Random act of kindness
Mike writes wanting to say thanks to the couple who shouted him dinner at the White Swan takeaways on Saturday night. "I was very broke and tried to buy a $9.50 meal which declined on my card. All I had was $2 cash to get some chips so changed my order and went back to the car, a bit embarrassed. The owner came to me with the meal when it was ready, and told me the couple must have seen my card get declined and paid the remaining $7.50. Thanks a lot to that couple; I really appreciated it." (No, Mike is not on the dole. He is studying building at tech and works helping with renovations on the weekend.)
Underwear makers in Japan are collecting used bras to recycle into a solid fuel for industrial use. Triumph International Japan Ltd have provided plastic bags so that customers can rummage through their wardrobes for old or unneeded bras, of any brand, and use the bags to take them to stores. Many Japanese women find it embarrassing to throw out their underwear along with other rubbish due to concerns their underwear could be stolen. (Source: Japan Times)
A "criminal" stone-stealing Adelie penguin has been captured on camera by a BBC film crew. The team, filming for the documentary Frozen Planet, spent four months with the penguin colony on Ross Island, Antarctica. The footage they captured shows a male penguin stealing stones from its neighbour's nest. Males with the best nests are more likely to attract a mate, so in a colony of half a million penguins the best stones are highly prized. (Source: Neatorama.com)
A reader writes: "I have asked my friends on Facebook with no luck so thought maybe the Sideswipe community might be able to help. Can someone explain what the trumpet blowing means every time they kick off at the RWC? I keep expecting a bullfighter to race out on to the pitch looking for a bull!"
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A reader writes: "I received an email from an Australian mate during the RWC match between Australia and NZ ... at the end of the message he added a PS that said: "Good of Quade Cooper to acknowledge his mum tonight by playing the first half for NZ!"