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Butt of Jesus Christ provides 250 years old time capsule:
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/letters-found-butt-jesus-statue-time-capsule-spain-spd/
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Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients' livers during transplant ops:
https://nypost.com/2017/12/13/sick-surgeon-etched-his-initials-into-patients-livers/

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Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients' livers during transplant ops:
https://nypost.com/2017/12/13/sick-surgeon-etched-his-initials-into-patients-livers/

Isn't this one for the Moron thread?

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While in France the flooding is getting ever more severe, some places in The Netherlands are also having trouble; notably the Watermuseum in Arnhem. Their slogan is "Touched by water."

https://nos.nl/artikel/2214200-waterove ... rnhem.html

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Surgeon admits marking his initials on patients' livers during transplant ops:
https://nypost.com/2017/12/13/sick-surgeon-etched-his-initials-into-patients-livers/


Reminds me of a short-story I was working on in which a dentist -over the span of many years, decades even- leaves microscopic messages on the teeth of a patient whom he sends to various other specialists to view these tiny etchings and the dates and initials next to them.All under the disguise of an acutal "dental proceedure". One big tet-a-tet. One time they play tic-tac-toe and other times they just write puns and jokes to one another; sometimes which can only be seen with infralight devices. All while escaping the suspicion of the patient. Because they have a bet riding on the outcome of who will quit first, neither dental specialist wants to forfeit to the other. It began as a simple prank but then spiraled out of control.

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Lol, there is a similar story happening in the movie a serious man by the Coen-brothers: A jewish dentist discovers engravings of hebrew letters in the teeth of a goy (non jewish person).

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For those of you with well-lined pockets: there's a very interesting renaissance painting for sale at Tefaf.
This portrait of Jesus was painted over in the 1800s. The initially dreary painting of a brown man in a brown robe on a brown background, turned out to be an almost modern painting of a naked savior with flashy pastel background.

https://www.volkskrant.nl/beeldende-kun ... ~a4578720/

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Turned up yesterday at little town/ village, called Daylesford with the wife to meet my parents for lunch- even drove the Hillman there (about 50km) and low and behold all the streets were closed off so had to park away from main street. Throught something was up (we were early) when we went into a Cafe and were served by a 6ft4 guy in stillettos and a dress - local Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Daylesford
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/rea...e42e488f33da16

We had no idea this was on luckily it had just finished when we got there for lunch with parents which was was nice but good god those lesbians were as ugly as sin- not that the guys in dresses were any better
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Turned up yesterday at little town/ village, called Daylesford with the wife to meet my parents for lunch- even drove the Hillman there (about 50km) and low and behold all the streets were closed off so had to park away from main street. Throught something was up (we were early) when we went into a Cafe and were served by a 6ft4 guy in stillettos and a dress - local Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Daylesford
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/rea...e42e488f33da16

We had no idea this was on luckily it had just finished when we got there for lunch with parents which was was nice but good god those lesbians were as ugly as sin- not that the guys in dresses were any better
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Hillman, that's got to be about 30 miles Eddie..... :lol:

What model?

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What model?

Has to be a Minx!

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
Eddie RUKidding wrote:
Turned up yesterday at little town/ village, called Daylesford with the wife to meet my parents for lunch- even drove the Hillman there (about 50km) and low and behold all the streets were closed off so had to park away from main street. Throught something was up (we were early) when we went into a Cafe and were served by a 6ft4 guy in stillettos and a dress - local Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Daylesford
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/rea...e42e488f33da16

We had no idea this was on luckily it had just finished when we got there for lunch with parents which was was nice but good god those lesbians were as ugly as sin- not that the guys in dresses were any better
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Hillman, that's got to be about 30 miles Eddie..... :lol:

What model?


Yeah, 30 miles to Daylesford and its not a Minx lol a 1969 Hunter safari wagon like the one in the pics below but fawn
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:28 am 
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Eddie RUKidding wrote:
Gray_Ghost wrote:
Eddie RUKidding wrote:
Turned up yesterday at little town/ village, called Daylesford with the wife to meet my parents for lunch- even drove the Hillman there (about 50km) and low and behold all the streets were closed off so had to park away from main street. Throught something was up (we were early) when we went into a Cafe and were served by a 6ft4 guy in stillettos and a dress - local Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Daylesford
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/rea...e42e488f33da16

We had no idea this was on luckily it had just finished when we got there for lunch with parents which was was nice but good god those lesbians were as ugly as sin- not that the guys in dresses were any better
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Hillman, that's got to be about 30 miles Eddie..... :lol:

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Yeah, 30 miles to Daylesford and its not a Minx lol a 1969 Hunter safari wagon like the one in the pics below but fawn
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Cool, I've brushed up against a few Hillman Hunters over the years.....The first was an old white 67-68 wagon with a weird three on the tree plus overdrive arrangement that I could never get spare parts for. I did a good 50 to 60,000 slooooow miles in that old thing. Eventually, when it was completely worn out, I filled it with rubbish and abandoned it, with the engine running at the local landfill :lol: Suddenly, and without warning I inherited a late 70's multi coloured sedan that an unknown number of fools with tools had performed extensive modifications on and to, which had made the thing dangerously fast (for those days) and due to the chopped suspension, a little vague and twitchy in the steering which made for many many exciting journeys. The novelty of the car trying to kill me when I least expected it soon wore off and I donated it to a friend to enter in a demolition derby, it met a fiery end, I took pictures.....The last and final Hunter was an immaculate gold 78ish GT which had never been put away wet. The one previous owner had purchased every accessory known to 1970's man and had polished and serviced the thing to within an inch of it's life. We did mega miles in that car, it hung around the family for well over a decade before the ubiquitous drunken nephew wrote it off in spectacular fashion. Naturally he came away without a scratch or memory of what had happened and was physically ill when I showed him what was left of the poor old GT a couple of days later. Truth be told, his unscathed escape was nothing short of miraculous, it was a good life lesson for the little punk, he lost his drivers license for a couple of years and had to go through another couple of years as a restricted (zero alcohol) driver, straightened him out that's for sure.....
I gave him the clock from that car for his 21st birthday, the clock and a hubcap were about all that was left of the old GT.

No more Hunters Eddie :( these days it's all Japanese, faulty air-bags and all.....

the motorbikes mostly British though :lol:

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Very cool

mine is stock never prepainted or nothin still got the original 1969 plates on it never out of rego. Had the ignition switch fail on it the other day - Lucas Lord of darkness but the old man is retired electrican who wired it up for me with a push button start - almost modern hey :mrgreen:

I'm in the local Melbourne Rootes car club and one joker has a GT done up as a replica London to Sydney car compelete with twin webers and roller rockers etc which does 200km/h- I don't go driving with him....... :smoke:


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Here's a masterclass in working around censorship:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/ ... ain-farina

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Man tries to save Jesus during Passion enacting:
https://youtu.be/HHjxEQ_z_ls?t=35s

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To honor that the city of Leeuwarden was named Cultural Capital of 2018, the province of Friesland spent 80,000 euros on a singing road: a road with stripes in the border so that you hear the Frisian anthem as you drive over it.

It was removed a few days later after noise complaints from the people in the neighborhood.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43725796

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Swedish mum renames son after tattoo typo:
https://www.thelocal.se/20180514/swedish-mom-renames-son-after-tattoo-typo

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Police saves unicorn Marina and sends her back home:
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Family from northern germany forgot their 11 years old daughters unicorn Marina in a Hotel in the middle of germany. After they returned back home they noticed that they had Marina forgotten. They asked the staff of the hotel for help but those people revealed as not very friendly and refused to send Marina back home. They were finally totally desperate and asked the police for help who finally picked Marina out of the hotel and sent her back home. Before they shoot the photo 8)
http://www.fr.de/rhein-main/alle-gemeinden/main-taunus-kreis/floersheim-polizei-holt-einhorn-marina-aus-hotel-a-1515580

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US beach's rare low tide phenomenon: The Neskowin Ghost Forest
Belinda Jackson·14:14, Jul 30 2018
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El Nino lashed the coastline in 1997-98 to reveal around 200 timeworn stumps of the forgotten forest.

With seawater lapping at their feet, the ethereal trees hold steadfast, survivors of powerful earthquakes that have pummelled the Pacific Northwest shores in the US for millennia.

The eerie forms of the Ghost Forest of Neskowin, 150 kilometres west of Portland, Oregon, are a drawcard for adventurers and nature lovers.

They gather here at low and super-low tides to witness the emergence of the remains of a forest of sitka spruce and cedar that has been carbon-dated to 2000 years old.
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Neskowin Ghost Forest is visible at low tide – a monthly occurrence – while keen nature lovers wait for super low tides, which occur around once a year, when humans can walk into the past.

Geologists estimate that an earthquake smashed Oregon's coastline around 1700, submerging the ancient forest that would remain hidden for more than three centuries. However, nature again redefined the Oregon shores during the storms of 1997-98, as El Nino lashed the coastline to reveal around 200 timeworn stumps of the forgotten forest.

Rising eerily from the ocean floor, the dead stumps are just a few metres high, a far cry from their glory days as live trees soaring up to 60 metres skyward. They are not alone: there are several ghost forests in the Pacific Northwest – just 300 kilometres north in Washington State, another ghost forest of cedars stands at Copalis River, west of Seattle.
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Up close to one of the ancient stumps.

Possibly one for the last-chance-to-see list, geologists warn that a similar earthquake is expected in the near future, when the ocean takes Neskowin's forest back into its underwater realm.

But for now, Neskowin's ghost forest is visible at low tide – a monthly occurrence – while keen nature lovers wait for super low tides, which occur around once a year, when humans can walk into the past.

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New home alarm: “Mi Carro”

In the town of Cella, Teruel, have devised a curious home alarm for all citizens from the Town Hall. This is sounding through the PA system the popular tune “Mi Carro” by Manolo Escobar, a popular song in Spain.

Recent thefts and scams that occurred in the town this summer had the people uneasy. Older people were the target of thieves and swindlers accessing their homes as gas and electricity workers, as well as some theft in the town streets. Most of these people didn’t have an alarm for the elderly, which is why the citizens decided to install an alarm that acts by PA, perceptible in the whole town.

According to the mayor, “when any neighbor detects the presence of suspected people or who have been robbed, they notify to the council and immediately sounds the melody”. In this way, citizens can put their belongings safe.

Alternatively they thinked also use the song “Que la detengan” by David Civera, another spanish hit, but eventually they selected “Mi Carro” by Manolo Escobar.

This idea is not new, for two years at two locations in Teruel use this original home alarm. From General Security recommend precautions and safety measures as isolated dwellings like Cella village, where most of the population is elderly.





“Mi Carro” by Manolo Escobar

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The story of a man who crossed the Alps... on a space hopper
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... experience

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Not news but definitely weird. And creepy.

Back in the day photography was new, it was not unheard of to make photographs of the recently deceased, but this recently published photo is an unusual case. Architect Charles Weber had been a widower for a few hours when he decided to have a wedding picture taken, with the corpse of his wife propped up on sticks.

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Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100,000

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/10/05/Rock-used-as-doorstop-revealed-to-be-meteorite-worth-100K/7341538711420/

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Suspension, with recommendation for expulsion, plus a year in prison and a $5,000 fine for playing Zombie video game.

Sean Small, 18, was playing “The Walking Dead: Our World” on his phone in the hallway at Scottsburg (Ind.) High School. That’s an “augmented virtual reality” game that uses real-life scenes through the phone’s camera, overlaid by generated zombies that the player has to “shoot” with the game controls. Only the player sees the game, but Small recorded a six-second video of the scene and posted it to Facebook. Uh oh: Small was punished by principal Ric Manns: suspension with recommendation for expulsion. That recommendation was upheld, and he’s out, but that wasn’t enough for Scott County prosecutors: they have filed criminal charges against him. It’s unclear what the charges are besides “intimidation,” but trial is scheduled for January, and Small faces up to a year in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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