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Dog chews and eats nearly $750; most recovered

Debbie Hulleman's pet dog Pepper likes to chew things. She's gnawed on lipstick canisters, shampoo bottles, ball point pens, toothpaste and now the list includes nearly 750 dollars in cash gobbled right down.

She says that last incident has been the worst. It required collecting shredded bits of money from the floor and also from the dog's vomit and droppings ... not a pleasant task.

Hulleman says it happened when she and her husband ewnt on a four-day vacation in June and had her mother in Oakdale, Minnesota, take care of the family's dogs, Zach and Pepper.


Hysteria Alert!: Beaver Sparks Armed Police Response

'Freeze. You're surrounded!'

Armed police surrounded a car in the German city of Wuppertal after sightings of a masked criminal - but instead of confronting a crook they found a large stuffed toy.


Woman Dodges Big Surprise in 'Bee-Hind'

BANGOR, Pa. - A woman was dragging a lounge chair into the shade of a tree when a sudden buzzing told her it was already occupied _ by thousands of bees. "They were swarming like crazy and I ran into the house," Sheila Sabatine said.


Boy gets £44,000 in eBay parcel

Police are trying to trace the owner of 65,400 euros (£44,000) mistakenly sent to a 16-year-old boy who bought a Playstation Two for £95 on eBay.


Mystery solved! UFO is stray woodchipper part

Officials were perplexed after metal object crashed through roof in N.J.

Bizarro Earth

Vermont town bans public nudity after brash displays

A Vermont town that is gaining national attention for brash displays of nudity -- from teens in the buff to naked elderly people -- awoke on Wednesday to an emergency ban on nakedness in most public places.

Officials in Brattleboro voted 3 to 2 on Tuesday night for a temporary 30-day ordinance prohibiting people from going about in the nude.

Public nudity made headlines last summer when the weather grew hot and a couple of dozen teens took to holding hula hoop contests, riding bikes and parading past stores wearing only their birthday suits. The disrobing has resumed this summer.

Magic Wand

Teen Claims Spiders Alerted Her to Fire

HEMLOCK, Mich. - A woman who hates spiders is crediting them with helping save her from a house fire. Danielle Vigue, 18, says she awoke early Tuesday to find spiders in her room, and started killing them. When more showed up, she says she went across the hall and got into bed with her 15-year-old sister, Lauren.

Evil Rays

Bobby Brown fears Dead Osama is targeting him

Bobby Brown has confessed he is scared of the fact that he may be a target for al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

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The singer became aware of a threat, when Sudanese writer Kola Boof wrote about the leader's alleged infatuation with his estranged wife Whitney Houston.

Magic Wand

We know where the bees have gone! And they won't leave without a fight

Matthew Danchanko has squatters in his new home. And they won't leave without a fight. They're honeybees - tens of thousands of of them. They buzz through the four-bedroom house, creating a low hum and an estimated 100 pounds of honey.

Bizarro Earth

Doh! Homer Painting Upsets Pagans

Pagans have pledged to perform "rain magic" to wash away cartoon character Homer Simpson after he was painted next to their famous fertility symbol - the Cerne Abbas giant.

The 17th century chalk outline of the naked, sexually aroused, club-wielding giant is believed by many to be a symbol of ancient spirituality.

Many couples also believe the 180ft giant, which is carved in the hillside above Cerne Abbas, Dorset, is an aid to fertility.

A giant 180ft Homer Simpson brandishing a doughnut was painted next to the well-endowed figure in a publicity stunt to promote The Simpsons Movie released later this month.