23 Jun 2014

IF BRAINS WERE DYNAMITE.

As my grandad used to say if brains were dynamite this lot wouldn't be capable of blowing their noses.

Invigilators were left red-faced after university students at Imperial College London found the the marking sheet complete with answers on the back of their test papers. FULL ARTICLE

Hundreds of villagers stood open-mouthed as a Member of Parliament opened their village fete by waxing lyrical about the beautiful caves and waterfall at Ingleton in North Yorkshire not realising she was addressing a fete in Ingleton, Co Durham. FULL ARTICLE

Having accidentally dialled 999 a Cheshire man with a £18,000 cannabis farm in his living room was arrested after the call was logged as an emergency call and police officers were dispatched to the address to check on the welfare of the caller. FULL ARTICLE


Whilst in West Yorkshire ..... 

A bungling crook who pinched ice lollies from a freezer was caught by police when after taking out his false teeth to enjoy the tasty proceeds of his crime he staggered out of the garage leaving his teeth behind. FULL ARTICLE

In pictures from around the world: The tourist who needed rescuing after climbing a mountain in flip-flops to the raider who tested his gun by pointing it at himself via the fugitive who posted his whereabouts on FaceBook and the robbers who decided to use a donkey as their getaway vehicle. IMAGES & FULL ARTICLE

Mashed potato coated a major road and brought traffic to a standstill after a lorry spilled its cargo on to the A64 from York to Scarborough. FULL ARTICLE 

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15 comments:

Alexia561 said...

I love your grandad's saying! Too funny! And you really have to wonder about some of these people. Guess it makes it easier to catch them though, so the police must be happy!

Kelly said...

I must say, your "oops" gif really sums up this edition of Media Monday! Oh the irony of that fellow destined for the electric chair. The getaway donkey was cute.

Literary Feline said...

What a great way to wake up this morning! Haha

Nina said...

That man (from Cheshire) is such an idiot! He probably smoked way too much and now his brain is just ...mushy.. lol. :)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

My parents always said 'that if I had brains I would be dangerous' and the older I am getting, the more this rings true!

I read somewhere on the BBC, that not only did the chap try to climb the mountain in his flip-flops, but that the friend who was climbing with him couldn't help when the accident happened, as he was climbimg in bare feet! They should be billed for the full cost of search, rescue, recovery and hospital treatment!!

I don't know whether other folks from Durham have the same view as the girl I work with, who hails from that far flung corner of the country. She hates Yorkshire folk with a vengeance, so a slip up such as this MP made, would never have been tolerated and she would probably have been lynched!

Great stories as usual ... Happy Monday!

Yvonne

Brandi Kosiner said...

Oh gosh, I would totally be the tourist stuck with flipflops on the moutain.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Funny stories. :) These always make me either shake my head or laugh.

Sherry Ellis said...

The world is full of crazy people! Who in their right mind would climb a mountain in flip flops?

Suko said...

If brains were dynamite...
We all make mistakes but,
these stories are just too much. Oops is right!
Thank you for this fabulous feature, Tracy.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

haha that's hilarious about the answers being on the back!!

Anilkumar Kurup said...

Mashed potatoes !!! Good lord , I wish I was there. And the cannabis !!!
I loved these two.

Lindsay said...

These are brilliant, the answers on the back, and how rubbish that the MP got the place wrong! Saw the mashed potato one!

Heather said...

Excellent, I love these stories. so glad that you continue to share these examples of ... oh , I don't even know how to term them.

Gina R said...

Oh good grief. Well truth is often stranger than fiction. Thanks for the smile!

Claudine G. said...

Oopsy, indeed. And what a glorious moment it must have been for those students!