For those who rememberAugust 29, 2016 at 9:10 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Odd news from around the world
Man claims he is the world’s oldest at age 145: “An Indonesian man who has emerged from obscurity to claim he is the world’s oldest at an incredible 145 years has revealed he is ready to die now. According to documentation recognised by Indonesian officials, Mbah Gotho is 145 and was born on 31st December 1870. He has not surprisingly outlived all 10 of his siblings as well as his four wives, the last of whom died in 1988. All of his children have also died, and now he is survived by his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Suryanto, Mbah Gotho’s grandson, said his grandfather has been preparing for his death ever since he was 122, but it never seemed to come. Staff at the Indonesian records office have confirmed Mbah Gotho’s birthdate, which is specified on his Indonesian ID card as 31st December 1870. These days, his grandchildren say Mbah Gotho mostly sits listening to the radio because his eyesight is too poor to watch television”
Boaters stranded on uninhabited Pacific island for a week are rescued after passing US Navy aircraft spots ‘SOS’ in the sand: “Two missing boaters stranded on an uninhabited Pacific island were rescued on Friday after a US Navy aircraft spotted a sign they carved in the sand that read ‘SOS’. The survivors – who were spotted on a beach near the makeshift sign on East Fayu Island in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia – are safe, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Friday. The rescue followed a seven-day search by an international maritime team, who searched a total of 16,571 square miles for the pair. The U.S. Embassy in Kolonia identified the boaters as Linus and Sabina Jack, who are both in their 50s. The couple had departed from Weno Island on August 17, en route to Tamatam Island, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. They left with limited supplies and no emergency equipment, and were expected to arrive on Tamatam Island the following day, but never made it”
Bride was left paralysed after slipping on her dress while dancing at her wedding – on Friday 13th: “A bride was left paralysed after slipping on her dress while dancing at her own wedding, which was held on Friday 13. Natasha Timson, from Chelmsford, Essex, was celebrating her marriage to husband Steven Timson, 40, in May by dancing to the song Saturday Night. The recruiter slipped on the polished floor when her shoe became tangled in her satin dress just half an hour before the end of the wedding. She added: ‘I cracked my head so loudly they heard it on the other side of the room,’ according to The Sun. Natasha’s health continued to deteriorate until she learned she had suffered a hemiplegic migraine after the brain injury fall leaving half of her body paralysed. Natasha, who has been in hospital for more than three months, remains in a wheelchair and is unable to move her lower left leg.
Police strip search a man after being arrested and discover that he was hiding a 20cm rifle bolt in his ANUS: “Some days can be a real pain in the ‘you know where’. But that’s something you don’t need to tell one Queensland man, who’s definitely not gun-shy when it comes to his body. Police are hoping to get to the bottom of why a man was found hiding a 20 centimetre rifle bolt up his anus on Friday morning. Warwick police found the implement ‘poking out’ of the 21-year-old’s bottom during a strip search, Sunshine Coast Daily reports. The rifle bolt was longer than a ten dollar note. The man had reportedly been in the Warwick watchhouse (standing upright, we assume) for 20 minutes before the bolt was discovered. He had been arrested on unrelated charges. The man was charged by police with weapons offences, because his unique hiding place is apparently not ‘an approved storage facility’.
Ten new species of freaky, fanged spiders found in Queensland, Australia: “At least 10 new species of trapdoor spiders have been discovered hiding in Brisbane forests and national parks throughout the state. The aggressive, sharp-fanged, eight-legged nasties have been found by a Griffith University PhD student Jeremy Wilson in national parks, including popular Gold Coast tourist spot Lamington National Park and the Capricorn Caves in Rockhampton. Just four species of golden trapdoor spiders are known in southeast Queensland, but Mr Wilson says he’s identified at least 10 more in that area alone. “The really cool thing about them is that they’re really long lived and they don’t move much, they live in these holes their entire life.” But what a scientist identifies as the “really cool thing” about these spiders, is perhaps the most terrifying to most. Trapdoor spiders build themselves holes to hide out in, complete with doors, as the name suggests, keeping them well hidden. Because of their elusive nature, their danger is somewhat unknown, but with 1cm fangs on some, there is potential to do serious damage”
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