Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 27

Thread: Stranger than Fiction

  1. #1
    Administrator Platinum Hubber NOV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Malaysia
    Posts
    27,004
    Post Thanks / Like

    Stranger than Fiction

    Share true stories, which are often more amusing and stranger than fiction!
    Never argue with a fool or he will drag you down to his level and beat you at it through sheer experience!

  2. # ADS
    Circuit advertisement
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Advertising world
    Posts
    Many
     

  3. #2
    Administrator Platinum Hubber NOV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Malaysia
    Posts
    27,004
    Post Thanks / Like

    Darwin Awards...2005

    Darwin Awards ...... 2005

    Yes, it's that magical time of the year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed, honoring the least evolved among us. Here then, are the glorious winners:

    1. When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California, would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.....

    And now, for the honorable mentions:

    2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat-cutting machine and, after a little hopping around, submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.

    3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.

    4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.

    5. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.

    6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer...$15. (If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?)

    7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinderblock through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinderblock and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinderblock bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.

    8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the
    snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."

    9. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at 5 a.m., flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.


    A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER!

    10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges, saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.
    Never argue with a fool or he will drag you down to his level and beat you at it through sheer experience!

  4. #3
    Administrator Platinum Hubber NOV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Malaysia
    Posts
    27,004
    Post Thanks / Like
    A news in todays Tamil Nesan, reports a priest of a naaga kOyil (snake temple) in Tampin who was bitten by a snake.
    The snake died.
    Never argue with a fool or he will drag you down to his level and beat you at it through sheer experience!

  5. #4
    Administrator Platinum Hubber NOV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Malaysia
    Posts
    27,004
    Post Thanks / Like
    apparently the above incident happened in India, not Malaysia.
    full story........

    INDIA, Jarkant State, Tumbak District, Parabagar Village

    Visvanath Kumar , 35 years, was bitten by a cobra Saturday and the cobra died instantly !

    The villagers took the dead snake and Visvanath to Tumka district Hospital, where Dr Nirmal Singh examined him and said he is OK, and throughout the ordeal he never lost consiousnes.

    He said the priest was probably on drugs or alcohol and that is why he was alive and the snake died. The villages ' addithu solgiralgal' ( vehemently insist ) the priest has no such habits and it was the " nagathevethai" (snake angel) who saved him !!!
    Never argue with a fool or he will drag you down to his level and beat you at it through sheer experience!

  6. #5
    Junior Member Admin HubberNewbie HubberTeam HubberModerator HubberPro Hubber
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    blowing in the wind
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by NOV
    He said the priest was probably on drugs or alcohol and that is why he was alive and the snake died. The villages ' addithu solgiralgal' ( vehemently insist ) the priest has no such habits and it was the " nagathevethai" (snake angel) who saved him !!!
    I knew it already. This makes a good case for to legalise the above

    Or was the snake absolutely drunk and stoned? Circulatory collapse ?

  7. #6
    Senior Member Senior Hubber Thiru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Philly
    Posts
    983
    Post Thanks / Like
    indha news rama. narayananukku theriyaama paathukanum..

  8. #7
    Senior Member Veteran Hubber Anoushka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    2,575
    Post Thanks / Like
    Thiru, intha varam Junior Vikatan padicheengala? There is a news about this guy eating lizards as a snack!!!

  9. #8
    Senior Member Senior Hubber Thiru's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Philly
    Posts
    983
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by Anoushka
    Thiru, intha varam Junior Vikatan padicheengala? There is a news about this guy eating lizards as a snack!!!
    ju. vi ellam padikkaradhillai since it became a pay site.. :)

  10. #9
    Senior Member Diamond Hubber Nerd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    5,981
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by NOV
    A news in todays Tamil Nesan, reports a priest of a naaga kOyil (snake temple) in Tampin who was bitten by a snake.
    The snake died.
    [digression]

    In a tamil movie, a snake bites senthil, senthil faints, gets up to see the snake, lying dead... That was hilarious dont know the name of the movie..

    [/digression]

  11. #10
    Senior Member Seasoned Hubber ssanjinika's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    The Garden State :)
    Posts
    1,074
    Post Thanks / Like

    Say Sorry to get food

    Japanese customers must apologize for their country's wartime occupation of China before getting a seat at a restaurant in former Manchuria or find another place to eat, Japan's Kyodo news agency said Tuesday.

    No Japanese had tried to enter the restaurant in the northeastern Chinese city of Jilin since it started the new apology policy and hung a sign that read "Japanese people barred from entry."

    "We totally welcome those Japanese customers who can correctly view history," the manager, surnamed Tian, was quoted as saying.

    "But as for those customers who still refuse to admit to history, we want to say we don't like them."

    Staff at the Western-style restaurant were told to ask Japanese customers who walked through the door to give their views of Japan's 1931-1945 occupation of parts of China, including the northeast, and to turn away those who did not apologize and share the owner's opinions, Kyodo said.

    Many Chinese feel Japan has never owned up to atrocities committed during its occupation, including the 1937 Rape of Nanjing in which Beijing says as many as 300,000 Chinese men, women and children were slaughtered by Japanese troops.

    The 1948 Tokyo war crimes tribunal found Japanese troops killed 155,000 people, mainly women and children.

    China has repeatedly asked Japan to "take history as a mirror" and "correctly" view history to repair ties between the two countries, which this year have sunk to their lowest point in decades.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Book Reviews - Non Fiction
    By Oldposts in forum English Literature
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 1st January 2020, 05:15 PM
  2. STRANGER
    By V.Annasamy in forum Stories / kathaigaL
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 3rd November 2010, 07:15 AM
  3. SUDDEN FICTION 2
    By VENKIRAJA in forum Stories / kathaigaL
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 3rd April 2006, 04:20 PM
  4. SUDDEN FICTION 1!
    By VENKIRAJA in forum Stories / kathaigaL
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 3rd April 2006, 11:00 AM
  5. SUDDEN FICTION 3
    By VENKIRAJA in forum Stories / kathaigaL
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 1st April 2006, 08:11 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •