Andrew J. Hewett

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1109)



WILL THEY TEACH HIM TO FLOSS?
You hate going to the dentist? Nine-year-old Amir had to have three broken teeth fixed, so he could go back to Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury, Kent, and again eat raw meat. That’s because Amir is a Sumatran tiger, weighing 20 stones (280 pounds). Jane Hopper, head of veterinary services at Howletts, said: "This is a difficult procedure in a tiger as the canine tooth's root can be six times longer in a tiger than a human." (http://news.sky.com/story/1387327/feline-fillings-tiger-taken-to-the-dentis) 
MIGHTY COLD BIRTH CONTROL
In some developing countries, where wives and girlfriends have little or no say in relationships, sex “strikes” can occur when females have had enough. But in November 2012, Mr. Nderitu Njoka, head of a Global Men Empowerment Network in Nairobi, Kenya, announced his organization would commence a "sex boycott" for five days, denying men's "services" to their wives -- to protest "tyrannical" female domination. (Washington Post, 11-14-14) 
DOG NEEDED DIFFERENT LICENSE
Jordan Winn, 23, told a Durham Crown Court (UK) that it was not his fault his Volvo S60 was recorded traveling down a road at some 100-miles-per-hour. Winn blamed his Staffordshire bull terrier dog, saying his pooch’s body got wedged down over the gas pedal, causing the excessive acceleration. The judge had him jailed anyway.  (https://uk.news.yahoo.com/driver-blamed-dog-speeding-jailed-033020153.html#Cvlz9Dr)

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