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Old 19th Jan 2022, 00:38
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The SpinLaunch system is expected to subject projectiles to centripetal accelerations building up to 10,000 G over 90 minutes. Fighter pilots cease functioning after a few seconds at about 10G. Manned launches are not being considered at all, obviously.

Meanwhile, back on Earth, a man has almost certainly lost the use of his reproductive equipment after a bizarre accident involving a can of expanding foam. She wasn't supposed to push the button on the can ...
Maybe they thought it was polyurinethane foam.
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Old 19th Jan 2022, 04:49
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They must have confused the words construction and erection...
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Old 19th Jan 2022, 09:28
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I bet she was foaming a the mouth after that episode,,, Poor so and so
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Old 19th Jan 2022, 10:42
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If Polycell made Viagra...
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Old 19th Jan 2022, 11:12
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Should have used Glasgow Viagra as supplied by Messrs Bic and Biro.
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Old 19th Jan 2022, 11:29
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Anti-vaxxers are obviously a pretty easy target for Darwin awards, but this is the first one I've read about that actually set out to catch Covid:
Hana Horka: Czech singer dies after catching Covid intentionally
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Old 19th Jan 2022, 14:37
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Old 20th Jan 2022, 07:50
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Anti-vaxxers are obviously a pretty easy target for Darwin awards, but this is the first one I've read about that actually set out to catch Covid:
Hana Horka: Czech singer dies after catching Covid intentionally
Chocking news
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Old 21st Jan 2022, 10:39
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No comment needed:

https://www.foxnews.com/us/los-angel...ic-crash-video
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Old 22nd Jan 2022, 06:43
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Well you know what they say: "Ride it like you stole it!" Apparently that's exactly what he was doing since the cops said the bike came back as stolen. At least there is one exemplar case where the old axiom that "crime doesn't pay" appears to bear out.
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Old 22nd Jan 2022, 06:48
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I hope he carried a doner card...
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Old 22nd Jan 2022, 08:13
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I believe California has some regulations covering that, so the local kebabs should remain biker-meat-free for now.
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Old 22nd Jan 2022, 09:22
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A doctor acquaintance of mine used to refer to motorcyclists as "donor cyclists".
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Old 22nd Jan 2022, 14:06
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I believe California has some regulations covering that, so the local kebabs should remain biker-meat-free for now.
He'll claim he was carved up...

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Old 22nd Jan 2022, 17:41
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Jumping through a hole in the ice in to water is bad enough when the water is still. When the water is a fast-moving river..?
(Yes, she had kids, that does not make her ineligible for an award.)
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Old 22nd Jan 2022, 22:36
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I did that in Sweden in a lake with a post dash to Sauna with the then Swedish girlfriend. I would never dream of doing it in a river as the shock, and I was 26 at the time, was immense, definitely undercarriage up moment until back in Sauna if you get my drift.
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Old 24th Jan 2022, 20:20
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A man who took his dead uncle into an Irish post office to claim his pension insists he did not realise he had passed away.

Declan Haughney told the Irish Mirror he and another man took Peadar Doyle, 66, on a five-minute walk from his home on Pollerton Road, Carlow, to collect his pension last Friday morning.

The 40-year-old said he had lived with his uncle throughout his life and believes he may have died on the way to Hosey's post office on Staplestown Road.

He said he and another man linked arms with him and dragged him to the post office.

"He was walking like normal and then I reckon he died," he said, adding that Mr Doyle started "dragging his heels" at one point.He said they let him go at the post office counter and it was only after he dropped to the floor that they realised he had died.

Mr Haughney said he believes he is being falsely accused of trying to claim his uncle's pension because he previously stole from his aunt and served two years in prison.

He said: "Why would I want to rob my uncle?

"I'm 40 years of age yeah, I'm not a child, I'm not a young fella.

"I'm not an eejit to walk into Hoseys with a dead man and collect his money.

"Am I cuckoo? Am I cuckoo? I'm not."

Irish police also believe Mr Doyle died before his body reached the post office at 11am, according to the Irish Times.

Foul play has reportedly been ruled out but a post-mortem was only able to estimate the time of death as some time on Friday morning.Earlier this week it was reported that Mr Doyle had been carried up to the post office counter by two men who were propping him up.

When the group approached, a "concerned staff member enquired about the wellbeing of the man", the Irish Times said.

At that point, the two others "dropped the man and left the post office", the paper added.

Staff then apparently attended to the man and found he had died.

According to RTE, a man initially called into the post office to collect a pension on behalf of an elderly man.

He was apparently told, however, that the recipient had to be present, and two men arrived a short time later with the deceased.

No money was handed over, the Irish Independent said.



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Old 24th Jan 2022, 20:30
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I read that story over the weekend and was irresistibly reminded of Puckoon...
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Old 24th Jan 2022, 22:29
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Jumping through a hole in the ice in to water is bad enough when the water is still. When the water is a fast-moving river..?
(Yes, she had kids, that does not make her ineligible for an award.)
Canoeing down the Spanish River we floated over a large skeleton caught over a sandbar that reminded me of the whale skeletons displayed in museums. Similarly to the lawyer, the current likely swept the moose under the ice during a winter.
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Old 24th Jan 2022, 23:18
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I read that story over the weekend and was irresistibly reminded of Puckoon...
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