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    Thing that make you go hmmmmm........

    I have heard the lament after the divorce "what can i say I married a snake??" but this is going a bit far.
    Charmed woman marries cobra in India
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    snake

    kinda makes you wonder what they will name the kids

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    He came to the right place ...

    HAYWARD, Calif. - A motorist who sped through a cemetery in an apparent road-rage pursuit of a car that cut him off died Sunday after crashing into a mausoleum, police said. The man's classic Corvette skidded out of control on a turn in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward and crashed in front of mourners watching a nearby burial, police Lt. Gary Branson said. . . .

    That's about the half of it, but there are two more paragraphs here:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13139663/

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    But the question is, will she get spousal benefits for the cobra?

    Woman: "My husband needs to see a doctor. Is he covered under my insurance?"

    HMO: "What type of doctor does he need to see?"

    Woman: "A Veterinarian."

    HMO: "Unfortunately, your policy only covers euthanasia at the Vet's office."

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    Ugly dead critter here - but what WAS it?


    A creature that was found dead after apparently being hit by a car in Turner, Maine, on Saturday. For years, residents across Androscoggin County have reported seeing and hearing a mysterious animal with chilling monstrous cries and eyes that glow in the night. Now, residents are wondering if the animal found dead over the weekend may be the mysterious creature.

    Wildlife officials and animal control officers declined to go to Turner to examine the remains. By Tuesday, the carcass had been picked clean by vultures and there was not much left of the dead animal. Loren Coleman, a Portland author and cryptozoologist, said it's unlikely that the animal was anybody's pet.

    After reviewing photos of the carcass, Coleman said he was bothered by the animal's ears and snout. It reminded him of a case years ago in northern Maine in which an animal shot by a hunter could not be identified. In the end, wildlife officials got a DNA analysis that showed the animal was a rare wolf-dog hybrid, he said.

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    It's a Manbearpig!



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    Speaking of cross-breeds...recently, a hunter shot a polar bear on Banks Island, in the Canadian high arctic. When a game warden saw the bear, he thought it looked like a grizzly bear, although it was white. DNa analysis revealed it to be the only cross-bred grizzly/polar hybrid ever known, and it is believed Banks Island is the only place where the two species actually share the same enviroment. Whats really astonishing though, is the Department of Fish and Game were going to charge the hunter for shooting the extrmemly rare beast: they said he shouldn't have shot unless he was sure it was a polar bear, which he had a permit to shoot. "OK, lets see, a bear...yes, its big, its all white...wait! maybe I should make sure its not the world's first polar/grizzly cross before shooting!"
    In the end, reason prevailed, and he got to keep the bear. He is wealthy today, since the one-of- a-kind skin is worth a fortune to museums or collectors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake View Post
    It's a Manbearpig!



    This is so funny. Thanks for making me laugh! I needed that. (I'm a big southpark fan)

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    Heliogabalus

    Does this make you go hmmmmm... ?

    Just the image of a statuette that caught my eye - an image I retrieved by chance, when I was searching for something else. It's a 16-inch high figure, sculpted in hydrostone (1976) and called Heliogabalus, after an ancient Roman emperor who may have been one of the "freer spirits" ever to hold that office.

    If this thread can have a ManBearPig, why not an image of a pagan bull turning the customary table and sacrificing a human? At least, that's how I interpreted it ...

    Credit: http://giannottistudios.com/s_pic15.html


    A seemingly conservative "media" blitz worthy of today's Karl Rove helps transform ancient Rome from a floundering republic into a burgeoning world empire in Political Correctness 101.
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    Man sets sights on eye-popping record
    Updated: 11:09 a.m. PT Sept 18, 2006
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Claudio Paulo Pinto is looking to break an eye-popping record. Literally. Pinto can pop his eyeballs out of their sockets at least 7 millimeters (0.3 inches), a national record for eye-popping according to RankBrasil, an organization modeled after the Guinness Book of World Records that lists Brazilian records ... Pinto's ability is called "globe luxation" and doctors say that it can strain blood vessels and nerves between the eyes and the head and feels unpleasant but usually doesn't cause lasting damage ...

    But he's got more than four more millimeters to go ...

    Warning: The photo is somewhat startling, just in case you are particularly sensitive or prone to nightmares. I have not viewed the video clip.

    For the complete MSNBC report with photo and video clip:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14893703/



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    A couple of very recent reports have crossed the desk here at RinselNews ...

    In what police consider an incident of domestic abuse, James is accused of setting the fire that left Scales, 45, with second- and third-degree burns covering 40 percent of her body, primarily from her head to her waist. She is in critical condition in the burn unit at Washington Hospital Center ... Initially charged by police with assault with intent to kill in the Saturday morning incident, James, 48, appeared yesterday in D.C. Superior Court and was charged with arson after prosecutors reviewed the evidence against him.

    Just arson? Anybody want to throw out that flag the NFL coaches use and "challenge the ruling on the field" ..? I can't say that I've ever personally been in the forefront of any particular women's rights movement, but that seemed a bit much, even to me ... then I uncovered a second story:

    Cynthia Covington of Fulton County has been charged with arson and aggravated assault after she doused her boyfriend's [censored] with gasoline and lit them ... The unfortunate boyfriend, Bobby Thompson, was asleep at the time of the attack. He was taken to the hospital, where he is reported to be in stable condition. Cynthia was also taken to hospital and is in critical condition after catching fire while lighting her boyfriend up [sic] ...

    At least they threw in an assault charge.


    Sources:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...121901649.html
    http://www.shortnews.com/shownews.cf...TOKEN=28189435



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    Better than the original?


    At least they won't accuse him of not listening.


    How much is that mannequin in the window?

    Maybe life in prison for Michigan man who has a thing for store models

    Jan 2, 2007
    FERNDALE, Mich. - A man who has a history of smashing windows to indulge his fetish for female mannequins could draw a stiff sentence for his latest arrest.

    Ronald A. ..., 39, of Detroit faces up to life in prison if convicted of a charge of attempted breaking and entering at a cleaning supply company in the Detroit suburb of Ferndale. The potential life sentence is because prosecutors charged him as a habitual offender. Authorities say he has at least six convictions for breaking and entering and a stint in state prison over the last 13 years.

    Ferndale District Judge Joseph Longo ordered ... to stand trial following a preliminary examination on Thursday, The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak reported. The judge ordered him jailed unless he posts a $15,000 bond.

    ... was arrested Oct. 9 after police say he smashed a window at a cleaning supply company to get at a female mannequin dressed in a black and white French maid's uniform. He had been out of prison for less than a week.

    ... was also arrested in Ferndale in July 2000 and later convicted for breaking and entering at a women's clothing shop to get at a mannequin in a pink dress with bobbed hair. Ferndale police also arrested ... in 1993 after finding him in an alley behind a woman's store with three lingerie-clad mannequins. He also has similar convictions in Detroit and suburban Oak Park.

    The defendant's name has been withheld to protect the innocent (store mannequins).

    Story: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16442277/
    Photo: http://chuanfa.en.alibaba.com/offerd...annequins.html




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    "Man befriends wounded croc"

    http://video.msn.com/v/us/fv/msnbc/f...&f=00&fg=email

    After a brief commercial, the "croc" video (from the Today Show) starts playing automatically.




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    Quote Originally Posted by rinselberg View Post
    Man sets sights on eye-popping record
    Updated: 11:09 a.m. PT Sept 18, 2006
    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Claudio Paulo Pinto is looking to break an eye-popping record. Literally. Pinto can pop his eyeballs out of their sockets at least 7 millimeters (0.3 inches), a national record for eye-popping according to RankBrasil, an organization modeled after the Guinness Book of World Records that lists Brazilian records ... Pinto's ability is called "globe luxation" and doctors say that it can strain blood vessels and nerves between the eyes and the head and feels unpleasant but usually doesn't cause lasting damage ...

    But he's got more than four more millimeters to go ...

    Warning: The photo is somewhat startling, just in case you are particularly sensitive or prone to nightmares. I have not viewed the video clip.

    For the complete MSNBC report with photo and video clip:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14893703/



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    I have seen the video of the woman that actually holds the record. Creepy:
    http://www.flatrock.org.nz/topics/an...ye_popping.htm
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    SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. - A 62-year-old grandmother who prosecutors said ran drugs to support her bingo habit has been sentenced to three years in prison and a $150,000 fine.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16843377/

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    A New Jersey school board banned surreptitious tape-recording in classrooms after a teacher was caught telling non-Christian kids they belonged in hell. The teacher also said that evolution wasn't scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. A student says he recorded some of the comments because he feared nobody would believe the teacher had made them. Classmates later objected that their voices were on the recordings and were being broadcast without their consent. Board's responses: 1) Unspecified "corrective action" against the teacher. 2) Training all teachers in separation of church from state. 2) No recording in classrooms without the teacher's consent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rinselberg View Post

    A creature that was found dead after apparently being hit by a car in Turner, Maine, on Saturday. For years, residents across Androscoggin County have reported seeing and hearing a mysterious animal with chilling monstrous cries and eyes that glow in the night. Now, residents are wondering if the animal found dead over the weekend may be the mysterious creature.

    Wildlife officials and animal control officers declined to go to Turner to examine the remains. By Tuesday, the carcass had been picked clean by vultures and there was not much left of the dead animal. Loren Coleman, a Portland author and cryptozoologist, said it's unlikely that the animal was anybody's pet.

    After reviewing photos of the carcass, Coleman said he was bothered by the animal's ears and snout. It reminded him of a case years ago in northern Maine in which an animal shot by a hunter could not be identified. In the end, wildlife officials got a DNA analysis that showed the animal was a rare wolf-dog hybrid, he said.

    For the complete MSNBC report:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14383883/

    Update: After DNA tests - it's a dog!
    Somehow though, the pictures don't quite look the same. Some of the ones look to have been Photoshopped.
    http://www.cryptomundo.com/cryptozoo...mutantverdict/
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    This crossed my desk too late for today's "Real Men of Genius" ...

    If you think Donald Rumsfeld was out of touch with reality during his tenure as Secretary of Defense, wait until you read the latest from former Canadian Defense Minister Paul Hellyer.

    Hellyer's solution to global warming: Radically new propulsion and energy technologies. Developed by extra-terrestrials who have been visiting us from time to time - at places like Roswell. He's calling for "governments" to disclose the UFO secrets that they have been hiding from the public for decades. And he just blurted all this out to the Ottawa Citizen ...

    OK, he's 83 - and his posting to the Canadian Defense Ministry was in the 1960s. But this isn't the first time that he's gone the "tin-foil hat" route about space aliens and UFOs. He's been making a habit of it - going all the way back to 1967, when he inaugurated a "UFO Landing Pad" in St. Paul, Alberta. Back then, he was campaigning against the weaponization of space - by humans, not space aliens.

    Credit: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,256229,00.html


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    Nothing to see here, move along folks, move along.



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    Gun? There was a gun?

    :bbg:

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    What? Somebody said gun? Ain't no gun round here. We ain't got no stinking guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fezz View Post
    What? Somebody said gun? Ain't no gun round here. We ain't got no stinking guns.

    And we don't need no stinkin' BADGERS!

    Anyone know that movie?
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    "Amway calling ..."

    Has your bar of Ivory soap been ex-communicated ..?

    Associated Press
    CINCINNATI - Procter & Gamble Co. has won a jury award of $19.25 million in a civil lawsuit filed against four former Amway distributors accused of spreading false rumors linking P&G to Satanism to advance their own business.

    The U.S. District Court jury in Salt Lake City on Friday found in favor of the Cincinnati-based consumer products company in a lawsuit filed by P&G in 1995. It was one of several lawsuits that P&G filed over rumors alleging a link between the P&G logo and Satanism.

    Procter & Gamble alleged that Amway Corp. distributors revived those rumors in 1995, using a voice mail system to tell thousands of customers that part of P&G's profits went to satanic cults ...

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17702748/




    Rumors began circulating as early as 1981 that Procter & Gamble’s logo — a bearded, crescent "man in the moon" looking over a field of 13 stars — was a symbol of Satanism. Credit: MSNBC.

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