Friday, May 19, 2006

"The sky is falling, the sky is falling." Thump.

The new Big Brother house in England will feature a woman who claims to have the largest breast implants in the country, and whoever finds a "golden ticket" in a KitKat bar. Guardian Unlimited

Some schools were forced to close in Portugal because so many children came down with a mysterious illness with rashes, breathing difficulties and dizziness. At some point, someone realized that the symptoms were similar to those suffered by characters in a television soap opera! "The outbreak came a few days after the popular "Strawberries with Sugar" teenage television show aired an episode about a life-threatening virus descending on a school." Reuters

It turns out that a church organ found at the top of the highest mountain in Britain was carried there 35 year ago by a Scots woodcutter. It took him four days and he mostly carried it on his back. "When I got there, I played Scotland the Brave," said Mr. Kenny Campbell, now 64. He admitted he has also carried a beer barrel and a plough up the mountain. There was no explanation why he had not carried them back down. Guardian Unlimited

In Germany, a woman left a friend as a deposit at a gas station because she did not have enough cash. She never returned. Reuters

A man robbed a bank in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby on Wednesday. As part of his get-away plan, he took off all of his clothes and then hailed a cab. The cab driver refused to let him in the cab. He then tried public transit but was spotted by police and tackled. Yahoo News

And finally, closer to home, we have Theresa Schmidt who has earned four years of straight A's in rigorous, college-preparatory classes at Mascoutah High School. (Mascoutah is south of where Rooty and I lived but still in the St. Louis metro area.) But, she won't be a class valedictorian because she didn't take a chemistry class required of valedictorians. She tried to add the class at the beginning of this semester but it was the 14th day of classes and the school district does not allow classes to be added after the 10th day. She suffers from narcolepsy and that has caused her some difficulty in scheduling classes. If nothing else, this gives me yet another chance to quote Mark Twain: 'First God created idiots. That was for practice. Then he created school boards." Theresa's story is from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

1 comment:

:P fuzzbox said...

I wonder if the English guys are singing, "Give me a break. Give me a break. Break me off a ticket for those big fake boobs."
it's an odd thing to put on your resume, but it clealy worked since she got on the show