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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:32 pm

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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:33 pm

Wha?
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:34 pm

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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Del » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:37 pm

I'm not saying anything....

I only just got "I had some Tesco burgers in the fridge... and they're off!"

Duh! :lol:
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:47 pm

Storms over the east coast of Scotland have resulted in several unusual relics from World War II washing up on an Angus beach.

Staff at St Cyrus Nature Reserve said four large, barrel-shaped pieces of lard have appeared on the shore.

The fat is believed to have escaped from the wreck of a merchant vessel that was bombed in WW II.

Scottish Natural Heritage said the lard was still a brilliant white and smelled "good enough to have a fry up with."

The lard would have originally been stored in wooden barrels, which have long since rotted away.
Angus McHardy, a local resident and retired fisherman, said he remembers similar events in the in early 1940s.

"I'd never seen anything like it," he said. "There was quite a lot washed up at St Cyrus and beyond, not quite to Montrose.

"Some barrels were complete and others were just lumps. People collected it. My grandma boiled it up to get the sand out. It was great because we couldn't get fat during the war.

"I used to see the convoys for the merchant ships on my way home from school. The Germans attacked the convoys at the same time every night."

He added: "After a storm in the late 60s or early 70s, the lard came up on-shore again. The seagulls thought it was a bonanza."

Therese Alampo, St Cyrus reserve manager, said: "The depth of the swell during the storms we had over the holidays must have broke apart the shipwreck some more and caused the lard to escape.

"It's given us some interesting sights recently on the reserve: I'm sure there have been people wondering what on earth has washed up on the beach.

"The lard was covered in the largest barnacles I've ever seen. Animals, including my dog, have certainly enjoyed the lard, and it still looks and smells good enough to have a fry up with."

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Is it just me, or does it look a bit turtley?
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:57 pm

Del wrote:I'm not saying anything....

I only just got "I had some Tesco burgers in the fridge... and they're off!"

Duh! :lol:


Brilliant! Just fell off my chair laughing at that one.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Del » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:01 pm

I had a post on Facebook from an acquaintance in Scotland who had a WW2 submarine mine wash up into the beach inlet his house fronts onto. It was huge. When the bomb disposal squad came his wife ran down begging them to disarm it in one piece so she could use it as a feature in their garden :lol: :?
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:15 pm

Did they?
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Del » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:25 pm

Nah. I was so surprised it was so big. Will post a pic when i get on the pc
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby MongoGutman » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:50 pm

Actually I don't really get the "controversy" - what's the difference between eating cow or eating horse? Who cares, and why?
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:57 pm

MongoGutman wrote:Actually I don't really get the "controversy" - what's the difference between eating cow or eating horse? Who cares, and why?

While I'd agree that meat is meat, whatever animal it comes from - if something is sold as beef, it should be beef.
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby chris.ph » Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:06 pm

i enjoyed it when i was in france :D and at the bbq i had in september :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby MongoGutman » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:16 pm

Tonyblack wrote:
MongoGutman wrote:Actually I don't really get the "controversy" - what's the difference between eating cow or eating horse? Who cares, and why?

While I'd agree that meat is meat, whatever animal it comes from - if something is sold as beef, it should be beef.


There is that - the trade description aspect - but instead of rushing to the shelves to remove the burgers, surely a better approach would have been to rush to the shelves to add a banner " Now with extra horse!" and jack up the price 10%
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby raisindot » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:32 pm

Ebay seller inadvertently posts naked photo of herself in her auction.

http://www.upi.com/blog/2013/01/18/Nake ... 358524226/

The most hilarious thing is that jokers have bid the thing up to over 100,000 pounds! :lol:
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Re: Headlines That Left You Speechless 2

Postby Quatermass » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:32 am

I've lived for over 2000 years, and not all of them were good ones. I've made many mistakes. And it's about time I did something about that.

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