Complete Idiots

 More Evidence That This World Is Full Of Complete Idiots

 1.  Police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a 22-year-old
     man at an airport hotel after he tried to pass two
     (counterfeit) $16 bills.

 2.  A man in Johannesburg, South Africa, shot his
     49-year-old friend in the face, seriously wounding him,
     while the two practiced shooting beer cans off each other's

 3.  A company trying to continue its five-year perfect
     safety record showed its workers a film aimed at encouraging
     the use of safety goggles on the job. According to
     Industrial Machinery News, the film's depiction of gory
     industrial accidents was so graphic that twenty-five workers
     suffered minor injuries in their rush to leave the screening
     room. Thirteen others fainted, and one man required seven
     stitches after he cut his head falling off a chair while
     watching the film.

 4.  The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on
     nuclear weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating
     one within city limits.

 5.  A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in
     St. Louis, but by the time police arrived on the scene,
     fourteen pedestrians had boarded the bus and had begun to
     complain of whiplash injuries and back pain.

 6.  Swedish business consultant Ulf af Trolle labored 13
     years on a book about Swedish economic solutions. He took
     the 250-page manuscript to be copied, only to have it
     reduced to 50,000 strips of paper in seconds when a worker
     confused the copier with the shredder.

 7.  A convict broke out of jail in Washington DC, then a
     few days later accompanied his girlfriend to her trial for
     robbery. At lunch, he went out for a sandwich. She needed to
     see him, and thus had him paged. Police officers recognized
     his name and arrested him as he returned to the courthouse
     in a car he had stolen over the lunch hour.

 8.  Police in Radnor, Pennsylvania, interrogated a
     suspect by placing a metal colander on his head and
     connecting it with wires to a photocopy machine.
     The message "He's lying" was placed in the copier, and
     police pressed the copy button each time they thought the
     suspect wasn't telling the truth.  Believing the "lie
     detector" was working, the suspect confessed.

 9.  When two service station attendants in Ionia,
     Michigan, refused to hand over the cash to an intoxicated
     robber, the man threatened to call the police. They still
     refused, so the robber called the police and was arrested.

 10. A Los Angeles man who later said he was "tired of
     walking," stole a steamroller and led police on a 5 mph
     chase until an officer stepped aboard and brought the
     vehicle to a stop.