Friday, December 03, 2010
Zany Global News - Man marries dog; Woman owns sun; Swimmers Show their Patriotism
First, a man in Australia has apparently legally married his dog. Yes...as in "I now pronounce you man and pooch."
This link is just a photo essay...does anybody know anything about the full veracity or scenario surrounding this? Was it a bet? A dare? Some staged stunt? Or did he legitimately get a preacher to help him tie the knot with his canine companion?
Next up comes from Spain where a woman has "laid claim to the sun". She's following some of the precedent and legalities of a semi-recent entrepreneur who gained rights to our Moon and began selling acreage to willing buyers. Apparently this woman has no (current) intention of selling of chunks of the sun, but she wants to charge people to "use her property." I'm not sure of the ins-and-outs of what she's trying to do...whether she wants to charge people for their use of solar power or if she plans on setting up a time share plan for people to go visit. Either way, I'm sure it's the kind of lofty plan you get when you aim for the stars. ;)
"rebuked" its water polo team for their choice of swim trunks at this year's Asian Games. They thought they would be patriotic by placing the moon and stars from the Singapore flag on their speedos. Allegedly, nobody realized there was anything "inappropriate" looking of the placement of said "moon" until it was too late to do anything about it.