PLEASE DO NOT CONSUMMATE THIS MARRIAGE
Yet again, we head over to India for a man-marries-dog story. This time, it's P. Selvakumar, who married a stray dog in a traditional Hindu ceremony in order to ward off the curse that has plagued him since he stoned to death two dogs 15 years ago. "After that, my legs and hands got paralyzed, and I lost hearing in one ear," he told reporters. After consulting an astrologer, he was told that marrying a dog would relieve him of his karmic debt and improve his luck. The dog was dressed in a traditional marriage sari and given a bun to eat after the ceremony. No word on whether Selvakuma kissed the bride. (CNN)
SO THAT'S WHAT THOSE TERRORISTS WERE UP TO
A study carried out by the New York Academy of Medicine has found that more than one in 10 people who kill themselves in Manhattan are "suicide tourists" who travel to New York specifically to end their own lives. The study also found that most suicide tourists choose to end their lives with some drama by taking their lives at famous tourist attractions such as the Empire State Building, Times Square and the George Washington Bridge (and those World Trade Centers used to be pretty popular). "These places become suicide landmarks,'' said suicide expert Richard Seiden, which "guarantees you a notoriety you may not have had otherwise." (Agence France-Presse)
IRONY: GOD AMUSING HIMSELF AT OUR EXPENSE
Two days after Tennessee's governor led the state in a prayer for rain to end the drought, a storm blew through the state tearing the roof off a Baptist church, injuring at least nine people and sending three children to the hospital. (Yahoo News)
PUTTING THE COOL BACK INTO SCHOOL
A British mom who tried to surprise her 16-year-old son by sending a Gorilla-gram to his classroom on his birthday accidentally booked a stripper and gave the kid more than he could handle. The boy's mother had advised his teacher that a birthday surprise would come to the classroom, but instead of a gorilla, a stripper dressed as a policewoman showed up, put a dog collar on the boy, led him around the class on all fours and whipped him on the ass 16 times. It wasn't until she pulled out the whipped cream and asked the boy to rub it over her body that the stunned teacher finally asked the stripper to leave. (Daily Mail)
HOW TO GET HIGH
You're in luck if you've been waiting for the price of space tourism to come down to Earth. Virgin Galactic is now taking deposits for a two-hour flight into space that will only cost you $200,000. That might still be slightly out-of-reach for the average person, but is a mere fraction of the $25 million paid by the most recent space tourist. The Virgin flight is scheduled for 2010 and already has 200 names on its waiting list. (SeattlePI.com)
AND YOU THOUGHT TALKING ON THE PHONE WHILE DRIVING WAS DANGEROUS
A Japanese company has created the world's first portable toilet that is small enough to use inside your car. The "Kurumarukum" toilet consists of a cardboard toilet bowl, a water-absorbent sheet and a draw-around curtain that will conceal you from other commuters while you relieve yourself. "The commode will come in handy during major disasters such as earthquakes or when you are caught in a traffic jam," said a company official. (Japan Today)
IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN FBI FILE YET, YOU WILL AFTER YOU FILE THESE REQUESTS
If you'd like to know what the FBI knows about you there's a cool Web site which will generate all the letters you need to send to the government in order to get your hands on their files. Head over to GetMyFBIFile.com and you'll be ready to rock after just a few simple steps. This site will also allow you to get access to your files from the CIA, NSA, DIA, DSS, USMS, USSS and CID.
I-READ-IT-ON-THE-INTERNET-SO-IT-MUST-BE-TRUE FACT OF THE WEEK
People who eat popcorn at movies are three times more likely to cry during the film than non-popcorn eaters.
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