Andrew J. Hewett

Friday, October 2, 2015

WEIRD, BIZARRE and UNUSUAL (.1340)



REAL PERSONAL VOTES FOR OBAMA
President Obama’s trip to Kenya in July 2015 caused some residents there to name their new babies after him. Born Friday, July 24, little AirForceOne Barack Obama was one of eight babies born in the city of Kisumu during the president's visit. Three girls also got Obama-related names, Michelle, Malia and a third Malia Sasha after both Obama girls. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3176455/Parents-Kenya-named-baby-AirForceOne-commemorate-Obama-s-visit.html)
MENTAL ILLNESS HAS MANY FORMS
In 1971, artist Chris Burden got a friend to shoot him in the arm with a rifle. The filming of this action made it known he would put himself in danger to prove his artistic dedication. Later he was recorded lying face up on a VW Beetle with nails hammered into his hands as if being crucified. The car was pushed into the sun long enough to be photographed with motor revved, then shoved back inside the garage.( http://www.theartstory.org/artist-burden-chris.htm)
RECORD ONE MOVIE FOR LIFE VIEW
July 14, 2015 - University of Leicester clinical of psychologist published a study of a 38-year-old man having only a 90-minute memory and feeling that he is in the same day every day. This all began after a dentist used an anesthetic to do his root-canal treatment. (http://www.cbsnews.com/news/groundhog-day-amnesia-recycles-day-of-dentist-forever/)

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