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We all know someone who's a little bit strange - Mum's UFO abduction secret, or the mad Uncle who isn't allowed within 400 yards of Noel Edmonds.

Tell us about your family eccentrics, or just those you've met but don't think you're related to.

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(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:08)
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Whilst at a (barking mad) relatives house a few years back, I spotted that one of the electric sockets seemed to have a plug with no wire coming out. Which was odd. Looking around and all of the sockets were the same - if there wasn't anything actually plugged in, there was a plug with no wire. Eventually, curiosity got the better of me and I had to ask.

"If you don't put the plugs in", says nutty uncle, "the electricity will leak out all over the carpet".

(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:15, 5 replies)

That's shocking.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:22, closed)
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:23, closed)
That's my sister, that is.
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 19:35, closed)
My grandad had this problem at work in the 40's
apparently at the time the rural bedfordshire population weren't too clued up on the nuances of electricity. They also took to calling light switches "swishes" as "they makes the lights go swish"
(, Thu 30 Oct 2008, 22:56, closed)
Your Uncle Hatstand
is not the only one.

(Courtesy of the magnificent James Thurber)
(, Fri 31 Oct 2008, 3:41, closed)

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