Saturday, December 27, 2008

Seasonal Stories

There are always a few odd-ball and unusual news stories at this time of year, and this year has been no exception. So, just to raise an eyebrow or two, or even to provoke a little smile, here are a few from around our little planet.

Reuters - Virgin Mary gives birth to Jesus - well, it was Christmas!

Daily News Brooklyn - Santa Claus gets parking ticket - seems that traffic enforcement officers anywhere in the world have no sense of humour and not an iota of seasonal goodwill.

Telegraph - I've seem some strange sights in my life - but a purple squirrel?!! - Now this just about takes the biscuit - a shop-lifting dog caught on video!

Yahoo News - Now I don't think I've ever found anything really useful in a Christmas cracker; and I really felt quite jealous of this particular family at first! Nice ending to the story, however, as the 'windfall' was kindly returned to its rightful owner.