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Postby jbobsully11 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:22 am

These may not be weird enough for here, but I’m not sure they deserve their own threads.

A patient was forcibly taken from the Mayo Clinic... by her family, after they said the hospital tried to kidnap her. I just found this saved in my drafts from a few weeks ago, so I’m not sure what has happened since then.

More recently, an astronomer has argued that Pluto is, in fact, a planet.
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Crimson847 wrote:In other words, transgender-friendly privacy laws don't molest people, people molest people.

(Presumably, the only way to stop a bad guy with a transgender-friendly privacy law is a good guy with a transgender-friendly privacy law, and thus transgender-friendly privacy law rights need to be enshrined in the Constitution as well)
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Re: Weird news

Postby cmsellers » Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:47 am

Paul Gosar is an Arizona Republican congressman with nine siblings. Six of those siblings starred in an attack ad for his Democratic opponent. Apparently he is basically that crazy racist uncle everyone has, only he managed to get elected to Congress.

The video is in the linked article, but also below:
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Re: Weird news

Postby JamishT » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:59 am

I'm interested in the brother who is a Private Investigator filmed at a stadium. What is he investigating? Which sports team is he trying to prove are a buncha cheaters? Did he just blow his cover? WHAT IS HAPPENING?

Also, can I go to their family Thanksgiving in his place?
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Re: Weird news

Postby Absentia » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:39 pm

A Frontier Airlines flight was delayed for two hours when a woman attempted to board with a squirrel she claimed was an emotional support animal. When the airline asked her to leave, she refused, and the police had to be called to remove her from the plane.
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Re: Weird news

Postby iMURDAu » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:54 pm

According to its website, Frontier's policy reads: "We do not accept unusual or exotic animals including but not limited to rodents, reptiles, insects, hedgehogs, rabbits, sugar gliders, non-household birds or improperly cleaned and/or animals with foul odor."


Racists! You'll be hearing from my gharial's lawyer. He's really one hell of a litagator.

Wait, what is a non-household bird? If it lives in my house it's a household bird.

And who determines the proper way to clean an animal?
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Re: Weird news

Postby JamishT » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:22 am

iMURDAu wrote:Racists! You'll be hearing from my gharial's lawyer. He's really one hell of a litagator.


Yeah he is!

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Re: Weird news

Postby cmsellers » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:54 am

The Mayor of Fall River, youngest person ever to be elected mayor of a city of that size, started a fake company which he used as a slush fund. It's like if the main character in ABC's smash-flop sitcom The Mayor were a terrible person.
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Re: Weird news

Postby IamNotCreepy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:23 pm

cmsellers wrote:The Mayor of Fall River, youngest person ever to be elected mayor of a city of that size, started a fake company which he used as a slush fund. It's like if the main character in ABC's smash-flop sitcom The Mayor were a terrible person.


Is he also the one behind the disastrous Ice Town?
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Re: Weird news

Postby cmsellers » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:17 pm

In reaction to the Kavanaugh hearings, a woman in north Texas put out a yard sign in which the GOP elephant is grabbing a little girl by a pussy. The police claimed it is pornographic and removed it. I am pretty sure that this is unconstitutional, wonder if Kavanaugh would recuse himself if this case made it to SCOTUS.
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Re: Weird news

Postby NathanLoiselle » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:16 am

"grabbing a little girl by a cat"

What's so pornographic about that?
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Re: Weird news

Postby Absentia » Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:12 pm

https://abcnews.go.com/International/magna-thwarta-cops-foil-attempted-theft-world-famous/story?id=58765213

Police arrested a man in Salisbury Cathedral for attempting to steal the Magna Carta by breaking its case open with a hammer. No word on how he planned to fence one of history's most famous documents.
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Re: Weird news

Postby jbobsully11 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:18 am

Scientists intentionally published a misleading study that showed jumping from aircraft* with a parachute on was no more effective at preventing injuries than jumping from aircraft* with an ordinary backpack on.





*from about two feet off the ground, while the plane or helicopter is parked and turned off
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Crimson847 wrote:In other words, transgender-friendly privacy laws don't molest people, people molest people.

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Re: Weird news

Postby Ladki96 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:34 am

Yeah, it seems to have been a joke on purpose and apparently, their Christmas week covers are usually not devoted to serious research topics :P

https://www.bmj.com/content/363/bmj.k5252 wrote:The Christmas issue of The BMJ is a time for our more humorous authors to share their work. Satirically minded readers should look out for a trial of parachute use (doi:10.1136/bmj.k5094), a playbook for industry’s key opinion leaders (doi:10.1136/bmj.k5207), and a call for doctors to use their free time for shared decision making (doi:10.1136/bmj.k4983). Given the ever increasing difficulty in distinguishing satire from genuine debate on the internet as described by Poe’s law,2 it may be time to start signposting articles with emojis (doi:10.1136/bmj.k5033).

Since emojis don't work on here, I took a screenshot of that last article, because it's hilarious

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Re: Weird news

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:05 am

A 27 year old Montana man was shot at after being mistaken for bigfoot.

“I thought you were Bigfoot,” the shooter told the victim in the victim’s telling of the story, according to Dutton. “I don’t target practice — but if I see something that looks like Bigfoot, I just shoot at it.”
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Re: Weird news

Postby jbobsully11 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:05 am

Florida Man thinks that the cops can’t search his car if the keys are locked inside it.
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They can.

He was charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors for the drugs they found, among other things.
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Crimson847 wrote:In other words, transgender-friendly privacy laws don't molest people, people molest people.

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