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    Talking Things Dumb People Have Done ...

    Supposedly true!
    1. Police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a 22-year-old man at an airport hotel after he tried to pass two (counterfeit) $16 bills.

    2. A man in Johannesburg, South Africa, shot his 49-year-old friend in the face, seriously wounding him, while the two practiced shooting beer cans off each other's head.

    3. A young teller was new to the job when she was approached by her first robber. Noticing that the man's grammar was not the greatest, the teller figured that the would be criminal was slightly slow. She told the robber that he had to have an account to rob a bank. Disappointed, the man left.

    4. A company trying to continue its five-year perfect safety record showed its workers a film aimed at encouraging the use of safety goggles on the job. According to Industrial Machinery News, the film's depiction of gory industrial accidents was so graphic that twenty-five workers suffered minor injuries in their rush to leave the screening room. Thirteen others fainted, and one man required seven stitches after he cut his head falling off a chair while watching the film.


    5. The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on nuclear weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating one within city limits.

    6. A criminal who broke into a couple's house started to take the TV, but instead he turned it on and began to watch. He supposedly liked the program that was on and laid down on the bed. Since it was at night he was tired and fell asleep. So when the couple came home the next day they found him and called the police.

    7. A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in St. Louis, but by the time police arrived on the scene, fourteen pedestrians had boarded the bus and had begun to complain of whiplash injuries and back pain.


    8. Swedish business consultant Ulf af Trolle labored 13 years on a book about Swedish economic solutions. He took the 250-page manuscript to be copied, only to have it reduced to 50,000 strips of paper in seconds when a worker confused the copier with the shredder.

    9. David Posman, 33, was arrested in Providence, Rhode Island, after knocking out an armored car driver and stealing four bags of money. Each bag contained $800 dollars. However, the bags weighed thirty pounds each since they all contained pennies. The hefty bags slowed the fleeting criminal to a sluggish stagger. Police easily ran down and arrested the suspect.

    10. A convict broke out of jail in Washington D.C., then a few days later accompanied his girlfriend to her trial for robbery. At lunch, he went out for a sandwich. She needed to see him, and thus had him paged. Police officers recognized his name and arrested him as he returned to the courthouse in a car he had stolen over the lunch hour.


    11. Police in Radnor, Pennsylvania, interrogated a suspect by placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with wires to a photocopy machine. The message "He's lying" was placed in the copier, and police pressed the copy button each time they thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth. Believing the "lie detector" was working, the suspect confessed.

    and last but not least...

    12. When two service station attendants in Ionia, Michigan, refused to hand over the cash to an intoxicated robber, the man threatened to call the police. They still refused, so the robber called the police and was arrested.
    Styxx

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    ROFLOL again!!!!!!!!

    Styxx, you lighten up everyone's day. Good timing, too. It's been raining all day here.

    thanks!

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    Re: Things Dumb People Have Done ...

    Quote Originally Posted by cptexas

    It's been raining all day here.
    Do as I do. Go out and sing in it!
    Styxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    Do as I do. Go out and sing in it!
    You and other forum members do NOT want me to sing. There's a reason I just blow into things and pound keys and scrape strings with bows and not use my vocal chords.

    Trust me.

    Hey...I think it stopped. Time to record those Sussex County cows!!

    -Chris

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    http://www.darwinawards.com/

    Here are some true stories.

    Trond

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    Those are hillarious! Thanks!
    Sean Patrick Hannifin
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    Re: Things Dumb People Have Done ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    Supposedly true!

    5. The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on nuclear weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating one within city limits.
    This one I can attest to be true, as I used to live not far from there.

    It was one of those 'statement' kinda things. Took 'em a while to get out of the sixties. (better than where I live now. They haven't MADE it TO the sixties!)

    Chico is one of those rather odd towns dominated by a University where there is a definite love/hate relationship. CSUC is one of the top AG schools as well as a go to place for forensic anthropology.

    It's not the county seat, but thinks it is. (that would be Oroville)

    Chico also gained fame (notoriety) for CSUC being named Playboys' number one party school, and for the year the (last) annual 'Pioneer days' celebration turned into a riotous free-for-all that involved beer, the overturning and torching of police cars, beer, news units, beer, and much broken glass, beer and general destruction. Oh, and lots of beer.

    On a cheerier note, the Errol Flynn 'Robin Hood' was largely filmed in Chicos' Bidwell park.

    If you're in the area stop by the Madison Bear Garden for a Bear Burger and a cold one (assuming the place is still there, haven't been there in twelve years, but ...)

    Now you know a bunch of trivia about north central California.


    Michael

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    There was a news item here recently where a guy went in to a store (or fast food restaurant, I forget) to case it out for a robbery. As a cover for casing it out, he filled out a job application. He then proceeded to rob it after filling out the application. The cops had no trouble finding him to arrest him, since he used his real name and address on the job application.

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    Re: Things Dumb People Have Done ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Styxx
    Supposedly true!
    bills.

    2. A man in Johannesburg, South Africa, shot his 49-year-old friend in the face, seriously wounding him, while the two practiced shooting beer cans off each other's head.
    The dumber of the two said, "No, it's okay, you go first."

    Rob

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