Monthly Archives: October 2007

A thief has stolen a book titled “Steal this Book” from a modern art exhibition in Switzerland.

From Annanova: The organisers of the Basel Shift Festival have decided not to report the theft to the police yet, and hope the thief will return the book. The book with the words "Steal this Book" emblazoned across its cover had been placed in an incubator by artists from the Viennese artist's group Ubermorgen. A(…)

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Germans… knitting… grandmas… kink?

Germans… knitting… grandmas… kink?

Clip:  A group of German grannies have turned their knitting circle into a company selling kinky knitwear. Their range includes lingerie, face masks and willy warmers, as well as conventional woollen clothing. Manuela Buesch-Dankewitz, 45, who manages the group of lady knitters said: "The women love to knit, and it's great to earn something from(…)

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Serial jailbreaker escapes for fourth time

Serial jailbreaker escapes for fourth time

|Found image This is a wild story: BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A Belgian inmate made a dramatic escape from jail for the fourth time Sunday evening after his armed accomplices landed in the prison grounds in a hijacked helicopter, prosecutors said Monday.  Nordin Benallal, self-styled "escape king" with several convictions for armed robbery and carjacking, has(…)

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Actual news headline — Guilty barmaid crushed cans with breasts

From article: A BARMAID has been fined for crushing beer cans between her bare breasts while an off-duty colleague has been fined for hanging spoons from her friend's nipples, Westrern Australia police said today. Police said the 31-year old barmaid pleaded guilty in the local magistrate's court to twice exposing her breasts to patrons at(…)

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NASA withholds results of air safety study so as not to upset travellers — or affect airlines bottom line

NASA withholds results of air safety study so as not to upset travellers — or affect airlines bottom line

Clip from ABC News: Anxious to avoid upsetting air travelers, NASA is withholding results from an unprecedented national survey of pilots that found safety problems like near collisions and runway interference occur far more frequently than the government previously recognized. NASA gathered the information under an $8.5 million safety project, through telephone interviews with roughly(…)

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New Senate Bill would grant immunity to e-mail providers, search engines, Internet service providers and instant-messaging servers

New Senate Bill would grant immunity to e-mail providers, search engines, Internet service providers and instant-messaging servers

Clip from c|net: A new Senate bill would protect not only telephone companies from lawsuits claiming illegal cooperation with the National Security Agency. It would retroactively immunize e-mail providers, search engines, Internet service providers and instant-messaging services too. The broad language appears in new legislation that a Senate committee approved by a 13-to-2 vote on(…)

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Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Great news! They’re stealing our books!

Clip: FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The Frankfurt Book Fair has an indicator to help publishers gauge public interest in the new offerings presented at the annual exhibition — the unofficial "most stolen book" index. Bild am Sonntag and Germany's ZDF television have come up with lists of titles most stolen from 15 leading German publishers' stands(…)

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