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Guy Sits On Train Seat Only To Realize Someone Stuck A Bunch Of Sewing Needles Into It ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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Call an investigator, because there's an outright caper going on in Melbourne, Australia and it centers on the most unlikely of objects: sewing needles


Specifically, someone has been embedding them into the seats of Melbourne's trains.

Why?

Who on Earth knows, but one commuter got a rather rude awakening when he sat down for his commute recently. Anthony Artusa was going about his usual morning routine on the Watergardens trains line in Melbourne this past Tuesday, when suddenly he felt a giant prickle on his leg.

At first he assumed it was something in his pocket, but no dice. So he investigated the seat, and found some 20 sewing needles, pointy side up, sticking out of the upholstery.

Huh?

So was this a deliberate move? Speaking to reporters, Artusa laughed and stated the obvious: "Pretty lucky if all the needles sort of fell in the seat!"

So I hear you asking:

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Fair enough! Well, it turns out Australia is having a bit of a problem with needles turning up in things! This newest incident comes on the heels of a rash of needle attacks in a far more dangerous spot: the food supply. Last fall, there were a spate of incidents of sewing needles being inserted into strawberries in Australian grocery stores that left one person hospitalized. A needle-contaminated apple and banana were found as well, and most recently in some grapes.

On social media, people were definitely in an OMG WTF sort of mood about this... bizarre phenomenon:











Given this bizarre obsession someone seems to have with needles, police are taking Artusa's prickly incident very seriously, launching an investigation and seeking further witness to try to piece together what is going on ere.

Seriously, enough with the needles Aussies!

Times change, and if you don't change with them you're likely to get left behind. That simple piece of wisdom applies to pretty much everything - up to and including the job market. It seems like a lot of older didn't get that memo, though.

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Reddit user u/GeekyKirby wanted to get something for their boyfriend for his birthday, but he said not to get him anything because it is so close to Christmas, so they decided it was time to get creative.

When asked what they bought him, u/GeekyKirby replied:

I pre-ordered him a game [Kingdom Hearts III], and bought him a shirt and a book he wanted :) ...I also filled up his living room floor with balloons...

It seems minor mischief is a common theme in their relationship:

Thank you. :) At this point, I can't really surprise my boyfriend anymore. And I try lol. Like the time I secretly put googly eyes on everything in his fridge...

Oh, and they made him this Pikachu cake. You know, nbd.

Users were impressed by u/GeekyKirby's piping skills. Also, the hate for fondant icing is real!

Nicely done and without fondant! r/FondantHate - Patiod
Today was a bad day on reddit if you genuinely want fondant to not be a thing. Just kidding. But fuck fondant, for real. - mimomusic
We over at r/fondanthate love your buttercream meme! - cherrylpk
This is one of the best things I've ever seen on Reddit! - backfromthedead
You're a very thoughtful and creative girlfriend! <3 - mediaclone
I'd have a hard time eating this, very cute. - FrontierFrance210
A meme!?!?!? On a cake!?!??!?!?!?!Now i've seen everything! - Indetermination

A few were also a bit envious.

This cake looks AWESOME, great job!
Side note: Here's hoping that 2019 will bless me with some manflesh to do nice things like this for too ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿฝ- black_heart85
Hehe this gave me a good chuckle this morning. Now wish I had a boyfriend so I could do this to them. - MidnightMadness21

Making something for someone is a great way to show them you love them.

The best birthday present I ever got was from a girl who baked me a cake secretly. So thanks for doing that for him, I know I'd feel great about it. - Levitr0n

Others have found inventive ways to use the meme as well:

Stickers:


Sculpture:

Latte Art:

Refrigerator...art...trolling?


Even An Essay:

The fact that Surprised Pikachu is still around in 2019 really speaks to its universal appeal and ease of use. People will surely keep coming up with inventive ways to use the meme.

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Insider recently went behind the scenes of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to discuss the show's impressive, but often overlooked, cinematography.

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If there's one thing Christian Bale is known for, aside from a very gravely Batman voice, it's the physical transformations he undergoes for his roles. The actor is known to yo-yo his weight from role to role, in order to better portray his characters.

Now, however, the actor is considering calling it quits on the dangerous transformations. In an interview with The Sunday Times, the actor described his process with playing Dick Cheney in the new film Vice.

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