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Re: Strange News

Postby BigMcK on Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:37 pm

Because he wasn't technically "arrested and convicted", donors who offered the reward are changing their pledges.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-some-donors-rethinking-christopher-dorner-reward-pledges-20130327,0,3316068.story
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Re: Strange News

Postby Rylan on Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:01 pm

PensFanInDC wrote:http://www.apnewsarchive.com/1996/Man-Bitten-by-Snake-Uses-its-Skin-as-a-Tourniquet/id-b3034d8a23f90866a580c1d50dd10496

Bad Ass

A man bitten by a poisonous coral snake killed the reptile by biting off its head, then used its skin as a tourniquet _ a move that probably saved his life.


That is crazy incredible.
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Re: Strange News

Postby Sarcastic on Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:13 pm

Portland man sells himself to shareholders

The 35-year-old offers a share of his life and his career potential on his own exchange for about $13.70.

http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=5ac8aaef-51e3-400f-882b-f2a03fec7e63

... shareholders have changed Mike Merrill from a Democrat into a Republican and from a meat-eater into a vegetarian. They advised him against a vasectomy and dictated his dating life.
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Re: Strange News

Postby Sarcastic on Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:14 pm

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Re: Strange News

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:01 am

Sarcastic wrote:Portland man sells himself to shareholders

The 35-year-old offers a share of his life and his career potential on his own exchange for about $13.70.

http://money.msn.com/now/post.aspx?post=5ac8aaef-51e3-400f-882b-f2a03fec7e63

... shareholders have changed Mike Merrill from a Democrat into a Republican and from a meat-eater into a vegetarian. They advised him against a vasectomy and dictated his dating life.

I would question the sanity of anyone owning shares such as this.
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Re: Strange News

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:59 am

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/8305836/#.UVwZUpPqmeG

Perhaps the most bizarre/insane part of this story:

Kidnapping young girls has long been part of the marriage custom in Ethiopia. The United Nations estimates that more than 70 percent of marriages in Ethiopia are by abduction, practiced in rural areas where most of the country’s 71 million people live.
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Re: Strange News

Postby Sarcastic on Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:36 pm

:face:

Georgia high school planning its first ever racially integrated prom

It's worth pointing out that this is actual news from 2013, and not from decades ago. Students from Wilcox County High in Georgia are hoping to organize the school's first integrated prom — ever. While black and white students share classrooms, they have different prom and homecoming dances. According Keela Bloodworth, one of the many students "embarrassed" by the toxic policy, a biracial student was turned away from the white prom (which is privately organized, so it's legal) by police in 2012. Even worse, some at the school still oppose an integrated prom: Bloodworth says posters advertising it have been torn down.

http://now.msn.com/first-integrated-prom-planned-by-wilcox-county-high-school-ga
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Re: Strange News

Postby llipgh2 on Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:46 pm

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Re: Strange News

Postby Hockeynut! on Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:57 pm

Smaller spiders seem more scary to me. The big ones don't look nearly as "mean" as brown recluses, wold spiders, etc. Plus, they seem slow compared to the smaller ones.
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Re: Strange News

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:21 am

Hockeynut! wrote:Smaller spiders seem more scary to me. The big ones don't look nearly as "mean" as brown recluses, wold spiders, etc. Plus, they seem slow compared to the smaller ones.

Thanks for the nightmares tonight.
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Re: Strange News

Postby llipgh2 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:41 am

Hockeynut! wrote:Smaller spiders seem more scary to me. The big ones don't look nearly as "mean" as brown recluses, wold spiders, etc. Plus, they seem slow compared to the smaller ones.



This sucker has incredibly poisonous venom and can move quickly.
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Re: Strange News

Postby Rylan on Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:42 am

Lethal poison or non-lethal poison?
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Re: Strange News

Postby bhaw on Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:48 am

I just flooded out a tarantula burrow on the side of my house (I think that's what it was).
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Re: Strange News

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:32 am

Lanzhou officials claim floating human corpses do not affect water quality
http://shanghaiist.com/2013/04/01/lanzh ... uality.php
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Re: Strange News

Postby shmenguin on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:55 am

I like small spiders. They keep their distance and eat the things I hate. I almost feel bad squashing them.
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Re: Strange News

Postby Froggy on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:31 pm

shmenguin wrote:I like small spiders. They keep their distance and eat the things I hate. I almost feel bad squashing them.

there is potential for them crawling on your face while you sleep. no good.
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Re: Strange News

Postby Sarcastic on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:12 pm

http://now.msn.com/nancy-lamperti-101-year-old-woman-drinks-alcohol-four-times-a-day

Our new hero is a Staten Island woman who just turned 101 and whose recipe for longevity includes booze, booze and more booze. Meet Nancy Lamperti, who was born in 1912 in Oppido Mamertina, Italy, and came to the U.S. in 1927. Her diet each day includes four alcoholic drinks: two glasses of Paisano wine with lunch, a glass of Southern Comfort before dinner and a can of Bud at 6 p.m. Lamperti also rises at 5 a.m. and goes to bed at the early hour of 10 p.m. But let's get back to that booze. Some studies show women who drink moderate alcohol throughout the week stay healthier as they age than nondrinking women. So if you'll excuse us, we're going to run to the liquor store for Grandma.
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Re: Strange News

Postby Sarcastic on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:13 pm

http://now.msn.com/bikinis-sports-bar-trademarks-breastaurant

You can call Hooters a lot of things, but you may no longer call it a "breastaurant." That term has now been trademarked by a Texas-based, uh, breastaurant called Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, which has locations throughout Texas, North Carolina and Oklahoma. And, yes, it is the same Bikinis that got a Texas town to rename itself in the eatery's honor. Company founder Doug Guller says Bikinis is "really excited" about snagging the federal trademark, adding, "It just further solidifies that Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill is America’s ONLY breastaurant®." A dubious distinction, but there it is.
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Re: Strange News

Postby BigMcK on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:56 pm

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Firefighter-Paramedic-West-Covina-Home-Depot-202462491.html

Off-Duty Firefighter Saves Man Who Cuts Himself With Saws at West Covina Home Depot

A shopper used several handsaws, including one powerful enough to cut through drywall, to "cut all the way down to the bone" on his arms.


Another report said there is a mental condition where people try to severe their own limbs because they feel the limbs are working against them.

Now that's Strange.
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Re: Strange News

Postby Sarcastic on Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:50 pm

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Re: Strange News

Postby pensfan1989 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:14 pm

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/pol ... bar/nXN9w/

Police are investigating a case of bar kill: dead animals tossed into a tavern by dissatisfied customers.
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Re: Strange News

Postby Geezer on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:04 pm

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Re: Strange News

Postby FreeCandy44 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:14 pm

Geezer wrote:http://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/news/state/police-men-threw-dead-animals-into-w-pa-bar/article_3e801b37-874d-54a6-8ed4-2e903424f611.html
I love western Pa.

That's pretty funny....
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Re: Strange News

Postby Sarcastic on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:42 am

This actually may not be a bad idea to sign up for if you feel pot will continue to become more socially and legally accepted..

http://now.msn.com/cannabis-career-institute-offers-daylong-medical-marijuana-seminar
http://www.tahoedailytribune.com/news/6115175-113/marijuana-nevada-calkin-medical

Get an advanced degree in weed at Nevada's first 'pot college'

The Budtender School (ugh) at the Cannabis Career Institute in Nevada launched last weekend with a workshop for about 40 students. Institute founder Robert Calkin says the school is a primer for anyone who wants to get into the medical marijuana business, teaching students how to grow marijuana legally and bake it into brownies, cookies and cakes. Calkin says a successful dispensary can make $250,000 a year and up to $10,000 a day, which definitely justifies the $249 cost of the daylong seminar. It's the one college where getting high and eating junk food qualifies as "cramming." Well, here and UC Santa Cruz.
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Re: Strange News

Postby bhaw on Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:46 am

Pot math... $10k per day but $250k per year?
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