oops: December 2011 Archives

Shower blunder left blondes with hair green

275x250.jpg A group of Swedish blondes have been left with green hair after a problem with the showers in new homes in Anderslöv.

When the blondes saw their hair take a turn for the green it was thought that water supplies to the homes could have high copper levels.

But after tests were conducted it was discovered that the water delivered to the houses was fine, but that copper levels shot up overnight.

It turned out that hot water was peeling copper from uncoated pipes and then reacted to become an involuntary dye when took showers.

As a possible solution the Swedish blondes will now have to wash their hair in cold showers.


Runaway golf cart mows down football coach


An American football coach and several supporters were ploughed down by a runaway electric golf cart as he celebrated a championship win.

The bizarre accident happened at the end of the high school championship football game between Spring Dekaney and Cibolo Steele at the Cowboys Stadium in Texas.

Willie Amendola had been giving an interview to reporters when the runaway cart shot across the field and hit him from behind.

A stadium worker then managed to jump on board and turn the engine off as it carried the bemused Spring Dekaney head coach.


A US police officer has been left red-faced after accidentally crashing his patrol car UP a utility pole.


The cop had been driving in Miami when he became distracted and somehow managed to drive onto a telephone wire.

This meant the vehicle rode on to the tension rod of this pole -- rather than the pole itself -- until it was at a 45-degree angle.

While he managed to escape the accident without physical injury, his pride was a little dented -- he had to wait for emergency workers to free him.


MythBusters is a US TV show where the hosts perform scientific experiments to prove or disprove commonly-held misconceptions or myths… usually.

But the hit Discovery Channel show took an unusual turn recently, when they accidentally shot a cannonball into a home in California.

The team, lead by special effects experts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, were measuring the speed of projectiles fired from a cannon when a cannonball missed the target.

The errant cannonball instead bounced off a hillside and shot through the wall of a house, hit the roof of another and smashed into a van.


275x250.jpg The London Dungeon has become a bit more spooky with the discovery that a fake skeleton on display there is actually real.

The grim discovery -- the bones are thought to have be on display in the  'creepy crypt' exhibit since 1975 -- was made after bosses realised real bones have to have a licence.

Experts were called in to examine skeletons at the attraction (because they didn't know if any were real) and it was confirms that one set of bones were real.

Because the skeleton -- thought to date from the early days of anatomical research -- is real, it must now be licensed by the Human Tissues Authority at a cost of £2,000 a year.

It was meant to be a special moment for children with Santa making an impressive entrance at a shopping centre in Florida.

But it didn't quite turn out that way, because as Father Christmas descended on a rope, he fumbled and got tangled in it.

After initially struggling to get going, the rope rappelling equipment got caught on his faux beard and red hat.

This meant he was left suspended mid-air for about three minutes as children (and the occasional elf) watched on. Maybe he's more used to chimneys.

275x250.jpg A 46-year-old hunter from Utah has been left red-faced (and sore arsed) after being shot in the rear by his dog.

Police say the unfortunate man had been duck hunting when the accident happened as he exited a boat.

While he did this his pooch stood on a 12-guage gun shotgun and fired the weapon, directly at the man.

This unloaded 27 pellets of birdshot into his bottom and left him needing to be taken to hospital to have them removed.

However, docs say he'd been lucky -- if he hadn't been wearing his waders, he would have been seriously injured.




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