Sunday, January 20, 2008

Natures Beauty

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"Crystalline formation on Lake Magadi, Kenya"

"Northern Lights aka aurora borealis, Canada"

"Aurora in the winter forest."

Loaded with all the extra's

Bank issues $10,000,000 bill

But this won't even buy you a hamburger

The central bank of the southern African country has a issued a 10million Zimbabwe dollar note. The move increases the denomination of the nation's highest bank note more than tenfold.
Even so, a hamburger in an ordinary cafe in Zimbabwe costs 15 million Zimbabwe dollars.
The new 10 million note is the equivalent of about £2 at the dominant black market exchange rate. A hamburger at an ordinary cafe costs about 15 million Zimbabwe dollars (£3).

That’s One BIG O’ Fish

Anglers hook fish weighing over 400 pounds
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Two British anglers waded waist deep into a river to land a 100-year-old monster fish - after battling with it for over an hour. Nick Calleya, 36, from Cubert in Cornwall and George Carstairs from Scotland landed the 500lb white Sturgeon while angling from a boat in the Fraser River in British Columbia in Canada. The 10ft-long giant was snared using a rod and line with salmon eggs as bait.

Now that's a car seat!

I’m Innocent I Didn’t Do It

Locksmith Lee Hicks was arrested for burglary when police found his fingerprints on locks he'd fixed - after the raid. Officers swooped on his Tewkesbury home and held him in custody for three hours.They'd found his fingerprints at a garage that had been burgled, and assumed he was their man. But he had been called to replace the locks the real burglars had broken. His frightened wife and two young children looked on in disbelief as officers rummaged through wardrobes searching for evidence at 6am on Wednesday. He tried to explain to the police why his fingerprints were at the scene of the crime. But Lee was bundled into the back of a van and whisked off to Cheltenham Police Station. The 33-year-old says he was shown no sympathy and treated like a criminal during his four hours in custody.
Now he is considering suing Gloucestershire Police for wrongful arrest. He said the whole thing was "unbelievable" .

Public Humiliation for Thief

A man who stole flea medicine from a pet store is publicly paying for his crime.
Every afternoon for 4 days straight, Charlie Smith has to walk with a sign that reads,
"I stole at Pet Mart and was caught".