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Gotta love....."News of the Weird"

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A thread devoted to those completely unlikely (yet true) things...that happen in this place we call reality:


" In June, the Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia (home of 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers), along with the country's civil aviation authority, jointly announced scholarships for Saudi men and women for bachelor's and graduate-school study in the United States in such fields as "air traffic control," "flight safety" and "other majors related to the airline transport industry." [Arab News, 6-20-06]"



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Karma? Yea, it exists:
From MSNBC Weird News:
What Goes Around, Comes Around: Colin Watson, 63, one of Britain's most notorious illegal collectors of rare bird eggs (having been convicted six times and having had nearly his entire collection confiscated by the government), fell to his death in May from a tree he had climbed in south Yorkshire to check out a nest. [The Guardian (London), 5-27-06]
 

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LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of Britons are being urged to attend what is being branded as Europe's first "Masturbate-a-thon," a leading British reproductive healthcare charity said Friday.
 

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The "indecent" CBS drama "Without a Trace" for which the Federal Communications Commission is proposing a $3.3 million fine of the network and affiliates was apparently complained about by only two (at most) actual viewers of the estimated 8.2 million who watched it that December 2004 night, according to FCC records that CBS cited in a June filing to the commission. Those two (and 4,209 complaints from people who apparently only heard about the show) did not start arriving at the FCC until 12 days afterward, which coincidentally was the day that a family watchdog organization began alerting its members about the show. The same CBS program had aired in 2003, with no complaints. [Reuters, 6-14-06; MediaWeek.com, 6-13-06]
 

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Originally posted by tecoyah:
A thread devoted to those completely unlikely (yet true) things...that happen in this place we call reality:


" In June, the Ministry of Higher Education of Saudi Arabia (home of 15 of the 19 Sept. 11 hijackers), along with the country's civil aviation authority, jointly announced scholarships for Saudi men and women for bachelor's and graduate-school study in the United States in such fields as "air traffic control," "flight safety" and "other majors related to the airline transport industry." [Arab News, 6-20-06]"



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Only in Saudi America. Ya gotta love it.
 

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Here I sit, broken hearted:
Woman Gets Stuck on Toilet, Suffers Burns
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COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (Aug. 3) - A woman who became stuck to a toilet seat in a shopping mall restroom was treated at a local hospital after paramedics used fingernail polish remover to free her, officials said.


The 53-year-old Council Bluffs woman suffered burns to her skin in the incident, which happened Wednesday, officials with the Fire Department said.


Investigators said they believe someone placed a cement compound on the toilet seat in the restroom at the Mall of the Bluffs.


Investigators say they are treating the case as an assault and vandalism.


The woman, who wasn't identified, told KETV in Omaha, Neb., that the burns are painful and that the incident was one of the most embarrassing moments in her life.
 

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Get the He11 outa my bedroom....


"LINDSTROM, Minn. - LaRae Lundeen Fjellman could lose her state license as a massage therapist for having sexual relations with her husband.


Her husband, Kirk Fjellman, is a former client. He saw her professionally from October 2000 to May 2002, and the two say they started dating in July 2002. But when they consumated the relationship a few months later, they ran afoul of a Minnesota law that bans massage therapists from having sexual relations with former clients for two years.

"There's no harm, no victim," Kirk Fjellman said. "What's this about?"

The case is before a judge and could be decided this month, with LaRae Fjellman facing a fine and possibly loss of her license. The outcome could have implications for the private lives of an array of alternative health care providers."


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060807/ap_on_fe_st/masseuse_s_mess_2
 

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ngdawg said:
Here I sit, broken hearted:
Woman Gets Stuck on Toilet, Suffers Burns
AP
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (Aug. 3) - A woman who became stuck to a toilet seat in a shopping mall restroom was treated at a local hospital after paramedics used fingernail polish remover to free her, officials said.


The 53-year-old Council Bluffs woman suffered burns to her skin in the incident, which happened Wednesday, officials with the Fire Department said.


Investigators said they believe someone placed a cement compound on the toilet seat in the restroom at the Mall of the Bluffs.


Investigators say they are treating the case as an assault and vandalism.


The woman, who wasn't identified, told KETV in Omaha, Neb., that the burns are painful and that the incident was one of the most embarrassing moments in her life.

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What kind of a person would sit on a toilet, let alone not look at the seat first. Always hover! Didn't this happen to some guy in a home depot and then he sued them? I thought I heard that before.
 

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"The District of Calamity: The District of Columbia government's payroll for 2005, reported by the Washington Times in July, included 1,268 employees paid over $100,000 a year (including 43 over $150,000 a year). The figures for Baltimore (with a slightly larger population) were 55 and two, respectively, and Chicago, with five times the population of D.C., still had fewer employees in both categories. In fact, even though the D.C. workforce has shrunk by 2,000 workers since 2002, the annual payroll has increased by $180 million. [Washington Times, 7-16-06]"

"Recent Notable Headlines

(1) "$5 Million Awarded to Couple for Loss of Vagina" (a May report on Chicago's WMAQ-TV Web site about a hysterectomy gone bad, leading to "scar tissue and foreshortening" of the vagina). (2) "Officers Honored for Finding Man's Penis" (a story on the Kansas City Star's Crime Scene KC weblog about departmental recognition for seven police officers who searched a field and a yard looking for a man's severed, discarded penis, and then rushed it to a hospital to be reattached). [WMAQ-TV (Chicago), 5-26-06] [KansasCity.com (Kansas City Star), 6-21-06] "
 

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Okay, I'll revive this thread.....take that.

Police in Groningen, Netherlands, announced that a 40-year-old man whom they had previously counseled had once again resumed his compulsion to rummage through garbage seeking discarded tampons (and leaving notes for the discarders) (July).

ewwww......
 
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