Tuesday, June 3, 2008

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Honest builders hand in £200,000 found hidden in hotel

Two builders found £200,000 cash stashed in an air vent at a city skyscraper - and handed it straight to the police.
The Polish contractors stumbled across the fortune in an air-conditioning pipeline on the top floor of the 26-storey building.
Police are now investigating the mysterious money and have searched a flat in the building.
A source close to the contractors who found the cash said: "The two lads were just going about their work and stumbled across the cash. No one knows how it got there but it seems pretty dodgy to me. Why would anyone leave that much cash in an air vent? The Poles called the police in straight away. It was very honest of them."
"If I found a tenner, I probably wouldn't hand it in, so I can't imagine what I'd do if that much money was knocking about."The Beetham Tower, where the cash was found, is the tallest building in Birmingham. It houses more than 150 luxury flats, while the first 19 floors are home to the 218-room Radisson Hotel.

Squawking man teaches bird to fly

Teaching an orphaned heron to fly by running alongside it with arms flapping and squawking may sound like a bird-brained idea – but for Gary Zammit it's a flight of fancy that has worked. The hand-reared grey heron – called Dude – is now soaring to heights of 21m (70ft) – and comes back when called.

The wildlife expert took the unusual approach to get the rescued bird in the air after its mother was killed in a storm. Mr Zammit, 42, began running in a field with food in his pockets so Dude would follow him and build up his strength.
He then began waving his arms and making a squawking noise until the bird copied him – and eventually took off. 'I ended up getting really involved and running alongside flapping my arms like an idiot,' said Mr Zammit. 'Eventually he began half flying at a height of around 3ft, and he's gone on from there.'

Men prefer being solo over a bad marriage

Bachelor Carl Weisman got fed up of being classified as a playboy, a loser or a commitment-phobe so he set out to find out exactly why he and a growing number of eligible men were steering clear of marriage.
Weisman, 49, conducted a survey of 1,533 heterosexual men to research a book aiming to give women an insight into why some smart, successful men opted to stay single -- and help lifelong bachelors understand why they are still the solo man at parties.
He concluded that most men were not afraid of marriage -- but they were afraid of a bad marriage.
"Men are 10 times more scared of marrying the wrong person than of never getting married at all,"

Japanese Game Show “Hole in the Wall”

Forget American Idol … the funniest TV contest is coming to America straight from Japan.
FOX TV is now casting for the American-version of Hole in the Wall.