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Weird World News stumbles back onto the podium with Olympic torch

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PHUKET: After several weeks of being missing in action, the PhuketGazette‘s Weird World News Round-up takes the stage again as Olympic gaffs from alleged satanic rituals, that nasty feeling of having overslept something important and a little flag waving – wait that’s not my flag – have kept the people of the world glued to their screens.

Can’t see the difference?
Shortly after the Olympic blunder of flashing the South Korean flag next to a North Korean athlete at a women’s football match, a British chain of opticians “saw publicity gold”, reported Reuters.

Specsavers was quick to give the international calamity’s chain a pull by taking out advertisements with national UK newspapers with the North Korean flag above the South Korean one, with a message in Korean printed on the bottom suggesting Olympic officials should have visited one of their offices for an eye test.

The publicity stunt falls into line with the company’s regular advertisements, which features embarrassing cases of mistaken identity and the tag-line, “Should have gone to Specsavers”.

The Glasgow incident caused a delay in the game after North Korean players walked off the field in protest.

London Olympic organizers have apologized for the incident and promised no more false flag waving for the rest of the event.

Olympic weightlifter sleeps in
It is one thing to oversleep for a job interview that you’ve spent a couple weeks preparing for, and an all together different thing to over sleep your Olympic debut after years of meticulous training, which is exactly what Great Britain’s Jack Oliver did.

Jack, 21, was meant to wake up at 6am, have a nice pre-weigh-in shower and do a little stretching before his debut in the 77kg weightlifting event.

“At five past seven I hear a banging on the door, looked at my phone and thought ‘I’m in trouble! I’m going to have a very angry coach!'” Jack told Reuters.

Despite having to turn a relaxed morning into a flash departure to catch a bus to the London ExCel arena Jack was able to arrive in time for the pre-competition weight-in.

In front of a home-town crowd, Jack failed to complete his first lift of the competition. However, the young man recovered well and was able to set a new personal record in the clean and jerk event, which was part of his new personal best total lift of 310kg.

“The extra hour of sleep must have done me good,” he said.

London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony secret Satanic ritual
The opening ceremony at the Olympic Games was hailed as a secret Satanic ritual, secret until established conspiracy theorist David Icke broke the news.

Former Coventry City goalkeeper and TV host turned conspiracy theorist, David Icke, claims the London 2012 opening ceremony was a “mass satanic ritual disguised as a celebration of Britain and sport”, reported The Telegraph.

Though slightly off on his last major prediction, in which he announced that he was the son of God and predicted that the world would end in 1997, David has now caught the public eye with his assessment of Danny Boyle’s £27 million (about 550 million baht) production.

Writing on website TheTruthIsNow.com, David clearly presents his argument of the presence of satanic rituals disguised in the opening and closing ceremonies, which were presented through “the language of symbolism”.

“Symbols are electromagnetic information fields that are encoded with information related to what the symbols represent. These symbols can attach to our own electromagnetic fields and psyche when we give them our unknowing attention – energy flows where attention goes,” he clearly and concisely explains.

David believes that the devil-worshipers are shape-shifting lizards who are descended from a reptile race from the Drago constellation, reported The Telegraph.

David also pointed out that the Olympic Stadium is “strategically placed on the earth-energy grid to tap into that power on the Global Cabal’s own satanic frequencies or vibrations.”

On his own website, DavidIcke.com, David explains that the day of the opening ceremony, July 27, was a key day in the devil-worship calender.

“Satanic Ritual Calendar – meaning of July 27th, the date of the London Olympics opening ceremony. July 20th-26th: Abduction, ceremonial preparation and holding of a sacrificial victim for Grand Climax. July 27th: Grand Climax – a day for sacrificing female adults and children,” he writes.

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Nude Panda: naked food delivery man hit with 500 baht fine

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PHOTO: Nation Thailand

Nude Panda? Rude Panda? Or NoodPanda? A man working as a food delivery driver in the southern province of Songkhla, has been filmed riding his motorbike while naked. 24 year old Botsin Dueanchamroon later handed himself in to police, explaining that he’d taken his clothes off due to “a personal problem”. The nature of the problem is not known, and police let Botsin go with a 500 baht fine.

The incident came to light after a video was posted on social media, showing a naked Botsin hurtling along on his motorbike, which had a food delivery bag on the back. The video has now been deleted. According to a 66 year old motorbike taxi driver, Bai Aumaoom, Botsin parked his bike in front of a local temple, removed his clothes, then got back on the bike and drove off.

He later returned and strolled around before putting his clothes back on. One woman who witnessed the spectacle says she was “sickened by the sight” and would not want to eat any food delivered by the man.

Social media response was mixed with most just inquisitive about his motives to ride “commando” with little (actually no) protection.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Divers believe they have found a 77 year old wrecked US Navy submarine by Phuket

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Divers in the Strait of Malacca have reportedly found what they believe to be a 77 year old US Navy wrecked submarine in what is seemingly the concluding piece in a tale from World War II. The divers are currently awaiting confirmation of the finding from the United States Naval History and Heritage Command for verification after sending photos and other evidence to be reviewed. Over a five month time period, the divers gathered evidence over six separate dives to substantiate their claims that the shipwrecked submarine is that of the USS Grenadier, one of the 52 American submarines lost during the conflict.

The Grenadier, weighing 1,475 tonnes and measuring 307 feet long, was found about 150 km south of Phuket, Thailand in the Strait of Malacca. Singapore-based Jean Luc Rivoire, Frenchman Benoit Laborie, Australian Lance Horowitz, and Belgian Ben Reymenants-all who live in Phuket made the discovery. Reymenants was also one of the divers who helped in the dangerous rescue mission of the 12 Thai young football players who became trapped in a cave with their coach 2 years ago.

The Belgian has made a habit out of searching for sunken vessels over the years and would enlist Rivoire’s help in underwater searches as he had a suitable boat.

History of the submarine’s sinking details the story of the boat’s crew abandoning ship after Japanese bombs nearly killed them undersea. However, the sailors were lucky as all 76 of its personnel reportedly survived the bombing and subsequent sinking, but their luck soon took a dark turn. After Japan took the crew as prisoners, they were allegedly tortured, beaten and nearly starved for more than 2 years with 4 reportedly succumbing to the ordeal.

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In this image taken from video, the top hatch of a conning tower can be seen from a submarine wreck somewhere in the Strait of Malacca on March 4, 2020. Divers have found what they believe is the wreck of a U.S. Navy submarine lost 77 years ago in Southeast Asia, providing a coda to a stirring but little-known tale from World War II. (Jean Luc Rivoire via AP)

The Belgian says he has been researching possible locations of shipwrecks for many years. When they dived to look at one captivating object, they found it was much larger than they had originally expected. Horowitz says once confirming the object’s size, they searched archives to find out which vessel it could be.

“And in the end, we took very precise measurements of the submarine and compared those with the naval records. And they’re exactly, as per the drawings, the exact same size. So we’re pretty confident that it is the USS Grenadier.”

However, the confirmation could take anywhere from 2 months to up to 1 year to complete. But its 77 year old history may make it well worth the wait.

The Grenadier set sail from Pearl Harbor on Feb 4, 1942 embarking on multiple missions while sinking 6 ships and damaging 2. Then, it took to the waters again on March 20, 1943 from Australia, on its 6th patrole to the Malacca Straight and Andaman Sea. One month later, a plane was sighted causing the ship to be ordered to crash dive. But it was too late. Blasts from 2 bombs attacked the sub, leaving important parts of the ship damaged.

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This Dec. 27, 1941, photo released by U.S. Navy shows USS Grenadier (SS-210) off Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Divers have found what they believe is the wreck of the U.S. Navy submarine lost 77 years ago in Southeast Asia, providing a coda to a stirring but little-known tale from World War II. Photo: United States Navy via AP

The next morning, the crew made plans to scuttle the submarine but was captured by an armed merchant ship and hauled off to Penang, a major port town in Malaysia. Fitzgerald says the crew landed in a Catholic school turned Japanese prison where they then began to become the recipients of alleged abuse.

“The rough treatment started the first afternoon, particularly with the (enlisted) men. They were forced to sit or stand in silence in an attention attitude. Any divergence resulted in a gun butt, kick, slug in the face or a bayonet prick. In the questioning room, persuasive measures, such as clubs, about the size of indoor ball bats, pencils between the fingers and pushing of the blade of a pen knife under the finger nails, trying to get us to talk about our submarine and the location of other submarines.”

He says after a few months, the sailors were transferred to camps in Japan where they saw 4 of their compatriots die from a lack of medical attention. Such a tale that has spurned from the Grenadier has Horowitz enthralled in its history and significance.

“This was an important ship during the war and it was very important to all the crew that served on her. When you read the book of the survivors, that was, you know, quite an ordeal they went through and to know where she finally lies and rests, I’m sure it’s very satisfying for them and their families to be able to have some closure.”

 

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Mother, daughter run over by pickup truck in Pathum Thani

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A mother and daughter were run over today by a pickup truck carrying furniture reversing down a busy road in Pathum Thani, just north of Bangkok. The shocking incident was caught on surveillance footage. The pair had stepped into the road and didn’t notice the truck creeping up on them from behind.

Fortunately, both mother and child survived. Poh Teck Tung Rescue Foundation told the Daily News they were taken to hospital with leg and rib injuries.

Comments, criticisms and shares have been many on Thai social media. Most blame the pickup driver, but others say the mother and daughter shouldn’t have been standing in the road and should have looked to their left. Still, others say they appeared to have been waiting for a bus and shouldn’t have stepped off the sidewalk at all.

Local police say that the driver clearly could not see behind him properly and was negligent.

They suggested he should fit his truck an additional mirror, or better yet not reverse down a busy road but go to a U-turn to get back to where he wanted.

They say they plan on inviting the driver in for a “chat” with the victims when possible.

SOURCE: thaivisa | Daily News

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