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Post by Nereus » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:23 am

915 coins found inside sick turtle

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... ick-turtle

Veterinarians laboured for seven hours to remove 915 coins weighing five kilogrammes from a sea turtle suffering chronic stomach ache.

“It is hard to imagine how it swallowed such a large number of coins. I've never seen such a case before," said Pasakorn Brikshavana, of Chulalongkorn University's faculty of veterinary science.

They spent seven hours helping "Om Sin", half of the time scooping out the coins -- both local and foreign -- from its stomach.

The surgeons did not expect the surgery on the unfortunate ailing turtle to take so long - until faced with the huge coin cache in its stomach, which required a bigger cut than they originally planned.

Last month, Om Sin, Thai for piggy bank, was sent to the faculty from the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre of the Royal Thai Navy in Sattahip district in Chonburi last month after it barely swam. A CT scan at the university shocked vets when they saw the mound of coins.

It was one of the 26 turtles relocated to the centre from a pond in Sri Racha district in Chon Buri after the town municipality planned to renovate the place.

The turtle will be under the care of the faculty for one week before being sent back to the centre for full rehabilitation.

According to Thai belief, throwing coins into a turtle pond would stop bad luck.
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Post by Nereus » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:12 pm

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Defence lawyer’s pants burst into flames during closing argument

https://thewest.com.au/news/offbeat/def ... b88410426z

A Miami defense lawyer’s pants burst into flames Wednesday afternoon as he began his closing arguments in front of a jury — in an arson case.

Stephen Gutierrez, who was arguing that his client’s car spontaneously combusted and was not intentionally set on fire, had been fiddling in his pocket as he was about to address jurors when smoke began billowing out his right pocket, witnesses told the Miami Herald.

He rushed out of the Miami courtroom, leaving spectators stunned. After jurors were ushered out, Gutierrez returned unharmed, with a singed pocket, and insisted it wasn’t a staged defense demonstration gone wrong, observers said.

Instead, Gutierrez blamed a faulty battery in an e-cigarette, witnesses told the Herald.
“It was surreal,”one observer said.

Repeated calls to Gutierrez’s cellphone went unanswered. Miami-Dade police and prosecutors are now investigating the episode. Officers seized several frayed e-cigarette batteries as evidence.

“A lot of people could have been hurt,”another observer in court told the Herald.

Gutierrez was representing Claudy Charles, 48, who is accused of intentionally setting his car on fire in South Miami-Dade. He had just started his closing arguments when the fire broke out. Jurors convicted Charles anyway of second-degree arson.
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Post by Big Boy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:21 am

I've just seen this video of the Cape Town Cycle Tour - incredible. The event was quickly cancelled by organizers.

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Post by PeteC » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:59 am

Yes, It's been on the BBC and CNN news this morning as well.
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Post by Big Boy » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:08 am

LOL, I have a friend in the UK who often complains it is too windy to ride his bike, and Mrs BB claimed to have been blown off her bike once. Until now, I've considered it BS, but maybe they were right :D
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Twerking on a coffin

Post by lindosfan1 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:28 am

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... neral.html

This is some weird funeral in South America
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Post by lindosfan1 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:52 pm

The daily mail seems to specialise in weird news, this on is a naked woman running round Bangkok.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... s-hot.html
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Post by hhfarang » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:35 pm

Nereus wrote:
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:23 am
915 coins found inside sick turtle

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general ... ick-turtle

Veterinarians laboured for seven hours to remove 915 coins weighing five kilogrammes from a sea turtle suffering chronic stomach ache.

“It is hard to imagine how it swallowed such a large number of coins. I've never seen such a case before," said Pasakorn Brikshavana, of Chulalongkorn University's faculty of veterinary science.

They spent seven hours helping "Om Sin", half of the time scooping out the coins -- both local and foreign -- from its stomach.

The surgeons did not expect the surgery on the unfortunate ailing turtle to take so long - until faced with the huge coin cache in its stomach, which required a bigger cut than they originally planned.

Last month, Om Sin, Thai for piggy bank, was sent to the faculty from the Sea Turtle Conservation Centre of the Royal Thai Navy in Sattahip district in Chonburi last month after it barely swam. A CT scan at the university shocked vets when they saw the mound of coins.

It was one of the 26 turtles relocated to the centre from a pond in Sri Racha district in Chon Buri after the town municipality planned to renovate the place.

The turtle will be under the care of the faculty for one week before being sent back to the centre for full rehabilitation.

According to Thai belief, throwing coins into a turtle pond would stop bad luck.
"Thailand's coin-eating turtle dies of intestinal blockage"

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Post by Nereus » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:18 pm

Amazing new breed of Alpaca discovered in Thailand:
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http://www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/wh ... chu-picchu

A variety of exotic creatures from Peru will be flown in for the "We're From Machu Picchu" fair at Seacon Square, Srinakarin Road, from tomorrow to April 2.

Accompanying the llamas will be other species of Peru's wildlife, including the alpaca, whose feathers are used to make garments and apparel. :shock:
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Post by Nereus » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:23 pm

Horrified Indonesian villagers find their mate inside a python

https://thewest.com.au/news/world/horri ... b88430707z

Jakarta A missing farmer has been found dead inside the stomach of a seven-metre long python in Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province.

Residents in Karossa district caught the snake on Monday while they were looking for Akbar, who had failed to return home after leaving to harvest palm oil in a nearby plantation the previous day, the Straits Times reported.

When they cut the python open, the found the fully-clothed body of Akbar, 25, in its belly.

Graphic vision of the incident - which we have elected not to show - surfaced on YouTube and social media this week (if you’re feeling especially strong of stomach, you can watch it here).

“People had heard cries from the palm grove the night before Akbar was found in the snake’s stomach,” village secretary Salubiro Junaidi told the newspaper.

“When the snake was captured, the boots Akbar was wearing were clearly visible in the stomach of the snake.

“Resident cut open the belly of the snake and Akbar was lifeless.”
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Post by PeteC » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:40 pm

^ That is the stuff nightmares are made of. :shock:
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Post by Big Boy » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:05 pm

Has anybody else viewed the gruesome YouTube video? :shock:

Presented that way to let people decide whether they want to view it.
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Post by hhfarang » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:00 pm

"New York Firm Unveils Plan to Hang Skyscraper From Asteroid

A New York architecture firm is taking experimental design out of this world with a plan to hang a skyscraper from an asteroid that would roam between the northern and southern hemispheres.

The Analemma Tower, which Cloud Architecture Office is calling the “world’s tallest building ever,” would hang from the sky, suspended by air cables attached to an asteroid.

It would travel a figure-eight route over the Earth’s surface, slowing its orbit over New York City, and returning to the same point every 24 hours, according to the company’s initial design plans.
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Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

Post by PeteC » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:47 am

How do people manage to do things like this? :?

Dutch student flies to Sydney, Nova Scotia by accident

"A Dutch student learned the hard way that some deals are too good to be true when he landed in Sydney, Canada instead of Sydney, Australia."......

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39459471
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Post by arcadianagain » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:29 pm

prcscct wrote:
Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:47 am
How do people manage to do things like this? :?

Dutch student flies to Sydney, Nova Scotia by accident

"A Dutch student learned the hard way that some deals are too good to be true when he landed in Sydney, Canada instead of Sydney, Australia."......

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39459471

I`ve heard of people landing in Dakar when they really wanted to be in Dhaka

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