Wednesday, 11 March 2009


Excite News Employees of a Pennsylvania pet store expecting a shipment of tropical fish and salt water got a man's dead body instead. Mark Arabia owns the Pets Plus store in northeast Philadelphia, where the mix-up was discovered Tuesday. He says he learned the body was that of a 65-year-old San Diego-area man.

The body was supposed to go to a research laboratory in Allentown, a 70-mile drive away.

US Airways Inc, released a statement saying that the air cargo problem was caused by a “verbal miscommunication between a delivery driver and the cargo representative”

The Tempe, Ariz-based airline said it’s deeply sorry.

The fish were shipped in three boxes; the corpse was shipped in a wooden coffin wrapped in cardboard.

Arabia said the fish were left at the airport and probably died.

So the driver can’t read, and the airline can’t find the fish, still they will in a few days.

Police seize 1,200 pounds of pot in spinach cans GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Police with the New Mexico Motor Transportation Division found 1,200 pounds of pot packed in cans labelled as spinach during a stop at the Gallup port of entry. An inspector noticed that only a few of the cans were labelled and that the weight printed on the side of the can didn't match the actual weight. A closer look during last Friday's bust revealed the canned drugs, which were worth an estimated $1.5 million.

That explains why Popeye was so strong.

Skiers warned about late-night owl attacks BANGOR, Maine - Cross-country skiers who set out on a crisp, moonlit night for a peaceful outing in Bangor's city forest are being targeted by a least one ornery and territorial owl. Over the past three weeks, at least eight skiers and a few romping dogs apparently have fallen victim to a great horned owl that swoops down from a tree with talons outstretched and smacks them on the head.

I always knew skiing was dangerous.

And a bit of sport:
Ananova - Team is ref's nightmare An Italian football team is a referee's nightmare - because every single player has the same surname.

Everyone in the squad - which plays in one of Italy's amateur leagues - shares the name De Feo.

And the coach, secretary, doctor and all 12 sponsors of the Team De Feo club, in Serino, southern Italy, also have the same name.

Just to add to the confusion, the team's ground is located on Raffaele De Feo street in the town.

The team was set up by former Serie A player Maurizio De Feo, 44, who he says he is going to talk to Guinness World Records officials to see if the team can claim a world record.

Don’t they wear numbers in Italy?

Oh no it wasn’t!

Ananova - Cricket 'invented in Belgium' New academic research claims cricket is not an English invention after all - but was imported from Belgium.

A poem thought to have been written in 1533 has been uncovered, which suggests the game originates from Flanders.

Attributed to John Skelton, it describes Flemish weavers as "kings of crekettes" and also mentions "wickettes", reports the BBC.

Paul Campbell, of the Australian National University, says the discovery proves the game is anything but English.

The long established theory is that cricket evolved from English children's games. The first definitive references to the game appeared in England in the 1600s, when fines were handed out for those missing church to play.

He bases his “discovery” on "I was brought up with Flemish children and I know the language well. I immediately thought of the Flemish phrase 'met de krik ketsen' which means to 'chase a ball with a curved stick'."

Err: that’s hockey isn’t it?

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1 comment:

James Higham said...

Hallucinogenic spinach - like it.