1. The average cost of rehabilitating a seal after the
Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska was $80,000. At a
special ceremony, two of the most expensively saved
animals were released back into the wild amid cheers and
applause from onlookers. A minute later they were both
eaten by a killer whale.
2. A psychology student in New York rented out her spare
room to a carpenter in order to nag him constantly and
study his reactions. After weeks of needling, he
snapped and beat her repeatedly with an ax leaving her
3. In 1992, Frank Perkins of Los Angeles made an
attempt on the world flagpole-sitting record. Suffering
from the flu he came down eight hours short of the 400
day record, his sponsor had gone bust, his girlfriend
had left him and his phone and electricity had been
4. A woman came home to find her husband in the
kitchen, shaking frantically with what looked like a
wire running from his waist towards the electric
kettle. Intending to jolt him away from the
deadly current she whacked him with a handy plank of
wood by the back door, breaking his arm in two places.
Till that moment he had been happily listening to his
5. Two animal rights protesters were protesting at the
cruelty of sending pigs to a slaughterhouse in Bonn.
Suddenly the pigs, all two thousand of them, escaped
through a broken fence and stampeded, trampling the two
hapless protesters to death.
And the capper.......
6. Iraqi terrorist, Khay Rahnajet, didn't pay enough
postage on a letter bomb. It came back with "return to
sender" stamped on it. Forgetting it was the bomb, he
opened it and was blown to bits.
Here's hoping your day is better than any of these.