned fuel tanker, trying to collect as much gasoline as they can carry. Moments later, the fuel and fumes ignite, with both gasoline thieves and onlookers engulfed in flames. Within seconds, the entire street is on fire, with flames and thick dark smoke rising high into the sky as the leaked gasoline burns. It is not known how many people were injured in the incident”

Sport is very important to some people: “A grieving family is mourning the sudden loss of a 16-year-old boy who drowned after following his rugby ball off a jetty on Sunday. Amos Sumo had been playing with a rugby ball with his friends and his cousin Alfred Beyan when it flew into the water at Hillarys Harbour in Perth. The teenager jumped from the harbour’s jetty and threw the ball back to his friends, but drowned suddenly before he could re-join him on the jetty. Amos’ sister Yamah Sumo told Daily Mail Australia her brother loved dancing and playing sport and that he ‘always aimed to put smiles on people’s faces’. Amos was one of eight children, his brothers and sisters are now trying to comprehend their loss. ‘Amos was loved by everyone and he was not a trouble maker, he was a really funny brother,’ Yamah said.

Angry little sister: “Anyone who has a younger sibling will have inevitably had a falling out at some point, but one girl’s angry – and very harsh – letter to her older sister has been sweeping the internet. Louisa Naau Taukeiaho from Auckland, New Zealand, uploaded the hand-written rant from her sister about her ‘eating all the food’ to Facebook, and it’s had nearly 10,000 likes so far. The younger sibling didn’t mince her words in the letter which complained she had emptied the fridge and kitchen cupboards, even including a sketch of a hand with the middle finger held up. Louisa, who is from Auckland in New Zealand, was also told she ‘might eat’ her future husband’s family. Louisa captioned a photo of the offending scribbling: ‘I swear she’s a lil’ brat. I don’t even eat that much so idk [I don’t know] what she’s talking about. Fully draws the finger too.'”

Bright kid generates envy: “Hilde Kate Lysiak has been covering news since she was seven in her self-published paper Orange Street News. The nine-year-old newshound is the publisher, editor and only reporter for the lone news source in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, which has a population of 5,000 people. She received a tip that the possible murder had occurred just down the street from her home. Like any good journalist, Hilde raced to the scene and scooped her local competition hours before their coverage began. She posted a story and video clip on the Orange Street News website later that day, hours before other media had reached the scene. Soon after, her Facebook page and YouTube channel were clogged with negative comments urging her to ‘play with dolls’ and have a tea party. Hilde is undeterred” [I would be enormously proud of her if she were my daughter]

And don’t forget to catch up with all the Strange Justice before you go.

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