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Loser of the Month

Will and Guy's Loser of the Month Competition

'There are more fools in the world than there are people.'  Heinrich Heine

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Funny loser of the month - Do it yourself burialDo it Yourself Burial

A Dutch gravedigger had a lucky escape after he accidentally buried himself. The 62-year-old man, from Nieuwleusen, was digging a grave in Zwolle cemetery when it happened, reports Gazet van Antwerpen, Belgium. A trailer containing the earth he had removed tipped over and fell into the grave, knocking over the man and covering him completely. Luckily, a workmate was able to move the trailer and uncover the gravedigger's face to let him breathe. He called the fire brigade who managed to free the man after an hour. He was unhurt apart from a bump on the head.

Smoking and Drinking?

Captain ColourblindIt's one of those unwritten rules of life: never smoke cigarettes while drinking petrol. A man in the town of Gross Godems, Germany, was being treated for serious burns after accidentally setting his apartment ablaze when he mixed up a bottle of petrol with alcohol, police report.

The 56-year-old, whose name was not released, apparently grabbed the wrong bottle and took a swig from the gasoline flask. Realising his mistake, he quickly spat the liquid out again. Unfortunately for him, the petrol hit a lit cigarette, sparking the fire.

Will and Guy think that 'you could not make it up.'

A Classic Loser of the Month - Toothless wonder

A man in Brevard County, Florida, has reported to the authorities that someone reached into his mouth and removed his gold teeth as he slept.

Detectives said they had responded to a reported theft at a home in Florida on Sunday. The report, by the Sheriff's office, said Bryan Osteen had spoken to officers and told them that someone had entered his bedroom and taken the teeth, worth $80 USD [£43] out of his mouth. Osteen said that he is a heavy sleeper and did not wake up during the incident. He added that he had friends at his home and believes one of them might have had something to do with the crime.  See more dentist stories

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The Whole Town is the Loser of the Month

A seaside town was swamped with semolina after a factory blasted out two tonnes of the dessert ingredient. People living in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, East Anglia woke up one morning to find their town covered in the fine white grain.  The council staff who had tried to clear up the mess made the mistake of adding water - accidentally turning the powder into a massive slippery pudding.

A council spokesperson said, 'It looked like there had been a heavy frost.  Everywhere was just white, even the grass. We had 10-15 people trying to clear it up, but as soon as it got wet it became more of a problem.'

The semolina was eventually cleared up and Great Yarmouth is now back to normal.

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Bank Robbery - No

Mrs W. Sexton was mistakenly told by her bank her balance had reached a staggering £91 million recounts the Scotsman newspaper.

Wendy Sexton, 51, whose husband Colin is the chief executive of Bristol City Football Club, received a letter from HSBC saying they were 'pleased to inform' her that the closing balance on her account was a breath-taking £91 million plus change. It was the kind of money that would have turned League One side Bristol City into Premiership contenders.

Unfortunately for the couple their millionaire status was short-lived. The cheque accompanying the letter was for just £13.73.

Remember what Bill Lyon said
If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.

Lewis Hamilton - Banned for Speeding

In the week before Christmas, Lewis Hamilton, Britain's Formula 1 star, has been clocked on a French motorway travelling at 196 kms per hour [121 mph approx] and banned from driving for a month reports BBC Radio news.Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss

It's been a while since England had a motor racing hero.  To old timers Stirling Moss is probably the most famous Formula one driver.  (Jackie Stewart was Scottish).  Will and Guy see parallels between Lewis Hamilton and Stirling Moss, both were geniuses at the wheel, both had brushes with the traffic police.

In our youth policeman would often caution young tearaway drivers who were only a little over the speed limit, or who they could not follow for long enough to book.  The policeman would often open the conversation with the phrase, 'Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss'.  According to urban myth, one day a policeman pulled over a rotund middle-aged man because he was hammering a scooter at 50mph in a 30mph and said, 'Who do you think you are, Stirling Moss'.  The rotund man replied, well actually, I am Stirling Moss.  Whereupon the young policeman's jaw dropped.  When he recovered his composure he asked Stirling for his autograph and gave him a police escort all the way home.

Fortunately, Lewis Hamilton did not follow Stirling Moss' losing record of never winning the Formula one World Championship.   Whereas Stirling Moss was a heroic failure finishing 2nd in the Formula One Championships in 1955, 1956, 1957 and 1958, Lewis won in 2008. 

Incidentally, Stirling Moss was knighted and thus is really Sir Stirling Moss; perhaps one day Lewis Hamilton may also be honoured with a title.

 

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