Let Me on MySpace or I’ll Stab You

A man was arrested for cutting his mother with a knife after she wouldn’t let him get on MySpace.  According to myway news, during their fight regarding MySpace:

The mother said she confronted her 6-foot 2-inch tall, 320-pound son, after which he became aggravated and packed his belongings to leave their home.  Police said he pulled out a black and silver knife from his pocket as she tried to take his cellular telephone charger from him and cut her on the left wrist.  The teen then rode his bicycle to a location nearby, where he was later detained by police without further incident.

Some people take their social networking way too seriously.

By the way, this has nothing to do with the story, but myway.com looks pretty cool.  It’s a search engine, complete with free email accounts and all the other things you’d expect from similar sites like yahoo or google, whose motto is:  “No banners.  No pop-ups.  No kidding.”  Sounds good.

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Goat-Racing Museum, First (and Most Likely Last) of its Kind

Goats.  They get a surprisingly large amount of press.  Why is that?  I have a theory.  I think they’re media whores.  Oh sure, they might look complacent and oblivious to the presence of a camera, but underneath it all, they love the spotlight

And $300,000 worth of spotlight is exactly what a bunch of goat-loving Australians intend to give them.

abc.net.au published a story about a proposed $300,000 goat-racing museum and hall of fame in Queensland.  The story quotes a museum promoter as saying:

“As far as we know, this will be the first goat museum in the world.”

One of the comments from a reader, which had me laughing, was:

“There is a reason there is nothing like this in the world.”

But apparently, people down under take their goat-racing pretty darn seriously.  Check out this goat quote from a spokesman for the project published in a second article at abc.net.au.

“Right back to our first pioneers and explorers, everybody had goats…This isn’t going to be a comedy day, this is going to get dead serious. These people that are putting some of this money up are planning to make Barcaldine the goat racing capital of the nation.”

So what do you think?  Does goat-racing merit $300,000 worth of commemoration?

Woman Born with Feet Facing Backwards Can Run Faster than Most of Her Friends

A 27-year-old Chinese waitress was born with both feet facing the wrong way.  The woman is quoted as saying:

“I can run faster than most of my friends and have a regular job as a waitress in the family restaurant. There is no reason to class me as disabled.”

Read the full article and see photos at Daily Mail.

Man Marries Dog in India

A 33-year-old Indian man, believing he had been cursed after killing 2 dogs as a teenager, atoned for his sins by marrying a stray dog.  The marriage was traditional as the man’s family chose the bride.  Foxnews.com writes:

“Selva Kumar had been hounded for 15 years by the memory of a horrible act he’d committed as a teenager.”

Read the entire story and see a picture of the man and his “bride” here.