IDEAS THAT DIDN'T WORK
Added on: 18th Nov 2014
CONSERVATIONISTS REINTRODUCED WHITE-TAILED
SEA EAGLES TO EAST SCOTLAND, WHERE THEY HAVEN’T
LIVED FOR 200 YEARS. AS A SAFEGUARD FOR THE EAGLES,
THEY WERE PLACED ON THE PROTECTED-SPECIES LIST.
These protected birds now have free rein to attack livestock
and civilians alike—an activity they seem very much to enjoy
and, apparently, are quite good at.
WHEN LOREAN SIMMONS LOCKED HERSELF OUT OF
HER PITTSBURGH HOME, SHE SOUGHT HELP FROM
First, she set her house on fire. Then she called the
emergency services, expecting firefighters to put out the
fire and unlock her door. As planned, the fire service responded,
but so did the police, who charged Simmons with
IN AN EFFORT TO REHABILITATE INMATES,
HMP ISIS IN SOUTH LONDON OFFERS ADULT
EDUCATION CLASSES TO ITS CONVICTS
One prisoner, Nicholas Webber, used his class time in an IT
course to hack the prison’s computer system.
So why was Webber imprisoned in the first place?
Oh, yes, for hacking computers.
A MAN FROM WHITE ROCK, BRITISH COLUMBIA,
WAS SO SMITTEN WITH A LADY THAT HE BOOKED
A WEEKEND HOLIDAY FOR JUST THE TWO OF THEM.
His wife found out. After throwing all his belongings into
the garden, she advertised a “Lying Cheating Sale”
on Craigslist. “I want the house empty on Monday when
he returns,” her ad stated. Included in the sale were his favourite
red-leather recliner and “lots of tools, which he didn’t have
a clue how to use”.
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY, PROFESSOR PETER
FROEHLICH ANNOUNCED TO THE STUDENTS IN HIS
COMPUTER-PROGRAMMING CLASS THAT THEIR FINAL
EXAMS WOULD BE GRADED ON A CURVE. THAT MEANT
THAT THE HIGHEST SCORE WOULD AUTOMATICALLY BE
100 PER CENT, AND EVERYBODY ELSE WOULD GET A
PERCENTAGE RELATIVE TO THAT GRADE.
His students refused to take the test, which meant they all
got a zero, which meant they all got the lowest and highest grade,
which, in turn, meant they all received an A for the exam.
CHRISTOPHER LOWCOCK WAS UNDER HOUSE ARREST
IN ROCHDALE ON DRUG AND WEAPONS CHARGES.
TO MAKE SURE HE WOULDN’T VIOLATE HIS CURFEW,
POLICE ATTACHED AN ELECTRONIC TAG TO HIS LEG.
Police attached the tag to Lowcock’s prosthetic leg,
which Lowcock easily removed in order to enjoy an
evening out on the town.