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MrSnuggles
28th Jul 2016, 09:02
Lots of bad things happening around the globe. Let's find some of those golden nuggets that makes you smile!

I'll begin with this amusing story.

https://www.nrk.no/troms/regjeringen-vurderer-forslag-om-fjelltoppgave-1.13057831

Finland will celebrate 100 years as independent state next year. Far up north Finland and Norway share a border, that crosses a "fjäll" (a special kind of mountain, don't know the English word for it). The highest point in Finland is that particular fjäll. Sad story is that the highest point of the fjäll is on the Norwegian side.
With that in mind, the county where this fjäll is situated has applied to the Norwegian Parliament to move the border so the entire fjäll is inside Finland territory. This would be a great celebration gift to the Finnish neighbour, the county reasons.
Norwegian Parliament is now considering this proposal, and it might be some law-stuff that needs to be fixed before the border line can be re-drawn.

That's how you do it peeps!

G-CPTN
28th Jul 2016, 09:10
We have the word fell which describes high land in rural areas.

Fell (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fell).

No doubt the Finnish and Norwegian fjälls are much higher than ours in Britain.

TowerDog
28th Jul 2016, 09:26
Moving the border may be a violation of the Norwegian constitution, not likely to happen.
Fjell means mountain in Norwegian, any kind of mountain really.
I can't imagine any Finlander loosing sleep over the fact that their border is on the wrong side of the peak :(

Kulverstukas
28th Jul 2016, 09:37
We need more kittens in this thread.

onetrack
28th Jul 2016, 12:47
I can see this is going to be a very short thread. There is a exceptionally severe shortage of those golden nuggets of positive and funny news items. :(

barry lloyd
28th Jul 2016, 13:05
This fulfils two requirements - one from Kulver for kittens and it's a good news story - except for cat-haters that is!

Bobby the kitten survives 60C washing machine cycle - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-36912549)

barry lloyd
28th Jul 2016, 13:08
...and has no-one else seen this one?

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jul/27/how-the-ice-bucket-challenge-led-to-an-als-research-breakthrough

larssnowpharter
28th Jul 2016, 13:12
Turning pee into power at the student's union bar:

Microbes Turn Pee Into Electricity | IFLScience (http://www.iflscience.com/technology/microbes-turn-pee-electricity/)

Geordie_Expat
28th Jul 2016, 18:04
We need more kittens in this thread.

Totally agree. Time this thread was revived:


http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/443964-cat-lovers-thread.html

Falcon Al
28th Jul 2016, 20:01
There is nothing more positively warming than a breast thread.

meadowrun
28th Jul 2016, 20:09
The trams are still running in Blackpool.


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3482/3803900448_a898868f76_z.jpg

Sallyann1234
28th Jul 2016, 20:25
Trams are smart. But only in reverse.

Nervous SLF
28th Jul 2016, 20:32
We need more kittens in this thread.

When you're being given a ticket but kitten bro has your back - Album on Imgur (http://imgur.com/gallery/NpvzE)

Loose rivets
28th Jul 2016, 22:43
crossbreed Bobby

Cross? He was bloody furious.


Vet Tamsin Thomas said: "Bobby was on the verge of collapse as his body was soaked through and his temperature was dangerously low.

Soggy Bobby. How the heck do you soak a body through? And just how was his temperature low when he'd been on a 60c cycle?

I think we should be told.

G-CPTN
28th Jul 2016, 23:04
Cross? He was bloody furious.

Soggy Bobby. How the heck do you soak a body through? And just how was his temperature low when he'd been on a 60c cycle?

I think we should be told.
An example of enthusiastic reporting.

Sure the cat had been fastened in the washing machine, and the machine started on a 60 degC cycle, but all washing machines nowadays are cold fill - and pussy was only in for a couple of minutes - long enough for the machine to 'fill' (though no washing machine fills to the top) with cold water.
Only later in the cycle would the water be heated to 60 degC.

Oh, and pussy's owner heard the solid noise as the drum started to rotate slowly and intervened.

Don't think for one minute (or even one second) that pussy was fully submerged in hot water - though the experience was undoubtedly unpleasant enough to deter pussy from ever climbing into a washing machine again.

Incidentally, the washing machine was the favourite place for my daughter's ferret.
If the door was not shut he would be in in a flash.

Hydromet
28th Jul 2016, 23:27
Poor cat. Could have dried it out in the microwave.

Tankertrashnav
28th Jul 2016, 23:46
meadowrun

"We're going on an old tram" - "Hooray!"

"It's in Blackpool" - "Boo!"

meadowrun
28th Jul 2016, 23:58
Yeah, I went for a day in November - only to ride the trams and take a look around. The gales howled, the rain was horizontal. Took two cameras and all the gear and can't remember taking one photograph. Did find a fish&chippie in Fleetwood I still remember fondly.

NutLoose
29th Jul 2016, 00:39
Epic failure

Man loses his front teeth as he tries to eat corn on a drill (http://www.msn.com/en-gb/video/other/man-loses-his-front-teeth-as-he-tries-to-eat-corn-on-a-drill/vi-BBuQ5a2?refvid=BBuV1vG)

blue up
29th Jul 2016, 06:21
8 years later, after countless cuts and grazes, after spinal surgery, after losing my medical and my job, I have finally had a moment of joy and achievement. First family drive down to the village.
Really good for the soul to be able to say that the job is finally finished. Can't wait for the summer to start here in Wales!

Before...
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j279/foggythomas/frank1.jpg (http://s82.photobucket.com/user/foggythomas/media/frank1.jpg.html)

After...
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j279/foggythomas/hfhfin2.jpg (http://s82.photobucket.com/user/foggythomas/media/hfhfin2.jpg.html)

Hempy
29th Jul 2016, 07:24
No Cookies | NT News (http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/only-in-the-territory/flying-dildo-hits-bucks-party-guest-draws-blood/story-fnk2tg5d-1226764350884)

Hydromet
29th Jul 2016, 07:46
Hempy, being Darwin and the NT News, it was probably crocodile-shaped.

Hempy
29th Jul 2016, 07:55
Sounds impressive!


He said a scantily clad exotic dancer appeared after awhile and was soon performing her party trick: shooting dildos at the guests.

Mr Skumavc said those who had seen the infamous ping-pong ball scene in the Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert would know how the party trick worked.

He said the pink projectile was flying an impressive 7m across the room and looping about 2m high.

:eek::eek:

DirtyProp
29th Jul 2016, 10:43
Mr Skumavc said those who had seen the infamous ping-pong ball scene in the Australian film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert would know how the party trick worked.
Well, I for one don't know that party trick and I DON'T wanna know. :=

As for positive news, Art. 50 hasn't been invoked yet....
:E

Mudman
29th Jul 2016, 13:27
Two juvenile eagles in the care of the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre were returned to the wild last week.

Story here: (https://www.facebook.com/CobequidWildlifeRehabCentre/posts/1192536620786164)

https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/q87/p160x160/13775857_1192536587452834_8408225064782275192_n.jpg?oh=3bd6f d8d583e79702ecf61ae7f02aefc&oe=582DE5BB

Kulverstukas
29th Jul 2016, 14:21
Loose google translation:

Twenty baby sturgeons, kidnaped in early July from the Hortus Botanicus Universitasis Mosquensis (Botanical Garden) "The Apothecaries' Garden (http://www.hortus.ru/#!about-us/llpuw)", was yesterday returned to the pool, Friday, 29 July, spokeswoman Olga Arkhipova told the "Moscow" news agency.

She said that after the theft garden has acquired 20 new baby sturgeon. However, in the morning of July 29, there was found that twice as many fish.

"Our joy has no limit - apparently, publicity and coverage in the media of blatant crimes forced thieves to change their mind and return the animals," - said Arkhipova. She believes that the information that these sturgeon are not edible - they was feed with special nutrition for ornamental fish which makes them poisonous, - played the role in the return.

To avoid repeated thefts of plants and animals "Apothecaries' Garden" look for a sponsor, ready to help with night security and CCTV.

Baby sturgeon were stolen from the pool the night of July 8th. Garden administration was outraged and called the incident "a monstrous barbarism and cowardly crime".

"Apothecaries' Garden" is the oldest botanical garden in Russia, it was founded in 1706 by Peter the Great. Today there are more than two thousand species of plants.

lomapaseo
29th Jul 2016, 15:30
"Our joy has no limit - apparently, publicity and coverage in the media of blatant crimes forced thieves to change their mind and return the animals,"

How do they know they were the same animals, they might have substituted some cheaper species like anchovies

Bravo Mike
29th Jul 2016, 16:16
Bikini-clad Swedish policewoman 'stops thief' - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36924717)
Lucky, lucky barsteward :ok:

Kulverstukas
29th Jul 2016, 17:10
sunbathing ... in Stockholm

is well known sculpture at Beckholmen

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4100/alex3saaba.0/0_3801c_839d5150_-1-XL.jpg (http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6517/6154164.1a3/0_82772_ed6a5a4b_XXL.jpg)

sitigeltfel
29th Jul 2016, 17:23
A hotel for puddy tats opens in Marseilles.

Marseille | Le premier hôtel pour chats vient d'ouvrir à Marseille | La Provence (http://www.laprovence.com/article/societe/4054068/insolite-le-premier-hotel-pour-chats-vient-douvrir-a-marseille.html)

Somewhere for Mrs Slocombe to pamper her pussy!

Kulverstukas
29th Jul 2016, 18:06
http://2x2tv.ru/upload/medialibrary/79f/79f84bb959d4914da8d2f1bd268e4b81.png

MrSnuggles
29th Jul 2016, 18:30
Bravo Mike

Yes, that's how we roll in Scandinavia. Pretty poor picture in your article, here is the original.

http://gfx.aftonbladet-cdn.se/image/23250071/800/normal/59c8699e0dd8f/ingripandet.jpg

broadreach
29th Jul 2016, 23:00
Don't know that it's "positive" but it's definitely "funny" in a bizarre way.

Few Brazilian states have, during the country's mostly self-inflicted economic crisis, been hit as hard as Rio de Janeiro. You may have heard - ad nauseum - about an olympic lack of preparation.

Rio's harder hit than most states because of the fall in oil production revenue. We've heard of several compensatory measures but the one that wiped the grin off our face was the state legislature's decision to differentiate tax on toilet paper, all of which had previously been exempt of ICMS (which I can only translate as "Circulation Tax").

In December 2015 the Rio state government voted to maintain tax-exempt status for single-foil toilet paper but to tax dual-foil - the softer stuff presumably preferred by society's upper strata - at 18% plus 1% for some other reason.

Edit: blue up congratulations many times over! The faces behind the windscreen tell it all!

Kulverstukas
29th Jul 2016, 23:06
In December 2015 the Rio state government voted to maintain tax-exempt status for single-foil toilet paper but to tax dual-foil - the softer stuff presumably preferred by society's upper strata - at 18% plus 1% for some other reason.



Oh shit! :}

Loose rivets
30th Jul 2016, 00:42
Yes, blue up, quite makes me want to head back to Texas to see the 'babies'. Young man who's as tall as me and with a deep voice and the most vivacious young lady imaginable. Trouble is, that baby phase didn't seem to last a moment.

Oh, moggies and king pins. Had a wheel fall off due to the pin wearing out.


A photo of the incident on Ms Kellner's Instagram page has attracted more than 9,000 likes in less than two days.

Though it has to be said, 8000 of them were ticked by the perpetrator.:E

MrSnuggles
30th Jul 2016, 09:07
Funny news from Sweden. We are really good at this, apparently! ;-)

Ny studie om svenskarnas sexvanor | SVT Nyheter (http://www.svt.se/nyheter/inrikes/ny-studie-om-svenskarnas-sexvanor)

Gouvernment study about sexual habits of Swedes. "We need this to counteract the negative reporting about sex in media. All they talk about are rape and groping, not the pleasant part of it." (Somewhat free quotation of Gabriel Wikström, health minister.)

This is how we roll, baby!

lol

G-CPTN
30th Jul 2016, 09:19
Before we moved to Denmark there was talk of 'free sex'.
What I deduced was that, when Danes fancied each other they would discuss the possibility then agree a time and location before indulging, whereas, in Britain, the event would happen spontaneously and then probably be regretted.

MOSTAFA
30th Jul 2016, 09:47
That really cheered me up. My hearty congratulations blue up, looking good.

david1300
30th Jul 2016, 10:42
8 years later, after countless cuts and grazes, after spinal surgery, after losing my medical and my job, I have finally had a ....
After...
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j279/foggythomas/hfhfin2.jpg (http://s82.photobucket.com/user/foggythomas/media/hfhfin2.jpg.html)

That is just awesome 👍 Well done.

Fareastdriver
30th Jul 2016, 11:01
How are your knuckles after having to adjust the tappets on a side valve engine?

blue up
30th Jul 2016, 11:08
Thanks for the compliments. Still recovering from a nasty back injury so this particular 'mountain' has taken a long time to climb. Many times I thought I couldn't do it but the Doc and Pshrink told me to keep at it. Another positive is the reaction from passers by. Lots of older folks stopping to have a chat in carparks etc. Always a happy experience.

Fortunately the sdievalve engine has an Alta OHV conversion so I don't need to fuss about with the tappets. Phew!

G-CPTN
30th Jul 2016, 11:56
The kit included an alloy OHV cylinder head and all the parts needed to convert the 27bhp engine to 56 horsepower.

Fareastdriver
30th Jul 2016, 12:16
so I don't need to fuss about with the tappets. Phew!

You don't know what you have missed! The Ford sidevalves had solid mushroom tappets that had to be either ground off or bedded in; even more fun. In the fifty's you didn't bother about overhauling an engine; it was a tenner for a reconditioned one.

G-CPTN
30th Jul 2016, 13:21
I remember paying a fiver for a secondhand replacement engine for an A30.

PingDit
30th Jul 2016, 16:23
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n608/PingDit/Donald%20Trump%20Wall.jpg (http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/PingDit/media/Donald%20Trump%20Wall.jpg.html)

Full story here...

Tiny wall appears around Donald?s Trump?s star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/21/tiny-wall-appears-around-donalds-trumps-star-on-hollywood-walk-o/)

sitigeltfel
31st Jul 2016, 11:04
Little girl saved by Texas police officer throws him a tea party - BBC News (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36929078)

Ancient Observer
31st Jul 2016, 16:03
What year is the Moggy, please? I had a 54, split windscreen, but the one in the photo looks older.
My 803cc sidevalve gave way to a 950 ohc, and then I put in a 1250.

blue up
31st Jul 2016, 16:16
1949 Lowlight Moggy. Every journey is an adventure, every hill a challenge and every overtake is a miracle!

G-CPTN
31st Jul 2016, 17:54
My 803cc sidevalve gave way to a 950 ohc, and then I put in a 1250.
I think you mean OHV.
Though having seen an OHV conversion of a side-valve, I suppose anything is possible.


http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/uploads/cars/morris/2952221.jpg

John Hill
31st Jul 2016, 21:30
Is the battery really bigger than the engine?

lomapaseo
1st Aug 2016, 01:33
Is the battery really bigger than the engine?


It's the perspective John. The battery is probably car battery 12 V size and 2 ft from the camera while the engine could be several thousand horsepower size and 20 ft from the camera lens

Ancient Mariner
1st Aug 2016, 06:18
More like 6V and 30 ponies,so yes, the battery is bigger.
Per

G-CPTN
1st Aug 2016, 09:28
12v and 56hp.

Ancient Mariner
1st Aug 2016, 13:00
12V? Not shabby, better than my '57 Hillman Minx, twice as good actually.
And 56hp, fitted a turbocharger? ;)
Per

G-CPTN
1st Aug 2016, 16:40
And 56hp, fitted a turbocharger? ;)
Per
The ALTA overhead valve conversion raised the output from 27bhp to (allegedly) 56.

Ancient Mariner
1st Aug 2016, 17:34
The ALTA overhead valve conversion raised the output from 27bhp to (allegedly) 56.

Had an interesting read-up on the Alta conversion, as well as other go-faster solutions for the Minor. Fascinating stuff!.
Per

rans6andrew
1st Aug 2016, 20:54
56hp, you're just whizzing in the wind. See

https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/threads/morris-minor-nick-mann-hillclimb-special-1989.312352/

I saw this Moggy in hill climb action a couple of times and was struck by the quiet refined way it performed. No raucous exhaust bark, just a bit of turbo whine and some slight "complaints" from the tyres. Awesome.

lomapaseo
2nd Aug 2016, 02:42
Reckless dogs take joyride in car, crash straight into Walmart (http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/reckless-dogs-take-joyride-in-car-crash-straight-into-walmart/ar-BBv6Mp5?li=BBnb7Kz&OCID=msnHomepage)

Kulverstukas
2nd Aug 2016, 11:19
Mama-friend
‏@Tarryntino
Thought you guys might like this note my friend wrote to himself before going out last night :}



https://icdn.lenta.ru/images/2016/08/02/13/20160802135319198/pic_507477fd3d860a4dcba6c51499f0e634.jpg


Drunk man gets into fight with HIMSELF after leaving helpful note about hangover

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CorWeoCVMAAI6SS.jpg

Kulverstukas
2nd Aug 2016, 12:21
A week after he stopped using it he said his penis returned to normal size.


Wat? :eek:

NutLoose
2nd Aug 2016, 15:10
My.... I bet that's chewy, and to think we worry about rubber in our yoghurt.

Swedish kids' TV cooks up storm with condom haggis - The Local (http://www.thelocal.se/20160726/swedish-kids-tv-cooks-up-storm-with-condom-haggis)

:E

Kulverstukas
6th Aug 2016, 21:39
Sock horror! Scientists finally develop a formula to solve the mystery of why socks go missing in the wash

It's (L(p x f) + C(t x s)) - (P x A)

'Sock Loss Index'

In the formula, 'L' stands for 'laundry size' which is calculated by multiplying the number of people in the household (p) with the frequency of washes in a week (f).
'C' stands for the 'washing complexity.'
This includes how many types of wash (t) households do in a week (darks and whites) multiplied by the number of socks washed in a week (s).
'P', or 'positivity towards doing the laundry' is subtracted from the sum of 'L' and 'C'.
This is measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being: 'Strongly dislike doing clothes washing' to 5 which represents 'Strongly enjoy doing clothes washing,' the result of which is multiplied by 'A' which stands for 'degree of attention'.
This is the sum whether washers check pockets, unroll sleeves, turn clothes the right way and unroll socks before a wash.


It found Britons lose an average of 1.3 socks each month ? more than 15 a year, leaving them with odd pairs.

With the average Brit living to 81, according to ONS figures, these cleaning catastrophes lead to the equivalent of 1,264 lost socks over a lifetime, costing the average person £2,528 (£3,645).

Hydromet
7th Aug 2016, 02:06
I blame that one-legged bloke, m'self.

Sue Vêtements
7th Aug 2016, 02:41
Anyone remember the brief window of time where you could buy socks ... three at a time? Really clever idea, because you could always use three, and if you lose one, you can still use what's left. I don't think it ever caught on though.

david1300
7th Aug 2016, 06:26
I just buy my socks in packs of 5 identical pairs. That way it gradually goes from 5 complete pairs down to two complete pairs, when It's time to put another another pack of 5 pairs into service. Never have to worry about missing socks or ,mismatched pairs (although I do sometimes deliberately wear mismatched pairs, just for the fun of it. No one notices, though)

Gertrude the Wombat
7th Aug 2016, 09:42
(although I do sometimes deliberately wear mismatched pairs, just for the fun of it. No one notices, though)
That was a thing with kids a few years back - eg buy a set of rainbow socks (seven pairs, different colours) then wear odd combinations. Dunno if it still goes on, mine seem to have grown out of that stage.

RAT 5
7th Aug 2016, 11:33
I blame that one-legged bloke, m'self.

Usually the dog, especially the one called Sox.

sitigeltfel
8th Aug 2016, 07:51
Two expensive cars crunched............

hVuQfEPrB3U

.....check out the name of the business where the incident occurred ;)

Great Falls Eye Care | Great Falls Eye Clinic (http://www.greatfallseyecare.com/)

G-CPTN
8th Aug 2016, 10:52
380SL registration DER BNZ!

Lonewolf_50
8th Aug 2016, 16:38
.....check out the name of the business where the incident occurred ;)

Great Falls Eye Care | Great Falls Eye Clinic (http://www.greatfallseyecare.com/) Stig, it's a small world. That building looks familiar, and I know that road well. (Georgetown pike used to be how I got from Northern VA to DC ... ). My instinct was "That looks like the shops near to the Old Brogue Pub (http://oldbrogue.com/)." (I've had many a pint there over the years).

I checked the google maps and yeah, that's where I thought it was. My parents live within about 10 miles of there. When I visit I usually find an excuse to drop by the Old Brogue.
Sorry about those two cars. A pretty penny to fix either, or both! :eek:

Kulverstukas
8th Aug 2016, 17:49
Are you kidding? Don't tell me it's a real one!

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/photos/airliners/1/7/3/1682371.jpg?v=v20

finfly1
8th Aug 2016, 18:51
If the DOT and FAA ever jointly agreed to certify a vehicle, it would likely look just like this.

John Hill
8th Aug 2016, 19:57
Yes thats real! A Tranzavia PL-12 Airtruk like the one we have in our museum..
http://www.aviationmuseum.co.nz/cms/images/igallery/resized/1-100/15-44-750-600-80-rd-255-255-255.jpg

It is an Australian 'improved' version of the NZ built Bennett Airtruck..

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b4/Bennet_Airtruck_model_MoTaT.JPG/440px-Bennet_Airtruck_model_MoTaT.JPG
(picture shows a model).

Lonewolf_50
10th Aug 2016, 13:03
(snipped the nice pix)
(picture shows a model).
Hmm, this picture also shows a model.
761

Toadstool
10th Aug 2016, 14:08
'World's luckiest man': Dubai air crash survivor wins one million dollars on lottery six days later (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/08/10/worlds-luckiest-man-dubai-air-crash-survivor-wins-one-million-do/)

Fareastdriver
10th Aug 2016, 15:41
Fascinating Video in that report.

MrSnuggles
10th Aug 2016, 18:26
When you're out of trucks, but got lot of luck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTN4FhlvwX8

Bodö Airport, Norway.

Ancient Mariner
10th Aug 2016, 18:50
When you're out of trucks, but got lot of luck!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTN4FhlvwX8

Bodö Airport, Norway.

Standard procedure here in Vikingland when Putin's Pilots screw up.
Per

G-CPTN
10th Aug 2016, 19:04
Even though airports are usually 'flat' (OK, some runways are not - particularly alpine ones), there has to be a slight gradient for drainage.

Who controls the brakes when the aircraft goes 'over the hump'? I assume the pilot - who also handles the steering . . .

Does the APU provide power for these?

Fareastdriver
10th Aug 2016, 20:06
That surprises me. I would have thought that the residual thrust from the engines, an Avon was about 350lbs, would have prevented that.

Kulverstukas
12th Aug 2016, 11:27
Very budget beach jumping tower:


https://pp.vk.me/c543108/v543108379/18984/K6IKZFq_PlI.jpg

funfly
14th Aug 2016, 09:59
I think you will find that drainage is maintained by camber rather than slope.
FF