Mouse that Roared
Mr Tony Abbott recently took to lecturing
Chinese leaders on their own home turf on the need to democratise. One
might agree with his sentiments, but did he really imagine that the
leaders of 1.2 billion Chinese would welcome a lecture from an
opposition leader of a country of 21 million souls that depends on the
Chinese export market.
Kilos of stolen screws and nuts
were found stored in the home of a thief in Germany who delighted in
dismantling road signs, but was finally nabbed by baffled police. One
imagines it was done in the name of commercial gain rather than a manic
dislike of road signs.
Smokers QUIT the Habit
Tori, the sad orang-utan inmate of a zoo in
Java, has been banished to a remote island in the middle of a lake. Why
you might well ask? Well, it seems that after ten years of smoking
cigarette butts thrown into her cage, our friend was well and truly
Zoo ‘experts’ are hoping that trees and rope
swings will distract Tori who is expected to go cold turkey in an effort
to break her addiction. As a former nicotine addict who went down the
same path, I wish her well in an empathy born of experience.
Original news items sourced from The Week [27 July 2012]
have been 'tinkered' with by the editor.