And it´s a quite unhealthy one. I´m reading tabloids in a regular basis. Not the ones with news about celebrities, but rather those with bizarre news. I don´t know why, I´m simply attracted by everything that´s strange.
I´ve seen these news lately and I´d like to share them with you:
In NY, mafia guys foudn a way to save the money they´d be using for burials. They would get a coffin from someone who didn´t have anything to do with them, make a secret compartment in it and put a dead mafious man there. They obviously did it in a way people wouldn´t know about it. They would them seal and cover the secret compartment and the family who had bought the coffin (and would pay all the burial expenses) put their own dead in there. The thing was discovered when people started saying things like “dude, this man was some 80 lbs. when he was alive and we need 8 people to carry his coffin!”. Some families checked it, and there were two dead instead of only one in some coffins.
Jeffrey Weeks, astronomist, with colleagues from the University of Paris, discovered that the universe is shaped in the form of “curved pentagons, connected in a way that makes the universe look like a soccer ball”. (a soccer ball has hexagons too…)
A woman was found in Germany living with 152 animals. Mentally ill, she believed to be some kind of dr. Dolittle. The real problem is, most animals were diseased, her apartment was dirty with feces and piles of food, and the smell of the place disturbed her neighbours like hell.
Government in Chile is about to approve a law that would give workers the right to sleep at work, in the middle of the day, for 20 minutes. It´s the siesta (you know it if you ever went to Mexico).
Jimmy Chilcutt claims to have found evidence of the existance of the Yeti. He thinks the creature is a distant relative of bears. Okay, we all know this is the mother of all bullshits, but the news came originally from BBC and that´s what makes it so interesting.
Here in Brazil, the most interesting one was from a politician in São Paulo who wants to create a new holiday - the Vampires Day. It would be on August 13. I am not even commenting this one.