Friday, October 31, 2008

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Drinkers visited their 14,000th pub

A dedicated team of pub goers have drunk themselves into the record books by carrying out the longest ever pub crawl.
The four men have just visited their 14,000th pub across the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.
They have spent 24 years traveling to every corner of the country and have downed and estimated 84,000 pints of real ale, working out at 21,000 pints each.
The foursome - Peter Hill, 52, John Drew, 45, Karl Bradley, 45, and Joe Hill, 77, began their mission in 1984. Because three of them work, their pub going is confined to Sundays and holidays.
Yet despite their travels, the cheapest pint they have found is only a mile down the road from where they live and costs 89p.
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Looks like they had too much drinking time on their hands.
Beer Goggles said...
That's dedication for you. Something only some of us aspire to.

Ferrari in Pole Position

It'll take more than a quick spraypaint job to fix this.
If the owner of this $250,000 Ferrari 360 Modena is at the loss of his pride and joy, at least the driver and his passenger both in their 30's walked out of the wreckage with only minor injuries.
Witnesses in Adelaide, Australia, said the driver had 'turned the streets into a racetrack' before the vehicle spinned out of control and ploughed into a utility pole.

Traffic agency bans reverse oral sex

Officials with Sweden’s Road Administration have denied a driver’s request for a licence place with what at first glance appears to be a completely innocent combination of characters.
Recently, the agency received a request from an individual who wanted a licence plate reading X32IARO.Despite no obviously offensive reference in the desired combination, Vägverket nonetheless rejected the application."It looks like something completely different when seen through a rear-view mirror, and on the road, many end up reading things through the rear-view mirror."When read in reverse, as it would be seen through a rear-view mirror, X32IARO suddenly appears as ORALSEX.

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Diarrhea 'no excuse' for speeding
A woman from southern Sweden has lost her bid to have a speeding fine overturned on the grounds that she was suffering from diarrhea at the time of the offence.
The 49-year-old woman from Trelleborg explained to the local district court that she was experiencing stomach problems when she was pulled over for driving 86 kilometres per hour in a 70 km/h zone. But the court ruled that a case of the runs did not equate to a need for speed. A situation can only be classed as an emergency if somebody's life is in danger or if a driver hits the gas in an attempt to prevent a serious crime. As the woman's desire to get home to her toilet did not fit into either category, the court ordered her to pay the speeding fine.
Man Jailed After Girlfriend Ate From His Plate
A Texas man was jailed last week after refusing to pay for a second buffet meal after his girlfriend "ate a couple bites from his plate."
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Wednesday that Dan Linscomb, 40, of Texas City, Texas, was arrested Oct. 21 after refusing to pay for the second $7 meal at an Iron Skillet restaurant in northwest Atlanta.
According to a police report, Linscomb said "there were no signs in the restaurant that said someone could not have some food off your plate."
Linscomb was jailed on a charge of theft of services, but was released two days later after he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
Attractive Dads Makes Beautiful Daughters but Ugly Sons
Hot Dads = Hot Daughters, Not-So-Hot Sons
Beautiful women like Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie can thank their fathers for their good looks, according to a study from the University of St. Andrews in England.
The study found that while attractive dads pass on their good looks to daughters, the sons aren’t quite so lucky.
Professors David Perrett and Elisabeth Cornwell, of University of St. Andrews, said a mother’s beauty makes no difference to her adult sons.
Woman kicked train passenger in the face with her stiletto
A woman who kicked a train passenger in the face with her stiletto heel after he asked her boyfriend to take his feet off a seat is facing jail.
Laura Cook, 29, aimed the kick after Nicholas Rogers, 31, launched a vicious attack on City worker Ian Garven.
Mr Garven, 30, was left with a large gash on his cheek and needed stitches at hospital afterwards.
Cook, a secretary, and Rogers, who had been to a champagne reception before the attack, both denied causing actual bodily harm but were convicted unanimously by a jury today.
They face up to five years in jail when they are sentenced next month.
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Multi-millionaire wins £600,000 a year for life on lottery
A multi-millionaire banker has won $1 million (£600,000) a year for life on a lottery scratchcard game.
Keenan Altunis, 33, has just left for a Caribbean holiday with his family, which was already booked before his win. He lives in a £750,000 apartment in Clerkenwell, London, with his wife and one-year-old daughter.
Mr Altunis was born in Turkey but his parents moved to America when he was five. He was brought up in the United States before moving to London for a career in finance. The executive at the European banking firm Unicredit asked his mother to buy three tickets for him on a trip to New York last month.
He said: "It turned out to be the best return on any investment I've ever made."
Because he lives in Britain, he will not pay federal taxes on his winnings. After New York taxes he will get £569,742 a year for the rest of his life.
He said: "Is it going to materially change my life? No, I've been a very blessed and fortunate person."
‘Aquaholic’ died after drinking too much water
A man addicted to drinking water died at a Theale care home after gorging himself on a hosepipe, an inquest heard. A soaking wet Andrew Else was found unconscious in the garden of specialist care center Voyage in The Green having drunk a fatal amount of water from the outside tap. Toxicology reports revealed the 51-year-old died from water intoxication – a condition known as hyponatremia – after consuming several liters during the evening
Pakistani Police Arrest Cleric Who Presided Over Kids' Wedding
Police raided a wedding between a 7-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl in Pakistan's largest city, arresting the Muslim cleric officiating at the ceremony and the children's parents, a senior officer said Friday.
The cleric had not yet begun the ceremony in Karachi, which was attended by 100 guests, said deputy superintendent of police Malik Mazhar.
Pakistan law forbids marriage below the age of 18, but some Muslim scholars say it is permissible if the bride and groom have reached puberty.