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MAY 28, 2010
(Reuters Life!) - Greek telecom engineers cut off the telephone line to the prime minister's house while attempting to disconnect a customer who was behind in payments, the telephone company said on Wednesday. The Athens phone number of the customer in arrears was the same as that of Prime Minister George Papandreou's home number save for one digit, telecoms company OTE said in a statement.
Isn't this the country that just got bailed out by the European Union? Look, what's a digit here and there? One zero, two zeros, who cares?
MAY 27, 2010
LONDON, May 26 (UPI) -- A British alcohol education group said its survey indicates more than half a million Britons arrive for work with hangovers each day.
And most of them work for the BBC.
MAY 26, 2010
From London's Telegraph: A mobile phone company has suspended the number 0888 888 888 – after every single person assigned to it died in the last 10 years.
Died? Whacked would be more like it. Apparently, crime bosses liked the number. No more. Read the story for the thrilling details.
MAY 25, 2010
(Reuters) A library book borrowed by the first U.S. president, George Washington, has been returned to a New York City's oldest library, 221 years late. Washington checked out the book from the New York Society Library at a time when the library shared a building with the federal government in lower Manhattan.
This is New York. Believe me, they'll sue the estate.
MAY 24, 2010
LAS VEGAS, May 23 (UPI) -- Nevada residents voting in the state's upcoming primary election have been told wearing chicken suits to the polling places will not be allowed, officials said.
I'm so glad this great national problem has finally been solved.
MAY 23, 2010
NEW DELHI, May 21 (UPI) -- New Delhi police said thieves are pouring sleep-inducing gas into air conditioning units to knock out homeowners during burglaries. Investigators said the thieves pour the gas into the window-mounted units, which fan air through wet grass, and wait for homeowners to fall asleep before relieving them of their valuables, Sky News reported Friday.
These Indians are becoming increasingly ingenious. Our thieves had better catch up.
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