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  • The Fairy Investigation Society

    12/28/2017 10:25:16 PM PST · by vannrox · 29 replies
    Fortean Times Magazine ^ | 29DEC17 | Simon Young
    The Fairy Investigation Society, dedicated to tracking down modern accounts of the Little People, must rank as one of the strangest British organisations ever to come into being. SIMON YOUNG tells the story of this curious enterprise through five key episodes – from a Fairy Census to a tabloid scandal – in its eccentric and largely forgotten history.1. SLEIGH AND CRAUFURD MEET (1927)It was the kind of moment over which flies queue up for wall space. Two of the most eccentric men in Britain in one room – and they had come to talk about fairies. On the one...
  • Russian citizens share photos of the WEIRDEST things they have spotted in public

    12/03/2017 1:52:52 PM PST · by mairdie · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 December 2017 | Molly Rose Pike
    It's the largest country in the world, and these bizarre new snaps reveal some of Russia's stranger goings on. People from all over the country have spotted the weirdest things they've seen in Russia in a hilarious online gallery.
  • Free Republic Slow?

    07/09/2017 11:44:30 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 123 replies
    self | 07/09/2017 | ealgeone
    Is anyone else seeing a very slow response from Free Republic?
  • State Dept. Says Hillary’s Appointment Of Donor To Top Secret Advisory Panel Was ‘Not Unusual’

    06/10/2016 2:58:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/10/16 | Chuck Ross
    A State Department spokesman on Friday said that a Hillary Clinton donor’s appointment to a top secret federal advisory board despite having no experience with its activities is “not unusual” because he represented “a broad range of views.” ABC News reported earlier on Friday that in 2011, Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff Cheryl Mills directed career diplomats to appoint Rajiv Fernando, a high-frequency stock trader from Chicago, to the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB). Mills’ move — which was likely okayed by Clinton — surprised the career staffers, according to emails obtained by the legal advocacy group Citizens United. Fernando...
  • Hillary Clinton Struggles to Find Footing in Unusual Race

    05/28/2016 2:20:14 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2016 | AMY CHOZICK, ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN
    Democrats could hardly believe their good fortune last month when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was headed to a general election showdown with Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump carried so much baggage and had insulted so many voting blocs that some Clinton supporters began to imagine a landslide. But early optimism that this would be an easy race is evaporating. In the corridors of Congress, on airplane shuttles between New York and Washington, at donor gatherings and on conference calls, anxiety is spreading through the Democratic Party that Mrs. Clinton is struggling to find her footing.
  • Mandarin Duck Appears at Irving Park

    03/25/2016 2:55:33 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 22 replies
    http://nbcdfw.com/ ^ | March 1, 2016) | Johnny Archer
    Centennial Park in Irving is home to many birds, but none like the duck known as "Manny." A few weeks ago, the Mandarin duck showed up in Irving. Nature photographer Kent Jarrett said people named him Manny.
  • Unusual happenings with inactive radio stations, signaling something big about to happen?

    10/15/2015 6:33:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 125 replies
    On SKYKING (8992 or 11175 kHz USB) a call sign called “COLLAPSE” which has not been heard since 2001 has just broadcasted 4 messages to numbered stations/units in the last few minutes. “FUXEBOX” and “Reykjavik,” have also broadcast in the last few days and they haven’t been heard since 1991 (collapse of the Soviet Union). “COLLAPSE” has sent 3 messages in the last few minutes. COLLAPSE message one: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1hGyA2GR6HI Collapse message Two: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1ETZ3l9fp0G Collapse message Three: http://vocaroo.com/i/s03ZI6ui70LY Message Four from “FLATTOP!” (ANOTHER STATION NOT HEARD IN YEARS!): http://vocaroo.com/i/s01smhgkyNDL We do not know what these codes mean, but it considered These...
  • Fintona, County Tyrone: 80-metre wind turbine collapses ('unusual' event as winds were light)

    01/03/2015 7:13:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1/3/15 | BBC
    An 80-metre wind turbine has collapsed on a mountainside near Fintona in County Tyrone. The turbine was one of eight on the Screggagh wind farm on Murley mountain. It is not clear what caused the giant structure to collapse, but people in the industry said it was a highly unusual event especially as winds were light at the time. The turbine, valued at over Ł500,000, collapsed on Friday evening, scattering debris over a wide area.
  • Governor Calls Fetal Pain Bill Efforts “Waste of Time” [Satire]

    05/24/2014 7:09:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2014 | John Semmens
    A push for a special session to consider legislation that would address fetal pain and, thereby, place a limit on abortions was labeled a “waste of time” by West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D). “As I’ve said before, legislation that would elevate concern for a fetus’s pain above that of a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy is unconstitutional,” Tomblin reiterated. “The argument that the pain inflicted on the fetus is a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s bar against cruel or unusual punishment is unpersuasive. The Eighth Amendment protects against cruel punishment. The fetus has committed no offense and...
  • Department of Unusual Ordnance Finds (Can Freepers Identify)

    06/05/2013 1:38:27 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 35 replies
    cjchivers.com ^ | unknown | Deir ash Sharqi,
    Field researching and reporting on arms and the arms trade often leads to the same old discoveries in war after war, fight after fight. But most trips also turn up the odd and unusual item. This pair of disc-shaped ordnance packages bearing Russian labels (above) was one of the unexpected finds in the possession of Ahfad al-Rasul.
  • Rapper in stable condition after shooting at filming of music video

    04/14/2013 5:26:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    http://www.khou.com ^ | April 13, 2013
    HOUSTON – A filming of a rap music video turned violent early Saturday morning when a group of unidentified suspects opened fire on the production crew in front of a house just south of downtown, police said. According to the Houston Police Department, at about 2:30 a.m. officers responded to a call of a shooting near Nettleton and Reeves streets. When they arrived, they found a man had been shot, and had the victim transported to Ben Taub Hospital in serious but stable condition. Police said that a couple of unknown men opened fire of the production crew from across...
  • Unexplained shower of apples falls from sky over town

    12/17/2011 10:07:11 AM PST · by Young Werther · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Thu, Dec 15, 2011.. | Eric Pfeiffer
    More than 100 apples mysteriously rained down upon a small British town on Monday night. The still-unexplained apple shower left 20 yards of city streets and car windshields covered in the cascading fruit just after the daily rush hour.
  • 'Unusual' Bachmann Rebuttal Could Scramble GOP Message on Obama Address

    01/25/2011 1:29:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 115 replies
    fox ^ | 1/25/11 | staff
    It's bad enough that Rep. Paul Ryan has to follow President Obama. Now the brainy Wisconsin congressman tapped to give the official Republican response to the State of the Union address must also compete for attention with Tea Party star Michele Bachmann. Bachmann, a third-term Minnesota congresswoman renowned for lobbing rhetorical bombs at her opponents, plans to rebut the president's address in an online broadcast at the Tea Party Express website Tuesday night. While Ryan's remarks will be carried by all the networks and cable news outlets as they happen, television news outlets have agreed to share a camera to...
  • Unusual methods helped ICE break deportation record, e-mails and interviews show

    12/06/2010 9:48:03 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    wsj ^ | 12/6/10 | Andrew Becker
    For much of this year, the Obama administration touted its tougher-than-ever approach to immigration enforcement, culminating in a record number of deportations. But in reaching 392,862 deportations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement included more than 19,000 immigrants who had exited the previous fiscal year, according to agency statistics. ICE also ran a Mexican repatriation program five weeks longer than ever before, allowing the agency to count at least 6,500 exits that, without the program, would normally have been tallied by the U.S. Border Patrol. When ICE officials realized in the final weeks of the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30,...
  • Obama plays “race card” in call for 2010 elections?

    “Young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women.” Drudge has this clip highlighted with the headline, “OBAMA PLAYS RACE CARD” in bold letters at the top of the page. Ben Smith at Politico goes with a less-provocative description of “unusual demographic frankness” in describing this effort from the DNC to get the troops rallied for the midterm elections.
  • Tragic Derby ending for Eight Belles (Stress Analysis)

    05/03/2008 9:34:08 PM PDT · by red flanker · 77 replies · 409+ views
    WNKY Net ^ | May 3, 2008 | Mike Brunker
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A quarter mile past the finish line in the Kentucky Derby, a gallant runner-up effort by the filly Eight Belles was forgotten in an instant. In a freak accident that one experienced racetrack veterinarian said he had never seen before, the 3-year-old daughter of Unbridled’s Song apparently snapped both of her front ankles simultaneously as she galloped out after the race, sending her crashing hard to the Churchill Downs dirt racetrack. She was euthanized moments later, after vets determined there was no chance to save her. “She had finished the race and was around the turn at...
  • NY cracks down on illegal mystery meats

    12/01/2006 2:33:53 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 176 replies · 3,843+ views
    Yahoo AP ^ | 1 December 2006 one hour 26 minutes ago | ADAM GOLDMAN, AP Business Writer
    When a food safety inspector walked into a market in Queens, he noticed the store had an interesting special posted on its front window: 12 beefy armadillos. In Brooklyn, inspectors found 15 pounds of iguana meat at a West Indian market and 200 pounds of cow lungs for sale at another market. At a West African grocery in Manhattan, the store was selling smoked rodent meat from a refrigerated display case. An inspector quickly seized a couple pounds of it. All of it was headed for the dinner table. All of it was also illegal. Authorities say the discoveries are...
  • Anthrax Outbreak in Canada: What's Behind It ?

    08/29/2006 9:22:32 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 6 replies · 479+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 08/29/06 | vanity
    There has been an "unprecedented outbreak" of anthrax in Canada (plus a case or two on the US side of the border). So far, animals are the sole casualties,but the speed with which the outbreak is spreading is disturbing: Is this a natural event...or something else ?
  • Injured Husband Talks to Action News

    05/19/2006 11:46:18 AM PDT · by meandog · 74 replies · 2,515+ views
    TIOGA-NICETOWN - May 17, 2006 - A Philadelphia man is recovering from an attack, allegedly at the hands of his wife. The assault on his private parts has become public knowledge. In an interview with Action News after his release from, the 52-year-old victim spoke of his terrifying ordeal. The 52-year-old Tioga-Nicetown man, who we are identifying only by his first name of Howard, arrived home late Wednesday, hours after his wife allegedly tore off two parts of his genitalia with her bare hands. Surgeons at Einstein successfully managed to repair the damage. Howard/Tioga-Nicetown: "Doctors did a beautiful job in...
  • Unusual Iron Age Steles Discovered In Ardebil Province (Iran)

    07/20/2005 6:38:22 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 481+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 7-20-2005
    Unusual Iron Age steles discovered in Ardebil Province Tehran Times Culture Desk TEHRAN -- Over 500 stone steles bearing images of faces of men and women with no mouths were recently discovered at Shahr Yeri in Ardebil Province, the director of the team of archaeologists working at the site announced on Tuesday. Alireza Hojabri Nuri added that the steles are arranged one after another in the form of a wall and date back to the Iron Age. Shahr Yeri is located near Pirazmeyan village, 32 kilometers off of Meshkin Shahr in Ardebil Province. “The discovered steles enjoy unique characteristics, and...