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Woman Photographs Swan, Finds Hand Stuck in Ice
Reuters ^ | Thu Apr 7, 2005 09:12 AM ET | Staff

Posted on 04/07/2005 9:21:30 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish woman who photographed a swan in the river outside the royal palace in Stockholm made a grim discovery when the film was developed: a hand sticking out of the ice. Newspaper Aftonbladet said on its Web Site that Marita Larsson was walking around Stockholm's Old Town in early March and took a photo of a swan on the river as a spring thaw melted the ice.

"It was only when I came home and developed the film that I saw there was something particular about the picture. When I had it blown up I saw there was a hand sticking out of the ice," she told the newspaper.

A spokesman for Stockholm police said the hand might be that of a man who committed suicide in late January and whose body has not yet been found.

Police last week also fished various body parts of a woman, including the head and hands, out of the river, and are still trying to identify her.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: callingartbell; strange; unusual; weird
Weird.
1 posted on 04/07/2005 9:21:30 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

I wonder if that's the hand where the Wendy's Chili Finger came from.


2 posted on 04/07/2005 9:22:38 AM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity; MadIvan; Petronski

Tourist guy?


3 posted on 04/07/2005 9:23:04 AM PDT by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Ewww.


4 posted on 04/07/2005 9:23:16 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Someone must've figured that had to hand it to her.

But then on the other hand.....

5 posted on 04/07/2005 9:24:26 AM PDT by b4its2late
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To: Bosco

No, the finger in Wendy's chili was planted there by McDonld's ;)


6 posted on 04/07/2005 9:25:16 AM PDT by RushCrush (My tagline escapes me.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

I don't know what to think of folks that can't keep their body parts together, this is worse than scatterbrained!


7 posted on 04/07/2005 9:26:02 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (Let Me Die on My Feet in the Swamp, BUAIDH NO BAS)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
A spokesman for Stockholm police said the hand might be that of a man who committed suicide...

Police last week also fished various body parts of a woman, including the head and hands, out of the river...

So there's more than one dead person in the river? The royal palace seems like a weird place to dispose of a body.

8 posted on 04/07/2005 9:26:09 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Proud infidel since 1970.)
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To: Bosco
Another urban legend in the making...
Where is the "photograph"? How many people do you know who go snap photos and then go home and "develop" them?

Zuit! How many people do you know these days who still use silver or dye-based film?

9 posted on 04/07/2005 9:27:22 AM PDT by Publius6961 (The most abundant things in the universe are ignorance, stupidity and hydrogen)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Hands, arms, fingers, chili, oh my!

Wendy's Chili - Finger-lickin' good.


10 posted on 04/07/2005 9:30:07 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (Who knows, but perhaps you have come into the kingdom for such a time as this?)
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To: Happygal

Queer eye for the tourist guy!


11 posted on 04/07/2005 9:30:12 AM PDT by BrooklynGOP (www.logicandsanity.com)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

My head has been sticking out of the ice for years... but no one ever takes a pic or is gracious enough to report it to the authorities. Shame on the human race. I'm gonna go back to Mars !!!


12 posted on 04/07/2005 9:30:47 AM PDT by GeekDejure ( LOL = Liberals Obey Lucifer !!! -- Impeach Greer !!!.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
A finger at Wendy's.

A foot a couple of weeks ago.

Now, a hand.

Soon, we'll have a whole body -- if all the pieces fit together.


13 posted on 04/07/2005 9:33:27 AM PDT by TomGuy (America: Best friend or worst enemy. Choose wisely.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Just because some watery tart threw a sword at you...

(Monty Python... sorry, first thing that came to mind.)


14 posted on 04/07/2005 9:33:57 AM PDT by rebootd
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To: DaveLoneRanger

"Parts is parts."


15 posted on 04/07/2005 9:35:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (It's sad that the news media treats Michael Jackson better than our military.)
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To: TomGuy

We'll have to put red pig-tails on him in honor of Wendy's.


16 posted on 04/07/2005 9:35:38 AM PDT by retrokitten (I heart Tony Snow)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
BWAHAHAHA... this is the Freepathon Photo that showed up at the top of this thread for me:


17 posted on 04/07/2005 9:36:19 AM PDT by So Cal Rocket (Proud Member: Internet Pajama Wearers for Truth)
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To: Publius6961

The kind of people that photography swans are the kind that still use celluloid film. Lots of us still use such cameras.


18 posted on 04/07/2005 9:36:20 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (Technology advances. Human nature is dependably stagnant.)
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To: WellThoughtOut

19 posted on 04/07/2005 9:36:47 AM PDT by RockinRight (Conservatism is common sense, liberalism is just senseless.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

What was a swan doing submerged under the ice? And was the camera waterproof??


20 posted on 04/07/2005 9:37:20 AM PDT by mikrofon (Let's give her a hand)
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To: Publius6961

Hey, didn't you ever see that movie "Blowup"?! :-)


21 posted on 04/07/2005 9:38:50 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Proud infidel since 1970.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

"Blow-Up" is a great movie by Antonioni (1966). A Photographer uncovers a murder when he greatly enlarges photographs he took in a park. Or does he??


22 posted on 04/07/2005 9:40:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The fourth estate is a fifth column.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Sounds like a serial kille is loose in the greater Stockholm metropolitan area.


23 posted on 04/07/2005 9:40:39 AM PDT by 12 Gauge Mossberg (I Approved This Posting - Paid For By Mossberg, Inc.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Surely there wouldn't be any connection to the "religion of pieces"?

maybe a "honor killing" or some such.


24 posted on 04/07/2005 9:41:07 AM PDT by federal
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Woman Photographs Swan, Finds Hand Stuck in Ice

My first reaction in reading the headline is that it must have been a long long exposure during a very cold snap.

25 posted on 04/07/2005 9:41:14 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: TomGuy

Oh, we can fit the pieces together...


26 posted on 04/07/2005 9:41:16 AM PDT by eyespysomething (Friend of the WPPFF)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
The royal palace seems like a weird place to dispose of a body.

So does Fort Marcy Park.

27 posted on 04/07/2005 9:41:24 AM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Everything that I've written on it for the past two years is GONE!)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Their creepy and their kooky...

28 posted on 04/07/2005 9:41:37 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Wonderful, peaceful Sweden.


29 posted on 04/07/2005 9:41:48 AM PDT by hgro (ews)
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To: Charles Henrickson
"It was only when I came home and developed the film that I saw there was something particular about the picture. When I had it blown up I saw there was a hand sticking out of the ice," she told the newspaper.

Ko.

30 posted on 04/07/2005 9:42:09 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Unnnghconscious.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yep. A friend showed me the movie in college. I was surprised to see Vanessa Redgrave!


31 posted on 04/07/2005 9:45:17 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Proud infidel since 1970.)
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To: RockinRight

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32 posted on 04/07/2005 9:46:45 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Hatteras
Their creepy and their kooky...

OOoooo!
That is creepy!
A golf ball the size of a hailstone!
33 posted on 04/07/2005 9:47:39 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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To: RushCrush
No, the finger in Wendy's chili was planted there by McDonld's

LOL!...."..hold the pickle, hold the lettuce, special orders don't upset us..." Burger King???

34 posted on 04/07/2005 9:50:49 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: Happygal

Can you tell by the hand if the poor chap had counted to three?


35 posted on 04/07/2005 9:52:49 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic ("Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence" - R. Kirk)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

36 posted on 04/07/2005 9:54:56 AM PDT by js1138 (There are 10 kinds of people: those who read binary, and those who don't.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

The mere presence of a swan makes me suspect fowl play....


37 posted on 04/07/2005 9:55:21 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
The royal palace seems like a weird place to dispose of a body.
Perhaps it wasn't supposed to happen this way...


38 posted on 04/07/2005 10:02:54 AM PDT by cartan
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To: Publius6961

We have a black and white developer in our own personal darkroom. My daughter uses it.


39 posted on 04/07/2005 10:11:58 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Word to the wise - when in Sweden, DON'T drink the water!!!


40 posted on 04/07/2005 10:13:28 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Maybe it was one of Clinton's old "girlfriends".

(Yeah. I know it's tacky, but it's better than saying it was one of Ted Kennedy's.)


41 posted on 04/07/2005 10:24:47 AM PDT by HowardDeanScream08
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

A Polar Bear Club event gone awry?


42 posted on 04/07/2005 10:34:55 AM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEd)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Add to that (Blow-Up): The band was supposed to have been The Who, but when they couldn't make it, the Yardbirds filled in. That's Jeff Beck bustin up the guitar..


43 posted on 04/07/2005 11:50:15 AM PDT by onehipdad (Hope is the enemy of terror.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

It was trying to clap, but it was only one hand.


44 posted on 04/07/2005 12:04:30 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: WellThoughtOut

Was it aa African or European swan?

/just helping


45 posted on 04/07/2005 3:37:41 PM PDT by roostercashews
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