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  1. Jul 10, 2016 #1

    Evo

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    I'm always finding weird things in the news and thought it might be fun if we all shared odd stories we came across. Please feel free to post odd, funny or unusual stories in this thread.

    Turns out that Zoobyshoe beat me in posting about this in another thread, so he will officially be known as the starter of this thread. :smile:

    Here's one where a man appears to have a painting that is not painted by a famous author, but is suing the famous author for saying it's not his and a judge is actually letting it go to court even though the famous author has proof it wasn't painted by him. (only in the US).

    Artist sued for $5M over painting he insists he didn’t paint

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    http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/artist-sued-for-5m-over-painting-he-insists-he-didnt-paint/
     
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    Even though I beat you in posting about the artist in Random Thoughts, I'll play your little game. Here's some weird news:

    http://nypost.com/2016/07/10/inmates-break-out-of-jail-cell-to-save-guard/
     
  4. Jul 10, 2016 #3

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  5. Jul 11, 2016 #4
    In the local news in my area there's a report of couple of dogs who were damaging cars for months.
    Several owners of cars reported someone damaged them and tore tires. After looking at recordings from cameras, police saw it was done by a couple of dogs. The bigger dark one bit and scratched the parked cars for no apparent reason, while smaller white dog was watching out for humans who could catch them.
    This behaviour lasted for a few months. The police and public tried to catch them, but were not successful for a long time. Finally, the black one was caught and put into shelter. Soon after that, the white one came voluntarily and let himself be caught, too.
    Both dogs are peaceful and show no signs of aggression to humans.
    The newspaper is looking for someone to adopt them both because they have strong bonds with each other.
     
  6. Jul 11, 2016 #5

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    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/01/gemma-wale-woman-jailed-loud-sex_n_7484020.html

    You just don't go on a Virgin aircraft and do that sort of thing.
     
  7. Jul 11, 2016 #6

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    July 10, 2016
    "A caller reported that a man, who had come inside a local convenience store, was suffering from a stab wound he received earlier while walking and playing Pokémon Go on his phone. Officers responded to the store, where the 22-year-old man had come in to buy chips and beer, as well as find a Pokémon. The man was able to give a description of his attacker, who allegedly stabbed the victim as they passed each other near 19th Avenue and Filbert Street. The victim refused medical treatment and continued his Pokémon hunt. The incident is under investigation." [ref]
     
  8. Jul 12, 2016 #7

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    Former Fox News analyst who said he was CIA agent gets 33 months in prison
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-former-fox-news-analyst-prison-20160715-story.html

    Some cable expert analysts aren't experts. They just play them on cable TV news shows. :rolleyes:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/enter...bc-cable-experts-repeat25-20141225-story.html
     
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    OmCheeto

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  18. Jul 24, 2016 #17

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    It appears to be a rocket launch, whatever it is I'm pretty sure its one of ours. cool video.
     
  19. Jul 24, 2016 #18

    Jonathan Scott

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    It looks like a distant rocket launch where either the sun isn't far below the horizon or there's a lot of moonlight, and the exhaust includes water or something similar which gives a vapour (or ice) trail. As the booster rises, the air pressure decreases and the trail becomes wider.

    Edit: Looking at the clip again, the sky seems lighter towards the horizon on the right, which would suggest that the light comes from the sun just below the horizon.

    Of course the date and time of the clip would make it easy to identify the launch. I think most of the recent night-time ones have been SpaceX.

    Do you remember the missile test off the California coast last year? Scared a lot of people in LA and around there.
     
  20. Jul 24, 2016 #19
    Yeah, it looks almost identical to the trident missile that they launched here, unannounced, and which scared the crap outa me.
     
  21. Jul 24, 2016 #20

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    yes, a sorta common visual occurrence
    there's a number of videos on youtube over the last few years of similar trails from rocket launches
     
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