April 13, 2005

Oddities from around the globe

Pigs competed in their very own Olympics. Events to be added next: Quickest To The Slaughterhouse, Tastiest Bacon and the new Pinto Beans with Ham Hocks, which is sure to be a crowd favorite.

Voters in Wisconsin are breaking out the catnip and yarn to bait their traps. Yes, it's open season on cats.

Some years back, the Richmond Times-Dispatch stopped carrying Chuck Shepherd's column, probably for including snippets like the following:

A female Zimbabwean athlete who had won several track and field events at meets in Botswana and Mauritius was arrested in Harare in February after authorities discovered she actually had a small penis. Samulkeliso Sithole, 17, said she was born a hermaphrodite but that her parents had paid a traditional healer to make her totally female, and, "because" her parents failed to pay the healer's full fee, the penis had begun to grow. [News Limited (Australia), 2-10-05]

I'm going out a limb here and guess that it was probably the other female Zimbabweans that caused it to grow. Call me crazy.

The first Mother of the Year candidate appears in this story. Excerpt:

A mother is under arrest, accused of selling a 12-year-old daughter into prostitution and trading a 14-year-old daughter for a car.

I know that flogging is illegal in this country, but I kind of think no one would mind in this woman's case.

News flash: water is wet and size matters. Well, duh.

A two-seater bike for one. Now all those losers at the ST conventions can ride in style.

I bet you didn't know that today is Blame Somebody Else Day. Like I need a special day to scapegoat someone.

Another good reason to not fish using dynamite. Just an FYI.

Well, I suppose this is one way for vegetarians to enjoy the warmth and feel of a fur coat.

Newest sandwich creation from McDonald's: The McAfrica.

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