Friday, February 29, 2008

Weird Facts: Counterfeiters Learn How To Make Fake Ferrari's

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ROME (Reuters) - Italians are used to buying bogus Gucci bags or Rolex watches to look stylish but police found a new height of craftsmanship and cunning when they broke up a ring selling fake Ferrari cars for a fraction of the real price.

Police accused 15 people of building the blood red sports cars and selling them to car fanatics on a budget, most of whom knew they were buying a counterfeit classic.

Car body workers who police called "very able" cobbled together mostly fake parts and a few original components. They used body parts from other makes of automobiles, such as chassis, roofs, hoods, trunks and doors.

The body parts were modified to look like Ferrari classics such as the 328 Gtb, which went out of production in the late 1980s.

Some of the cars sold for about 20,000 euros, about a tenth of the going price for some versions.

Police confiscated 21 cars, 14 of which had already been sold, and seven in production in Sicilian garages.

[Via - Reuters]

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Weird Facts: Vengeful Bride Sues Runaway Groom

A filipina bride is suing her former fiance after he ran off with another woman before the wedding ceremony had even finished. // weird facts

The couple had nearly finished saying their vows when a woman appeared at the back of the church and shouted that the wedding should stop, the Philippine Star newspaper reported today.

The groom - who had been about to say "I do'' - hesitated before walking to the woman and hugging her, and the pair fled in a taxi, the newspaper added.

The bride said she had suffered ``irreparable damages'' and had not slept well after the incident in December.

She is reportedly seeking 549,630 pesos ($A14,729) in damages.

[Via - Speed Dating News]

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