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PostSubject: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:20 pm

Facts, news, anything worth sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:07 pm

Source: Book of lists.

List 65: 815 people killed by religious rituals and objects

1. August 13, 1984: 38-year-old John Blue was being baptized in a river, when he and the preacher fell into deeper water. Though the man of the cloth survived, God saw it fit to smite Blue, who drowned.

2. November 2001, In Bordeaux, France, a young couple was laying flowers on the grave of their baby. With them were their two children, s seven-year-old girl and an eleven-year-old boy. A heavy stone cross fell from a tomb, landing on the little girl, who soon died of her injuries.

3. December 20, 2001: a 71-year-old priest was trying to close a iron gate, weighing several hunderd pounds, in front of St. Agnes Church in San francisco, when it slipped off its tracks and crushed him to death.

4. February 10, 2002: While officiating Mass at St. Agnes Church in Midtown, New York (is Agnes cursed?), a priest had a massive coronary, fell backward and met his Maker. A fellow priest was quoted; "He was giving the homily at Mass and kneeled over immediatly."

5 6. Many people, especially children, have died during exorcisms. In January 2004, Atlanta, Police found the body of a eight-year-old girl who had been strangled, stabbed, and had her back broken in what police believe was a ritual to drive out demons. They arrested Christopher and Valerie Carey, charging them with the murder.

The previous August in Milwaukee, an eight-year-old autistic boy was smothered to death allegedly by a storefront preacher as he kneeled on the child's chest and tried to chase out demons for two hours. Minister Ray Hemphill has been charged.

7-815. 1997-2004: During the annual pilgrimage to Mecca known as Hajj, Muslims have been trampled to death in recent years. The happends during a ritual late in the proceedings, in which pilgrims trow pebbles at pillars, symbolically stoning to death various devils. The crowd goes wild, a stampede ensues, and anywhere from a dozen to hundreds of people are stomped into pulp. Death tolls from recent years include 180 in 1998, 35 in 2001, and 14 in 2003. The body count skyrocketed in 2004 - around 244 people died, with hundreds more injured. Hajj Minister Iyad Madani said: "All precaustions were taken to prevent such an incident, but this is God's will."

The worst hajj disaster of recent times occured in 1997, when a tent city went up in flames, prematurely sending 340 worshippers to Allah.


Honorable mentions

September 25, 2001: After attending Mass, Australian Catholic schoolgirls in Merryland, New south Wales, were waiting for a bus to take them back to school. A storm suddenly hit , and before they could scramble to shelter lightning struck the ground nearby, knocking down six of them. One of the teens was in critical condition with flash burns, another was in serious condition with unspecified injuries, and the other four were being held for observation.

February 25, 2004: During the gory crucifixion scen in Mel Gibson's 'The Passion of the Christ', 56-year-old Peggy Scott suffered a heart attack and immediatly died in a Wichita, Kansas theater. And let's not forget that lighting struck twice during the filming of The Passion. An assistent director was hit both times, and during the second strike, the main bolt nailed Jim Caviezel, the actor playing Jesus. Smoke reportedly came out of one of his ears. If that's not a sign, I don't know what is.
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:30 pm

Disney's documentary 'White Wilderness', about the migration of lemmings is a hoax. Because of this films, lemmings were believed to commit suicide by jumping of cliffs. But instead of the animals committing suicide the crew forced the tame lemmings off the cliff, and pretended they were wild, migrating animals. No part of the film features real, wild lemmings.

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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:48 pm

Strange Canadian Laws

Comic books which depict any illegal acts are banned.

You may not pay for a fifty-cent item with only pennies.

Citizens may not publicly remove bandages.

Businesses must provide rails for tying up horses.

If you are released from prison, it is required that you are given a handgun with bullets and a horse, so you can ride out of town.

When raining, a person may not water his/her lawn.

It’s illegal to climb trees.


Strange English Laws

Divorces are outlawed.

Those wishing to purchase a television must also buy a license.

With the exception of carrots, most goods may not be sold on Sunday.

All English males over the age 14 are to carry out 2 or so hours of longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.

London Hackney Carriages (taxis/cabs) must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.

Any person found breaking a boiled egg at the sharp end will be sentenced to 24 hours in the village stocks.

A bed may not be hung out of a window.

It is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance.

Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked manequin.

Picking up abandoned baggage is an act of terrorism.


Strange Australian Laws

Children may not purchase cigarettes, but they may smoke them.

It is illegal to roam the streets wearing black clothes, felt shoes and black shoe polish on your face as these items are the tools of a cat burgular.

The legal age for straight sex is 16, unless the person is in the care/custody of the older person, in which case it is 18.

Only licensed electricians may change a light bulb.

Lawmakers are proposing a new law that will not allow anyone to come closer than 100 meters from a dead whale’s carcass.


Strange Denmark Laws

Before starting your car you are required to check lights, brakes, steering and honk your horn.

If a horse drawn carriage is trying to pass a car and the horse becomes uneasy, the owner of the car is required to pull over and if necessary, cover the car.

When driving, you must have someone in front of your car with a flag to warn horse drawn carriages that a motorcar is coming.

Persons may not wear a mask.

One may not be charged for food at an inn unless that person, by his or her own opinion, is “full”.

Restaurants may not charge for water unless it is accompanied by another item such as ice or a lemon slice.


Strange American Laws

It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

It is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church.

Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

Women may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer, as can the salon owner.

A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, fine, and/or jailing.

If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.

It is illegal to sing in a public place while attired in a swimsuit.

Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.

It is illegal to skateboard without a license.

It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.

Liquor stores may not sell milk.

You may not swear in front of women and children in the state of Michigan.

It is illegal for bar owners to sell beer unless they are simultaneously brewing a kettle of soup.

It is against the law to throw a ball at someone's head for fun.

A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.

The penalty for jumping off a building is death.

It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.

It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.

It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

It is illegal to take more than three sips of beer at a time while standing.

It is illegal for one to shoot a buffalo from the second story of a hotel.

It is illegal to milk another person's cow.

A recently passed anticrime law requires criminals to give their victims 24 hours notice, either orally or in writing, and to explain the nature of the crime to be committed.
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Thu May 01, 2008 5:08 pm

damn, those people have som crazy rules xD
found anything about the netherlands?
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Thu May 01, 2008 8:22 pm

Only that prostitution is legal, and we can use weed.
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Mon May 05, 2008 9:47 pm

Seemingly harmless animals eating other animals.

Cow eats Chicken

Pelican eats Pidgeon

Mantis eats a Mouse

Bird kills deer
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Mon May 05, 2008 9:54 pm

hilarious xD
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Sun May 25, 2008 12:40 pm

Church of Euthanasia
Still one of the weirdest organisations I have found, that is serious about everything they preach.

The Four Pillars:
suicide · abortion
cannibalism · sodomy

SAVE THE PLANET
KILL YOURSELF

They changed the rules though, Note that cannibalism is only required for those who insist on eating flesh, and is strictly limited to consumption of the already dead.. They use to have a intruction manual on killing humans for human consumption.

Edit: They still have a page on how to butcher dead humans: Link
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Sun May 25, 2008 8:45 pm

That's some creepy shit. They actually have members?


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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Sun May 25, 2008 8:45 pm

A couple of hunderds.
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Sun May 25, 2008 8:48 pm

I guess hypocracy must be an amendement of theirs too, then
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:51 am

Random facts about the human body


The average person laughs 13 times a day.

Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year.

During your lifetime, you'll eat about 60,000 pounds of food, that's the weight of about 6 elephants.

Your body is creating and killing 15 million red blood cells per second

Scientists say the higher your I.Q. the more you dream.

The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm.

You use 200 muscles to take one step.

The average woman is 5 inches shorter than the average man.

Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three.

A pair of human feet contain 250,000 sweat glands.

A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.

The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.

The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica.

It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

The average human dream lasts 2-3 seconds

Men without hair on their chests are more likely to get cirrhosis of the liver than men with hair.

At the moment of conception, you spent about half an hour as a single cell.

There is about one trillion bacteria on each of your feet.

Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.

The enamel in your teeth is the hardest substance in your body.

Your teeth start growing 6 months before you are born.

When you are looking at someone you love, your pupils dilate, they do the same when you are looking at someone you hate.

Blondes have more hair than dark-haired people.

Your thumb is the same length of your nose.

Now I KNOW you are placing your thumb on your NOSE, aren't you?


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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:55 am

Weird and random facts

The liquid inside young coconuts can be used as a substitute for blood plasma.

No piece of paper can be folded in half more than seven (7) times.

Donkeys kill more people annually than plane crashes.

You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.

American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one (1) olive from each salad served in first-class.

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin.

Walt Disney was afraid of mice.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

It is possible to lead a cow upstairs... but not downstairs.

A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.

The most popular first name in the world is Muhammad.

A lightning bolt generates temperatures five times hotter than those found at the sun's surface.

Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year.

There are approximately fifty Bibles sold each minute across the world.

In England, in the 1880's, "Pants" was considered a dirty word.

Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, "Gadsby", which contains over 50,000 words -- none of them with the letter E.

The sun is 330,330 times larger than the earth.
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:13 am

Strange Laws (I know, I posted some before, but laws are just great.)

In Philadelphia, you can't put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

Alaska law says that you can't look at a moose from an aeroplane.

In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.

In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven

In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.

In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.

In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.

In Kentucky, it's the law that a person must take a bath once a year.

In Ohio, one must have a license to keep a bear.

In Tennessee, a law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna (sandwich meat) on Sunday.

In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.

In the State of Kansas, you're not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.

In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.

In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.

In Singapore, it is illegal to chew gum.

In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m.

In Washington State, you can't carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

In San Francisco, there is an ordinance, which bans the picking up and throwing of used confetti.

It is against the law in Connecticut for a man to write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship.

In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned.

In California, a law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing.

In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle.

In North Carolina, it is against the law for a rabbit to race down the street.

In Georgia, it's against the law to spread a false rumor.

In West Virginia, one can't cook sauerkraut or cabbage due to the odors and the offence is subject to imprisonment.

In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.

The law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time.

In Texas, it is still a "hanging offense" to steal cattle.
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:22 pm

Strange websites

Find out who was executed today

Male or Female?

Strange band names

MyCrimeSpace - Crimes commited with the use of MySpace

A heart

Human for sale

Air Disaster

Programming language inventor OR serial killer?
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:46 pm

Useless invention
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:07 pm

My mouse worries me

Face creater

Toast
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PostSubject: Re: Weird and/or remarkable things.   Tue Dec 30, 2008 3:04 am

Youtube stuff:

Post-it experiment

More post-its

Sneaky Cat

The nervous kid

Chimps beat humans in memory test

Chris Angel and pets:

Card trick

Appearing kitty

Mouse tricks
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