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    Strangest news story you've read recently

    I read this a week ago and I can't get it out of my head. I think the guy needs to find an unreasonably expensive hobby to keep him busy. Watches could be a good one.

    https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/05/turne...-20k-12924105/

    What's the strangest news stories you've read recently?

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    So he gets a kick out of giving women money?

    Just get married.

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    This was in the news over here this week.
    Gardaí found naked man on a cross being whipped in Dublin club

    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crim...told-1.4304194


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    So he gets a kick out of giving women money?

    Just get married.
    Haha - that made me chuckle!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    So he gets a kick out of giving women money?

    Just get married.
    And if he wants to give her everything he can just divorce her!

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    Another one for the list.

    Hostage siege ends after Ukrainian president endorses Joaquin Phoenix film.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...n-phoenix-film

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    The above story reminds of a friends parents who had heard of an antiques shop nearby called 'The Glory Hole' wanted to know the opening hours so googled it and you can imagine what came up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcangascompany View Post
    The above story reminds of a friends parents who had heard of an antiques shop nearby called 'The Glory Hole' wanted to know the opening hours so googled it and you can imagine what came up..
    I remember a similar story about Somerset College of Arts and Technology....had an interesting abbreviation!!

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    That made me laugh! Thanks OP

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    Quote Originally Posted by yumma View Post
    Since the article came out there’s been a rush in plywood and sandpaper and all the local hardware stores have sold out !

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    When i first saw this seemed like a story I had to read..oh dear classic click bait...within 5 secs of reading the actual story it was clear she was an attention seeking nutter. Still a great headline though..


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    Another classic from the Bristol Post..where to start..


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    I might have to start reading the Bristol Post!

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    An old classic which still makes me laugh.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...L-apology.html

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    The nasa Rover mission to Mars spent many years trudging across the surface, faithfully sending back photos. Then it sent the following; ‘battery low and it’s getting dark.’ And was never heard from again.

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    and from The Grimsby Telegraph ..

    This defies belief .. A product recall .

    "Highland Bay Seafoods is recalling their Baked Whole King Scallops with a creamy leek and kale sauce topped with mash potato because it contains fish which is not mentioned on the label.
    This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish. "

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    Strangest news story you've read recently

    Quote Originally Posted by notnowkato View Post
    This defies belief .. A product recall .

    "Highland Bay Seafoods is recalling their Baked Whole King Scallops with a creamy leek and kale sauce topped with mash potato because it contains fish which is not mentioned on the label.
    This means the product is a possible health risk for anyone with an allergy to fish. "
    Rather like eggs containing egg.

    Last edited by Kingstepper; 26th July 2020 at 23:41.

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    Theres a great blog and a facebook page dedicated to 'Angry People in Local Newspapers' by exhibiting the unhappy 'compo face' i think they expect a freebie/compensation/attention etc.
    This was taking it to the ultimate conclusion - a story with compo face about Compo's face - brilliant!


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    Monkeys armed with weapons including knives and a chainsaw are said to be on the prowl in Knowsley Safari Park.

    https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/26/baboo...park-13038954/

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    Nothing like a story about the Lord all mighty depicted in potato form..


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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcangascompany View Post
    Nothing like a story about the Lord all mighty depicted in potato form..

    Unless she had met him, I wonder how she knew it looked like Jesus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I read this a week ago and I can't get it out of my head. I think the guy needs to find an unreasonably expensive hobby to keep him busy. Watches could be a good one.

    https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/05/turne...-20k-12924105/

    What's the strangest news stories you've read recently?
    Isn't this what (in modern parlance) people call a "simp"?

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    Another one.
    A Slovenian woman has been found guilty of deliberately sawing off her own hand as part of an insurance scam.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54125770

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I saw that yesterday. Got to be pretty desperate to be able to do that and live with the consequences! I would like to think that nobody of sound mind would be able to do that to themselves for a few quid. I would think that perhaps she was drugged up! Ouch!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonewood View Post
    I saw that yesterday. Got to be pretty desperate to be able to do that and live with the consequences! I would like to think that nobody of sound mind would be able to do that to themselves for a few quid. I would think that perhaps she was drugged up! Ouch!!


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    No pun intended on the above haha.


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    When is bread not bread? When it's Subway bread.

    Irish court rules Subway bread is not bread.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...d-is-not-bread

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    Dunno about Jesus but I think it's Peter Sutcliffe
    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Unless she had met him, I wonder how she knew it looked like Jesus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    So he gets a kick out of giving women money?

    Just get married.

    It's not just money that marriage costs you, though... sanity goes first.

    Divorce removes the rest of the money (and everything else, apparently), but restores sanity.

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    Oops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I read this a week ago and I can't get it out of my head. I think the guy needs to find an unreasonably expensive hobby to keep him busy. Watches could be a good one.

    https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/05/turne...-20k-12924105/

    What's the strangest news stories you've read recently?

    I like this quote about his girlfriend best:

    “ I was still surprised at how quickly she took to being my financial superior. ”

    I’m not.

    These women must be laughing their arses off all the way to the bank, literally.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    I read this a week ago and I can't get it out of my head. I think the guy needs to find an unreasonably expensive hobby to keep him busy. Watches could be a good one.

    https://metro.co.uk/2020/07/05/turne...-20k-12924105/

    What's the strangest news stories you've read recently?

    The one that came up when I clicked the link at the bottom of ^ that article!

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/28/meet-...ore_text_links

    Tenner they're on tz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    The one that came up when I clicked the link at the bottom of ^ that article!

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/28/meet-...ore_text_links

    Tenner they're on tz.
    They're 100% on TZ and there are even a few women wearing men's watches threads. Curious.

    "I first began to feel an attraction towards being carried in 1978, when I was 11 years old."

    Who here has contributed or started those threads and is 54 now? Anyone a civil servant from Croydon and now t-total?

    So many quotable lines from that story. I know everyone has their kinks but wow.

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    Before you ask it was Frome - as you can see not much happens there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by verv View Post
    The one that came up when I clicked the link at the bottom of ^ that article!

    https://metro.co.uk/2019/02/28/meet-...ore_text_links

    Tenner they're on tz.
    I have just seen this, it made me laugh out loud.

    “Have you ever had a bad fetish experience?

    One lift and carry almost ended in disaster.

    In 2006, I asked two girls in Madrid to carry me. They duly did, but I hadn’t realised they were taking me to meet two men who promptly mugged me. One held me round my neck, while the other took my wallet.

    They all ran off. Although I was struggling to breathe for a bit, at least they didn’t have a knife, or it could have been very nasty.

    I enjoyed the lift, though.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcangascompany View Post


    Before you ask it was Frome - as you can see not much happens there.
    Yes, I've been there - Must have been scoop of the decade!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Oops!

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    In a similar vein...




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