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Potato danger: you want collision with that?

Thieves have dismantled and carted away some 5 kms (3 miles) of disused rail track close to the German town of Weimar, railway operator Deutsche Bahn said on Friday. The railway operator said the thieves would probably sell the tracks as scrap metal with the damage amounting to at least 200,000 euros ($241,500).

india Updated: Feb 08, 2006 12:18 IST

Frozen squirrels, angry wasps and obstructive potatoes were among some of the reasons given by motorists to support their insurance claims, Norwich Union said Monday.

Freak incidents involving animals top the list when it comes to bizarre claims, closely followed by those involving food.

The squirrel motorist said the frozen animal had fallen out of a tree and crashed through the windshield while another driver blamed a wasp sting on the leg for a sudden surge in acceleration and a bump with the car in front.

One driver even blamed a potato stuck behind the brake pedal for the inability to stop.
"We see a lot of strange things but we were surprised at how many involved animals and food of all things," said a Norwich Union spokeswoman.

First Published: Feb 08, 2006 12:18 IST

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