Austin Mourns A Character, Crossing-Dressing Tramp Albert Leslie Cochran Passed Away

Almost every large town or city that has a homeless population has a character or two amongst them; someone that everyone in the town knows, and either loves or loathes, their idiosyncrasies becoming synonymous with the town and its persona. Some townsfolk will enjoy interacting with them, whereas others will not be so keen to stop and have a chat!

This week, in Austin, Texas the residents got together and organised a parade to mourn the death of Albert Leslie Cochran, 60, who was known to almost everyone as Leslie. Continue Reading

Meet Slovak Batman

Zoltan Kohari, a 26 years old, known as the Slovak Batman, lives alone in an abandoned building without water, heat or electricity in the town of Dunajska Streda, 34 miles (55 km) south of Bratislava.

Local residents call Kohari “the hero in a Batman’s costume” even though he hasn’t fought any crimes yet. However, he does believe in justice and wants to help the police.

Kohari recieves food from the locals, in return, he does what he can to make their daily life easier.

Via Boing Boing

Man Survived for 2 Months Inside a Snowed in Car

A 45-year-old man from southern Sweden was dug out alive on Friday after being snowed in to his car on a forest track since December 19 with no food and only a sleeping bag to keep warm.

Snowmobilers who spotted his vehicle near the northern city of Umea initially thought they had come across a car wreck until they dug their way to a window and saw a dangerously thin person living inside.

“Just incredible that he’s alive considering that he had no food, but also since it’s been really cold for some time after Christmas,” a rescue team member told the local newspaper Vasterbottens-Kuriren.

Normally humans would normally be able to survive for about four weeks without food, according to doctors at the Umea University Hospital, where the 45 year old is recovering.
Dr Stefan Branth, believe the man probably survived by eating snow and going into a dormant-like state.

“A bit like a bear that hibernates. Humans can do that,” he said. “He probably had a body temperature of around 31 degrees (Celsius) which the body adjusted to. Due to the low temperature, not much energy was used up.”

It remained unclear how the man found himself stuck in the snow to begin with.

Via Daily What