Good news, for all the single mamas in Kelantan, Malaysia: a state representative wants local legislators and magistrates to marry you. The chairwoman of the state's family and health committee thinks that dudes with good, stable jobs should up their "quota" for wives. Polygamy is legal in Malaysia for Muslim men.
Usually when a couple gets arrested on their wedding night, it involves alcohol, an absurd fight and people waking up in a jail cell. If the arrest takes place at the reception, it will generally involve the groom's old rugby buddies and/or the sister's idiot younger brother. But a Sevierville, TN couple decided, instead, to rob the chapel in which they were made man and wife.
A truck driver from DeKalb County, Georgia sought treatment for his erectile dysfunction from Boston Men's Health Center. They gave him a syringe of a proprietary compound and told him to inject his junk with the formula thrice a week. He did so and suffered complications from the get-go. The resulting priapism damaged the man's package and he won roughly $9 million. Elsewhere, a Swede blacked out from drinking and wound up with a phallus tattooed on his leg.
Ever been on a really bad first date? Sure you have. He's dismissive of your opinions. She complains non-stop. There's no spark there, whatsoever, and you're both polite enough to continue the farce through dinner, a movie and a very awkward cup of coffee. What about having the guy steal your car?
According to the New York Daily News, a Chinese company, Gigimo, has been selling a kit to fake one's virginity (retails for about $30 and could be called "priceless" in a Mastercard ad). Some conservatives in Egypt do not care for this kind of virginity chicanery, however.
A fight between former common law spouses in Pasadena, Texas took a turn for the ugly and their pets suffered the consequences. The non-couple were in an argument over the ownership of some jewelry that the man had gifted to the woman but took back after the split. The woman took her revenge on the family pets. In a burst of Zeus-ian comeuppance, she kidnapped and fried their the goldfish from his home and ate them. The man was incensed and called the police.
An autorickshaw driver (it's like a fancy pants golfcart) was hired by a 26-year old American tourist called Whitney (she sounds hot) to squire her around the city of Jaipur during a short stay. The cabbie's name is Harish Hotala and after a few days in the American woman's company, he was absolutely smitten and in love and proposed successfully to the tourist. Love at first sight... what what.
Outside of Kanye's epic scene-stealing fail, the Video Music Awards had a few other big moments. And one of them was Lady Gaga's date Kermit The Frog. It turns out that Kermit and Miss Piggy are still together and he's just friends with Lady Gaga. While Kermit has never lied to us before, something feels really off with this scenario.
According to the University At Buffalo's website, Dr. Gregory Homish has been studying the behavior and satisfaction of couples for a decade. He has come to the conclusion that couples with similar vices (alcohol and cigarettes in this case) and levels of engagement in said vices are likely to be more content with their relationship.
A woman from near the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur is starting to look for her 23rd husband as her 22nd husband prepares to leave rehab. The 107-year-old woman, Wook Kundor, fears that her seven-decades-younger partner will leave her upon exiting treatment and she'll be alone.
Anyone who has seen one of those dead bodies exhibits knows two things: 1) It's pretty cool and 2) it's pretty weird. Granted, it's resin and epoxy (so called plastination) but there's something vaguely creepy about up seemingly ambulatory corpses performing everyday tasks sans skin. And, it's come to my attention that the masterminds behind the operation known as Body Worlds are Germans. At this point anything goes. And things are about to get a whole lot weirder as Gunther von Hagens and wife Angelina Whalley are expanding the exhibition into more risqué territory: copulation.
The swine flu has been dominating headlines in 2009. The travel industry has been thrown for a loop. Lebanese men have been warned to not participate in certain customs and who can forget Speidi wearing the surgical masks? Now pregnant women are said to be at greater risk for the virus. We need a miracle against H1N1 pronto. Russians claim that Welsh whiskey is that miracle. But where does this leave pregnant women?
Wife-carrying is the cat's pajamas in Eastern Europe (as it is in Australia and Ireland, pretty much anywhere that men eat lightning and poop thunder and women don't mind so much being inadvertently dropped from time to time). The Baltic heartland of Latvia has an especially strong zest for picking up one's wife and rushing with her to a not-so-far destination.
A man from South Carolina has recently been arrested a second time for horse sex. While bestiality is really weird, something about it (perhaps the weirdness, really piques people's interests. Is there something wrong with us, as human beings, that we just can't get enough human on horse action?
Some young men in Japan are in love with anime. Some take it to such an extreme that they have strange love affairs with pillow cases featuring the likenesses of their favorite cartoon characters. It does not look like that low birth rate in Japan is going to fix itself. On the other hand, they are really doing a great job of out-nerding American nerds.