The "And in other news..." thread

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  1. najaB

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    If you're anything like me you probably come across stories that you feel like sharing, but half-way through posting a new thread you think "Maybe it's not necessary to start a whole new thread about this I might be the only person who finds it interesting. OMG, if I post this they're going to think I'm weird. Wait, maybe they already think I'm weird. Why is life so hard, I'm off to cry in the corner." Again.

    So I thought it might be worth having a thread where we can post any interesting, but maybe not that interesting stories we come across. I suppose if they do start to generate a lot of discussion then we could ask the mods to split it out into their own thread.

    So, for the first (and please God don't let it be the last) contribution, this story from the BBC:

    US woman 'locked children in car boot' to go shopping

    I'd ask what she was thinking, but I'm pretty sure she wasn't!

    Edit: And is anyone surprised it was outside a Wallmart?
     
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  3. Cowley

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    Oh come on NajaB. Who hasn't done that? Joking honest
    Good idea for a thread by the way.
     
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    The Bozeman Daily Chonicle: Police Reports for May 15, 2017

     
  5. najaB

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    Fish fingers are made of chicken and cheese grows on a plant, some children believe
     
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    I honestly I just despair sometimes. We all know that cheese comes from bits that have broken off the moon.
     
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    ...and fish fingers are made from the fingers of fish, I don't know what cod balls are made from.
     
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    Caviar
     
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    I didn't like caviar when I tried it!
     
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    Patrick Stewart drank champagne out of a shoe.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...er-daniel-ricciardo-celebration-a7785381.html

     
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    Yahoo had the same story and the same photo, of a hedgehog with a disease that caused it to blow up to the size of a beachball, from at least three different papers. Apparently it was successfully deflated and treated and is now recovering.
     
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    It sounds like it was quite lucky that it didn't meet another hedgehog.
     
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    It was only after deflating it that they realised it was actually a puffer fish.
     

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    You would be surprised. One of my mates genuinely thought the Great Wall of China was in Germany, until I mentioned the Berlin Wall, and the, uh, China suffix.
     
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    At Dresden and / or Meissen, perhaps :) ?
     
  17. Howardh

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    If the Great Wall of China is in China, and the Berlin Wall was in/around Berlin, then shouldn't Hadrian's Wall be in Hadrian?
     
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    And Trump's wall should be around Trump. Which sounds a good place to put it.
     
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    I agree with this completely!
     
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    I worked with a girl who (Back in the day) thought the fax machine wasn't working because the paper came back out. Apologies, off subject.
     
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    Qatar are planning the worlds biggest ever airlift of cows to keep up milk production.
     
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    One urban legend is the woman who sued the manufacturers of her microwave, because it "could do anthing an oven can do". She put the cat in her oven when it was cold and wet, but a microwave session ended its mortal life

    I've also heard - tomatoes grow underground, eggs are clean and come in boxes and mangetout peas could cause your hair to fall out.

    There also are tall tales told by country folk such as

    "How does a fox rid itself of fleas? Well, it bites off a tuft of its fur and goes swimming. It gradually sinks lower and lower, the fleas climb higher and higher until only the tuft of fur is above water. Then it releases the tuft of fur,the fleas are washed away and drown"

    "Chickens sometimes roost in trees to escape the fox. So it walks round and round the tree, the chickens follow it, eventually they become giddy and fall out"
     
  23. A Challenge

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    They do!
     
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    Will that be on Moos At Ten?
     
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    Only artficially
     
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    No, it was the udder channel - well, did I heifer
     
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    A man has been jailed for 35 years in Thailand for insulting the Thai royal family on the internet.
     
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    35 years? :o
    Ok here goes. Prince Andrew is an arse!
    I'd better clear my diary for a bit then in case I get a knock on the door...
     
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    Man jailed for 35 years in Thailand for insulting monarchy on Facebook
     
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    Ha ha, he was originally sentenced to 70 years but it was reduced because he admitted it!
     
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