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Old 11-21-2019, 03:20 AM   #2151
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As a side note, WTFIWWY is usually hilarious and a good place to find Real-Life Weirdness.
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:41 PM   #2152
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This whole discussion reminded me of the mango scene in Apocalypse Now.

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Old 11-26-2019, 09:14 PM   #2153
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Did a little digging. I found a few places talking about the "meth mango" bit, all of which referenced a specific article. Going there automatically redirects to Google.com, which usually indicates a site blocking traffic from your location. I tried a couple of free proxies with no luck. Using the Wayback Machine, the site appears to have once been a repository of crazy stories from around the interwebs; it's now a repository of thumbnails from pornographic videos, so I'd suggest steering clear. If you want to give it a shot yourself, here's the link:
http://www.epicinter.net/makeshift-m...ollowing-theft

I'd say it's a case of a fake news article, a few more-reputable sites falling for it, etc. The Nando's aspect is pretty clear-cut (you can see the video they made about it in the article I linked), and is even referenced in the "meth mango" stories. The mango "went missing" Feb 17, and was found by Feb 24, pretty much in the center's backyard. For the story to be true, this means that in the mere week between it being moved and being officially found, some crazed methheads must have found the mango, discovered the access hatch, decided this giant mango that's been reported as missing on the news and is literally right beside the place it's missing from is an excellent place to cook some meth, and set up their lab. Riiiiight.

On the bright side, searching for info found a related bit of Real Life Weirdness: police in Nogales arrested a man trying to smuggle nearly $1M worth of methamphetamine in a truck hauling mangoes. Mangoes are apparently a popular way to try and smuggle drugs in that area, as in 2015 port officers caught a man trying to smuggle, again, nearly $1M worth of drugs - marijuana this time - in a shipment of mangoes. Another good reason to always wash fruit before you eat it.
Thanks for doing this research. I like knowing our Real-Life Weirdness is real.
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Old 11-27-2019, 06:08 AM   #2154
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Old 11-27-2019, 07:25 PM   #2155
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I might have to go reread A Scanner Darkly...
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:00 AM   #2156
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Polish chef battles terrorist with 1.5 meter narwhale tusk

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...london-bridge/
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:12 AM   #2157
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Polish chef battles terrorist with 1.5 meter narwhale tusk

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...london-bridge/
The narwhale tusk was to hand, because the attack started in the Fishmonger's guildhall.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:34 AM   #2158
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Polish chef battles terrorist with 1.5 meter narwhale tusk

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...london-bridge/
Definite proof that God is on LSD.
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Old 12-01-2019, 08:54 AM   #2159
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Looks like the man may receive a medal (the Medal for Sacrifice and Courage) from the President of Poland. My first link has a short video where you can see him fending off the terrorist while wielding the tusk like a spear, whilst the terrorist gets sprayed with a fire extinguisher and is later tackled.
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Old 12-01-2019, 11:51 AM   #2160
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Looks like the man may receive a medal (the Medal for Sacrifice and Courage) from the President of Poland. My first link has a short video where you can see him fending off the terrorist while wielding the tusk like a spear, whilst the terrorist gets sprayed with a fire extinguisher and is later tackled.
Too bad it's awarded by Andrzej Duda and not by Donald Tusk.
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