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Anybody come across any funny news stories



At the height of the gale, the harbourmaster radioed a coastguard on

the spot and asked him to estimate the wind speed. He replied that

he was sorry, but he didn't have a gauge. However, if it was any

help, the wind had just blown his Land Rover off the cliff.

(Aberdeen Evening Express)


EMERGENCY, UK-STYLE The Yorkshire police force are apparently threatening to cut off callers who abuse its emergency 999 service after a series of silly calls. One man phoned to ask police to sort out a fight between two squirrels and another called to complain that he couldn't find anything good on TV. A woman rang from the M1 motorway wanting to know the time and another phoned from her kitchen to say she had burned a hole in her jumper



A woman was reporting her car as stolen, and mentioned

that there was a car phone in it. The policeman taking

the report called the phone and told the guy that answered

that he had read the ad in the newspaper and wanted to buy

the car. They arranged to meet, and the thief was arrested.

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Woman runner-up in one-horse race

A grandmother won second prize in a cake-baking contest at a fete, only to discover she was the only entrant.


Jenny Brown, 62, entered her Victoria Sponge into the competition and was initially pleased to have come second.


But she was left shocked when a friend revealed to her that she was the only person to take part.


The contest was organised by the Wimblington Sports Committee and judges marked down the cake because it had indentations from the oven rack.


'Judges' expectations'


Ms Brown said: "My friend came over to me at the fete and said I had come second.


"I asked her how many more entries there had been, but she just started laughing and said I was the only one.


"I definitely wasn't annoyed about it."


Although the cake was not deemed fit to win the competition, Ms Brown said it was soon polished off with no complaints.


Julie Dent, from the Wimblington Sports Committee, said: "The judges had an expectation and I suppose they didn't feel as though it qualified for first place.


"This was the first year but the cake competition will become an annual event."


She said her own baking was subject to another strange decision.


"About 11 years ago I entered a show with some fruit scones. I was the only entrant but I came third."

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^^^ He had a column in the Guardian along the same lines. They seem to take their relationship very seriously! :lol:


Also I love this one from about a year ago, a dangerous creature, the moggie






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