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Post  Andrew on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 12:45 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4443184/Fisherman-invents-electric-fishing-rod-Malaysia.html

Fisherman invents electric fishing rod... and is electrocuted when he puts it in a stream in Malaysia
Kamal Siada, 41, invented an electric fishing rod to make it easier to catch fish
But he was electrocuted when he fell into water with it in Sandakan, Malaysia


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Post  Andrew on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 4:28 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4444046/Mr-Gorilla-CRAWLING-London-Marathon.html

Policeman known as Mr Gorilla is still CRAWLING the London Marathon route two days after the race began
The man, believed to be Tom Harrison, 40, of the Metropolitan Police, was today seen at the 10-mile mark of the 26-mile run which began on Sunday
He is posting updates on Twitter as her raises money for The Gorilla Organisation
Passers-by have been taking pictures with Mr Gorilla as he trudges along
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Post  Andrew on Wed 26 Apr 2017, 10:37 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4446758/Psychic-accidentally-stabs-heart-sword.html

'Psychic' accidentally stabs himself in the heart with a sword and dies in front of horrified spectators while demonstrating his immortality
Theprit Palee, 25, was performing a traditional Thai dance in front of spectators
Ritual meant to make him look superhuman by pressing sword against his chest
Usually the blade snaps, but this time it plunged deep into his chest, killing him
Gathered crowds swarmed around him in an desperate attempt to save his life



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Post  Andrew on Wed 26 Apr 2017, 10:42 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4446682/Farmer-fights-giant-python-death-Malaysia.html

Farmer fights giant 15ft python to the death after discovering it had swallowed one of his goats

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Post  Freedom on Wed 26 Apr 2017, 10:43 am

You do find 'em, Andrew!
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Post  Andrew on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 10:51 am

I think this is turning into my favourite thread:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4450830/Is-Bigfoot-lurking-Holland.html

Is Bigfoot lurking in Holland? Terrified tourists film sinister creature watching them from behind a tree in a Dutch national park
In the video two youths are filmed visiting the Veluwezoom National Park
They spot a dark figure lurking in the distance in the forest behind trees
Eerie knocking can be heard as the boys try to figure out what the creature is
But then, suddenly, a gunshot in the distance forces the boys to flee


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Post  Freedom on Thu 27 Apr 2017, 10:57 am

All the sightings of a certain missing child should really be in this topic!
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Post  Andrew on Tue 02 May 2017, 2:27 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4465858/Patient-dies-mayor-takes-oxygen-cylinder.html

Patient dies after local mayor takes Brazilian hospital's last oxygen cylinder so he can use it to pump BEER at a party
Jose Claudio Pol charged with murder after patinet died from heart attack
Photos emerged of him using oxygen cylinder as a beer keg at New Year's party
A technical report found that his actions led to the death of the patient
He ordered council worker to remove the only cylinder from town's health centre


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Post  Freedom on Tue 02 May 2017, 4:47 pm

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Post  Andrew on Thu 04 May 2017, 9:46 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4472452/Colombian-wife-EATS-7-000-holiday-fund.html

Wife EATS $7,000 holiday fund in a bid to hide it from her husband after a row
Surgeons said 30-year-old Colombian woman swallowed rolls of $100 bills
Doctors surgically extracted 57 bills from the woman's stomach and intestine
She said she had saved up the money for a holiday with her husband
Decided to swallow the cash in a bid to hide it after a fight with her partner


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Post  Freedom on Thu 04 May 2017, 11:27 am

That was certainly an expensive meal.

Goodness knows how she managed to swallow them.

The same goes for those people you see in programmes like Border Patrol and Anything to Declare who have hidden drugs internally, usually wrapped in condoms.......
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Post  Andrew on Thu 04 May 2017, 1:52 pm

How ridiculous.....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4473432/Carer-accused-stealing-2-Fairy-liquid-neighbour.html

Carer, 78, accused of stealing a £2 bottle of Fairy liquid from her 93-year-old neighbour with Alzheimer's will stand trial in a case costing taxpayers' £1,000
Joan Edlin is accused of pinching the washing up liquid from Gladys Prentice
Magistrate hit out at CPS for prosecuting case and Edlin for pleading not guilty
Ms Edlin denies the theft, claiming the pair, from Essex, shared the product



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Post  Andrew on Thu 04 May 2017, 2:04 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4473378/Mother-stabbed-death-man-annoyed-parrot.html


Mother is stabbed to death 'by her neighbour after she trained her parrot to insult him whenever he walked past'
Ignazio Frailis, 46, from Sardinia, lay in wait for neighbour Maria Contu, 60
Then allegedly stabbed her 11 times and wounded a friend who tried to help her
Investigators claimed he was driven to kill because of Mrs Contu's pet parrot
He claimed she trained the bird to hurl insults at him whenever he walked past



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Post  Andrew on Thu 04 May 2017, 10:35 pm

Rather him than me, GP.

Ouch!
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Post  Andrew on Mon 08 May 2017, 10:15 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4485914/Eerie-occurrences-reported-Ted-Bundy-s-childhood-home.html

Contractor hired to fix up childhood home of serial killer Ted Bundy reveals eerie occurrences that had him writing Bible verses on the walls and summoning priests for help
Washington state contractor Casey Clopton was hired last year to renovate house in Tacoma, Washington, where Ted Bundy had lived as a child
Bundy went on to kill at least 30 people in 11 states in the 1970s, resulting in his execution in 1989
Clopton said the first time he came by the house with his 11-year-old daughter, the girl started crying and said the residence made her feel weird
During renovation, workers found the words 'Help me' written on basement window' and the word 'Leave' written in dust on a bedroom floor
One time, crew unlocked the house to find every door inside ajar; another time, a heavy cabinet toppled over
Clopton eventually invited two priests to bless the house; they recommended that the workers write Scripture verses on the walls and play Christian music
The newly renovated and painted house eventually sold for $335,000
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Post  Andrew on Tue 09 May 2017, 9:48 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/39844114

An Iranian student had to be taken to a police station at the weekend - because he looks too much like Lionel Messi.
So many people in the city of Hamaden wanted a picture with Reza Parastesh that police took him to the station and impounded his car to stop the chaos.


... Blimey - he looks identical.
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Post  Andrew on Tue 09 May 2017, 10:02 am

Not a strange or weird one as such. Didn't know where to put it. It's actually very cute. It was just the title that made me chuckle:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1460813/Baby-Bennett-says-Love-mum.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4487326/Premature-baby-Ohio-says-love-mother.html
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Post  Andrew on Fri 12 May 2017, 3:24 pm

What the hell is this:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/gigantic-sea-creature-washes-up-10407652

Gigantic sea creature washes up on remote Indonesian beach - and no-one knows what it is
The slimy, 15-metre long carcass is thought to have been dead for at least three days
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Post  Andrew on Fri 12 May 2017, 11:40 pm

Not sure where to put this one I was just reading. I'll stick it here anyway:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4501430/The-unlikely-runaways-ve-stolen-Britain-s-hearts.html

The unlikely runaways who've stolen Britain's hearts: Sniffer dogs, pet detectives, an army of volunteers and even a £1,000 reward... so where are Bella the lamb and sheepdog Blake?
Animals have been missing from home in Perlethorpe, rural Nottinghamshire
It is thought they escaped but council has warned they may have been stolen
Distraught owner said: 'When I came back I saw the gate open and they'd gone'
Anyone with information about Bella and Blake should should email Jordanknight94@hotmail.co.uk or Natalie.haywood@icloud.com


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Post  Andrew on Fri 12 May 2017, 11:47 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4501188/Naked-man-lying-atop-dead-shark-former-NYPD-cop.html

Has the mystery of the naked man and the shark been solved? Florida fisherman claims he is an ex-NYPD cop
A photo of a smiling naked man atop a dead shark began circulating May 5
He appears to be identified as Shawn, a former NYPD cop who lives in upstate NY
The photo was posted on Twitter by British wildlife TV presenter Anneka Svenska
Jimmy John Liautaud and Florida coach Jim McElwain both denied being the man


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Post  Andrew on Mon 15 May 2017, 2:14 pm

Andrew wrote:What the hell is this:

http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/gigantic-sea-creature-washes-up-10407652

Gigantic sea creature washes up on remote Indonesian beach - and no-one knows what it is
The slimy, 15-metre long carcass is thought to have been dead for at least three days

Not some mysterious sea monster then Sad

Just a whale. Very Happy

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4507144/Sea-creature-washed-Indonesia-baleen-whale.html
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Post  Andrew on Tue 16 May 2017, 3:48 pm

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4510994/Attorneys-fued-man-s-intent-jury-penis.html

'Is it going to be erect, or is it going to be flaccid?' Attorneys battle in court over murder suspect's desire to show jury his penis which he claims his girlfriend, 60, accidentally choked on while giving him oral sex
Richard Henry Patterson, 65, of Margate, Florida, charged with second-degree murder in October 2015 asphyxiation death of Francisca Marquinez
According to defense, Marquinez, who had at least one son, accidentally choked on Patterson's outsized manhood during consensual oral sex
Patterson's attorney asked a judge Monday to allow his client to present his penis to the jury so they could better understand expert testimony
A prosecutor insisted that, if shown to the jury, the penis must be erect, not flaccid
'I'm assuming the size of the penis does matter for the defense,' Assistant State Attorney Peter Sapak told the court



.... I'm glad I'm not on jury service over there Shocked
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Post  Châtelaine on Tue 16 May 2017, 5:34 pm

Fortunately we don't have jury over here, nor in the Netherlands Cool
Not that I'm a virgin or shocked easily, but ...
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Post  Rosa canina on Fri 09 Jun 2017, 10:15 pm

Check out this rotter and his toupee troubles -

- for which he was awarded $3 500 yesterday :

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/90134398/convicted-murderer-phillip-john-smith-sues-to-get-his-hairpiece-back


He sounds like a total and utter arse.

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