Friday, July 21, 2017

Stranger than......

Local media reported that a 41-year-old man named Syarifuddin was bathing in a river in Berau,1,500 km north-east of Jakarta - when a two-meter long crocodile snatched him and took him into the river.  A friend at the scene  reported the accident to local police, but Syarifuddin's body could not be found. The next morning, local villagers asked for help from a "crocodile charmer".   After the charmer preformed a ritual, a crocodile appeared with the intact dead body in its mouth, leaving it near the riverbank.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

What the hell is that dog barking at now?

Wade Seago went to check on his barking dog.  To his surprise the dog had cornered a 820 pound wild pig near his front door.  It took three shots from his revolver to kill the boar. Another reason not to live in Alabama.  

C64 computer still in use today!

These computers where everywhere including university offices/labs for a decade! Loved'm

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hundreds of German choir boys abused over six decades - another church failing

At least 547 young members of the famous Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new government report says.  The report accuses 49 members of the Catholic Church of carrying out the abuse between 1945 and the early 1990s.  Among those singled out for criticism in the report was former choirmaster Georg Ratzinger, elder brother of retired Pope Benedict XVI, who directed the choir for more than 30 years.

The British clogging

The Brits anything foreign do attempt and by covetousness better that which they had borrowed. Hurrah!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The English have a 'different' sense of humour.

A man has been ordered to remove a gnome with a naked butt from a patch of grass at a road junction.  The gnome's unique naked bottom "lights up" at night and local authority deemed it a distraction to drivers.  

sharp-skinned hawk

A tiny hawk that appears in a blur of motion—and often disappears in a flurry of feathers. That’s the Sharp-shinned Hawk, the smallest hawk in North America and a daring, acrobatic flier. These raptors have distinctive proportions: long legs, short wings, and very long tails, which they use for navigating their deep-woods homes at top speed in pursuit of songbirds and mice. They’re easiest to spot in fall on their southward migration, or occasionally at winter feeders.

jpr; one has been about the place crying alarm all day