Monthly Archives: April 2003


BERLIN (Reuters) – A 73-year-old man who used an air raid siren to stun his wife into submission has had it confiscated by German police.

“My wife never lets me get a word in edgeways,” the man identified as Vladimir R. told Mannheim police. “So I crank up the siren and let it rip for a few minutes. It works every time. Afterwards, it’s real quiet again.”

A police spokesman said neighbors had complained at the noise from the 220-volt rooftop device, believed to be an old-fashioned air raid siren.

Rosina, Vladimir’s wife of 32 years, said she sometimes had to yell to get his attention. “My husband is a stubborn mule so I have to get loud.”


Priceless: link


Inventive scheme. Hack into default password voice mail and change message to “Yes, I will accept the phone charges”. Then dial long distance for free. link

Turn carbon based waste into oil, water, gas and minerals. link

The Disney boob shirt. link

Honda’s Rube Goldberg ad. link

Need to kill 30,000 chickens. Use a wood chopper. link

Nuclear powered unmanned military drones. link

Wireless sprinkler systems. link parodies. link 1 link 2 link 3

Ohio finally approves the 14th amendment — 135 years late. link

Proof blimps are evil. link

German carnival float. link

Make fire with an ice lens. link

The terror meter. link

News of the Weird story:

In November, the Pentagon rejected a Freedom of Information Act
request by a reporter to see an internal training video, claiming that the law
allowed it to be withheld. The video is the 22-minute "Freedom of Information
Act / The People's Right to Know," which is utilized to teach Pentagon employees
how to carry out the maximum-disclosure purpose of the act.
[Sarasota Herald-Tribune-AP, 2-13-03]

Who Would Jesus Bomb? link

Morocco offers US 2,000 monkeys trained in detonating land mines. link