Where Did The Week Go
Search and Rescue Mistake Sex Doll For Dead Body
If you’re ever stranded in a body of water and there just happens to be a sex doll nearby, know that it can act as a flotation device. Search and rescue crews in Cornwall, England found that out Monday when they discovered a sex doll floating in Newquay Bay.
A fisherman called emergency workers after he spotted a lifeless body floating in the bay. A massive rescue operation, including air and sea, was deployed and after about 90 minutes, a helicopter crew spotted the doll in the middle of the bay according to SWNS.
The fake lady was wearing a “New York” T-shirt and polka-dot pants to go along with red hair and giant red lips. Sexy! Despite being a giant waste of time and man power, a rescue official praised the fisherman for making the call regardless of the outcome.
“The 999 caller gave accurate information which led to a successful search and a positive outcome,” lifeboat operations manager Gareth Horner said. “While the doll may have been deflated by the incident we were happy to discover no-one was hurt.”
Nice to see Mr. Horner has a sense of humor about the whole thing and it’s probably nice for the people of Cornwall to know their tax dollars are being put to good use.
San Francisco Debuts Open-Air Urinal
Now here’s a story about someone thinking outside the box. Or perhaps outside the urinal.
San Francisco has had a problem with public urination for years. Back in 2002, the city increased the possible fine for the crime up to $500 in an attempt to reduce such an act.
But it wasn’t enough. At one point, a three-story light post toppled over thanks to not only a weighed down banner, but years of erosion caused by human and dog urine. This prompted the city to inspect 10,000 light posts to prevent another dangerous situation from happening.
Then, they got creative. Last summer, the city painted nearly 30 walls with a repellant paint that makes urine spray back on the offender. Who knew anti-urine technology was so advanced.
Now, the city is trying something different and it seems to be working. The bay’s Dolores Park is now home to the city’s first open-air urinal. The concrete half-circular urinal is out in the open with plants and a screen as its only protection. It’s an interesting design and one that has become a welcomed addition to a park that only had three toilets to begin with.
“Honestly, we were ready to go pee anywhere,” San Francisco resident Aaron Cutler told news station KNTV. “So any facility is better than none.”
The park has now gone from three urinals to 27 including the outdoor one thanks to more than $20 million in renovations.
“Dolores Park has seen an exponential increase in the number of visitors: On a sunny Saturday, it can host between 7,000 and 10,000 people,” said San Francisco Recreation and Park Department spokeswoman Sarah Madland. “One of the goals of the renovation was to address the littering and public urination issues that were rampant at the park.”
I like this idea, but I’m not sure on the design of the open-air urinal. It looks like more of a shower than a urinal with just a drain at the bottom. That’s going to create a lot of splatter on shoes and feet and men haven’t been known for their aim when it comes to peeing.
I would have put in three traditional bathroom urinal stalls within the open structure and had the urine from each of them lead to the drain at the bottom. It would be little more practical but also more upkeep for the parks department.
Kudos to San Francisco for recognizing a major problem that would perhaps seem insignificant to some and thinking of creative ways to solve the problem.
Bunny Trapped on Roof Saved by Firefighters
You’ve heard the one about the fireman rescuing a cat stuck up a tree right? Well how about a rabbit stuck on a roof?
Firefighters in Northern Ireland responded to such a specific call on Friday when winds from Storm Gertrude threw Bumper the bunny’s hutch into the air. The hutch crashed against the side of the house while poor Bumper landed on the roof with no way to get down.
But that’s why you have a local fire department to handle such a case. Not sure why the homeowner couldn’t grab a ladder and fetch the animal themselves but that’s beside the point.
Less than 40 minutes, multiple ladders (Multiple?) and a reach pole later, Bumper was safely off the roof. To commemorate the incident, Bumper was renamed Gertrude because why not name it after a storm that nearly killed it. Seriously, Bumper is a way better name for a bunny than Gertrude.