- AUSTRALIA - The smart thing to do if you've had a little too much to drink is find yourself a designated driver to make sure you get home safely. The not-so-smart thing to do is to make that designated driver your five-year-old son. A 37-year-old drunken mother had her youngest son man the wheel while she operated the pedals. The result was a devastating crash that injured the mother and her two sons when the car hit a tree, hurtled down an embankment and threw all three passengers from the car. The mother's condition was the most severe with back and neck injuries and facial lacerations. Her youngest son suffered a broken hand and the other sustained only minor injuries. No further brain damage was reported on the woman.
Or how about this?
- HONG KONG - The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong's top university, apologized to police for sending them on a wild goose chase after they accidentally dumped human body parts in a landfill. Workers in the landfill found three lower torsos, three right legs, two thighs and a left foot last week. Police discovered that the body parts had been injected with formaldehyde and traced them to the university. Lam Shiu-kam, a professor and dean of medicine, said the body parts were used by the faculty for research. The parts were then left behind when the department moved to a new building. When the building was being demolished the parts were mistaken for construction waste.