Fire brigade to sell beer and hot dogs to onlookers at accident sites

Cologne (dpo) - It is a familiar problem for rescue teams – time and again, rubberneckers get in the way of rescue and clearance work, especially on roads. Now, the Cologne Fire Brigade has developed a new plan to keep onlookers busy and supplement their budget at the same time: in future, beer and hot dogs are to be sold at all accident sites.
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Tailgate in comfort: BMW introduces automatic headlight flasher with proximity sensor

Munich (dpo) - At the international automobile convention in Munich, the Bavarian car manufacturer introduced a new feature which will especially appeal to drivers who constantly feel pressed for time. A headlight designed especially for tailgating on the motorway now provides a comfortable and automated way to inform the driver of the car in front that the BMW driver wishes to overtake. 
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Nine out of ten spiders suffer intense fear of hysterically screaming women

Hanover (dpo) - Extensive tests carried out by scientists at the Zoological Institute of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hanover have shown that nine out of ten common spiders feel extremely panicked when confronted with screaming women. The anxiety disorder, known as “sirenophobia”, is actually far more widespread among arachnids than was previously thought. The zoologists arrived at these results by locking up spiders and women in a room together.
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Model too fat for H&M jumps from slightly tilted window

Berlin (dpo) - Having been rejected as "too fat" in a casting for Swedish clothing group H&M, a 21-year-old model from Berlin jumped out of her flat’s tilted window on the fourth floor yesterday. Miraculously, the Berlin girl was only slightly injured.
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Man inserts USB stick right way around on first attempt

Huddersfield, UK (dpo) - Jack Gibson has never claimed to be a computer whizz or a psychic and yet, this 34 year old from Huddersfield has achieved the near impossible: today he inserted a USB stick into the socket on his laptop the right way around on his first attempt.
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Change of phone provider renders police unable to take emergency calls for two weeks

New York (dpo) - As a spokesperson announced in a New York press conference today, due to complications after a change of telephone service provider, police will only have limited access to their hotlines over the next two weeks. There have also been problems porting their telephone number to the new network, meaning the good old 911 could soon be history.
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Birth rate soon to rise as pregnancy tests become easier

London (dpo) - Will the storks soon be flying overtime? The Children and Families Minister, Vicky Ford (Conservative Party), intends to take drastic measures to increase the UK’s birth rate, which is currently far too low. As of this year, pregnancy tests are to become far easier. According to studies, women fail nine out of ten pregnancy tests.
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