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.
Facebook has gotten another couple together. The miracle of modern, online social networking has allowed a woman named Kelly Hildebrandt to find a fellow named Kelly Hildebrandt and lil Cupid took it from there. Three weeks after meeting online, the two met in person (after flight from Texas to south Florida). Things went so well that Male Kelly Hildebrandt moved to Florida and they became engaged shortly thereafter. This saves them a trip to the DMV.
There are few rules in this world that you just don't break after a certain age. In addition to not taking a french fry without asking, you do not set up fake online dating profiles for supposed friends of yours. That's identity theft, brother. Dating site hoaxes are taken very seriously, as a Scotsman named Allan Troup just learned. And now he owes his community 240 of community service for that mistake.
A quickie divorce sometimes saves lots of pain down the road. But wedding guests feel a little ripped off. Amy Dickinson of Ask Amy fame is a little bent out of shape that a couple who knew their marriage was heading for an annulment even before the wedding is being intransigent about returning the wedding gifts. The couple is totally out of line, victory to Amy Dickinson.
A Polish couple in Germany could not make it through that crucial first night (not even primae noctis) of marriage before splitting up. On their wedding night, a fight during the reception (involving a knife and an attempted forced haircut) made the couple realize that an annulment was probably a good idea. A divorce and a wedding on the same night is some strange love.
While you can probably imagine what "Air Sex" is, you're probably wrong. It has very little to do with the Mile High Club. It's more like lewd dry-humping meets "air guitar," and it's all the rage. These sexy moves come to us from Japan, so be careful with this new trend.
In weird news about strange love, a prisoner named Dawud Yaduallah is suing the state of New York for failing to treat his Priapism. This brings up an interesting question, when does an erection go from being funny to being dangerous? Also, learn what the acronyms NEB and ED mean... to guys.
A man in Egypt, in a classic Romeo And Juliet scenario, decided that he would rather undergo castration (self-castration) then go into an arranged marriage instead of marrying his sweetheart. While his resolution is almost (almost) commendable, this course of action cannot be recommended. Eunuchs have less fun, it's often been said.
First used by writer Maki Fukasawa, the term "herbivore" is now gaining cultural relevance in reference to asexual Japanese men. Libido seems to becoming a major problem for the Japanese as their reproduction rate is far below replenishing level.
Fine, suffice it to say that people (nay really cool people) are obsessed with the idea of zero gravity copulation. But since someone feels squeamish about turning the space program into a cosmic spring break, it's been agreed that space weddings are a better way to make zero g love happen. Richard Branson is all over this. As are Noah Fulmer and Erin Finnegan and Yuri Malenchenko and Ekaterina Dmitriev.
The Catholic Church has been struggling a bit lately. They seem to be dealing with scandal after scandal and losing some amount of their flock. Miami priest Alberto Cutie was a bright star on the rise. But it's surfaced that the charming Father may have broken his vow of chastity (with an adult woman). Be prepared for a new conversation about whether Catholics should allow priests to be married.