Firefighters Extinguish Blaze With TV Remote

Firefighters in Zurich were able to avert disaster last week when they were called on by an elderly woman to extinguish a flaming television. Fortunately, the crisis was resolved with the push of a button.

You see, the television was turned to a German station that broadcasts a Yule Log-esque fireplace in the early morning hours, so a remote was the right tool for the job. Ahh senility...where everyday and everything is an adventure. [AP / Thanks getmstevedave!]