Welcome to Sott.net
Thu, 02 Dec 2021
The World for People who Think

Don't Panic! Lighten Up!
Map

Padlock

Woman, 71, Arrested for 'Special' Plant

GREENSBORO, N.C. - A 71-year-old woman was arrested on drug charges after a chest-high marijuana plant was found in her yard, a plant she said was meant to keep animals away from her garden.

Coffee

Belching moose emit greenhouse gases

A grown moose belches out methane gas equivalent to 2,100 kilograms of carbon dioxide a year, contributing to global warming, Norwegian researchers said yesterday.

Magic Wand

Spoon Drop Saves Woman From House Blast

SODUS, N.Y. - Dropping something may have saved Joy Horton's life. The 73-year-old woman was preparing some food in her western New York home on Monday morning when she dropped a spoon on the floor of her kitchen. When she bent down, her house exploded.

Crusader

Catholic Priest on Fox News suggests 'Allah' is god of terrorism

Fox News reported Monday that a Roman Catholic bishop in the Netherlands has suggested that Christians start referring to "God" as Allah as a way of bridging the cultural divide. Fox then invited Father Jonathan Morris, a Catholic priest, and Imam Shamsi Ali of the Jamaica Muslim Center to debate this proposal.

Comment: Thank you Fox for offering yet another "enlightened" commentary on which deranged ceator demiurge is better.


People

Les' bizarre record

He spent 15 years, from 1983 to 1998, typing out all of the numbers from one to one million (in letters not numerals), simply because he "wanted something to do."

It's official, Les Stewart has done something very bizarre.

In fact, he has done something so strange that nine years after the Mudjimba resident finished doing it, he is still getting notoriety.

Magic Hat

Blind woman tees off, hits Hole-In-One

LEHIGHTON, Pa. - Sheila Drummond didn't need to see her hole-in-one. She heard it.

Drummond, blinded by diabetes 26 years ago, experienced the highlight of her golfing career Sunday, recording an ace on the 144-yard, par-3 fourth hole at Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Playing with her husband and coach, Keith, and two friends in a steady rain, the 53-year-old Drummond hit a driver on the hole. The shot cleared a water hazard, flew between traps and landed on the green, where it hit the flagstick before dropping into the hole.

Rocket

Man swaps rocket launcher for trainers

Police who launched a gun amnesty in Florida were shocked when a man handed in a surface-to-air rocket launcher.

Under the Kicks for Guns programme, anyone who handed in a weapon was given a pair of trainers, reports Sky News.

One man, who has not been identified, took advantage by exchanging the four-foot-long launcher for a pair of Reeboks for his daughter.

Bizarro Earth

The world's strangest laws

25. It is illegal for a cab in the City of London to carry rabid dogs or corpses.

24. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

23. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside down.

22. In France, it is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon.

21. Under the UK's Tax Avoidance Schemes Regulations 2006, it is illegal not to tell the taxman anything you don't want him to know, though you don't have to tell him anything you don't mind him knowing.

People

Man Rides Mule From Minnesota to Wyoming

GILLETTE, Wyo. - He rode his mule into town looking for work. No, it wasn't the opening scene of a Western movie. It was what Rod Maday did last week, ending a six-week odyssey from his home town of Boy River, Minn. "I've done about 1,500 miles and I've got the saddle sores to prove it," he said.

Smiley

This week we want to know all about ... The Homer Simpson X-ray

From the Queen not walking out in a huff to the non-sighting of a great white shark off Cornwall, it has been a summer of controversy over media spin and fakery. But as always, China does things bigger and better - including cock-ups.

Xinhua, the state news agency, published a health report on its English-language website, China View, under the headline: 'Two new genes found for multiple sclerosis.' It was illustrated by an X-ray scan of a human head, presumably from the agency's picture library.


Unfortunately, it was a cartoon X-ray image of Homer Simpson, he of the domed head and doughnut-sized mouth - and walnut-sized brain.