they did what?: November 2011 Archives

275x250.jpg A camera which spent a year at the bottom of the ocean has been returned to its owner after being discovered by a scuba diving wildlife photographer.

Markus Thompson had been diving Vancouver, British Columbia when he came across the submerged Canon EOS 1000D camera.

Despite the apparent state of the camera, Thompson was able to recover 50 images of a family vacation from the memory card.

He then posted the images on his Google+ page and asked if any one knew the people in them so that he could return the camera and their photos. And they did.


They were being honoured together for the time they spent battling it out on the football field -- but for pensioners Joe Kapp and Angelo Mosca old rivalries die hard.


The pair of 73-year-olds -- who were being celebrated at a Canadian Football League luncheon -- recently started brawling on a stage at the event.

Mosca had apparently tried to offer Kapp a flower to make up for the the grudge between the two which began during the 1963 Grey Cup -- but he wasn't having any of it.

He swung his walking cane at his aged rival, in turn prompting Mosca to swing his fists at him and knocking him to the ground.

275x250.jpg A 16-year-old burglar who was ordered to write a letter to the victims of his crime did -- and he called them dumb in it.

The young criminal had been sentenced to a 12-month Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Plan, part of which included writing to his victims.

It had been hoped this would make him confront the way his crime had impacted others and make him see the emotional consequences of his actions.

Instead it gave him a chance to insult them (or would have if it hadn't been intercepted) using the sort of bad grammar and spelling mistakes you only normally see on Newslite.


An 18-year-old student who bizarrely became trapped in a clothes horse after falling out of bed had to call the fire brigade to free her.

Danielle Morgan ended up with her neck and shoulders wedged between the bars in the odd accident and initially called friends to free her.

However, they seem to have been more interested in taking photos and videos to upload to YouTube and eventually the fire brigade and bolt cutters were required.

A team attended the incident at Sir Peter Hilton Court, Derby University and freed the red-faced first-year student.c

Tear gas thrown in South Korean parliament


We thought politics was getting interesting when Baroness Trumpington recently gave a two-finger salute in the House of Lords.


But that hand gesture pales into insignificance when compared to the antics in the South Korean parliament -- where an opposition MP reportedly used tear gas.

Video footage shows what happened after Kim Sung-dong threw a powder substance towards the parliament's deputy speaker Chung Eui-hwa.

As Chung wiped his eyes other lawmakers covered their mouths with handkerchiefs and  security guards ushered a shouting Kim from the chamber.


This pair of crooks thought they'd planned the perfect crime, they filled a supermarket trolley with booze and legged it outside quickly filling their car.


But that's when their plan came unstuck -- because they'd forgotten to put any petrol in their getaway vehicle and it wasn't going anywhere.

Rose Devlin, 59, and Denise Egan, 52, then had to push the booze-laden car to the petrol station at the supermarket they'd just raided to fill up.

Unsurprisingly their antics were caught on CCTV and police soon caught up with them.

275x250.jpg Baroness Trumpington recently became one of our favourite politicians -- after flicking the V to a colleague in the House of Lords.

Lord King had been talking about how the survivors of World War I "faded away" before adding that "then the survivors of World War II started to look pretty old as well".

He then noted that Trumpington, 89 -- who had served at wartime listening station at Bletchley Park-- was the House's only remaining survivor from WWII.

But unimpressed by the comment, Trumpington appeared to give a "two-fingered salute" to the 78-year-old former defence secretary.


275x250.jpg Artist Erik Kessels had put on an unusual exhibition in Amsterdam -- by filling a gallery with print-outs of all the photos uploaded to Flickr in a 24 hour period.

And that's a lot of photos. Around a million in fact. Meaning Foam is filled with a positive avalanche of images, the majority of which can't be seen.

Kessels says the work is a response to the overload of images we are exposed to nowadays thought social networks and image-sharing sites.

"By printing all the images uploaded in a 24-hour period, I visualise the feeling of drowning in representations of other peoples' experiences," he said.


If you think you've seen some cumbersome and awkward dance moves on Strictly Come Dancing, think again and meet the man who dances with a digger.


Dominique Boivin, an experimental French choreographer, has recently scored an online hit after performing dance routines with a digger.

During his shows Boivin climbs on the digger, prances around the bucket and dodges the spinning excavator in time to classical music.

He also dangled precariously from the raised bucket and is lifted of the ground by the machinery... unsurprisingly he doesn't return the favour.

275x250.jpg A US man who is full of the festive spirit has been arrested after breaking into a home and decorating it ready for Christmas.

Terry Trent reportedly let himself into the Ohio home before he lit a candle and turned on the TV.

The 44-year-old then proceeded to put up the Christmas decorations and lights before sitting back on the sofa and continuing to watch TV.

When the 11-year-old son of the family returned home, Trent -- reportedly high on bath salts -- apologised for scaring the lad and offered to leave.

However the boy called 911 and cops say the man, who was carrying a pocket knife, was arrested and charged with burglary.


Police officers rarely get to live the high-octane life of action movie cops… but these guys from Brazil appear to.


Amazing video footage, which has found its way to YouTube, shows a team cops chasing a plane filled with $150,000 worth of stolen electronics.

After trying to shoot the plane the driver of the car decides the best way to stop the crooks from getting away would be to drive into their plane.

So that's what he does, smashing into the wing and preventing the plane from taking off. They then stormed towards the crashed plane waving their guns… so what did you do at work today?





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