Andrew J. Hewett

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1117)



REALITY: CONGRATULATIONS
Don’t mess with Nel Bolton, even if you’re visiting Holland when she falls over critically ill before your very feet. At age 91, Bolton has gone to the trouble of having ”Do Not Resuscitate I'm 91” tattooed across her chest in case she falls ill and attempts are made to revive her. Quoting her, "I do not want to end up as a vegetable in a chair.” (http://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/535846/tattoo-pensioner-do-not-resuscitate-me)
CITY COUNCIL MAY “DUMP” SIGNS
North Hempstead, New York, has a discrepancy in its dog poo fines. While posted signs state $250 for each violation, dog owners actually pay $25. Finally realizing too many pet owners know the true fine, last heard the city council was deciding if it should increase the fine 1000%? It would be cheaper than replacing all the city’s signs. (WCBS- TV, 11-26-14)
CADAVER PREPARERS NEED FRIENDS
Question: If your occupation required dealing with dead bodies, would it affect your personal life? Would it be harder to make friends and find a true love? With this in mind, Carla Valentine established Dead Meet in 2014, saying she has attracted 5,000 sign-ups among morticians, coroners, embalmers, cemetery workers, etc. Concerning one occupation she adds, embalmers make better boyfriends because their work with cosmetics helps them understand why "many women take so long to get ready.”  (Vice.com, 10-28-14)

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