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Postby Phil71 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:10 pm

A thread for odd, weird and funny news stories.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-m ... r-45718990
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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Zenith » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:56 am

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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Zenith » Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:57 am

Kuwaiti shop caught sticking googly eyes on fish

A fishmonger in Kuwait has been closed down for sticking googly eyes on fish to make them appear fresher.

A video of the fish was first circulated among local WhatsApp users.

And images, including one showing one of the fake eyes slipping off, have been shared on social media by local bloggers and newspaper Al Bayan.

Rival Kuwaiti fish sellers reacted by advertising fresh fish "without cosmetics" with a picture of a fish and a selection of coloured contact lenses.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45398254
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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Phil71 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:23 am

Zenith wrote:
Kuwaiti shop caught sticking googly eyes on fish

A fishmonger in Kuwait has been closed down for sticking googly eyes on fish to make them appear fresher.

A video of the fish was first circulated among local WhatsApp users.

And images, including one showing one of the fake eyes slipping off, have been shared on social media by local bloggers and newspaper Al Bayan.

Rival Kuwaiti fish sellers reacted by advertising fresh fish "without cosmetics" with a picture of a fish and a selection of coloured contact lenses.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45398254


That made me laugh out loud on the train.
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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Phil71 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:33 am

A new prime time TV quiz/gameshow in China that is completely about President Xi Jinping. It's excitingly named 'Studying Xi in the New Era'.

Contestants compete against each other in two rounds of questions about him.

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"President Xi, at the age of 15, was sent from Beijing to Liangjiahe in Shaanxi province to become a farmer. During that period of time, he was eager to acquire knowledge. He even walked 15km (9 miles) to borrow a book. What's the name of it?" fired off the host.

One contestant fired back with "Faustus" - no hesitation whatsoever.

"Congratulations. That's correct," said the host to polite applause from the studio audience.



"What theory is great theory?" was a question asked by Ai Silin, who is president of the School of Marxism at Tsinghua University and invited onto the show as an expert.

"It must be a scientific theory for the people. Nowadays, it must be Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era," said another contestant who won praise for his perfect answer.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-china-blog-45728131
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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Phil71 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:05 am

Woman paralysed after being 'catapulted' off bed during sex

A woman left paralysed after being "catapulted" from her new bed during sex is suing a bed firm for damages.

She told the court she "swung her legs" from underneath her, before lying back on the bed.

At that point, she claims, the bed gave way and she toppled off the end, landing on her head.

She said: "I spun around, I put my hand down and then I felt like I was catapulted off the back of the bed.

Winston Hunter, for Ms Busby, said it was "accepted that the particular circumstances of the accident are unusual", but claimed the firm was still liable.


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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Phil71 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:54 pm

Two nuns who worked at a Catholic school in California have admitted embezzling about $500,000 (£396,000) and using it to gamble in Las Vegas.

Sisters Mary Kreuper and Lana Chang took the money from St James' Catholic School in the city of Torrance, near Los Angeles, to spend in casinos.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46515908
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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Rockape » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:12 pm

They obviously had gambling habits! :?
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Re: Oddly enough

Postby UFGN » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:18 pm

Rockape wrote:They obviously had gambling habits! :?


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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Phil71 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:56 pm

Rockape wrote:They obviously had gambling habits! :?


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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Phil71 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:20 pm

A robot on show at a Russian state-sponsored event has turned out to be a man dressed in a costume.

Robot Boris featured on Russian state sponsored TV, and was apparently able to walk, talk and dance.

But soon after its appearance journalists began to question the robot's authenticity.

In a picture published afterwards on social media, the neck of a person was clearly visible.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46538126
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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Zedie » Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:26 pm

Zenith wrote:

:lol: Hornbeam errywer!


"I wasn't shocked because I've previously worked in traffic".

Words of a man that has seen some shit :rofll:
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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Zenith » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:27 pm

Zedie wrote:
Zenith wrote:

:lol: Hornbeam errywer!


"I wasn't shocked because I've previously worked in traffic".

Words of a man that has seen some shit :rofll:

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Re: Oddly enough

Postby Zenith » Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:28 pm

Car crash in Slovakia sends vehicle flying into the air

Incredibly, the driver in Slovakia escaped serious injury after he hit a ramp and flipped his BMW in midair.

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Re: Oddly enough

Postby StLGooner » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:11 pm

Phil71 wrote:Two nuns who worked at a Catholic school in California have admitted embezzling about $500,000 (£396,000) and using it to gamble in Las Vegas.

Sisters Mary Kreuper and Lana Chang took the money from St James' Catholic School in the city of Torrance, near Los Angeles, to spend in casinos.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46515908



Stealing is wrong of course, but if you're going to do it, at least its from a church, they don't pay taxes and are given money every week by their members, so I'm sure they'll be ok.
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