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    Various News Stories.

    Rather than make a new thread for just this one item, I thought it would be better to start a thread where we can post various news items.

    Miracle escape for baby.

    I start with this, surely this must be the luckiest baby alive?
    This is a shocking video showing how easy it is for tragedy to strike at a railway station. Unbelievably the baby survived this horror with nothing more than a bump on the head.

    I cannot even begin to imagine what must have been going through the mind of the mother and the driver of the train.

    Last edited by Steve.B; January 29th, 2010, 03:21. Reason: Changed web address of video
    Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

    #2
    Not a good way to wake up, Steve....but, boy, am I awake now.

    Thanks for the post...and I like the thread idea!!!

    Did this story of the boy everyone thought had climbed up in a hot air balloon and was missing make it across the pond yesterday? I missed the whole thing because I didn't have the TV on!!!

    http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/16/col...boy/index.html

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      #3
      Originally posted by ehp View Post
      Did this story of the boy everyone thought had climbed up in a hot air balloon and was missing make it across the pond yesterday? I missed the whole thing because I didn't have the TV on!!!

      http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/10/16/col...boy/index.html
      Yep, we had that on the news last night, very good to hear he was not in the balloon after all. Had horrible thoughts yesterday about the boy falling out of the balloon several thousand feet up. In the media over here they are now also wondering if it was all some sort of publicity stunt.
      Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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        #4
        Same here...

        Steve, I don't know if you were thinking of making this a serious news thread, or not...so feel free to move this elsewhere..

        on the Mental Floss blog, I read about this animal kidnapping...and since it was an unusual looking hybrid animal.....

        http://www.austriantimes.at/news/Aro...65/Ewe_idiots#

        (of course, as a knitter, my first reaction was "wonder where I can find yarn made from this.....")

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          #5
          Originally posted by ehp View Post

          Steve, I don't know if you were thinking of making this a serious news thread, or not...so feel free to move this elsewhere..
          Nope, If it's news it fit's into this thread.

          The poor creature looks like it sat down in a tub of white paint! Guess the thieves will have to buy some wool dye if they want to sell these on!
          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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            #6
            Seagull is in the news.

            Seagull certainly gets around - This time she is in Australia!



            Not quite a Hurtigruten webcam, but a camera nonetheless!
            Last edited by Steve.B; January 29th, 2010, 03:17. Reason: Changed web address of video.
            Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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              #7
              Oh, that is hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              I Laughed and laughed!!!


              (still laughing)...I might have to post that one on Facebook and my blog....

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                  #9
                  Too Funny, Cecilia!!!!!!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Steve.B View Post
                    Seagull certainly gets around - This time she is in Australia!

                    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20091022/...t-dfc7e2c.html

                    Not quite a Hurtigruten webcam, but a camera nonetheless!
                    Hilarious! Seagull steals the show!
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                      #11
                      Lifetime free flights for baby born on plane

                      KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – A baby boy who made a surprise arrival on board an AirAsia flight this week will be given free flights for life with the budget carrier, as will his mother, the airline said Friday.

                      AirAsia said 31-year-old passenger Liew Siaw Hsia went into labour on Wednesday's flight from the northern island of Penang to Kuching on Borneo island.

                      The aircraft made an emergency diversion to the Malaysian capital but the baby arrived just before landing, delivered by a doctor who was on board and who was assisted by the airline's flight attendants.

                      "The baby was safely delivered when flight AK 6506 was approaching Kuala Lumpur for landing at 2,000 feet," the airline said in a statement, adding that mother and baby were taken to a nearby hospital following touchdown.

                      "To celebrate this momentous occasion, we decided to present both mother and child with free flights for life," said AirAsia's director of operations Moses Devanayagam after visiting them in hospital.

                      http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091023...airlineoffbeat
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                        #12
                        Why couldn't this have happened to me and Delta Airlines?????

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                          #13
                          Now if it had been me, you can guarantee it would have been just my luck to grow up with a phobia of flying!
                          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                            #14
                            Bad Day At Work?

                            For this forklift driver i doubt the day could get much worse!



                            Oh Dear.........................
                            Last edited by Steve.B; January 29th, 2010, 03:17. Reason: Changed web address of video
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                              #15
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