DEERâ€™S-REVENGE: A hunter in the US bagged a big buck on the second day of firearms season, but the kill caused him a lot of pain. Randy Goodman (49) said he thought two well-placed shots with his .270-caliber rifle had killed the buck on Wednesday November 19. Goodman said the deer looked dead to him, but seconds later the 110 kg animal came to life.
The buck rose up, knocked Goodman down and attacked him with his antlers in what the veteran hunter called â€œ15 seconds of hell.â€ The deer ran a short distance and went down, and died after Goodman fired two more shots.
Soon Goodman started feeling dizzy and noticed his vest was soaked in blood. So he reached his truck and drove to a hospital, where he received seven staples in his scalp and was treated for a slight concussion and bruises. So he reached his truck and drove to a hospital, where he received seven staples in his scalp and was treated for a slight concussion and bruises. â€“â€“ AP.
â€˜KANGAROO-COURTâ€™: Three Singaporeans were jailed last Thursday after being charged with contempt of court for showing up at Singaporeâ€™s Supreme Court wearing T-shirts depicting kangaroos in judges robes.
Â Isrizal Bin Mohamed Isa and Muhammad Shafiâ€™ie Syahmi Bin Sariman were sentenced to seven daysâ€™ jail, while Tan Liang Joo John received 15 days imprisonment. They were each ordered to pay US$3 305 in costs.
Tan is the Assistant Secretary-General of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party, led by Chee Soon Juan. The three had worn the T-shirts at a court hearing in May to determine the damages that Chee Soon Juan and his sister Chee Siok Chin were to pay after being found guilty of defaming Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and former leader Lee Kuan Yew.
Singaporeâ€™s attorney-general said in bringing the case to court the trio had â€œscandalised the Singapore judiciary.â€
Singapore bans gatherings and protests in all public areas without a permit except Speakersâ€™ Corner, the countryâ€™s equivalent of the historic free-speech haven in Londonâ€™s Hyde Park. â€“â€“ Reuters.
NAME-SAVERS: An Italian right-wing party is offering US$1 930 to parents who name their babies after wartime FASCIST dictator Benito Mussolini or his wife Rachele, saying their names are under threat.
The MSI-Fiamma Tricolore party, the descendant of Mussoliniâ€™s fascist party, said the initiative in the poor, southern region of Basilicata was meant to keep alive names â€œat risk of extinctionâ€ and pay tribute to the movementâ€™s roots.
â€œBenito and Rachele are nice names and I hope our original initiative will get people going,â€ party official Vincenzo Mancusi told Reuters. The bonus â€“â€“ intended to pay for baby clothes and food â€“â€“ applies to babies born in 2009 in five villages where the birth rate is especially low, Mancusi said.
Mussolini ruled from 1922 to 1943 when he was ousted after leading Italy to ruin by entering World War Two as an ally of Germany. He was executed along with his mistress Claretta Petacci in 1945. His widow Rachele died in 1979. â€“â€“ Reuters.
SNAKE-NIGHTMARE: An Australian woman thought she was having a nightmare when she found 14 snakes in her bedroom.
â€œThey were everywhere â€“â€“ there was one curled around my bedhead, another around the bottom of the chair, and when I went outside there was one in the hallway, another on the railing and another on the step.â€
She called friends, who she says didnâ€™t believe her, and then called the police who told her to call the 24-hour snake hotline.
Snake catcher Geoff Brouff came out to her home and managed to catch the snakes. â€“â€“ Reuters.