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  • Posted 8 years ago
  • by skadoo

You know you love it. Post your favorite weird news items here. Man gets 2 to 20 years for stealing body from hospital Associated Press Aug. 2, 2005 12:15 PM PONTIAC, Mich. - An Oakland County judge has sentenced a man to two to 20 years in prison for mutilating a body stolen from a suburban…

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  • Post #271
  • Originally posted Wednesday, June 20, 2007 (7 years ago)

Man strangles bobcat

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He knew he had to do something, anything, to stop the attack. So Rippy grabbed the animal by the neck. "I was waiting for him to get in a good position so I could hold him," he said. The bobcat struggled to free itself, but Rippy was determined not to let go. He choked the bobcat for about a minute until it died.

And the guy is 62 years old! :o

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  • Post #272
  • Originally posted Wednesday, June 20, 2007 (7 years ago)

A giraffe in Edmonds

This is right around the corner from us! We give directions to our house by saying, "Turn right at the giraffe." :D

It's a really odd place. They have the animals in their parking lot, and their signage looks 50s. We saw the Bel-Air car thru the window, and now I joke that your realtor is Elvis, your mortgage person is Marilyn Monroe, and the owner is James Dean. I don't see how anyone would take them seriously and want to trust them to find their house! :dunno:

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  • Post #273
  • Originally posted Monday, June 25, 2007 (7 years ago)

At least he wasn't in cahoots with a baker.

Oh, and have you tried my Magical Elixir?

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  • Post #274
  • Originally posted Monday, July 9, 2007 (7 years ago)
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July 08,2007 MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Leaf it to New Hampshire, where a bank branch was held up by a man disguised as a tree. Just as the Citizen Bank branch opened Saturday morning, a man walked in with leafy boughs duct-taped to his head and torso, and robbed the place. "He really went out on a limb," police Sgt. Ernie Goodno said Sunday. Police said the leafy man didn't saying anything about having a weapon, just demanded cash, and was given an undisclosed amount. Although the branches and leaves obscured much of the man's face, someone who saw images from the bank's security camera recognized the robber and called police. Officers said James Coldwell, 49, was arrested early Sunday at his Manchester home and charged with robbery. Arraignment was not expected until Monday.

"I'm gonna rob that bank where my neighbor works. How do I keep him from recognising me?"

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Post #275
  • Originally posted Monday, July 9, 2007 (7 years ago)

Great article! Predictable puns, but I'm glad they used them.

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  • Post #276
  • Originally posted Monday, July 9, 2007 (7 years ago)

How come I can totally see this being acted out in Family Guy style?

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  • Post #277
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 11, 2007 (7 years ago)

http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3365726

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When the mischievous children's book monkey Curious George wanted a lift, he simply grabbed onto a bunch of brightly colored balloons and sailed away. In real life, an Oregon man has followed his lead and added a lawn chair.
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  • Post #278
  • Originally posted Thursday, July 19, 2007 (7 years ago)

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Post #279
  • Originally posted Friday, July 20, 2007 (7 years ago)

I wish I was a scientist. Historians generally don't get to do cool "research" like this.

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  • Post #280
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007 (7 years ago)

Squirrelly charge

According to Iran's state-sponsored media, the Islamist nation just thwarted a major espionage effort by Western powers bent on using rodents as spies. "In recent weeks, intelligence operatives have arrested 14 squirrels within Iran's borders," IRNA, the state-sponsored news agency, reported. "The squirrels were carrying spy gear of foreign agencies, and were stopped before they could act, thanks to the alertness of our intelligence services." Officials say the squirrels were sent to undermine the Islamic Republic, but offered no details on just how the shadowy Western powers blamed by Iran could train up an elite force of spy rodents.

http://www.worldmag.com/articles/13157

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  • Post #281
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007 (7 years ago)

y i no haz signature? Come on people, make with the funny.

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  • Post #282
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007 (7 years ago)

Well, Le Tour just keeps getting weirder and more drug-infused, but I never would have believed that the Tour leader would be ousted by his own team for lying about his whereabouts before the start of The Tour.

NY Times Article

I love road cycling, and I love road bike racing (well, watching/following it, not actually doing it), but professional bike racing is such a disgraceful mess right now that I don't think it can possibly redeem itself anytime soon. That really sucks, because for a while I thought/hoped it would become a big sport here in The States. Now it looks like it's not even going to remain a big sport in France / Italy / Spain.

Even with all the drugging I really admire elite cyclists. The pace that they maintain during the Tour / Giro / Vuelta is mind-boggling. I guess you'd have to be on some performance-enhancing stuff to do what they do. Le Sigh.

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  • Post #283
  • Originally posted Wednesday, July 25, 2007 (7 years ago)
Quoted from "ShagBaby"
Well, Le Tour just keeps getting weirder and more drug-infused, but I never would have believed that the Tour leader would be ousted by his own team for lying about his whereabouts before the start of The Tour. NY Times Article I love road cycling, and I love road bike racing (well, watching/following it, not actually doing it), but professional bike racing is such a disgraceful mess right now that I don't think it can possibly redeem itself anytime soon. That really sucks, because for a while I thought/hoped it would become a big sport here in The States. Now it looks like it's not even going to remain a big sport in France / Italy / Spain. Even with all the drugging I really admire elite cyclists. The pace that they maintain during the Tour / Giro / Vuelta is mind-boggling. I guess you'd have to be on some performance-enhancing stuff to do what they do. Le Sigh.

So crazy a Swiss paper is only covering doping, nothing on the race itself.

I have a feeling much of the dope testing is tainted along with the cyclists.

Do you know how awkward it is to have a political argument with a naked man?

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  • Post #284
  • Originally posted Monday, July 30, 2007 (7 years ago)

http://www.cnn.com/video/ /video/bestoftv/2007/07/30/roberts.blogging.pedophile.cnn

:green:

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  • Post #285
  • Originally posted Monday, August 20, 2007 (7 years ago)

That's what's sapping the resources of the Arab world! Irresponsible elderly welfare dads.

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DUBAI (Reuters) - A one-legged Emirati father of 78 is lining up his next two wives in a bid to reach his target of 100 children by 2015, Emirates Today reported on Monday. Daad Mohammed Murad Abdul Rahman, 60, has already had 15 brides although he has to divorce them as he goes along to remain within the legal limit of four wives at a time. "In 2015 I will be 68 years old and will have 100 children," the local tabloid quoted Abdul Rahman as saying. "After that I will stop marrying. I have to have at least three more marriages to hit the century." The United Arab Emirates newspaper splashed its front page with a picture of Abdul Rahman surrounded by his children, the eldest of whom is 36 years old and the youngest of whom is 20 days old. Two of his current three wives are also pregnant. Abdul Rahman said his large family lived in 15 houses. He supports them with his military pension and the help of the government of Ajman, one of seven emirates that comprise the UAE, which includes the Gulf trade and tourism hub of Dubai. Islam allows men to marry up to four women at a time, though most marry only one. The UAE is a Muslim country but is home to migrants from around the world.

:pukeymae:

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Post #286
  • Originally posted Thursday, August 30, 2007 (7 years ago)

I don't really know where else to post about this documentary I just found out about where two guys are competing for the Donkey Kong Hi-Score World Record. --R

y i no haz signature? Come on people, make with the funny.

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  • Post #287
  • Originally posted Thursday, October 18, 2007 (6 years ago)

A Brooklyn man is fighting charges that his standing and gabbing with friends as other pedestrians tried to get by in Times Square amounted to disorderly conduct. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/18/nyregion/18movealong.html?ex=1350446400&en=25536c33521dc675&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink">A Times Square Pedestrian Is Giving No Ground</a>

Here that people? No more standing around in front of Fram when it is over &gt;.&lt;!!

(Maybe this should go under the "USA is really a totalitarian state" thread instead - which doesn't exist yet but should)

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  • Post #288
  • Originally posted Thursday, October 18, 2007 (6 years ago)

Ha - he didn't get arrested for standing around. He got arrested for refusing to comply with a police officer's request:

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Mr. Jones refused to move when asked, said the officer...

But my favorite part is this:

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Mr. Jones s reckless intent, Ms. Stark said, was evident from the fact that his behavior was noticeable in the first place amid the inevitable hustle and bustle of Times Square, the construction, the vehicular traffic.

Now really, he should have known better than to engage in noticeable behavior. I'm disgusted.

-- Rachel

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  • Post #289
  • Originally posted Thursday, October 18, 2007 (6 years ago)

So there are alligators in the sewer!

Well, not quite, but close.

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A women was traumatized in New York City by 7-foot python that showed up in her toilet! Forget the monsters under the bed. There really are slithery creatures lurking in the pipes. Nature's call forced Nadege Brunacci, 38, to the dark bathroom in her Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, apartment in the wee hours of Monday morning. While washing her hands, she glanced back at the toilet to find a 7-foot-long python staring back at her. "I turned on the light and screamed, 'Oh, my God!'" said the hiss-sterical restaurateur. "It still makes my heart race." She slammed down the lid, put a heavy box on top of it and began calling city agencies. Most didn't believe her, and the ones that did told her, "We don't do snakes," she said. Finally, the FDNY and her landlord came to the rescue. Plumbers had to tear apart the downstairs neighbor's pipes to capture the serpent, which had retreated so that only its head poked through Brunacci's toilet. "I was anxious about it getting flushed and never coming out," said Valerie Ross, 41, from whose apartment the snake was extricated. "I'm happy it's out. Now I'm just unhappy about the holes in my pipes." Nobody knows where the snake came from, or how it made its way up three stories of piping, but a first-floor tenant in the four-story Tiffany Place walkup reported seeing the creature slithering down the basement steps eight days earlier. Brunacci gave the snake to a friend who offered it a loving home and named it Nadege. City Health Department regulations prohibit keeping a python as a pet. The creature may be gone from her flat, but the shattering of an urban legend has forced Brunacci to keep her eyes peeled every time she uses the bathroom. "When I brush my teeth, I'm looking over my shoulder," she said. And when she goes to the bathroom at night, she uses her daughter's training toilet.

Source

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  • Post #290
  • Originally posted Tuesday, November 27, 2007 (6 years ago)
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ACCOMAC, Va., Nov. 27 (AP) A truck leaked poultry fat along 20 miles of Route 13 on Tuesday, causing at least four crashes and making a stinky mess. The state police said that a truck hauling waste poultry grease from a Perdue Farms plant left open a valve and that the fat had leaked from the plant, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, to the Maryland state line. At least four crashes were reported, said Sgt. Joe Bunting. One person was taken to a hospital. Sergeant Bunting described the grease as a glassy film and said crews sanded the road. He added that the gunk stuck to tires and spread to secondary roads, causing a really funky odor.

would that be "funky chicken" stench? Isn't that a big hit at weddings?

O, I kill me.

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Post #291
  • Originally posted Tuesday, November 27, 2007 (6 years ago)

Brits call undies "pants".

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Surgery for underwear-loving dog A dog has had to undergo emergency surgery after swallowing his 40th pair of pants. Taffy, the 18-month-old springer spaniel, has also eaten 300 socks, 15 pairs of shoes and a key fob to a car. However, his owners Sharon and Eubie Saayman, of Tamworth, Staffordshire, noticed Taffy was in pain after eating something he should not have. Mr Saayman, a vet, performed the two-hour operation to remove a pair of his three-year-old son's pants. Mrs Saayman said Taffy and their son Liam were best friends, and Taffy would follow Liam around while he was potty-training. 'Passed through naturally' She said: "Taffy would just find the pants that were left behind everywhere all the time. "But apart from that, he's a lovely dog and eating these things is his only fault."

I said that about my last boyfriend, but my friends still didn't warm to him. :roll: Women.

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Post #292
  • Originally posted Saturday, January 19, 2008 (6 years ago)

I love this story. "He's in here!"

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Resident beats burglars at hide-and-seek January 18th, 2008 9:41pm Sarah Dallof reporting A woman hiding in a closet from burglars was shocked when they opened the doors -- not once but twice -- and never saw her. The 911 tape from the incident runs for about 13 minutes. It felt like forever to the young woman hiding in the closet. But she had a calm, collected 911 operator helping her through it. "Please hurry," 21-year-old Brittney said during the 911 call. The operator asked, "Can you hear anybody downstairs?" Brittney answered, "Yes." Brittney made the call yesterday. Police say three men rang her doorbell, and when no one answered they let themselves in. The intruders smashed in the window, climbed inside and headed upstairs to see what they could find, all while Brittney was home. "It's almost surreal. I can't even comprehend the feelings," Brittney told us today. As the burglars got closer, she hid in an upstairs closet. At one point on the 911 recording, the burglars are heard arranging for a ride. "You get closer yet by chance? Because we'll be ready in like, maybe 10 minutes," one of them said. John Fitisemanu was the operator on the other end of the 911 call. "It got pretty intense at times during the call," he told us. One of the burglars, looking for stuff to steal, opened the closet where Brittney was hiding. "I was just standing right there. He pushed it open and was bumping into my legs, my boots," she said. Fitisemanu is heard on the 911 tape telling Brittney, "I do have some officers in the backyard and on the corners of your house." The burglars spotted police and scrambled. One jumped into the bedroom closet, inches from Brittney. "He was standing right there. I could have kissed his cheek if I'd stood on my tippy toes," she said. She stayed still and silent until officers entered the bedroom. Then Brittney said, "He's in here!" Police ordered him out of the closet. "He looked at me with a completely dumbfounded expression, like, 'Where'd she come from?'" Brittney explained. The three were taken into custody without further problems. Today Brittney met John, the man who kept her calm during those tense minutes. "I felt OK. Being on the phone with someone helped," she said. The suspects, Adam Cloward, Jake Hampton and Tony Cone, are in jail on charges of aggravated burglary, theft and criminal mischief. Police say they found two knives and brass knuckles on the suspects. Brittney says she feels incredibly lucky. She chose not to give us her last name for this story.

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Post #293
  • Originally posted Friday, February 8, 2008 (6 years ago)
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A man has been arrested over the discovery of a headless body wrapped in blankets and hidden in a metal cage in north London. The man believed to be in his 40s was arrested at an address in Alvaston, Derby. A man and a woman were also arrested at the address for allegedly assisting an offender. All three are being brought to London for questioning. The gruesome discovery was made at Kingsgate Place, Kilburn, north-west London, on Wednesday. A post-mortem investigation at St Pancras Mortuary was unable to establish a cause of death.

raises hand Excuse me, but I think I can guess at the cause of death.

(Should we rename this thread, "the k-po news"?)

Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them. Edgar Allan Poe

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  • Post #294
  • Originally posted Friday, February 29, 2008 (6 years ago)

from here:

Blind Irishman sees with the aid of son's tooth in his eye

Thu Feb 28, 1:30 AM ET

DUBLIN (AFP) - An Irishman blinded by an explosion two years ago has had his sight restored after doctors inserted his son's tooth in his eye, he said on Wednesday.

Bob McNichol, 57, from County Mayo in the west of the country, lost his sight in a freak accident when red-hot liquid aluminium exploded at a re-cycling business in November 2005.

"I thought that I was going to be blind for the rest of my life," McNichol told RTE state radio.

After doctors in Ireland said there was nothing more they could do, McNichol heard about a miracle operation called Osteo-Odonto-Keratoprosthesis (OOKP) being performed by Dr Christopher Liu at the Sussex Eye Hospital in Brighton in England.

The technique, pioneered in Italy in the 1960s, involves creating a support for an artificial cornea from the patient's own tooth and the surrounding bone.

The procedure used on McNichol involved his son Robert, 23, donating a tooth, its root and part of the jaw.

McNichol's right eye socket was rebuilt, part of the tooth inserted and a lens inserted in a hole drilled in the tooth.

The first operation lasted ten hours and the second five hours.

"It is pretty heavy going," McNichol said. "There was a 65 percent chance of me getting any sight.

"Now I have enough sight for me to get around and I can watch television. I have come out from complete darkness to be able to do simple things," McNichol said.

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  • Post #295
  • Originally posted Thursday, March 13, 2008 (6 years ago)

you just got to listen to the music, 'cause it's talkin' to you man! -frankie http://www.zazzle.com/anarchyforpresident

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  • Post #296
  • Originally posted Thursday, March 27, 2008 (6 years ago)

I'll tell you who did it. It was that darn Sasquatch.

(After the ad.)

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  • Post #297
  • Originally posted Friday, June 13, 2008 (6 years ago)

ROFL? Go to jail.

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A quiet night in watching Have I Got News For You ended up with a man being given a suspended prison sentence. Christopher Cocker laughed so much at a Paul Merton wisecrack on the BBC1 panel game that he fell off his sofa.

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?in_article_id=172205

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  • Post #298
  • Originally posted Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (5 years ago)

Masturbating drug runner sent to jail

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A drug-runner who filmed himself masturbating while driving at 150km/h has been sentenced to two months jail in the Northern Territory.

Speak only if you can improve the silence. - Quaker saying (via @Rikomatic)

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  • Post #299
  • Originally posted Wednesday, January 7, 2009 (5 years ago)

HHH, I can't believe you didn't post this one:

Man caught with penis in pasta jar.... near Nobby's Beach

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  • Post #300
  • Originally posted Thursday, June 18, 2009 (5 years ago)

Giant Sperm, Not Just for Beckto's Weiner Anymore

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Tiny mussel-like creatures living 100 million years ago made giant sperm longer than their own bodies, proving size has always mattered for some animals when it comes to sex, scientists said on Thursday. Giant sperm are still around today. A human sperm, for example, would have to be 40 meters long to measure up against a fruit fly's. The insect is only a few millimeters in size but can produce 6 cm-long (2.5 inch) coiled sperm.

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