9 Feb 2015

OF BOY RACERS. POT POURRI AND MORE.

Warning: Whilst I endeavour to keep Media Monday family friendly I feel it only right to point out that some of the articles featured do contain links to articles that may contain more adult content. TT 

Told they could be regarded as modifications much like the spoilers associated with boy racers, a Welsh vicar has been told her insurance could be void after she spent £120 covering her car in messages 'spreading the gospel'

And talking of boy racers ....


Using their underwear to display speed limit signs and slogans, the residents of Brunton, Somerset, were so fed up of drivers going too fast through their village they decided to employ their knickers and Y-fronts to get them to slow down.  

Having rushed 10 strongly smelling boxes to his station and demanded a police sniffer dog be diverted from an urgent a police officer in Staffordshire discovered what he believed to be a stash of drugs was in fact pot-pourri.

Meanwhile ....

Armed police surrounded a Merseyside pub after reports that a man with a firearm had entered the premises only to discover the weapon was not a gun but a folded up walking stick



Having (mistakenly) received a tax bill of £4,742,354,255 from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs a Pensioner from Derbyshire was given the option of paying it off at £950million a month.


One of those headlines you couldn't make up if you tried ....

Penguins removed from their Hull aquarium because the icy is too slippy.  

A thirty-seven year old shopper from Devon buying a pot of  ready prepared fruit claims she was asked for ID because the fruit could ferment and turn into alcohol.



16 comments:

Lady Lilith said...

We all have to get into different topics from time to time.

Kelly said...

They told that poor man his tax bill was "probably" a mistake? I would think just the fact it was so outrageously huge would be a relief to him, knowing it was definitely an error. Otherwise, it might have induced a heart attack!

Literary Feline said...

The underwear idea to slow traffic down is actually a pretty good one. I can see how that would work.

Depending on the pot-pourri, I can see how it might be mistaken for drugs. LOL

Suko said...

Oh, my, what funny stories! I think the "best" ones are about the huge bill and the penguins.

Lindsay said...

The fruit one is totally silly! And the tax bill, had to laugh as used to work in tax. Thanks for these Tracy :)

Sherry Ellis said...

That tax bill is utterly ridiculous!

Betty Manousos said...

shopper asked for id to buy fruit? that's crazy!

what funny stories, tracy. thanks for sharing.

big hugs!
xx

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Well, it is my opinion that potpourri should be an illegal substance anyway. ;) Great stories.

Alexia561 said...

Love the clever villagers using underwear to get motorists to slow down! And the penguin story is too silly! Thanks for sharing these Tracy, as I love the fun stories you find for us. :)

Terri @ Alexia's Books and Such...

Brian Joseph said...

As someone who is in the Property and Casualty Insurance Industry, I find the story of the religious stickers on the car particularly amusing. I would like to talk to those underwriters at that insurance company. I am sure that I could straighten them out :)

Stephanie Faris said...

When I worked for the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission in my 20s, they brought in a big bag of marijuana. One of the officers told me what it was and I said, "What does it look like?" He opened it and let me see...a big bag of marijuana smells AWFUL!!! They'd put it in back room in a safe and I guess that thing was well insulated, since you couldn't smell it in the room that surrounded it.

Karen Alderman said...

You find the best - weird news stories! lol

Karen @For What It's Worth

Claudine G. said...

God, that last one was outrageous. The underwear one was funny and hopefully people are slowing down.

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

Well that is one way to get traffic to slow down. I guess it would make people take notice and slow down at least the first time...

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello,

Very hilarious post. I had a good laugh.

Best wishes

Barbara Fisher said...

My hubby is a freelance photographer for the Western Gazette one of his recent jobs was to photograph the pants at Bruton! He takes a lot of photos, but this was his first truly pants assignment!
Thanks for all the links, I enjoyed a good laugh. Barbara