Comprehensive sign

September 25, 2016 at 12:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Odd news from around the world

Expensive lobster dinner: “A struggling fisherman has been forced to dish out $100,000 for illegally catching three rock lobsters in protected marine areas. Tasmanian Christopher George Hansen will have to dish out more than $100,000 as a result of two years in court and being fined for illegally fishing and catching three southern rock lobsters. Mr Hansen was caught when a marine surveillance aircraft photographed traps and his boat illegally off the coast of Hobart in part of the South-east Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network – ranging from Tasmania to South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales – back in 2014. Despite the sum of money appearing a harsh punishment, Justice Robert Bromwich said he was taking it ‘somewhat lenient’ on the fisherman – whose business is currently operating at a loss. Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association said they supported the protection of lobsters in restricted marine areas.

Clueless iPhone 7 owners destroy new handsets after YouTube prank dupes them: “Clueless iPhone 7 owners have been destroying their new £600-handsets after watching a prank video advising them to drill a hole for their headphones. Apple’s slick new phone comes without a headphone jack, unlike any of its predecessors, as the tech giant encourages its customers to invest in wireless ear pieces. The cruel but funny tutorial instructs iPhone uses to clamp their precious new mobiles in place before creating their own jack with a 3.5mm drill. While the majority of viewers were not taken in by the wind-up video, which has been viewed more than 8 million times, some have been left scratching their heads after their destructive DIY adjustment made no difference. James Ceja wrote: ‘I tried this and ended up with display destruction and it not working… I really committed the biggest mistake of my life by watching the This video.’”

Crazy Russian broad: “Yoga poses and selfies on top of some of the world’s tallest buildings are all in a day’s work for the ‘craziest female rooftopper in the world’, Angela Nikolau. Incredible footage of the Russian beauty, 23, shows her reaching extreme heights in Hong Kong and China along with boyfriend Ivan Kuzenetsov, including scaling a 640 metre tall crane in the Chinese city of Tianjin. Drones, body cameras and a selfie stick capture incredible footage of the couple’s dangerous and often illegal conquests. The pair had previously filmed their dizzying 2,000ft ascent up the Goldin Finance 117 in Tianjin, China. In the past, Ms Nikolau has climbed landmarks including the Sagrada Familia in Spain, the Shanghai Tower in China and the Eiffel Tower in France”

Huge python sinks fangs into man’s neck as he takes selfie with it: “This man’s attempt for a selife with a captured python went horribly wrong. The huge beast snapped and bit him before he could grab the picture. Hair-raising footage shows the attack happen when his relatives hold the python in their hands. Just as the man posed for his ‘favourite’ picture, the snake lunged forward with lightning speed. The incident reportedly happened in the India state of Rajasthan on Friday. Incredibly the man only escaped with a slight bruise on his chin. Forest department officials had removed the python after it went into a school.

An Italian passenger is suing Emirates after having to “suffer” being sat next to an obese man for a nine-hour flight: “Giorgio Destro, a lawyer from Padua in northern Italy, asked if he could change seats a few hours into the Cape Town to Dubai flight because the overweight passenger next to him was taking up some of his seat space. The UAE airline told him the plane was fully booked and did not offer compensation or an apology, according to an Italian newspaper. “For nine hours, I had to stand in the aisle, sit on seats reserved for the cabin crew when they were free, and in the final phase of flight resign myself to suffer the ‘spillover’ of the passenger at my side,” he told Mattino Padova. The “gold member” flyer is reportedly asking for €2,759.51 in compensation – €759.51 as a refund for the flight, and a further €2,000 in damages”

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Oldies are from another world

September 24, 2016 at 2:21 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Strange hat: “A baseball cap emblazoned with the word “Feminist” has become the talking point of the return of a champion Australian Rules football player: “Former Essendon captain Jobe Watson has spent the last year in hiatus working as a barista in a New York cafe. Two revelations came out of his Friday morning news conference: his return to AFL and pro-feminist stance. The choice of headwear sparked initial confusion from sports reporters, some of whom questioned whether he knew what it meant. But he later said the fashion statement was inspired by his New York flatmate, Jackie Funder, an investment-banking executive and supporter of workplace equality. The cap is part of a range by American fashion company Wildfang, known for its tomboy style. “Rock this snapback and you are getting down with some of the most bad*** women in the game,” the brand declares on its website”

Australia: Cow crashes mustering helicopter: “A pilot has avoided disaster after a cow brought down his helicopter in Far North Queensland. The 35-year-old man was mustering on Coen Cattle Station on the Cape York Peninsula on Sunday when the aircraft’s landing rails became tangled in the cow’s horns. The helicopter lost balance and crashed into a ball of flames, totally destroying it. Both the cow and the pilot escaped without injury. “The cow escaped becoming roast beef and lived to roam another day,” Senior Constable Adam Petersen said. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is investigating the incident with a report to be released in several months”

Woman using a portable toilet at a beer festival is shocked as security pick it up and MOVE it: “A young woman who became trapped inside a festival toilet was heard screaming when security began to move them unaware she was still inside. Organisers of Abbfest – a beer, food and music event, in Newton Abbot, South Devon, were left slightly embarrassed after the poor woman who was already locked in the portable toilet was then moved to make way for emergency services. According to the security staff when they were instructed to move the ladies’ loos they called out to check if anyone was inside them but heard no response. ‘So they moved the toilet out to let the ambulance in, and when it moved she screamed and said she was locked in it. ‘They released her and luckily she saw the funny side of it. ‘We have to make the toilets movable because of letting emergency vehicles in. We have some very strong security staff.’”

Father-of-two is left covered in a hundred bug bites after being stuck on an infested aircraft: “Paul Standerwick, 36, from Wallington, Surrey, had a nightmare start to his family holiday to America when on his already delayed flight he was bitten at least 100 times by parasites believed to be bed bugs in one of the seats he moved to with his son to watch the plane landing. But when their flight finally took off from Heathrow for Boston, Mr Standerwick was attacked repeatedly by the parasites. ‘I thought nothing of it at the time. But about an hour later, at our hotel, these horrible, itchy bites started to appear. ‘They got really infected. Lots of pus. They were everywhere. On my neck, my back, shoulders and legs. ‘Where I was bitten lots of times in one place there was what looked like large bites the size of a 50 pence piece. If I had to guess I would say I was bitten well over a hundred times. A British Airways spokeswoman apologised for the incident

BAMBOO bed sheets? “Egyptian cotton has long been regarded as the ultimate luxury when it comes to bed linen, but finally it has a contender. Strange as it may seem, sheets crafted from bamboo have been rising in popularity of late among comfort connoisseurs; hailed for their good value, silky soft feel, and anti-microbial qualities – perfect for sweaty sleepers. Egyptian cotton varies in plushness mainly according to its thread count, with a higher count (more threads per square inch) coming at a much higher price. Bamboo sheets vary much less in price, starting at around £80 for a double duvet set and running up to £150 for the creme-de-la-creme options. It’s no surprise, therefore, that bamboo bed linen has been popular in hot, humid countries for some time now. Another reason it is gaining fast popularity elsewhere in the world now, in part, is because it appeals to eco-conscious consumers.

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A proud lizzie with spiderman coloring

September 23, 2016 at 12:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Odd news from around the world

Welsh Keystone Kops appear unaware that Jones is the most common surname in Wales (and in lots of other places): “Looking forward to a big night out, Richard Jones decided to scrub up with a leisurely shower in his luxury hotel suite. But his peace – and privacy – were shattered when two police officers suddenly burst in armed with Tasers. Pointing a stun gun at the naked businessman, they demanded: Are you Richard Jones? The only problem was they’d got the right name… but the wrong man. In a case of mistaken identity, the blundering cops had got him confused with a wanted criminal with the same name. The mistake only came to light when police studied the photo on the 53-year-old’s driving licence and realised they had got the wrong man. He shares his name with Richard Jones, 46, of Newport, Gwent, who is wanted by police following a breach of his restraining order on August 25. He said: ‘I asked the officers who they were looking for and they said Richard Leonard Jones. I told them my name was Richard Webb Jones. If I didn’t have a middle name, I’d have been put to the floor and arrested.'”

A bride-to-be filmed passionately kissing a man she had ‘just met’ during her hen do had to cancel the wedding after the clip went viral: “Emma Alicia Paz Ayala from the north-western Mexican city of Hermosillo went out for her party with female friends to celebrate her last night of ‘freedom’ as a single lady. The do took place at the Playa del Carmen resort on the other side of the country and while drinking heavily at a pool bar, Emma was filmed locking lips with the apparent stranger. The footage shows her new partner grabbing her by the waist and making her bend backwards as Emma can be seen smiling and kissing him while others cheer. The clip however was shared on social media and soon spread. The video eventually made its way to Pablo Torres Gandara, the husband-to-be, and his family – and the wedding was cancelled soon after that”

Women strip off outside Argentina’s house of congress to protest against the objectification of women (and ensure the most awkward moment of one man’s life): “A group of women sparked surprise outside Argentina’s national congress when they shed their clothes and strolled around completely naked in a protest about objectifying women. The members of the Urbanudismo campaign are calling for the acceptance of the naked female form, saying their actions are neither sexual or provocative. The protest lasted several minutes until police were called because it was making passers-by ‘uncomfortable’ – including one man who looked especially awkward when approached by a naked woman. He got up and walked off when she sat next to him.”

‘France is populated by imbeciles making wine and stinky cheese for tourists’ says Gerard Depardieu: “Larger-than-life actor Gerard Depardieu said his homeland France is becoming a playground for foreigners ‘populated by imbeciles making wine and stinky cheese’. It’s not the first time the maverick performer, 67, has taken aim at France, saying it will become a ‘Disneyland for foreigners’. He was granted Russian citizenship in 2013 after befriending strongman President Vladimir Putin and lambasting tax rates on top earners in his native land. When asked during the interview if he considers himself French, Depardieu told Corriere della Sera today: ‘No, I’m a citizen of the world. But in Depardieu’s eyes, Italy deserves some praise. ‘In Italy, happily, you have not lost your culture and your identity. ‘Because you are a young country. ‘Unlike half of Europe – with its fear of migrants – that has become a bit fascist.'”

Revealed: How Britain’s angling community is at war as dad receives DEATH THREATS over ‘biggest ever carp catch’: “An angler who caught a 70lb 4oz carp which set a new British record has received death threats to him and his family. Tom Doherty, 33, landed the whopper known as ‘Big Rig’ at RH Fisheries in Shifnal near Telford, Shropshire, on Monday. But his catch sparked a fierce debate in the angling community, with some saying it is not deserving of the record. The row centres on claims the fish was “farmed” overseas until it reached its enormous size before being dropped in the British lake. Traditionalists say the record should be held by a “wild” carp which has spent years growing to its full weight. Rob Hales, who runs the fishing lake, has denied claims the carp was brought over from France saying: “It’s a bona fide British record.” Boss Paul Meehan confirmed: ‘There have been death threats and threats to Tom’s girlfriend and child. It is unreal.”

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Little helper

September 22, 2016 at 4:57 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Odd news from around the world

Chinese fishermen net a massive rare croaker ‘as precious as a panda’ and are selling it for £127,000: “A group of Chinese fishermen are expecting to sell a huge croaker they caught for 1.1 million yuan (£127,000). The men were surprised to spot the fish in the waters off Daishan near the city of Zhoushan, east China, on September 18, reported People’s Daily Online. Weighing 105 pounds and measuring 5ft 2in in length, the fish was so large it took four to five men to drag it onto the boat. The fish is reportedly a rare type of croaker, known to the local fishermen as the ‘Zhoushan big fish’. ‘The fish is as rare as panda,’ said Chen, relative of one of the trawlermen who caught the fish. Chen added: ‘I haven’t seen this fish for over 20 years. According to them, the fish’s swim bladder is especially valuable as it is believed to be a great source of protein and fat. The organ is frequently used by Chinese medicine practitioners to cure heart and lung ailments.

Time to tie the knot! Chinese bride and groom stuck in traffic jam get married in tunnel so they don’t miss the ‘auspicious moment’: “A couple in China, who were stuck in a traffic jam, held their wedding in a tunnel in order to marry at an auspicious moment. The pair had been planning to marry during a ceremony and banquet which was set to be held at 12pm, considered an auspicious time by the couple, reports Huanqiu, an affiliation with the People’s Daily Online. 40 relatives and friends stuck inside the tunnel in Ankang, Shaanxi province attended the wedding. According to reports, the grooms set out at 5am to escort the bride and then the couple drove to the wedding venue. However on their way to the wedding, there was a traffic accident and they became stuck in the tunnel. In some parts of China, especially in the north, people hold the belief that bride and groom who marry for the first time must wed at noon”

Russian marksman plays Beethoven classics (and even Old McDonald Had a Farm) on a pair of pistols : “A talented marksman uses his weapons to make music in this oddly satisfying video. Vitaly Kryuchin, head of the Russian Practical Shooting Federation, performed an Ode to Joy and other songs at a shooting range in Suomussalmi, eastern Finland, on Monday. Using two handguns Mr Kryuchin is seen firing off shots towards an ‘instrument’ made up of black and white metal plates. When the bullets hit the plates they make up a series of classic tunes. Backed by a small orchestra of two singers, a violinist and a keyboard player, Mr Kryuchin also takes on the nursery rhyme Old MacDonald Had A Farm and the famous Russian song Murka. The violinist wears ear guards to protect from the load gunshot sounds. The video had to be filmed in several shots to give Mr Kryuchin time to reload his weapon and hundreds of bullets were used to make up the final performance.

Chinese students are smitten with ‘goddess lecturers’: “A number of university teachers have become a talking point in China for their ‘extremely good looks’. These female educators, from the Sichuan Normal University in south-west China, have been billed as ‘goddesses’ after their school uploaded pictures of them to a social media platform. Students at the university are studying harder and sitting in on extra classes because they want to meet these beautiful lectures, according to a teacher from the school. The Sichuan Normal University is located in Chengdu, a city known for its beautiful women. These teachers were selected by their school to represent a generation of young lectures to the public. A teacher surnamed Xu, who is charge of the school’s social media publicity, told MailOnline that the teachers were chosen based on their academic achievements, popularity as well as their appearances”

British students have uninhibited beginning to university life: “Thousands of teenage students took to the streets of Portsmouth as they celebrated the start of their university careers during Fresher’s Week. Drunken revellers were photographed lying on the pavement, while scantily-clad girls marched through the city centre. Some of the youngsters, living away from home for just a few days can be seen vomiting, screaming and collapsing on the street. One group of girls were spotted wearing a figure-hugging leotard printed with the legend: ‘Don’t Tell Daddy.’ The remains of kebabs were seen smeared all over the side of the pavement as the streets were strewn with rubbish generated during the debaucherous night out. Security guards, bouncers and police tried to keep the teenagers safe after many over-indulged the special offers available during their first week in college.

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A man’s lot

September 21, 2016 at 10:39 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Incredible moment Kung fu master flicks csrds so fast they pierce beer cans: “A deck of playing cards is definitely not something you would expect to see in the arsenal of a Kung fu warrior. But in the hands of this martial arts master it could be just as deadly as the double-edged sword or the flying dagger. An astonishing video shows Zhou Chaofeng throwing cards so fast he can pierce a beer can. The footage, taken in Mianyang, Sichuan Province on August 11, shows Chaofeng launching the cards across great distances, and at rapid speed. Amazingly he then throws them at bottles of beer, causing the liquid to spray out from the side. In December 2002 he launched one over 65 metres (216 feet) at a speed of just under 92mph, making it the fastest ever throw too.”

Arty-farty nitwit: “Celebrity photographer Tyler Shields has set fire to a $15,000 Louis Vuitton suitcase for his latest artistic project. Shields, 34, broke the hearts of millions of women around the world when he torched the vintage case in the name of art. He described the shoot – for his ‘Provocateur’ series – as being a ‘crazy’ experience. He added: ‘This is one of the last shots I did for my new book. It took me a few years to find the trunk as they are rare and not cheap.’ This is not the first time Shields has destroyed a luxury item for a photo shoot.In 2012, he burned a $100,000 crocodile skin Hermes Birkin along with then girlfriend Francesca Eastwood, daughter of the famous actor and film director Clint Eastwood. He has also wrecked a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes and a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow for his work.

Teacher installs bike pedals under her students’ desks to stop them fidgeting and help them channel their energy: “An imaginative teacher has come up with a novel way of stopping her students from fidgeting – by installing bike pedals under their desks. Bethany Lambeth, who teaches maths at Martin Middle School in Raleigh, North Carolina, noticed several of her students had trouble focusing during her lessons. So as a way of helping them channel their energy, she put the bike pedals in place so they wouldn’t lose concentration. ‘As soon as we got them the kids loved them straight away. ‘Before they would drum on desks, touch other students, just generally fidget – but they don’t do that anymore. And she claims that since the desks were installed in April this year, the quality of her students’ work has gone up and grades have rocketed”

Can the iPhone 7 survive being frozen in Coca-Cola? Tech vlogger tests out whether the smartphone still works after 17 HOURS in the freezer: “The new iPhone 7 may be water-resistant – but a technology vlogger decided to test whether it could survive after being frozen in Coca-Cola for 12 hours. Taras Maksimuk, from California, submerged the smartphone in a dish filled with the fizzy drink, before leaving it to set in the freezer. The video shows that he actually left it for nearly 17 hours before taking out the block of frozen coke. He then used a hammer to gently break the ice and retrieve the iPhone 7. After finally getting the freezing cold phone out, he discovered that it was indeed still working. However, the iPhone 7 was working a lot slower than usual and the battery had drained from close to fully charged to 18 per cent”

The ladies win one: “A tourist has been left red-faced after attempting to reverse parallel park a number of times and failing miserably, only for his female passenger to do it in one attempt. he pair were attempting to park their vehicle on the side of the road of a one lane street in Queenstown, South Island of New Zealand, over the weekend. The footage, captured by a car waiting to pass, shows the man attempting to reverse into the spot but remaining metres away from the kerb. The driver eventually gives up and exits his vehicle to allow his female passenger to sit in the driver’s seat. In just one attempt the woman manages to seamlessly park the car. The passengers sitting behind the camera were left in tears from laughter when the female passenger parked the car in seconds”

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Wisdom from the East

September 20, 2016 at 4:45 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Odd news from around the world

ISIS test flying anti-aircraft mines made out of PLASTIC BAGS to blow up western fighter jets: “ISIS are trying to use floating plastic bag bombs to down jets and create no-fly zones above parts of Iraq and Syria under the terror group’s control. The group have launched a how to guide for fellow terrorists, explaining how flying mines can be made from the bags, hydrogen and bullets. If hit by an allied fighter jet, the bullets could be sucked into the engine and explode, downing the aircraft – which have been used to bomb ISIS-held areas – it claims. The guide – called Dropping Fighter Jets in the Lands of the Islamic State – also explains how to make 300litres of hydrogen from household chemicals. Once the bags are filled, they can be weighted to float at different levels, and ISIS intends to use them to create no-fly zones in the area, it is believed”

Psychic sends firm broke: “The head of a stockbroking firm that collapsed owing $61 million to its clients took financial advice from a psychic who claimed she could ‘manipulate electromagnetic energy’ to create ‘better outcomes’ for the company. Former BBY executive chairman Glenn Rosewall took advice on major business decisions, including budget forecasts, from ‘professional intuitive and energy healer’ Nevine Rottinger before the firm went bust in May 2015. Ms Rottinger told Sydney’s New South Wales Supreme Court that she had no financial training, but would use chakras, incantations, astrology and ‘intuition’ to determine share prices, the Sydney Morning Herald reported. Mr Rosewall had wanted to try a ‘mind over matter approach’ and sought Ms Rottinger’s counsel during a ‘messy lunch’ in December 2014. Mr Rosewall and his father, former tennis great Ken Rosewell, own the majority share of the firm, formerly Burdett Buckeridge Young Limited”

Britain’s chief Leftist nut does it again: “Jeremy Corbyn has been ridiculed for saying he doesn’t eat biscuits because he is ‘anti-sugar’ – even though he is famous for his love of jam. The Labour leader ended up in a tangle after decrying biscuits on ‘health grounds’ during a question and answer session on Mumsnet. Mr Corbyn wrote today: ‘I’m totally anti-sugar on health grounds, so eat very few biscuits, but if forced to accept one, it’s always a pleasure to have a shortbread.’ But users quickly pointed out that his hatred of sugar seemed to contradict his jam-making hobby. The veteran left-winger apparently could not be reached by aides recently during the ‘traingate’ row because he was busy making jam.

A Fisherman caught an object in Siberia and was about to throw it away when he saw a face on it: “A figurine of a pagan god pulled out of a Siberian river by an angler has been confirmed as being ‘unique’ and around 4,200 years old. One theory is that with its ferocious face the ancient object – from the Okunev culture – might have been a children’s toy or rattle to ward off evil spirits. Fisherman Nikolay Tarasov, 55, made the remarkable Bronze Age ‘catch’ when he dipped his net in the Dudet River near his home in Tisul, Kemerovo region. He expected to pull out a tench or carp but instead netted the fossilised figurine originally carved from antler. It has almond-shaped eyes, a large mouth with full lips, and a ferocious facial expression. On the back is ‘plaited hair with wave like lines. Below the plait there are lines looking like fish scales. The amazing catch is now on display at Kisul Historical Museum.

Pigeons can be taught to READ (sort of): “Pigeons may be smarter than previously thought as they have the ability to ‘read’, according to a new study. The feathered creatures can learn to distinguish real words from non-words by looking at their letter combinations, says the surprising research. The study is said to be the first to prove than a non-primate species has ‘orthographic abilities’ – which is the ability to recognise a three-dimensional object represented in two dimensions, such as a word. The team added words one by one with the four pigeons in the study building up vocabularies ranging from 26 to 58 words and more than 8,000 non-words. To establish whether the pigeons were leaning to actually distinguish words from non-words rather than merely memorising them, the researchers introduced words that the birds had never seen before. Somewhat surprisingly, the pigeons were able to identify the new words as words, at a significant rate”

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YOU JUST MIGHT BE A REDNECK IF

September 19, 2016 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

(Courtesy of Jeff Foxworthy)

You think “loading the dishwasher” means getting your wife drunk.
You ever cut your grass and found a car.
You own a home that is mobile and 5 cars that aren’t.
You think the stock market has a fence around it.
Your stereo speakers used to belong to the Drive-in Theater.
Your boat has not left the drive-way in 15 years.
You own a homemade fur coat.
Chiggers are included on your list of top 5 hygiene concerns.
You burn your yard rather than mow it.
Your wife has ever said, “Come move this transmission so I can take a bath.”
You read the Auto Trader with a highlight pen.
The Salvation Army declines your mattress.
You’ve ever raked leaves in your kitchen.
Birds are attracted to your beard.
Your wife’s job requires her to wear an orange vest.
You were shooting pool when any of your kids were born.
You have the local taxidermist’s number on speed dial.
You’ve ever hit a deer with your car…deliberately.
Your school fight song was “Dueling Banjos”.
You think a chain saw is a musical instrument.
You’ve ever given rat traps as gifts.
You clean your fingernails with a stick.
Your coffee table used to be a cable spool.
You keep a can of RAID on the kitchen table.
Your wife can climb a tree faster than your cat.

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Plus-size model comes in second in Miss Italy contest – despite cruel trolls who said she’s ‘too fat’ to be a beauty queen: “A fashion model launched a body shamming assault on a Miss Italy contestant who came second claiming she is ‘too fat’ to be a beauty queen. Contestant Paola Torrente, who is a size 14 wowed fans with her ample figure when she came in second to Rachele Risaliti during the Miss Italy 2016 in Angri, Salerno. The 22-year-old engineering student, who measures up at 5 foot 9 inches, was a hugely popular choice with the audience and fans and was met with thousands of comments of support. But Croatian model Nina Moric, 40, launched a body shaming assault on her Instagram account claiming Miss Torrente was only chosen because of ‘political correctness’ and was joined by other online trolls.

The cat that likes golf balls: “Members at Aldeburgh Golf Club have the usual hazards to contend with when they tee off… bunkers, trees, the odd side wind. But they are currently facing a unique test of their skills at the 408-yard 14th hole. A cat called Merlin has started creeping on to the fairway and stealing balls after they bounce to a standstill. The problem is so bad that the Suffolk club has had to introduce a ‘local rule’, approved by the sport’s governing body The Royal and Ancient in St Andrews, to take into account ‘abnormal conditions’. A sign on the notice board warns: ‘A large brown Burmese cat has been seen picking up and carrying away golf balls in the vicinity of the 14th hole.’ It informs players the cat is being treated as an ‘outside agency’ – referring to the ball being moved by someone other than the player or caddy – allowing a substitute ball to be dropped without a penalty, unless it is in the rough.

House proud grandmother, SEVENTY-SIX, perches on a window ledge outside her fifth floor apartment to clean: “Onlookers were left stunned when they spotted a 76-year-old grandmother perched perilously on a fifth-floor window ledge – cleaning her windows. House proud Mo Kam Tai regularly balances on the towering ledge above Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, to do her cleaning. Her son keeps telling her to stop, but she insists nobody else can do the job to her high standards, and carries on with her death-defying routine. Mo who moved to Glasgow from Hong Kong 25 years ago, lives in a fifth-floor flat towering above Sauchiehall Street. ‘It’s important to keep your house and windows clean. Any woman will tell you that,’ said the mother-of-three. ‘Nothing gets between mum and her housework,’ said Mo’s son Alan. ‘No matter how often we tell her not to go on to the window ledge, she ignores us”

Bizarre police chase. Bearded muscle-man jumps from a moving car and strips to his leopard-print underwear before leaping into a river and refusing to come out for TWO HOURS: “A Queensland man who jumped from his moving car and stripped down to his underwear ended his bizarre tirade in a two-hour stand off with police. The 26-year-old was driving erratically along Flinders Parade on Sunday before he stripped down and jumped into the water at Sandgate, a coastal suburb north of Brisbane. ‘There were two cops and the guy was driving with his door open like the whole time, and he was almost teasing them, that’s what we thought,’ a witness told 7News. Residents called the police after he began swerving towards other vehicles and cyclists, and hit a van after jumping from his own moving car. Police were unable to get the man, who was believed to be on drugs, to cooperate. The man later surrendered but at least a dozen officers pulled the man ashore where he was handcuffed and taken to Redcliffe Hospital”

This boss advocates for five-hour workday, insisting it BOOSTS productivity: “Employees of the world, rejoice! An entrepreneur who appeared on ABC’s Shark Tank insists a five-hour workday has increased productivity at his company. Stephan Aarstol put his employees on a 8am to 1pm workday, saying: ‘The point of life is not work. I would say work is this thing you do to finance your life.’ Aarstol started a paddle board company with the help of investor Mark Cuban on the entrepreneurial TV show, and is now making the case for his business model in a new book. While the five-hour workday sounds like an opportunity to kick back and relax, Aarstol said he threatened to fire any employees who didn’t manage to pack their eight-hour day into just five. In his book, Aarstol pointed to the incredible growth his company experienced as evidence that his business model was headed in the right direction”

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BIOLOGY TEST…

September 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Students in an advanced Biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was, ‘Name seven advantages of Mother’s Milk.’ The question was worth 70 points or none at all.

One student, in particular, was hard put to think of seven advantages. However, he wrote:

1) It is perfect formula for the child.
2) It provides immunity against several diseases.
3) It is always the right temperature.
4) It is inexpensive.
5) It bonds the child to mother, and vice versa.
6) It is always available as needed.

And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote:

7 ) It comes in two attractive containers and it’s high enough off the ground where the cat can’t get it.

He got an A.

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Maccas with a difference: “A new McDonald’s in Paris is causing a stir after ditching its traditional offering of burger, fries and McFlurries for pretty macarons, luxury bagels and specialty coffees. There’s not a yellow arch in sight at the new stand-alone McCafe in Rue Rambuteau, near the city centre, which is also serving posh club sandwiches, soup and tiramisu. Also on the menu is raisin bread and ‘100% Arabica coffee ground on demand’, according to Le Figaro. Emma Cheston tweeted a picture of a tempting counter full of muffins, cake, brightly coloured macarons and pastries, with the shocked and heart emojis”

British football club cause a stink by spraying their Stadium pitch with garlic to protect it from parasites: “Manchester City are spraying the Etihad Stadium pitch with garlic to prevent parasites damaging their pristine surface. Ground staff could be seen covering the turf with litres of liquid after Wednesday night’s thumping 4-0 Champions League group stage win over Borussia Monchengladbach. That left a surprising stench in and outside the stadium long after supporters had travelled home – but for good reason. Most pitches are potentially at risk of parasites infecting grass, eating roots and as such damaging the top. Local rivals Manchester United are thought to have had a worm problem at Old Trafford last year and used similar methods.

Beer goggles are REAL: Girls who drink just a glass of ale are less shy about sex: “Scientists found that beer drinking made it easier for volunteers to view explicit sexual images, and the effect was greater for women than for men. However, no change was seen in levels of sexual arousal. Another effect of the drink was a boost in positive behaviour. After downing half a litre of beer, study participants were more attracted to happy faces and social situations. The findings go some way towards providing an explanation for ‘beer goggles’ – a slang term used to describe how the influence of alcohol can make an unattractive person appear beautiful.

The flying white elephant again: “The US Air Force is struggling to get the world’s most expensive weapon off the ground. Just a month after declaring the F-35 ‘combat ready,’ officials have now grounded 10 of the fighter jets. The temporary pause in flight operations came ‘due to the discovery of peeling and crumbling insulation in avionics cooling lines inside the fuel tanks,’ the Air Force said in a statement Friday. The problem affects 57 of the 108 F-35s that manufacturer Lockheed Martin has delivered. This number includes 15 aircraft that were already in the field — and 10 that had been declared combat ready. ‘While nearing completion, the F-35 is still in development and challenges are to be expected,’ the Air Force said in a statement.

An ‘extinct’ Tasmanian Tiger found alive?: “Amazing fresh footage has emerged of what’s believed to be a Tasmanian Tiger walking through a field, despite having been declared extinct in 1936. Thylacine Awareness Group of Australia released the video shot in 2008 south west Victoria and founder Neil Waters says there is plenty of merit to it. The footage was shot at a farm by a woman in south west Victoria in 2008. The woman in the video says she saw a number of the animals on about 12 separate occasions. The stripes on the hind quarters and its ‘prehistoric’ head stood out to her. Often peoples sightings of thylacine’s are rubbished by others saying it was probably a fox, but on one instance the woman said she saw a thylacine while a fox was in the background so she could compare the two. ‘This thylacine here was a lot bigger and broader than the fox.

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Brick delivery somewhere in S.E. Asia

September 17, 2016 at 1:52 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Minnesota Dog Walks Four Miles Every Day to See His Friends in Town: “For the past 12 years, a Chesapeake-Lab mix named Bruno has been regularly walking four miles (eight miles round trip) to downtown Longville from his country home to socialize, collect treats, and hang around. His almost daily commute has made Bruno a beloved town legend. “Everybody knows Bruno,” resident Sharon Rouse told KARE11 News. “[You] may not know the people, but you’ll know Bruno.” The pup belongs to Larry and Debbie LaVallee, who took Bruno in after he appeared in a box on their driveway over a decade ago. They tried to keep him tied up, but the dog’s desire to roam was too great, and he started making his way to town every day. Now, he’s somewhat of a celebrity, with regular stops at city hall, the ice cream shop, and the back door of a local grocery store, where employees help Bruno fuel up with deli counter scraps. People know and greet Bruno, sometimes to the surprise of the LaVallees, who only know a fraction of their dog’s many admirers”

Rare 1st century gold coin bearing the image of Roman Emperor Nero is found in Jerusalem: “Archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered a rare gold coin bearing the image of the Roman Emperor Nero. Coins of this type are extremely rare, and are usually only found in private collections where the origin is unknown. The image of Nero is significant because it shows the presence of the Romans in the area, 14 years before they destroyed Jerusalem in 70 AD. Nero was born in 37 AD, and became emperor of the Roman Empire after the death of his adoptive father, the Emperor Claudius, in 54 AD. The coin was discovered by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, who were excavating on Mount Zion in Jerusalem”

Guggenheim’s 18-karat GOLD toilet set to open to the public: “Lucky visitors to the Guggenheim in New York will be able to use a toilet that’s created from 18-karat gold from Friday. While many people will work their entire lives and never see a gold fixture, the museum will allow people to ‘interact’ with the toilet for the price of the entrance feel, which is currently free to its members. The facilities are made available to members of the public as part of an exhibit by Italian artist and sculptor Maurizio Cattelan and are expected to be at the museum for an indefinite period. It’s currently installed in one of the Guggenheim’s one-person unisex bathrooms and according to the New Yorker, it’s an exact replica of the facilities that had previously been installed in the cubicle”

Inside the creepy abandoned Japanese park where more than 800 lifelike statues sit amidst the overgrown shrubs: “Visitors would be forgiven for thinking they’ve entered Medusa’s lair. Hundred of lifelike figures stare straight forwards, some dressed in suits and others imitating Buddhist deities. But the striking stone sculptures are in fact the work of a Japanese craftsman acting on the orders of an affluent local chairman called Mutsuo Furukawa. They stand near the town of Osawano in Japan in a village named Fureai Sekibutsu no Sato – which translates literally to ‘the village where you can meet Buddhist statues’. Furukawa paid a reported 6 billion yen (£44million) to a Chinese sculptor in 1989 for the figures and hoped to keep them with him for all eternity. Today more than 800 motionless grey statues stare out at the bus loads of tourists who come to visit the bizarre park.

Man enjoying a sex act from his girlfriend while he drove along country road needs surgery after he swerved to avoid a deer and lover bit his penis: “A motorist ended up in hospital with a lot of explaining to do after a deer forced him to swerve as he enjoyed a sex act while driving in Austria. The man’s girlfriend was pleasuring him orally from the passenger seat as they drove through the Waldviertel region in north-west Austria. But when a deer stepped out into the road near Krems the driver braked suddenly. The Local newspaper said the incident caused the girl to accidentally bite into his penis. An ambulance rushed to the scene and the couple were taken to hospital where the man, who was in agony, underwent a minor operation on his member. Surgeons assured the motorist his ‘joystick’ should soon be back in full working order, but they advised him against any more foreplay at the wheel.

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Another trip down memory lane

September 16, 2016 at 5:40 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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Chinese teapot sells for £2.6million: “A rare Chinese teapot from the Qianlong dynasty has been sold for £2.6million – ten times its expected price. More than ten bidders battled it out for the 18th century piece of china, which is one of just two known to exist. The work of art pays tribute to Emperor Qianlong’s love of tea and features a figure, possibly the Emperor, being served the drink while admiring a handscroll. It was sold in New York by Sotheby’s, with the auction house giving it a guide price of about £225,000. Bidding started at £190,000 and quickly passed £750,000 as bidders fought it out. The intricately detailed teapot was sold to an Asian buyer for £2.6million with the saleroom applauding the result. ‘The piece, having been enjoyed by an American collector for decades, was just one of a number of works that soared over pre-sale expectations after drawing bidding from determined collectors.’

‘Double bubble’ plane could take to the skies in 2027 after getting Nasa funding: “The design was initially developed by Aurora Flight Sciences and MIT in 2008, and now Nasa has awarded the company a $2.9 million (£2.19 million) contract to make a scale model of the aircraft. The ‘double bubble’ D8 Series future aircraft design concept came from a research team led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It is designed to be over 50 per cent more fuel efficient than current best-in-class aircraft. The D8 is designed to fly at 582 mph (936 km/h) with 180 passengers over a range of 3,500 miles (5,500 km). A subscale model is shown being tested in a wind tunnel at MIT. The design has the potential to cut fuel burn by 71 per cent, reduce noise and cut LTO NOx emissions by 87 per cent compared to a Boeing 737-800 narrow-body aircraft

One less moron to bother us. Sad about the toddler, though: “A driver trying to avoid a random breath test has killed himself and his two-year-old passenger after he pulled out of the line at an RBT and crashed into a pole. The 19-year-old man was stopped in the line of traffic on the Tasman Highway in Sorell in Hobart on Thursday at 9.10pm. Police said he made a U-turn in the Holden Vectra, lost control and smashed into a pole, causing the car to split into two, the ABC reported. The little girl and young man were killed on impact and a female passenger was taken to hospital in a stable condition. The driver and female passenger were thrown through the widescreen of the car and landed on the road from the impact. The car burst into flames and the toddler, who was sitting in the back seat, was unable to be saved. The female passenger was conveyed to the Royal Hobart Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.'”

LOL. Bus that exploded in flames on the Sydney Harbour Bridge was the 36th to catch fire THIS YEAR – but still the transport minister says the fleet is ‘safe’: “A blackened shell of twisted metal and melted plastic covered in ash is all that remains of a bus that erupted in flames on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The commuter bus was completely gutted by the inferno, which was believed to have started in the engine, that ripped through it on Thursday night. Despite the horrific destruction caused by the blaze, both the NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance and State Transit Chief Executive Peter Rowley insist all Sydney buses are safe. All the windows were blown out, plastic seats melted into each other, and collapsed steel supports and hand rails from the ceiling strewn across them. The bus caught fire on the Sydney Harbour Bridge causing traffic chaos at peak hour on Thursday night”

Lost onyx stone believed to be an ancient gem from the breastplate of the High Priest of Jerusalem is ‘found’ after being ‘missing for 1,000 years’: “The owner claims the stone was given to a distant ancestor as a reward from the High Priest in 1189 and has been passed from generation to generation of the family since. What makes this sardonyx so unique is it has a tiny Hebrew inscription, which is believed to be an ancient script that dates back to 1000 BC, burned or engraved in the heart of the stone. The letters in the stone appear to be similar to those found on archaeological finds dating from 1300 to 300 BC. The stone was first discovered in 2000 and was investigated in person by Professor Moshe Sharon, an ancient Hebrew expert at the University of Witwatersrand. On examining the stone Professor Sharon was baffled to find there are no markings on the stone’s surface to suggest it has been cut open to add the letters”

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