Sometimes things are not as they seem

May 25, 2016 at 3:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

An old man lay sprawled across three entire seats at a concert.

When the usher came by and noticed this, he whispered to the old man, “Sorry sir, but you’re only allowed one seat.”

The old man didn’t budge.

The usher became more impatient. “Sir, if you don’t get up from there I’m going to have to call the manager.”

Once again, the old man just muttered and did nothing.

The usher marched briskly back up the aisle, and in a moment he returned with the manager. Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move the old dishevelled man, but with no success.

Finally they summoned the police.

The officer surveyed the situation briefly then asked, “All right buddy what’s your name?” “Fred,” the old man moaned.

“Where you from, Fred?” asked the police officer.

With a terrible strain in his voice, and without moving, Fred replied “The balcony…….”

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THE NEWS

Odd news from around the world

Money DOES matter in relationships: Wealthy men are harsher judges of appearance in women: “Emotional connection might help to spur a new relationship, but according to a recent study, money plays a significant role as well. Researchers in China examined the influence of perceived wealth status on romantic behaviour, using two experiments to ‘prime’ participants’ feelings of having relatively more or less money. The study suggests humans engage in ‘conditional mating strategies,’ basing their romantic choices on environmental factors. In the study, published recently to the journal Frontiers in Psychology, researchers recruited Chinese college students who were involved in heterosexual long term relationships. The researchers found that men who had been primed to feel that they were comparably rich were less satisfied with their partner’s appearance than those who had been made to feel poor, and were more interested in short term relationships”

The transforming ‘hypercopter’ that can hit 293mph: “Airbus has been awarded a patent for, what claims to be, the fastest helicopter in the world. Illustrations reveal a unique design with components found in fixed-wing airplanes, two Rolls Royce Turbomeca RTM322 series engines and technology that transforms the copter into an airplane. Called ‘Compound Helicopter’, the patent describes a vehicle that is high speed, long range hybrid helicopter that maxes out at speeds of 293 miles per hour. The patented helicopter is an advanced version of Airbus’ Eurocopter X3, which is currently under development. Typical speeds of traditional helicopters range from 150 to 160 miles per hour. But the fastest helicopter currently on the market is the US army’s CH-47F Chinoook, which soars at 195 miles per hour. Airbus explains that this aircraft is meant to fly like a helicopter, but transforms into an airplane while in the air – yet still descend vertically to the ground”

New software can tell if you are anything from a paedophile to an ace poker player by analysing your face: “A company claims it can identify terrorists, paedophiles and ace poker players simply by looking at their face. Faception, an Israeli start-up, says its technology can spot character traits that are undetectable to the naked eye. The company claims its software classified nine of the 11 Paris massacre jihadists as terrorists from their facial features without inputting any prior knowledge of their involvement. It appears to have been so successful, the firm says it is now working with a homeland security agency to help identify criminals. Shai Gilboa, Faception chief executive, said: ‘We understand the human much better than other humans understand each other. ‘Our personality is determined by our DNA and reflected in our face. It’s a kind of signal.’ The firm, which was founded in Tel Aviv in 2014, has developed a database of 15 classifiers which Gilboa says are used to determine personality traits with 80 per cent accuracy.

The camper van that costs the same as a Ferrari: Fully restored 1957 split-screen Volkswagen set to reach £120,000 at auction: “A classic Volkswagen camper van could sell for a record £120,000 when it goes up for auction next month. The 1957 Type 2 Samba Microbus is the highly sought after 23-window, split-screen model. It has spent most of its life in the US, but was shipped over to the UK in 2005 and recently underwent a full, nut-and-bolt restoration. This 1957 model has a 1.5-litre engine which was stripped down, cleaned and rebuilt last year. The seats were sand blasted and painted, and then re-trimmed in the original light brown colour, while the headlining, door cards and sunroof were made and supplied by West Coast Classics in California. The camper has been given a guide price of between £80,000 and £120,000 – potentially making setting a new UK record.

Ugly frog: “With its plumped up body and sullen face, you could be forgiven for thinking this Australian amphibian bears a striking resemblance to Jabba the Hutt. The frog, nicknamed ‘The Boss’ by its owners, has an uncanny similarity to the Star Wars’ villain. Like the obese alien, the Australian waxy monkey tree frog has a grotesque triple chin and terrifying reptilian eyes. Owner Keith Talbot, 47, snapped ‘The Boss’ at his home in Ashington, Northumberland while it was perched on a branch in a vivarium. He said: ‘He was sunbathing when I took these photos, unlike other tree frogs they like basking. ‘He ignored me when I took the photos, croaking and making chirping noises.’ He may be ‘The Boss’, but at only three inches tall, he is far smaller than the ‘slimy worm-ridden piece of filth’ – as Jabba is lovingly called by Han Solo”

And don’t forget to catch up with all the Strange Justice before you go.

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  1. Even at any money the VW bus is still a deathtrap!!


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