Chuck’s Hand-Picked Overnight Weird News for Monday

Weirdest animal mating arrangements
NYC's Museum of Sex commissioned a Brooklyn artist to make renditions of animals goin' at it, like Bambi in a threesome, "GG-Rubbing Bonobos," and something called "Gay Dolphin Blow-Hole Sex" And then there's the spotted hyena:
You'll find it difficult not to notice that both the male and female have penises. The female, it turns out, has a scrotal sack, too. For reproductive purposes, the male transfers his sperm through the female's penis, which doubles as her clitoris. 'When the male inserts himself into the female, it looks like a mid-air refueling' [said biologist Joan Roughgarden, the chief consultant]
Yes, of course! Intelligent design! Bloomberg News (photos at Link!)
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Dispatches from death row: KFC and a rimshot
In Oregon, Tremayne Durham, charged with capital murder, bargained a life sentence with no appeal and . . and . . a buffet of KFC, Popeyes, Haagen Dazs, and carrot cake (and in August, when the actual sentencing is done, pizza and more ice cream). (Fast food is much cheaper than challenging death-row appeals.) And Christopher Emmett was executed in Virginia, but left 'em laughing: "[T]ell the governor he just lost my vote. Y'all hurry this along. I'm dying to get out of here." Bada bing! The Oregonian // Associated Press via
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Zimbabwe has solved its hyper-inflation
According to Gideon Gono (governor of the country's central bank [ROTFL!]), since the brand-new bill in the denomination of $1,000,000,000 [CORRECTION: It's a $100 billion bill] will not buy even a loaf of bread, the solution is simple: remove some zeros. "This time . . . those zeros . . . are going for good." (Yesterday, a laptop computer was advertised for Z$1.2 quadrillion.) Washington Post
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A conservative U.S. Senator's simple request
Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma intransigently votes No on any new program, regardless of popularity, which overlaps an existing program without regard to what the duplicative effects will be, i.e., Is there a problem with trying to figure out whether this program will actually help things? To almost all his colleagues, of course, "Yes" is what helps you get re-elected; "No" is a loser. The Senate this week will try to pass a package of 80 new programs over Coburn's No, including, ah, a new facility to house the Smithsonian Institution's orchid collection and setting up a commission to develop a traveling exhibit on the War of 1812. Washington Post [Warning: link might have that obnoxious, irritating photo of that cleft-lip kid]
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Killing in the name of Islam is OK to almost a third of British Muslim university students, according to this poll
It looks like a comprehensive, academic-like work (but ya don't know how the questions were worded). More: 25 percent have little or no respect for gays (among non-Muslims: 4 percent). 55 percent said Islam is incompatible with democracy. Guardian
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Your Daily Loser
He hasn't committed a crime, so the newspapers won't report his name, but he stands by his "out of gas" car on the side of the road and asks gracious, kind-hearted Texans to please go fetch him a gallon for free, except that he's there every day, and he's not out of gas, and cops found four full cans in the truck. Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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Your Daily Jury Duty
[no fair examining the evidence; verdict must be based on mugshot only]
David Marler, possibly is the kind of person who would bite off a hunk of a man's ear in a fight. [Ed.: His middle name's Wayne, but we only do murderers in News of the Weird] Tulsa World
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More Things to Worry About on Monday
During a spat, Marlene Mackenzie, 76, fired a deadly cocktail glass at husband Robert, 80, and got him in the head; he gone . . . . . Saudi tribes are being ravaged by the economy, too, in that some murder-victim families now demand millions of bucks in blood money from poor perps' families; pay up or he dies . . . . . U.S. House and Senate: 17 percent female; Rwanda Parliament: over 40 percent female . . . . . Dermatologists' waiting rooms: Melanoma? Siddown, wait your turn; Botox? Please step into our lounge, We'll be right with you, Can we get you some refreshments? . . . . . At the intersection of Drake and Green Meadow in Oshtemo, Wis. [CORRECTION: It's Mich.] (near Kalamazoo), yesterday, three different drunk drivers crashed within two hours . . . . . A mountain of garbage fell over on scavengers at a Guatemala City dump, killing 4 (14 more, missing) (to add to the 8 killed in a similar avalanche at another of the city's dumps in June). Today's Newsrangers: Frank Brown, Paul Music, Stephen Taylor
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     Posted By: Chuck - Mon Jul 28, 2008

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