Drunk farmer drove three wheeled tractor

Tractor /Europics

A farmer has been banned from driving after he drove five miles with just three wheels on his tractor before passing out.

Drunk Marcin Pietrowski, 39, was arrested when police in Janow, Poland, found him fast asleep in a ditch beside a dirt road leading to his farm.

“We had lots of calls from other drivers saying he could barely steer the vehicle,” said a police spokesman.

“When we got there, he’d stopped the tractor and had fallen out of the cab where he passed out,” they added.

Shamefaced Marcin – now facing a hefty fine or jail – told police: “I’d had a few and needed to get home but I’d completely forgotten there were only three wheels on that tractor.”

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/Drunk_farmer_drove_three_wheeled_tractor

by Arthur Furrowfield

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Vale remora….

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of remora.

remora was a founding member of Punjapit & a great friend to all at the shed.

With sincere sympathy,

robin

Inside the Chrysanthemum kingdom: 100-year-old photos show a still-medieval Japan

For years it had remained shut off from the rest of world and shrouded in mystery.

But this unique collection of images taken 100 years ago are some of the first ever insights in to rural Japan before it was opened up to the rest of the globe.

The collection of pictures – the first ever used to promote tourism in the country – show geishas relaxing in pleasure gardens while workers pick tea leaves from the fields.

Mysterious: Japan remained cut off from much of the world until the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854

Division of the classes: A peasant woman entertains a child with a handmade toy
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2232259/A-snapshot-time-Collection-100-year-old-photos-hidden-wonders-Japan-prepared-open-doors-world.html#ixzz2C8PZQ5Sz

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He’s an old hand at this! Chinese boy, 5, drives digger on building site

He’s a bit young to drive a car, but when it comes to driving diggers on building sites he’s an old hand.

Wang Shuhan, from Wuhan, in central China’s Hubei Province, is only five-years-old yet he’s already an expert at operating building site machinery.

The youngster was taught by his father Wang Xuebing, who videoed him calmly driving the digger around and using its scoop to pick up and move sand

Five-year-old Wang Shuhan operating the machine of his father's digger in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China

Xuebing said: 'I sometimes explained to him the functions of the gears within the compartment, and when he was three he asked me to have a try. Amazingly he did it.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2228732/Hes-old-Boy-5-drive-fathers-digger-like-expert.html#ixzz2BTUc31c8

by Arthur Furrowfield

 

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Closed for a End of Summer Holiday

Management has asked us to take End of Summer vacation….

So Punjapit is going to be closed & will reopen mid October.

(Arf will be guarding “the SHED”)

Whiskey Barrel Adirondack Chair

For those days sitting on the deck at the Shed…

Whiskey Barrel Adirondack Chair

Outdoor-friendly weather might be an increasingly scarce commodity in many parts of the world, but this Whiskey Barrel Adirondack Chair is so good looking that we could imagine using it indoors during the winter months. Made from used whiskey barrel staves, this unique chair is supremely comfortable and doesn’t have any plugs or visible hardware. Here’s hoping it smells just a bit like whiskey, too.

by Arthur Furrowfield

 

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“Blue Dragon” Sea Slug Reminds Us That the Ocean is Filled With Strange Creatures

Talking about sea creatures….. where’s remora

The strange blue creature in the photo above may look like a monster from a Japanese RPG, but is actually a real animal—the Glaucus atlanticus sea slug, to be exact.

Commonly known as the blue dragon or blue sea slug, this beautiful little mollusk can be found off the coast of South Africa, Australia and Mozambique, floating on the surface tension of the water.

Glaucus atlanticus got quite a bit of attention on the internet in April after a stunning up-close photo was posted to imigur. While we only just stumbled upon the blue dragon today, the moment we saw it we had the feeling this wasn’t the first time we had seen a sea slug that looked like something out of a fantasy world.

 

 

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2012/09/13/blue-dragon-sea-slug-reminds-us-that-the-ocean-is-filled-with-strange-creatures-that-look-like-pokemon/

by The Punjapit Alliance

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I love poo

Nothing says “I love you” more than a Valentine’s Day card made from pulped elephant faeces.

Card maker Vijender Shekhawat is hoping his unique format of romantic missive will take the market by storm.

His company Haathi Chaap (Elephant Stamp) plans to process 30 tons of dung every month to make a special paper from the grass and leaf fibres that pass through the elephants’ system without being digested.

The pulp produces a high quality, unique paper which can be used for any style of greeting card.

“Elephants’ gastrointestinal tract cannot digest fibres well. About 40 per cent of everything goes through untouched but softened and pre-pulped.

“As a result, their dung makes fantastic paper when it is pressed and processed,” explains Vijender.

Crucially for the potential buyers and receivers the cards do not smell.

“People always worry about the smell, but believe me the cards smell as sweet as any other Valentine’s Day cards on the market,” added Vijender.

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/i_love_poo

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Edible Bus Stops Hit The West Country!

Guerrilla gardening project the Edible Bus Stop is to use the National Gardening Show at the Royal Bath & West Showground to expand.
Landscape architect Will Sandy, who launched the initiative last year in London, said he hopes the show on 31 August-2 September will help to roll the project into the West Country. He is working with Cleeve Nursery in Bristol and Brett Aggregates on this next stage.

He took his message to a wider audience this month at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show with a show garden of plants, graffiti walls, a junked taxi and phone box.

Locals and groups such as gardening clubs are being asked to nominate new sites. The winner is to be mocked up in a garden at the Bath show.

via: http://www.hortweek.com/news/1141205/west-country-targeted-guerilla-gardening/

by Arthur Furrowfield

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Shed Drink of the Week…. English Garden Worm Gin

English Garden Worm Gin

No, that’s not a typo. Crafted to one-up the classic worm in a tequila bottle, English Garden Worm Gin features a common earthworm floating around in the booze, which offers up a dry flavor and a alcohol content of 37.5 percent. As for what to do with the worm when you’re finished? That’s totally up to you.

by Arthur Furrowfield

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