Wednesday, August 12, 2009

It's a funny old world (copy from

Dying better than nagging

HOW far can a woman's nagging drive a man? Into the river, it seems.

According to China's Chongqing Evening Post, a lorry driver named Zhou and his wife were on a ferry on the Yangtze River when he decided he had had enough of her incessant talking.

He suddenly run out of his cabin with his hands covering his ears, and shouting: 'I can't stand it any longer.'

The ship's crew initially thought Mr Zhou was suffering from an ear injury and went to help him, but found he was unhurt.

One of the crew members said: 'While we were still puzzling over this, his wife ran up and continued nagging him. The husband covered his ears again and said: 'I need a break' before jumping over the side into the rushing river.

'We immediately found lamps to light up the water but found nobody.'

Later that night, police found the man who had managed to swim across the broad river.

He told the officers: 'I felt I was dying, but even that's better than my wife's nagging.'

The couple were reunited the next day at the local police station and Mr Zhou's wife promised to stop nagging him.

Jailed for yawning

A MAN in the US city of St Louis, Missouri, has been jailed for yawning 'boisterously' in court.

Mr Clifton Williams was in court to hear Judge Daniel Rozak to hear him deliver his cousin's sentence for drugs offences.

At one stage, Mr Willliams stretched out and let out a yawn, only to have the judge slap him with six months' jail time for criminal contempt.

Mr Williams's father told St Louis Today: 'I was flabbergasted because I didn't realise a judge could do that. It seems to me like a yawn is an involuntary action.'

Mr Williams' cousin, Jason Mayfield, said the yawn was 'not an outrageous yawn'.

But prosecutor Chuck Pelkie said: 'It was not a simple yawn - it was a loud and boisterous attempt to disrupt the proceedings.'

Ice cream which leaves you feeling hot

IF you love ice cream, here is the ultimate treat.

Ice cream lovers are being offered a treat made from natural stimulants dubbed the Sex Pistol.

According to, the green and white ice cream cocktail is said to leave diners feeling 'energised and confident'.

The Icecreamists, creators of the green and white dessert, claim it enhances blood flow and increases energy levels, reported

The results are reportedly 'so electric' that customers are limited to just one serving per person.

The £11.99 dessert ($29) will be available at the Selfridges supermarket chain in London from next month.

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