Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

High-Speed Sex
A man faces a hefty fine and a driving ban after being caught having sex with his girlfriend while speeding on a motorway in Norway, police have said.
Officers initially trailed the couple's car after noticing it was swerving from side to side and traveling at 33km/h (20mph) over the road's speed limit.
But they soon realized the erratic driving was due to the woman "sitting on the man's lap", a spokesman said.
After filming the exploit for evidence, they pulled them over at a rest area.
The 28-year-old man's punishment will be decided within the next week, but police said he was likely to face a fine of several thousand Norwegian kroner and a lengthy driving ban.
"[The vehicle] was veering from one side to the other because the woman was sitting on the man's lap while he was driving and doing the act, shall we say," he added.
"He couldn't see much because her back was in the way."
Despite her prominent role in the incident, the 21-year-old woman was permitted by police to drive her lover home.
Woman’s Cash Stash In Her Bra Saves Her Life
The life of a woman who was shot aboard a bus in Brazil amid an attempted robbery has been saved by money stuffed down her bra.
Ivonete Pereira, 58, was shot in the chest by one of two attackers who tried to rob the bus in Salvador, capital of the northeastern state of Bahia.
But she was saved by coiled notes worth 150 reals (around £45) tucked away inside the left side of her bra.
Ms Pereira had stowed the cash away as she knew the buses were a repeat target for robbers.
Her bra was stuffed with just enough cash to absorb most of the impact, although she still had to be taken to hospital to have the bullet removed.
What a Surprise
Somewhere between Columbia and Germany, a drug-dealing middleman is likely having a very bad day after making a $2M mistake. He shipped the wrong box of bananas to a grocery store.
A German supermarket employee got a surprise this week when she opened two boxes of bananas to find them filled with more than 60 pounds of cocaine worth $2 million, police said.
A 26-year-old employee was randomly checking the boxes on Wednesday morning, police said. The fresh bananas had just been taken off a food truck, an hour after the store was open, they said.
The employee was suspicious of the boxes because they felt lighter than normal, police said. As she unpacked the bananas to take them into the store's produce section, police said, she found 26 small yellow parcels hidden underneath the fruit.
She immediately called police. The investigators established that the substance is cocaine and confiscated the goods, police said.
The cocaine totaled 28 kilos, or 61.7 pounds, police said.

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