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Re: Weird News
« Reply #1900 on: February 08, 2019, 08:13:09 AM »
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« Reply #1902 on: February 12, 2019, 11:28:59 AM »
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47210466

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« Reply #1903 on: February 12, 2019, 03:41:35 PM »
Members of the police in Central Norway recently made the most of wintry conditions by using their riot shields as sleds and hurling themselves down an icy, snow-covered road.

https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/police-in-norway-play-in-snow/1775462803
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« Reply #1904 on: February 13, 2019, 05:52:53 PM »
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« Reply #1905 on: February 13, 2019, 06:03:40 PM »
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #1907 on: February 14, 2019, 08:15:39 AM »
Teen who hacks car to drive backwards gets shoutout from Elon Musk
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/teen-who-hacks-car-to-drive-backwards-gets-shoutout-from-elon-musk-2019-02-13

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Re: Weird News
« Reply #1908 on: February 17, 2019, 09:03:11 AM »
woman was sleeping in snake printed pajamas and one foot was outside the blanket. Her husband thought it was a snake and he broke her foot.
https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ah34zb/this_woman_was_sleeping_in_snake_printed_pajamas/
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« Reply #1909 on: February 17, 2019, 11:34:16 AM »
woman was sleeping in snake printed pajamas and one foot was outside the blanket. Her husband thought it was a snake and he broke her foot.
https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/ah34zb/this_woman_was_sleeping_in_snake_printed_pajamas/

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Re: Weird News
« Reply #1911 on: February 19, 2019, 10:45:10 AM »

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« Reply #1912 on: February 19, 2019, 11:34:10 AM »
This one certainly falls in the WTF category...  "Cowboy Pinball Game at Bull Bash"


https://www.wavy.com/video/shocking-video-shows-several-people-hit-by-bull-during-bull-bash-in-owensboro/1791976372?fbclid=IwAR2wYd_LF7rRvaxRLScs6EwUVxwAc0eAgdSmIGsEtOhCi8TvTTvdmdbTp3M
Note the unfortunate contestant lying alone in the corner, abandoned to exactly NO PARAMEDICS at the end...
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« Reply #1914 on: February 28, 2019, 09:27:55 AM »
Set them on fire and they will no longer be offended.
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #1915 on: February 28, 2019, 09:38:40 AM »
https://jalopnik.com/it-would-take-a-single-zamboni-693-years-to-resurface-a-1832930425

It would take 364,143,591 minutes to resurface Lake Superior with a single zamboni or twenty minutes with 18,207,179 zambonis (zambonii?).

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Re: Weird News
« Reply #1917 on: March 02, 2019, 07:48:34 AM »
Alls I can say is that the complainant must not have much experience in the realm of phalluses, because that pic only vaguely resembles one.
She's got a worm in 'er belly? That's disgusting! That's interesting, but very disgusting. 

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« Reply #1918 on: March 05, 2019, 09:06:53 AM »
https://pluralist.com/trans-woman-hate-crime-judge/

At least the judge threw it out, but why did it even get that far?
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« Reply #1919 on: March 05, 2019, 01:08:40 PM »
https://pluralist.com/trans-woman-hate-crime-judge/

At least the judge threw it out, but why did it even get that far?

a complex issue reduced to some rather politically biased and very poor reporting. I note the shameless pop at Nancy Pelosi at the end.

although the prosecution case looked a little thin (tired, can't think of a silly trans joke. sorry)
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« Reply #1920 on: March 07, 2019, 10:59:04 AM »
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« Reply #1921 on: March 07, 2019, 02:21:13 PM »
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« Reply #1922 on: March 07, 2019, 02:56:54 PM »
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6777961/Billionaire-diamond-trader-65-dies-penis-enlargement-surgery.html

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Re: Weird News
« Reply #1923 on: March 09, 2019, 11:38:10 AM »
Scientist discovers jellyfish-like creature with ‘Transient Anus’ that only appears when it is needed to defecate and disappears as soon as it excretes waste.
https://www.geek.com/news/scientist-discovers-jellyfish-like-creature-with-transient-anus-that-only-appears-when-it-is-needed-1777327/

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« Reply #1924 on: March 09, 2019, 04:47:27 PM »
Scientist discovers jellyfish-like creature with ‘Transient Anus’ that only appears when it is needed to defecate and disappears as soon as it excretes waste.
https://www.geek.com/news/scientist-discovers-jellyfish-like-creature-with-transient-anus-that-only-appears-when-it-is-needed-1777327/


The strangely named "Inmate Jellyfish".
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #1925 on: March 22, 2019, 12:49:46 PM »
CAGES FOR HUMANS TO BE INSTALLED IN ZOO

https://www.newsweek.com/cages-humans-be-installed-zoo-enclosures-case-visitors-fall-1100273





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« Reply #1926 on: March 22, 2019, 03:39:07 PM »
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« Reply #1927 on: March 22, 2019, 06:07:54 PM »
CAGES FOR HUMANS TO BE INSTALLED IN ZOO

https://www.newsweek.com/cages-humans-be-installed-zoo-enclosures-case-visitors-fall-1100273



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Re: Weird News
« Reply #1928 on: March 23, 2019, 02:10:42 PM »
not news really but a review of the County Oak, a boozer in Brighton. Enjoy.

I’M not narrow-minded and don’t think I’m squeamish, but getting my shoes covered in vomit before I even got through the door should have provided all the warning I needed.
I’d already fought my way through the scaffolding yard masquerading as a car park by the time a huge beast lurched out of The County Oak and threw up over my feet.
By the time the fully track-suited barmaid, with a bandage on her right hand, served me a pint of Kronenbourg I realised this was Shameless meets Celebrity Juice – but without the class of either of these programmes.
The noise and chaos in the main bar was so intense – not to mention the potentially lethal mix of a child chucking darts and an American bulldog that looked like a shire horse – I headed for the deserted middle bar purely on safety grounds.
Sadly it was not a safe zone as one of the Neanderthals decided to hurl a red ball into this middle bar and the 26-week-old bulldog, affectionately named RJ, followed it to cause total mayhem.
Things went further downhill when its inebriated owner lurched in to apologise.
Worse still, the inebriated man’s even more drunk mate in an horrendous pink shirt thrust himself forward and demanded to know “What the f**** I was doing in his bar?”
To be fair this was exactly what I was thinking too!
Demanding to know what I was doing here for a second time, he then collapsed across a chair and I took my chance to escape back to the main bar.
The darts had been confiscated and RJ had sneaked behind the counter, so it seemed a safer option.
The noise level was still phenomenal and everyone was completely annihilated by 7pm.
A reddish-headed barmaid supping a Bud ejected RJ from behind the bar and whilst the massive bulldog was by far the friendliest thing in here, and probably the most intelligent, he wasn’t chatty so I had a word with the child who was tearing about.
He slowed down just long enough to tell me his name, that he was seven years old and that his nan owned the pub.
By now the desperate locals had started a game which involved them trying to touch their toes.
The first consequence saw RJ being blamed for a massive fart.
The next saw several collapse to the floor before the man in the offensive pink shirt loudly declared he’d torn something and pulled his trousers down to check. What happened next must go unreported.
I really don’t think there is much more I can say about The County Oak – there are two pool tables and darts though I wouldn’t recommend either as they can only add potential weapons to an already volatile atmosphere.
There is a third bar, which I think can be hired out, but this was closed and locked when I visited – otherwise it might have provided a temporary hiding place.
The colour scheme throughout is horrible, in fact, come to think of it, it may have been this that upset poor RJ’s stomach.
I briefly visited the facilities to leave my calling card and quickly realised it was indeed the only safe haven in the place.
There was no soap in the dispenser but that’s the least of your worries here.
By the time I left someone had thrown a bucket of water over the vomit and Emmerdale had replaced the horse racing on the telly, but what certainly hadn’t changed was the atmosphere in the pub.
It felt just as dangerous and threatening as when I first went in.
You get the distinct impression the locals have been drinking right through the day and probably the night before too.
I’ve been in some rough dives in my time, but I don’t think I’ve ever been anywhere that I thought it was more likely to kick off at any moment.
If you’re planning a visit here leave your common sense at home and take a couple of minders.

The County Oak, County Oak Avenue, Brighton
Decor: ★★
(The colour scheme’s not great, but it hides the worst excesses)
Drink: ★★
(Very little on tap, no decent ale worth considering)
Price: ★
(£4.20 for a pint of Kronie is expensive)
Atmosphere: Zero
(Terrifying beyond belief)
Food: Zero
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #1929 on: March 28, 2019, 08:37:36 AM »
Verizon suspends worker who rescued cat from telephone pole w/ Co. bucket truck

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/verizon-suspends-worker-who-rescued-cat-telephone-pole/

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The cat's owner had called the fire department, animal rescue and the telephone company before German, who was working nearby, responded to pleas to help. The cat had been stuck for 12 hours.

The employee, Maurice German, was suspended for violating Verizon's safety rules when he used a Verizon  hydraulic lift, "bucket" truck around electrical wires

Verizon is facing the wrath of cat lovers for its decision
Verizon said it had made a donation to Pennsylvania Animal Rescue & Protection. The gesture did little to appease customers and animal lovers on social media

Two GoFundMe pages were set up to compensate German for his lost wages.  One, set up by a Verizon colleague of German's, has raised more than $7,000, exceeding its goal of $4,650.  Another stopped accepting donations after raising $3,395.

My thought;  where the hell are verizon lines that ARE NOT AROUND electric wires?!?!?  My power and internet come from the same pole!!

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« Reply #1930 on: March 28, 2019, 08:44:24 AM »
MillerCoors sues Anheuser-Busch over Bud Light corn syrup ad

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MillerCoors filed a lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch that accused its rival of trying to "frighten" consumers into switching to Bud Light with "misleading" ads, that first aired duing the Super Bowl.
The commercial states that Bud Light isn't brewed with corn syrup.
Bud Light is brewed with rice instead of corn syrup, but Anheuser-Busch uses corn syrup in some of its other beers, including Stella Artois Cidre and Busch Light.
Corn syrup is used by several brewers during fermentation. During that process, corn syrup is broken down and consumed by yeast so none of it remains in the final product.
Anheuser-Busch said its campaign is truthful and designed to bring consumers "transparency" about what's in the beer they drink.
The feud threatens to disrupt an alliance between the two companies to work on a campaign to promote the beer industry amid declining sales - they've been losing business in recent years to smaller independent brewers, imports, and wine and spirits, according to the Brewers Association.
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #1931 on: March 28, 2019, 02:39:11 PM »
Referring to either as "beer" indicates a wide tolerance for imprecision...
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« Reply #1932 on: March 29, 2019, 01:33:30 PM »