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New Weird News Thread
« on: July 28, 2017, 06:35:02 pm »
I closed the old "Weird" thread because it was getting old & it was time for a fresh start.

Here was the old one, in case anyone wants to see what we once considered weird:
http://nauvoo.site/forum/index.php?topic=247.0

If you had just bought a $288,000 vehicle an hour ago, how would you handle it on the way home? Would you be eager to put it through its paces & see what it was capable of, or would you be extra cautious? If you chose something specialized like a turbo-charged high performance car, a 4wd vehicle, a vintage car, or a car with (for Americans) a complex manual transmission or (for non-Americans) automatic transmission, by any chance would you have asked the dealer for special instructions or practice time in a safe area before going out on the street?

I don't know what this new owner did, but something went awfully wrong. :(

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/ferrari-430-scuderia-destroyed-1-hour-after-purchase/ar-AAoYz0p?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018, 05:04:09 am by Curelom »
 

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Re: New Weird News Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 03:09:21 pm »
Another "what if." What if you had a medical emergency, & it would cost over $50,000, & you couldn't afford it but knew about it far enough ahead to raise the money? (yeah, I know ::) ). If you were in San Francisco - no problem, but not for obvious reasons. It has nothing to do with health insurance, but the fact that San Francisco is in the throes of a car burglary epidemic (49% increase in the past year) with 5-6 dozen each day (just those reported to police).

http://m.sfgate.com/crime/article/San-Francisco-identity-theft-medical-procedure-12306769.php

If this whole story sounds fishy to you, I'm not surprised. Some commenters on the reader forum are leery too.

« Last Edit: October 26, 2017, 03:37:47 pm by Curelom »
 

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Re: New Weird News Thread
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2017, 06:40:17 pm »
You don't have to read this one if you don't want to. It almost sounds like clickbait, like the stories of record-setting long fingernails or cats with eight toes on one foot. But have you ever wondered what can happen to all the hair that comes off people's heads as they wait for trains, & keeps accumulating on the tracks of your electric light rail system? Me neither. But someone has.   ::)

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/dc-metro-human-hair-fires-how-clean-is-bart-12377894.php
 

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Re: New Weird News Thread
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2017, 10:15:48 pm »
I read about that a week ago or something like that. I found it interesting and not really all that surprising when you think about it.
 

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Re: New Weird News Thread
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2017, 01:08:50 am »
O_o
 

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Re: New Weird News Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2018, 10:05:36 am »
Good grief don't you know what happens when you start building brains in laboratories! Has science gone too far?!? *dramatic music sting*

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-we-grow-human-brains-outside-our-bodies-madeline-lancaster

 

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Re: New Weird News Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2018, 03:04:31 am »
I don't even know what to say about this, so I will just post it. ::)

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/laundry-pod-challenge-eating-teenage-sensation-12492333.php
 

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Re: New Weird News Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2018, 02:18:00 am »
I hope no one ate any laundry pods today.

Now this story is worth laughing about, because someone committed a theft & they are going to get a huge surprise. And no one is going to get blown up or otherwise have grave bodily harm done to them. But it would be a hoot to see their reaction when they open their prize! :D

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Mail-package-theft-live-cockroaches-Marina-12605859.php#photo-14905004
 
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Re: New Weird News Thread
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2018, 05:38:13 pm »
Now this is bizarre. This poor guy was a musical genius & was certain he would be accepted to a first-rate school to study with a renowned professor who only takes two students a year. He got a letter of rejection, went on with his life, but then .

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Clarinetist-discovers-his-ex-girlfriend-faked-a-12997070.php
 

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Re: New Weird News Thread
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2018, 01:19:39 pm »
 

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Re: New Weird News Thread
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2018, 08:57:59 pm »
Yeah I have thought about that bright and it is so astonishing that she could possibly think this was okay. I still find it hard to believe that this is a true story! It is so astonishing that somebody could feel that completely entitled!
 

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Re: New Weird News Thread
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2018, 11:16:02 pm »
I saw another version of this story that included screen shots of most of her Facebook rant (there was at least one screen worth of text missing) There are so many red flags in that story that I find it very hard to believe.
 

 


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