Nine-year-old Bhintuna sat smiling in jewelry and a red and gold brocade bridal dress as she held a tray of offerings, waiting for her turn to take part in the ritual that would wed her to a god.
The schoolgirl is just one of hundreds of Nepali girls set to take part in the rite that weds them to the god Vishnu over the coming month, a symbolic time of weddings according to tradition in this deeply religious, majority Hindu nation. Read more…
If you use your imagination, maybe it looked like a gun.
A woman and her son are on the run after they allegedly used a curling iron draped with a towel to rob a financial services business in Ohio, police say.
Witnesses told Toledo Police Department officials on Thursday that the woman attempted to use her hair appliance-turned-weapon to intimidate employees at the Liberty Tax Services location, Fox Toledo reports. Read more…
Look at what we got here. This fine gentleman, 50-year-old Barry Chappell, has been collecting more than 95,000 pieces of already been chewed Nicorette gum for the last six years and fashioning them into one giant gumball. He keeps this 175 pound nicotine blob in his sauna, where the gum stays moist and supple for molding. He acknowledges that his gumball has become a bit of an obsession. I almost want to encourage Barry to take up smoking again. I believe TLC’s “My Strange Addiction” might have missed a compelling cast member. [Oddity Central]
Late last year, several female students in the town of LeRoy, New York, came down with a bizarre illness. They began experience Tourettes-like symptoms, including painful tics and spasms and vocal outbursts. The girls all went to their doctors, but no physical or medical cause could be found. The high school the girls attended was tested for potential environmental toxins, but none were discovered. And finally, it was determined that the 12 girls who experienced these debilitating symptoms were actually suffering from mass hysteria. Keep reading »
Google “Matthew Couloute.” You might find the results humorous, unless, of course, you are Matthew Couloute.
Couloute, a high-power Connecticut attorney, is fighting the spirits of search engine optimization after discovering that the number one Google entry for his name is an ex-girlfriend’s warning for other potential suitors.
“It’s unfortunate,” Couloute told Fox News outside the Federal Courthouse in Manhattan. “Anyone can go online and do that to somebody.” Read more…
Seven-year-old Rita Lawlor knew what to do when she found her mother unconscious — slap her with a leftover piece of pizza. When the slice didn’t revive her mother, Rita decided to call 911. Her mother is doing well and little Rita was saluted for her heroism by the Sarasota County Fire Department this past week. I think she was onto something with this pizza slapping technique. Pizza could save lives. [The Daily What]