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Old 09-23-2014, 07:39 AM   #781
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Yes, but were the lasers attached to sharks?

Woman gets third breast to avoid dates.

So... now she won't get any normal people asking her out? What was this plan good for again?

Also, a third boob wouldn't end up there. We know a thing or two about breast development and that's just unrealistic.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:57 AM   #782
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That article has been updated:
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UPDATE: Jasmine Tridevil's site is linked to a woman who was charged with fraud in the past. Snopes also reports that Tridevil's domain is registered to Alisha Hessler, who runs a "massage parlor" in Florida called Golden Touch which boasts that it is a "provider of Internet hoaxes since 2014" and a "specialist in massage for three-breasted women."
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Old 09-26-2014, 03:25 PM   #783
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I'm wondering if I've found the origin of the Evil Grand Vizier trope. Saladin - yes, the famous one - became Vizier to one of the current Caliphs, undermined his power, and after his death took over the government and aligned the state with a different ruler.
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:20 PM   #784
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In the Clarendon Library of Oxford University there is a battery powered bell that has been ringing...very quietly...since 1840. What horrible thing lies underneath that library which is repelled by bell ringing?
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Old 10-02-2014, 03:22 PM   #785
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In the Clarendon Library of Oxford University there is a battery powered bell that has been ringing...very quietly...since 1840. What horrible thing lies underneath that library which is repelled by bell ringing?
Or treasure guarded by a dragon that never sleeps as long as its alarm clock continuously rings?
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Old 10-02-2014, 05:52 PM   #786
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It's probably no accident that the electric piles driving the thing were coated in molten sulfur.
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:01 PM   #787
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It's probably no accident that the electric piles driving the thing were coated in molten sulfur.
Now that's thinking with Cabalistic modifiers. ;)
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:56 PM   #788
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In the Clarendon Library of Oxford University there is a battery powered bell that has been ringing...very quietly...since 1840. What horrible thing lies underneath that library which is repelled by bell ringing?
A link would have been nice.


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Old 10-16-2014, 05:57 PM   #789
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In Lakewood, NJ, a heavily Orthodox Jewish community where people take seriously an obligation to give when asked, Jewish panhandlers who get word of a high concentration of generous marks have been going around to people's houses so often that some are getting hit up two to four times a day.

The town has taken to licensing beggars, through a municipal institution called Tomchei Tzedakah. The licensing system serves several purposes, including vetting beggars with dubious stories. (It also licenses people seeking donations for charitable organizations.)

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Some beggars would come back often, telling dubious stories, preying on people’s generosity. Tomchei Tzedakah was founded eight years ago in response, and initially it turned many people away. “Once word got out that you’re not going to get away with it in Lakewood,” he told me, the schemers stopped coming. Now, he said, they turn away no more than 2 or 3 percent of those who apply.
A licensing system for beggars is definitely one of those quirky institutions that one tends to find more in fantasy settings, but here you are in real life.

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Old 10-16-2014, 06:07 PM   #790
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It's actually not that uncommon in real life. [1] [2]
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