Thursday, December 18, 2008

Weird News Update - Are You Ready For "Mount Obama"?

Mount Obama?

*Whoa! Antigua's prime minister wants to rename that island's highest mountain peak "Mount Obama" in honor of Barack Obama. Shouldn't they wait until he actually does something first?

Bringing Back Extinct Species?

*Japanese scientists have cloned mice whose bodies were frozen for as long 16 years and have said that it may be possible to use the same technique to "resurrect" mammoths and other extinct species. Do we really want to bring back dinosaurs? Or for that matter, do we really want to bring back The Backstreet Boys?

Sentenced To Birth Control?

*Women in the Netherlands who are deemed by the state to be unfit mothers will be sentenced to take contraception for a period of two years, according to a new draft bill before the Dutch parliament. Can you say "eugenics"?

Temple Of Doom

*A 3,000 year old temple featuring an image of a spider god has been discovered in Peru. Who would be stupid enough to worship a spider?

Nude Voting?

*Some nudists in Florida are seeking the right to "clothing-optional" voting. That is just what we need - some fat, hairy, balding guy strolling into a polling place.....

The U.S. Treasury Department Is Insane

*The Treasury Department has officially announced that it will teach "Islamic finance" to U.S. banking regulatory agencies. I didn't know that we lived in the Middle East.....

Break Out The Mexican Food

*Did one person cure stage 4 cancer with habeneros and garlic? Perhaps we all just need a little more Mexican food.

Cool Stuff

*Check out these 38 pictures taken at just the right angle.

*Finally, check out this extensive list of the real names of famous celebrities. You just might be surprised at some of the people who have "made up" names.

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