Sideswipe

A daily look at life's oddities by Ana Samways

Sideswipe: November 1: Bad maths

Bad maths. Photo / Sideswipe
Bad maths. Photo / Sideswipe

Perhaps the people from Penny Farthing Cycles should leave the maths to others.

Party too hard, I did

German police called to a traffic incident were astonished to find themselves face-to-face with Yoda, much the worse for wear after Halloween celebrations. In the early hours of Sunday morning a 42-year-old male driver had a minor collision with a pedestrian and sped off, only to be collared by a police vehicle two minutes later. The pedestrian was left with only light injuries following the accident, but the Jedi Master, despite his green mask, was left decidedly red-faced. "The officers were especially surprised to see ... Grand Master Yoda at the wheel," said the statement from police in the city of Darmstadt, near Frankfurt. It appears Yoda had enjoyed his evening too much to be driving and authorities took him to the station, confiscated his licence and took a blood sample. "The hapless Jedi returned home on foot," said police. "In this case, the force was not with him."
Source: news.com.au

Pain in the ACC

Heather Lennox from Kerikeri writes in exasperation: "Some time ago I applied for ACC assistance in getting a knee replacement. I have just received a letter explaining to me that ACC needs the medical notes from a previous operation that was performed on the said knee. As this operation was performed in 1973 and the surgeon is now dead, I am not sure how to achieve this."

Mechanical failure

David, from Auckland, on the ship grounded on the rocks while berthing in Tauranga Harbour: "Is this a case of failed berth-control?"

- NZ Herald

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