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    ChristinaZhou

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    weird news

    Post  ChristinaZhou on Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:29 am

    1. A recently created theme park in China, named Kingdom of the Little People, has been the source of a lot of controversy, particularly among people with dwarfism. The theme park, located in China’s Yunnan province, puts dwarves on display and features as its main event a group of dwarves that performs various skits, including a slapstick rendition of “Swan Lake.” Gary Arnold, the spokesperson for the Little People of America, thinks the idea is “horrible.”
    2. Two months ago, American artist Caleb Larson created a piece of art that literally sells itself. It is essentially a large black box with Internet connection and a small computer programmed to log onto eBay once every seven days and auction itself. Potential buyers bid around $6,500 and winners keep the box for about a week before it auctions itself off again.
    3. The Null Stern Hotel in Teufen, Switzerland, is a nuclear bomb shelter refitted to be a hotel. It has no windows, no television, and the inside looks little more luxurious than an actual bomb shelter.
    4. There has been a recent trend in the American food market of bacon being used as an ingredient. A recent study conducted by the Chicago-based research firm Mintel reported that menu items with bacon have increased by 26.5 percent since 2005. New products include: bacon-flavored lip balm and envelopes, caramel and chocolate Easter eggs with bits of bacon, bacon ice cream sandwich, bacon vodka, and bacon bandages for scrapes.
    5. On Feb. 18, the British Ministry of Defense released more than 6,000 pages of formerly classified documents describing around 1,600 various UFO sightings reported around Britain from 1994 to 2000. According to The Guardian, a British news outlet, the reports are a result of the ministry's “growing irritation with the subject.” Last Dec. 1, the ministry also announced that it would no longer be investigating UFO sightings.
    6. In Pittsburgh, PA, a woman is suing Bank of America on the grounds that it not only wrongfully repossessed her house, but also sent a contractor that trashed the inside of her home and stole her parrot.
    7. In New Zealand, a woman allegedly captured two spirits exorcised from her home in glass vials and then proceeded to auction them off on the internet for $1,983.
    8. In Loveland, CO, an 85-year-old man is suing a 52-year-old man for allegedly assaulting him during a dispute over a McDonald’s parking spot. Apparently, the two men have gotten into previous fights over their favorite parking spot, but it was not until recently that one of them resorted to violence.
    9. A 27-year-old woman from Las Cruces, NM, allegedly stabbed her ex-husband multiple times after looking through his cell phone’s call history. The actual details as to what she had seen on the phone have not been released.

    nancyxiao

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    Re: weird news

    Post  nancyxiao on Tue Mar 16, 2010 6:28 pm

    1. A recently created theme park in China, named Kingdom of the Little People, has been the source of a lot of controversy, particularly among people with dwarfism. The theme park, located in China’s Yunnan province, puts dwarves on display and features as its main event a group of dwarves that performs [who perform] various skits, including a slapstick rendition of “Swan Lake.” Gary Arnold, the spokesperson for the Little People of America, thinks the idea is “horrible.”
    2. Two months ago, American artist Caleb Larson created a piece of art that literally sells itself. It is essentially a large black box with Internet connection and a small computer programmed to log onto eBay once every seven days and auction itself. Potential buyers bid around $6,500 and winners keep the box for about a week before it auctions itself off again.
    3. The Null Stern Hotel in Teufen, Switzerland, is a nuclear bomb shelter refitted to be a hotel. It has no windows, no television, and the inside looks little more luxurious than an actual bomb shelter.
    4. There has been a recent trend in the American food market of bacon being used as an ingredient. A recent study conducted by the Chicago-based research firm Mintel reported that menu items with bacon have increased by 26.5 percent since 2005. New products include: bacon-flavored lip balm and envelopes, caramel and chocolate Easter eggs with bits of bacon, bacon ice cream sandwich, bacon vodka, and bacon bandages for scrapes.
    5. On Feb. 18, the British Ministry of Defense released more than 6,000 pages of formerly classified documents describing around 1,600 various UFO sightings reported around Britain from 1994 to 2000. According to The Guardian, a British news outlet, the reports are a result of the ministry's “growing irritation with the subject.” Last Dec. 1, the ministry also announced that it would no longer be investigating UFO sightings.
    6. In Pittsburgh, PA, a woman is suing Bank of America on the grounds that it not only wrongfully repossessed her house, but also sent a contractor that trashed the inside of her home and stole her parrot.
    7. In New Zealand, a woman allegedly captured two spirits exorcised from her home in glass vials and then proceeded to auction them off on the internet for $1,983.
    8. In Loveland, CO, an 85-year-old man is suing a 52-year-old man for allegedly assaulting him during a dispute over a McDonald’s parking spot. Apparently, the two men have gotten into previous fights over their favorite parking spot, but it was not until recently that one of them resorted to violence.
    9. A 27-year-old woman from Las Cruces, NM, allegedly stabbed her ex-husband multiple times after looking through his cell phone’s call history. The actual details as to what she had seen on the phone have not been released. [this is kinda a morbid one to go out on LOL]

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