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Funny old world, a repository for bizarre news stories

Postby Nikki Gradual » 14 Jan 2013, 10:12

He's thrown a kettle over a pub; what have you done?"

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Postby yomptepi » 14 Jan 2013, 14:48

Surreal.

"The man drove up to a Hell's Angels clubhouse near Munich, wearing only a pair of shorts and carrying a puppy.

He dropped his shorts and threw the dog, escaping on a bulldozer from a nearby building site."

I wonder what the significance was of dropping his shorts before throwing the puppy?
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Postby Deebank » 14 Jan 2013, 15:52




The suspect, yesterday:

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Postby Geezee » 15 Jan 2013, 18:35

Excellent little story from my little home town (tiny, tiny town outside of Stockholm) – this is the trainline to get anywhere from there…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21030211

A cleaning woman stole an empty commuter train in a suburb of Stockholm and crashed it into a house, injuring herself, Swedish officials say.
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Postby souphound » 15 Jan 2013, 19:00

Geezee wrote:Excellent little story from my little home town (tiny, tiny town outside of Stockholm) – this is the trainline to get anywhere from there…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21030211

A cleaning woman stole an empty commuter train in a suburb of Stockholm and crashed it into a house, injuring herself, Swedish officials say.



I was just coming here to post that.

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Postby souphound » 23 Jan 2013, 21:28

There's a story from yesterday out of England about some drunk guy named Kenneth Guillespie who tried to rape a snowman. He got terrible frostbite on his bellend. He's at Blackburn hospital.

But I can't find a credible link. :(
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Postby Nikki Gradual » 25 Jan 2013, 00:18

He's thrown a kettle over a pub; what have you done?"

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Postby Nikki Gradual » 03 Feb 2013, 18:54

He's thrown a kettle over a pub; what have you done?"

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He's thrown a kettle over a pub; what have you done?"

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Postby Nikki Gradual » 04 Feb 2013, 17:04

He's thrown a kettle over a pub; what have you done?"

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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 04 Feb 2013, 17:09

If you've got nothing to do, don't do it here.

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Postby Nikki Gradual » 04 Feb 2013, 17:29



Yeah, I was going to put something, but the last time someone questioned the aesthetics of a tattoo on here they were beaten to a pulp.

Maybe I should have put, "this is clearly a touching tribute to love and a thing of great subtlety and beauty, but be warned that there is extensive bruising and blood everywhere".
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Postby Charlie O. » 05 Feb 2013, 18:35

Two high school students lose fingers during tug-of-war
By Elizabeth Chuck, Staff Writer, NBC News

A game of tug-of-war resulted in the loss of multiple fingers for two students at a Los Angeles County high school on Monday, officials said.

Students at South El Monte High School were competing against each other in a lunchtime game when the rope snapped, amputating four fingers from a male student's right hand and four fingers from a female student's right hand, plus the thumb on her left hand, Los Angeles County supervising fire dispatcher Eddie Pickett told NBC News.

The students, both 18 years old, were transported to a trauma center, he said. Another 17-year-old female student was taken to a trauma center for anxiety, he said.

"They are both stable and the parents were by their bedside," Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center spokeswoman Rosa Sacca told The San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Monday. "They were getting ready to be taken to the operating room to try to re-attach the fingers."

No update on the students' surgery was provided, and a call from NBC News to the medical center was not returned Tuesday morning.

Pickett said he believed the amputations occurred because the rope was actually wrapped around the students' hands, instead of just being grasped in their hands. He told NBC News that the extra force caused the rope to snap, which then resulted in the injuries.

The game was part of a Spirit Week at South El Monte High School, according to The San Gabriel Valley Tribune. The girl who lost her fingers is varsity soccer player, and the boy is a football player, reported the paper.

The school hasn't said if it will cancel future tug-of-war games.

"We'll review the activity with district administration," El Monte Union High School District Assistant Superintendent Edward Zuniga told The San Gabriel Valley Tribune. "We're in the early stages. We just want to make sure we have all the facts straight before we talk about changing activities."


NBC's Liza Torres contributed to this report from Burbank, Calif.


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Postby souphound » 20 Feb 2013, 14:40

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 beenieman » 20 Feb 2013, 23:04


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Postby straw mimsy » 20 Feb 2013, 23:10

New York Times article about a Norwedgian television programme about Firewood.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/world ... h_20130220

“My first thought was, ‘Well, why not make a TV series about firewood?’” Mr. Moeklebust said in an interview. “And that eventually cut down to a 12-hour show, with four hours of ordinary produced television, and then eight hours of showing a fireplace live.”
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“I couldn’t go to bed because I was so excited,” a viewer called niesa36 said on the Dagbladet newspaper Web site. “When will they add new logs? Just before I managed to tear myself away, they must have opened the flue a little, because just then the flames shot a little higher.

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Postby beenieman » 20 Feb 2013, 23:37

Spider-Man arrested after Times Square fight with woman
by Kevin Melrose | February 14, 2013 | 5 Comments | Life isn’t easy for Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man, particularly if your neighborhood is Times Square.

Philip Williams, who’s just one of two wall-crawlers who lurk around the New York City tourist magnet charging for photos, was arrested Sunday after he allegedly punched a 44-year-old mother who refused to pay him for posing with her two kids.

The New York Post reports the woman stormed off to find her husband, intent on revenge. But upon her return … she angrily confronted the wrong Spider-Man. “A woman came to me and said, ‘What did you do to me, you fucker?’” the other webhead told the newspaper. “Her husband came over and said it was a different Spider-Man. They went over to the other one and started fighting.”

With that web of confusion untangled, the husband beat the 35-year-old Williams with a backpack until police arrived and hauled Spidey away, proving once again that J. Jonah Jameson was right

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Re: Funny old world, a repository for bizarre news stories

Postby Nikki Gradual » 22 Feb 2013, 09:47

Does exactly what it says on the tin...

Eddie the arthritic otter shoots hoops

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21529234
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