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winds-of-change 08-20-2012 01:14 AM

Wacky news..........
Post any "wacky news" you find here so we can all get a laugh, be amazed, etc.

Blueguns 08-20-2012 11:26 PM

This guy just can't win!

boatme98 08-20-2012 11:45 PM

That one's great!
I like the factoid-home to 100,000 moose and 150 bears.
I guess they're down to 149 now. :D

winds-of-change 08-24-2012 04:48 PM

This enrages me.

winds-of-change 08-29-2012 10:56 PM

Doesn't it just seem like a matter of time before the snake eats the hamster and the tiger eats the piglets?|U-Zoo|msn||

winds-of-change 09-01-2012 05:31 PM

Holy cow. This guy is in some costly trouble..........

Cattledog 09-03-2012 05:12 AM

Lame pop ups... Ill spare you

A Detroit man suspected of fatally shooting two men attempted to turn himself in on Saturday but, to his surprise, there were apparently no police officers available to take him into custody.

The shooting occurred at around 1:30 a.m. Saturday in Detroit, a city grappling with high crime rates. Witnesses said several people were attending a “social event” when the suspect, identified only as a 36-year-old male, lost his temper in an altercation, pulled out a gun and started shooting, WDIV reports. After the smoke cleared, two men were dead and two others wounded. The shooter fled the scene in his car.

About two hours after the shooting, Detroit police say the suspect arrived at a Detroit Fire Engine Station and said he was involved in the deadly shooting that night, seemingly turning himself in. The fire station called the police, expecting them to rush to the station to pick up the murder suspect. Instead, the police told them that area patrol units were too busy “handling high priority runs” and therefore “no units were dispatched to the location,” according to the report.

This allowed the suspect to actually leave the fire station on his own free will. Fortunately, the suspected shooter went directly to the 10th Police Precinct where he was finally taken into custody.

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee announced late Saturday that the department would be launching an administrative investigation to figure out why the appropriate resources were not made available.

“Every effort to ensure that this person was taken into custody should have occurred,” Godbee said in a statement. “Therefore an administrative investigation will be conducted to determine if this police run was handled appropriately and to ascertain if there were any other patrol resources which should have been made available to respond to the Detroit Fire Engine Quarters.”

The two men who died in the shooting were identified only as a 23-year-old and a 37-year-old. Two other men, 19 and 34, were listed in serious condition Saturday, according to police.

After learning about the bizarre incident, Detroit Fire Department Senior Chief Lewis Roelans said, “Isn’t it ironic? You call for the police and even we can’t get them.”

right ...access to guns is the problem:rolleyes:

Vikingdad 09-03-2012 06:46 AM

OK, This is wacky, but it really pisses me off to no end.

Drug charges dropped because of too much evidence

Vikingdad 09-03-2012 02:57 PM

This just in!


Pancake puzzler: Maple syrup heist baffles Quebec

Fri, Aug 31 16:08 PM EDT

By Julie Gordon

TORONTO (Reuters) - Thieves in the Canadian province of Quebec may have pulled off the sweetest heist of all time, siphoning off a reservoir of maple syrup from a warehouse and cleverly covering up their caper to evade detection, an industry group said on Friday.

The warehouse in rural Quebec held more than C$30 million ($30.4 million) worth of maple syrup, a whopping 10 million pounds of the amber pancake topping.

It was not clear exactly how much of the sweet stuff was taken in the heist, which occurred at some point over the last few days and was uncovered during a routine inventory check.

"We don't know yet how much is missing - we do know it is significant," said Anne-Marie Granger Godbout, executive director of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers.

Numerous barrels in the warehouse were emptied of their sticky contents. The remaining barrels need to be weighed and tested to ensure the syrup inside had not been tampered with.

The robbers "were wise enough, they tried to hide their crime," said Granger Godbout. "We just want to make sure we know how much is missing and how much is still there."

The warehouse, some 160 kilometers (100 miles) northeast of Montreal, is one of many locations where Quebec's maple syrup is temporarily stored ahead of sale and distribution.

The agency believes the syrup was taken to be sold on the black market. Quebec's provincial police force is investigating the robbery.

With Quebec's 2012 harvest expected to top 96 million pounds, the province produces some 75 percent of the global supply of maple syrup, made from the sap of maple trees.

All the syrup held by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers is insured and the agency maintains a stockpile of syrup that it likens to a "global strategic reserve," according to a press release.

"I can assure you there will be no shortage in maple syrup," said Granger Godbout.

($1 = 0.9869 Canadian dollars)

(Editing by Frank McGurty)

c3shooter 09-03-2012 06:32 PM

Background for those that do not work with explosives- Dynamite used to be made by soaking niroglycerine into an absorbent material. OLD dynamite could begin "weeping" nitro to the outside of the stick- making it VERY unstable and sensitive to the slighest shock- Story from


(A man walks into our police department and approaches the dispatch counter.)

Me: “Hello, how can I help you?”

Man: “I was just at a yard sale and brought a nice wood trunk, but when I got it home I looked inside and it was full of dynamite. It looks old and unstable.”

Me: “And where is it now?”

Man: “It’s in the back of my truck.”

Me: “Okay, and where is your truck?”

Man: “Outside in your parking lot!”

(And that is how our police department ended up getting evacuated for three hours. He parked, of all places, next to the supervisor’s brand new personal truck. Thankfully, it was found to be dummy training dynamite!)

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