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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:53 pm

EDA's CIO, fearing that the agency was under attack from a nation- state, insisted instead on a policy of physical destruction. The EDA
destroyed not only (uninfected) desktop computers but also printers, cameras, keyboards, and even mice. The destruction only stopped---
sparing $3 million of equipment---because the agency had run out of money to pay for destroying the hardware.
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/07/us-agency-baffled-by-modern-technology-destroys-mice-to-get-rid-of-viruses/

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:11 pm

Would you mind posting a letter for me Laughing 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-24028902

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:44 pm

Since 1841, Britain's Thomas Cook Tours has been leading travelers on new adventures. But not everyone ends up happy. These are supposedly true complaints registered with the travel agency.

1. "I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts."

2. "It's lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallarta to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during 'siesta' time -- this should be banned."

3. "On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don't like spicy food."

4. "We booked an excursion to a water park but no one told us we had to bring our own swimsuits and towels. We assumed it would be included in the price."

7. "The beach was too sandy. We had to clean everything when we returned to our room."

8. "We found the sand was not like the sand in the brochure. Your brochure shows the sand as white but it was more yellow."

10. "They should not allow topless sunbathing on the beach. It was very distracting for my husband who just wanted to relax. "

12. "No one told us there would be fish in the water. The children were scared."

13. "Although the brochure said that there was a fully equipped kitchen, there was no egg-slicer in the drawers."

14. "We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish."

15. "The roads were uneven and bumpy, so we could not read the local guide book during the bus ride to the resort. Because of this, we were unaware of many things that would have made our holiday more fun."

16. "It took us nine hours to fly home from Jamaica to England. It took the Americans only three hours to get home. This seems unfair."

17. "I compared the size of our one-bedroom suite to our friends'
three-bedroom and ours was significantly smaller."

18. "The brochure stated: 'No hairdressers at the resort.' We're trainee hairdressers and we think they knew and made us wait longer for service."

19. "There were too many Spanish people there. The receptionist spoke Spanish, the food was Spanish. No one told us that there would be so many foreigners."

20. "We had to line up outside to catch the boat and there was no air-conditioning."

21. "It is your duty as a tour operator to advise us of noisy or unruly guests before we travel."

22. "I was bitten by a mosquito. The brochure did not mention mosquitoes."

23. "My fiancé and I requested twin-beds when we booked, but instead we were placed in a room with a king bed. We now hold you responsible and want to be reimbursed for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not have happened if you had put us in the room that we booked."


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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:46 pm

In 1959, an American geologist built a rock cairn 1.2 metres away from this glacier.
This summer, the cairn was 101.5 metres away. The scientists who discovered the
cairn say it’s unusual that a scientist in the 1950s would expect the glacier to retreat,
and not advance, burying the cairn.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/1959-message-in-a-bottle-a-clue-to-glacier-melt-1.2465597

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:57 pm

A 75-year-old man said he spent 13 years crafting a "boring" hedge into a 150ft-long (45.7m) giant dragon.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-27519536

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:35 pm

A fox is stealing dozens of shoes in a Leeds suburb and dumping them outside a woman's house.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-27710832

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:48 pm

It makes you wonder. What happened to common sense?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-31805312

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:31 pm

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A fox is stealing dozens of shoes in a Leeds suburb and dumping them outside a woman's house.

Houses at the top of Mauricewood have hassle with foxes... nicking door mats and stuff left lying around.....seen images from cctv of them at it!

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:03 am

I can't explain the Leeds lady's experience, but vixens generally are inclined to nick all manner of things which they take back to the den for their cubs to play with.

So far, my wife has lost one shoe from a pair left outside to dry. I've been robbed of a pair of gardening gloves. I've even heard of a starfish being found outside a den well inland.
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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:12 am

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So far, my wife has lost one shoe from a pair left outside to dry. I've been robbed of a pair of gardening gloves. I've even heard of a starfish being found outside a den well inland.

Same here re shoes and gloves...

It is funny watching a fox try and take a door mat though....grabbed by a corner in its mouth, and tripping over itself as its paws land on the mat! ...best was seeing one walk backwards with it as it realised forwards was not going to work.

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:37 pm

Hi David and welcome to the forum.

Here are some interesting pictures of statues that I found :-)
http://diply.com/most-amazing/30-people-who-saw-a-statue-knew-they-needed/103268

And what about these colourised photos.
http://diply.com/most-amazing/41-must-see-colorized-historical-photos-that-will-give-you/104021

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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:16 pm

Thanks for the welcome Andy...

The shaver did it for me....classic.




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PostSubject: Re: Interesting stories   Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:20 pm

In slightly alarming news, if you happen to live in a country with
lions, or regularly commute through safari parks: lions can open doors.

Driving the family car very, very close to a pride of lions,
incessantly taking photographs and repeatedly muttering “yikes” is
also, apparently, not a great idea, as Kaylene and Sindy Sutherland
discovered when visiting their parents in South Africa.

http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/lions-can-open-doors-now--lyMu0HsUae

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