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

Postby Flower » 26 May 2015, 13:49

souphound wrote:Colorado man cited for 'killing' uncooperative computer with handgun

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/21/us-usa-colorado-computer-idUSKBN0NC28R20150421?feedType=nl&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews



That's exactly why I won't have any guns in the house. Not only that, I've even been told that I'm taking the computer's side .. :)
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Postby Polishgirl » 15 Jun 2015, 22:14

echolalia wrote: I despise Prefab Sprout. It will be decades before “hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque” is surpassed as the most terrible lyric in pop history. That fucking bastard ruined all three things for me forever.

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Postby souphound » 03 Jul 2015, 17:50

'Vicious' fox traps eight people in Cambridgeshire sports club

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-33360817

Other than the bit about having to "destroy" the fox, this is pretty hilarious.
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Postby Bride Of Sea Of Tunes » 03 Jul 2015, 18:12



She made mice 'disappear'.

I find that upsetting. I think she thought she made a time machine, but actually built this:

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

Postby Jimbo » 04 Jul 2015, 03:00

There was this 70 year old guy who poured gasoline over himself and set himself on fire in the front car of the Shinkansen (bullet train). The train had left Tokyo station and was speeding toward Osaka when this guy, they learned afterwards, was protesting that his pension was too low, He died and one lady also died from breathing in the poison air. My wife told me the lady was headed to pray at a shrine to give thanks for her wonderful life.

I ride the train twice every week but on another line and always sit right where the guy did the deed.
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Re: Funny old world, a repository for bizarre news stories

Postby souphound » 05 Jul 2015, 06:48

Jimbo wrote:There was this 70 year old guy who poured gasoline over himself and set himself on fire in the front car of the Shinkansen (bullet train). The train had left Tokyo station and was speeding toward Osaka when this guy, they learned afterwards, was protesting that his pension was too low, He died and one lady also died from breathing in the poison air. My wife told me the lady was headed to pray at a shrine to give thanks for her wonderful life.

I ride the train twice every week but on another line and always sit right where the guy did the deed.


That's messed up dude
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Re: Funny old world, a repository for bizarre news stories

Postby souphound » 14 Jul 2015, 19:00

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 souphound » 16 Jul 2015, 17:16

'Drunk' squirrel causes hundreds of pounds of damage

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-33541502
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 27 Jul 2015, 17:02

http://www.blogto.com/city/2015/07/crooked_house_on_shaw_st_for_sale_for_700k/

This house, not too far from where I live, is for sale. They're asking $700,000, and that's just for the right half of the building:

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Postby Nikki Gradual » 21 May 2016, 18:22

A few recent BBC headlines.

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Postby The Great Defector » 27 May 2016, 16:06

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36394917

I'm wondering why the black actor even agreed to this.
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Re: Funny old world, a repository for bizarre news stories

Postby souphound » 23 Jun 2016, 19:13

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 » 07 Sep 2016, 16:37

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-37298803

Air china have a low opinion of London, especially London "Indians, Pakistanis and black people".
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Postby Harvey K-Tel » 18 Oct 2016, 16:12

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Lonely Kal wrote:John posted a picture of me which he'd doctored nastily.

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

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 02 Nov 2016, 00:51

Seems to be going around...
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