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The "News of the Weird" Thread

thetrailboss

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OK, I know many of us have the same sense of humor and enjoy reading News of the Weird. So feel free to attach any funny/odd news stories here that you find.

My first one:

A Man with a sword breaks into apartment because he thought he was rescuing his female neighbor from a rapist. Instead, the noise he heard was from a porn flick:

The Article.

I guess he wanted to be her knight in shining armor.

:roll: :lol: :lol:
 

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Van Iveren, 39, of Oconomowoc, was charged with criminal trespass, criminal damage and disorderly conduct, all while using a dangerous weapon, and is scheduled to appear in court March 5. Together, the misdemeanor counts carry a maximum sentence of 33 months in jail.
the only weird thing here is that this guy is being treated like a criminal when he was only trying to help. he should definitely pay for damages to the door. too bad their aren't more folks in the world that would think to save someone from a terrible act of violence. the whole sword thing is a bit off, as is someone playing a porno so loud the neighbors can hear it!
 

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This one was all over the NY radio talk shows yesterday.

I agree with Steve...the guy was trying to be a good neighbor even if using a sword to attack the door wasn't all that well planned out.
 

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In the biggest case of historical irony ever, genealogists finds an ancestor of Rev. Al Sharpton's was a slave owned by relatives of Strom Thurmond.

:eek: :eek: :eek:

Story Here.
 
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Man executed after 25 years on Texas death row
Sun2Surf - 2 hours ago
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (March 8, 2007): A man who spent 25 years on Texas death row was executed by lethal injection yesterday for a 1980 murder after prison officials had to carry him to the death chamber.

Abe plans new investigation into wartime brothels International Herald Tribune
Japan to study wartime 'comfort women' Guardian Unlimited

Not news of the weird, but a weird grouping of news. This is a cut/paste from Google News front page (it'll probably change by the time I finish typing this). Kind of an odd assortment of articles to group together.
 

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Man executed after 25 years on Texas death row
Sun2Surf - 2 hours ago
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (March 8, 2007): A man who spent 25 years on Texas death row was executed by lethal injection yesterday for a 1980 murder after prison officials had to carry him to the death chamber.

Abe plans new investigation into wartime brothels International Herald Tribune
Japan to study wartime 'comfort women' Guardian Unlimited

Not news of the weird, but a weird grouping of news. This is a cut/paste from Google News front page (it'll probably change by the time I finish typing this). Kind of an odd assortment of articles to group together.

I wonder if that's a record length of time for the state of Texas spent on death row. Isn't their average like 3 months or thereabouts?
 
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