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Crazy Quotes: Drunk or Blind?…How About Both, Get Paid to Lose Weight, And a Head Not Dead.

In Crazy News Quotes, Estonia, europe, Germanty, Italy, Odd News, Rattle Snake, Uncategorized on August 14, 2007 at 11:39 pm

Yes, that’s right, it’s yet another edition of….

The Crazy News: Quick Quotes.

Estonia

“He was drunk. There were three people in the car with him giving him instructions.”

Tartu police talk about the 20-year-old blind man that was caught, not once, but twice for drink driving in southern Estonia.

Italy

“Lots of people are saying, ‘I really need to lose some weight but it’s really tough.’ So I thought, why don’t we go on a group diet?”

The major of the town of Varallo in northwestern Italy talks about his idea for a weight loss campaign which would see men receiving 50 euros ($70) for losing 4 kg (9 pounds) in a month, and women getting the same amount for shedding 3 kg (7 pounds).

USA

“When I reached down to pick up the head, it raised around and did a backflip almost, and bit my finger.”

A Washington man tells how a rattlesnake he thought he killed with his son on their farm, bit him on the finger after it’s head was decapitated. He was taken to hospital when he realised that venom had entered his system.

Germany

“He was German, but he gave the dog the order to attack in French.”

Police spokesmen briefs reporters on a drunk, wheelchair bound man who set his dog to attack shoppers who had apparently verbally abused him, injuring 6.

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Crickey!: Man stuck up tree in crocodile infested swamp for 7 days.

In amazing story, australia, Crocodile, David George, Human survival, natural world, News, Video of Crocodile Tree, wild animals, World on August 14, 2007 at 9:49 am

 Don’t look down!

Crickey!

In the true stereotypical Aussie spirit of Steve Irwin and Crocodile Dundee, a 54-year-old Australian man has spent seven nights up a tree over a crocodile infested swamp in the isolated Cape York Peninsula in Australia’s tropical north.

The man who works and co-owns a massive cattle station (ranch), called Silver Plains, was stalked by two massive crocodiles for the entire ordeal, who were waiting patiently for the man to make a slip and fall into the infested nest below.

“Every night I was stalked by two crocs who would sit at the bottom of the tree staring up at me,” David George told Aussie media.

“All I could see was two sets of red eyes below me and all night I had to listen to a big bull croc bellowing a bit further out.

“I’d yell out at them, ‘I’m not falling out of this tree for you bastards’.”

The cavalier bushman left the station homestead on horseback intending to spend a few nights out in the scrub for maintenance duties, when just before dawn on the second day he had a fall when riding, experiencing a heavy knock to the head.

The stockman managed to get back on his horse, but was too disorientated to know exactly which way to go and his ride ended up taking him into thick croc infested swamp land.

“Doing that I hit my arm and my head and was sort of half-dazed,” Mr George said.

“Then I got back on the horse … I let the horse go, knowing he’d take me home.

But his horse was not as smart as he had assumed.

“When I realised where we were, we were about a kilometre into the swamp.”

Once in the thick of it David decided to get off as the soggy ground was making it tough for the horse to move, and found himself stumbling though the marshy terrain when he came across a croc nest.

When he changed directions to flee, he soon came across another nest, and it was then that he realised that he was in serious trouble.

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Deciding that he could not lead the horse out safely without risking his own life, he left the doomed horse and made a be-line for a nearby tree and played the waiting game.

“I took the stirrup leather off and strapped myself to the tree,” he said.

“I knew I could either stay put and wait to be rescued, or venture out and chance being eaten by a croc.

“Every night from the second night on I could hear a bull croc bellowing out, and each night he seemed to be getting closer.”

Later, a search and rescue mission began, where helicopters regularly passed over the top of his position, but the bush was way too thick for crews to spot him.

The scrub was that thick they could not see me through the foliage. It was very frustrating – they flew within 20 feet (6m) of me at one stage,”

He was eventually found by an Australian Army chopper crew, and winched to safety.

He was taken to hospital with nothing but a few scratches and a serious bout of hunger.

It was unkown what happened to the horse, but one can assume it became a tasty treat for the friendly fresh water crocs. 

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See our man here…

I prefer the real Crocodile Dundee.

That’s not a knife… That’s a lame youtube video.

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