When we think of most people being shipped home, we naturally think of a passenger on an ocean liner. Although the journey may take days or weeks, there is food, water, a nice place to sleep, and even entertainment.
But, there was once a young man that took the term “shipped home” to a whole new meaning. Like many young people separated from their parents by time and distance, this fellow really wanted to see his parents. Unfortunately, he didn’t have the money to travel home.
So, he got this not-so-bright idea to have himself nailed into a crate, so he could be loaded as cargo onto an airplane. Fortunately, he was not loaded in the unpressurized and unheated belly section of the plane. He made it home, but only because it was loaded in a section reserved for pets and other items that would be damaged by the extreme temperatures.
Unfortunately, law enforcement was not so impressed by this man’s ingenuity. He was checked out and promptly arrested on other unrelated charges.
For the Birds
Many citizens have difficulty trusting their governments. Are they really there to look out for everyone’s best interests, or are they simply going to “feather their own nests”?
Well, for the residents of one Ecuadorian city, their mayor really is for the birds. After answer what he thought were nonsensical questions for the umpteenth time, he got a brilliant idea. He appointed a parrot as his chief spokesman, in order to answer all of those useless questions in a useless manner, so he had more time to get his job done.
Beating a Rap
What would you be willing to do, if a cop stopped you for driving under the influence of alcohol, and you wanted to trick the breathalyzer into registering under the legal limit?
Would you be willing to eat your underwear?
In court, a group of high school students that were observing had to be removed from the room, when the defendant testified he tried to eat his underwear, in the hopes that the cotton would absorb some of the alcohol in his system.
He was subsequently acquitted of the charges, but not before the judge had to restore order in the court. How much do you want to make a bet that the judge had a good giggle back in his chambers after that case? Let’s call a recess.
Bizarre things happen every day. But, some stories are so strange and true that they actually make the news. Many are simply due to the illogical actions of an individual under pressure; others are caused by some billionth of a chance occurrence, in which no one has control, and the answer is often illusive. But, they are definitely worth telling.