It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

~ Charles Spurgeon ~

Weird As It Is

November 6th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 34 secs

How weird is that?

Weird things happen down here on the bottom edge of the world. Not too far away in New Norfolk, Tasmania, a local developer (Haydn Pearce) plans on turning the old morgue of the abandoned Royal Derwent psychiatric facility into a motel. Coming complete with pullout fridges for beds, Mr Pearce is hoping guests will also appreciate sleeping on the former autopsy table (I don’t know about you but that is all way too creepy for me).

On a sweeter note, a UK poll showed that the times certainly are a changing, at least amongst young British men. Unusually, it seems they are now more likely to be capable cooks than to know how to change a tyre. While only 17% know how to put a new wheel back on, a healthy 70% of young men know just what it takes to bake a nice cake.

As odd as that may seem, a weird insurance claim made by a British farmer from Devon has definitely raised an eyebrow or two when he lost his iPhone inside a cow. Having his smartphone handy, the farmer used the phone’s torch app for light while helping to deliver a calf in the dark. Somehow, the smartphone ended up inside the cow’s rear and, somewhat mysteriously, has never been seen again.

Meanwhile, airport baggage handlers in Melbourne, Australia managed to capture a crocodile inside a plane after it had escaped its cage on a Qantas flight from Brisbane. Having broken out mid flight to roam through the cargo hold, the unexpected release of medium sized beast (a mere 9 feet long) resulted in the baggage handlers taking extra special care.

Finally, back in Britain, twenty-eight year old barmaid, Emma-Louise Hodges, has certainly pulled all stops out to make a weird name for her self. Indeed, she has officially changed her name by deed poll to include the titles of 14 of the James Bond movie girls. Emma is now formally known as, “Miss Pussy Galore Honey Rider Solitaire Plenty O’Toole May Day Xenia Onatopp Holly Goodhead Tiffany Case Kissy Suzuki Mary Goodnight Jinx Johnson Octopussy Domino Moneypenny.” Can you imagine how weird it will be when someone has to call her name out in a medical waiting room?


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