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#21 User is offline   Aptorian 

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Posted 07 April 2009 - 07:01 PM

http://www.foxnews.c...,512957,00.html

The article is clearly biased as Fox and the annonymous movement do not like each other one bit.

Still its an interesting look from an outside perspective.


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4Chan: The Rude, Raunchy Underbelly of the Internet

The most powerful people on the Internet don't work for Microsoft, Google or the government. Rather, they're a bunch of antisocial, foul-mouthed, clever nerds who congregate at a largely unknown Web site called 4chan.org.

Ever get your MySpace page hacked into? Chances are it was 4chan's fault.

Surfing YouTube and suddenly find yourself watching an old Rick Astley music video? You were "rickrolled" by 4chan.

Enjoy reading Sarah Palin's personal e-mail? She's got 4chan to thank for that.

Hear someone shout out the ending of the latest Harry Potter book while you're in line at Barnes and Noble? 4chan strikes again.

It's responsible for launching several successful Web-based trends, from the wildly popular "lolcat" phenomenon to the surprise comeback of '80s one-hit wonder Rick Astley.

But what the heck IS 4chan?

Welcome to a new world, filled with terminology and conventions that the average person — or even the average nerd — may not know about.

4chan is a no-frills discussion Web site that features dozens of message boards and "image boards" within six broad categories, stemming from Japanese animation to travel, and given semi-random names ranging from "/a/"' to "/trv/."

That sounds harmless enough, except that within 4chan lurks the "/b/" board, dedicated to "random" images and topics, and its 5.3 million users, known as the "/b/tards."

The /b/ board, or just /b/ to its loyal visitors, is by far the site's most popular. Users fill the board with vile material, from pornographic images to incredibly racist and misogynistic comments.

It thrives on competition and users write "moar" to challenge each other to post further loathsome material throughout the day and long into the night.

What makes 4chan unique among message boards is its reliance on anonymity, a vast difference from most sites, which make users sign up with at least a verifiable e-mail address.

On 4chan, one can post anonymously using a nickname or a "tripcode," a system that uses an algorithm to give users unique coded nicknames.

Anonymously, /b/tards create alliances to plan their next big exploits.

In 2008, they bombarded MTV with votes to clinch Rick Astley the fan-picked "Best Act Ever" award at the MTV Europe Music Awards — which helped Astley get a slot performing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Recurring jokes on 4chan sometimes spread out into the wider Web to become Internet "memes," a pseudo-sociological term for jokey phenomena passed from person to person.

Remember the Hamster Dance and the lonely heart Mahir "I kiss you!" Cagri? Those were two early pre-4chan memes.

Aside from Astley, 4chan's most successful meme has been the "lolcats," photos of cats accompanied by goofy captions written in 4chan dialect, phonetically-spelled words using childlike grammar — for example, a hungry-looking feline with the words "I Can Haz Cheezburger?"

And the 2007 YouTube stardom of Tay Zonday and his song "Chocolate Rain" was due to 4chan users who found his amateurism charming and decided to artificially boost his viewing numbers.

But the antics of the /b/tards also have a dark side far from cute cats. They've been suspected of replacing people's MySpace profile photos with pornographic images. /b/tards have even gathered together to drive past bookstores with megaphones, shouting the ending of new Harry Potter books.

One of the most serious allegations against the /b/tards concerns the invasion of hip-hop Web site SOHH.com in June 2008, where much of the site's content was replaced with racist photos and slurs.

Fellow hip-hop site AllHipHop.com shut down its own forums as the invasion spilled over into them, a stunt that AllHipHop's managers deemed an "unprovoked racist attack" by "cyber terrorists."

Since users are anonymous, it's never proven that /b/tards are the culprits, but online communities often point fingers to 4chan for causing much of the chaos in (and sometimes out) of cyberspace.

/b/tards retaliate by saying that all original Web content stems from something they once posted on 4chan.

As long as users play by 4chan's carefully listed rules, created by the site's founder "moot," they don't get in trouble with the outside world and mainly stay unnoticed.

The rules are few and simple: Invasions of other sites are not tolerated, the SOHH incident notwithstanding, child pornography and illegal material are prohibited and no one under 18 is allowed.

Moot — he insists on the lowercase "m" — is reportedly Christopher Poole, a college dropout in his early 20s who lives in New York with his mother and is looking for more active employment.

Since 4chan is anonymous, it's unclear if Poole is truly his identity and whether it's true that he began 4chan in 2003 while in high school using his mother's credit cards or that he's still deeply in debt as the site continues to lose money.

4chan has been moot's main focus since he was 15 years old, which he began with one "anime/random" board.

Since those early days of 4chan, the boards have grown from something small and slightly elite to a site that moot says is now mainstream.

"4chan ceased to be a 'secret clubhouse' ages ago. We serve over 15 million users per quarter, and are larger than 99 percent of other sites on the Web," moot told FoxNews.com.

Moot says the growth of 4chan has kept things interesting. In just a few months, figures have increased to 450,000 posts a day.

Users tend to push the envelope as far as they can without breaking the site's rules — including a vague "rule" known on /b/ eloquently coined, "Don't mess with football."

That rule was made famous in 2005 when 23-year-old Jake Brahm posted bomb threats to major football stadiums across the country during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on 4chan.

What resulted was a media storm — and what may have began as a practical joke turned into Homeland Security's arrest of Brahm. He was sentenced in June to six months of prison and $26,750 in restitution.

"If you want to post illegal things to 4chan, I would highly discourage it, unless you want to end up in federal prison," moot said at a Web conference.

Another controversy to hit 4chan was the "invasion" of the teen-centric online social site Habbo Hotel. At this online "hotel," users create avatars that walk into various virtual rooms and chat with other users.

In 2006, /b/tards swarmed the site, created avatars of men with Afros and Armani suits and blocked the hotel's swimming pool and shut it down, due to "AIDS in the water." After this incident, moot added "no invasions" to the rules.

The September 2008 hack of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Yahoo e-mail was more muddled.

While some users applauded the /b/ newbie who claimed to have done it, others derided him as an idiot and amateur who would get the entire site in trouble — and quickly discovered his true identity long before the FBI figured it out.

Some see 4chan as a site filled with bored teenagers who like to push the limits on what they can do online. Others see users as part of an "Internet hate machine" filled with calls for domestic terrorists to bomb stadiums.

But it's hard to call someone a terrorist who posts photos of cats with captions in 4chan language every Saturday, or what /b/tards like to refer to as "Caturday."

The "lolcats" — Laugh Out Loud cats — became so popular that one user launched the images on his own blog, icanhazcheezburger.com, a site that has since been acquired for $2 million and spawned at least one book.

But why cats?

"At the end of the day, /b/tards are still human," says moot. "Cute cat pictures appeal to most people."

In an atmosphere where anything goes, the only thing that seems to truly rile a /b/tard is the abuse of a cat.

In February, a user documented abuse to his pet cat, Dusty, as a friend rolled tape. The video surfaced on YouTube and was viewed over 30,000 times.

In a rare 4chan moment, /b/tards created an alliance to do good and tracked down the cat abuser, Kenny Glenn, and alerted police.

Moot believes that 4chan has the ability to grow into something more powerful than a generator of memes.

During the past year, "Project Chanology," created by an amorphous 4chan-associated group calling itself "Anonymous," has become an organized effort against the legal and cultural power of the Church of Scientology.

Anonymous members, often wearing masks depicting the main character in the politically charged comic book and movie "V for Vendetta," protest across the country, claiming the religion endorses Internet censorship.

It all began in January of 2008 after the Church of Scientology tried and failed to purge the Web of a leaked Tom Cruise promotional Scientology video.

What the /b/tards may do next is anyone's guess. As moot says, if he had an idea for the next idea, he certainly wouldn't tell the media.

"4chan, both the site and its memes, has touched the lives of tens of millions of people from around the world, in one way or another, for better or worse,' he says. "I'd say that's culturally powerful."

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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:21 PM

--> Give us a steak, love <--

Summary - Male chimps who share meat with females get more sex
Burn rubber =/= warp speed
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Posted 08 April 2009 - 01:30 PM

bottle of wine with it helps too.........

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I have been entertaining tourists for many years now.... A girls gotta make a living.
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Posted 09 April 2009 - 02:13 AM

And the best thing is there's no commitment.

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African grey parrot ordered to appear before court judge

AN AFRICAN Grey parrot has been ordered to appear before a judge.

Palm Beach County Judge James Martz ordered the $2,800 parrot to appear in his court to help decide which woman owns the bird, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.

On one side of the legal battle is 52-year-old Angela Colicheski, who insists she purchased the parrot 13 years ago. She alleges her parrot flew away three years ago, only to reappear in the possession of 47-year-old Sarita Lytell.

Lytell alleges she found her parrot, also an African Grey, around the same time of the disappearance of Colicheski's bird, but refuses to hand over her beloved pet.

Colicheski's attorney, Spencer Siegel, said his client hopes to win her lawsuit by having Lytell bring her parrot into court.

"The bird wears an identification ring on his claw," Siegel said. "And we feel that it's necessary (to prove ownership) if the numbers on the ring become essential."

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Posted 11 April 2009 - 08:41 AM

@AIJ
Heh, stool-pigeon. I wonder if he can sing like a canary? :p

Try this on for size. I HOPE it's a hoax ... because, seriously "WHAT THE FUCK???" :D

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http://www.news.com....274-401,00.html

TV's John Safran crucified in Philippines Easter ritual

From correpondents in Manila

Agence France-Presse

April 10, 2009 09:00pm


Nails and whips mark Good Friday
Catholic devotees are nailed to crosses in the Philippines as part of a lenten ritual of worship and...

RADIO and television comic John Safran has had himself crucified in the Philippines in the gory annual Good Friday rituals imitating the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.

Safran who identified himself as "John Michael", 33, from Melbourne, to reporters joined three local men and one woman in being nailed to a wooden cross in Kapitangan town, just outside Manila. Another 25 men were crucified in Cutud town, north of the capital.

Photographs clearly identify the man as TV personality John Safran, who co-hosts a weekly comedy talk show Sunday Night Safran on ABC Radio's Triple J youth network with Catholic priest Bob Maguire.

He has a history of going to extremes in TV documentaries and an interest in obscure religious practices.

The crucifixions, although not formally endorsed by the Roman Catholic church, are carried out as part of religious vows in return for favours granted or in penance for sins.
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Safran, who was half-naked and wearing a long-haired wig with an improvised crown of thorns, joined the Filipinos in a procession carrying a huge wooden cross to a crucifixion site, flanked by men in Roman centurion costumes.

He could be heard moaning loudly as the nails were driven into his palms and as his cross was hoisted up, allowing him to hang for about five minutes.

When he was taken down, the centurions rushed him to a medical tent for treatment.

Safran would not say why he had joined the ceremony but an Australian companion merely said “this is a personal thing for him”.

News.com.au is making further enquiries.

In Cutud, where such crucifixions are a 54-year-old tradition, 25 people were crucified in three districts as thousands of foreign and local tourists flocked to the scene.

Many of these “Kristos” – as the crucified men are called – have gone through this ordeal a number of times. The leader of the main body of Kristos, 48-year old Ruben Enaje, endured his 23rd crucifixion.

Enaje, a carpenter, vowed to undergo the ritual after he escaped unscathed when falling from a three-storey building.

Accompanying the Kristos are hundreds of “flaggelants”, or “penitentes” – hooded men who whip their own bloody backs with whips of bamboo and rope, as penance for sins.

Domingo Cunnanan, 38, said he had been a “penitente” for 16 years, but had graduated to being one of the Kristos since 2007.

“I wanted to be crucified because I believe this is will keep my family safe, with the help of God,” Cunnanan said.

“The pain of penitence is nothing compared with a year of grace given to my family by God,” he said.

“I think it's crazy,” said British tourist Mirjam Leenhouts. “Why would you want to hurt yourself?”

“That's some kind of extreme devotion,” she remarked, as she witnessed the Kristos at Cutud being crucified three at a time.

After crucifixion, each Kristo is taken to a medical tent to have his wounds bandaged while another takes his place on the cross.

“We have precautionary measures such as giving out medicines, sterilising of the nails for the crucifixion, and have first aid kits prepared just in case,” said George Dayrit, a medical team member.

Critics say the event has become commercialised and is used for money-making rather than an expression of faith.

Town councillor Jimmy Lazatin, an organiser of the event, said that the crucifixions were a way of attracting tourists who bought hats, sunglasses, soft drinks, snacks and shirts from vendors who converged at the site.

Not all townsfolk were involved and many could be seen drinking and gambling while their neighbours marched in the hot sun, flogging their backs crimson.

Francis Santos, a relative of one of the flaggelants, remarked “they are just selling the 'penitentes' but people still believe in God and that is why they are undergoing this sacrifice”.

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I know there are some people who would pay money to see John Safran crucified, but I think this is a wee bit too far even for him. I REALLY hope it's just a very good hoax.

Cheers,

La Sombra, has his crosses to bear as well :p
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 07:35 AM

Hmmm, it seems it was a hoax. Sort of. Apparently Safran still suffered some sort of injuries to his wrists and feet.

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http://www.news.com....27616-2,00.html

Philippines villagers bewildered by John Safran comedy stunt

By Emma Kate-Symons

The Australian

April 13, 2009 01:40am

John Safran
Cruel ... locals were not amused when they found out John Safran's involvement in their Easter ritual was for a comedy show/ AP

DEVOUT Christian followers of Good Friday's crucifixion rituals in the rural Philippines village of Kapitangan were devastated to learn that John Safran's nailing to the cross alongside local penitents was a TV comedy show stunt.

In this isolated part of Bulacan province north of Manila the arrival of a faithful foreigner in a jeepney who pleaded to take part in the gory Easter ceremony and didn't chicken out was at first applauded. Villagers were bewildered to learn on Saturday that Safran was not even a Christian.

Student Jhoan Caparas, 18, who saw Safran's crucifixion, said his actions had been disrespectful and immoral.

"Why does he want to come here and laugh at us? We don't laugh at his culture and his beliefs. So he should respect ours."

Safran, who is Jewish, is infamous for his radical attempts at religious satire, including running nude through Jerusalem's streets asking forgiveness from a priest for masturbating in his bed.
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Buboy Dionisio, nailed to the cross along with Safran, who was sporting a Monty Python-style wig, said he could not understand why the comedian and his producers had falsely claimed to be making a serious TV show.

"John Safran gave us a false name. He said he was John Michael and he never told us he wanted to make a show that would say funny things about our religion and that would be anti-Christ," Mr Dionisio said.

"John Safran's producer told us he was making a National Geographic kind of show about different religious practices."

Safran, Mr Dionisio said, had suffered some bleeding to his hands and feet after the crucifixion but seemed otherwise OK.

The comedian and his crew - believed to be filming for an ABC TV series to be screened this year, John Safran's Race Relations - were threatened with deportation and forced to sign an affidavit pledging not to use footage mocking crucifixion rituals.

Mr Dionisio alerted the National Bureau of Investigation and the Manila airport security centre to hold the ABC crew if they failed to apologise.

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I'm almost tempted to have this one linked to the Religion board with a question about if it was appropriate or not?

Almost ... :D

Cheers,

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:57 AM

How about those umpires....no tolerance at all.

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Soccer player gets yellow card for breaking wind during penalty

A SOCCER player was given a yellow card for "distracting" a penalty taker with what the referee deemed "ungentlemanly conduct" by breaking wind.

According to London’s Telegraph, the ref give the Chorlton Villa player his marching orders after deciding that the offending noise was made on purpose.

The original penalty was saved.

However the subsequent penalty went in.

Then Villa’s goalkeeper was sent off for saying that the ref was “the worst he had seen in years.”
Another angry Villa player was also sent off in the fracas.

Despite finishing with just eight men, Villa beat International Manchester 6-4 in the amateur match in Stretford.

The referee, who asked not to be named, said: "The players who I sent off did obey my instructions and left the field.

"They were not a nasty lot. It was just a normal day at the office. No one physically assaulted me and they took the sendings off."

He said all three players had been sent off for using abusive language.

"It's the swearing that is the problem. The player who made the noise was booked for ungentlemanly conduct – trying to put the other player off," he told the Manchester Evening News.

Ian Treadwell, Villa's manager, said: "This club had an exemplary record before this game.

"It was a mistake for any of my team to get involved. The referee has applied the letter of the law to the absolute button.

"What you would hope for is that there can be room for some common sense as well," he said.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:22 AM

Haha I remember Hamish & Andy did a radio segment on that.
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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:41 AM

Damn, I must have missed it.
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It has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt that the most powerful force on Wu is a bunch of messed-up Malazans with Moranth munitions.


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Posted 13 April 2009 - 12:12 PM

I didn't know The Spleen played soccer ... :p

This next one is why I'll probably be driving when I'm in Norway, as I'll have a license and Morgy probably won't. Dirty lad. :D

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Traffic police nab Norwegian pair during high-speed sex

From correspondents in Oslo

Agence France-Presse

April 13, 2009 08:11pm

A NORWEGIAN man faces a heavy fine and a driving ban after police caught him having sex with his girlfriend while speeding on the motorway, police said today.

The unnamed couple, a 28-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, were caught in the act late on Easter Sunday by traffic police on the E18 highway, some 40km west of Oslo.

Officers who clocked the couple's silver Mazda 323 racing at 133km/h in a 100 zone realised they were doing more than just breaking the speed limit, police said.

“It was veering from one side to the other because the woman was sitting on the man's lap while he was driving and doing the act, shall we say,” said Tor Stein Hagen, a superintendent with Soendre Buskerund district police.

“He couldn't see much because her back was in the way. Why they did it on a highway with such a high risk we don't know.”

After following the couple for nearly a kilometre, officers pulled the car over at a service station.

“We have taken away his driving licence because of the danger that he caused,” Supt Hagen said.

Prosecutors will decide within the next week what his punishment will be, with police having filmed the incident to use as evidence against the driver.

Supt Hagen said he expected the man to face a fine of “several thousand Norwegian crowns” and a lengthy driving ban.

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It'd be totally worth it if I was driving an Aston Martin though! :gaes-orfantal:

Cheers,

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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:32 PM

Cue "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" by The Beatles :).


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Posted 13 April 2009 - 08:36 PM

View PostSombra, on Apr 13 2009, 02:12 PM, said:

a fine of "several thousand Norwegian crowns" and a lengthy driving ban.


So, that's like a hundred danish crowns right? :)
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:37 AM

TREE IN LUNG!!!!!

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/801576/fi...ts-in-mans-lung

Surgeons in Russia were astounded to find what they say is a 5cm fir tree growing inside a man's lung.

PHOTOS: X-ray reveals gestating flora

Artyom Sidorkin, 28, visited doctors in the central city of Izhevsk complaining of intense chest pain and said he had been coughing up blood.

After consulting X-rays, doctors were "100 percent sure" Mr Sidorkin had a tumour and decided on surgery to remove the cancer.

But when they opened him up, surgeons instead found a small fir tree growing inside his lung.

"I thought I was hallucinating," said surgeon Vladimir Kamashev.

"I asked my assistant to have a look: 'Come and see this — we've got a fir tree here'. He nodded in shock. I blinked three times as I was sure I was seeing things."

Dr Kamashev said he believed Mr Sidorkin must have inhaled a fir seed, which sprouted inside his lung and began growing into a tree.

The pain he felt was caused by the plant rubbing against his capillaries, Mr Kamashev said.

"It was very painful — but to be honest I did not feel any foreign object inside me," Mr Sidorkin said.

"I'm so relieved it's not cancer."

The discovery has not been independently verified.



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I know it hasn't been independently verified, but it is a freakin' tree in a lung!
That Elephant is looking rather frayed at the edges
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 02:47 AM

Wow, thats cool, kind of lame power though,

growing trees in your lungs...
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 03:46 AM

That is so fucking weird. Now it states that this isn't verrified but...

Could any plant seed grow in your lung? Can plant seeds grow other places?

Apt, going to stop eating watermelon seeds...
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Posted 15 April 2009 - 06:04 AM

View PostSir Thursday, on Apr 14 2009, 06:32 AM, said:

Cue "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" by The Beatles :p.
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Anyway...in unrelated news, women are becoming more irritating, it seems. :p
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Russian drunkard jumps out of five storey window twice

A Russian man survived after guzzling three bottles of vodka before leaping from a fifth floor balcony - twice.

Moscow man Alexei Roskov says he jumped the second time because he couldn't stand anymore of his wife's nagging after the first time.

His wife Yekaterina watched in horror as her sozzled husband opened the kitchen window of their Moscow apartment, and dived out.

Astonishingly 22-year-old Muscovite survived - staggering back upstairs with barely a scratch after the 15m fall.

But while his wife called for an ambulance and began to scold him, he decided to jump again.

Paramedics treated Mr Roskov for minor cuts and bruises before releasing him.

Mr Roskov said he was now teetotal after giving up drinking, and added: "Now I can say just one thing - I was very lucky.

"I have no idea why I jumped the first time but when I came back up and I heard my wife screaming angrily at me I thought it was best if I left the room again - out of the window."

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 07:24 AM

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Hong Kong - An Indonesian maid has appeared in a Hong Kong court accused of adding menstrual blood to her employer's food in an effort to improve their stormy relationship, a report said on Thursday.

Indra Ningsih, aged 26, mixed the blood in a pot of vegetables in the belief that the recipe would help smooth over her difficult work environment, The Standard newspaper reported.

In some southeast Asian cultures, menstrual blood is thought to have special powers, the paper added.

The maid has been charged with one count of "administering poison or other destructive or noxious substances with intent to injure", and has not yet entered a plea.

The report cited a prosecution statement that said Ningsih's ingredient had been discovered after her female employer, surnamed Mok, peered through the kitchen door and saw the helper acting suspiciously.

She entered the kitchen and found the accused throwing something into the rubbish bin. When she checked the pot, she found blood clot-like substances mixed with the vegetables and water, the English-language daily said.

Mok later discovered a used sanitary napkin in the bin and called the police, according to the paper.

Ningsih told police Mok had been unhappy with her performance since being hired last July.

The helper was remanded in custody until the next hearing on May 13.

Hong Kong has around 200 000 domestic workers, the vast majority from the Philippines and Indonesia.

- AFP

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