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Thursday, December 28, 2006

Chess player banned for 10 years for using bluetooth

The march of technology is unstoppable, and so are the measures used to use these for unfair means. Imagine a chess game with 2 cerebral players pitted against each other using their minds to outwit each other, and then imagine one of these players using technology to cheat.
This is what actually happened. Read the story here. A chess player has been banned for 10 years after being caught cheating during a random check. He was seeking the assistance of a computer via a accomplice. The accomplice would calculate the next move using a computer and send him that information via a bluetooth headset. This is against all the chess federation rules.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Arrested for stealing handcuffs

This really made me smile. A man was arrested for theft, and escaped while still wearing handcuffs. So what did the police do when they re-arrested him ? They filed a case against him for stealing police property - the handcuffs. Read the story here.

Baby in X-ray

In an accident, a woman put her 1-month grandson through an X-ray machine at the Los Angeles International Airport. This was obviously an accident, and I am sure that this would have happened due to the hustle and bustle at the X-ray machine where the woman would accidentally have put her baby on a tray.
In a sign that security workers are actually looking at the contents of the baggage, one of the X-ray personnel noticed the shape of a child on the carry-on baggage check and pulled the child out. Doctors determined that no harm done.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Fighting to save your own fire station

In an unusual incident, a fire next door to a fire station pulled in all the available fire-fighters leaving the fire station to be the actual next target for the fire. Luckily the fire fighters managed to get help from a team of fire-fighters from the next town, who managed to save the fire station. Imagine the mockery that the fire-fighters would have to endure if their station burned down ! The next thing that would start to happen is that they would start getting compared to incidents of a robbery happening in a police station.

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