Archive for ‘weird’

August 21, 2019

Up, Up, and Away

by duncanr

plans to hold a ‘movie night under the stars’ with pillows and mattresses in Colorado, Aug 17 went awry when a storm blew in as organisers were setting up for the event

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August 14, 2019

Sinister Me

by duncanr

folk have often asked if I’m left-handed (or as we say in Scotland, ‘corrie-fisted’) and I’ve told them -No, I’m ambidextrous – but that’s not quite true

the dictionary definition of ‘ambidextrous’ is – able to use the right and left hands equally well.

I well remember my primary school teacher whacking my knuckles with a wooden pointer to train me, with limited success, to write with my right hand instead of my preferred left. Despite her best efforts, though, today . . .

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August 7, 2019

Medical Cock-Up

by duncanr

let’s talk this over, eh ?

a 70 yr old man has been awarded £20,000 compensation after his medical notes were mixed up with those of another patient and doctors at Leicester Royal Infirmary performed the wrong procedure on him

he had gone in for a bladder procedure and came out, instead, with a . . .

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August 1, 2019

American Tree Houses

by duncanr

apparently it was not uncommon in late 19 century to find americans in Oregon, Washington, and California living in tree houses – or more accurately, hollowed out tree stumps of ancient sequoias cut down for lumber
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interesting account of these stump houses – here

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July 31, 2019

World Thumb Wrestling Championship 2019

by duncanr

not exactly an olympic sport – [not yet anyway] – but competitors and spectators alike seem enthusiatic enough about it (a small part of that may be the contribution of alcohol?)

July 23, 2019

They’re stapling bread to trees in Sheffield, England

by allthoughtswork

Chamberlain's so-called "toast gradient."

We’re really not sure why, except that people on Reddit are weird. Nonetheless, fat British squirrels approve.

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July 20, 2019

Simmer for 45 Years

by duncanr

the Wattana Panich restaurant in Bangkok is a family-run business

their signature dish is a beef noodle soup called neua tuna

if you’re ever visiting Bangkok you might want to give it a try – or not, when you hear how it’s made . . .

July 18, 2019

Breakfast

by duncanr

July 14, 2019

Sexy Zipper

by duncanr


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July 14, 2019

Heavy Metal Knitting: Update

by duncanr

back in April, I reported on the growing popularity in Finland of combining heavy metal music and knitting, on stage [original post – here]

well, I’m sure all who read the original post have been eagerly awaiting news of the 1st World Championship Heavy Metal Knitting competition held a couple of days ago (July 12) in eastern Finland . . .