Great grief for a soldier who did not come back

May 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Memorial Day today




Odd news from around the world

Man’s nine-year zombie nightmare: “A MAN diagnosed with a crippling condition which left him thinking he was a zombie has been cured. The patient named Graham and believed to be a Brit told how he was convinced he was dead. He spent days in graveyards because it was “the closest I could get to death”. He woke up nine years ago with rare Cotard’s Syndrome, also known as Walking Corpse Syndrome because sufferers believe they have become zombies. Graham, who lost his sense of smell and taste, stopped eating, smoking and speaking. He overcame the condition after months of therapy and help from University of Exeter boffins. He said: “I don’t feel brain dead any more.”

First-time mother was so over protective she made her toddler wear a CRASH HELMET even at home: “The wedding party was almost ready to set off. I took a deep breath, smoothed my ivory lace gown one last time and glanced around me. My bridegroom Cornel looked handsome and dashing in his morning suit, his lilac cravat toning beautifully with the flowers in my bouquet. Our little boy Alex, then 11 months old, toddled behind me, so cute in his tiny suit he was almost edible — a perfect miniature of his father in every way. Every way, but one. On my son’s head sat an ugly brown helmet, fastened tightly under his chin, and Cornel had just spotted it. ‘Oh no, Julie — not today,’ he sighed, rolling his eyes. ‘What about the photos? The guests will think we’re mad!’ ‘The town hall is huge,’ I protested, ‘and it’s full of sharp edges and polished floors. What if he hits his head?’ It’s not as if Alex wasn’t used to it. He wasn’t even a year old, yet he had become accustomed to living in an environment created for him by the world’s most over-protective mother…. With great reluctance, I put the helmet in the wardrobe. Cornel raised an exasperated eyebrow and pointed to the bin. So I threw it away.”

British father-of-two snaps up entire abandoned Spanish village for just £39,000: “British buyers are snapping up entire villages in Spain for a fifth of the price of the average semi-detached home here. Property bargain-hunters are making the most of Spain’s economic crisis to buy homes locals can no longer afford to keep. Most of the tiny villages have been in the hands of the same families for generations, but in many cases their inhabitants have moved away to urban areas and the houses have fallen into disrepair. Unable to afford to maintain or restore them, they are being sold at knockdown prices. Father-of-two Neil Christie bought the hamlet of Arrunada in an idyllic corner of rural north west Spain for just 45,000 euros – or £39,000. Even after he has totally renovated the four dilapidated properties, he expects to have spent no more than £140,000 on the project.”

Burger King robbery foiled when employee steals the getaway car and hides it: “A duo of bumbling hamburglars have been collared after a Burger King employee made off with their getaway car as they robbed the restaurant, police say – giving new meaning to the phrase ‘home of the whopper.’ The mishap began when two men allegedly stormed the Burger King in Stockton, California on Thursday with guns blazing and demanded cash. But while the suspects focused on emptying the register and a safe, a valiant employee was able to sneak out the fast food joint’s back door and found their car – and it was running. The employee then got behind the wheel and drove off, hiding the vehicle around the block, CBS Sacramento reported. The worker’s efforts successfully turned the tables on the slow-witted hooligans. Choiceless, the alleged thieves decided to make a break for it – on foot. As they tried to make their escape through the high grass of a nearby field, police responded to the the scene and slapped cuffs on 23-year-old Jeremy Lovitt and 19-year-old Gabriel Gonzales.

Viagra pill for women: “Women could soon be able to buy their own version of Viagra. The pill, called Lybrido, is said to increase a woman’s desire for sex, and make it more satisfying when it happens. It uses a combination of testosterone and a Viagra-like drug, which work on both the brain and body to boost flagging libido. Libido: Previous attempts to make ‘female viagra’ have failed because women’s low sex drive often stems from psychological factors
With trial results described as ‘very impressive’, it could be on bedside cabinets within three years. But experts warned that the firms which make it will be under pressure to prove that the drug will not turn women into nymphomaniacs. Dutch firm Emotional Brain believes it has cracked the problem with a two-in-one pill, which should be taken three and a half hours before sex.”

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