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Teletubbies and Bob the Builder kidnapped!

In 2007, celebrity, Crazy news, entertainment, EU, Ireland, Japan, law and order, News, Odd News, police, TV, Weird News, World News on July 31, 2007 at 5:04 pm

 

Kidnapped!

Oh oooooh!

Can we fix it?

The Teletubbies and Bob the Builder have been kidnapped!

They were among a number of figures stolen from Irelands National Wax Museum in Dublin recently.

The kidnapping of the wax figures appears to have occurred after or during a rave concert at a nearby warehouse.

Other figures stolen include film villains like Hannibal Lector and Dictators Adolph Hitler and Josef Stalin.

They were being stored in the warehouse while a new wax museum home is being sort.

More from the BBC.

The Teletubbies were last spotted enjoying their new found freedom on a crazy! Japanese TV show….


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Jail mysteries: French criminal escapes prison with chopper, while military sky dives into Colorado big house.

In 2007, Air travel, amazing story, Colorado prison skydive, crazy, Crazy news, crime, EU, europe, France, jail, Justice, Life, Odd News, paris, police, Society, stunt, transport, TV, World News on July 18, 2007 at 1:05 am

Off target

Irony, a word derived from the French language, a word that popped into my head when reading about what happened at a prison in south-east France.

A daring, and arrogant, flying escape from a very tenacious French crook.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp reports:

French criminal jailed for having organised a helicopter-assisted prison break has again escaped from a French prison using a helicopter.

Pascal Payet, 43, escaped from Grasse prison, in south-east France, after a helicopter hijacked by four masked men landed on the roof of the prison, said a source close to the investigation.

The helicopter landed some time later at Brignoles, 38 kilometres north-east of Toulon, on the Mediterranean coast.

Those French dudes sure know how to escaping prison in style.

More detail from expatica.com

Now, just a thought, could it be possibly that Pascal Payet and his gang got the idea from an unlikely source…?

This is a clip from an old Australian TV soap called Prisoner, aired from 1979-1986.

You might want to skip to about half way through, otherwise you’ll have to sit through some really horrible Australian accents the generation of Aussies up from me seems to have acquired.

As you’ll see its really lame stuff, but could this story be a case of art imitating life?

Fun times for all.

And since we’re speaking of prisons and air travel…

It’s been reported that in Colorado, USA, a squad of 25 military paratroopers mistakenly landed inside the perimeter of a state prison in the early hours of the morning.

Prison guards quickly escorted the clearly disorientated troopers off the grounds “without violence”, glad to know.

Apparently the US Air Force is keeping a lid on it, officially saying that they are unaware of any such incident.

Update: The US military finally commented today, CNN reported, but were not generous with the details.

“Those were Special Operations Command forces conducting routine training,” Army Col. Hans Bush, a spokesman for the command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, said Monday. He declined to identify the units that landed at Fremont Correctional Facility but said the target was Fremont County Airport.

More from The Washington Post

Video: Hot Dog! Chestnut cracks the big one.

In 2007, amazing story, American News, animals, California, celebrity, citizenship, civilisation, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, dogs, entertainment, hot dog contest, Humans, Humour, Japan, joey chestnut, new york, Odd News, party, People, Places, sport, stunt, TV, United States, USA, World News, world record, Worlds most on July 5, 2007 at 2:13 pm

 

As The Crazy News reported last month the dual between Joey Chestnut of the United States and Takeru Kobayashi of Japan was hotting up.

Today the rivalry crescendoed as America celebrated Independence Day with the famous Nathan’s hotdog eating contest in New York.

The American food extraordinaire beat the reigning six time Japanese champion in a thriller, breaking a new record. The nut scoffed down 66 hot dogs in 12 minutes. That’s a rate of one dog every 10.9 seconds.

Kobayashi finished second with an amazing 63 hot dogs consumed, despite the fact that he was suffering from a jaw injury and a pulled wisdom tooth.

 Here’s the exciting video:

You really get the feeling that one day someone is going to die pushing the limits of food scoffing….

Spice Girls Back!, be afraid, be very afraid.

In 2007, adult, celebrity, civilisation, comedy, crazy, Crazy news, England, entertainment, EU, europe, Fans go nuts, hollywood, hottie, International, Italy, Japan, Life, london, love, music, new york, Odd News, party, People, photography, Places, rock, sex, Society, spice girls, tits, TV, UK, USA, World News, Worlds most on June 28, 2007 at 11:32 pm

 

A few years ago all the rage in fashion was 70’s and then 80’s inspired looks, and now after more than 9 years since splitting, the quintessential 90’s pop band, The Spice Girls are back. Oh shit!

Yes, Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty are set to make a comeback and introduce themselves to a new generation of uber cool 00’s kids, after a press conference in London.

Video from press conference.

 The ladies will play 11 live shows in 8 countries around the world to support a greatest hits album which comes out later this year.

The tour dates are as follows:

2007

December 7 – Los Angeles

December 8 – Las Vegas

December 11 – New York City

December 15 – London

December 20 – Cologne

December 23 – Madrid

2008

January 10 – Beijing

January 12 – Hong Kong

January 17 – Sydney

January 20 – Cape Town

January 24 – Buenos Aires

The girls promised to perform all their classic hits during the show.

But they refused a challenge to sing live at the press conference in response to a report that their voices will be digitally enhanced on the tour.

“We don’t need to prove anything,” Mel C said.

The tour will be supported by a documentary which claims it will show the definitive story of the Spice Girls.

Halliwell said: “It’s going to be the most honest story that you’ve ever heard. You get to see the dark side of the Spice Girls, the gritty side, the tears.”

“I like to think our songs are universal and they are timeless. Hopefully, the young’uns will like it too,”Geri Halliwell,the oldest of the group gushed.

They sold more than 55 million records around the world, and even starred in a film, Spice World, after forming in 1994.

 Melanie Brown (Scary Spice)

 Melanie Chrisholm (Sporty Spice)

  Emma Bunton (Baby Spice)

 Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice)

  Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice)