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  1. DreamingRaven

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    Hi guys and gals !
    I noticed I kept seeing all these crazy news articles and bizarre ones too , and since you all know I love the weird and quite a few of you do as well I started this thread to see if we like having an instant place to share the unusual .

    My first submission :
    Woman fish slapped with large bream in Accrington Asda

    11:00am Wednesday 26th February 2014 in News
    Lancashire Telegraph: Woman fish slapped with large bream in Accrington Asda
    Woman fish slapped with large bream in Accrington Asda

    A SUPERMARKET worker was left ‘shaken up and embarrassed’ when she was slapped in the face with a fish by a customer.

    Police are investigating whether the attack, which is believed to have been filmed on a mobile phone, was carried out for a dare.

    Uploading similar fish slapping incidents to websites such as YouTube has become a recent craze.

    The assault happened at the Asda store in Accrington when a woman went up to the fish counter asking for information about the produce.

    The 52-year-old victim told police that without warning, the attacker picked up a large bream from the stall and hit her across the face before running out of the store.

    She told officers that she believed the slap was being filmed on a phone by a man who was stood nearby.

    He also ran from the Hyndburn Road shop when challenged.

    Hyndburn MP Graham Jones condemned the attack.

    He said: “If this was done as a joke or a dare, then there is a big issue with some of our young people.

    “Abusing hardworking people in a supermarket does not strike me as fun.

    “These people work all day just to make ends meet and they do not need customers coming in and being abusive or playing pranks or tricks.

    “We have got to ask the question why somebody would find this funny or entertaining and where they see their futures doing things like this.”

    Hyndburn borough councillor Peter Britcliffe said he was concerned the incident could be part of a social network craze like the neknominate drinking game.

    He said: “This is a shocking thing to happen and if this is some sort of prank, it is stupid.

    “It would humiliate the person who had been hit, but it is also quite a dangerous thing to do.

    “Some of these silly pranks that are going round at the moment are stupid and I hope this has not been inspired by social media.”

    Fish slapping was first seen as part of a Monty Python sketch featuring John Cleese and Michael Palin wearing safari outfits.

    In the sketch Palin uses two small fish to hit Cleese several times before Cleese strikes him with a much larger one and knocks him into a quay.

    An investigation into the Accrington assault, which happened around 3pm on February 4, has been launched and police have released CCTV images of two people they believe could have vital information.

    PC Graham Hartley appealed for anybody with information or who might have seen the man and woman to come forward.

    The woman was described as being Irish and aged between 15 and 18 with blonde, shoulder-length, untidy hair.

    She was wearing dark jeans and a blue coat with white cuffs, white down the front and a red collar with ‘I love PB’ on the left breast pocket.

    The man is thought to have been around the same age, was 5ft 8ins tall, wearing a dark coat and dark grey trousers and boots.

    PC Hartley said: “This behaviour is completely unacceptable and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this incident or recognises either the man or the woman pictured in the CCTV images to come forward and contact me.”

    A spokesman for Asda said: “We absolutely do not condone any form of assault on our colleagues.

    “We are aware of the incident and assisting the police in their investigation.

    “We urge anyone who has any information to get in touch with their local constabulary.”

    Anybody with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 .




    Fish slapped :snickerbunny:



    original article was found here : http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.u...d_with_large_bream_in_Accrington_Asda/?ref=ar
     
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    GGTBod One chance at life and this is it so lap it up Administrator Cannabis Doctor Cacti Doctor

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    That's English humour for you in a nutshell or should i have said hook, line and sinker?
     
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    John Cleese... making the world a better place one fish slap at a time.

    I had to look up that drinking game. I drank pureed bald eagle mixed with rat poison and a half pound of mushrooms. You're up GGT . :lmao: why do people do this shit?
     
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    Youtube hits, it is the next advancement on 'happy slapping'
     
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    A prized oddity , a jaguar effigy from South America : 040814125703.jpg 040814125722.jpg 040814125751.jpg

    I was there over 25 years ago, they didn't ask so many questions about what you took home back then.
     
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    thats awesome! have any research done on it? like how old it may be or what it was for?
     
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    I was afraid to bring it out of hiding until recently for fear it may not have been perfectly legal NOW, even if ti was then. We are not so sure of any facts, the fact someone gifted us with an ancient sacred item was enough for me at the time. It feels as if it has life when you hold it. I have several friends who just recently got to see it, each had the same reaction, they said it felt alive somehow. An oddity for sure.
     
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    o_O very cool. I know to a lot of Ancient South American cultures jaguars were revered and "holy" if holy is the right word.
     
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    i used to play a game with some buddies which was basically ninjas vs swat. they would have airsoft guns and flash lights etc. and we would have bokkens, rubber knives and shurikens and masks and tabi boots. ninjas would always win ;)
     
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    Of course they did Fry , make sure to always watch for panda ninjas though [​IMG]
     
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    Now this is ODD Crumb.jpg
     
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    lmao. very odd
     
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    Odd News

    Suicide victim’s body mistaken for a mannequin and thrown away
    By Charlene Sakoda April 3, 2014 2:59 PM Odd News





    A tragedy turned even more tragic when a suicide victim’s body, thought to be a mannequin for an April Fools’ Day joke, was thrown into a dumpster.

    As reported by WFTS ABC Action News, the desk clerk at the Peterborough Apartments for Seniors in St. Petersburg, Florida was taking a smoke break at 4:30 a.m. when he found the body, that he thought was a mannequin, in the south parking lot. The find occurred on April 2 and Mike Puetz, a St. Petersburg Police Department spokesman explained, "His first reaction to this was that it was an April Fools prank." The clerk solicited the help of two newspaper delivery people and they moved the body to a dumpster.

    It was not until later that morning at 8 a.m. that an apartment maintenance worker accurately identified the body as human. Police were called and found that the body was that of a 96-year-old woman who had jumped from the 16th floor. The woman, whose name has not been released as police work to notify her next of kin, was suffering from depression and left a suicide note.

    Though it may seem absurd that anyone would mistake a human body for a mannequin, police have pointed to the darkness of the early morning as a possible reason for the confusion. They also believe that the elderly woman’s body was distorted from the impact of her fall and rigor mortis had probably already set in when she was discovered.

    The memorial outside the Peterborough Apartments for Seniors.

    A memorial has been laid outside the apartment building and the woman’s loved ones are trying to cope with the sad loss.

    The St. Petersburg Police Department issued a statement about the incident saying, “It appears at this point that the desk clerk earnestly believed that victim's body was that of a mannequin and that blood found at the scene was faked as part of an elaborate practical April Fools joke. Consequently no criminal charges will be filed." However, police say that the desk clerk was fired after the incident.



    ooops :snickerbunny:

    But why did the clerk lose their job?

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    https://news.yahoo.com/blogs/odd-news/suicide-victim’s-body-mistaken-for-a-mannequin-and-thrown-away-185908184.html
     
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    Nice thread DR :super:
     
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    Thanks Hace, I do love me oddities :)
     
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    Mhmm. This is an awesome thread indeed.

    That is pretty messed up. But I'm guessing if she was suicidal she wouldn't mind getting tossed in the dumpster. The clerk was probably fired for negligence and incompetence. There probably would have been some huge crazy lawsuit if he was not fired. I can believe the clerk legitimately thought it was a mannequin. If the news paper people helped him get it to the dumpster with out realising it was human and didn't call the police. He's probably sitting in a cold shower crying now.
     
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    What happens if you don't pay the exorcist?....... You get repossessed
     
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