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beanstew
Sep 22nd, 2010, 06:36 PM
Businessman who paid staff with cocaine and cannabis instead of cash is jailed (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1314274/Businessman-paid-staff-cocaine-cannabis-jailed.html) *WARNING* Daily Wail link



A successful businessman who paid his workers with cocaine instead of cash was jailed for two and a half years today.

Mark Holder, 51, who runs a pub/restaurant and a specialist tool company, used cocaine and cannabis as a 'currency' for two years, Gloucester Crown Court heard.

beanstew
Sep 27th, 2010, 10:30 AM
Cops: Man Humps Dinosaur in Park (http://www.aolnews.com/weird-news/article/cops-man-humps-dinosaur-in-park/19645930)


Law enforcement officials say a man exposed himself to two teenage girls in a park in Chester County on Sept. 19, then began "simulating a sex act with a large plastic dinosaur in the park," according to a police report


Indian Man Escapes Death After Swallowing Snake on $2 Bet (http://www.weirdasianews.com/2010/09/23/indian-man-escapes-death-swallowing-snake-2-bet/)


Now, to be fair, the snake was dead, the victim of revenge by one Zaver Rathod, a 35-year old man whose grasp on common sense and reason apparently weakens when incredibly small amounts of money are involved. Rathod, who killed the snake after it bit his friend in the city of Surat, was encouraged by his friends to eat the dead snake for 100 rupees.

fiamma
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:06 PM
Berlusconi's political party here in Italy, the PDL, is thinking of proposing a law to lower the age someone comes of age, from 18 to 16, a law which would be retroactive. Naturally they are adamant this has nothing to do with the premier's involvement in a sex scandal with an underage prostitute. And we believe them.

harpy
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:17 PM
:rolleyes: They have no shame. Are there enough of them in government to pass the law if the PDL ones all toed the line, or would they need other parties' support?

fiamma
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:26 PM
I don't follow politics all that closely; I think Berlusconi needs the support of Bossi (Lega Nord), but Bossi needs Silvio for the law on federalism he wants to push through.
Silvio wants to avoid appearing in court at all costs, since the only way he can currently stay out of prison is if remains prime minister.
And since he's pretty much a one-man party, God knows what will happen to his party if the government falls.
So I think everyone will support him, as much to keep a united front as to keep their own jobs. :mad: :rolleyes:

phiewe
Jan 23rd, 2011, 06:30 PM
Indian Man Escapes Death After Swallowing Snake on $2 Bet Now, to be fair, the snake was dead, the victim of revenge by one Zaver Rathod, a 35-year old man whose grasp on common sense and reason apparently weakens when incredibly small amounts of money are involved. Rathod, who killed the snake after it bit his friend in the city of Surat, was encouraged by his friends to eat the dead snake for 100 rupees.

Wow!! I guess the guy wasnt a vegan ;)!! Wouldn't you feel awful if you were the guy who bet him to do it in the first place?!!

Tofukitty
Jan 26th, 2011, 06:52 PM
Berlusconi's political party here in Italy, the PDL, is thinking of proposing a law to lower the age someone comes of age, from 18 to 16, a law which would be retroactive. Naturally they are adamant this has nothing to do with the premier's involvement in a sex scandal with an underage prostitute. And we believe them.


This guy just continually astounds me. Hat's off to you, fiamma for sticking it out there!

fiamma
Feb 8th, 2011, 07:04 PM
Armed Bird at Cockfight Kills Man in California (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/02/08/armed-bird-cockfight-kills-man-calif/?test=latestnews). :cool:

Barefootinthegrass
Mar 21st, 2011, 06:49 PM
How about this one?

A milliner who makes hats out of roadkill (http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/topstories/Roadkill-hat-maker-says-death.6737727.jp) and bits of animals he buys at the butchers can't understand why he's being targeted by animal-rights activists. He is, after all, not somebody who is cruel to animals. :mad::rolleyes:

leedsveg
Mar 22nd, 2011, 11:03 AM
^^
I think that the animal rights people are coming out with a knee-jerk reaction rather than something carefully thought out. I wouldn't want to buy one of his hats though.

lv

Barefootinthegrass
Mar 22nd, 2011, 11:39 AM
I think you're right. The death-threat email campaign has probably done a lot more harm than good.

He isn't as cruelty-free as he likes to think he is, though.

Korn
May 9th, 2011, 09:31 PM
Woman Comes Out Of Dental Surgery With Foreign Accent (http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/224512.php)

harpy
May 10th, 2011, 03:47 PM
! I've heard of "foreign accent syndrome" before but not as a result of dental treatment. Seems to imply that the anaesthetic caused some brain damage but it's odd that that's the only manifestation.

Risker
Sep 19th, 2011, 02:15 PM
Gordon Ramsay's Dwarf Porn Double Found Dead in a Badger Den in Wales (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/weird/gordon-ramsays-dwarf-porn-double-found-dead-in-a-badger-den-in-wales/story-e6frev20-1226137951576)

harpy
Sep 19th, 2011, 02:41 PM
:rolleyes: see also http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/16/percy-foster-dead_n_962667.html

Risker
Sep 19th, 2011, 03:17 PM
Awww... you ruined it :(

I new it wasn't real really, mainly because it supposedly happened in Wales but was only really picked up by news providers in Australia, that and I searched his name.

harpy
Sep 19th, 2011, 04:41 PM
Awww... you ruined it :(

I new it wasn't real really, mainly because it supposedly happened in Wales but was only really picked up by news providers in Australia, that and I searched his name.

Sorry Risker - but at least this way we don't have to feel sad about the poor bloke being stuck in a badger set etc!

whalespace
Nov 2nd, 2011, 09:48 AM
I heard of two hunting deaths, somewhere in Africa I think. One of them involved a man whom got his head stuck in a rabbit hole, and dying there.

whalespace
Nov 2nd, 2011, 09:49 AM
I came here to post this link to a story about "avicide" spraying in the U.S.A..
Sorry if already posted.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2011/0120/Bye-Bye-Blackbird-USDA-acknowledges-a-hand-in-one-mass-bird-death


(http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Society/2011/0120/Bye-Bye-Blackbird-USDA-acknowledges-a-hand-in-one-mass-bird-death)

Risker
Oct 1st, 2012, 04:00 PM
Man freed after getting his head stuck in bin in Aberdeen (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-19783214)

http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/63215000/jpg/_63215551_bin_man.jpg