Click to enlarge [a little bit] — Walter Szymanski/Hotspot Media
A fox squirrel forages for food in snow-covered Indiana…
A ten-year-old Norwegian boy told police he was a dwarf who had forgotten his driving licence – after he drove his parents’ car into a snowy ditch.
The child, who lives in a town about 110 kilometres from Oslo, commandeered the vehicle sometime in the early hours of Wednesday morning and headed for his grandparents’ house about 60 kilometres away, local police said.
He also loaded his 18-month-old sister into the car.
But just 10 kilometres into the journey, the child veered off the road and into the ditch. The vehicle was spotted by a snowplough driver, who alerted the police.
“The parents woke up and discovered that the children were missing and that someone had taken off with their car. They were pretty upset, as you can imagine,” said Baard Christiansen, a spokesman for the Vest Oppland police district.
“The boy told the snowplough driver that he was a dwarf and that he had forgotten his driver’s license at home.”
Police said no charges would be filed and the case was closed.
“We have talked to them, and I’m pretty sure they’re going to pay very close attention both to their children and to their car keys in the future,” Christiansen said.
The children weren’t hurt, neither was the car. Coppers probably won’t stop laughing for a week.
Click to enlarge — AP Photo/Steven Senne
A statue of a man sleepwalking in his underpants is surrounded by snow on the campus of Wellesley College, in Wellesley, Mass…The sculpture entitled “Sleepwalker” is part of an exhibit by sculptor Tony Matelli at the college’s Davis Museum.
Har! Nice advert for Hanes.
Guerlain Chicherit has been a favorite rally raid driver of ours for a long time. We always root for him in the annual Dakar Rally – especially now that he’s driving for Mini.
As difficult as Dakar can be – he didn’t face anything like this in this year’s competition. 🙂
Suggested by a shorter piece from Ursarodinia
While walking amidst white mountaintops and cozy ski lodges, Simon Beck creates enormous works of snow art that look like giant wintry crop circles. Believe it or not, the immense snow patterns are made entirely by foot – Beck creates them while he walks across the terrain in briquette snow shoes. The ephemeral art installations last only until the mountain winds blow them away across the valleys.
I’ve done this kind of art – on a much smaller scale, less disciplined, but just as much fun.
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