Top 10 ironic news stories of 2012
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 9:00a.m.
By Dan Satherley
Unlike rain on your wedding day, an old man winning the lottery and dying the next day or good advice that you just can't take, this article is fill to the brim with irony. Here's our list of 2012's best stories Alanis Morisette will be writing into her next hit single.
At a Mongolian restaurant in the UK, “all-you-can-eat” has its limits - and they’re not gastronomical. Restaurant owner, Peter ‘does this name sound Mongolian to you?’ Westgate called the greedy pair “sharks”, which in the wild are known to enjoy food from the land-locked nation.
In 1982, Prof Scott Fahlman invented the basic smiley, like this :-) But modern smileys, like this, , make him :-( But the fact a brief comment on an online bulletin board in 1982 was now the subject of a feature article in a newspaper 30 years later, probably makes him
It sounds like the family-friendly Christian take on a Z-grade adult film: When Good Samaritans Go Bad. “He thought they were coming to his rescue... instead they put him in handcuffs.”
According to a cancer survivor quoted in the article, men and women “have the same plumbing”. So I hope you’re doing what you can to avoid penile dysfunction, ladies.
Hungarian far-right leader Csanad Szegedi, known for his outspoken anti-Semetic views, revealed earlier this year his grandparents were Jews - his grandmother was even imprisoned at Auschwitz and his grandfather did time in a forced labour camp.
Is there anything in the rules of being buried alive that says once you’ve been buried, you don’t have to actually stay alive?
Martin Kombate refused to leave the county jail because he couldn’t find his wallet, thinking it may have been stolen. If only there was a place to keep people who steal...
Authorities in the Kyrgyzstan capital Bishkek were behind on their gas bill so the utilities company switched it off, shutting off the so-called ‘Eternal Flame’. The Bangles were horrified.
IT staff for Scotland Yard have been told not to use the words ‘blacklist’ and ‘whitelist’, for fear they could be construed as racist. Instead they have to use ‘greenlist’ and ‘redlist’, which only offends hippies, communists and Santa, so who cares?
Prison officers in Atlanta are offering free food to inmates who can break their new locks. But isn’t all food, when you’re in prison, kind of free? And if you can break locks, wouldn’t you rather have free... dom?
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