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13 August 2011 @ 12:44 pm
Internet Scrapings, Offbeat News and Other Bizarre Oddities  

Cracked.com: 8 WTF Aircraft Designs That Actually Caught Air.

Lifeboat crew rescue horse swimming half a mile off Kent coast.

Headline of the day.

Malaysia's only openly gay pastor is urging homosexuals in the mainly Muslim country to "keep coming out" to help battlehomophobia, as he gets set to tie the knot with his American partner.

Mysterious notebook fuels Ohio drilling feud - A memo coaching buyers of oil & gas drilling leases to use deceptive tactics on unsuspecting landowners has provoked a state investigation & debate in rural Ohio, the latest frontier in America’s quest for new energy.

These Guys Will Stop You From Killing Your Boss: Inside the growing business of protecting the superrich from the pitchforks and torches.

Neo-Nazis tricked by T-shirt that changed message after it was washed.

"The t-shirts originally read “hardcore rebels” and sported a skull and nationalist flags. However, once the garment had been washed, the shirt revealed a new message that offered to help far-right extremists break away from the neo-Nazi scene. The message reads: “If your t-shirt can do it, you can do it too — we’ll help you get away from right-wing extremism.”"

‘Anonymous’ threatens to ‘kill’ Facebook.

Squatters on the skyline.

"The “Tower of David,” a 45-story uncompleted skyscraper located in downtown Caracas, Venezuela, is one of Latin America’s tallest skyscrapers. It is also home to more than 2,500 squatters."

Forget TopGear: our entire media is biased against renewables.

8 Years In Prison for a Harmless Prank? Handcuffed for Doodling? The Increasing Criminalization of Students.

World's first cybernetic athlete to compete against un-augmented peers in South Africa.

Inmate commits suicide despite being on suicide watch at the time.

Shark found dead in woods.

Turkish Imam's wife finds out he's been sleeping around, Bobbits him in a jealous rage.

Authorities in Iran arrested 17 boys and girls who took part in a water pistol fight at a seaside park. They could face charges of publicly committing “haram” – a forbidden act – after they splashed water on each other.

Journalists Kicked out of ALEC Conference, Threatened With Arrest: At the Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, only corporate media are allowed, it seems.

Big Pharma Testing Drugs on India’s Poor: Pharmaceutical companies are exploiting the country’s vast number of illiterate and poor people who are willing to become guinea pigs.

How many days can you be held by cops without a charge?

A man doused himself with a bucket of liquid human waste and hid in a portable toilet after plowing his Jeep into a carport at a Longview riverfront condominium Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Italian mourner killed by lightning while scattering brother's ashes.

A man who police say had "a history of lying in the road" was killed when he was hit by a pickup.

An Indian farmer and father of two had a hysterectomy after doctors discovered a "full female reproductive system" in his lower abdomen.

U.N. report: Niger Delta oil spills will take 30 years, $1 billion to clean up.

A religious court official in Indonesia has blamed social networking site Facebook for a rise in teenage pregnancies and under-age marriages, a report said Thursday.

Man with breast cancer can't get medicaid coverage because he's a man.

In late July, a mystery investor or hedge fund made a nearly $1 Billion bet that the US would lose their AAA+ credit rating, that investor now stands to make a return of 1000%.

Mystery company that gave Mitt Romney a $1 million donation dissolves only months after it was formed, leaving few clues.

NYPD officers owe $1 million for unpaid parking tickets.

Two guys in a boat think they find cocaine: one brother snorts it; goes insane and dies.

Elderly Woman Dies From Heat After A/C Stolen.

Obama Turns 50 Despite Republican Opposition.

Massachusetts study finds that one in four gay high schoolers is homeless.

Scientist not satisfied with the amount of assholes in the world, creates more.

Police to man: Stop wearing that bunny suit.

A gift from Congress.

Man allegedly urinates on 11-year-old girl during flight.

Some website called "MySpace" went down, internet doesn't notice.

Cow leaps three foot fence and squashes car.

Teens Stretch Plastic Wrap Across Highway.

Inside Angola: Faith-Based Slavery in a Louisiana Prison.
"The country's largest maximum security prison features a private golf course, an evangelical Christian warden, and has been compared to a slave plantation."

New Zealand man 'decapitated' by home-made hovercraft.

Police: Aurora officers heading to funeral were drunk in police car.

Man sacked from art gallery job for washing himself with his own urine for what he says are therapeutic reasons... although they had no problem with him doing it for 23 years.

The mystery of the ghost BMW dealership, with everything kept intact and perfectly preserved for almost a decade.

Florida woman lost three fingers early Sunday when she tried to wake up her boyfriend with fireworks. Surprisingly, alcohol was involved.

Just a video of a cat cuddling with an iguana.

The Internet is dying Dept.:

British PM suggests quelling riots by disconnecting social media.
"In a move that calls to mind the start of the most serious unrest in nations across the Middle East over the last year, David Cameron, Britain's prime minister, told Parliament Thursday that authorities may shut down social media websites like Facebook and Twitter, in hopes that it would return calm to their streets."

Also, actual headline: How much are Twitter and BlackBerry to blame for British riots?

UK teen arrested for sending BBM text, social media crackdown gains steam.

BART, a rail transit provider in the United States, disabled mobile phone services to prevent a planned protest on Thursday, attracting criticism and unflattering comparisons to crackdowns on dissent in the Middle East.

Porn, Privacy, and BitTorrent: the case of a legally blind man accused of illegally downloading adult flicks.

How the new ‘Protecting Children’ bill puts you at risk: “The bill is mislabeled,” said Rep. John Conyers, “.. is not protecting children from Internet pornography. It’s creating a database for everybody in this country for a lot of other purposes.”

Bahrain protests to Qatar over al-Jazeera film: Doha-based news channel under fire over documentary showing how Facebook was used to target pro-democracy activists.

Germany challenges Facebook on facial recognition, citing EU privacy laws.
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My lack of responsibility is entirely your fault: You shall know me by the comics I readdisorderata on August 13th, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
Of course! Find a package of something floating in the sea, assume what is most probable, and snort it.