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iLoser. Sloths line up for hyped up Apple phone.

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       Sloth of a time.

The Crazy News- Tool of the Week

Some people have all the time in the world.

Regular Homer Simpson, Greg Packer, is claiming his 15 minutes of fame for the second time in New York this week. Or is it the 3rd or 4th or 5th time?

The 43-year-old retired highway maintenance worker (retired? how much do they get paid) started lining up to be the first to purchase the new iPhone from Apple’s flagship store in Manhattan, 101 hours before it goes on sale 6pm Friday US eastern time.

  Apple Man

Packer has since been joined by about more than a dozen other iPhone fans and opportunists, who have also chosen to join in on the sit in, braving the concrete enhanced heat of the other famous Big Apple.

Packer says he is relying on food donations and the bathroom facilities at the Apple Store, which is open 24-hours a day.

Greg Packer Sitting is fun.

This isn’t the first time our good friend has made headlines waiting for fancy new products to come on sale; he was one of the first to buy a Playstation 3 when that went on sale last November. Indeed, he even has his own wikipedia page, which says he has appeared in mainstrem media more than 100 times, quoted by various media organisations since the mid 1990’s infact.

And according to US TV news host Keith Olberman, this guy is a bit of a pest. The Associated Press even put out a memo to it’s journalists, warning them not to “indulge him”.

The iphone retails between $US499 for a 4GB memory and $US599 for one with 8.

And guess what! Our iPhone friend even has his own wordpress blog!

He’s looking for someone to donate him a comfy chair for all that sitting he’s been doing. It just goes to show, you don’t need to have much talent to be famous in America, just ask Paris Hitlon.

You also have to wonder, could this be a smart marketing stunt from the Jobs’ Apple team? Maybe you should ask..maybe I should ask. Naaa…

Update: Interview with iPhone Greg and fellow lineruperer David.

It’s a circus out there!

Meanwhile, on Friday, just hours before the iPhone went on sale in New York City, a camera crew doing a live interview had a number of those gathered in and near the line taunting and swearing at them. A bloke even tired to grab the reporter’s microphone, before being hammered to the ground by security/teamsters.

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Zebra? Horse? Zorse!

In 2007, adult, Africa, amazing story, Amsterdam, animals, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, EU, europe, evolution, farm, genes, genetics, Germany, Humour, International, Italy, Life, pets, wild animals, World News, Worlds most on June 29, 2007 at 6:03 pm

   Let’s get it on!

   Yeah, baby!

 And I thought mules were hilarious creatures.

A steamy sexual encounter between an Italian stallion zebra and a German female horse has resulted in an amazing anomaly of nature. An animal that is half horse and have zebra. And they are calling it a Zorse, of course.

Last year the mother of the zorse was taken from her German safari park home to visit a ranch in Italy, where she was left to roam freely with a number of other zebras, when one, Ullysses took a shine to her.

Now Eclypse is a major attraction at her home safari park at Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, near the German border with Holland.

Hybrids are not easy to create, however. The mating pair’s different number of chromosomes – the “packets” of DNA in each cell – makes a pregnancy hard to achieve.

A horse has 64 chromosomes; the zebra has 44. The zorse that results from cross-breeding will have a number of chromosomes that is somewhere in between.

The zorse can only result where the sire is the zebra.

“The smaller number of chromosomes has to be on the male side,” said Lesley Barwise-Munro, a veterinary surgeon in Alnwick, Northumberland, and a spokeswoman for the British Equine Veterinary Association.

“If it had been the other way around there would have been no pregnancy. It’s how nature works.”

And hybrids were invariably sterile.

Politician puts dog on roof for 12 hour car trip, back in the 80’s

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In American politics, if your running for office, particularly the Presidency, it appears anything you may or may not have done in the past is fare game. No matter how trivial or serious.

Mitt Romney is a former US State Governor and is now currently seeking the nomination for President from the Republican Party (the one George W. Bush belongs to).

About 25 years ago, on one of his many family road trip holidays, Romney decided it was a good idea to strap the family pet,  Seamus, to the car roof for a 12 hour journey from Massachusetts to Canada.

And now, a quater of a century later, animal rights activists are outraged.

Time Magazine reports:

Seamus protested in a scatological way, going to the bathroom on the roof of the car.

Animal rights activists said the tale seems a little cruel.

“It is commonsense that any dog who’s under extreme stress might show that stress by losing control of his bowels: that alone should have been sufficient indication that the dog was, basically, being tortured,” Time quoted Ingrid Newkirk, president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals as saying.

Newkirk said it was “a lesson in cruelty that was … wrong for [his children] to witness.”

So, next time you strap your pet dog to the roof of your car for the 12 hour trip, make sure youre not running for President 25 years later, otherwise you might get yourself into trouble.

Lesson learned.

Speaking of PETA.

   PETA Pam