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I am not sure if this is in the right Topic , But during my world travels sitting in my computer chair surfing the Internet for news items worthy of the forum , I come across what can only be described as odd small town news , very regionalized and mainly from the UK ,I never know the right place to  post it , or indeed to post , it don't fit in "news " it don't fit , General discussion or Off Topic in some

ways , so I thought I would nest it here , so if anyone has news that ain't front page , Try it here ,

Motto - "There's owt as queer as folk , it's an old English saying ,  the queer has to be seen  in the old way , as in bizare  :wink2:

Mods if this is in the wrong place ,or not needed , feel free  to do what a man has to do , :lol:

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UK radio news

McDonald's will today begin turning its waste into compost as part of an eco-friendly trial.

If it was rolled out across all 1,200 McDonald's restaurants in Britain, the potential amount of waste saved from landfill could be 90,000 tonnes a year.

LOL, there must be a more Eco friendly way , why not just close Mc.Donalds,

and save a lot of Kids gettin fat /diabetic in the procces . ?

for me save the children comes before saving the planet 90 K tons of crap

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Snake bursts after gobbling gator 

The predators died in the clash

An unusual clash between a 6-foot (1.8m) alligator and a 13-foot (3.9m) python has left two of the deadliest predators dead in Florida's swamps.

BBC link , with picture http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4313978.stm

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Snake bursts after gobbling gator 

The predators died in the clash

An unusual clash between a 6-foot (1.8m) alligator and a 13-foot (3.9m) python has left two of the deadliest predators dead in Florida's swamps.

BBC link , with picture   http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4313978.stm

Now that is damned cool.

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more snake oil  :lol:

Plucky cleaner fights off hungry python

Monday, October 6, 2008

A plucky zoo cleaner has fought off a python which tried to swallow her in its enclosure.

Cleaner Renate Kaiser, 33, was mopping the floor of the giant tiger python's enclosure at the zoo in Uhldingen, Germany, when it attacked.

The 14ft long snake which has about 70 sharp teeth and weighs eight stones, launched a lightning attack on Ms Kaiser's head, according to German media.

A policeman said: "The snake had its jaws around her face. She was in danger of slithering down its gullet."

But the brave cleaner fought back. As its powerful coils began to encircle her. She dug her thumbs into its mouth while zoo staff poured buckets of warm water down its throat.

It became disorientated and released her.

The effect of the water dulled the snake's sense of smell, while the thumbs rammed in its mouth caused it pain.

According to the German media, the python, from Africa, can swallow antelopes and other large animals. Ms Kaiser was treated for bites and shock in hospital.

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Mr Gay UK 'cooked victim's flesh in olive oil'

Monday, October 6, 2008 The first winner of Mr Gay UK stabbed a man to death before carving a piece of flesh from his thigh, seasoning it with fresh herbs and cooking it in olive oil, a court heard today.

Anthony Morley, 36, of Bexley Avenue, Leeds, then chewed a piece of Damian Oldfield's flesh before walking to a nearby takeaway and telling staff he had killed someone, Leeds Crown Court was told.

Morley, who worked as a chef, also cut a piece of 33-year-old Mr Oldfield's chest and nipple and left a bank card over the wound, the jury heard.

The defendant denies murdering Mr Oldfield and told police when he was arrested that someone had tried to rape him.

Opening the case for the prosecution, Andrew Stubbs QC told the jury of eight women and four men that the two men had been involved some kind of relationship in the past and that Morley was troubled by his sexuality.

:shock: but had no problem with indigestion aparently  :undecided:

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Child care , maybe we need parent care ?

Children are more worried about their parents taking drugs than the other way round.

One in five young people thinks their parents have taken drugs in the past

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Celibacy the key to a long life 

Clara only went into care this year

A woman who is celebrating her 105th birthday is attributing her long life to remaining celibate.

Clara Meadmore, a resident at Perran Bay nursing home in Truro, Cornwall, only moved in to care in January.

The retired secretary said sex meant marriage when she was young and she never wanted to marry.

"I have just never been interested in sex. I imagine there is a lot of hassle involved and I have always been busy doing other things."

:lol:  I guess my ex, is going to live a long time ,  :evil6:

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http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Police_reject_robbers_sly_sleepwalking_claim&in_article_id=332526&in_page_id=2

A robber who broke into a house came up with a great excuse when she was nabbed by the homeowners - she was sleepwalking, not breaking in.

The 42-year-old was discovered at the house in Adelaide, Australia, by the homeowners when she crept in and turned on the lights

But when police arrived at the scene she insisted she was asleep and didn't know what she was doing.

Police have, however, rejected her claims and she will be charged for breaking and entering.

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Meanwhile, most the  Adalaide guys are now  not locking their doors at night ,

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http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Police_reject_robbers_sly_sleepwalking_claim&in_article_id=332526&in_page_id=2

A robber who broke into a house came up with a great excuse when she was nabbed by the homeowners - she was sleepwalking, not breaking in.

The 42-year-old was discovered at the house in Adelaide, Australia, by the homeowners when she crept in and turned on the lights

But when police arrived at the scene she insisted she was asleep and didn't know what she was doing.

Police have, however, rejected her claims and she will be charged for breaking and entering.

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Meanwhile, most the  Adalaide guys are now  not locking their doors at night ,

What a dumb Cunt!

Cunt = Can Understand Normal Thinking

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Warning  :lol: don't mess with Brit tourists , :lol:

"Japanese police detained a man - believed to be British - who went skinny dipping in a moat ringing the Imperial Palace in a busy Tokyo business district, attracting a huge crowd, officials said on Tuesday.

The naked middle-aged man jumped into the moat, then threw rocks and splashed water at two policemen who chased him in a rowing boat,

Vid here     

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Naked_guy_in_Japanese_moat_adventure&in_article_id=342526&in_page_id=2

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Skinny dippin is great ! I love it, but hey, why there, and in the broad daylight ? What was he thinking ?

We used to do this in quarries at night, no we werent supposed to be there, but it was not hurting anyone, nor did we break, or steal anything.

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Skinny dippin is great ! I love it, but hey, why there, and in the broad daylight ? What was he thinking ?

We used to do this in quarries at night, no we werent supposed to be there, but it was not hurting anyone, nor did we break, or steal anything.

Why ? because he was a Brit , so who was going to stop him , he made a few run for sure  :haha:

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The Sabian Mandaeans say they have nowhere to worship or teach their children about their faith.

Members of an ancient religious group living in the UK are warning their faith could soon disappear.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7678445.stm

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While I have every sympathy for the religiuos belife's of others , I think they kinda shot themselves in the foot on this one ,

as Dr.Layla Alroomi said,   Water is central to our faith ,  and we do not have that in England , while she posed

for the inverview/protest standing alongside the river Thames ,  :idiot2:

the UK is a well known wet country , we got more rivers and rain than you can shake a stick at ,  and there I was thinking Iraq was a semi dessert country  with water shortage problems , aparently not !  :icon_scratch:

I think if they need their temple they should get on and build it , as all religious groups had to ,

My lot built Stonehenge, without a goverment grant  :lol: , and they also nearly got destroyed as heritics , never seen them whinning about their bad luck ?

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IT'S NEKED NEWS FROM EUROPE THIS WEEK  & AND CAPS LOCK DAY ?  :lol:

Naked suspect gets trapped in chimney

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Firefighters today rescued a suspected burglar who became stuck in a chimney, stark naked.

Police and the fire service were called to the scene at the Tesco Express store in Pemberton, Wigan, at around 5.30am.

The naked man was eventually freed and taken to hospital as a precaution. He was later discharged.

It is believed his clothes somehow came off as he struggled to get out of the chimney. It is not clear exactly how that would happen.

http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/article.html?Naked_suspect_gets_trapped_in_chimney&in_article_id=367761&in_page_id=2

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Manure thieves make nude escape

A woman trying to make 'manure bombs' using stockings, slipped into a slurry tank and fled the scene naked, German police said on Friday.

Two women entered a farm in the northern village of Eberholzen last Wednesday evening and started to fill the stockings with manure.

'One of them slipped into the manure tank, right into the cow muck,' said a spokesman for local police.

'The other one helped her out. We found their clothes in a field. One seems to have run off completely naked, the other in her underwear.'

Police said it was unclear what the women had intended to do with the 'manure bombs', but added the incident could be linked to victory celebrations surrounding the Euro 2008 semi-finals on Wednesday, when Germany beat Turkey 3-2.

'The women can get their clothes back from the local police station - unwashed,' the spokesman added.

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to round off the wierd news

ITS CAPS LOCK DAY LOL

October 22, 2008 INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!!!TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!!!

THIS BLESSED DAY SEES THE CELEBRATION OF THE KEY OF KEYS, THE KING OF ALL THE KEYBOARD. ALL THE LESSER KEYS MUST OBEY THEIR GREAT AND CRUEL MASTER, LORD CAPSLOCK.

YOU CAN CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY IN MANY WAYS, BUT PROBABLY THE BEST IS TO WRITE EVERYTHING IN CAPS LOCK FOR THE WHOLE DAY. PLEASE NOTE: JUST HOLDING DOWN THE SHIFT KEY IS NOT ENOUGH, YOU MUST ACTUALLY USE CAPS LOCK OTHERWISE IT ISN'T CAPS LOCK DAY, IS IT?

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Chico Bin Laden is allowed to vote?

Developing Democracies: Candidates for local office in Brazil can either register under their own names or make them up, and in the October election this year, three candidates chose "Barack Obama" (none won), and others registered under "Bill Clinton," "Jorge Bushi" and "Chico Bin Laden," but more than 200 offered themselves under the name of the country's popular president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. [Daily Telegraph (London), 10-1-08]

And in July, when the government of India tried to push its historic nuclear pact with the United States through the parliament, it found six more votes among elected members who were serving prison sentences, and ordered them released so they could vote for the bill. (Nearly one-fourth of the 540-member parliament have criminal charges pending against them.) [Agence France-Press, 7-22-08]

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News That Sounds Like a Joke

Britain's Bristol City Council warned residents in government housing in September to always leave their sheds unlocked. Otherwise, thieves would have to break the doors down to get inside, and taxpayers would be stuck with the repair bills. [Daily Telegraph (London), 9-30-08]

Atlanta Pentecostal preacher Thomas Meeks told the Journal-Constitution in October that he was "in talks" to create a "Survivor"-type TV reality show in which the twice-divorced evangelist navigates a field of single women and selects a winner. "Holy Hook Up: Who Will Be the Next Mrs. Weeks?" will, he said, be a "very tasteful, five-star presentation." [Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 10-7-08]

:evil6:

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Legendary banjo player Eddie Adcock, age 70 and suffering hand tremors that failed to respond to medication, volunteered for a revolutionary neurosurgery in August in which he finger-picked tunes while his brain was exposed, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center surgeons tried to locate the defective area. In "deep brain stimulation," doctors find a poorly responding site and use electrodes to arouse it properly. As Adcock, conscious but pain-free, picked out melodies, doctors probed until suddenly Adcock's playing became disjointed, and electrodes were assigned to that spot. By October, according to an ABC News report, Adcock, with a button-activated chest pacemaker wired to his head, was back on stage, as quick-fingered as ever. [ABC News, 10-3-08; The Bluegrass Blog, 9-9-08]  :grin2:

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Fat Is Good

Though Mayra Rosales, 27, stands charged with capital murder in Hidalgo County, Texas, she was not ordered to jail pending trial but was allowed home detention because of her obesity. At about 1,000 pounds, Rosales requires special transportation and facilities and was ruled by a judge in August certainly to be no "flight risk." [Houston Chronicle-AP, 8-23-08]  :shock:

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:shocked: Mayra Rosales, 27, At about 1,000 pounds,  :shocked:

about 454.5 Kilos for those with 10 fingures  :evil6: ,  how did she commit murder (alegedly)   turn over in her sleep ? :wink2:

just a bit of crap news  from me today

Plumber hurt in toilet accident

Firefighters say a plumber is lucky to have survived after an accident while he was repairing a disabled lavatory.

Paul Sanders, 34, became trapped by the neck face down after accidentally activating a hydraulic toilet seat.

Ambulance crews thought his neck was broken, but X-rays later showed he had suffered only bruising.

Rescuers were called to the property in Jubilee Road, Northfield, on Wednesday after Mr Sanders's workmates heard his screams for help.

The plumber had reached through the lifting frame to fit a waste pipe and accidentally activated it.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/3937549.stm

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Man's arm trapped in train toilet 

TGV toilets are equipped with a powerful suction system

A passenger on a French train had to be rescued by firemen after having his arm sucked down the on-board toilet.

The 26-year-old victim was trapped when he tried to fish out his mobile phone, which had fallen into the toilet bowl, and fell foul of the suction system.

The high-speed TGV train had to stop for two hours while firemen cut through the train's pipework.

The man was carried away by emergency services, with the toilet still attached to his arm.

"He came out on a stretcher, with his hand still jammed in the toilet bowl, which they had to saw clean off," said Benoit Gigou, a witness to the man's plight.

The incident happened on Sunday evening, aboard a train travelling in western France between La Rochelle and Paris.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7693386.stm

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