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Weird News

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 1:07 pm
by VisibilityMissing
I'm starting this topic about the types of news stories that are usually used as filler in the big papers. They're usually about people having some misadventure due to stupidity or plain bad luck.<br><br>I've noticed that a lot of these stories involve misadventures with animals, so I'll start us out with two from today's AP feed:<br><br><a href='http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/Y/YELLOW_RIBBONS?SITE=OHCPO&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT' target='_blank'>Squirrel Steals Yellow Ribbons From Tree: </a> A story of the battle to support our troops overseas, despite the forces of nature.<br><br>and<br><br><a href='http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/R/RENTAL_PYTHON?SITE=OHCPO&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT' target='_blank'>Python Surprises Man Driving Rental Car: </a> A cautionary tale that tells us to always check our rental cars for uninvited passengers.

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:23 pm
by norsenerd
<a href='http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39176' target='_blank'>Iranian woman 'gives birth to a frog'</a>

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 9:13 pm
by Ozymandias
I don't want to know about that in any more detail :| I think its self explanitory.

Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:57 pm
by VisibilityMissing
<a href='http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SHOOT_THE_MESSAGE?SITE=OHCPO&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT' target='_blank'>Therapist Loses License for Shooting Memo : </a> Some people just need to settle down.

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:22 am
by norsenerd
Yeah, I agree. They shount;d have revoked his licinse. Taht was way to extreem. In fact I think it would be a good thing if therpasts coudl shoot people. It might help[ therapy sesions. Just the threat of being hsot can be quite benificial. Thsi activity shoudl be encouraged.

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:51 am
by VisibilityMissing
<!--QuoteBegin-norsenerd+Jun 29 2004, 08:22 PM--> <table border='0' align='center' width='95%' ><tr><td class='quotetop'><b>Quote:</b> (norsenerd @ Jun 29 2004, 08:22 PM)</td></tr><tr><td class='quotebody'> Yeah, I agree. They shount;d have revoked his licinse. Taht was way to extreem. In fact I think it would be a good thing if therpasts coudl shoot people. It might help[ therapy sesions. Just the threat of being hsot can be quite benificial. Thsi activity shoudl be encouraged. <!--QuoteEnd--> </td></tr></table> <!--QuoteEEnd--><br> Now, where'd I put that bucket of ice water?

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 2:09 am
by Zaaphod
Plenty of maniacs out there on the roads....<br><br><a href='http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=583&ncid=583&e=7&u=/nm/20040629/od_nm/odd_germany_joyrider_dc' target='_blank'>13-Year-Old Hijacks Dad's 40-TonTruck</a>

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 2:45 am
by Softpaw
LOL, sounds like something I might have done at that age :-P

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 11:06 am
by VisibilityMissing
<a href='http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=816&ncid=816&e=6&u=/ap/20040629/ap_on_fe_st/bones_found' target='_blank'>Police: Workers Covered Bones to Keep Job : </a> A story that points out the need for better on the job training.

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 7:39 pm
by Ozymandias
You shouldn't cover over history because of some dumb company

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:56 pm
by VisibilityMissing
<a href='http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PODIATRIST_FRAUD?SITE=OHCPO&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT' target='_blank'>Podiatrist Accused of Billing Amputees : </a> So, what's the best way to draw attention to yourself as a podiatrist?

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:20 pm
by Ozymandias
<a href='http://www.metro.co.uk/metro/weird/live/index.html?in_page_id=4' target='_blank'>Rent-a-pup and others</a><br><br>The Metro is a free paper that u get on busses and trains. I like it because it cannot be politically influenced in any way, it has the important news, international news, national news, sports news, where to eat out, a TV for the day its published, a Music section and a videogame review section. A sort of puzzle page with a cartoon at the bottome (it varies - Nemi and This Life are OK, but tbh i would much rather see O&M instead of Judge Dredd. It sucks. Bad.) Its a daily paper and not too big.

Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:43 pm
by Ozymandias
This I found seeing if I could buy a military jet like on www.iwantoneofthose.com (L39)<br><br><a href='http://www.netscrap.com/netscrap_detail.cfm?scrap_id=271' target='_blank'>http://www.netscrap.com/netscrap_detail.cfm?scrap_id=271</a><br><br>I guess its not really a news story but I couldn't let it go unnoticed.

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:04 am
by Phoxphyre
John Leonard is the man.

Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2004 11:05 am
by VisibilityMissing
<a href='http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BUSTED_BY_BOVINES?SITE=OHCPO&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT' target='_blank'>Bovines Help Catch Tenn. Murder Suspect :</a> Bovine units just don't have the same glamor as canine units, though.