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August 22, 2009

LOTD for August 22

Filed under: Uncategorized — gokamoto @ 7:18 am

Mario Kart power-ups (a real-life version of the mushroom) has now been implemented in Indycar racing:
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/08/push-to-pass/

I never realized that there was a Hindu version of the Taliban in India. They even gave an order that women should only give birth to sons:
http://www.wichaar.com/news/294/ARTICLE/15729/2009-08-13.html

600-pound man in Houston was able to hide a pistol and ammunition from police and jailers for more than a day while he was in custody by stashing the gun between his rolls of fat:
http://www.kbmt12.com/news/local/52592012.html

City employee was suspended from work without pay for failing to say hello to the mayor! Her supervisor said that not saying hello to the mayor caused “irrevocable damage” to their department:
http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2009/08/deerfield_george%20edmunds%20peggy%20noland.php

During her trip through Africa a Kenyan man offered Hilary Clinton 40 goats and 20 cows to marry Chelsea Clinton. That man had made the same offer to Bill Clinton 9 years ago and he continues to try to pursue Chelsea despite how he married his college classmate in 2006 (polygamy is allowed in Kenya):
http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/africa/08/08/kenya.clinton.proposal/index.html

World’s oldest dog celebrated his 26th birthday and is still in good health!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/6001090/Worlds-oldest-dog-turns-26.html

Woman won the 2008 Nurse of the Year award from the Connecticut Nursing Association…but it turns out that the Connecticut Nursing Association does not exist and she used $2,000 of her own money to stage the dinner to help her get a job. She actually isn’t even a nurse and was arrested earlier this month:
http://www.courant.com/health/hc-betty-lichtenstein-nurse-norwalk-trudel,0,4647905.story

Cuba is in a serious economic crisis due to the global financial crisis plus three hurricanes that hit the island last year…things are so bad that they apparently will run short of toilet paper for their country!
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090807/lf_nm_life/us_cuba_crisis_toiletpaper_1

Survey found that 2/3 of women in the US would marry an average-looking person that they liked (but did not love) if he was worth $1.5 million. Half the men would marry a woman they didn’t love if she was worth $1.5 million:
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=97100

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