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The weekend’s pot-pourri. Can anyone guess the common theme of the following? And so another weekend is over. It’s back to the office, and you wonder where the weekend went. Before you sit down to tackle the toil, read the following. Put the coffee cup down if you don’t want to be scalded.Carmina Burana Bergens Tidende (bt.no) describes details of a car theft that never happened. A man rang the police to report his Peugeot stolen. They tracked the car down and waited for the “thief” to turn up. Out came a woman from a restaurant, who was promptly arrested. When questioned, it turned out that both the woman and the man drove identical models, both had originally been parked in the same area, and both cars could be driven with the same set of keys. ‘Ello. ‘ello, ‘ello? Roll out the barrel

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The weekend’s pot-pourri

Published on Sunday, 22nd March, 2009 at 18:33 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Can anyone guess the common theme of the following?

Cardboard businessman with a smile
Cardboard businessman with a smile
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Work, work, work

And so another weekend is over. It’s back to the office, and you wonder where the weekend went. Before you sit down to tackle the toil, read the following. Put the coffee cup down if you don’t want to be scalded.

Carmina Burana

Bergens Tidende (bt.no) describes details of a car theft that never happened. A man rang the police to report his Peugeot stolen. They tracked the car down and waited for the “thief” to turn up. Out came a woman from a restaurant, who was promptly arrested. When questioned, it turned out that both the woman and the man drove identical models, both had originally been parked in the same area, and both cars could be driven with the same set of keys. ‘Ello. ‘ello, ‘ello?

Roll out the barrel

The Norwegian Telegram Bureau (NTB) reports of a helicopter in Evenes in the Nordland region having dropped a barrel in the water. The helicopter’s owners, Heli-one, won’t comment as to what was in it, but local sources say that diesel is floating on the water. Someone is not having a barrel of laughs.

No regrets

Dagens Næringsliv (DN) has good news for those of you who have written an email that you wish you hadn’t. Google has developed a product called “Gmail Undo” that requires the sender to solve mathematical problems before the email can be sent, to make sure that you have read it properly. Good news for the engineers.

A handful of keys

VG Nett writes about some thieves in Oslo that stole a lorry filled with musical instruments. The keys were in the ignition, and quite probably the theft left the lorry’s owner feeling a bit flat. What a marvellous excuse for not having practiced.

My little bike

And so to Rogaland. Jærbladet has an article about a 17 year-old that was stopped by police for riding a moped that he had built himself. He’ll now get a police-report instead of a school one.

Answers on a postcard, please.



Published on Sunday, 22nd March, 2009 at 18:33 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: bergen, oslo, rogaland, nordland, .





  
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