Monday, July 11, 2005

Better than fiction

Every now and then you run into a news story that is funnier than anything you could dream up. This is one:

A Dutch veterinarian was fined 600 guilders (about $240)for causing a fire that destroyed a farm in Lichten Vourde,the Netherlands. The vet had been trying to convince a farmerthat his cow was passing flatulent gas; to demonstrate, thevet ignited the gas, but the cow became a "four-legged flame-thrower" and ran wild, setting fire to bales of hay. Damage to the farm was assessed at $80,000. The cow was unharmed. AP

Need more laughs? Check out this site. Definitely lightens the mood.