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Sunday, February 11, 2007

Strange but True

Some strange things that I read from The Local, which has Swedish news in English:

1. Here in Norrköping, a zoo curator got seven stitches to the head after a giraffe fell on him. The zoo keepers were trying to anesthesize the giraffe to test it for tuberculosis, but the giraffe fell the wrong way and fell on the curator instead. The fall also killed the giraffe, who turned out to have no tuberculosis.

2. In Gävle, a theif unwittingly gave away his identity when, on one of his stealing escapades, he also decided to fry some eggs and help himself to the household's alcohol. He didn't wash the dishes, where the police found some DNA traces. Two months later, they caught the theif with stolen goods under his arms, and the DNA matched.

3. In Nybro, schoolchildren are being sanctioned for throwing snowballs. The school authorities claim that the snow easily turns into ice there, which can break windows or injure others (not that either has happened). "Offenders" were previously ordered to do homework on their free time, but when this didn't deter the children from throwing snowballs, they were sent home instead. The deputy headmaster was quoted saying that "the kids have gone crazy with all this snow. They just can't stop themselves".

If I also got sent home for throwing snowballs, I wouldn't be able to stop myself.


Blogger Peachy said...

Hahahahah! Panalo yung sa giraffe pati yung sa thief. :D

1:10 AM

Blogger Ahoy! said...

Ay, so olats yung pangatlo? ...Darn! :-P

10:02 AM


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