Funny old world, a repository for bizarre news stories

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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Postby souphound » 20 Apr 2017, 21:19

Footy wrote:Last week, I discovered that the cordless drill I bought about 5 years ago is, in fact, a cordless screwdiver.

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Postby northernsky » 27 Apr 2017, 14:15

http://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/semi-naked-man-brings-humber-bridge-to-standstill/story-30296274-detail/story.html

Clearly, the crucial part of this story is the Capri Sun.
Everyone would just have ignored him if he'd been swigging an Orangina.

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Postby Deebank » 27 Apr 2017, 15:49

I was in Ireland last week and there was a story on the cover of the Irish Mirror (something like) 'Father killed by 40 tons of cheese'

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/co ... 37649.html
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 27 Apr 2017, 17:34

What a whey to go.
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:lol:
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Postby pcqgod » 25 May 2017, 20:13

Since no one else seems to be talking about body slam-gate, I'll just post this here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpos ... 96ba003981
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 26 May 2017, 07:51

Cruellest, most effective prank call ever. After two hours of humiliation, he even phoned "ugly" and "beast" and persuaded them to go back for another half hour of humiliation.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/one-armed-mum-daughter-ridden-10477619
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Postby The Great Defector » 26 May 2017, 14:34

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40055458

Gianforte wins Montana vote despite 'body slam' charge
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Postby souphound » 22 Jun 2017, 17:43

Footy wrote:Last week, I discovered that the cordless drill I bought about 5 years ago is, in fact, a cordless screwdiver.

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Postby The Great Defector » 22 Jun 2017, 17:44

The Queen reported to West Yorkshire Police for 'not wearing seat belt'



http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-40359502
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 22 Jun 2017, 17:52

The Great Defector wrote:
The Queen reported to West Yorkshire Police for 'not wearing seat belt'



http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-40359502


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Postby Nikki Gradual » 14 Aug 2017, 11:04

I am sure many of you are familiar with the Dear David story that is doing the rounds.

http://www.yourtango.com/2017305731/dear-david-ghost-story-real-viral-twitter-paranormal-haunting-apartment
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Postby Deebank » 14 Aug 2017, 11:45

Nikki Gradual wrote:I am sure many of you are familiar with the Dear David story that is doing the rounds.

http://www.yourtango.com/2017305731/dear-david-ghost-story-real-viral-twitter-paranormal-haunting-apartment


Pre-frontal lobe seizure and sleep paralysis - quite common apparently.
I have experienced it... Very scary until you know what it is.

Could be the source for many 'paranormal' experiences - alien abduction being one.

Fascinating stuff. Check this out...

Sleep Paralysis
The characteristics of sleep paralysis are as follows:

Inability to move or speak for 30 seconds - 3 minutes
Speech is difficult or almost impossible
Happens before falling asleep or just after waking up
Can be hereditary
Can be brought on by stress
Sleep paralysis is the experience of waking up (usually form a dream) and feeling paralyzed, except for being able to breathe and move the eyes. Hypnogogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis may occur together. These conditions are common in people with narcolepsy but can also effect others, particularly people who are sleep-deprived. Although a pretty terrifying event, these events are not physically harmful. There are two major types of sleep paralysis: common (typical) also known as CSP and hallucinatory (hypnagogic) sleep paralysis known as HSP.

Differences between CSP and HSP.

CSP is common and universal, HSP is rare and seems to be geographically episodic.
CSP is only unnerving for the sleeper but HSP is accompanied by a nightmare like hallucination.
CSP is of relatively short duration where HSP can last as long as seven or eight minutes.
One of the most important differences between Night Terrors and CSP is that CSPs occurs in Stage one of sleep and Night Terrors occur in stage four.

Different cultures throughout time have interpreted HSPs as different spirits or events.

Ancestral ghosts - Southeast Asians
Hag - Irish and Scottish
Cats - Chinese
Spectral foxes - Japanese
Djinn - Arabs
Guilt - Romans and the Egyptians
Witchcraft - Mexicans
Vampires - Europeans
Demons - Medieval Europe
HSPs are usually a vision of a small creature that sits on the victims chest. The creature then either compresses the chest or attempts to strangulate the victim. Almost all attacks have been reported by people sleeping on their backs.

For additional information check:
Trionic Research Institute http://www.trionica.com
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 14 Aug 2017, 12:07

Deebank wrote:
Nikki Gradual wrote:I am sure many of you are familiar with the Dear David story that is doing the rounds.

http://www.yourtango.com/2017305731/dear-david-ghost-story-real-viral-twitter-paranormal-haunting-apartment


Pre-frontal lobe seizure and sleep paralysis - quite common apparently.
I have experienced it... Very scary until you know what it is.

Could be the source for many 'paranormal' experiences - alien abduction being one.

Fascinating stuff. Check this out...

Sleep Paralysis
The characteristics of sleep paralysis are as follows:

Inability to move or speak for 30 seconds - 3 minutes
Speech is difficult or almost impossible
Happens before falling asleep or just after waking up
Can be hereditary
Can be brought on by stress
Sleep paralysis is the experience of waking up (usually form a dream) and feeling paralyzed, except for being able to breathe and move the eyes. Hypnogogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis may occur together. These conditions are common in people with narcolepsy but can also effect others, particularly people who are sleep-deprived. Although a pretty terrifying event, these events are not physically harmful. There are two major types of sleep paralysis: common (typical) also known as CSP and hallucinatory (hypnagogic) sleep paralysis known as HSP.

Differences between CSP and HSP.

CSP is common and universal, HSP is rare and seems to be geographically episodic.
CSP is only unnerving for the sleeper but HSP is accompanied by a nightmare like hallucination.
CSP is of relatively short duration where HSP can last as long as seven or eight minutes.
One of the most important differences between Night Terrors and CSP is that CSPs occurs in Stage one of sleep and Night Terrors occur in stage four.

Different cultures throughout time have interpreted HSPs as different spirits or events.

Ancestral ghosts - Southeast Asians
Hag - Irish and Scottish
Cats - Chinese
Spectral foxes - Japanese
Djinn - Arabs
Guilt - Romans and the Egyptians
Witchcraft - Mexicans
Vampires - Europeans
Demons - Medieval Europe
HSPs are usually a vision of a small creature that sits on the victims chest. The creature then either compresses the chest or attempts to strangulate the victim. Almost all attacks have been reported by people sleeping on their backs.

For additional information check:
Trionic Research Institute http://www.trionica.com


To be honest, I initially just assumed he was making it all up in order to, ultimately, write the book or sell something.
Then I decided he was probably on the level because if you are consciously plotting to get your 15 minutes of fame via Twitter you probably wouldn't overlook a little detail such as having the name @moby_dickhead
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Postby Deebank » 14 Aug 2017, 12:15

Nikki Gradual wrote:
Deebank wrote:
Nikki Gradual wrote:I am sure many of you are familiar with the Dear David story that is doing the rounds.

http://www.yourtango.com/2017305731/dear-david-ghost-story-real-viral-twitter-paranormal-haunting-apartment


Pre-frontal lobe seizure and sleep paralysis - quite common apparently.
I have experienced it... Very scary until you know what it is.

Could be the source for many 'paranormal' experiences - alien abduction being one.

Fascinating stuff. Check this out...

Sleep Paralysis
The characteristics of sleep paralysis are as follows:

Inability to move or speak for 30 seconds - 3 minutes
Speech is difficult or almost impossible
Happens before falling asleep or just after waking up
Can be hereditary
Can be brought on by stress
Sleep paralysis is the experience of waking up (usually form a dream) and feeling paralyzed, except for being able to breathe and move the eyes. Hypnogogic hallucinations and sleep paralysis may occur together. These conditions are common in people with narcolepsy but can also effect others, particularly people who are sleep-deprived. Although a pretty terrifying event, these events are not physically harmful. There are two major types of sleep paralysis: common (typical) also known as CSP and hallucinatory (hypnagogic) sleep paralysis known as HSP.

Differences between CSP and HSP.

CSP is common and universal, HSP is rare and seems to be geographically episodic.
CSP is only unnerving for the sleeper but HSP is accompanied by a nightmare like hallucination.
CSP is of relatively short duration where HSP can last as long as seven or eight minutes.
One of the most important differences between Night Terrors and CSP is that CSPs occurs in Stage one of sleep and Night Terrors occur in stage four.

Different cultures throughout time have interpreted HSPs as different spirits or events.

Ancestral ghosts - Southeast Asians
Hag - Irish and Scottish
Cats - Chinese
Spectral foxes - Japanese
Djinn - Arabs
Guilt - Romans and the Egyptians
Witchcraft - Mexicans
Vampires - Europeans
Demons - Medieval Europe
HSPs are usually a vision of a small creature that sits on the victims chest. The creature then either compresses the chest or attempts to strangulate the victim. Almost all attacks have been reported by people sleeping on their backs.

For additional information check:
Trionic Research Institute http://www.trionica.com


To be honest, I initially just assumed he was making it all up in order to, ultimately, write the book or sell something.
Then I decided he was probably on the level because if you are consciously plotting to get your 15 minutes of fame via Twitter you probably wouldn't overlook a little detail such as having the name @moby_dickhead


:lol:

That did cross my mind.

Pointing out that he's actually suffering from a vivid episode of hypnogogic sleep paralysis would certainly screw up the film deal though. :?
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Postby pcqgod » 16 Aug 2017, 00:22

Chick Fil-A rodent baked rodent sandwich:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companie ... smsnnews11


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