Saturday, 20. December 2014
14. 07. 14. - 16:00
Chuck Norris has stopped speeding cars in a Czech village after a cardboard cut out of the world's hardest man appeared on the side of a road wearing a Czech police uniform.
Local driver Libor Klimes from Breznik, in the south of the Czech Republic, said he was worried that kids or even adults in the village would end up becoming a victim of the speeding traffic, and said requests for the local police or council to do something about it had fallen on deaf ears.
He said: "I was having a drink with a pal and he said we needed an action hero like Chuck Norris to come in and tackle the boy racers that were making the streets unsafe, and then we decided that actually that probably wasn't a bad idea.
"Of course it was clear we couldn't get the real thing, but our cardboard cut out of the martial arts action hero dressed up as a policeman has turned out to be just as good."
Local police have approved the measure and said that when it comes to speeding drivers, any measures that help people to remember drivers to slow down were welcome.
It is not the first time Chuck Norris, who was the star of films like Way of the Dragon with Bruce Lee and Walker, Texas Ranger, has found himself used as a way to stop crime.
A Croatian supermarket that had been broken into four times has since been crime free after putting posters up of the action star in the window with the notice: "This store is under the protection of Chuck Norris."
Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student
Austria has yet to record its first case of Ebola, but the feared virus has already had a severe impact on the lives of Africans living in Vienna.
Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus
Whilst the world-famous Wizard of Oz played at the Volksoper, there was another Wizard in the Konzerthaus giving his 16th performance in Vienna!
Penelope Cruz To Play The Ice Cream Killer
The memoirs of the woman dubbed the Ice Cream Killer after she shot dead two ex-lovers before hacking the bodies up with a chainsaw and telling neighbours the noise was a new ice cream machine are due to be turned into a blockbuster with Penelope Cruz playing the lead role.
Kid Left In Coma After Beaten By Teacher For Talking
This is the shocking image of a little Chinese girl before and after she was punished by her teacher - for talking in class.
Freezing Rain Causes Chaos In Central Europe
Freezing weather has arrived in Europe with a vengeance with a layer of ice blanketing parts of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic and causing traffic chaos.
Holey Smoke As Car Disappears Down Sinkhole
Motorist Wei Hsiao found himself in a hole lot of trouble in China when a giant sinkhole opened up on the road beneath him, swallowing his entire car.
Shock Moment Police Helicopter Explodes On Street
This is the moment a police helicopter exploded into a spinning ball of flame in Chile when a fire truck clipped one of its rotors.
More Than Twenty 100,000 GBP Motors Used In Bridal Convoy
A Chinese couple who wanted to have the most expensive wedding convoy possible arranged for a convoy of top of the range cars including a stretch Hummer followed by Lamborghinis, Porsches and other VIP motors.
Riot Police Star In Downs Syndrome Calendar
Spanish riot police have joined forces with Down's syndrome kids to take part in a special calendar for charity.
Chinese Nuclear Winter Smog Leaves Clinics Full
Fresh proof of Chinese scientists' claims that the country's toxic air pollution resembles a nuclear winter are shown by these images that show clinics and hospitals packed with patients suffering with trouble breathing.
The most popular stories –
last 7 days
|UN Security Expert Says One Jihad Poster Girl Is Dead|
|Ebola's deadly reach impacts Vienna student|
|Russian Cops Beat Man To A Pulp In Front Of Children|
|Porsche Driver Crushed After Ploughing Into Lorry|
|Grigorij Sokolov Works His Magic At Vienna Konzerthaus|
Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.
Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.