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Lord Lucan

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The peculiar thing about this story is that similar cases seem to happen more often than surely odds would dictate. I must have read 5-6 stories of rings being lost and subsequently found around vegetables within the past 10 years or so. The chances of such a thing happening must be astronomical.
 

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The peculiar thing about this story is that similar cases seem to happen more often than surely odds would dictate. I must have read 5-6 stories of rings being lost and subsequently found around vegetables within the past 10 years or so. The chances of such a thing happening must be astronomical.
Thing is....what about all the lost rings which DON'T get found?
Clearly those are stories that aren't going to make it to the news.
This just in - Man loses ring.
However - Man finds ring around carrot................
 

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It might also be that gardening work makes it easy to lose rings. This particular story has also been doing the rounds before.
 

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This is a case of someone who got his cake and ate it too. Just swap cake for cockroach.

Japanese Man Dates A Cockroach And Eats Her After She Dies!

The world is open to any relationship when it comes to human beings or even a robot. However, dating an insect has made me finally say "I have seen everything in my life" Well, what's his story and why did he eat her? Read the full story to discover that...

Yuta Shinohara, a 25 years old Japenese man has been promoting insect-eating[entomophagy] all his life. He has collaborated with different restaurants and appealed people to eat insects. Well, his fondness of insects extended beyond the dinner plate.
http://toopanda.com/japanese-man-dates-cockroach-eats-dies/
 

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I think this is another of those cases where the inverted commas have mistakenly been omitted from the headline.

It is no more possible to date an insect than it is to divorce a lampshade.
 

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This one made me do a double-take ...

Towering dinosaur with radioactive skull identified in Utah

The story actually refers to a newly defined / recognized species of Allosaurus. The prototype specimen was discovered years ago without its head. The head was later located using a radiation detector. This can work because radioactive compounds can accumulate in fossilized materials.

https://www.livescience.com/new-allosaurus-dinosaur.html
 

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"Headline" this morning on "Outlook" "general blurb of news items" spread on the Net: "AFRICAN LAKE TO DRY UP IN 500 YEARS". I had to feel that as environmental-havoc-we're-all-doomed-oh-the-horror-panic-stations announcements go, this was rather a weak one...

It turns out that the body of water concerned, is Lake Victoria: which it appears has already dried up and come back into being several times in the past 100,000 years. Damned thing keeps coming and going -- you can't get a handle on the goings-on...
 

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“New Jersey mayor apologizes for passing out drunk and pantsless in employee's bed”
uair01 didn't include a summary or link, but a little research gave me this:

New Jersey mayor apologizes for passing out drunk and pantsless in employee’s bed
By washingtontime -January 30, 20200

A New Jersey mayor has admitted to getting so sloshed at a work party that he stripped off his pants and passed out in a female employee’s bed.

Mahwah Mayor John Roth was exposed after an anonymous letter signed by “concerned employees of the township of Mahwah” began circulating last week, according to local reports.

The 71-year-old Big Apple-raised pol then admitted to Northjersey.com that he had “too much to drink” at a party at the employee’s house that was attended by about two dozen town employees on Jan. 10.

“I did go upstairs to bed,” Roth told the site from his office in Mahwah Town Hall.

Asked if he took his pants off before getting into the employee’s bed, he said, “Yes, that’s true.”`

The mayor’s wife, Andrea, eventually came and picked him up after partygoers woke him, he told the site.

It was not immediately clear what, if any, ramifications he would face for his drunken shame. The township attorney and Council President David May declined to comment about the incident.

The employee, who Northjersey.com did not identify, also refused to comment.

Roth — who was raised in Stuyvesant Town in the East Village with an FBI agent dad — blamed his political foes for spreading the rumors. “They’re leveraging it,” the mayor, who told voters to pick him for his “proper moral compass,” told the site.
https://thewashingtontime.com/new-j...ing-out-drunk-and-pantsless-in-employees-bed/

As the state lottery motto says, anything can happen in Jersey.
 

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I'm still discovering how to do that on a smartphone...
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Drag the interweb page displayed down/up so that the address bar can be seen at the top, press and hold on that address and it should all highlight (probably in blue) and give you the option to 'copy'. Select that and it will copy that address (as a link) to the memory in the phone (clipboard), then go to wherever you want to copy that address (the part in Fortean times messageboard where you are writing a thing) and press and hold in the box where you are entering your text and it will give you the option to put your 'link' from your 'clipboard' into the text by using the option 'paste?'. And bingo.
 

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Let us take the Fortean time machine for a trip back to 1990 where this odd headline and story was originally found:

'Nightmare Death' Fells Thais, and Nations Bicker
A medical mystery about why young workers from Thailand should be dying in their sleep in Singapore has turned into an emotional debate about their living conditions in this wealthy city-state, straining relations between the countries.

It has also caused some Thai workers here, as well as some men in rural northeastern Thailand, where most of the workers are from, to paint their fingernails red. The idea is to dupe murderous ''widow ghosts'' who are hunting for husbands into thinking the men are really women, and thus letting them live.

A number of Thai and Singaporean doctors studying the problem have no more convincing explanation for the deaths, which are apparently not uncommon in northeastern Thailand, where they are known as ''lai tai,'' or ''nightmare deaths,'' and usually put down to supernatural causes.

So far this year, 18 Thais, nearly all of them construction workers with no previous symptoms of illness, have died in their sleep in Singapore.
https://www.nytimes.com/1990/05/08/...are-death-fells-thais-and-nations-bicker.html
 
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