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Not Enough Mail, So Finland's Postal Service Will Mow Lawns

On Tuesdays, and it won't provide the mower

(Newser) - The USPS isn't the only woebegone postal service. Things are bad enough in Finland that the state-owned Posti is getting into ... lawn care. Under the new program, which begins next month, postal workers will mow residents' lawns each Tuesday, when mail volumes are typically lower, broadcaster Yle reports. Interested... More »

Would-Be Good Samaritan Makes Things Worse for Mower

New York man cried for help ... and sorta got some

(Newser) - Authorities say a good Samaritan trying to help a New York man in distress turned out to be a bad Samaritan. The Wyoming County sheriff's office says a man's foot got stuck under his riding mower last week on a sloped lawn near an embankment in Genesee Falls.... More »

Guy on Lawnmower Charged With DUI

Colorado police say Kenneth Welton was barhopping on his Craftsman ride-on

(Newser) - A Craftsman lawnmower got a Colorado man in hot water last week. Concerned citizens in Garden City called the cops on 53-year-old Kenneth Welton on Tuesday after he was spotted motoring the wrong way down a busy street at around 10pm on a riding mower, reportedly after visiting at least... More »

Man Flees Scene of Crime ... on Riding Mower

Ricky New's getaway wasn't exactly high speed

(Newser) - Proving once again that there is no shortage of not-so-smart criminals, Aiken, SC, police apprehended an alleged robber yesterday who was attempting a getaway ... on his Craftsman riding lawn mower. Ricky New, who we're guessing didn't get very far, has been charged with assault and battery and first-degree armed robbery... More »

Man Springs Pup From Pound; Flees on Lawnmower

High-speed chase not an option

(Newser) - Edwin Fry loves his prized pooch. When his dog, Buddy Tough, found himself locked up in the town kennel, Fry decided to bust him out of jail. Fry could have paid the $100 fine to have his dog released, but instead, he decided to visit the pound with a pair... More »

No Kidding: Goats Mow Google Lawns

(Newser) - Google has hired 200 low-carbon goats to graze away dry fire-hazard brush at its Northern California campus, taking a bite out of two environmental threats at once, reports CNET. "The goats are herded with the help of Jen, a border collie,” says a Google official. “It costs... More »

Ballpark Grass Is Artful Work

Red Sox groundskeeper pioneered growing trend in baseball aesthetics

(Newser) - Amid the pageantry sure to accompany tomorrow’s opening of the Major League Baseball playoffs, the increasingly intricate patterns mown into stadium grass is sure to catch fans’ eyes. Red Sox groundskeeper David Mellor pioneered the technique as an assistant in Milwaukee in 1993, the New York Times reports, and... More »

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