Funny headlines from around the world

Some of the more random headlines from the BBC News website over the last week or so:

The worst place to have a car fire – the lions enclosure in a drive-through safari

Car fire at Longleat

Where would be the absolutely worst place for your car to catch fire? In the lion enclosure of a drive-through safari. And that’s what happened to Helen Clements and her two children when they visited Longleat Safari Park:

Mrs Clements said she thought her car had overheated when it stopped inside the enclosure.

“Then basically, we thought: ‘That’s not steam, that’s actually smoke’,” she told BBC News.

“It was getting thicker and thicker and obviously coming into us, and then we saw flames.”

She sounded her horn and both she and George opened their doors, before rangers came running towards them.

“Unfortunately they were shouting to us: ‘Get back in the car, do not get out of the car’,” she added.

Her son ran out but she called him back and within moments, a ranger had pulled up in a vehicle and got them out of the car.

They could not see the lions at the time as other cars were in front of them.

The lions did not approach, because they are smart enough to know fire when they see it. Still, it was a frightening incident. Rangers moved the lions out of the enclosure before firefighters extinguished the flames.

Funny headlines from around the world

Some of the more random headlines from the BBC News website over the last week or so:

Funny headlines from around the world

Some of the more random headlines from the BBC News website over the last week or so:

Play-Doh’s 2013 Year in Review

When you think about the children’s modeling clay brand Play-Doh, a social commentary of 2013 is not top of the list of things I would expect.  The brand has released this 2013 Year in Review, re-creating some of the year’s most memorable moments with the play-doh.  From the birth of Prince George, the Royal Baby to Twitter’s IPO, the list is surprisingly diverse for a brand that markets to 5-7 year olds.

Royal Baby play-doh

Funny stories from around the world

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Skyscraper Melts Car

walkie-talkie-skyscraper

When Martin Lindsay returned to his car, parked near a new 37-storey skyscraper in London dubbed the “Walkie Talkie” because of its shape, he found that his car had been melted:

Mr Lindsay, director of tiling company Moderna Contracts Ltd, said: “I was walking down the road and saw a photographer taking photos and asked, ‘what’s happening?’

“The photographer asked me ‘have you seen that car? The owner won’t be happy.’

“I said: ‘I am the owner. Crikey, that’s awful.'”

The wing mirror, panels and Jaguar badge had all melted, Mr Lindsay said.

“You can’t believe something like this would happen,” he added. “They’ve got to do something about it.

“It could be dangerous. Imagine if the sun reflected on the wrong part of the body.

“On the windscreen, there was a note from the construction company saying ‘your car’s buckled, could you give us a call?'”

Read the rest over at the BBC.

Caretaker Drank $102,000 in Historic Whiskey

Old whiskey

Patricia Hill owned 104 bottles of valuable whiskey that came with the mansion she bought and converted to a historic inn in PIttsburgh. The Old Farm Pure Rye Whiskey was distilled in 1912, and was hidden under a staircase. The property had been sold several times before Hill found it during a remodeling project.

Hill did not immediately return calls for comment. [Police chief] Pritts said that Hill put the whiskey bottles in the basement while the main floors were being renovated. John Saunders, 62, was a caretaker who lived in the basement and was expected to safeguard the booze.

“You know, to watch over them and keep them secure. I guess that was a mistake,” Pritts said.

Hill discovered that 52 of the bottles had been emptied in March 2012, and reported it to police. All four cases of whiskey had been emptied within about a year, Pitts said.

Saunders denied that he consumed the vintage alcohol, but police tested the empty bottles to see if they matched Saunders’ DNA. After seven months of testing, police confirmed that Saunders’ DNA was found on the bottles, and charged him with felony theft and receiving stolen property, Pritts said.

The whiskey was valued at $102,400, but it is doubtful that restitution will be made. Saunders’ attorney told the court that Saunders is waiting for a liver transplant. Click here for more on the story.

Heartbreaking news – youth group tragedy

youth group tragedy

I was gutted to read last night of this horrendous tragedy as a youth group were coming home from their summer camp:

An Indianapolis congregation on Sunday mourned the deaths of their youth pastor, his pregnant wife and another member who were killed when a church bus overturned with just a mile to go in a return trip from a Michigan summer camp.

Saturday’s accident devastated members of Colonial Hills Baptist Church, who had been anticipating a joyful homecoming with the 37 people who were aboard the bus. Youth pastor Chad Phelps, his pregnant piano-teacher wife, Courtney Phelps, and chaperone Tonya Weindorf were killed, said deacon Jeff Leffew.

Dozens of people were injured in the crash, which happened near Interstate 465. On Sunday, six teenagers remained hospitalized, including one who was in critical condition.

Dennis Maurer, a 68-year-old congregation member who was driving the church-owned bus, told authorities that its brakes failed before it struck a raised concrete median and flipped on its side, Indianapolis police said.

The Phelpses, who were in their mid-20s, were expecting their second child, Leffew said. Chad Phelps was the son of the church’s senior pastor and became its youth pastor late last year, he said.

Check out the rest of the article here.  Please be praying for Colonial hills Baptist Church and the families involved.

Funny stories from around the world

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Funny stories from around the world

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