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Mama Mia! No Pasta for You?

In 2007, Italy, Pasta Strike, World News on September 3, 2007 at 9:16 am

 

Consumer advocacy groups in Italy are urging Italians to protest rising food costs with a one day pasta boycott.

Boycott groups are urging all Italians to forgo all forms of pasta on September 13 to demonstrate displeasure over pasta prices soaring 30 percent,  with organisers saying the average Italian family will spend nearly $1,500 more on food this year compared to 2006.

“Giving up pasta for the day will be a symbolic gesture,” said a spokesman for the consumer groups behind the strike. “Italians should not buy any pasta that day, and try their best not to eat it at home.”

Most Italians eat pasta at least once a day, and consume around 54 kilograms over the course of the year.

Emergency stands offering free bread and milk will be set up in all major Italian cities for those in need of carbohydrates.

Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said the strike is unnecessary.

“There is no justification for the alarms over price rises,” he said, adding prices “are in some cases going down substantially.”

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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.

Crazy Quotes: Kinder-squirrel, winning the lottery twice!, momma’s “blockhead” boy, & hand amputations…

In 2007, amazing story, Columbia, Family, Finland, Italy, Kinder-squirrel, Life, Nepal, News, Odd News, religion, Society, The Crazy News, UK, Uncategorized, Weird News, World, World News on August 2, 2007 at 9:20 pm

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Around the World with….

The Crazy News: Quick Quotes. 

UK 

“It’s beginning to sink in, we are going on holiday first…and then think about what we are going to do for the rest of our lives.”

A British man tells a news conference about how he won the lottery twice. He thought he had been one of four people to share in 2.4 million pounds, when he realised he had another ticket in his wallet, taking his winnings to nearly a million pounds.

Columbia

“If you get a call telling you to turn off your handset, contact the authorities.”

A local Bogota news program advises viewers after a wave of incidents involving telephone users being duped by criminals who pose as phone operators and instruct users to turn off their handsets just long enough to demand ransom from their families.

Italy

“My son does not respect me, he doesn’t tell me where he’s going in the evenings and returns home late…He is never happy with the food I make and always complains. This can’t go on.”

The Sicilian mother of a (get this) 61-year-old man has cut off his allowance and hauled him to the police station because he stayed out late.

Apparently most Italian men still live at home late into their 30s, enjoying their “mamma’s” cooking, washing and ironing. You learn something new every day!

Nepal

“He offered special worship at the temple this morning. After the worship, he chopped off his right hand and offered to the temple of Goddess Kali”

23-year-old Hindu man gives his hand the chop.

Finland

“It removes the foil carefully, eats the chocolate and leaves the store with the toy.”

A manager in Helsinki explains how a very naughty squirrel with a sweet tooth has been stealing kinder surprises on a regular basis from his grocery shop.

He’s even named the little devil ‘Kinder-squirrel’.

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Crazy Weekend: World’s Biggest Condom?, Mile High Fun, A Fishy Tale & A Shark Frenzy

In 2007, adult, adult industry, Air travel, amazing story, ancient, animals, celebrity, condom, Crazy news, England, entertainment, europe, health, Holland, hottie, Humour, indonesia, Italy, Life, natural world, Netherlands, Odd News, sex, Sex Parters, Society, The Crazy News, UK, Uncategorized, Weird News, wild animals, World News, Worlds most on July 30, 2007 at 8:05 pm

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World’s Biggest Condom?

  The Weekend that was…

The mysteries of the ocean, the lust and oddities of the sky feature in this edition of…..

The Crazy News: Quick Quotes.

UK

“We got chatting and it went a bit further. And it was every man’s dream, to be honest.”

Entrepreneur and Virgin boss Richard Branson on his joining of the ‘mile high club’ at the ripe old age of 19.

Indonesia

“It was an enormous fish. It had phosphorescent green eyes and legs. If I had pulled it up during the night, I would have been afraid and I would have thrown it back in.”

Indonesian fisherman Justinus Lahama on his astonishing catch of a rare coelacanth fish. Oceanic scientists want him to reconstruct his lucky haul so they can understand the species that is at least 360 million years old and was once thought to have become extinct with the dinosaurs.

Holland

“This is a playful way of asking for attention to the problem of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and AIDS.”

The director of Dutch Health Services explains the motivation behind a giant condom shaped hot air balloon drifting lazily across the sky at a music/motor cross festival in Lichtenvoorde.

UK

“It was horrifying. If I’d have known it was a great white at the time I would have panicked.”

A British woman shocked to have caught a Great White Shark on film in British waters. The British media are now in a ‘Jaws frenzy’.

Italy

“The people were offloaded because they failed to comply with safety instructions when the aircraft was taxiing. Two passengers stood up and refused to sit down.”

A spokesperson explains why three Qatari princesses were kicked off a flight from Milan after they refused to sit next to male passengers they did not know.

For the record it wasn’t a Virgin flight….

“I knew that giant condom would come in handy….”


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