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  • The Weird & Wonderful News Thread

    Due to my constant trolling for news of all sorts I thought maybe having a thread dedicated to such would be sweet.....so share what you find fruitcakes.


    Croc vs. Shark



    HERE'S no need to be scared of sharks when you're in the Northern Territory - the crocs usually get to them first.

    Paul van Bruggen snapped these amazing pictures of a 2.5m saltie dining out on a shark on the banks of the Daly River, The Northern Territory News reports.

    "We went past one section of the river and we heard some splashing,'' he said.

    "We looked across and saw a shark's tail coming up out of the water and then a crocodile's head came up and grabbed it.''

    Mr van Bruggen said the crocodile knew exactly what it was doing, dragging the shark on to unfamiliar dry land before finishing off its prey.

    "How smart is the crocodile? It if was you or me it would be dragging you in to drown you, but it takes the shark up on dry land,'' he said.

    The fisherman, who was on the Daly River last Friday for the Barra Classic, said the crocodile definitely wanted shark for dinner.

    "We were about 15 metres away and it didn't bat an eyelid,'' he said.

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    Car thieves trapped by pigs

    A pair of teenage German car thieves ended up calling police for help after they were cornered by a herd of wild boar.

    Dieter Meier and Reiner Klose, both 18, had abandoned a stolen car and run into thick forests after being chased by cops in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region.

    They managed to lose the officers and planned to wait until the next morning but were charged at by a herd of wild boar.

    They climbed up a tree but the animals would not go away and eventually they had to call police. They were immediately arrested and charged with theft.

    A police spokesman said: "They were petrified by the boar. They decided arrest was better than the pigs."

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    • #3
      weirder. more wonderful, please

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      • #4
        Sniffer dog's airport gaffe

        Japanese customs officers were left embarrassed after a sniffer dog failed to find marijuana planted in a passenger's luggage.

        They had to make a public announcement as the dog's trainers couldn't remember which bag they had stashed the drugs in, reports the Daily Telegraph.

        An officer at Narita International Airport had stuffed five ounces of marijuana into the side pocket of a randomly selected black suitcase coming off an overseas flight.

        "The dog couldn't find it and the officer also forgot which bag he put it in," a customs office spokeswoman said. "If by some chance passengers find it in their suitcase, we're asking them to return it."

        The 38-year-old customs officer said: "I knew that using passengers' bags is prohibited, but I did it because I wanted to improve the sniffer dog's ability."

        He was reprimanded by the head of customs at Narita.

        "This case was extremely regrettable. I would like to deeply apologise," said Manpei Tanaka, the airport's customs chief.

        The cannabis was in a metal box wrapped with newspapers.

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        • #5
          It's about time. I wish my airlines were so generous. Weirder. More wonderful please.

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          • #6
            Man squirts milk from eyes

            A Chinese man has stunned onlookers by demonstrating his ability to squirt milk out if his eyes.

            Zhang Yinming drank milk through his nose and then squirted it up to two metres with his eyes.

            Zhang, from Shandong province, showed off his unusual skills in Nanjing city, the capital of Jiangsu Province.

            He also used his ears to blow up two balloons at the same time, reports the People's Daily.

            Amazed onlookers say they would never believed it without seeing it with their own eyes.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mossy View Post
              "The dog couldn't find it and the officer also forgot which bag he put it in," a customs office spokeswoman said. "If by some chance passengers find it in their suitcase, we're asking them to return it."

              The cannabis was in a metal box wrapped with newspapers.
              What a lucky bastard.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by mossy View Post
                Man squirts milk from eyes


                Now we're talking. It'd be even cooler if it were pus or flesh-eating acid. Of course, he would be impervious to it. Reminds me of the horned lizard that shoots blood out of its eyes. He must be the evolved form of it...

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                • #9
                  Muggle's magic model

                  An Iowa man has built an unbelievably detailed scale model of Harry Potter's Hogwarts school - out of 602,000 matchsticks.

                  Pat Acton, 55, of Gladbrook, took more than two years to complete the model which features all the turrets, walkways and towers seen in the films.

                  "I love the books and consider myself a Harry Potter fan," he said.

                  Pat has spent more than 30 years creating amazing sculptures from wooden sticks. He started because he wanted to take up woodworking but couldn't afford the tools.

                  After finding a box of wooden kitchen matches at his local store he began to experiment and soon knocked up a church using 500 matchsticks.

                  He is now working on a stunning scale model of the Minas Tirith fortified city as seen in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

                  Pat, who works as a careers advisor at a local community college, said: "The Minas Tirith model will contain hundreds of city buildings," explains Pat. "It will also be topped with the Tree of Gondor and the White Tower of Etchelion.

                  "The dimensions on it will be roughly 10 feet long and about nine feet wide. The great tower is seven feet tall."

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                  • #10
                    Assault with hedgehog a prickly case for court

                    "Who threw the hedgehog?"

                    In a case that has attracted international attention, Judge Ian Thomas had to decide in Whakatane District Court yesterday whether 28-year-old William Singhlagah or someone else was guilty of assault with a weapon - namely a hedgehog, thrown at a 15-year-old boy.

                    The fate of the hedgehog is unknown, but the victim was left with red welts after several quills became impaled in his hip.

                    At the end of a long day of listening to evidence about a man in bright orange track pants launching the hedgehog at the boy in an overarm throw, the judge declared the case, "Much ado about nothing in many respects".

                    He downgraded the charge to common assault and, after declaring Singhlagah guilty, ordered him to pay $500 in reparation to the victim and $130 in court costs.

                    A last-minute appearance by a defence witness who claimed it was he who threw the hedgehog also failed to persuade Judge Thomas of Singhlagah's innocence.

                    Singhlagah was also fined for pulling down his distinctive orange pants and exposing his bottom to the victim, after first threatening to throw the hedgehog at him a second time.

                    He was stopped on that occasion by the boy's mother, who witnessed the first throw and yelled at the 28-year-old, "Don't you dare".

                    The identity of the now 16-year-old victim is suppressed but he has earned the nickname "Sonic" - after the hedgehog cartoon character - as a result of the incident. He told reporters he was happy with the outcome of the case.

                    The boy was biking back from a skatepark with two friends on February 9 when they saw a group of four men on the road outside his mother's house, one of whom was playing with a hedgehog.

                    That man was Singhlagah and he threatened the boy by saying, "Do you want to wear a hedgehog helmet?"

                    Despite the boy insisting that he did not, Singhlagah hurled the hedgehog anyway, narrowly missing the boy's head.

                    Four quills lodged in his right hip but, asked if the wounds hurt, he said, "Not too much".

                    Police were reportedly unable to find the hedgehog when they returned later in the evening, but located Singhlagah in a nearby driveway.

                    "He admitted to having been in possession of a hedgehog," Constable Lyndon Reid said. "He originally claimed that the group had been playing hacky sack with it."

                    The victim and his mother faced tough questions from defence lawyer Rebecca Plunket about how they had identified Singhlagah as the hedgehog-thrower.

                    The boy's mother replied: "We all saw the orange pants. We told the police it was the orange pants."

                    Singhlagah had tried to argue that a person called "Shannon" had thrown the hedgehog, but then as the hearing drew to a close, the defence called a surprise witness, 21-year-old Philip Davies, who claimed he was responsible.

                    He said he had tried to hand himself into police a week later but was told he would "get done" for perverting the course of justice.

                    Judge Thomas dismissed his evidence as a lie, though he remained puzzled why Mr Davies wanted to take the rap.

                    The judge said it was unlikely the victim and his mother would mistake the culprit, considering the unusual nature of the assault.

                    He said the incident probably began as a joke, but could have caused serious injury because hedgehogs carry diseases.
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                    Only in New Zealand folks.

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                    • #11
                      Painful toilet-stop?
                      New 5:15AM Friday May 30, 2008

                      A tourist who stopped for a roadside toilet break near Laura in northern Queensland, about 300km northwest of Cairns, cried out in pain after a deadly snake bit him on the penis.

                      The victim was crouching down with his pants around his ankles when the highly venomous brown snake slithered under and attacked.

                      Paramedics said the man was lucky to survive.

                      The snake left a bite mark but is not believed to have injected enough venom to threaten his life.

                      Emergency staff wrapped the wound but the man was later given the all-clear.
                      ...................
                      Ouch.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LaArana2 View Post
                        Now we're talking. It'd be even cooler if it were pus or flesh-eating acid. Of course, he would be impervious to it. Reminds me of the horned lizard that shoots blood out of its eyes. He must be the evolved form of it...
                        seriously, how cool of a suprise attack would tha be. Just jump out at someone and be like BAM, eye milk.
                        If I win the lottery, I'm keeping you in an endless sea of bitches.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Brainfreeeeeze View Post
                          seriously, how cool of a suprise attack would tha be. Just jump out at someone and be like BAM, eye milk.
                          You should do that but with your weiner.

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                          • #14
                            Comic Actor Harvey Korman has died.
                            The actor was 81 years old.
                            This is an original, plain white signature aganst black screen. Impressive if I do say so myself.

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                            • #15
                              That's wonderful... wait - I mean weird?

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