News of the Weird / Plus, June 15, 2015

News of the Weird / Plus
June 15, 2015 (Part 1) [weird stuff that made me excited (frightened) (ROTFL) (appalled) last week, some of which will appear in News of the Weird soon] [Part 1 on Monday, Part 2 on Tuesday]

Can’t Stop Myself: Cirilo Castillo Jr., 45, loves to play the horses . . correction . . loves to screw the horses. The latest: a February adventure in Edinburgh, Tex., even though it appears that the prosecutor pondered whether to cut him slack because of injury (“injury”=horse kicked him and broke his leg). At least two other episodes on his sheet date to 2012.

Update: Mugabe’s finally given up (on the Zimbabwe dollar, not the presidency). Everyone can cash in Zim dollars for U.S.--at rates from 1 U.S. greenback for every Zim$250,000,000,000,000 to 5 U.S. greenbacks for every Zim$175,000,000,000,000,000. Reuters via Yahoo News

Adam Hirtle, 30, Colorado Springs, took his boot off and shot himself in the foot to (quoting him) see how it would feel. (Bonus: Then, he put the boot back on and fired again, so see if there was a difference.) Denver Post

Lessons from Cannibals: Researchers studying the brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea, said they have ID’d the specific “prion” resistance gene, i.e., in a major 1950s epidemic, those with it survived, and those without it mostly didn’t. So now researchers can study whether the gene affects dementias, Parkinson’s, mad-cow, and other neuro conditions. Reuters

Things That Are Apparently OK, Even Though You Might Not Think So:

NY’s Court of Appeals ruled it perfectly OK for the medical examiner to give the family back the body without concern whether he put all the parts back in that he took out for autopsy, like the brain, for example. New York Post

People can get naked in a Holocaust-era Auschwitz gas chamber, and play “tag,” and the Israeli embassy in Poland won’t object. (It was for “art”; Israel is OK with “art.”) Arutz Sheva

Adultery is fine in Japan (despite laws against it), ruled the Tokyo District Court . . if it is done with a “business purpose” . . specifically, by a night club gal to butter up a good customer. (The poor wife found out she’d been cheated on for 7 yrs.) Japan Times

According to a 700 Club video from Pat Robertson, it’s OK that this lady’s 3-yr-old son died (even though most sick 3-yr-olds live) because, well, only God sees the big picture and hence surely had a reason for taking your kid--like, what if he became super-evil like Hitler or contracted a hideous disease? So, get over yourself, Mom.
     Posted By: Chuck - Mon Jun 15, 2015

Horses - now that homos and trannies are being mainstreamed, what's a poor pervert to do but go after the beasts and the kids. Soon, the latter will also be legalized and the pervert will have to become a monk to be abnormal.

Mugabe for President!!

Hirtle - on of the country's brightest minds. Should have moved to Papua to get some brains, or visit some ME's in NYC.

Auschwitz - who wouldn't want to play naked tag in a gas chamber?

Japan - how quaint. Adultery is against the law, but not prosecuted. Similar to how sodomy is grounds for a court-martial under the UCMJ, but we have openly homo generals.

Robertson - what is worse - your kid died for a reason or your kid died for no reason, just random chance
Posted by RobK on 06/15/15 at 11:53 AM
" researchers can study whether the gene affects dementias, Parkinson’s, mad-cow, and other neuro conditions...."

Dementias like, for example, shooting oneself in the foot. Repeatedly. To see how it feels.
Posted by mindful webworker on 06/15/15 at 08:41 PM
Well, how did it feel? Any different?
Posted by John Ayer on 06/15/15 at 09:25 PM
Horsies Yo! Cirilo, that's why they don't call it Filly.

Zim Dollars Why does this feel like a future collectable item? A 10,000 Lira note from Italy used to be the size of Hoppy's bandana.

Adam Hirtle The dude looks normal but this did happen in Colorado weed country.

Missing Parts Oy Vay!

Japan Adultery Oh the horrors of capitalism!

Pat Robertson Isn't it about time he get to enjoy the fruits of his labors?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/16/15 at 12:47 AM
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