Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A World Full of Weirdness

Weird World
With the plethora of weird and bizarre things that comes my way, I wasn't sure which one to write about. So instead, I wanted to share five links of weird & bizarre things I read about recently.

1) Toddler has 50 sewing needles inside body

A 2-year old Brazilian boy in the hospital after complaining from pain in his body. After no visible reasons for his pain, x-rays show a totally different story. If I was to take a guess, at the risk of sounding stereotypical, I would say magic or something like that is sure to surface as a motive.

2) 6 Inventors Who Got Jack Shit for Changing the Modern World

Without a doubt, this is an interesting read. And if you can look past the language, the content is brief and presented well.

3) Are you big? Are you in Japan? You may be breaking the law.

In Japan, already the slimmest industrialized nation, people are fighting fat to ward off dreaded metabolic syndrome and comply with a government-imposed waistline standard. Metabolic syndrome, known here simply as “metabo,” is a combination of health risks, including stomach flab, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, that can lead to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Concerned about rising rates of both in a graying nation, Japanese lawmakers last year set a maximum waistline size for anyone age 40 and older: 85 centimeters (33.5 inches) for men and 90 centimeters (35.4 inches) for women.
I strongly recommend you read the comments as there may be a false representation of the facts.

4) 12 Bizarre and Unique Roofs

This roof, that roof, all kinds of weird roofs. The pictures say it all.

5) 9 Funny Classified Ads

There seems to be an increase of these funny classifieds that's parallel to the decline of newspapers. Perhaps it's how some people are trying to leave their imprint on the news sources of yesteryear.  ▣

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