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Re: Weird news thread

Postby fourthirtythree » February 23rd, 2015, 4:18 pm

IanD wrote:
"Her son was seated in the shopping cart and accessed the victim's concealed weapon from her purse and discharged it, striking the victim," it added, noting that the shooting appeared to be accidental.

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Appeared to be accidental? WTF? That copper sounds like he was itching to get the two year old down the station for a grilling. Next you know he'd be confessing to all their unsolved violent crime.
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Re: Weird news thread

Postby Peg Leg » February 23rd, 2015, 4:20 pm

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IanD wrote:Woman shot and killed by her two-year-old son in US Walmart store

Americans have a history of being stupid


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Re: Weird news thread

Postby paddyor » February 23rd, 2015, 6:26 pm

rooster wrote:Americans have a history of being stupid with guns
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... lster.html

There was a politician calling for women on college campuses to carry guns shortly after this to protect against rape.
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Re: Weird news thread

Postby IanD » May 15th, 2015, 3:04 pm

http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0515/701320-lollipop-man/

A lollipop man in England has been sacked for stopping a fire engine on its way to a 999 call.

Firefighters were forced to physically remove the man as he continued to help children cross outside William Austin Junior School in Luton last month.

Luton Borough Council said the school crossing patrol officer had been dismissed for gross misconduct.

It had initially suspended the man pending an investigation.

The fire engine was on its way to a fire on St Ethelbert Avenue, at around 3.30pm on 13 April.

Witness Jacqui Brittain told the BBC that the man was helping a group of children cross the road when the fire engine approached with its lights on.

Ms Brittain, a former lollipop woman, said that he then came into the middle of the road and started a second crossing.

"Four or five firemen got out of the vehicle and escorted him off the road," she said. "It was like watching a car crash. I am sorry he lost his job. It is a shame, but based on the incident that day it was justified."

A council spokeswoman said: "Luton Borough Council has now concluded its inquiries into reports that a school crossing patrol officer held up a fire engine on an emergency call on April 13.

"After following our due process, the employee concerned has been summarily dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct."



What was he thinking? Wait what maybe all of 10 seconds and then let kids cross.
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Re: Weird news thread

Postby blockhead » May 17th, 2015, 2:20 pm

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Re: Weird news thread

Postby Dave Cahill » July 6th, 2015, 8:25 pm

Is it weird that when I saw this ...

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Re: Weird news thread

Postby blockhead » September 2nd, 2015, 5:14 pm

Man sends pictures of his genitals to HR manager before starting a new job
He sent one picture to the HR manager of his new employers, and after not recieving a response, decided to send another
By Helena Horton

3:27PM BST 02 Sep 2015

We've all sent texts and online messages by mistake, and maybe embarrassed ourselves at work a few times, but this 23-year-old from Illinois will make all of your mishaps pale in comparison to his cock-up.

After just being accepted for a new job, the unfortunate man accidentally sent a picture of his unmentionables to the HR manager, thinking that she was someone else.

The HR manager decided not to respond, which irked the young romantic, who sent another for good measure.

After she didn't reply to the second picture, he decided to ring to make sure they were going through - alerting the HR manager to who he was, and she went straight to the police.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the police report states that the snap-happy man thought the HR manager was a friend.

The recipient of the images decided not to press charges, and the man has been advised to avoid contact with her in future
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Re: Weird news thread

Postby blockhead » September 3rd, 2015, 3:38 pm

Childcare workers who ran toddler 'Fight Club' face up to five years in jail
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03/09/2015 | 14:50

Two childcare workers were accused of a running a toddler ‘fight club’ after they filmed fights between children as young as four and posted the videos online.

Prosecutors in the United States has charged two former employees at a daycare centre in New Jersey with fourth-degree child abuse after they allegedly instigated fights between children.

Erica Kenny (22) and Chanese White (28) are said to have encouraged the children to get aggressive and attack one another.

Ms Kenny also faces charges for third-degree endangerment of a child, and is accused of filming the fights and sharing them on Snapchat.

In the video clips, the 22-year-old can be heard referencing the activity as 'Fight Club,' quoting from the book and the movie.

According to a release from the Union County Prosecutor's Office, the two women “instigated fights among children ages 4-6 ... on at least one day in Mid-August".

Approximately a dozen boys and girls at the daycare center can be seen in the video clips shoving each other to the ground and attempting to strike each other.

Ms White faces up to 18 months in prison, while Ms Kenny faces five years. Both are due to appear in court on Friday.

“We don’t believe there were any serious injuries at this point, but we are still investigating the case,” said Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park
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Re: Weird news thread

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Re: Weird news thread

Postby Lamb of BOD » September 9th, 2015, 12:21 pm

http://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/world/russian-five-year-olds-dig-tunnel-out-of-nursery-to-buy-jaguar/ar-AAe68Nj?ocid=mailsignoutmd

I wonder if they got their idea from the Great Escape or a recent beer commercial? At least they have exquisite taste in cars for ones so young
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Re: Weird news thread

Postby nc6000 » September 12th, 2015, 12:03 pm

blockhead wrote:
Man sends pictures of his genitals to HR manager before starting a new job
He sent one picture to the HR manager of his new employers, and after not recieving a response, decided to send another
By Helena Horton

3:27PM BST 02 Sep 2015

We've all sent texts and online messages by mistake, and maybe embarrassed ourselves at work a few times, but this 23-year-old from Illinois will make all of your mishaps pale in comparison to his cock-up.

After just being accepted for a new job, the unfortunate man accidentally sent a picture of his unmentionables to the HR manager, thinking that she was someone else.

The HR manager decided not to respond, which irked the young romantic, who sent another for good measure.

After she didn't reply to the second picture, he decided to ring to make sure they were going through - alerting the HR manager to who he was, and she went straight to the police.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the police report states that the snap-happy man thought the HR manager was a friend.

The recipient of the images decided not to press charges, and the man has been advised to avoid contact with her in future



Did he get the job?
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Re: Weird news thread

Postby Hornet » March 23rd, 2016, 8:03 pm

Three Elephants waiting for a 27 at my local bus stop today. (Must have been waiting for the 27 as they let the 77A go).

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Re: Weird news thread

Postby blockhead » April 19th, 2016, 9:45 pm

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Man rushed to hospital after he 'suffered rat bite' while sitting on toilet - councillor

19/04/2016 | 17:13

A Cork man was rushed to hospital after a rat bit him on the backside while he sat on the toilet.

Now a councillor is now warning others to be careful of rodents - especially at flood times.

The Evening Echo is reporting that Councillor Noel Collins reported the incident to Cork County Council during a Southern Area Meeting.

He had earlier asked them to investigate the possibility of flushing rat poison through the sewer system.

“The flooding resulted in another problem for residents, that of rat infestation, which really upset many families, mentally and physically, and indeed, one elderly gentleman suffered a rat bite to his posterior while using his toilet, and had to receive immediate medical attention,” he said.

He said a plumber found a broken sewer pipe nearby, which is believed to have allowed the rat to enter the system.

At the meeting the council warned that flushing poison through the water system could lead to contamination of other sources.

It was explained that Irish Water are responsible for vermin control within the system.

Cllr Collins added: “I would advise homeowners to keep their toilet seats down when not in use, and to watch their posteriors.”

Trevor Hayden, a pest controller who also works with CRRU, told The Last Word with Matt Cooper on TodayFm: "When they do get into the bowl they can't actually get out. They can't get purchase because it is so slippy and slidy in there that they are stuck in there."

He explained that one of his workers actually found a rat in a toilet bowl on one occasion.

"There's a lot of rats down the drains and with flooding it doesn't help. If you put a camera down there you will see plenty of them."

Mr Hayden said he had heard of two previous cases identical to the one mentioned in Cork County Council.
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Re: Weird news thread

Postby blockhead » April 4th, 2017, 3:33 pm

Chinese man 'marries' robot he built himself

Zheng Jiajia had grown tired of pressure to get married so he turned to Yingying, a robot spouse he constructed last year

A Chinese artificial intelligence engineer has given up on the search for love and “married” a robot he built himself.

Zheng Jiajia, 31, decided to commit after failing to find a human spouse, his friend told Qianjiang Evening News.
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Zheng had also become tired of the constant nagging from his family and pressure to get married, so he turned to a robot he built late last year and named Yingying.

After two months of “dating”, he donned a black suit to “marry” her at a ceremony attended by his mother and friends at the weekend in the eastern city of Hangzhou.

While not officially recognised by the authorities, the union had all the trappings of a typical Chinese wedding, with Yingying’s head covered with a red cloth in accordance with local tradition.


China has one of the worst gender gaps in the world, mainly due to sex-selective abortions after the introduction of the country’s widely criticised one-child policy, which for decades controlled how many children each family could have.


There are 113.5 men for every 100 women in China, according to the latest figures published by the World Economic Forum. The gender imbalance, coupled with changing attitudes towards marriage among the country’s middle class, means many men will never find wives.

For now Yingying can only read some Chinese characters and images and speak a few simple words, but Zheng plans to upgrade his “bride” to be able to walk and do household chores. Until then he has to carry the 30kg robot to move her.

Reaction in China to the union has been mixed, with some social media users mocking Zheng and others wondering if it is all a publicity stunt.

“You won’t have her mother looking down on you, you don’t have the pressure to buy a home and you get to save money and energy,” one user wrote on WeChat, a popular social network.

“He’ll slowly get old, his face will become wrinkled and his hair will grow white – but will he upgrade her to grow old, or just to be prettier?” another user asked.

Stories of robots replacing humans is commonplace in China, most notably in a smattering of restaurants where the waiters are automated. However, the machines rarely live up to expectations.

Zheng previously worked at Huawei, the Chinese smartphone company, before quitting to focus on an artificial intelligence startup.


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Re: Weird news thread

Postby blockhead » June 11th, 2017, 12:49 am

Crowds gather in Knock after boy (14) 'told to expect vision of Virgin Mary'

CROWDS of devoted worshippers gathered at Knock shrine today where a traveller teenager had been told to expect a vision of the Virgin Mary.

A 14-year-old boy had been at the shrine in Fatima last May with his family when he saw visions of the Virgin Mary and others.

During the visions he was told to expect the Virgin Mary at Knock during which she would bless everyone present.

Reports of his religious experience have spread throughout the traveller community via social media apps with many promising to make the trip to Mayo.

The boy's father explained in an audio message posted online what the youngster had experienced while still in Portugal

"For two days our son seen Our Lady in Fatima and he seen the visionaries," he said.

The father said he has no doubt as to the miraculous nature of his son’s visions.

“The visionary from Medjugorje was speaking to him in Portuguese and [boy's name] was able to understand every word out of her mouth, he got that gift to understand any visionary,” he explained.

Reacting to messages and posts on social media he claimed the story that his son had seen visions of the Virgin Mary was true.

He also passed on the message as given to his son: "On the 10th of June we will be going to Knock and whoever wants to come is welcome. Our Lady will appear to [son's name] there."

"What it is, is that Our lady will appear on the ground there to," he said "and she will bless everyone on the ground".

"He won’t be doing it individually – whoever wants to be there at three o’clock Our lady will come down, I can’t say if the three visionaries will be there, but I know Our Lady will be there.

"It’s out there for everybody out there who believes in it and who doesn’t believe in it, but what I am telling here is the truth.

“If you want to be there on 10 June everyone is welcome."

The father said it won't be his son who will be blessing everybody "it will be Our Lady blessing everyone in Knock".

The father warned against people who believe that his son has miraculous healing powers.

In the audio message the father admitted that it has deeply affected his family.

“At the moment I’m feeling stressed, my own woman is feeling stressed. It’s a lot to take on what’s happened in the last few days with my young fella he’s only 14 years of age,” he said.

“I’m asking everybody out there to say a prayer for him as well and us.”

There was no evidence of a vision at Knock this afternoon


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Re: Weird news thread

Postby Oldschool » June 11th, 2017, 7:08 pm

blockhead wrote:
Crowds gather in Knock after boy (14) 'told to expect vision of Virgin Mary'

CROWDS of devoted worshippers gathered at Knock shrine today where a traveller teenager had been told to expect a vision of the Virgin Mary.

A 14-year-old boy had been at the shrine in Fatima last May with his family when he saw visions of the Virgin Mary and others.

During the visions he was told to expect the Virgin Mary at Knock during which she would bless everyone present.

Reports of his religious experience have spread throughout the traveller community via social media apps with many promising to make the trip to Mayo.

The boy's father explained in an audio message posted online what the youngster had experienced while still in Portugal

"For two days our son seen Our Lady in Fatima and he seen the visionaries," he said.

The father said he has no doubt as to the miraculous nature of his son’s visions.

“The visionary from Medjugorje was speaking to him in Portuguese and [boy's name] was able to understand every word out of her mouth, he got that gift to understand any visionary,” he explained.

Reacting to messages and posts on social media he claimed the story that his son had seen visions of the Virgin Mary was true.

He also passed on the message as given to his son: "On the 10th of June we will be going to Knock and whoever wants to come is welcome. Our Lady will appear to [son's name] there."

"What it is, is that Our lady will appear on the ground there to," he said "and she will bless everyone on the ground".

"He won’t be doing it individually – whoever wants to be there at three o’clock Our lady will come down, I can’t say if the three visionaries will be there, but I know Our Lady will be there.

"It’s out there for everybody out there who believes in it and who doesn’t believe in it, but what I am telling here is the truth.

“If you want to be there on 10 June everyone is welcome."

The father said it won't be his son who will be blessing everybody "it will be Our Lady blessing everyone in Knock".

The father warned against people who believe that his son has miraculous healing powers.

In the audio message the father admitted that it has deeply affected his family.

“At the moment I’m feeling stressed, my own woman is feeling stressed. It’s a lot to take on what’s happened in the last few days with my young fella he’s only 14 years of age,” he said.

“I’m asking everybody out there to say a prayer for him as well and us.”

There was no evidence of a vision at Knock this afternoon


I thought we left all this chyte behind us in the 80's.

Possible rational explanations
1. He mis-interrupted his dream - The vision was meant to be in Fatima but all the interested parties were looking in the wrong direction (namely in the direction of Knock) and missed it completely unless of course Fatima was in their direct line of sight of Knock (I suspect the curvature of the earth might rule this possibility out but I'd leave that question to a more learned entity than moi.
2. He ate something that caused him to have hallucinations.
3. He was daydreaming.
4. In a multiuniverse every possibility will occur - just today it didn't happen in our universe, instead it happened in at least one other universe.
As 4 is the most likely explanation, this phenomenon needs to be investigated.
This child may well have cracked the secret to inter-universe travel or at least inter-universe communication.
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Re: Weird news thread

Postby Laighin Break » June 12th, 2017, 9:21 am

Oldschool wrote:
blockhead wrote:
Crowds gather in Knock after boy (14) 'told to expect vision of Virgin Mary'

CROWDS of devoted worshippers gathered at Knock shrine today where a traveller teenager had been told to expect a vision of the Virgin Mary.

A 14-year-old boy had been at the shrine in Fatima last May with his family when he saw visions of the Virgin Mary and others.

During the visions he was told to expect the Virgin Mary at Knock during which she would bless everyone present.

Reports of his religious experience have spread throughout the traveller community via social media apps with many promising to make the trip to Mayo.

The boy's father explained in an audio message posted online what the youngster had experienced while still in Portugal

"For two days our son seen Our Lady in Fatima and he seen the visionaries," he said.

The father said he has no doubt as to the miraculous nature of his son’s visions.

“The visionary from Medjugorje was speaking to him in Portuguese and [boy's name] was able to understand every word out of her mouth, he got that gift to understand any visionary,” he explained.

Reacting to messages and posts on social media he claimed the story that his son had seen visions of the Virgin Mary was true.

He also passed on the message as given to his son: "On the 10th of June we will be going to Knock and whoever wants to come is welcome. Our Lady will appear to [son's name] there."

"What it is, is that Our lady will appear on the ground there to," he said "and she will bless everyone on the ground".

"He won’t be doing it individually – whoever wants to be there at three o’clock Our lady will come down, I can’t say if the three visionaries will be there, but I know Our Lady will be there.

"It’s out there for everybody out there who believes in it and who doesn’t believe in it, but what I am telling here is the truth.

“If you want to be there on 10 June everyone is welcome."

The father said it won't be his son who will be blessing everybody "it will be Our Lady blessing everyone in Knock".

The father warned against people who believe that his son has miraculous healing powers.

In the audio message the father admitted that it has deeply affected his family.

“At the moment I’m feeling stressed, my own woman is feeling stressed. It’s a lot to take on what’s happened in the last few days with my young fella he’s only 14 years of age,” he said.

“I’m asking everybody out there to say a prayer for him as well and us.”

There was no evidence of a vision at Knock this afternoon


I thought we left all this chyte behind us in the 80's.

Possible rational explanations
1. He mis-interrupted his dream - The vision was meant to be in Fatima but all the interested parties were looking in the wrong direction (namely in the direction of Knock) and missed it completely unless of course Fatima was in their direct line of sight of Knock (I suspect the curvature of the earth might rule this possibility out but I'd leave that question to a more learned entity than moi.
2. He ate something that caused him to have hallucinations.
3. He was daydreaming.
4. In a multiuniverse every possibility will occur - just today it didn't happen in our universe, instead it happened in at least one other universe.
As 4 is the most likely explanation, this phenomenon needs to be investigated.
This child may well have cracked the secret to inter-universe travel or at least inter-universe communication.


A friend of mine was convinced he understood Spanish commentary on the telly after having a happy pizza in Cambodia (despite having never studied Spanish), so I'll go with number 2.
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Re: Weird news thread

Postby rooster » June 12th, 2017, 9:48 am

blockhead wrote:
Crowds gather in Knock after boy (14) 'told to expect vision of Virgin Mary'

CROWDS of devoted worshippers gathered at Knock shrine today where a traveller teenager had been told to expect a vision of the Virgin Mary.

A 14-year-old boy had been at the shrine in Fatima last May with his family when he saw visions of the Virgin Mary and others.

During the visions he was told to expect the Virgin Mary at Knock during which she would bless everyone present.

Reports of his religious experience have spread throughout the traveller community via social media apps with many promising to make the trip to Mayo.

The boy's father explained in an audio message posted online what the youngster had experienced while still in Portugal

"For two days our son seen Our Lady in Fatima and he seen the visionaries," he said.

The father said he has no doubt as to the miraculous nature of his son’s visions.

“The visionary from Medjugorje was speaking to him in Portuguese and [boy's name] was able to understand every word out of her mouth, he got that gift to understand any visionary,” he explained.

Reacting to messages and posts on social media he claimed the story that his son had seen visions of the Virgin Mary was true.

He also passed on the message as given to his son: "On the 10th of June we will be going to Knock and whoever wants to come is welcome. Our Lady will appear to [son's name] there."

"What it is, is that Our lady will appear on the ground there to," he said "and she will bless everyone on the ground".

"He won’t be doing it individually – whoever wants to be there at three o’clock Our lady will come down, I can’t say if the three visionaries will be there, but I know Our Lady will be there.

"It’s out there for everybody out there who believes in it and who doesn’t believe in it, but what I am telling here is the truth.

“If you want to be there on 10 June everyone is welcome."

The father said it won't be his son who will be blessing everybody "it will be Our Lady blessing everyone in Knock".

The father warned against people who believe that his son has miraculous healing powers.

In the audio message the father admitted that it has deeply affected his family.

“At the moment I’m feeling stressed, my own woman is feeling stressed. It’s a lot to take on what’s happened in the last few days with my young fella he’s only 14 years of age,” he said.

“I’m asking everybody out there to say a prayer for him as well and us.”

There was no evidence of a vision at Knock this afternoon


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