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)
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