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 Wacky News Stories, The world is an interesting place...
Balthazars
Posted: Oct 30 2008, 09:08 PM


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So, did we ever have a general thread for the strange, odd, somewhat interesting, and slightly amusing news stories? I can't remember and I can't be bothered thread-necro'ing at the moment, so why not.

If nothing else, this might help to reduce a bit of clutter in the BSL. So, any interesting news items from around the world you would like to share, then might as well drop them here, in one place.

To start off:

The Stripping Teacher: (in class, no less!)

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=658234

A fine example of the European secondary education system. Apparently female teachers can strip in class, and still be considered 'valuable' as a part of the teaching institution, and not get sacked.

Hooray for European education?

Grainy mobile phone footage included for those so inclined...
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Posted: Oct 30 2008, 11:47 PM


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Posted: Oct 31 2008, 01:21 AM


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Strange_One
Posted: Oct 31 2008, 08:34 AM


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Yeah, if there were a thread like this. That campaign to legally marry 2D characters would be in here

Policing. Srs Business

Manga Kills

Japan's PM appears in an ero game

All female cosplaying biker gang wreaks havoc!

Meido Sanders

Gotta love blogs.
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Strange_One
Posted: Nov 14 2008, 03:05 PM


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Well this thread lasted long tongue.gif

anyways - now that there's a thread to put stuff like this in...

DDR - THE MUSICAL! <= I'm very scared...
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Posted: Nov 14 2008, 03:35 PM


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blink.gif blink.gif I'm pretty sure I just lost all hope for the survival of the human race. Check the books because I'm pretty sure this is a sign of the "end times".
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Posted: Nov 14 2008, 06:01 PM


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wow...those are...funny lolz humanity has hope yet happy.gif
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Posted: Nov 14 2008, 08:54 PM


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This is somewhat old video game news, but it is absolutely hilarious.

Square Enix doesn't know what it is getting itself into...
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Strange_One
Posted: Nov 30 2008, 11:46 AM


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Posted: Nov 30 2008, 07:46 PM


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QUOTE (Strange_One @ Nov 30 2008, 11:46 AM)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/200...nifique-cologne

^ eyebrow1.gif

That... is just wrong! >.<
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Posted: Nov 30 2008, 08:21 PM


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blink.gif surprise1go0.gif WTFH is this!?!

Are these people mad?! nani.gif
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Posted: Dec 1 2008, 08:22 PM


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Posted: Dec 1 2008, 10:54 PM


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That artical confuses me as well.
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Balthazars
Posted: Dec 2 2008, 09:13 AM


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It's not that hard, right...?

Two male penguins are acting like a male/female mating pair. Given they can't generate an egg of their own, they are apparently stealing eggs from other male/female pairings and replacing them with rocks, and then tending to the stolen eggs as their own.

I'm not sure whether to treat that as totally awesome or slightly disturbing... heh.gif
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Posted: Dec 2 2008, 10:14 AM


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... is it possible to treat it as both?
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Posted: Dec 2 2008, 01:49 PM


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@Balthy That's not what confuses me.

It's that two birds are being considered gay that has me scratching my head.
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Posted: Dec 3 2008, 12:55 AM


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@Trowa: well, it's two male penguins acting as a male/female mating pair would normally act. That sounds pretty gay to me! laugh.gif
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  Posted: Dec 3 2008, 01:14 AM


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Which is what makes it so dang wierd. I mean it's just flat out weird to think of two male birds acting like a couple. It's theincongruity of it that gets me asking what the world is comeing from.

I'm half thinking it's a sign that the "end times" are near. heh.gif
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Posted: Dec 3 2008, 06:46 PM


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lol i heard of that panguine thing before...very strange indeed.
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Posted: Dec 9 2008, 03:10 PM


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Posted: Dec 10 2008, 01:44 PM


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For those that read Chinese this should be quite funny.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertai...ad-1058031.html
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Posted: Dec 14 2008, 05:06 PM


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Posted: Dec 14 2008, 05:14 PM


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LOL at the first one. Guess we know why our parents kept telling us not to play/throw our food. heh.gif

As for the second one. Geez, give the doctor a break would ya'. Just cause you have a gough doesn't mean your dieing or something. Sometimes the best "medicine" is a hot bowl of soup and bed rest.
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Posted: Dec 14 2008, 06:20 PM


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QUOTE (Trowa @ Dec 14 2008, 10:14 PM)
As for the second one. Geez, give the doctor a break would ya'. Just cause you have a gough doesn't mean your dieing or something. Sometimes the best "medicine" is a hot bowl of soup and bed rest.

Even if the local insect life has bitten off your leg due to a broken mosquito net >_>
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Posted: Dec 14 2008, 07:21 PM


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dry.gif There's a difference between haveing a cold and haveing half your leg missing. One is obviously an important injury, the other is something going to the local store and buying some cough medicine can fix.

This post has been edited by Trowa on Dec 14 2008, 07:22 PM
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Posted: Dec 14 2008, 07:35 PM


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aye, but the example about the tiredness and red spots on legs at the end of that article would be an example of something turning out to be very serious tongue.gif

"Only suspected leprosy."

This post has been edited by Strange_One on Dec 14 2008, 07:36 PM
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Actually, there is no cure for the common cold ................ except time.
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Posted: Dec 19 2008, 12:26 AM


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http://bigpondnews.com/articles/OddSpot/20...red_288359.html

I have to admit, I find the idea of taking a bath in the sinks at your local fast food joint to not exactly be the smartest idea in the world... at least they didn't try taking the bath in the deep fryer? heh.gif
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huh.gif what odd hobbies people have unsure.gif

And the next story: "Let zem eat Caviar! Wait. Wut? huh.gif"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7793477.stm
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7800549.stm

^ Want viagra, give detailed terrorist movements yes?
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Posted: Dec 26 2008, 09:46 PM


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^ That's one way to expose their weak side. laugh.gif
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Posted: Dec 30 2008, 03:29 PM


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QUOTE (Strange_One @ Dec 30 2008, 03:13 PM)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7795676.stm

^ GET OFFA MAH COUNTRY! angry.gif

Interesting that the stupid Brits seemed to completely ignore the fact that the "two Germans and a Dutchman" caused the problem by attempting to take over the platform.
I'd say Bates should have shot them and thrown them in the sea tongue.gif
Isn't that how coups normally work? biggrin.gif
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Posted: Dec 30 2008, 04:14 PM


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He was a serviceman who decided to make a country out of British Government property. I'd have thought that was desertion/defection or something they could nab his ass and sink the damn thing for unsure.gif

Found something on New Scientist
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The mechanical elephant: Frustrated by a lack of decent tarmac in the jungle, DARPA sought to create a "mechanical elephant" during the Vietnam war. Its vision of high-tech Hannibal's piloting them through the forest never came true. It is alleged that when the director heard of the plan he scrapped the "damn fool" project immediately in the hope no one would hear about it.
I guess someone had a thing against AT-AT Walkers...
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Posted: Dec 30 2008, 04:34 PM


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QUOTE (Strange_One @ Dec 30 2008, 04:14 PM)
Found something on New Scientist
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The mechanical elephant: Frustrated by a lack of decent tarmac in the jungle, DARPA sought to create a "mechanical elephant" during the Vietnam war. Its vision of high-tech Hannibal's piloting them through the forest never came true. It is alleged that when the director heard of the plan he scrapped the "damn fool" project immediately in the hope no one would hear about it.
I guess someone had a thing against AT-AT Walkers...

Unfortunately this story is a little to early for the AT-AT comment. The origanal didn't come out unitl 77' 6 years after Vietnam ended. And a good decade before said walkers showed up on the big screen.

Amuseing none the less.
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Posted: Dec 30 2008, 05:18 PM


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Hey, If that went through you'd already have walkers and the AT-ATs would have just been a lame bigger and better version tongue.gif

or ESB would have been shut down for giving insight into how to blow them up laugh.gif
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Posted: Dec 30 2008, 06:31 PM


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Here's a fairly lulzy one:

Russian Professor thinks US will Collapse within 1 year
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123051100709638419.html
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Posted: Dec 30 2008, 08:10 PM


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QUOTE (the_one092001 @ Dec 30 2008, 06:31 PM)
Here's a fairly lulzy one:

Russian Professor thinks US will Collapse within 1 year
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123051100709638419.html

I do believe that a Russian professor first made such a prediction back in the early 30's about a year and a half into the Great Depression. Or maybe it was Stalin, I forget.
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Posted: Dec 31 2008, 12:08 AM


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Yeah, well this one wants to think he's more like Emmanuel Todd, who correctly predicted the fall of the Soviet Union. I personally think that one's a fluke, because even with all of its problems, the US is nowhere near close to collapsing. And even if it collapsed, its component states would still be VERY powerful; California would be the 7th largest economy ALONE and the 35th most populous. It isn't going to bow down to China, and I don't think Sarah Palin is going to bow down to the Ruskis.
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