Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Woman ate 30,000 calorie X-mas dinner
We're still busy digesting turkey, so there won't be any main posts on Newslite before Wednesday 29th December… until then here is a Weird New We Didn't Write.
Think you over did it with Christmas lunch? Chances are you gastronomic pigging-out can't come close to that of Donna Simpson - her Christmas dinner consisted of 30,000 calories. (News.com.au)
A Spanish woman faked her own kidnapping and sent her husband a photo of herself with bound hand and feet -- just to see if he would pay a ransom, say police. (Yahoo)
Nothing quite says Christmas like a series of public bare-knuckled fights to settle scores which have built up over the year. Welcome to the Takanakuy fighting festival in Peru. (BBC)
Daniel Balsam hates spam so much the daily offers of viagra and penis enlargements prompted him to quit his job as a marketer, train in law and pursue a career of suing spammers. (Stuff) Cheers David… Your news tips are not spam.
A 16th century book featuring diagrams of the world's first nose job has been sold for £11,000. (Daily Mail) Thanks Amy… Keep your nose out of it.
DNA tests are to be conducted on a bizarre looking creature which is claimed to be the mythical chupacabra… though some people think it's more likely a bald raccoon. (UPI) (YouTube)
Snowflakes are tiny. Unless they are being looked at under an electron microscope. That is all. (Wired)
A New Jersey man has produced a time-lapse video showing in 30 seconds the blizzard conditions which saw 32 inches of snow fall over a weekend. (Geekosystem) (Vimeo)
As Ben Muessig puts it: "On Christmas Eve, some people deck the halls -- others apparently deck their folks." A woman has been charged after attacking her parents with a Christmas tree. (Aol Weird News)
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