It’s a Weird World

FINALLY NABBED

A notorious 83-year-old Hungarian thief with a criminal record dating back six decades, was caught by police last week at the scene of a break-in.

Kosztor Sandorne, dubbed “Flying Gizi” by Hungarian media, was arrested after she entered a house in Komarom, a town in the northwest.

Sandorne, who earned her nickname because she liked to flee her crime scenes by taking commercial flights, said she was in the house because she was trying to save money. —  Reuters.

BROKEN FINGERNAILS

A Salt Lake City woman who was in the Guinness Book of World Records for her long fingernails has had them broken off in a traffic accident.

Lee Redmond sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries in the Tuesday accident.

Redmond was the current Guinness record holder, with nails that hadn’t been cut since 1979. Her nails measured a total of more than 28 feet long in 2008, with the longest nail on her right thumb at 2 feet, 11 inches, according to the Guinness website. — Msnbc.

NO GETAWAY

A man in Washington state made sure a pair of burglars didn’t get away with his three flat-screen televisions — he moved their getaway car.

Patrick Rosario was in the basement of his Bellevue home on Tuesday when he heard the burglars upstairs.

The Seattle Times says the 32-year-old Rosario, who had been laid off from his job as a Washington Mutual manager, called 911 while he sneaked out of the house.

He saw a white van sitting in front of his house with the motor running and the keys in the ignition, and he got in and drove it to a friend’s house.

Police say the burglars left the loot by the door and took off on foot. —  Msnbc.

SUPER GRAN

A thief picked on the wrong victim when she tried to run off with the handbag of a former championship sprinter.

The schoolgirl was surprised to discover her victim still had a turn of pace — at the age of 72.

Jean Hirst had allowed three teenage girls into her car to help with directions after getting lost in Long Eaton, Derbyshire.

As a 17-year-old, she was a county 100 yards champion and qualified for the final of the All England Schools Championship.

And she was straight out of the starting blocks again when one of the girls tried to make off with her bag.

Hirst, from Mansfield, said: “Suddenly I felt 18 again. The adrenaline just kicked in and I seemed to turn back the years.

“She had a head start but I covered 70 yards in about 15 seconds and was within two strides of her when she looked over her shoulder and saw me.” –– Ananova.

URINE DRINK

India’s Hindu nationalist movement says it is in the final stages of developing a new soft drink made from cow urine.

The Cow Protection Department of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, India’s biggest and oldest Hindu nationalist group, is behind the new brew, reports The Times.

Department head Om Prakash said the drink — called “gau jal” or “cow water” — was undergoing lab tests and would be launched “very soon, maybe by the end of this year”.

“Don’t worry, it won’t smell like urine and will be tasty too,” he said.   “Its USP will be that it’s going to be very healthy. It won’t be like carbonated drinks and would be devoid of any toxins.”

Prakash said his drink was made mainly of cow urine, mixed with herbs, and would be “cheap”, but declined to give further details until it was officially launched. — Ananova.

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