15 Aug 2011

SINK SAVES MAN, AIRBAGS FOR MOBILE PHONES AND MORE.

How lucky this........

MAN SAVED BY KITCHEN SINK. A man struck by lightning survived — thanks to a kitchen SINK.
Kevin Holden, 61, was watching a storm brewing from his back door when he felt his whole house shake.
He suddenly realised he had left a large golfing umbrella outside and rushed outside to grab it. But as he opened and closed it to shake off the rain on his way back inside, he saw a bright blue flash and was thrown 4ft into the air.
Kevin fell backwards and instinctively clung on to a stainless steel sink to steady himself then watched as an arc of electricity left his body from his thumb and travelled though the basin.Laura Caroe, The Sun (08/08/2011)

And how unlucky this ......

A motorist is lucky to be alive after a cow leaptvover a three-foot fence and landed on his car.
The fresian cow has written off Robert Gould's Citoren C5 after denting the bonnet and breaking a wheel. - The Telegraph (12/08/2011)

In the past I have brought you several job vacancies working for her majesty, the Queen, here's the latest.

The Queen is looking for an £80,000-a-year helicopter pilot to fly the Royal family on official duties. - The Telegraph (11/08/2011) Read more in Female First: Celebrity Gossip and Lifestyle Magazine by clicking HERE.

 
Talk about a sticky ending ....


THIEF CAUGHT IN OPERATION RHUBARB AND CUSTARD. The owners of a sweet shop concealed cameras among the traditional jars and hid in the store all night dressed in black to catch a thief.
Jane and Neil Hutton called their vigil Operation Rhubarb And Custard, which also involved booby traps that the culprit would walk into when he made his way to the till.
They strategically placed rubbish-filled bin bags, bottles of cleaning products and cans of cream soda to create a noise if they fell asleep as they lay in wait.
Mr Hutton said: "At every stage there were little traps, things that would tell us exactly where he was and what he was doing.
"First the Victorian shop bell rang as someone came in and then there was the sound of the Windowlene bottle being knocked over by the first till.
"Next came the rustling of someone fighting through full bin bags in the dark and then, and this was not in the plan, the sounds of the loo being used and flushed.
"Next he tripped over the cans of cream soda placed to distract him as he approached our hiding place."
When the thief then crept out of the storeroom of the shop in Marlow, Bucks, the black-clad Huttons rushed him and locked the door until police arrived to arrest him. - Lucy Cockcroft, The Telegraph (12/08/2011)

Dropped your mobile phone recently? Not to worry, Amazon may have the answer .......

All it takes is one moment of clumsiness and your mobile phone can lie broken on the floor.
But it is a nuisance that could soon be forgotten, as technicians are working on airbags that would protect mobiles when they are dropped.
Amazon has applied for a patent for a built-in device that can tell when a phone is falling by detecting acceleration, then shoot out tiny airbags. - The Telegraph (13/08/2011)

PLEASE NOTE : Wherever possible I will endeavour to bring you the links to articles I have used in my Media Monday posts but this is not always possible.

20 comments:

animewookie said...

Yay!!! Love that sting operation :D

Arti said...

That airbags invention sounds like its coming out just for me! Hope it hits pretty soon :P

A said...

There is quote in Hindi that translates to "If God is with you, no one can harm you". Seems like this fits right in for the first two stories you mentioned.

Airbag for cell phone..oh my god..if I can guess it is probably something in the phone that makes the external body strong...I will wait and see

R. Ramesh said...

hey friend thanks ya..real proud to be your friend.:)

Heather said...

I have truly missed visiting with you this past month. Your posts help put life back into proper perspective.

Kelly said...

Some amazing stories here! Glad the shop owners caught their thief. That could have been fun setting up all the booby traps!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

The sink one was so good and I still want to know if the cow is okay. However, the best one was the couple in the sweets shop! Brilly!

Nina said...

That man is so, so lucky. But why did he want to get that golfing umbrella in the middle of a storm? It must have been a golden umbrella.. ;)

Alyce said...

I think the umbrella guy was also pretty stupid to be out shaking an umbrella in a thunderstorm, but definitely lucky to have survived.

The phone airbags made me chuckle.

The Golden Eagle said...

Glad they caught the thief!

Interesting idea to add air bags to phones--though it seems like creating a harder, shock-absorbent case might be easier.

Dorte H said...

Ha, I have dropped my phone several times. I just put it together again, and it works perfectly well. So instead I have just spent my money on a safer car for myself ;)

Lilly said...

Hahaha, glad the shop owners caught the thief. I liked the story about the guy being saved by a kitchen sink!

Dizzy C said...

I checked the date when you mentioned Air bags for mobile phones. Did I read a posting from April 1st?

Have a good week, Tracy

carol

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

These are always so neat and crazy! Lol. Great finds with these stories. Thanks for sharing them.

Jenners said...

I love how the sweet shop owners managed to catch the thief!!

chitra said...

The lightening strike was scary to read.Loved the way the thief was caught..

raji said...

intersting stories.The sweet stall guys were amazing with their idea!The lightening story was also peculiar!Nice post petty

....Petty Witter said...

Oh dear, I was hoping no one would mention the cow .... lets just say the unfortunate creature did not do as well as the car.

Erratic Thoughts said...

Some of them were really scary...Aww!the cow,poor animal!
Mobile Airbag,seriously?Innovative minds,I say!

naida said...

lol about the phones with airbags. I have dropped my phone several times, and actually stepped on it once as soon as it fell :P The little airbags might help me.