Things That Make You Go... WTF?

JamesWhitehead

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Dolly Daisy in Hearts & Flowers, 1930

A Vitaphone stop motion animation. It has lost its original soundtrack disc but the poster has substituted a version of the same piece.

The figures are like ventriloquists' dummies with legs. The tale is rather heartless, to say the least and not at all correct. Despite which, the most disturbing moment is when something inexplicable emerges from the ground! :actw:
 
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The Woke strike again

Plans to change a seaport's "Little White Town" signs have been criticised as "absolutely bonkers".

Bideford in Devon is believed to have acquired the name due to its bleached houses - the phrase was used by Charles Kingsley in the 1855 novel Westward Ho!

However, there have been complaints the signs are racist, prompting the town council to debate the issue.

The council now intends to amend the signs to "Charles Kingsley's Little White Town" to avoid causing offence.

But Liz Wilde, who lives and works in Bideford, said the complaints were "absolutely bonkers".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-50289553
 

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The Woke strike again

Plans to change a seaport's "Little White Town" signs have been criticised as "absolutely bonkers".

Bideford in Devon is believed to have acquired the name due to its bleached houses - the phrase was used by Charles Kingsley in the 1855 novel Westward Ho!

However, there have been complaints the signs are racist, prompting the town council to debate the issue.

The council now intends to amend the signs to "Charles Kingsley's Little White Town" to avoid causing offence.

But Liz Wilde, who lives and works in Bideford, said the complaints were "absolutely bonkers".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-50289553
'kin Ada.
 

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Ah so James hetfield did go into rehab in September and I hope he gets better and it's likely he will be in rehab for some time.i thought it was just Internet gossip.
 

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Political article containing a seemingly 'factual' point:

In the US, producers adhere to a "Defect Levels Handbook," which sets out the maximum number of foreign bodies like maggots, insect fragments and mould that can be in food products before they are put on the market.

For example, US producers are allowed to include up to 30 insect fragments in a 100-gram jar of peanut butter; as well as 11 rodent hairs in a 25-gram container of paprika; or 3 milligrams of mammalian excreta (typically rat or mouse excrement) per each pound of ginger.


Source:
https://amp.businessinsider.com/rat...l-2018-10?r=US&IR=T&__twitter_impression=true

Actual horrible details:
https://www.fda.gov/food/ingredient...atory-information/food-defect-levels-handbook
 

EnolaGaia

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The Flying Cestmir (the original Czech title is Létající Čestmír and it was translated in German as Der Fliegende Ferdinand) is a Czech TV fantasy/sci-fi series for children written by Miloš Macourek (script) and directed by Václav Vorlíček from 1983. The series has six episodes. Later, a book based on the series was written by Miloš Macourek and Petr Markov.
SOURCE: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/TheFlyingCestmir?from=Literature.LetajiciCestmir

... It's about the Cloudcuckoolander school boy Cestmír / Ferdinand, who one day is magically transported to a planet of magical flowers. Of course, nobody believes him. However, he brought two magical flowers back. Much Hilarity Ensues. And then, other people are drawn to the flower planet - and the city's barber wants to get said flowers for his own advantage...
SOURCE: https://allthetropes.fandom.com/wiki/Letajici_Cestmir

See Also:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0175395/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt
 

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Here's a scenario that would ruin anyone's return home after a day at work ... Two dead people and one dead dog - all shot inside your house, and a bomb threat message written on the wall.

The eventual explanation may turn out to be mundane, but the opening scene is weird as hell ...
A man returning home from work found a woman's body in his house. Police found another body and a bomb threat

A gated community in Simi Valley, California, was evacuated Thursday after two people and a dog were found dead in a house and a bomb threat was discovered written on a wall, police say.

Police were called to the house around 6:45 p.m. after a man returning home from work found a woman and a lot of blood in his residence, Simi Valley Police spokesman Steve Shorts told CNN.

The woman was determined to be deceased when fire officials arrived, Shorts said. A man and a dog were then found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in the home. It is not clear if there is a relationship between the resident and the two people found dead.

Officials responding to the scene also found script writings on the wall indicating that there was a bomb in the residence.
The house was evacuated, along with 47 residents in the surrounding area, Shorts said.

No bomb was found, he said. The investigation is ongoing.
SOURCE: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/08/us/simi-valley-bomb-threat-woman-dead/index.html
 
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I was reading on a forum I used to visit a while back.

Two of the members were embroiled in a discussion and one mentioned that he only carried out a certain process around Christmas so he didn't need to do it in winter.

His opponent responded ' Since when did Christmas not fall in winter ?'

'Since I moved to Australia' was the reply.
 
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