You think you’ve got traffic problems? What if you had to maneuver around a Boeing 737 fuselage parked in your street!

The Boeing 737 stuck in city road By Monica Chadha BBC News, Mumbai No-one is assuming responsibility for moving the plane Enlarge Image Residents of the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay) are wondering how long it will take to remove a disused Boeing 737 that has been abandoned in a busy road. The decommissioned aircraft was being driven through the city at the weekend when the driver got lost and then abandoned the plane.

Reminds me of a photo I’ve seen of a collision between a boat and a bus after floods caused by heavy rains in Bangkok some years ago.


Meat-loving cow eats chickens

Thursday, 8 March 2007

And now for something completely different! A Reuters report quoted here says:

WHEN dozens of chickens went missing from a remote West Bengal village, everyone blamed the neighborhood dogs.

But Ajit Ghosh, the owner of the missing chickens, eventually solved the puzzle when he caught his cow – a sacred animal for the Hindu family – gobbling up several of them at night.

“We were shocked to see our calf eating chickens alive,” Mr Ghosh said.

The family decided to stand guard at night on Monday at the cow shed which also served as a hen coop, after 48 chickens went missing in a month.

“Instead of the dogs, we watched in horror as the calf, whom we had fondly named Lal, sneak to the coop and grab the little ones with the precision of a jungle cat,” Gour Ghosh, his brother, said.

No sacred cow this!