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"Manse"?
Why do they shout about a clergy house inhabited by, or formerly inhabited by, a minister?
 

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So some people were cheap and only cryo-froze their brains, hoping that if they were ever revived, they could just up and use someone else's body?:rofl:
Oh but Alcor (?), the American version, also does both whole body and head only cryogenics. The second option is cheaper of course. I think the idea is that in the future they will be able to grow new bodies.
 

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Spoiler alert I guess but maybe not.
Didn't one of the X-files films have a plot in which some bloke was keeping himself alive by having his head transplanted onto kidnapped peoples bodies?
Or am I getting confused with something else?
 

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Squirrels have personalities too — just not as many as humans


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A new study finds that friendly squirrel staring at you in the park has a personality — just like humans. Researchers from the University of California-Davis say these characteristics range from aggressive, to social or polite, to careful and shy.

https://www.studyfinds.org/squirrels-personalities/

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Scouse F1 fan gets nabbed by Dutch peelers for being Sicilian crime boss!

Via BBC News:

A Formula 1 fan from Liverpool was arrested at gunpoint in the Netherlands after being mistaken for a mafia boss.
Police believed the 54-year-old, known as Mark L, was Sicilian crime lord Matteo Messina Denaro and he was blindfolded and led away by officers in The Hague on Wednesday.
Prosecutors said the man, who was in the country to watch the Dutch Grand Prix on 5 September, was later freed.
Denaro, 59, is wanted over bombings in 1993 which killed 10 and injured 93.
Mark L had been eating at a restaurant with his son when police burst in, carrying a European Arrest Warrant issued by the Italian authorities.
His lawyer Leon van Kleef said it was "like a bad movie, a nightmare that my client has found himself in".

He continued: "Imagine one moment you are having a bite to eat and the next you are sat in a maximum-security Dutch prison."
He said his client "had anger and disbelief and laughter because it is ludicrous".
"He is a normal Formula One fan. I was always convinced he was not it. It would have been a genius of an Italian to have such a strong Liverpool accent."

Eh, calm down!

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Let's hope it didn't prevent him from seeing the racing.
Cos that is what would really piss me off if it was me.
 

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U.S. Soldiers Warned Army Base Could Be Infiltrated By Wild Monkeys​


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/worl...uld-be-infiltrated-by-wild-monkeys/ar-AAOr12u

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The statement read: "To our Camp Zama community. Please be aware that Sagamihara City officials have had reports of wild monkeys in the wooded area just northwest of Camp Zama in between the 900-area housing and the airfield.

"Officials are warning that the monkeys could easily enter the installation, as they have previously.

"Do not try to approach, feed or even make eye contact. And please ensure your children get this message. Japanese officials say it's not uncommon to see wild monkeys, and that they will likely leave the area quickly as they prefer to avoid human contact."
 

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Porn star charged after photographer dies from smoking toad poison


A Spanish porn star has been arrested after a photographer died inhaling the venom of an endangered North American toad in a "mystic ritual".

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Nacho Vidal

Nacho Vidal, 46, and two others were detained last Friday over the death, with Mr Vidal charged over the suspicion of manslaughter following an 11-month investigation.

The ritual allegedly took place at the porn actor's home near the city of Valencia last July.

The photographer, referred to as Jose Luis Abad by local media, used a pipe to inhale the toxic fumes from the toad.

https://www.1news.info/australian-n...ographer-dies-from-smoking-toad-poison-730235

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This Napa company is making wine in penis-shaped bottles​


and selling them under the brand name: "Just the Tipsy"

work warning, there's a photo of the bottle

https://www.sfgate.com/wine/article/napa-penis-shaped-wine-just-the-tipsy-16461690.php
From the article,
"We were a couple of dads at a park, watching our kids on the playground, talking about the ridiculous number of bachelorette parties our wives had attended, and the incredible amount of penis tattoos, penis cups, penis straws, penis everything that was involved,"

This in itself is a disturbing image, let alone the crappy wine in a cock bottle.
 

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Man shoots gun at local hotel after seeing “aliens”​

Richmond Police report that a bizarre shots fired call led to multiple charges for a Waco man. According to RPD, on September 11, early in the morning, they responded to a local hotel on Keeneland Drive in reference to a report of gunfire.

Officers quickly arrived and discovered shots were being fired from a hotel window. Officers worked to get patrons out of the hotel and secured them in a safe location nearby, according to police.

The Richmond Police Emergency Response Unit was called to the scene and made contact with a male inside the room who was later identified as 55 year old Samuel Riddell of Waco. Police continue they learned that Riddell occupied the room with a female who secured herself in the bathroom until police safely got her out.

Riddell was eventually taken into custody and later interviewed by detectives, where he told police that he “observed aliens in the parking lot and was shooting at them”.
https://wbontv.com/2021/09/13/rpd-man-shoots-gun-at-local-hotel-after-seeing-aliens/
 

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Terrible headline.

I assumed he was shooting at the hotel, not shooting from the hotel into the car-park.

Try: Man Shoots at 'Aliens' at local hotel.
 

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Fortean Headlines or Weird Sex thread?

Teen gets USB cable stuck in penis in backfired attempt to measure length​

A teen underwent emergency surgery after an attempt to measure his manhood resulted in him getting a bizarre object lodged in his urethra.
He backed up his hard drive — and his penis.

A UK teen had to undergo emergency surgery after a bananas attempt to measure his manhood resulted in him getting a USB cable lodged in his urethra.

The phallic fiasco reportedly began after an unnamed 15-year-old boy was “triggered by sexual curiosity” and inserted a USB wire into his urethra, per a wince-worthy study published in the medical journal Urology Case Reports.

The sexperiment backfired when the cable became lodged in the curious teen’s scrotum like an electronic catheter. Despite attempts to extract it himself, the USB cord became tangled so terribly that both ends were left hanging out of his wired willy.
https://www.news.com.au/technology/...h/news-story/05e525306a446546402e86c83c25c4a4
 
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Anne Frank’s Israeli classmate behind popular breast-inspired fidget toy​


https://www.timesofisrael.com/anne-franks-israeli-classmate-created-popular-toy-inspired-by-breasts

"“She said, ‘Theo, imagine a large field of breasts, ladies’ breasts, that you can push the nipple,'” the couple’s son, Boaz Coster, told BBC. “She was very open, she said whatever was on her mind, to anyone… She went to him and she said, do a carpet of nipples that you can press from one side to the other. And he did just that.”"
 

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Scientists Intrigued By Strange Blobs On Uranus

Researchers believe that mushy blobs on Uranus are hiding lots of gas.

More specifically, scientists have discovered that “mushballs,” large slushy hailstones made of ammonia and water, might be causing an odd atmospheric phenomenon on Uranus. The mushballs, which are also present on Neptune, might be carrying ammonia into the two planets’ atmosphere and hiding the gas from detection.

Piles more info here.

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Anne Frank’s Israeli classmate behind popular breast-inspired fidget toy​


https://www.timesofisrael.com/anne-franks-israeli-classmate-created-popular-toy-inspired-by-breasts

"“She said, ‘Theo, imagine a large field of breasts, ladies’ breasts, that you can push the nipple,'” the couple’s son, Boaz Coster, told BBC. “She was very open, she said whatever was on her mind, to anyone… She went to him and she said, do a carpet of nipples that you can press from one side to the other. And he did just that.”"
When I was younger I often played Draughts with my Granddad (now that's a game). I wonder what he would have made of this.
 
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