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Archive for October 12th, 2005

Middle East Immigrant Robs Bank in Austria

Posted by glasscastle on 12th October 2005

A bank robber dressed as an Egyptian mummy staged a successful
raid on a bank in Vienna.

The bandage-clad robber walked into a bank in the Austrian capital and
stood in line waiting to be served.

He then passed the cashier a piece of paper saying he had a hand grenade
hidden in his bandages – and demanded all the money.

He then quietly walked out with a bag filled with cash before police could
arrive.

And disappeared into the crowd? Maybe he was wearing reversible bandages. Film at 11?

from Ananova

 

 

"I told you – no Red Dye packs!!"

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We Can Beat That With Our Eyes Shut

Posted by glasscastle on 12th October 2005

A blind father of two has claimed a new world land speed
record by reaching 167.32mph in a specially-made BMW M5.

Mike Newman, 43, from Sale, Cheshire, was hoping to become the first
blind person to break the 200mph barrier. But he ran out of room on the
track at Elvington Airfield, near York, and had to settle for breaking
his previous record of 144mph. (see Dowbrigade
’03 article
)

He said: "Hopefully I have raised awareness ahead of World Sight
Day and shown that you can achieve anything you want."

Event organisers said the record was set after the average speed was
taken from two runs.
Mr Newman hoped to break the 200mph barrier but was thwarted as he ran
out of room on the track. He said: "It has been a wonderful day."

The record has to be officially confirmed by the Guinness Book of World
Records. John Galloway, who helped organise the record attempt, said: "This
is a marvellous achievement.Mike drove totally unassisted. It is a fantastic
achievement and has been one of the most emotional days of my life."

from Ananova

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Offensive Photo of the Week

Posted by glasscastle on 12th October 2005

motogirl

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Burn Incense and You Won’t Notice the Smell

Posted by glasscastle on 12th October 2005

A German
architect has filed an application for a new type of cement made of dog
poo.

Friedrich Lentze, 57, from Berlin, applied for a patent for his "odourless
heating and building material" made from the dog poo cleaned from
the streets of the German capital every day.

He said: "They thought I was joking at first, but it makes economic
sense as the stuff has to be collected anyway, so why not use it for something
useful.

"The loads of dog poo that are gathered every day actually make a
great mortar with fantastic insulating properties."

He added that dung had for centuries been used as building material and
he had combined it with modern materials to come up with a new type of
insulating cement.

from Ananova

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Always the Last to Know

Posted by glasscastle on 12th October 2005

BERLIN (Reuters) – Sultry actress Marlene Dietrich, one
of the 20th century’s most iconic figures, hated sex and had a schizophrenic
personality, according to her daughter Maria Riva.

In an interview with German magazine Bunte to be published Thursday, Riva
said Dietrich’s aversion to sex did not deter countless men from pursuing
her.

"All of her lovers wanted to marry her anyway," the magazine quoted
the 81-year-old Riva as saying.

Riva, who has written a memoir entitled "My Mother Marlene," said
that Dietrich’s hatred of sex and sometimes distant personality often
made her feel sorry for the men who fell in love with her glamorous mother.

"Marlene Dietrich the film star was always just the person in the
mirror, but never her real self," said Riva. "She was a totally
normal schizophrenic."

During the ten years we were married to her, Maria never once mentioned
that she was Marlene Dietrich’s daughter. Obviously, totally normal schizophrenia
runs in the family…

from Reuters

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