I’m a sucker for odd news…

March 13, 2006

Here is a good one, if only this could happen to me. I’d never leave my apartment, for fear that the beer would stop flowing. I’d be emptying out milk jugs and filling them with beer.


A woman thought she was in heaven when beer instead of water flowed from the taps in her apartment in west Norway.

“I turned on the tap to clean some knives and forks and beer came out,” Haldis Gundersen told Reuters from her home in Kristiansund, west Norway. “We thought we were in heaven.”

Beer in Norway is among the most expensive in the world with a 0.4 liter (0.7 pint) costing about 50 crowns ($7.48) in a bar.

Gundersen said she tried the beer but that it tasted a bit odd and was not fizzy.

It turned out that a worker in a bar two floors below had mixed up the pipes on Saturday evening, wrongly connecting a new barrel to a water pipe leading to Gundersen’s flat. The bar got water in its beer taps.

“If it happens again I’m going to order Baileys (coffee liqueur),” she said.


2 Responses to “I’m a sucker for odd news…”

  1. Kat in GA on March 14th, 2006 8:08 pm

    LOL!! I heard about this… hey, ya think the landlord will try to raise their rent now? Or will the city try to impose a Liquor tax on teh landlord? Or fine him for serving alcohol without a license? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just kidding…. That’s too funny……

  2. Kat in GA on March 17th, 2006 7:41 pm

    Hey, speaking of weird news, here’s another one for ya!I did a google for “weird news” for ya, LOL… hope you enjoy! ;-)

    “Chicago Requires Driver’s Ed for Blind Students”


    After ya read the article, you should be able to go back to the “home” page, where there are a GAZILLION weird-but-true news stories!!!!!

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