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New Book Looks At X-Rays Of Objects Stuck In Patients' Orifices (PHOTOS)

New Book Looks At X-Rays Of Objects Stuck In Patients' Orifices (PHOTOS) | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
There are lots of ways to mark the passage of time, but none as unusual as seeing what common household objects find their way up a person's innards. That's the discovery that forensic psychiatrist Marty A.
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Outrageous X-Rays

Outrageous X-Rays | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
From strange objects stuck inside bodies to weird animal X-rays, these are some of the most bizarre scientific images you'll see.
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Eel Swims Up Man's Penis, Has To Be Surgically Removed

It's every man's worst nightmare. Zhang Nan, of China, was bathing with live eels in order to cleanse his skin when things went horribly wrong.
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Holy Elvis! "Facebook Surpasses 1 Trillion Pageviews Per Month [REPORT]" via @Mashable

Holy Elvis! "Facebook Surpasses 1 Trillion Pageviews Per Month [REPORT]" via @Mashable | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
Facebook garnered more than 1 trillion pageviews per month in June and July, according to data from Hitwise.
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Cops: Teacher Had Sex With Child 'Love Doll' on School Property

Cops: Teacher Had Sex With Child 'Love Doll' on School Property | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
A man is caught on elementary school property allegedly having sex with a child-like doll.
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Bizarre baby names: banned in New Zealand

Bizarre baby names: banned in New Zealand | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
"The spawn of Hollywood celebrities will probably want to avoid giving birth in New Zealand in the future. The annoying trend of bequeathing ridiculous names to one's offspring will no longer be tolerated in the island nation, according to CNN.

The country's Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages is banning "weird" baby names: the current list includes Lucifer, Duke, Messiah, and 89 (let's hope that's not his/her birth order). Bishop, Baron, General, Judge, King, Knight, and Mr. were said to be too similar to titles. And letters such as C, D, I, and T and names involving punctuation marks? Nope."
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Woman Dies of Allergic Reaction to the Dog She Had Sex With

Woman Dies of Allergic Reaction to the Dog She Had Sex With | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
"It seems an Irish woman died after an allergic reaction to a dog—a dog she had sex with. Yes. Really.

From Ireland, the land of geniuses like James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, and Bono, comes this story of a 43-year-old woman who encountered a man in a bestiality chat room and then met him at his house in Limerick. She had sex with his Alsatian dog and then had a severe allergic reaction shortly afterwards, possibly from the dog's semen. She later died at the hospital. The incident apparently took place in 2008, but medical experts just confirmed the cause of death, because the case is finally making its way to court, not because it took them this long to get over the shock of how she died. The dog owner, Sean McDonnell, is charged with "buggery" for ordering the dog to commit the act. Buggery is apparently still a crime on the books in Ireland, so thank God for that. McDonnell is thought to be the first person charged with it since it was enacted in 1861."
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Singing Penis Insect Proves Size Does Matter

Singing Penis Insect Proves Size Does Matter | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
"Courtship never sounded so sweet -- at least in the insect kingdom. It appears that a tiny bug known as the singing penis (also, water boatman, or Micronecta scholtzi) -- is the loudest creature on Earth, relative to its body size and the way in which it uses its penis.

BBC Nature News reports that French and Scottish scientists have determined that the male variety of the 2mm freshwater insect "sings" so loud -- at almost 100 decibels -- it's like sitting in the front row of a concert hall while a loud orchestra plays.

Here's where the penis comes into play: the male bug attempts to beguile a prospective mate by rubbing its penis against its abdomen -- something called "stridulation," which insects do all the time when they rub body parts together to produce sounds.

The scientific team was caught off guard at the volume of the insects, which are found all over Europe."
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A Tickle Spa Opens In Spain

A Tickle Spa Opens In Spain | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
This sounds like torture to me.

"Laugh all you want, but it's real. The world's first tickle spa has opened in Spain, and its aptly named Cosquillarte, which in Spanish means "Tickle Yourself" and "Tickle Art."

Instead of hot-stone massages or facials, it offers visitors the chance to instead be tickled with the brush of a light touch and a feather..."
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Fake Babies, Fake Lives

Fake Babies, Fake Lives | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
I'm not judging or anything but dude, this is WEIRD!

"According to recent news reports, elaborate fake babies—called “reborn dolls”—are becoming popular with adult women.

The dolls, which can cost more than $12,000 (but often sell for several hundred or a few thousand dollars)—have extremely realistic hair and incredibly lifelike facial features and skin tone, thanks to many hours spent by artists who paint them, complete with one-of-a-kind birthmarks—and painstakingly apply their locks and lashes. Some of the dolls are made to look exactly like premature babies and delivered with an incubator and even with IVs.

Some younger women claim the dolls satisfy their maternal needs. Some middle-aged women claim the dolls comfort them as their children leave for college. Indeed, companies will supply custom-made dolls that closely resemble a woman’s own baby—born twenty years before."
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Baby-Jumping Festival Cleanses Babies of Sin

Baby-Jumping Festival Cleanses Babies of Sin | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
"On Sunday, people in northern Spain performed El Salto del Colacho, or "the Devil's Jump," a tradition in which men dress as yellow "colachos" and jump over local babies in the street.

The ritual is said to cleanse the babies of original sin, and dates to medieval times. Babies born since last year's Salto del Colacho are eligible. Their parents arrange them on mattresses, where they lie in wait of absolution by leap."
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7-Year-Old Michigan Boy Steals Car, Drives It 20 Miles To Visit His Dad (VIDEO)

7-Year-Old Michigan Boy Steals Car, Drives It 20 Miles To Visit His Dad (VIDEO) | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
"A seven-year-old Michigan boy who had to stand up to reach the gas and brake pedals while driving was pulled over by police on Monday morning after traveling more than 20 miles in his stepfather's car."
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Great Animal Artists Of Our Time: From Thai Elephants To Brooklyn Terriers

Great Animal Artists Of Our Time: From Thai Elephants To Brooklyn Terriers | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
Talented animals...far more talented than I. ;)
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World's Longest Fingernails & Other 2012 Record Breakers

World's Longest Fingernails & Other 2012 Record Breakers | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
Meet the woman with the longest fingernails in the world and a man with hundreds of piercings in his genitals.
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» Three Smart Things About Urine

» Three Smart Things About Urine | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
Your pee is amazing! How many substances can both sterilize a wound and power a car?
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» Weird, Weird World of Sports

» Weird, Weird World of Sports | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
Sol Neelman has been on the road for several years, chasing the wacky world of weird sports. He’s got a new book filled with his collection of the oddest things, and he's still out there shooting the most obscure sports he can find.
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Turns Out That DSK's Swanky Hotel Suite Was Stained With The Semen Of Four Other Guys

Turns Out That DSK's Swanky Hotel Suite Was Stained With The Semen Of Four Other Guys | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
In a motion to dismiss rape charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Manhattan prosecutors today reported that an analysis of carpet stains in the Frenchman’s $3000-per-night Sofitel hotel room “cont...
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Korean Scientists Produce Glow-in-the-Dark Dog

Korean Scientists Produce Glow-in-the-Dark Dog | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
"South Korean scientists said on Wednesday they have created a glowing dog using a cloning technique that could help find cures for human diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, Yonhap news agency reported.

A research team from Seoul National University (SNU) said the genetically modified female beagle, named Tegon and born in 2009, has been found to glow fluorescent green under ultraviolet light if given a doxycycline antibiotic, the report said.

The researchers, who completed a two-year test, said the ability to glow can be turned on or off by adding a drug to the dog's food."
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Philippines Warns Against Geckos As AIDS And Impotence Treatment

Philippines Warns Against Geckos As AIDS And Impotence Treatment | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
"The Philippines warned Friday against using geckos to treat AIDS and impotence, saying the folkloric practice in parts of Asia may put patients at risk.

Environmental officials have also expressed alarm about the growing trade in the wall-climbing lizards in the Philippines. An 11-ounce (300-gram) gecko reportedly sells for at least 50,000 pesos ($1,160).

Geckos are reportedly exported to Malaysia, China and South Korea, where they are used as aphrodisiacs and as traditional medicine for asthma, AIDS, cancer, tuberculosis and impotence.

Their use as medical treatments has no scientific basis and could be dangerous because patients might not seek proper treatment for their diseases, a health department statement said."
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Notorious New Mexico Nipple Ripper Pleads Guilty To Attack On Daughter-In-Law

Notorious New Mexico Nipple Ripper Pleads Guilty To Attack On Daughter-In-Law | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
"The New Mexico woman arrested for twisting off her daughter-in-law's nipple during a drunken brawl last year will avoid jail in a plea deal approved by her injured kin.

Amilia Oveide, 46, copped to an aggravated battery charge and was ordered to pay Marie Cadney’s medical bills (which totaled about $10,000). Cadney, 30, is the wife of Oveide’s son. Oveide, whose rap sheet includes a pair of felony convictions, was sentenced to three years probation as part of her July 1 plea agreement.

As detailed in a Las Cruces Police Department report guaranteed to make you wince, Cadney and the Oveides had “been drinking most of the night” on December 12 when an argument between mother and son became “very intense.”"
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Mealbreakers: Disemboweled Mouse In Salad Mix, Bloodied BLT & 14 Other Food Mishaps

Mealbreakers: Disemboweled Mouse In Salad Mix, Bloodied BLT & 14 Other Food Mishaps | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
Don't look at the photos if you have a weak stomach. I feel like throwing up in my mouth...
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17 Sports You Didn't Know Existed (VIDEOS)

17 Sports You Didn't Know Existed (VIDEOS) | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
Most of these are just plain odd. World Face-Pulling Championship? That must be a riot to watch.
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Wife Busted For Craigslist Harass Of Husband’s Ex

Wife Busted For Craigslist Harass Of Husband’s Ex | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
"In a bid to harass her new husband’s former wife, a Florida woman placed a phony ad on Craigslist that purported to seek men willing to stop by the ex-spouse’s home since she needed “to be thrown around a little bit and to be dominated, that is exciting for me.”

The ad, placed in February, resulted in a stream of unwanted suitors arriving at the home of Tracy Wilder, who also received phone calls and text messages from unknown men who said they were replying to “an ad on Craigslist in the casual encounters section ‘women4men,’” according to a Bradenton Police Department report."
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Man flies US Airways in women's underwear (Photo) : Crime Scene

Man flies US Airways in women's underwear (Photo) : Crime Scene | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
Six days before a college football player was arrested at San Francisco International Airport in a dispute that began when a US Airways employee asked him to pull up his sagging pants, a man who was...
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Lost actor Doug Hutchison, 51, marries Courtney Stodden, 16, in Las Vegas

Lost actor Doug Hutchison, 51, marries Courtney Stodden, 16, in Las Vegas | In Today's News of the Weird | Scoop.it
"ONE of the stars of Lost has married a beauty queen and aspiring country singer in Las Vegas. Nothing remarkable in that except he's 51 and she's 16.

Actor Doug Hutchison, who is known for playing creepy scientist Horace in Lost and the twisted prison guard with a taste for wetting himself and stamping on mice in The Green Mile, says that his love for Courtney Alexis Stodden is ageless.

He also says there is nothing strange about their relationship or their nuptials."
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