Well Friday rolled round surprisingly quickly this week and apart from several bouts of insomnia it's been a whirlwind of work, house offers, ClareBear contact, solicitors, DrummerBoy resume construction and job hunting, stolen for sale signs and buzz. Managed to finally get the chardy lunch in with Thommo today. We're in for a hot and sunny weekend but pity those in Adelaide and Melbourne coping with 40 degrees! So some Friday trivia to bring a smile to your dial:
A Macedonian court convicted a bear of theft and damage for stealing honey from a beekeeper who fought off the attacks with thumping "turbo-folk" music. Now don't laugh, this is a serious story I read on ninemsn today.
"I tried to distract the bear with lights and music because I heard bears are afraid of that," Zoran Kiseloski told top-selling daily Dnevnik. After the year-long case of the bear vs the beekeeper ended in the beekeeper's favour.
"So I bought a generator, lit up the area and put on songs of (Serbian 'turbo-folk' star) Ceca." (and I thought a Seca was a little hatch back!)
The bear stayed away for a few weeks, but came back when the generator ran out of power and the music fell silent, Kiseloski said, adding, "it attacked the beehives again".
A court in the city of Bitola found the bear guilty, and since it had no owner and belonged to a protected species, ordered the state to pay the 140,000 denars ($A3,766) damage it caused to the hives. There was no information on the whereabouts of the bear!
Damian? Where are you? Been very quiet lately? Not knocking off honeypots in the homeland are you?
Haha . . no wonder she kept the bear away!