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21 August 2008 @ 02:44 am
Internet scrapings, offbeat news and other oddities for tonight  

Nigerian advises against having 86 wives like he did.
Uh, thanks for the heads up. Bonus: He's a Muslim preacher who credits God for giving him the strength to control them. Oh also, some of his wives are younger than some of his children. Speaking of which, none of them actually work including himself, and he claims God provides the food required to feed and support this massive family - although the article also says his kids beg on the streets for money. LULWUT


Cops drive 4,100 miles from Kentucky to California and back to arrest the wrong man, buy souvenirs on the way, finally realize they got the wrong man upon their return home. The guy they arrested then gave them free haircuts before the cops put him on a plane back. Okay: wat

German police confiscate the world's fastest office chair. It had a lawnmower engine and brakes and was spotted being tested on the streets.

Micropenis defense: The lawyers defending a doctor accused of flashing an undercover cop argue that he could not have actually flashed anyone because his junk is way too small to be plainly visible. Bonus: one of the lawyers' names is Dick.

How to un-Google yourself.

Why you shouldn't grow your weed right on your driveway.

Also, this is why you shouldn't have a fart-lighting contest next to cans of gasoline. Quote from responding fireman: "I think he may have won."

Woman decides to fight shotgun-armed, 6'5", 215-pound convenience store thief... and wins. She actually broke his shotgun during the fight.



Discovery of two-mouthed fish in Alberta fuels oil-sands pollution fears.
This hot on the heels of another Alberta woman who can literally set her tapwater on fire (with pic proof of water spouting a tall blue flame).
 
 
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co_techieco_techie on August 21st, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
The last one happened at Ft. Lauderdale beach, about 15 miles from here. All the kite surfers were trying to get out of the water at that point, they were already on their way to safety at the time this accident happened. Even the paramedics on location said it was a completely freaky thing the way it happened. Now, should they have been out and about near the ocean? Probably not. But is the story as retarded as they're making it out to be in the media? Definitely not. Better story here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-flbsurfer0820sbaug20,0,1776663.story
_53_53 on August 21st, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
Ah, okay. Thanks for clearing that up. Yeah, I hate when they spin stuff like that unnecessarily - I like my news stories NATURALLY stupid and facepalming, without outside help :/ There's a lot of stuff I don't post for that reason: it's just WTF because it's been depicted that way.

Like the other day my friends were bitching about a kid (i.e. 17 or 18 year old) that crashed his Kawasaki superbike or something on the highway, about how stupid the parents were for getting him a bike he obviously couldn't handle... and then added that the accident wasn't actually his fault. Then I was like, but then it doesn't matter if he was a kid / spoilt rich kid / or whatever. For all we know he could have been a fantastic driver comparable to a motorcyclist of any age, since the crash was actually someone else's fault. But they couldn't see my point. Argh.