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PostPosted: 19-11-2012 15:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

okay, that is a great act of styupidity.
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PostPosted: 19-11-2012 16:53    Post subject: Reply with quote

So close to being a recipient of The Darwin Award
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PostPosted: 19-11-2012 17:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it happened in 2010... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 30-11-2012 11:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Immingham docks coal train man rescued

A drunken man who climbed into a train wagon heading to Immingham docks to be loaded with coal has been rescued after a passerby heard his cries for help.
Police who sent a helicopter to locate the train said the quick-thinking passerby probably saved the man's life.
"Had the train got to Immingham docks... he would almost certainly have been crushed to death," police said.

A 38-year-old Doncaster man has been charged with obstructing an engine using the railway and released on bail.
He is due to appear at North Lincolnshire Magistrates' Court on 17 December.

Humberside Police said the race against time to save the man started shortly before 01:00 GMT on Thursday when a member of the public heard someone shouting for help from the back of a train between Killingholme and Immingham.

Once the police helicopter had located the train it was stopped by British Transport Police.
Humberside Fire Service were also called out to help rescue the man, who was not able to get himself out of the wagon.
Paramedics checked him before he was arrested.

Insp Glen Munson of Humberside Police said: "I would like to praise the quick thinking member of the public who heard the man's cry for help and called police immediately.
"There is no doubt in my mind that the actions of this individual helped to save this man's life.
"Had the goods train got back to Immingham docks, it is highly likely that the carriages would have been fully loaded with coal by crane for a return journey to the power station.
"Once in the carriage, it would have been impossible for the man to escape without help and he would almost certainly have been crushed to death." Shocked

http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&t=10939
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PostPosted: 05-12-2012 21:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Man Left Pit Bull to Babysit Baby While He Drank at Bar

A Palm Coast man has been arrested on suspicion he had his pit bull watch a 10-month-old baby while he went out to drink beer, authorities say.

James R. Irvine, 41, was arrested Saturday and faces one charge of child neglect, according to online jail records. He was held on $1,500 bond.

Flagler County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Irvine's girlfriend left him in charge of her child while she was away at work. After not answering several of her calls that evening, Irvine eventually picked up and said, "I'm watching the game," according to an arrest form.

The woman said she found Irvine trying to get into the house and that he was urinating on himself, according to the report.

He admitted to his girlfriend that he had been having a few drinks, but told her the baby wasn't alone because their pet pit bull was watching it, deputies said.

A bar employee verified that she had served him five Coronas and one Bud Light.


http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/182223331.html
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PostPosted: 06-05-2013 07:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cosmetic surgery addict injected cooking oil into her own face
A Korean woman addicted to plastic surgery has been left unrecognisable after her obsession led her to inject cooking oil into her face.
1:09PM GMT 11 Nov 2008

Hang Mioku, now 48, had her first plastic surgery procedure when she was 28; hooked from the beginning she moved to Japan where she had further operations - mostly to her face.
Following operation after operation, her face was eventually left enlarged and disfigured, but she would still look at herself in the mirror and think she was beautiful.

Eventually the surgeons she visited refused to carry out any more work on her and one suggested that her obsession could be a sign of a psychological disorder.
When she returned home to Korea the surgery meant Hang's features had changed so much that her own parents didn't recognise her.

After realising that the girl with the grossly swollen face was indeed their daughter her horrified parents took her to a doctor. Once again the possibility that Hang had a mental disorder was raised and she started treatment.

However, this treatment was too expensive for her to keep up and she soon fell back into old ways.
Amazingly, she found a doctor who was willing to give her silicone injects and, what's more, he then gave her a syringe and silicone of her own so she could self-inject.

When her supply of silicone ran out Hang resorted to injecting cooking oil into her face. Shocked
Her face became so grotesquely large that she was called "standing fan" by children in her neighbourhood - due to her large face and small body.

As Hang's notoriety spread she was featured on Korean TV. Viewers seeing the report took mercy on her and sent in enough donations to enable her to have surgery to reduce the size of her face.
During the first procedure surgeons removed 60g of foreign substance from Hang's face and 200g from her neck.
After several other sessions her face was left greatly reduced but still scarred and disfigured.

And it would seem that even Hang can now see the damage she has done; she now says that she would simply like her original face back.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/3439638/Cosmetic-surgery-addict-injected-cooking-oil-into-her-own-face.html
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PostPosted: 06-05-2013 09:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember reading about her some years ago. Seems that she's now recovering, which is good.

However, some blokes do similar things to their doodahs, and if you have a strong stomach you can find photos and videos on t'internet. Shocked

edit - Indeed, a quick Google took me to this page, (Reputable, SFW, no photos) about 'backstreet male genital enhancement.'

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I had the injections* at the practitioner’s house – he explained because the liquid was so thick he couldn’t use a normal syringe and instead had what looked like a sealant gun from a DIY store to get enough pressure. The silicone itself, I noticed afterwards, had been kept in a milk bottle.


*in the scrotum

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PostPosted: 06-05-2013 09:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonder if he went to Screwfix for his sealant gun.
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PostPosted: 07-05-2013 11:34    Post subject: Reply with quote

Facial injections for fashion seem to be a real phenomenon in Japan, where the Bagel Heads are not Jewish:

Somewhat disturbing video here Shocked
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PostPosted: 07-05-2013 13:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silly, but at least it's only saline and therefore temporary.
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PostPosted: 16-05-2013 23:21    Post subject: Reply with quote

JamesWhitehead wrote:
Facial injections for fashion seem to be a real phenomenon in Japan, where the Bagel Heads are not Jewish:

Somewhat disturbing video here Shocked


Late, I know... but this is like pulling up a weird, almost unique body modification example from the UK and saying that it is a real fashion thing there.

The bagelhead stuff is something a single body mod enthusiast and friends did. Out of all the millions of people in Japan. Just maybe three or four people in their little circle. And yet, because someone decided to make a video and put it up on the net, it has somehow become a "real" thing in Japan.

I assure that this is in no way anything even close to a common thing. People will just believe anything if it is about "crazy Japan", even when there is little root in reality.
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PostPosted: 31-05-2013 20:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Shocking' CCTV of rail leap man at Crosskeys station
[video: The 'shocking' footage of the man jumping around the front of the train]

A man who jumped off a platform and ran in front of a departing train at a station in a futile bid to get on it has been criticised by police.
"Shocking" footage of the man's dash across the tracks at Crosskeys station in Caerphilly county has been released in a bid to trace him.

The incident at 20:00 BST on 15 May was "utter stupidity", said British Transport Police (BTP).
Insp Mike Jones said he was "appalled" by the man's actions.

The footage shows the young man, dressed in a red top and dark trousers, jumping from the opposing platform, running across the tracks and around the front of the train onto the other platform.

He then tries to open the doors to the 19:40 Ebbw Vale to Cardiff Central service, as it was preparing to leave the station.
He is unable to get on and the train moves away.

"This shocking footage clearly shows the man pass around the front of the train, in the direction it is about to move, to try and get on board," said Insp Jones, officer in charge at BTP Cardiff.
"I am absolutely dismayed to see people are willing to risk their lives for the sake of a few seconds rather than waiting for the next train. It is utter stupidity.

"I cannot emphasise enough the dangers associated with this type of stupid behaviour. It is simply not worth it.
"I am now asking for the public's help to identify this man and would urge anyone who has any information in relation to this incident to come forward."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22735308
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PostPosted: 05-06-2013 23:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slack-Jawed Yokels Attempt Tree Removal With Car, Fail Miserably

http://jalopnik.com/slack-jawed-yokels-attempt-tree-removal-with-car-fail-511514154

Lovingly captured on Youtube...
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PostPosted: 06-06-2013 06:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched all of that. Took me a while to grasp that the car's back end flies up because the chain is attached high up on the tree. Genius. Laughing

It's nearly as good as the Yorkshire caravan stunt. Wink
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PostPosted: 06-06-2013 18:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front wheel drive. I can't believe these idiots just carried on trying. Rolling Eyes
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