Weird Tales - Page 7
A car recycling centre in Berlin is hiring out sledgehammers
at £1.60 per hour to people who want to get rid of their
stress on the old cars.
Russian aides accompanying President Putin to America
paid their hotel bills in cash - after exchanging four gold bars
wrapped in a paper bag at the Federal Reserve for $1 million.
The application form for a security pass to the
House of Commons includes the question "Have you ever been
involved in terrorism? If so, give details."
Uzbek air force officers, who share the Khanabad
base with 2,000 US troops are rifling through the Americans' rubbish
and selling discarded ration packs to local market traders.
The actress Gwyneth Paltrow complained that pictures
of her in an edition of Harper's Bazaar magazine made her bottom
look too small.
A young widow in Sydney has had the ashes of her
husband sewn into her breast implants so that he remains close
to her heart.
A teaching union has demanded that maths tests for
new teachers be dropped because they are too confusing and difficult.
Two Baptist ministers who held up a Louisiana bank
and stole £30,000 found police waiting for them when they
returned to church to conduct Evensong. They had used their own
car as the getaway vehicle.
A statue kept in a Southampton museum basement has
been identified as 2,700 years old from Egypt. Staff had been
using it as a cycle rack.
A Zambian whose wife served him a cup of tea with
a frog in was granted a divorce.
A soldier thrown out of a Greek bar for bing drunk
returned later in a tank and drove straight into the vehicle.
A woman continually frustrated by being unable to
park her Mercedes in Birstall, Leics, bought a derelict supermarket
for £202,000 and gave it to the council to provide a 70-space
free car park.
Undertakers in Missouri returned a corpse to the
dead man's home after it claimed a £800 funeral bin had
not been paid. The man, wrapped in a blue bag, was left on the
Eskimos in Nunavut, Canada, are to melt icebergs
and bottle the water for export to Japan. It is to be marketed
as "pure Arctic drinking water."
A woman who owned a shortsighted racing greyhound
that kept coming second because it needed another dog to follow,
had it fitted with contact lenses. The dog is now winning.
Jedi, the fictional faith in the film, Star Wars,
is to be given official status in the next census because so many
people listed it as a religion in the last one.
Executives of the Burger King restaurant chain,
famed for its flame-grilled meals, had to be treated for burns
in Key Largo, Florida, after walking over hot coals in a team-building
Police in British Columbia had to set up a road
block to stop a car speeding at 150 mph without lights at night.
They found the Ferrari driver wearing night-vision goggles.
A Croatian parliamentary session was halted after
an MP told a female colleague: "God created you for mattresses
and not as wise men."
A baker who received a bravery award after tackling
three burglars at the Canterbury supermarket where he worked was
docked two weeks wages for taking time off to recover from his
A man of 73 who took 11 years and eight attempts
to pass his driving test, was banned five weeks later for drink
A Half Chinese man working for the Birmingham council's
Partnership Against Racial Harassment was awarded £116,000
for discrimination against him by senior staff.
Inverness airport had to shut for a day when an
air traffic controller called in sick.
The makers of Viagra have won the Queen's Award
A Monopoly player escaped 'going straight to jail'
and was given a suspended sentence for punching his 13-year-old
stepson who had won the game.
Police in Lincolnshire accidentally crashed into
an empty parked car. When the owner went to look at the damage,
she was arrested for drink-driving.
A gardener, aged 70, who was puzzled by the
lack of tomatoes on her plant, took it to a recording of
the BBC's Gardeners' Question Time. The panel told her it
was a cannabis plant.
A worker at Monkey World, in Dorset, admitted
stealing £47,000 from the entrance tills. She spent
it on Cliff Richard souvenirs and going to his concerts.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo has discovered
that 21,652 civil servants on its payroll do not exist.