Sunday, August 24, 2003


Dear Mouse, For a change, I like you to read serious but weird news around the world. Credit the news title to the CAT. Hello, help my cell phone is on fire Associated Press Thursday, August 21, 2003 AMSTERDAM, Netherlands -- A Dutch woman who dropped her cell phone suffered serious burns after it burst into flames when she tried to make a call, police said Thursday. The woman, who wasn't identified, turned the Nokia phone on after it had fallen and held it up to her ear. Reacting on Dutch television, a Nokia official said the fire was caused by the phone battery, which was not manufactured by Nokia. FRIED CHICKEN ANYONE? Henhouse fire smokes 7,800 chickens SUMOTO, Hyogo -- About 7,800 chickens were burned to death after a fire destroyed a henhouse here Saturday night, local police said.At around 9:15 p.m., a fire broke out in a warehouse in the premises of poultry farm in the Amashioyamachi district of Nandan, Hyogo Prefecture.Police are investigating the cause of the blaze. (Compiled from wire reports, Japan, Aug. 24, 2003) Terminator may become a CA governor but this robot is a an ambassador of goodwill and speaks Japanese 1.2m-tall talking robot named Asimo walked into the dining room at the city's Hrzansky Palace and shook hands with Japanese Premier Junichiro Koizumi and his Czech counterpart, Mr Vladimir Spidla, the BBC reported.Asimo said in Czech: 'I have arrived in the Czech Republic, where the word 'robot' was born, together with Prime Minister Koizumi as a Japanese envoy of goodwill.'It then performed a little jig to techno music before leaving the room, AP said.Asimo, the world's most advanced humanoid robot, can also speak Japanese and walk upstairs. It is made by Japanese company Honda.-Reuters Man lol to death in sleep Associated Press Thursday, August 21, 2003 BANGKOK, Thailand -- An ice-cream truck driver in Thailand died while laughing in his sleep, a newspaper reported Thursday. Damnoen Saen-um, 52, laughed for about two minutes on Wednesday and then stopped breathing, The Nation said, quoting officials. The newspaper said Damnoen's wife tried to wake him up but he kept laughing. An autopsy suggested that he might have had a heart attack. Weird, aren't they. wait'till you hear news on Philipiine politics. The CAT


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