Oldies are from another world

September 24, 2016 at 2:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Strange hat: “A baseball cap emblazoned with the word “Feminist” has become the talking point of the return of a champion Australian Rules football player: “Former Essendon captain Jobe Watson has spent the last year in hiatus working as a barista in a New York cafe. Two revelations came out of his Friday morning news conference: his return to AFL and pro-feminist stance. The choice of headwear sparked initial confusion from sports reporters, some of whom questioned whether he knew what it meant. But he later said the fashion statement was inspired by his New York flatmate, Jackie Funder, an investment-banking executive and supporter of workplace equality. The cap is part of a range by American fashion company Wildfang, known for its tomboy style. “Rock this snapback and you are getting down with some of the most bad*** women in the game,” the brand declares on its website”

Australia: Cow crashes mustering helicopter: “A pilot has avoided disaster after a cow brought down his helicopter in Far North Queensland. The 35-year-old man was mustering on Coen Cattle Station on the Cape York Peninsula on Sunday when the aircraft’s landing rails became tangled in the cow’s horns. The helicopter lost balance and crashed into a ball of flames, totally destroying it. Both the cow and the pilot escaped without injury. “The cow escaped becoming roast beef and lived to roam another day,” Senior Constable Adam Petersen said. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the incident with a report to be released in several months”

Woman using a portable toilet at a beer festival is shocked as security pick it up and MOVE it: “A young woman who became trapped inside a festival toilet was heard screaming when security began to move them unaware she was still inside. Organisers of Abbfest – a beer, food and music event, in Newton Abbot, South Devon, were left slightly embarrassed after the poor woman who was already locked in the portable toilet was then moved to make way for emergency services. According to the security staff when they were instructed to move the ladies’ loos they called out to check if anyone was inside them but heard no response. ‘So they moved the toilet out to let the ambulance in, and when it moved she screamed and said she was locked in it. ‘They released her and luckily she saw the funny side of it. ‘We have to make the toilets movable because of letting emergency vehicles in. We have some very strong security staff.’”

Father-of-two is left covered in a hundred bug bites after being stuck on an infested aircraft: “Paul Standerwick, 36, from Wallington, Surrey, had a nightmare start to his family holiday to America when on his already delayed flight he was bitten at least 100 times by parasites believed to be bed bugs in one of the seats he moved to with his son to watch the plane landing. But when their flight finally took off from Heathrow for Boston, Mr Standerwick was attacked repeatedly by the parasites. ‘I thought nothing of it at the time. But about an hour later, at our hotel, these horrible, itchy bites started to appear. ‘They got really infected. Lots of pus. They were everywhere. On my neck, my back, shoulders and legs. ‘Where I was bitten lots of times in one place there was what looked like large bites the size of a 50 pence piece. If I had to guess I would say I was bitten well over a hundred times. A British Airways spokeswoman apologised for the incident

BAMBOO bed sheets? “Egyptian cotton has long been regarded as the ultimate luxury when it comes to bed linen, but finally it has a contender. Strange as it may seem, sheets crafted from bamboo have been rising in popularity of late among comfort connoisseurs; hailed for their good value, silky soft feel, and anti-microbial qualities – perfect for sweaty sleepers. Egyptian cotton varies in plushness mainly according to its thread count, with a higher count (more threads per square inch) coming at a much higher price. Bamboo sheets vary much less in price, starting at around £80 for a double duvet set and running up to £150 for the creme-de-la-creme options. It’s no surprise, therefore, that bamboo bed linen has been popular in hot, humid countries for some time now. Another reason it is gaining fast popularity elsewhere in the world now, in part, is because it appeals to eco-conscious consumers.

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