Friday, February 17, 2006

Stranger Than Fiction

In what could easily be confused for a comic book story plot from the 1950s or 60s, British rescue boats and a helicopter were sent last Wednesday on a bogus rescue mission. The culprit? A faulty telly.
The coast guards scrambled after a rescue coordination center in Scotland picked up what it believed to be a distress signal coming from the sea off southern England.

But communications experts later traced the signal to the digital television set-top box in the home of 67-year-old Mary Donaldson in the southwestern port of Plymouth.
It's a mechanical conspiracy, I tell you. Those darn new-fangled contraptions are going to take over the world!


Anonymous Daffyd said...

Go back to bed, Songbird! I think the fever still has control!!

2/17/2006 12:51 PM  

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