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    Some Non-English speaking countries sometimes go out of their way to communicate with their English-speaking tourists:

    -Cocktail lounge, Norway: LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR.

    -At a Budapest zoo: PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS. IF YOU HAVE
    ANY SUITABLE FOOD, GIVE IT TO THE GUARD ON DUTY.

    -Doctor's office in Rome: SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES.

    -Information booklet about using a hotel air conditioner. Japan:
    COOLES AND HEATES: IF YOU WANT CONDITION OF WARM AIR IN YOUR ROOM,
    PLEASE CONTROL YOURSELF.

    -In a Nairobi restaurant: CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE
    OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER.

    -On the grounds of a Nairobi private school: NO TRESPASSING WITHOUT
    PERMISSION.

    -In Aamchi Mumbai restaurant: OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK, AND WEEKENDS
    TOO.

    -The best!!!In a Tokyo bar: SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES WITH
    NUTS.

    -Hotel, Japan: YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE
    CHAMBERMAID.

    -In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox
    monastery: YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE CEMETERY WHERE FAMOUS
    RUSSIAN AND SOVIET COMPOSERS, ARTISTS, AND WRITERS ARE BURIED
    DAILY EXCEPT THURSDAY.

    -Hotel, Zurich: BECAUSE OF THE IMPROPRIETY OF ENTERTAINING GUESTS
    OF THE OPPOSITE SEX IN THE BEDROOM, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE LOBBY
    BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

    -Advertisement by a Hong Kong dentist: TEETH EXTRACTED BY THE
    LATEST METHODISTS.

    -A laundry in Rome: LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND SPEND THE
    AFTERNOON HAVING A GOOD TIME.

    -Tourist agency, Czechoslovakia: TAKE ONE OF OUR HORSE-DRIVEN CITY
    TOURS. WE GUARANTEE NO MISCARRIAGES.

    -Advertisement for donkey rides, Thailand: WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE
    ON YOUR OWN ***?

    -The box of a clockwork toy made in Hong Kong: GUARANTEED TO WORK
    THROUGHOUT ITS USEFUL LIFE.

    -Airline ticket office, Copenhagen: WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM
    IN ALL DIRECTIONS.

    -In a Japanese cemetery: PERSONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM PICKING
    FLOWERS FROM ANY BUT THEIR OWN GRAVES
    *The BOSS rules*


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    October 24, 2003 --Six naughty English schoolboys popped Viagra at lunch - and were caught when fellow students giggled at the obvious results. "By the time afternoon lessons began, there was no hiding what they had done," a staffer at the Forest School in Winnersh said.One of the boys, all 12 and 13, admitted that he and his pals took the pills, which one of the youngsters had swiped from his dad's medicine cabinet.The six were taken by ambulance to a hospital, where they stayed until the effects wore off.
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    I can see the teacher saying this....

    "Are those roll of coins in your pants pockets, or are you students really happy and excited to be in my classroom?"
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    October 25, 2003 -- Imagine how astonished a Troy, Mich., man was when he received an AT&T Wireless bill for $36,876 in calls made over a six-day period - and he doesn't even have a cell phone. Turns out he was the victim of identity theft. "Must have been rapid-fire dialing," said an AT&T exec.
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    October 25, 2003 -- On the hallowed turf of Yankee Stadium the Marlins celebrated defeating the Yankees in the World Series.
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    October 26, 2003 -- A toy dog that breaks wind as it bends over caused a major security alert at a Virginia airport. Something in Dave Rogerson's dog's wind breaking mechanism set off an explosives detector a the airport in Norfolk. "They told me it was the highest reading they had for explosives and they took it very seriously,"said Rogerson. "They were very jumpy and convinced there was something explosive in the dog."
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    October 27, 2003 -- It may sound asinine, but Paul and Lisa Allott moved from their cozy bungalow in Conisbrough, northern England, because they were embarrassed by the name of their street - Butt Hole Road. They said their calls for taxis and pizza deliveries were ignored because everyone figured they were pranksters. And they got fed up with the teens who constantly posed under the street sign - their buns bared. "I like a laugh, but it was beyond a joke," Paul Allott told The Sun newspaper.
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    TOKYO (AP) - Police in southern Japan arrested a man for
    stealing shoes at a local hospital, then later stumbled upon a
    collection in his home of 440 women's shoes - all for the left
    foot, an official said Sunday.
    The private hospital in Usu city began receiving complaints two
    years ago from patients and employees that shoes removed at the
    entrance hall were going missing. In Japan, it is customary to take
    off one's shoes before entering homes and some public facilities.
    The missing footwear was always women's shoes and for the left
    foot, a local police spokesman said on condition of anonymity.
    Police arrested Ichiro Irie, 45, Saturday on suspicion of
    stealing two shoes at the hospital.
    In a subsequent search of his home, police found a box
    overflowing with the left side to 440 pairs of women's shoes,
    including high heels, patent leather pumps, sandals and nurses'
    shoes.
    When questioned, Irie told police he had "a penchant for
    women's feet," the major daily Yomiuri newspaper said. It wasn't
    clear why he seemed to prefer the left foot.
    Irie was charged with theft. It wasn't immediately clear what
    punishment he faces.
    Given the number of shoes he allegedly swiped, police are
    investigating whether Irie may have been stealing from other
    locations. Usu lies about 800 kilometers (505 miles) south of
    Tokyo.

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    Clumsy Dutch robbers smash bank, lose loot
    AMSTERDAM, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Bungling bank robbers smashed
    a hole in a Dutch bank on Saturday but lost their loot when it
    fell off the back of their truck during the getaway.
    The thieves rammed the front of the bank in the northern
    Dutch town of Sappemeer and hoisted a safe from a cash machine
    onto a pickup truck. But the safe slipped off the back of the
    truck as the gang sped away.
    Police said they were in pursuit of the clumsy criminals.
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    NAIROBI, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan students set fire to
    their school, ransacked the kitchens and looted computers in a
    three-hour bout of destruction after teachers banned video
    shows and discos, newspapers reported Monday.
    Police using tear gas dispersed teen-agers at the Kinyui
    Boys School in eastern Kenya after many of its 760 pupils went
    on the rampage Saturday night to protest the ban, which
    teachers said was designed to give them more time to study.
    Police were not immediately available for comment.
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    Escaped German convict arrested posing as policeman
    BERLIN, Oct 27 (Reuters) - German police arrested an escaped
    convict after discovering him posing as a traffic policeman in a
    stolen car, authorities said on Monday.
    "He had a blue roof light and stop signs in the car and said
    he'd made 130 euros ($153) carrying out routine traffic
    controls," said a police spokeswoman in the eastern town of
    Bernau.
    A quick check revealed the 33-year-old bogus policeman was
    already wanted by a prison in Hanover where he had failed to
    return from home leave the week earlier. Police said he now
    faces the prospect of another sentence for usurpation of office.

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    October 28, 2003 -- A Colorado blood drive is tempting squeamish volunteers to give a pint of blood - by offering them a pint of beer. Four local breweries are supporting the promotion by the United Blood Services of Durango. And just for the record, the donors get their pint after they finish giving blood. ...heard there was a big line of firefighters waiting to give blood...
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    Beer for blood? That's A Positive development!
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    Is it Guiness?


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    September 11th - Never Forget

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    October 29, 2003 -- Actors' unions are threatening an Italian porn film director with legal action for paying enthusiastic amateur performers with only "alcohol and energy drinks. "The warning came after the director, known as Cesare, advertised in local Romanian newspapers for free talent for his cheapo film shoots."The men are happy with what they are being asked to do," Cesare insists. "They do it for fun. They only get whisky and energy drinks during shooting, but they are not complaining."
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh so THAT'S why you asked me to book airfare to Romania for you, Ray!!
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    Post Grave concerns?

    PARIS (AP) - Just in time for Halloween, a macabre guide book
    tells readers where dead celebrities are buried in France.
    The latest "Guide to Celebrity Tombstones" spends 322 pages
    mapping 7,000 tombs of personalities from literature, cinema,
    theater, science, religion, sports, politics and military history.
    "It's a little like my address book, but the addresses here are
    permanent," author Betrand Beyern said Thursday on France-Info
    radio.
    "The book answers two questions: where is such and such a
    person buried ... and who is buried in my region, in my city or in
    the village where I like to spend my holidays."
    Napoleon Bonaparte's tomb at Les Invalides monument in Paris is
    one of the most visited, he said.
    Others are Le Pantheon that houses Victor Hugo, Emile Zola and
    other luminaries, and The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier that honors
    French war dead.
    Another popular site is the tomb of Jim Morrison, singer for The
    Doors, who died in 1971, Beyern said. Morrison is buried at the
    Pere Lachaise cemetery in eastern Paris.
    "In Paris, we often walk all over deceased celebrities without
    even realizing it," the Beyern said.
    The grave of French satirist Francois Rabelais, who died in
    1553, is under a popular store in the capital's central Marais
    district.
    The guide also mentions celebrity animals' tombs, with perhaps
    the most famous being canine movie star Rin Tin Tin, a German
    shepherd buried outside Paris.

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