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    Strange News

    Some news articles are not meant to have their own thread. And here’s one,……

    Zoo realises it has been trying to mate two male hyenas for four years

    A zoo in Japan has been forced to admit that it tried to mate two male hyenas for four years, after mistakenly thinking that one of them was female.


    Maruyama Zoo in Sapporo said it had been given the spotted hyenas, Kami and Kamutori, as a "male and female pair" as part of an exchange with a South Korean zoo in 2010.

    After the two animals struggled to reproduce, the zoo conducted a gender test under anaesthesia.

    The results confimed that Kami, the now five-year-old "female", was actually a male.

    A statement from the zoo said "the external genitalia of the male and female are similar", making identification of sex "very difficult".

    There are now plans to find an authentic female to breed with either Kami or Kamutori, it added.

    There are now plans to find an authentic female to breed with either Kami or Kamutori
    That would be a good idea. I am certain both males will be happy about the news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post

    It's not that bad, females of the species have a fake penis..

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    What does "trying to mate" actually mean?

    Playing romantic music, soft lighting, a hyena porno and a couple of bottles of cheap wine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    It's not that bad, females of the species have a fake penis..
    Cue one of Blue's homophobic rants as soon as he opens this thread.

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    Good thread title
    Strange / Queer news indeed

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    I'm sure the hyenas saw the funny side to it all.
    Probably laughed their asses off.

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    What's with this, not enough hyenas? Didn't know they were in short supply.

    Plenty of the two legged kind running around.

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    asshole

    A US Airways passenger thought it would be funny to claim that he was just in Africa and had Ebola, on Wednesday.

    So, this happened.


    Once we landed in Punta Cana we were told by the flight attendants that there was a situation and that a passenger may have been in Africa and had Ebola. She was certain it was a hoax but they did not take any chances and had a full hazmat crew board the plane and take the passenger off. It was later confirmed that the passenger was never in Africa and after 2hrs we were finally able to get off the plane.Jukin Media Verified (Original)

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    Spiders Force Family From of Upscale Missouri Home - ABC News


    A family was driven from their suburban St. Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.

    Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 home overlooking two golf holes at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring in October 2007 and soon afterward started seeing brown recluse spiders everywhere, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported . Once when showering, Susan Trost dodged a spider as it fell from the ceiling and washed down the drain.

    She told St. Louis television station KMOV-TV in 2012 the spiders "started bleeding out of the walls," and at least two pest control companies were unable to eradicate the infestation.

    The couple filed a claim in 2008 with their insurance company, State Farm, and a lawsuit against the home's previous owners for not disclosing the brown recluse problem.

    At a civil trial in St. Charles County in October 2011, University of Kansas biology professor Jamel Sandidge — considered one of the nation's leading brown recluse researchers — estimated there were between 4,500 and 6,000 spiders in the home. Making matters worse, he said, those calculations were made in the winter when the spiders are least active.

    The jury awarded the couple slightly more than $472,000, but the former owners declared bankruptcy, the insurance company still didn't pay anything and the couple moved out two years ago.

    The home, now owned by the Federal National Mortgage Association, was covered with nine tarps this week and workers filled it with a gas that permeated the walls to kill the spiders and their eggs.

    "There'll be nothing alive in there after this," said Tim McCarthy, president of the company hired to fix the problem once and for all.

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    ‘Selfie’ Video Will Destroy Your Faith In Humans As Girl Tries Too Hard For Perfect Pic

    A “selfie” video has broken loose of YouTube and made the front page of Reddit after an unidentified cellphone videographer captured a young woman trying way too hard to capture the perfect picture.

    The video — see below — runs about 75 seconds, and the entire time, the girl tries hard to capture an image of herself in a selfie for the ages.

    Over the course of that runtime, the videographer delivers a rather scathing narration.

    At the start of the selfie video, you see the girl posing in a number of stances while trying to hold her phone just right. After about 20 seconds, the shooter chimes in.

    “Seriously, this chick has been doing this for so long, I was able to grab my phone, take a couple of pictures, and now this video of ridiculousness.”

    At this point, the selfie taker moves the phone below her waist.

    “Oh my God, are you f***ing kidding me? She’s going to take one from down there of her a**.”

    It gets pretty rough from there. Clearly, the videographer is not a fan of the selfie. But don’t take our word for it. See for yourself. Warning: NSFW.


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    An aerial view of the 46th Barcolana Regatta in the Gulf of Trieste near northern Italy - shot in early morning light with a wide viewpoint as the sun reflects off the surface of the water at a low angle


    Over 1,800 participants gather in one of largest sailing races in the world - the event began in 1969 and takes place on the second Sunday in October


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    Dwarf stripper gets bride pregnant on her hen night

    A Spanish woman has been forced to confess to cheating on her husband-to-be on her hen night with a dwarf stripper after she gave birth to a baby with dwarfism.
    Her husband believed the baby was his and that it had been conceived during the honeymoon but his wife confessed to the infidelity after he repeatedly questioned doctors as to how the baby could have been born with dwarfism.

    Dwarf stripper gets bride pregnant on her hen night - Telegraph

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    That has dwarfed all other reports.

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    Talking parrot missing for 4 years found, now speaks Spanish


    When Nigel vanished four years ago, he spoke with a cultivated British accent.

    Little is known about where the African grey parrot went, what he did — or who he was with — in those missing years. But when he was reunited with his owner, Darren Chick, in Torrance last week, the British accent was gone and the bird was chattering in Spanish, often mentioning the name “Larry.”

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    Bizarre ‘alien’ sea creature caught off Singapore



    A fisherman in Singapore reeled in a mystery creature straight out of a science fiction movie.
    When Ong Han Boon spotted his line going up and down at his favorite fishing spot on the island of Sentosa, the 54-year-old had a feeling he was about to snag himself something special for lunch, Central European News reports.
    But when the sea dweller broke the surface, the fisherman was confused by the strange animal.
    “When I pulled it out of the water, I was completely flummoxed by what I was looking at,” he told a local radio station. “I’ve had quite a few odd things come out of the ocean, but I have never seen anything like this before in my life. It had all these arms waving around.”
    Twisting and curling its alien-like body, the creature looks like some sort of mutant starfish. Boon captured its bizarre and freakish movements in remarkable video, which he posted online in hopes that someone could identify the animal.
    “I’ve asked all my friends and none of them know and all my Internet searches have not turned up anything that looks like this,” he said.
    Even though our oceans cover a whopping 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, more than 95 percent of the underwater universe has yet to be explored, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    “So, if no one can’t identify it, then I guess I’m right,” Boon said. “It’s either an alien or I’ve discovered a new species of mutant sea creature, which would not surprise me with all the pollution they put in the water nowadays.”

    Bizarre ?alien? sea creature caught off Singapore | New York Post

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    Big news,……


    ORANGEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by a woman from Orangeville has been named the world’s tallest cow.

    Patty Hanson and Blosom the cow smiled for their official Guinness World Records photo shoot Monday. Hanson received an email in mid-August saying Blosom had been granted the honor.

    The owner says she sought the record after veterinarians and the cow’s foot trimmer constantly noted the 2,000-pound animal’s large size. At the end of May, family and friends began documenting Blosom’s mass through photos and videos. Her official measurements were taken by a vet from Orangeville Animal Health Service.

    Hanson says the record-breaking cow is the pride of her Orangeville farm. Hanson got Blosom when she was a calf and eventually decided to keep her as a pet.

    Blosom turned 13 in July.

    And one because Halloween is approaching


    World's Heaviest Pumpkin Tips the Scales at 2,096 Pounds

    MAINZ, Germany — A Swiss gardener has grown the world’s heaviest pumpkin — and it weighs almost as much as a small car. Beni Meier, 30, had to use a special vehicle to transport the fruit, which tipped the scales at 2,096.6 lbs. An official from the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth association was at the weighing, which broke a world record previously held by California couple Tim and Susan Mathison.

    "We were told that lots of watering and daily care was necessary,” said Maika Ziehl, a spokeswoman for the farm where the competition was held. The pumpkin will remain on display in Klaistow, Germany, until it is "slaughtered" on November 2. "We will probably make a good soup out of the pumpkin," added Ziehl, who said that its seeds would be in high demand and probably auctioned off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    My dogs have teeth and jaws that are a lot smaller than that and they can crunch through fairly large bones with ease. I cringe at the thought of the damage this hyena could with that set of chompers.

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    Couple Taken to Hospital Stuck Together After Ocean Sex Romp


    A couple's plan for an outdoor romp in the sea ended in agony when they became stuck together during sex.

    The Italian couple took advantage of a warm day and an isolated beach in the Marche region of Italy by going for a skinny dip in the sea, and embracing in a passionate clinch.

    But the passion soon became embarrassment and pain when they realised they were unable to pull away from one another.

    Italian newspaper Il Mattino reported that the man was "unable to extricate himself from the woman due to suction".

    A woman who was passing by on the beach came to the amorous couple's rescue.

    She handed them a towel to protect their modesty as they sheepishly scramble back on to the beach, still "as one" the newspaper reported.

    They were taken to a local hospital, where a doctor freed them by giving the woman an injection to dilate her uterus.

    Penis captivus is a rare occurrence in intercourse when the muscles in the vagina clamp down on the penis much more firmly than usual (a form of vaginismus), making it impossible for the penis to withdraw from the vagina.

    However, two papers published by 19th-century German gynaecologists, Scanzoni and Hildebrandt had dealt with cases of the condition. Scanzoni's patient was "a completely healthy young woman, married for six months".

    She and her husband had to abstain from sexual intercourse because her intense vaginal contractions were "most painful to him and…... did on several occasions end in a spasm…which sometimes lasted more than ten minutes and made it impossible for the couple to separate".

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    Female sky divers in Perris set world record | UTSanDiego.com


    PERRIS, Calif. — After four days of attempts, 117 female sky divers set the world record for the largest sequential jump Friday morning at an airfield in Perris.

    Women sky divers, hand-picked for the test from more than a dozen countries, were able to set the record on their first jump of the day at 11:20 a.m. Friday.

    A sequential jump is when sky divers link arms, legs or metal grips in an aerial formation, then quickly reshape their bodies into a second formation before splitting apart to open their chutes and land. The previous record was 106.

    “It was pretty amazing. They took their time and built it calm and smooth and they did it,” said Craig O’Brien, a sky-diving photographer who recorded the record jump for the website skydivingphotography.com.

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    County woman charged in revenge porn case

    WAYNESBORO – An Augusta County woman was charged with posting a nude picture of another woman on Facebook, police said.

    The Waynesboro Police Department said this is its first revenge porn charge after the law came into effect July 1 after being enacted by the Virginia General Assembly earlier this year, a release said.

    Rachel Lynn Craig, 28, who resides outside of Waynesboro, was charged with the Class 1 misdemeanor and was released from the police department Saturday.

    The new law makes it illegal for people to post nude images of others without permission to the Internet or making it accessible to others.

    Waynesboro Police Sgt. Brian Edwards said the 22-year-old Waynesboro victim reported to police that Craig, who is the ex-girlfriend of the her boyfriend, took a nude image that the victim sent to her boyfriend and posted it on Facebook.

    The victim told police she found out about the post after others saw it and told her about it, Edwards said.

    Craig admitted to police that she took the photo from her ex-boyfriend's phone and posted it.

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    Watch the world’s first real hoverboard in action


    The Hoverboard creates its lift through its four ‘hover engines’ which emit magnetic fields that push against each other so long as there is a non-ferromagnetic conductor as the surface underneath.

    Hendo say that the hoverboard is still in its early stages, and results so far look impressive, but there is – as always – a catch.

    Firstly, the board will cost buyers at least $10,000 (£6,000) and secondly, it only works on a metal surface – so don’t expect to be floating down the street any time soon.

    However, because of the type of surface the hoverboard requires, Hendo are also designing a skate park specifically for their boards and are offering donors the chance to have their name inscribed on the a piece of the surface.


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    Ah the same system as used by the Daleks and they couldn't go up stairs!

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    Dumped woman spends ONE WEEK in KFC eating chicken wings
    A WOMAN who was dumped by her boyfriend tried to console herself by spending a WEEK in KFC eating nothing but chicken wings.



    By Andy Wells / Published 21st October 2014

    Tan Shen was feeling depressed after a shock split from her boyfriend and decided to seek comfort in the warms arms of her local Kentucky Fried Chicken.

    The 26-year-old from Chengdu, China, headed inside for some chicken wings – and didn't leave for seven days.

    She said: "I was walking around feeling miserable and decided to stop off at the KFC at the train station.

    "I hadn’t planned on staying there long, I just wanted some chicken wings.

    "But once I got in there and started eating I decided I needed time to think.

    "I didn’t want to go back to my apartment because it was full of memories of him.

    "So I stayed."

    “I hadn’t planned on staying there long, I just wanted some chicken wings”
    Tan Shen
    Staff were understandably concerned about Tan's well-being – although they only noticed her presence after three days.

    Worker Jiang Li Lung said: "We work in shifts here and the restaurant is open 24 hours a day, so we get a lot of people coming through.

    "At first no one really noticed her.

    "But after a few days I began thinking she looked really familiar.

    "Then I realised we had been serving her for the past three days and that she hadn’t actually left.

    "When we asked her if she was ok, she said she was and just needed time to think.

    "And then asked for another box of chicken wings with extra large fries."

    He said the woman wasn’t doing anyone any harm so they let her stay.

    He added: "She was after all a paying customer, even if a bit of an odd one."

    Tan finally decided she'd had enough of her fried chicken feasts when local media turned up to wrote about her.

    But she didn't just leave the fast food joint – she also left her entire life behind.

    Tan said: "I decided the best thing to do would be to leave the city and go back to my parents.

    "I had already told work I was off sick, so phoned them and said I was leaving.

    "And I was getting sick of the taste of chicken so there was no point in staying there anymore."

    Staff had grown fond of Tan and were sad to see her go.

    Waitress Jiang Li Lung said: "I guess we kind of miss her. It certainly made work more interesting."

    http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/late...-chicken-wings

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    Trapped in a crowded elevator, passengers break through a brick wall to freedom


    Eleven people who got trapped inside an elevator at a residential building in Shenzhen last Saturday took matters into their own hands when they thought that their distress calls hadn't been received.


    The passengers were riding the elevator around noon when it suddenly stopped on the first floor and opened to reveal a sealed-off brick wall. The riders attempted to close the elevator doors and move to another floor, yet the lift refused to budge.

    After failing to receive a reply to their emergency call for help, the group became desperate. One of the passengers whipped out a hammer he'd been conveniently carrying (as one always should) and was able to break a hole through the wall after 40 minutes. Another passenger then slipped out and went for help.


    Alas, his dramatic escape of Andy Dufresne-proportions was essentially done in vain. The management company had seen what happened on the security footage, and about two minutes after the passenger slipped out to freedom, rescue workers arrived to fix the elevator.

    No one was injured, except perhaps one passenger's short-lived sense of glorious valor.


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    Notebook from Scott of the Antarctic's ill-fated expedition discovered 100 years later frozen in ice


    A photographic notebook from Captain Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition has been discovered after a century trapped in ice.

    Conservation specialists from New Zealand's Antarctic Heritage Trust found the notebook outside Scott's Terra Nova base during last summer's ice melt.

    The notebook belonged to British scientist George Murray Levick, who was part of Scott's 1910-1913 expedition and a member of the Northern Party.

    It contains Levick's pencil notes for the photographs he took during 1911 while at Cape Adare before undergoing a harsh winter in an ice cave on Inexpressible Island.

    Writing in the notebook remains legible but the binding has been dissolved by years of ice and water damage, the Antarctic Heritage Trust said.

    "It's an exciting find. The notebook is a missing part of the official expedition record," the trust's executive director Nigel Watson said.

    "After spending seven years conserving Scott's last expedition building and collection, we are delighted to still be finding new artefacts."

    He said the pages of the notebook were taken to New Zealand and individually preserved, then given new binding and returned to Antarctica, one of 11,000 artefacts at Cape Evans.

    The Terra Nova expedition split into two groups after reaching the Antarctic, with Scott's contingent reaching the South Pole on January 17, 1912, only to find Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them there by a month.

    Scott and his companions later died of exposure and starvation.

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