'Random news articles that don't warrant their own threads' thread. Page 300

  • askew 9 Oct 2019 12:26:57 20,535 posts
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    ďAfter a long time of trying to figure out who it could be, for various reasons, I had a suspicion. To try and prove this I came with an idea. I blocked everyone from viewing my Instagram stories except one account.
    ďOver the past five months I have posted a series of false stories to see if they made their way into the Sun newspaper. And you know what, they did! The story about gender selection in Mexico, the story about returning to TV and then the latest story about basement flooding in my new house.
    Cunning.

    Vardy responds:

    I liked you a lot Coleen and Iím so upset that you have chosen to do this, especially when Iím heavily pregnant. Iím disgusted that Iím even having to deny this.Ē
    Edited by askew at 12:27:43 09-10-2019
  • Nexus_6 18 Oct 2019 14:55:53 4,435 posts
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    NOT A SINGLE WORD ABOUT THE MUGSHOT
  • mrpon 18 Oct 2019 15:23:29 35,741 posts
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    Emil from Robocop?
  • challenge_hanukkah 18 Oct 2019 15:42:12 11,887 posts
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    New York Post gives no fucks:

    https://nypost.com/2019/09/26/teen-left-disfigured-after-house-fire-charged-with-killing-47-year-old-man/
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 18 Oct 2019 15:49:58 22,221 posts
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    I imagine trying to stay hidden from the police is more difficult when your head is melted.
  • fontgeeksogood 18 Oct 2019 15:55:52 8,347 posts
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    I imagine that is what Mowgli would look like if someone popped his head
  • X201 21 Oct 2019 16:52:12 19,800 posts
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    Prat films themselves doing 80+mph on The Snake Pass
    Prat uploads video to Facebook and YouTube
    Derbyshire police take an interest and arrange a nice drive to court for him.
    He drives an Audi


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-derbyshire-50127635/youtuber-caught-speeding-after-posting-video-on-facebook
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Oct 2019 17:37:39 11,887 posts
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    It was going to be that or a BMW
  • askew 21 Oct 2019 19:42:14 20,535 posts
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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50128302

    I didnít realise a corporation with a beef could put you in prison (or a YOI in this case). Scary.
  • JamboWayOh 21 Oct 2019 19:52:27 16,601 posts
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    askew wrote:
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-50128302

    I didnít realise a corporation with a beef could put you in prison (or a YOI in this case). Scary.
    I think they were within reason, especially as they already had performed an injunction against him climbing the fucking thing. It's dangerous and he was putting other people at risk here.
  • DrStrangelove 21 Oct 2019 22:48:28 14,828 posts
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    And if he falls, even if he doesn't hit anyone, it'll fuck up people witnessing it and rescue workers etc. There are reasons why this is illegal and he knew it was.
  • fontgeeksogood 22 Oct 2019 06:51:00 8,347 posts
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    Six months though.

    This feels a bit disproportionate
  • mrpon 22 Oct 2019 08:54:02 35,741 posts
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    I know, he'll be climbing the walls.
  • X201 22 Oct 2019 09:38:25 19,800 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    I know, he'll be climbing the walls.
    badum, tisch. "Try the veal"

    :)
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 24 Oct 2019 12:02:35 7,409 posts
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    I am not sure I have any idea why anybody would think to test whether you can de-stress rats teaching them to drive tiny cars, but I feel weirdly appreciative that somebody made the effort/
  • Psychotext 24 Oct 2019 12:09:28 65,937 posts
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    It's all fun and games until they stick them in traffic jams with tiny little horns to beep.
  • drhickman1983 24 Oct 2019 12:14:36 6,281 posts
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    Or they start to drive larger cars
  • TechnoHippy 24 Oct 2019 14:20:09 15,838 posts
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    Not exactly news, but Daily Mail readers reacting as expected to the death of foreigners - https://twitter.com/DMReporter/status/1186983429826588672
  • JamboWayOh 24 Oct 2019 14:24:48 16,601 posts
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    TechnoHippy wrote:
    Not exactly news, but Daily Mail readers reacting as expected to the death of foreigners - https://twitter.com/DMReporter/status/1186983429826588672
    As user THFourteen says, The Mail is HILARIOUS.
  • Dougs 24 Oct 2019 14:52:45 91,690 posts
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    Saw that earlier, cuuuuuuuuunts
  • mothercruncher 25 Oct 2019 08:07:46 16,957 posts
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    Ernst and Young, still partying like itís 1899:

    https://www.nj.com/hudson/2019/10/women-have-smaller-brains-and-should-avoid-talking-to-men-face-to-face-ernst-young-training-reportedly-said.html
  • RichDC 25 Oct 2019 16:37:35 8,655 posts
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    Angus man who tried to fly drone into Perth Prison claimed Romanian circus stole his chihuahua

    It happens I guess.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 25 Oct 2019 16:42:19 7,409 posts
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    @RichDC If a Romanian circus ever stole my chihuahua, I would definitely drink a litre of vodka and pass out in some bushes near a prison in the middle of the night.
  • pacrifice 28 Oct 2019 23:27:48 5,225 posts
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    https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/homo-sapiens-origin-humans-botswana-zambezi-river-a9174396.html

    Ancestral home of all human beings discovered by scientists
    Vast wetland south of Zambezi river was cradle of all mankind and sustained our ancestors for 70,000 years.
  • pacrifice 29 Oct 2019 21:03:10 5,225 posts
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    This is pretty good. It's an interactive.

    https://interactive.aljazeera.com/aje/2019/how-has-my-country-voted-at-unga/index.html

    How has my country voted at the UN?
  • X201 30 Oct 2019 06:41:37 19,800 posts
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    Best front page of the day, poor efforts from the others

    Edited by X201 at 06:42:27 30-10-2019
  • TechnoHippy 1 Nov 2019 13:50:36 15,838 posts
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    What the actual fuck - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-50252079 :-(
  • Psychotext 2 Nov 2019 11:10:37 65,937 posts
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    Jesus Christ. :(
  • Dougs 2 Nov 2019 19:47:14 91,690 posts
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    That is horrific
  • DrStrangelove 2 Nov 2019 21:04:53 14,828 posts
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    Fucking hell
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