Thursday 1/26


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A rogue wave caused the 26-foot Queen Bee to dump its two-person crew into the ocean off the shore of Nan­tucket in August of 2008. The two boaters, 58 and 68 years old, some­how sur­vived the swim to shore despite choppy waters. Three years later, their boat has washed ashore on the coast of Spain—intact. The Coast Guard believes it’s quite pos­si­ble the ves­sel headed north to Canada before mak­ing the transoceanic drift across the Atlantic to Europe.

An Aus­tralian man who robbed a cop while butt naked pled not guilty and pinned the blame on some­one else. Paul Thomp­son allegedly threat­ened an off-duty police offi­cer with a knife and stole his bag at a shop­ping mall before try­ing to swim to free­dom. Offi­cers in a police boat appre­hended Thomp­son and brought him ashore after sub­du­ing him with pep­per spray. When arraigned the next day, he said he should be set free because some­one else had decided to joy ride in his body and was pro­gram­ming him to do things against his will. He’s cur­rently on psy­chi­atric hold.

A very spe­cial­ized thief in Thai­land got his panties in a bunch after he was nabbed by cops — who found more than a thou­sand pairs of women’s under­wear in the trunk of his car. The man was spot­ted break­ing into an apart­ment inBangkok, and when police fol­lowed him to his car, they found the dis­turb­ing assort­ment of thongs, biki­nis and granny panties. When pressed by the deputies, he admit­ted those were just the tip of the ice­berg — and led them to his home, where another 10,000 pairs were wait­ing. The 48-year-old bikini ban­dit said he’d been steal­ing undies for more than 30 years — and that “he smelled them all the time, even while driving.”

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