Four short of a promised package....
Bathroom fan becomes a rat trap
Maggie Wanty wasn't ready to fold and buy a new bathroom fan for her rental without further investigation. "My tenant said the bathroom fan had stopped working. I thought I would take a look before calling an electrician. Noticing a lot of fluff on the fan grille I vacuumed this away, apart from a stubborn bit. The next job was to prise the grill off and see what lay behind. A seriously heavy lump of black fluff fell past me ... Startled by its density I looked closer. It was a recently deceased large black rat, luckily still firm, not mushy. The fan now works perfectly."
Not really dressed for the occasion
"The Minneapolis runner's encounter with the kilt-wearing tuba player reminds me of running up Beresford Street in Auckland City early one Sunday morning," says Rowan Hill of Mt Eden. "As I struggled up the steep hill a group of all-night partiers outside the bar on the corner of Pitt Street cheered me on. When I came alongside them a young woman in high heels and not much of a dress began running alongside me. Amazingly she stayed upright and kept up with me till we reached K Road when she started to flag a little and turned back to her friends ..."
Roadblock for the fully-insured
Police in Victoria, Australia, stopped several cars and ordered them to fill all the lanes on the road. The motorists thought it was a routine traffic check, but then realised police were using their vehicles, which they were still in, as a roadblock to stop a fleeing driver. It worked after the driver stopped but slammed into the cars. (Source: Reason.com)