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Police use story of climbers stuck on Scafell Pike to attack cannabis users

scafell pike stoned rescue

 

Four walkers from Manchester got stuck on England’s highest mountain last weekend because they were too goofed to walk back down, says the Guardian. Stoned on the Scafell Pike’s 3,210-foot “peak”, the men summoned help. Cumbria Police went on Twitter to lament:

 

 

 

But that’s not quite true. Only one of the men had smoked weed, but all had been drinking. Richard Warren, of Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team, never mentioned police involvement when he told the North West Evening Mail: “As a group, they were emotionally feeling very concerned. Half of them had waterproofs. They were totally unprepared for what they had got themselves into. When one of them got unwell because of the substance they had taken, it added further worry.” The paper notes: “It is understood the men had been drinking and one of them had taken cannabis.”

 

 

 

But writing on Facebook, a police spokesperson doesn’t mention the booze:

“Persons phoning Cumbria Police because they are stuck on a mountain, after taking cannabis. Now having to deploy M’tain Rescue, Air support and Ambulance to rescue them. Words fail us…..”

A helicopter was not deployed. But one was placed on standby. Esquire reports:

Police worked with the Wasdale mountain rescue team to help bring the men down to safety at 9.45pm, with police adding in a second post on their Facebook page: “Persons rescued by MRT, after becoming incapable of walking off mountain due to cannabis use. MRT volunteers putting themselves at risk to prevent harm.”

Were police called?

Someone using the Twitter name “Samuel Coleridge” says he was one of the rescued men. He tells ITV:

“At the time of making the call we were panicking, cold, wet and hungry and knew if it went dark it was going to be hard getting down.

“I can’t remember exactly how the emergency call went, but I did tell them it was only one of the four of us who had collapsed and was out cold and that we had been drinking and that he had smoked some cannabis.

“My biggest concern now is that our names could be leaked, as we’re all working individuals and I wouldn’t want to risk that. Also most of our families have put two and two together which has caused plenty of headaches…

“There wasn’t a huge costly rescue operation launched as reported by the police. They made out a helicopter, police officers and ambulances were used, but there were none. The only truth was mountain rescue were alerted and we met them near Boot not on the mountain.

“Of course we are sorry for taking up the time of the mountain rescue team. We carried him down as far as we could and only called as a last resort. We fully appreciated their help and support, because we mentioned cannabis on the emergency call the whole situation was blown way out of proportion.”

But if you pick the facts to present it as a police operation mopping up after doped dopes so much the better…

Posted: 26th, September 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Jesus gets his cross stuck in the ceiling (video)

jesus christ cross accident

In which Jesus is out-foxed by a false ceiling:

Posted: 26th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


A ‘very disgusting bodily fluid’ was found in soap dispensers

I once worked a biscuit factory. After an hour in the job, I swore never to eat that brand of biscuit again. Whenever I now see someone eating one, I wince and can’t look away. But maybe the taste of ‘personal extras’ are what keep the punters coming back?

Doubtless someone using the toilets at Detroit Metro Airport smelt their palms after washing them in ‘soap’ and thought “nice”. The rest of us are left wandering what the authorities mean by an “unusual substance” discovered in the toilets’ soap dispensers. It’s a “very disgusting… bodily fluid” they say. Which one?

We don’t know. But to be on the safe side all soap dispensers at Detroit airpot have been replaced, and we’d advise against washing your hands and to be on the look out for anyone sexually aroused by anything with a pump action. And that includes the NRA.

Spotter: Click on Detroit

Posted: 25th, September 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


Instant karma for window-smashing hooligan (warning: graphic)

\Not too sure that’s how karma worked. But still, ouch!

Posted: 25th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Monkey hipster has a shave (video)

 

Spotter: YouTube

Posted: 24th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Ekaterina Lisina has the wold’s longest legs

“So excited when I got this title,” says former jockey basketball player Ekaterina Lisina, 29. The Russian is the woman with the world’s longest Legs – 52 inches long (each!).

“What is good about having the World’s Longest Legs?” she asks in a question that turns out not to be forlorn but rhetorical. “First of all, longs legs is really, really beautiful. That’s my opinion. The second thing is that it’s very prestigious. I can walk much faster than other people and I think a lot of men really like long legs.”

Walking faster than average and being pursued by men. Make the connection. She’s living the dream.

 

 

Spotter: Guinness

 

 

Posted: 21st, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Did you spot the huge penis in a Netflix children’s cartoon? Here it is

Did you spot the huge penis in a Netflix children's cartoon

 

For those of you who missed it, this is the huge penis drawing that featured on a Netflix show Maya the BeeThe Mirror hears from the parent who spotted it and noted her displeasure on Facebook.

“I know that something like this should not be in a kid’s show whatever,” she says in a Facebook vifeo. “I’m extremely disgusted by it…there should be no reason why my kids should have to see something like this.”

Good-oh. Although they can see it on Facebook now, too, and in the national Press and here. But good spot, mum. But you need to go some to beat this knob watcher:

 


 

Posted: 20th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comments (2)


Sex doll rentals to supplement your rubber insulated love life


sex doll rentals

 

Hard luck on Chinese men who enjoy rubber insulated sex with a rubber insulated partner. The sex doll rental service is no more.

“We prepared ten dolls for the trial operation,” a company spokesperson said via email, adding that they received very positive feedback from users. “But it’s really hard in China,” the firm wrote, saying there had been a lot of controversy with the police over the issue.

 

It’s a supplement linked to a 12 volt battery pack:

 

 

Meanwhile…in the fire sale:

 

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Posted: 19th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


High waist double jeans are this year’s world’s worst fashion

double-denim jeans

 

Double denim be gone! We’ve got double jeans! For a mere $695, you can buy these Natasha Zinko High Waist Double Jeans.

Layered waistbands give these wide-leg Natasha Zinko jeans a modern high-low profile. Contrast side stripes. 7 pockets. Button closure and zip fly at each waist panel. Raw hem.

 

double jeans

 

Useful for carrying children in.

Posted: 16th, September 2017 | In: Fashion, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


‘Artist’s Shit’ tinned on May 1931 goes for millions of dollars

Piero-Manzoni-poo 1961

 

In 1961 Piero Manzoni sorted his turds into 30 gram piles and placed each serving into one of 90 cans, which he then sealed and signed. And tins of “Merda d’Artista” are changing hands for loads money.

Oddity Central has more:

In 2007, the Tate art gallery in London, bought one of Manzoni’s 90 cans for £22,350 ($30,000), and while that may seem like a lot for what is literally just canned crap, they actually got a great deal. In 2007, another can of “Merda d’Artista” was auctioned off in Milan, for a whopping £81,000 ($108,000). Crazy, right? Not really, just another good deal, because Manzoni’s cans of poop are currently worth around $300,000 apiece. Last year, someone bought can no. 54 for £182,500 ($242,000).

Sound investment or something for Paul Calf?

 

 

Spotter: BB

Posted: 16th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Venezuela should breed pigeons and leave rabbits alone

Crisis in Venezuela. A Mis-managed economy has created poverty from riches.

Venezuela’s government has urged citizens to see rabbits as more than “cute pets” as it defended a plan to breed and eat them – even as the opposition says this would do nothing to end chronic food shortages.

The questions must be: what do you feed the rabbits; and how do you cook them?

 

rabbits venezuela

 

President Nicolás Maduro went on telly to tell the people that “for animal protein, which is such an important issue, a ‘rabbit plan’ has been approved because rabbits also breed like rabbits”.

As we’ve noted, its not rabbits you need, it’s pigeons, feral ones. In Exeter, England, vagrants are catching the vermin for food. It turn out that when you kill a feral pigeon, more replace it. As  Trafford Council notes:

…for most pigeon problems, lethal methods are totally ineffective. They simply reduce competition for food and shelter, and the remaining birds increase their breeding rates to compensate. Although there is an immediate decrease, numbers soon recover, resulting in an endless cycle of killing and re-population.

And eating, too.

And there’s another problem with rabbits: they are adorable. Mr Freddy Bernal, the country’s minister of urban agriculture, says that lots of rabbits were given to communities to breed for food.  “A lot of people gave names to the rabbits, they took them to bed,” says Mr Bernal.

And lots more can go wrong when you rear rabbit. “Rabbits were introduced to Australia as part of a broad attempt by early colonists to make Australia as much like Europe as they possibly could,” says Greg Mutze, research officer at the Department of Water, Land and Biodiversity Conservation in South Australia. “It was hoped that they would flourish so that the owners could hunt them.” By the 1920s, Australia’s rabbit population had reached to 10 billion.

And, boy, do they eat a lot.

Forget rabbits. Go for pigeons.

Posted: 15th, September 2017 | In: News, Politicians, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


From Real Madrid to Liverpool: Marco Asensio’s pimple and the steady emasculation of footballers

Real Madrid began their Champions League title defence with a routine win over APOEL. And they did it without Marco Asensio, 21, who has a pimple on his leg. Asensio’s manager Zinedine Zidane told media: “[Marco has] a pimple… which stopped him pulling up his socks.”

Asensio’s pimple, says local Madrid press, is a result of his shaving his legs.

Marco Asensio missing a match because a pimple got infected whilst shaving his legs might well be the most modern football story ever. We only hope it doesn’t get worse for Asensio when his teammates find out:

 

asensio pimple nivea

 

Footballers live on a diet of creams, depilated, patent skin and self-tanning unguents. Liverpool FC’s players don’t take two bottles into the shower, most likely preferring to take about ten into the almond milk bath before air drying in a wind of imported Fiji Breeze and enrobing their skin and hair in liquidised baby foreskins.

 

 

But it’s not just footballers. Man is falling in that most hairy-knuckled of spots: rugby. Gone are the days when the best you could hope for in a rugby union changing room was a bar of coal tar soap and a turd in your kit bag. Now you are more likely to find a range of hair and skin care products.

 

nivea real madrid leinster

 

O tempora, o mores!

Posted: 14th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Sports, Strange But True | Comment


Tick used illustrate dangers of fatal disease escapes at press conference

To Japan’s Miyazaki Prefectural Government, where the local experts have called a press conference. The aim is to alert everyone to the threat of thrombocytopenia syndrome, a potentially fatal disease carried by ticks. It;s not all tell because the experts have brought along a parasitic tick. If you see one to these critter, be alarmed. And then it escaped.

The Japan Times has more:

“We should have been more careful about safety management as the prefecture is in a position to alert its people,” Miyazaki Gov. Shunji Kono said at a regular news conference Tuesday…

The officials and reporters looked for the missing tick in vain. The officials sprayed insecticide in the room and disinfected the room that night, they said.

No need. One of the politicos can just lie on the floor and wait. The tick will shot itself soon enough.

 

Posted: 13th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


9/11 from Space

On September 11, 2001, astronaut Frank Culbertson saw the destruction of New York City's Twin Towers from the International Space Station. He wrote: "It's horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from such a fantastic vantage point. The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft dedicated to improving life on the earth and watching life being destroyed by such willful, terrible acts is jolting to the psyche, no matter who you are."

 

On September 11, 2001, astronaut Frank Culbertson saw the destruction of New York City’s Twin Towers from the International Space Station. He wrote: “It’s horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from such a fantastic vantage point. The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft dedicated to improving life on the earth and watching life being destroyed by such wilful, terrible acts is jolting to the psyche, no matter who you are.”

 

Posted: 11th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, Technology | Comment


Gun heroes vow to shoot Hurricane Irma clean out of the sky

Ply board and corrugated iron won’t stop Hurricane Irma. But guns might. The terrifying and immense Hurricane Irma is heading to Florida. Over six millions Americans have been told to pack up and leave. But Ryon Edwards, 22, is staying. And he’s going to end the storm by shooting it out of the sky.

 

hurricane irma guns

 

Ryon’s Facebook event page has 46,000 repondents who say they might well join him in shooting at the wind.  “A combination of stress and boredom made me start the event,” Ryon tells the BBC. “The response is a complete and total surprise to me. I never envisioned this event becoming some kind of crazy idea larger than myself. It has become something a little out of my control.”

Take care, though, shooters. Aim wrong and the the bullet might not come back and kill you.

The better ideas might be to do as one man told Sky News. When asked what his plan to survive the Hurricane was, he replied: “Well, I got a big Chinese takeaway and some beers in the fridge.”

Give up, Irma. We have you surrounded.

Posted: 10th, September 2017 | In: Key Posts, News, Strange But True | Comment


‘Lottters will be shot’: Hurricane fighters vow to shoot Irma

hurricane iman looters lotters

 

Spotter: Too Soon

Posted: 10th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Charity trekker discovers Mount Kilimanjaro is no longer in Wales

Mount Kilimanjaro is not in Wales. Never has been. But Nikki Barnett didn’t know that when she signed up for a charity hike to the summit. “I just thought it was a mountain,” Barnett is quoted in the Metro, which gives her age as 51, one year younger than she is the Sun said. “I’m not being funny, but I’ve always struggled with the pronunciation of names in Wales, so I thought that’s where it was. It was a shock when we found out where it really was.”

In the Coventry Telegraph, which first published the story three days ago, Nicki (51!), says she’s doing the climb for the hospice that cared for her late sister.

You can back them both here. I’ve done a trek for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Raising the money can be very tough. A little bit can go a long way.

 

Posted: 8th, September 2017 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment


High winds: Weatherman farts on live TV

 

What’s the forecast, Mr Weatherman. Wind. High wind.

And thanks to the people who made this video – the people who record the weather and play it back.

 

 

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Samsung Fridge broadcasts streaming sex videos

Porn is ubiquitous. You can even get it on your fridge. A Samsung Family Hub at Home Depot was set to browse PornHub videos.

Samsung’s expensive fridge can do all sort of things: “With a connected touchscreen, the Family Hub lets you plan meals, coordinate family schedules and even entertain, helping you organize your home and live better every day.” You can “connect the whole family: Share calendars, photos, notes and more between your refrigerator and your family’s smartphones,
so you can touch base anytime, anywhere.”

All that on your fridge. And where lettuce and tech leads, porn very soon follows.

 

Home Depot porn fridge samsung

 

Glenn Fleishman has more:

What Samsung may not have thought of is how to advise people setting up the Family Hub in a shared area. In which many unrelated people pass through. At different times of the day. Without anyone else being there.

My friend, who dealt with the clean-up, says that it might have been construction workers or other folks who were responsible, but somebody — somebody! — drew dicks all over virtual sticky notes across all the swipe-through screens. This was discovered when the organization’s head toured a visitor through the office, and wanted to show off a streaming feature on the Samsung fridge. My friend writes:

dicks
swipes
dicks.
swipes
dicks

The head finally gets past the dicks, brings up the browser, and it starts streaming high-definition porn from a Web site.

 

Home Depot porn fridge samsung

 

Now wash your hands in that built-in water dispenser.

Spotter: Esquire

Posted: 6th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


Wanted man captured with surprising speed

When Eric Judkins, 42, failed to return to his halfway house Monday night, the word went out. Have you seen the wanted man? Had he melted into the crowds?

 

Eric Judkins tattoo mug shot

Any distinguishing features?

 

Posted: 4th, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


Let it Be: a wonderfully ridiculous slice of must see Norwegian TV

In 2010, Norwegian TV show Gylne Tider, aka Gyldne Tider (trans: Golden Times) produced this stupendous video.

The show featured presenter by Øyvind Mund, cameraman Steinar Marthinsen and sound engineer Ingar Thorsen travelling to meet their childhood heroes. Having journey through Scandinavia asking ‘Didn’t you used to be..?’, the third series focused on international stars, such as: Linda Evans, Pamela Sue Martin, Lorenzo Lamas, Sabrina, Samantha Fox, Mark Hamill, Bo Derek, Al Corley, Bruce Boxleitner, Richard Chamberlain, Glenn Medeiros, The Bangles, Duane Loken, Mel Smith and Peter Shilton. For the 2010 series someone thought it a sound idea to get a load of familiar faces sing and have them sing The Beatles’ Let it Be.

Look out for: Pamela Anderson, Mickey Rourke, Jason Alexander, Glenn Close, Ricki Lake, Roger Moore, Daryl Hannah, John Nettles and more…

 

Posted: 3rd, September 2017 | In: Celebrities, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Epic photo: man on jet ski rescues woman from her Texas home

Floods in Texas. No worries. As Brendan O’Neill writes: “For real, a man on a jet ski rescued a grandmother from her flooded home in Texas.”

 

jetski Texas

Posted: 2nd, September 2017 | In: Strange But True | Comment


TV new anchor didn’t change her shirt before broadcast

On the Bangalore local TV, news anchor  Kannada is wearing a terrific T-shirt.

shut the fuck up t-shirt

 

 

Spotter: Petty86

Posted: 27th, August 2017 | In: Fashion, Strange But True, TV & Radio | Comment


Trucker has tattoo of himself driving his own body

trucker tattoo

 

Trucker Kenny Ollerenshaw got a tattoo of himself driving his own body. You can get one from Richard Batey of Immortal Art Studio.

Spotter: Design Taxi

Posted: 26th, August 2017 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment


For sale: jar of soil touched by the eclipse

eclipse soil

 

Did the eclipse touch your home and garden? If it did, you could be rich. Your patch of ground touched by the celestial wonder is worth a load of money:

This is a Jar of soil from the area of greatest duration of the eclipse in Carbondale Illinois. This dirt seen total darkness as the moon traveled in front of the sun (2 minutes and 40 seconds). Plant your special seeds in this dirt and let the magic begin. Ok seriously, it’s just dirt, but it is everything I said it is. Hey, if nothing else help a guy out I need new tires for my wife’s car 😉 Seriously, I mean it!!!

Tyres cost $1,029. Dig deep!

Posted: 25th, August 2017 | In: Money, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment