A daily look at life's oddities by Ana Samways

Sideswipe: September 3: Remember your kids

Well, quite.
Well, quite.

Reuben was driving from Auckland to Thames at the weekend and spotted this roadside sign on State Highway 25. "I couldn't quite figure out if it is referring to something specific or perhaps it's just friendly advice," he says.

Long haul, empty stomach

Mark writes: "Being a little bit of a traveller the latest Air New Zealand advert caught my eye. They are currently advertising flights to Honolulu from $480 one way. I was amazed to discover Air NZ have adopted the 'seats to suit' model designed for Tasman flights of three to four hours and applied it to international flights to the United States. I wonder how many people will buy the $480 ticket for a seat or $510 seat+bag ticket, and endure an 8 hours 45 minutes or 9 hours 25 minutes flight without a meal as standard? I guess this is why the company is making record profits? I'll stick with Emirates or Cathay Pacific thanks!"

Might need a doggy bag, or several ...

Mexico City has given new meaning to "the whole enchilada". The Mexican capital has broken its own record with an 85m-long enchilada. Restaurants from the humble neighbourhood of Iztapalapa created the giant meal to celebrate Mexican tradition and culture. Jesus Valencia from the Iztapalapa Municipality explained the event would help "promote family life and boost the economy". (via: Telegraph Group Ltd)

Going against the grain

Sideswipe readers love a good bad-parking picture and this is a doozy. A reader explains: "Fantastic parking technique demonstrated at Glenfield Westfield last Saturday. I watched with some amusement as the driver of this car drove down the single, one-way traffic lane and pulled into this park. I thought the driver would at least straighten the car up but no - they hopped out, locked the car and walked off."

Letter in Sydney's Daily Telegraph gets to the root of the problem.

Arty: Photographer takes photo shoot in the nude...

Video: This father has come up with an ingenious way to help teach his teenagers some basic domestic skills, by using social media to disseminate his viral video....

Picture this: Best dial a driver tag line ever...

Video: Incredible footage of two guys taking their time getting out of the water as a shark approaches in Florida...

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