A Little Friday File Fun (06/29)

June 29, 2007 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - They say that a picture is worth a thousand words....

Well, here’s a couple of thousand:

BrewCityBeer Gear is launching a hooded sweatshirt with a front pouch designed to hold a beverage while keeping your hands free.   They’ve reportedly been working on it for about three years – and have a patent on the design.  MORE at http://www.brewcityonline.com/brewcity/product.asp?pf_id=PAAAAAJMNAJFEAEE

– – – In Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock, Germany , this MIGHT turn out to be a photoshopped picture, but it’s purportedly what you get when you cross a male zebra with a female horse – a “zorse.”   MORE at http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2007290649,00.html

– – – Near Newcastle, Australia , an unnamed man saw a basketball bobbing on the surface of Lake Macquarie here – – – and, upon investigating, found that a flathead catfish that had bitten off more than it could chew – – – by trying to swallow a basketball – – – the fish was reportedly completely exhausted from trying to dive with its “flotsome fare” – – – which popped it back to the surface each time it tried to dive – – – the observer was able to deflate the ball, and thus free the fish – – – but, as they say, a picture is worth 1,000 words – – – MORE at http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,21982224-5006009,00.html

– – – In Toronto, Canada , recent heavy storms brought a tree down on Tom and Elizabeth Koukodimos’ car – – – they couldn’t remove the tree, so they called the city for help – – – but while they were waiting for that help to arrive – – – they got a parking ticket for having their car parked on the street after midnight – – – you can see their predicament at http://go.fark.com/cgi/fark/go.pl?i=2896092&l=http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_12190.aspx

If you’ve ever been stuck behind a driver who just doesn’t want to travel as fast as you want/need to, J.A. Tosti has developed a solution – a thin vinyl strip that can be put on the top of the windshield with an arrow pointing to the right lane that literally tells drivers to “Move Over” – – – MORE at http://leftlanedrivers.org/

– – – In Holland , an unnamed man, a drug user who had been using coc.aine, was trying to evade police – – – attempting to do so in a corn field here – – – and his erratic driving – – – along with the attempts of multiple police vehicles (four were damaged in the chase) – – – made for a set of really bizarre crop patterns – – – – you can see them at http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2007/06/cornfieldPHST_450x486.jpg