November 09, 2005

And now . . . this - Nov. 9/05 (Drunk moose alert!)

It was only a matter of time . . .

From Stockholm:

They rarely have problems with drunks or rowdy animals, but residents of an elderly home in southern Sweden had to deal with both when a pair of intoxicated moose invaded the premises.

The moose - a cow and her calf - had become drunk over the weekend by eating fermented apples they found outside the home in Sibbhult, southern Sweden, said Anna Karlsson, who works there.

Horrors! Underage drunk mooses!

But it gets worse. Turns out these mooses were angry drunks:

Police managed to scare them off once, but the large mammals returned to get more of the tempting fruits. This time the moose were drunk and aggressive, forcing police to send for a hunter with a dog to make them leave.

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Meanwhile, they're getting rowdy in Norway, too:

An angry and aggressive moose has been chasing residents of the Norwegian city of Molde, mostly when they're out jogging in the woods that border on a residential neighbourhood.

Moose mothers are known for protectng their young, but one in Molde appears overly aggressive.

Kari Holmås is among those who suddenly found a moose on her tail during an otherwise solitary jogging round.

"I just managed to see the moose's face before it hit be [sic] from behind," Holmås told local newspaper Romsdals Budstikke. Holmås suffered injuries in her leg, thigh and hip, but says she's glad she survived.

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This moose, however, still appears to be on the wagon.

And in non-cervine news . . .

Guinness World Records has officially recognized L. Ron Hubbard, acclaimed author and the founder of Scientology Dianetics, as the world's most translated author.

This new world record, officially verified as 65 languages, beats the previous record of 51 languages set in 1997 by American author Sidney Sheldon. It also exceeds the unofficial count of 63 for "Harry Potter" novelist J. K. Rowling and the 64 languages translated for "The Diary of a Young Girl" by Dutch teenager Anne Frank.

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And it's still horse puckey in all 65 of 'em . . .