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The stories behind a lot of these headlines would make for legit topics worth discussing on other threads.
 
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Hyperactive Thames eels found to have ingested cocaine from the polluted capital's water supply:

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/tech...d-capitals-water-supply/ar-BBSuO6s?ocid=ientp

"Concentrations of cocaine and benzoylecgonine remained high in wastewater across the week with only a minor increase over the weekend, which is not consistent with other cities," they added, which meant Londoners appear to be on it 24/7"
 

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So, tell me, how come London is able to afford this blizzard of cocaine with brexit looming? Are you all out there snorting Columbia round the clock? What is cocaine going for in the streets of the Old Smoke anyhow? Tuppence? Feel free to PM me if you don't wish to mention prices publically. My interest is purely out of curiosity, and because I am interested in the economics of prohibitions.
 

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Now that the eels are hooked it's only going to increase demand.
Is it suddenly illegal to catch, powder and snort the eels? Sounds like a work-around. I am surprised no enterprising chemist has figured out how to filter the coke out of the Thames and re-sell it.
 
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A poor judge of caricature?
One crime victim in Norfolk criticised a police e-fit (below right), saying although a thief had an unusual appearance he "didn't look that odd".


Image caption'He was odd-looking, but not that odd' said a theft victim, who described the man on the right to Norfolk police.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35422394
 

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There is a nice clip on YouTube of a newsreader who laughs when he is given a very cartoonish drawing of a crime suspect. Then astonishment when the criminal is caught and he turns out to actually look that way.
 

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Primark customer finds 'human bone' in sock

This little piggie went to market, and ...oh!
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-46998873
Bizarre.

I wonder if it was put there in a customer return.

A friend of mine once worked in a Blockbuster store. One day she found a very small crucible wedged inside a VHS tape, presumably by a customer. Yes, by "crucible" here I mean a ceramic container for heating objects to high temperature. No explanation was ever found as to who put it there or why they did so. (Might have been the kind of thing a child would do, perhaps).
 
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Casey Hathaway: Three-year-old boy missing in freezing weather for two days 'looked after by bear'

"A three-year-old boy who survived two nights alone in freezing woodland has said he was protected by a bear while missing......"

"Black bears are abundant in North Carolina and are not typically aggressive towards humans, although it is unclear whether the one which befriended Casey was real or imaginary....."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/casey-hathaway-three-old-boy-085205399.html

Fact or kids imagination? - It is possibly true.
 

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I read the article - But I'm kind of going to believe the kids story.
Why? Seems to me there have been countless documented cases of different species of animals raising
offspring of other species - And a 3 year old might be both interesting and non-threatening to a bear.

Also, since the kid had not yet developed the natural fear response that an adult would have the bear
would sense this - Animals will often attack in the jungle when they sense fear - the kid acting curious
and seeing the bear as friend, even like a teddy bear, might have actually made a friend out of the
bear - In which case he was well protected by the bear.

Maybe one day when the kid is little older he could be hypnotized and, in the same way they hypnotize
so called 'alien abductees' to see what happened, we could find out what the kid really remembers.

I believe the bear story.

And in the meantime they could, if they still have them in original condition, could take the kids clothes
and analyze them for any sign of bear hair or DNA.
 
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