Wednesday, July 29, 2009
And, the moral of the story is...
*Sat Navs, not for the foolhardy...
"A Swedish couple looking for the blue waters of the popular island Capri ended some 400 miles away in the northern industrial town of Carpi after misspelling the destination on their car's GPS reports the Associated Press.
The couple arrived at the local tourist office in Carpi asking for directions to the famed Blue Grotto sea cave. Officials quickly informed them that they were in the town of Carpi and not Capri, the popular tourist island a far distance."
*Drive through arming?
"A Kansas City car dealership is offering a free AK-47 voucher for every pick-up truck bought in August reports the Associated Press. This is the second year Max Motors has given away firearms as part of a sales promotion. Last year's program generated a lot of press and sales while angering some. But even with the voucher, customers will still have to go through Missouri's regular round of background checks in order to purchase the weapon."
*Go green, get gonorrhea? (ok, maybe they're regularly checked, 'cause it's legal)
"Customers who ride their bicycles or take the train to a German brothel will get a five euro discount on the usual 70 euro fee. Thomas Goetz, owner of Berlin's Maison d'Envie, told Reuters news service the recession has hit his business hard. But, he said, the offer seems to be working; three to five new 'green' customer's visit daily. An added plus: it's also freed up parking and traffic congestion in the neighborhood, the story said. Prostitution is legal in Germany."
*Prostitutes and lingual studies
"A Las Vegas man won the right to have "HOE" on his license plates, after the Nevada Dept. of Motor Vehicles tried to keep them from him, according to the Associated Press. The agency rejected William Junge's request for the vanity plates on the grounds that HOE was a slang term for prostitutes, the story read. Junge, 62, argued that the plates were a reference to his 1999 Chevy Tahoe, which he chose after finding out "TAHOE" was not available, the AP reported."
*You gotta wonder about those Germans with their green friendly brothels and drunk animals
"A late-night call to German police about a dead animal blocking traffic turned out to be an unharmed drunk badger, TheLocal.de reported. When police got to the site to move the animal, they found the badger uninjured, awake and unafraid, the story said. The police realized the badger had been dining on overripe cherries from a nearby tree, and was intoxicated by them. The officers helped the badger out of traffic and into a meadow where he could sleep it off, according to TheLocal.de."