Things That Make You Go... WTF?

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Gwyneth Paltrow's foofoo apparently smells of "geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed", and you can share the joy by buying her latest product:

Yes, it's a genuine product, and only costs $75 for a whiff of celeb clacker.

maximus "Biting tongue until it bleeds" otter
This doesn't make scents!
 

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"vagina candle" means something else in the pandercracker household.

Also, I misread it as ambrette swede.
 

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Gwyneth Paltrow's foofoo apparently smells of "geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed", and you can share the joy by buying her latest product:

Yes, it's a genuine product, and only costs $75 for a whiff of celeb clacker.

maximus "Biting tongue until it bleeds" otter
No thanks but thanks anyway.
 

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I love roller-coasters, but I hate gravity-drop rides.

I'd have to seriously think about whether to go that or not.
It's the whole 'what if' factor, what if the rails don't connect correctly one day .. mechanical fault .. maintenance engineer with a hangover one day ..
 

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I'd go WTF on this roller coaster in Taiwan .. NSFW, swearing

There is no amount of money you could pay me to get on that thing!

Years ago Mr Zebra and I went to Disneyland Paris, first time we'd been to a theme park, we tried Space Mountain... dunno how I survived that one. We think of it as "we've done that, we've tried it, no need to do it again". I can barely handle the ruddy teacups thing.


It's the whole 'what if' factor, what if the rails don't connect correctly one day .. mechanical fault .. maintenance engineer with a hangover one day ..
Yes, that's certainly a big part of it. And just the... I don't know, out of control feeling, I think?
 

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It's the whole 'what if' factor, what if the rails don't connect correctly one day .. mechanical fault .. maintenance engineer with a hangover one day ..
There are fascinating videos on YouTube about the Alton Towers accident of a few years ago. There'd been a minor problem that held held the ride up so the operators laid on an extra train to help reduce the queue WITHOUT TELLING THE ENGINEERS.

So when the problem was sorted and a test train was sent through it collided with one full of passengers.
 

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There are fascinating videos on YouTube about the Alton Towers accident of a few years ago. There'd been a minor problem that held held the ride up so the operators laid on an extra train to help reduce the queue WITHOUT TELLING THE ENGINEERS.

So when the problem was sorted and a test train was sent through it collided with one full of passengers.
Have you got a link to that please?
 

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Now that's what I call drunk!

A driver who was reported as being in cardiac arrest after falling from the cab of his lorry was actually over the drink drive limit, police have said.

Warwickshire Police said it was called after the man ended up lying in lane one of the M6 northbound at junction two, Coventry, on Saturday night. The motorway was closed and an ambulance was called, police said. The man was later arrested. In a post on Facebook, the Operational Policing Unit said it "beggars belief".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-51082515
 

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I'd go WTF on this roller coaster in Taiwan
It's scary just to watch it on the sofa! To be fair, a lot of the paying customers wimp out of the full impact of the experience by shutting their eyes or averting them from the drop. I did that myself, when I was once persuaded to go on a ride that visited Manchester - one of those where a horizontal spinning-doughnut is raised until it becomes vertical! I saw nothing of it but felt like a lucky cat emerging from a spin-dryer. :hungo:
 

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Now that's what I call drunk!

A driver who was reported as being in cardiac arrest after falling from the cab of his lorry was actually over the drink drive limit, police have said.

Warwickshire Police said it was called after the man ended up lying in lane one of the M6 northbound at junction two, Coventry, on Saturday night. The motorway was closed and an ambulance was called, police said. The man was later arrested. In a post on Facebook, the Operational Policing Unit said it "beggars belief".

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-51082515
What an idiot. He's lucky he wasn't squashed.
 

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Ooo i went on one of those and loved it, i ran round and got on again, the donut one, not that horror that Swifty showed us, i would not trust that at all, i tended to go on things high in my yoof, even tho i hate heights, i do not do it anymore
 

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Ooo i went on one of those and loved it, i ran round and got on again, the donut one, not that horror that Swifty showed us, i would not trust that at all, i tended to go on things high in my yoof, even tho i hate heights, i do not do it anymore
I popped my roller coaster cherry at Alton Towers .. I was terrified of the idea of them until my best mate talked me into going on the Black Hole. The park was quiet that day for some reason so we went on it about 5 times, straight off the ride and back onto the ride. The Corkscrew was cool as well but my favourite was The Cobra at Drayton Manor .. a few of us went on it after dropping acid a few years later.
 

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I stay away from those type of rides but I went on a Coxwains course for a free fall lifeboat >
Youtube Video > Schat Harding Freefall Lifeboat
We had to do it 16 times and I never got used to it.
The few seconds of silence while going through the air are quite unnerving and I found it impossible to keep my eyes open.
 

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I stay away from those type of rides but I went on a Coxwains course for a free fall lifeboat >
Youtube Video > Schat Harding Freefall Lifeboat
We had to do it 16 times and I never got used to it.
The few seconds of silence while going through the air are quite unnerving and I found it impossible to keep my eyes open.
Did you Schat yourself?
 

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You can now, apparently, buy a scented candle that smells like Gwyneth Paltrow's vagina!?!

Pussy galore? I would say that words fail me but I can never resist a cheap gag... More seriously, it makes me think that the human race doesn't deserve to survive. Hey ho. I'll drink my Australian riesling, watch The Thing From Another World and try not to think of Ms Paltrow's pussy...

https://www.theguardian.com/fashion...ing-a-candle-that-smells-like-her-vagina-goop
 
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