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Man Digs 12ft Deep Hole Without Realising His Metal Detector Was Picking Up His Steel-Capped Boots

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Mindovermaster    2,365

Details are emerging on the interweb of a metal-detector-enthusiast needing the assistance of the emergency services after digging a 12ft hole after his metal detector started to give a huge reading indicating that the male could be standing on a vast amount treasure.

 

However, it would appear that the male suffered a morale failure after realising, 12ft into the hole, that his trusty metal detector was, in fact, picking up his steel-capped boots.

Our morale intelligences reports suggest that the male had spent the best-part of 18-hours digging the hole until he realised that it was his boots that was setting the alarm on his metal detector off.

In order to prevent this from happening again, the Ministry of Morale is recommending that everyone who owns a metal detector eithers stops looking for buried treasure, or instead of wearing steel-capped boots, they wear slippers or other suitable footwear.

 

Our Chief Morale Officer said:

 

“Whilst we understand that more and more people are buying metal detectors in order to look for buried treasure in order to subsidise their earnings owing to how much money they have to give over to the taxperson, we are worried that these sort of incidents will occur more frequently.

 

“We are worried that the entire country is digging itself a hole that it might not be able to get out of.

 

“So in order to prevent people from disappearing down holes which they have dug, we are asking citizens to either give up looking for treasure with metal detectors or to wear slippers when sweeping farmers fields looking for coins etc which were hidden billions of years ago.

 

“We would like to thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter”.

 

source: https://ministryofmorale.com/?p=1655

 

If you have to be THAT stupid, you better get some help...

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+virtorio    3,131

Speaking of digging yourself into a hole, someone might want to move this to the Jokes/Funny Stuff section. 

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Mindovermaster    2,365
15 minutes ago, virtorio said:

Speaking of digging yourself into a hole, someone might want to move this to the Jokes/Funny Stuff section. 

Yeah, but this really isn't a joke, it really happened...

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+virtorio    3,131
2 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

Yeah, but this really isn't a joke, it really happened...

Fair enough. Just wondering, do you have a source that isn't from a satire site, in an article not tagged as Satire, and written by a someone with a name a little more credible than "Chief Morale Officer"?

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Mindovermaster    2,365
5 minutes ago, virtorio said:

Fair enough. Just wondering, do you have a source that isn't from a satire site, in an article not tagged as Satire, and written by a someone with a name a little more credible than "Chief Morale Officer"?

That was all I could find on it, but it is about a metal detector, so it is kind of sciencey...

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adrynalyne    12,305
5 minutes ago, Mindovermaster said:

That was all I could find on it, but it is about a metal detector, so it is kind of sciencey...

Mmmm, it’s really not “sciencey”.

 

The site is satire. This story isn’t real, I’m sure. Their front page has this:

 

‘MAN UP’ PILLS TO BE OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE TO ALL SNOWFLAKES

 

Not much else to be said. 

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Jim K    13,630

//moved to Jokes & Funny Stuff

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