18 Jun 2012



A pensioner needed help from firefighters to remove a sex aid that had become stuck on a delicate area.
The 69-year-old battled for 36 hours to free himself from the ring-shaped object and eventually went to Fairfield Hospital in Bury to seek assistance.
He was transferred to North Manchester General Hospital, but surgeons there were also unable to work out what to do.
At that point, doctors decided to call in the fire brigade (who also presumably had a good laugh).
A crew from the Blackley station attended and, after carefully assessing the situation, concluded it would be possible to remove the sex aid using a precision cutting tool. More

Who said vegetables were good for you? .......

Pumpkins, turnips and swedes have been revealed as the most dangerous vegetables. 
A survey found two-thirds of injuries in the kitchen come from preparing fresh vegetables like squash and turnip that are too difficult to cut.
Almost a quarter said pumpkins were the toughest vegetable to skin and chop while a fifth said swedes were the most dangerous. More

Armed and dangerous?

More than 100 police were involved in a 19 hour stand-off with a man who was armed ......... with a bottle of Cillit Bang cleaner.
Armed police ringed Richard Jablonski’s home after reports he was holding a gun.
But when they raided the property in Stoke they found Jablonski, 38, was holding a bottle of the popular cleaning fluid.
(And what made me really laugh) Jablonski was charged with possession of an imitation firearm. More

A nasty case of concussion.

A retired teacher is suffering from concussion after being hit between the eyes ........ by an exploding champagne bottle.
Wendy Birch was briefly knocked out by the heavy base of the bottle which became a flying missile after blowing when it fell to the floor from another customer's basket in a Tesco store. More

Now that was a wheelie silly idea ........

It was a joke that fell flat literally.
When comedian Bob Slayer asked a music festival audience to help him crowd-surf (the art of being passed in a prone position over the heads of the audience at a rock concert, typically after having jumped from the stage) in a wheelie-bin, he wasn't counting on what happened next.
Bob's prank took a turn for the worse when the bin tipped over and broke his neck. More


anilkurup said...

Priorities need to be reassessed when one is 69. The poor fellow may now understand.

It also certainly proves that vegetables are dangerous to health and well being.

As usual you have good collection this Monday too

Patti said...

Okay your first story would have been super embarrassing.

ashok said...

interesting read..

So many books, so little time said...

A good wee uplift before a nightshift :D

Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

Haddock said...

The fire fighters did a swell job, I suppose.
Was not clear about what finally happened to the comedian.

GMR said...

Oye the things people say and do! Thanks for the laugh...

Shooting Stars Mag said...

"imitation firearm" - that is pretty hilarious. I've heard of some people carrying all sorts of random "weapons." It's crazy.


joan said...

thanks for yet more great laughs

Dizzy C said...


Tracy I cannot watch the video, thanks for the warning. I am so squemish.

Have a great week


naida said...

I won't watch the video since I am squeamish, but LOL about that poor person in the first story!!!

Nikki-ann said...

LOL!!! Those poor firemen! :D

I do love these posts! :)

Alexia561 said...

Oh my...I was rolling on the floor laughing! The firefighters were offered counseling? Ha!

So glad that the comedian wasn't seriously injured!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh those poor firefighters! LOL And I'd have to say spagetti squash is tough.

I just can't get over that first story!

Kelly said...

My older daughter works in a hospital and has shared some stories (similar to your first) that are unbelievable! I can't imagine what goes through some folks' heads!

Fairday Morrow said...

I am still shocked by the first one and can only imagine how the firefighters felt! Oh my! I am not shocked by the veggies- I always hate cuttting large produce because all it takes is one slip. :) You always find the most fascinating articles!

Betty Manousos said...

these are all great articles, tracy, that "armed and dangerous" one really cracks me up!

what a poor person in the first story, it did make me literally LOL!

big hugs!

i'm sorry i'm late, but better late than never right!

Jenners said...

I just say "good for the 69-year-old playing with sex toys." : )