Wednesday 1/16

A clean­ing lady in Swe­den man­aged to board and start an unoc­cu­pied train at a sta­tion, and after reach­ing the last stop on the line, the train went off the tracks and into a house smack dab in the mid­dle of the kitchen!  Though it caused exten­sive dam­age to the home, no one inside was injured. But The Local reports that a woman, pre­sum­ably the dri­ver, was trapped in the wreck­age for two hours. The dri­ver is now in the hos­pi­tal with seri­ous injuries; she’s also fac­ing charges of pub­lic dev­as­ta­tion. As of yes­ter­day after­noon, the train was still inside the house.

Artists don’t usu­ally like to hear that their work is a pile of crap, but for one Russ­ian guy, it hap­pens to be true. Mikhail Bop­posov is a cat­tle farmer and he finally decided to do some­thing good with all the left­over cow dung he had lying around. He took 880 pounds of it and made a giant sculp­ture of a cobra. He says he did it so that the local kids in the vil­lage can have some­thing to play with. How bor­ing is your vil­lage when your biggest source of enter­tain­ment is a big, frozen mound of cow pie? Any­way, he says he chose a cobra to cel­e­brate the Chi­nese calendar’s Year of the Snake. All we know is, we wouldn’t be look­ing for­ward to the spring thaw.

A pizza restau­rant in Lin­coln, Nebraska, didn’t used to have a drive-thru – but now they do thanks to an elderly man with a lead foot and a big appetite. Cops say the old man failed to stop in the park­ing lot and pro­ceeded to crash right through the front door and into the restau­rant. When peo­ple rushed to the car to see if he was OK, he sat in the driver’s seat and very calmly placed his pizza order. Cops arrived at the scene and took him to the hos­pi­tal as a pre­cau­tion. Luck­ily, no one was hurt and he never got his pizza.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Unknown source