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    Quote Originally Posted by GESince1958 View Post
    And along with The Star, is actual fake news most all the time. Their UFO stories and end of the world predictions are legend.
    When I lived in the UK, we thought of it as a paper for old people. The Sun had better pictures.


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    Says a lot about a community when a police department has to warn residents about their own stupidity...

    Lowell Police Department tells residents not to 'challenge' snow plows (link)

    "After shoveling the entire length of your driveway, the last thing you want to see is a pile of snow appear at the end of it as a result from city plowing. However, although the sight of those snow piles drive us crazy, the city snow plows are just trying to do their jobs, according to the Lowell Police Department. They posted on Facebook telling residents not to walk out in front of a city snow plow with their shovels.

    In a graphic, detailed post, they said, "If the truck doesn't crush you and kill you instantly, the blade will dismember your body and you'll bleed out before any help arrives."

    "We have someone wanting to be a Darwin Award Candidate," they said in a comment on the post. "Not something to be proud of."

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    I've been through Lowell and that picture is decidedly NOT of Lowell, Michigan. That seems sloppy of WXYZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by middlein87 View Post
    I've been through Lowell and that picture is decidedly NOT of Lowell, Michigan. That seems sloppy of WXYZ
    Many, many publication/sites use a subscription based editorial stock service...it clearly says it from Getty and most publications are careful not to caption it. I searched Getty and couldn't locate that photo to "place" it. Most papers got rid of their photo staff and editors years ago...many rely on freelancers in a pinch, "borrow" from Facebook/Instagram when needed (TV news does as well), and stock photography. Quite often they "start" with a stock photo and alter it to align with their story.

    Case in point, if you look close, you'll notice most of the photos of Trump this past year are photoshopped stock pictures from Getty...they usually start with an an orangutan, pile of dung or a Cheeto and then build upon it until they get the likeness...






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    Chap named Halil Dag celebrates his birthday and his death. For the record, 2018 is not a leap year, next one is 2020.

    Halil, who was celebrating his birthday, plunged 150ft down the cliff to his death (link) Daily Mail

    "This is the horrifying moment a man fell to his death on his birthday while posing on top of a cliff for a photo. Footage shows Halil Dağ leaping down off a rock at the historic Urfa Castle in southern Turkey before losing his balance and tumbling off a cliff edge. Despite scrambling to grab hold of something to stop his fall, the 39-year-old father-of-eight plunged 150ft, landing near a Kurdish restaurant at the bottom."

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    The gene pool that continually aspires for this award seems to find infinite ways to achieve their goal...

    Rob Gronkowski tells everyone not to eat Tide Pods (link) — USA Today

    Something called the "Tide Pod Challenge" has been going viral online recently. It's extremely dangerous and involves people posting videos of themselves putting the toxic laundry detergent pods in their mouths and eating them.

    In an effort to spread the word that the pods are not for eating, Tide got the help of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to tell everyone, "What the heck is going on, people? Use Tide Pods for washing. Not eating. Do not eat."

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    This one was an "almost" candidate. Man is hit by train while filming a selfie.

    Warning for alarming video content.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...lfie-clip.html

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    from that page:

    According to NDTV, some 60 per cent of the world's 'selfie deaths' between March 2014 and September 2016 took place in India.
    must be a cultural thing?

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ers-sewer.html

    Gotta Love The Daily Mail. They have the best stuff.

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    Missed this when it happened, it's been hanging out there for a year...

    "Judith Permar drove to a clothing drop-off box at about 2 a.m. Sunday, her black Hummer shrouded in the darkness of the Natalie, Pa., night. It doesn’t appear the 56-year-old was fueled by a late-night desire to help the poor, though. When she arrived at the box, she jumped out of her enormous SUV, leaving the engine running. At that point, it seems that she pulled a stepladder up to the drop-off box. After allegedly removing several bags filled with clothes and shoes, she slipped as the stepladder collapsed, her arm catching in the door. The fall broke her arms and wrists, which were trapped in the box. Her feet, meanwhile, didn’t quite touch the ground, leaving her hanging. There she dangled until 8:30 the next morning, when she was finally found. Bags were scattered around her, and the Hummer’s engine was still running. The temperature had dropped to 21 degrees that night, according to Weather Underground."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.58c7a9fdde04

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    She hasn't won yet, but should be sooner rather than later....

    Woman climbs into x-ray machine because she didn’t want to leave her bag

    An unbelievable photograph shows the women on all fours on a conveyor belt as she follows her bag as it passes through the security scanner. It is thought the woman did not want to be separated from her bag and its contents at Dongguan Railway Station in China’s southern Guangdong Province. And while it is unclear what she was carrying in her handbag it is likely to have been wads of cash traditionally given as a gift for Chinese New Year.


    I have seen these larger xray machines many times over there and have wondered how many kids run thru them in China....


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