Comprehensive signSeptember 25, 2016 at 12:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Odd news from around the world
Expensive lobster dinner: “A struggling fisherman has been forced to dish out $100,000 for illegally catching three rock lobsters in protected marine areas. Tasmanian Christopher George Hansen will have to dish out more than $100,000 as a result of two years in court and being fined for illegally fishing and catching three southern rock lobsters. Mr Hansen was caught when a marine surveillance aircraft photographed traps and his boat illegally off the coast of Hobart in part of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network – ranging from Tasmania to South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales – back in 2014. Despite the sum of money appearing a harsh punishment, Justice Robert Bromwich said he was taking it ‘somewhat lenient’ on the fisherman – whose business is currently operating at a loss. Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association said they supported the protection of lobsters in restricted marine areas.
Clueless iPhone 7 owners destroy new handsets after YouTube prank dupes them: “Clueless iPhone 7 owners have been destroying their new £600-handsets after watching a prank video advising them to drill a hole for their headphones. Apple’s slick new phone comes without a headphone jack, unlike any of its predecessors, as the tech giant encourages its customers to invest in wireless ear pieces. The cruel but funny tutorial instructs iPhone uses to clamp their precious new mobiles in place before creating their own jack with a 3.5mm drill. While the majority of viewers were not taken in by the wind-up video, which has been viewed more than 8 million times, some have been left scratching their heads after their destructive DIY adjustment made no difference. James Ceja wrote: ‘I tried this and ended up with display destruction and it not working… I really committed the biggest mistake of my life by watching the This video.’”
Crazy Russian broad: “Yoga poses and selfies on top of some of the world’s tallest buildings are all in a day’s work for the ‘craziest female rooftopper in the world’, Angela Nikolau. Incredible footage of the Russian beauty, 23, shows her reaching extreme heights in Hong Kong and China along with boyfriend Ivan Kuzenetsov, including scaling a 640 metre tall crane in the Chinese city of Tianjin. Drones, body cameras and a selfie stick capture incredible footage of the couple’s dangerous and often illegal conquests. The pair had previously filmed their dizzying 2,000ft ascent up the Goldin Finance 117 in Tianjin, China. In the past, Ms Nikolau has climbed landmarks including the Sagrada Familia in Spain, the Shanghai Tower in China and the Eiffel Tower in France”
Huge python sinks fangs into man’s neck as he takes selfie with it: “This man’s attempt for a selife with a captured python went horribly wrong. The huge beast snapped and bit him before he could grab the picture. Hair-raising footage shows the attack happen when his relatives hold the python in their hands. Just as the man posed for his ‘favourite’ picture, the snake lunged forward with lightning speed. The incident reportedly happened in the India state of Rajasthan on Friday. Incredibly the man only escaped with a slight bruise on his chin. Forest department officials had removed the python after it went into a school.
An Italian passenger is suing Emirates after having to “suffer” being sat next to an obese man for a nine-hour flight: “Giorgio Destro, a lawyer from Padua in northern Italy, asked if he could change seats a few hours into the Cape Town to Dubai flight because the overweight passenger next to him was taking up some of his seat space. The UAE airline told him the plane was fully booked and did not offer compensation or an apology, according to an Italian newspaper. “For nine hours, I had to stand in the aisle, sit on seats reserved for the cabin crew when they were free, and in the final phase of flight resign myself to suffer the ‘spillover’ of the passenger at my side,” he told Mattino Padova. The “gold member” flyer is reportedly asking for €2,759.51 in compensation – €759.51 as a refund for the flight, and a further €2,000 in damages”
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