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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.


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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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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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