Student flashes Taj Mahal on YouTube April 14, 2008Posted by grhomeboy in Odd World, YouTube.
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A Dutch student has provoked an international incident by posting on YouTube a clip of him flashing his penis at the Taj Mahal.
The director of his school, the Euro College in Rotterdam, has formally apologised to the Indian Ambassador to Holland. And the school is also considering legal action against the student for damaging their proud reputation, reports GVA.
The young man is seen on the clip giggling as he takes his penis out of his trousers. The camera then pans around to show the famous backdrop.
The student was suspended immediately when teachers found out about the incident which happened during a school trip to India.
Bulgarian man swaps his wife for a goat April 14, 2008Posted by grhomeboy in Odd World.
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A Bulgarian farmer has swapped his wife for a goat, because she couldn’t give him kids.
Stoil Panayotov exchanged his third wife with Elena the eight-year-old goat at a livestock market, reports the Daily Telegraph. The extraordinary deal was concluded in front of a stunned crowd in the market town of Plovdiv, central Bulgaria.
“The day before a friend told me that he has had no luck with women and that he really liked my wife,” says the 54-year-old. “The deal was reached when my wife gave her approval. The goat has given birth to three kids and my wife to none. So this deal was more profitable to the goat owner, I got a second-hand goat and he got a brand new wife.”
Desparate man auctions his life on eBay March 25, 2008Posted by grhomeboy in Lifestyle, Odd World.
Tags: Auctions, Lifestyle, Odd World
A Briton who emigrated to Australia is so fed up after a failed marriage that he has put his entire life up for sale on eBay.
Ian Usher, 44, is selling his three-bedroom home, car, and job and all of his possessions. Bids will start at just one Australian dollar, but Mr Usher is hoping to pocket £230,000 after the seven day auction in June.
Mr Usher, who emigrated from Scarborough six years ago and became an Australian citizen in 2006, split from his wife Laura last year after five years of marriage. He said: “My life here is absolutely fantastic, but I just want to make a clean break and start again literally, so I am selling everything lock, stock and barrel, from the contents of my wardrobe to my kettle, and from my cutlery to my car.”
“My aim is to walk away at the end of the eBay auction with my wallet in one pocket and my passport in the other, go to the airport and just jump on the first available plane to anywhere. My tale is a bit of a sad one, but I am not trying to sell anyone a sob story. I appreciate that many people have had to cope with much more than I have and have had much more sadness in their lives. This is just my way of dealing with what has happened to me.”
Mr Usher, whose open-plan house is a 30-minute train ride from Perth city centre, is also selling off his 140mph Kawasaki motorcycle, jet ski, surf boards, sky-diving kit, spa and 6ft television screen.
The successful bidder will also be given access to Mr Usher’s friends and a two week trial for his job at a Perth rug store with a view to a permanent job.
A French winemaker’s £4million nose March 25, 2008Posted by grhomeboy in Drinks & Beverages, Odd World.
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A French wine maker has insured his nose for £3.9 million, the Lloyd’s of London insurance company said.
The bespoke policy was created for Ilja Gort, the Dutch owner of Chateau de la Garde in Bordeaux, France, to cover the loss of his nose and sense of smell.
Mr Gort, who produces Tulipe Wines, said his nose was his most important asset. While the tongue has only five areas of taste, the nose can distinguish millions of different scents, he added.
“This certainly is an insurance policy not to be sniffed at,” said Jonathan Thomas, lead underwriter at Watkins Syndicate who co-insured the policy with Allianz Nederland. “The nose and sense of smell of a winemaker are as important as the fingers of a chef.”
Student gets rich by staying in bed March 25, 2008Posted by grhomeboy in Advertising, Odd World.
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A Dutch student has come up with the ultimate way of making easy money – by staying in bed.
Yde Van Deutekom, 22, from Zoetermeer, is selling advertising on a website featuring a webcam showing him in bed. So far, he has been in bed for 21 days and has had more than £3,500 paid into his bank account.
Mr Van Deutekom said: “Sleeping is just a hobby of me, and it is the only thing I’m very good at. I stay in bed all day, except for taking a shower, going to the bathroom and making something to eat. That’s all I want to do. And I want to stay in bed until I’m very rich.”