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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Some strange news and people!

A 65-year-old amateur pilot was allegedly so drunk when flying his light Cessna over eastern Germany he could not read the instruments telling him where the airfield was. "Come on, I know you're down there," he radioed. "Where the bloody hell have you hidden yourself?" Control tower staff say he sang a few songs, cracked a mother-in-law joke and told them to "pull their fingers out as I've got a party to go to". Although he landed safely, he was breathalysed on the way home and found to be nearly four times over the limit. He lost his driver's and his pilot's licences. (Source: Telegraph.co.uk)
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The Red Cross claim their emblem is being abused when it's used to market businesses and products unrelated to their humanitarian deeds. "How many times have you seen a bottle of 'hair emergency' shampoo with a Red Cross on the packaging, or the local computer doctor's van sign written with a Red Cross emblem?" The Red Cross, who have 20 organisation they are in communication with over the issue, are trying to educate people that they can't just use the red cross symbol on a white background willy nilly. They say it "undermines its protective power in armed conflicts, potentially putting lives at risk".
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The public's watching you Rodney: "If you think it's bad seeing Rodney Hide texting or using his blackberry while driving, try being in the passenger seat while it's happening," writes a reader. "I had the dubious honour once and I feared for my life! He was trying to answer an email on his phone and was swerving all over the road. It was pretty scary because I knew we'd come off second-best in a collision given the size of his Smart car."
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Thousands of camels in Australia will be shot from helicopters and turned into burgers to stop them barging into people's homes and ripping up their bathrooms looking for water, reports Sky News.com. Tony Peacock, chief executive of the University of Canberra's Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Center, said: "To be shot from a helicopter is actually quite humane, even though that sounds brutal. If I was a camel, I'd prefer to just get it in the head."
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Best tweet about Random Acts of Kindness Day: "Embarrassing - misread it as Kingness. Five peasants needlessly beaten, plus a smutty phone call to Camilla."
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